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 Devastation - "Idolatry" and "Signs of Life" 
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thanks to some suggestions made by fellow BW posters, I blindly purchased these two CDs, without having heard a note.

As with many classics of the early 90s, I overlooked these back in the day.
But, jeezus, these are friggin' barnstormers, especially Idolatry!

I've since read a review which likened them to a cross between "Arise" era Sepultura, crossed with Dark Angel, with Jeff from Possessed on vocals. I think that's a really apt description.

In case anyone else here is as ignorant as I was/am:
1991 "Idolatry"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3xgNWH4Owk

1989 "Signs of Life"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RiOwqY5qTg

Band rules. :bow:


10 Oct 2018, 15:42
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Awesome band! :m:


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Excellent albums, both. Been a while since I've spun some Devastation. This thread just might have given me the push I needed.

Shame about the 'talk singing' on that debut, though. :byhatw:

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Great shit.


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Idolatry is unreal. Riff city.

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Both amazing. I prefer Signs though due to it being more chaotic and with a rougher production. Huge step up from the debut...man, what a piece of shit.


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voodoo dust wrote:
Idolatry is unreal. Riff city.


Indeed. "riffs" simply defines these two. :bow:


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Headquake wrote:
Both amazing. I prefer Signs though due to it being more chaotic and with a rougher production. Huge step up from the debut...man, what a piece of shit.


it is amazing to hear the differences between the debut and the subsequent two.
Night & day.


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Absolutely love idolatry, but never heard signs. From what I'm reading it sounds like I should

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Both albums crush Satan's tits.

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Excellent albums, both. Been a while since I've spun some Devastation. This thread just might have given me the push I needed.

Shame about the 'talk singing' on that debut, though. :byhatw:


I remember a site called ClassicThrash.com; the owner gave a lot of classic thrash albums ever lukewarm at best reviews (Pleasure to Kill, Beneath the Remains, etc., only got lukewarm/average reviews). He gave Violent Termination a 1/5, mainly due to the "talk singing"; Idolatry was one of the very few albums he gave the full 5/5 rating to.


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I have the Forged In Fire version of Idolatry. It had 3 brand new tracks the band recorded when they reformed briefly, back in 2008-09. They were actually pretty bad ass. Too bad the reunion fizzled out.

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