- Product Code: DOOM050
- You will get bonus-scraps: 11
- Availability: In Stock
- Price in bonus-scraps: 109
Re-release of the debut full-length album by the cult American Death/Thrash Metal band.
The campaign to reinstall Master at the top of the Death Metal food chain where they always belonged in the first place continues!
Even though this was the first official full-length recorded by Paul Speckmann - backed up by the soon to be cult line-up of former Death Strike comrade Chris Mittleburn on guitar and Bill Schmidt on drums, Master were already a revered name in the underground. Although very few recordings of theirs existed, as rough sounding as they were, those gems had already achieved legendary status. Distributed through the tapetrading infamous network by guys still in their late teens who would soon prove to be as equally important for the rise of the Extreme Metal scene such as Shaun Glass (future Broken Hope and Sindrome), Mick Harris (Napalm Death) or Chuck Schuldiner (Death), they basically single-handed launched the basis of things to come and for zillions of bands throughout the world to follow. Packed with songs still legendary to this day (“Pay To Die”, “Funeral Bitch” or the instrumental “Terrorizer”) and a storming rendition of Black Sabbath’s “Children Of The Grave”, Master self-titled album is still, hands down more than two decades (!) after its initial release, one of Death Metal "desert island" album. "Mangled Dehumanization", "Pay To Die", "Re-entry and Destruction" and "The Truth" are songs originally written by Death Strike (pre-Master).
Recorded at Solid Sounds in Illinois but mixed at the already high-profiled Morrisound Studio facility in Tampa Florida by Scott Burns who had already left his stamp on such milestones as Napalm Death ("Harmony Corruption"), DEATH ("Leprosy") or DEICIDE ("Deicide"), it is now available again for the first time in twenty more years!! Album re-edited with the original mix, including "Re-Entry and Destruction" as bonus. So strike your idols down and wear the Master’s crown!!!
Limted to 500 copies only. Housed in luxurious digibook with metallic hot foil stamping.
The Doomentia Records, 1990/2011 (DOOM050). Made in Czech.
1. Pledge Of Allegiance
2. Unknown Soldier
3. Mangled Dehumanization
4. Pay To Die
5. Funeral Bitch
7. Bass Solo
8. Children Of The Grave (cover Black Sabbath)
9. Re-Entry And Destruction
11. The Truth