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Review: Sacred Reich - Ignorance
Sacred Reich

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 1987
Duration: 32:34
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: March 4, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 4.32/5 (86.4%) (25 Votes)

This is a nice little slab of razor-sharp, abrasive thrash that has just the perfect running time for the style at 36 minutes. The guitars are the cool part here, heavy and sharp with some memorable riffs—I dare you not to pick up your air guitar. The vocals are hit or miss, sometimes borderline spoken which is not that great, otherwise they're more or less in the Slayer (and multiple others) mould. I couldn't help but think of Cleveland's Destructor whenever I listened to the song "Sacred Reich"—check that one out and hear for yourself. This is definitely American thrash with its clean edge, though it's a bit up there in terms of aggression and heaviness, whereas some of their country mates were doing things cleaner and a more technical by that time. There were quite a few albums of the same ilk back in the day and nowadays it's been done to death, but that doesn't take away the fact that this is a solid thrash record.

Additional Information

- 2021 remastered reissue reviewed. Duration: 36:29 Tracks: 10

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