- Product Code: BOBV269LP
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Second re-release of the fourth full-length album by the legendary American Thrash Metal band.
The boys in Exodus had a remarkable knack for shooting themselves in the collective foot every time they seemed on the brink of commercial success and critical acclaim. And sure enough, they followed 1989's outstanding "Fabulous Disaster" with the next masterpiece. A year later after band release their most critically acclaimed album, "Fabulous Disaster", which was very popular, they come out with "Impact Is Imminent".
It's pretty much a perfect sequel to “Fabulous Disaster”. The riffs are great, the solos are great, the songs are very catchy, and the production is great! Gary Holt and Rick Hunolt are by far the best guitar duo in Metal history. They just lay one unrelenting riff after another on this album. Steve Zetro Souza, although he has a unique voice that takes some getting used to, puts on his best performance here. All the songs on this album are solid and there is absolutely no filler to be found.
The title track opens the album and has a faster pace than most of record. The lyrics are humorous and Zetro's vocals are great on this track, but it has the most underwhelming solo on the album. "A.W.O.L." is next. It's a slightly slower-paced track and sets the tone for what's to come. "The Lunatic Parade", a mid-paced track that's probably the slowest on the album, is very similar to "Toxic Waltz", a fan favorite from the previous record, "Fabulous Disaster". "Within the Walls of Chaos" is a nearly eight minute track that has a great solo and very nice riffs throughout. "Objection Overruled", the single that received a video, is a quicker-paced humorous song about the judicial system and is one of Souza's strongest efforts. "Only Death Decides" is one of the more serious tracks and has one of the coolest riffs of all time to go with an awesome solo. "Heads They Win (Tails You Lose)" is a track that's so long it may take a few listens before you can appreciate it. "Changing of the Guard" is another more serious track that has more tempo changes and a nice vocal track by Souza once again. "Thrash Under Pressure", which is the fastest-paced song on the album, again the good and memorable song.
This is the first album to feature John Tempesta (of White Zombie) on drums and is the last studio album to feature Rob McKillop on bass, though he would appear on their next live album, "Good Friendly Violent Fun" and on their 1992 compilation album, "Lessons in Violence".
"Impact Is Imminent" would be Exodus' last album to enter the Billboard 200, until 2014's "Blood In, Blood Out".
This is the Thrash Metal masterpiece! All nine songs kick your ass into submission and make you headbang until you're concussed!! If you call yourself a Metal Fan, you must own this record!!!
EMI Records UK Ltd./Back On Black, 1990/2011 (BOBV269LP). Made in UK. Remastered. Limited Edition Gatefold Blue 180 gram Vinyl.
1. Intro/Impact Is Imminent 4:19
2. A.W.O.L. 5:43
3. The Lunatic Parade 4:13
4. Within The Walls Of Chaos 7:43
5. Objection Overruled 4:36
1. Only Death Decides 6:06
2. Heads They Win (Tails You Lose) 7:41
3. Changing Of The Guard 6:48
4. Thrash Under Pressure 2:39
Total playing time: 49:48 min.