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Beyond Recognition [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Limited Edition]

DefianceAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 25, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Limited Edition
  • Label: Metal Mind
  • ASIN: B001FWVKOM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Killing Floor
2. Step Back
3. Perfect Nothing
4. No Compromise
5. Dead Silence
6. Inside Looking Out
7. The Chosen
8. Power Trip
9. Promised Afterlife
10. Beyond Recognition [*]
11. Born to Kill (Product) [*]
12. MIA (Forgotten) [*]
13. Hypothermia [*]
14. Inside Looking Out [Live][*]
15. Tribulation [Live][*]
16. Void [*]

Editorial Reviews

2008 reissue of Beyond Recognition, the third and final full length album by thrash metal band Defiance, released in 1992. This album was a departure from previous work. It is best described as "Progressive Thrash Metal" with more complex song structures, odd time signatures, numerous key and tempo changes plus technical riffs, drumming, even clean sections that often evoked jazz fusion. This newer, more distinctive style earned the band their biggest critical success to date, and many fans hail it as their finest work. Out of print for many years, many thrash fans consider it to be a lost gem of the genre. Former Heathen vocalist Dave White is on "Looking Inside Out".

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4.0 out of 5 stars great early metal April 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This was a super album that's unfortunatly hard to find now. The songs were the sort of speed thrash metal you found in the late 80's early 90's (almost like D.R.I. but mixed with something a little more metal) There's a song, it was either the last song on the first side of the tape or first song on the second side of the tape that was just classical guitar instrumental. Almost like Spanish guitar mixed with metal. it's on of the most astounding pieces of guitar metal work I've heard. very beautiful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Bay Area style thrash! January 19, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Back in the day this was a CD I loved to listen to. In fact I considered Defiance a band that Testament should have been! The vocals are very close to Chuck Billy and they even use Alice in Chains style vocal harmonies. Musically they are very proficent. Guitars are heavy and tight. Solos right on. Drums tight as can be and creative. Reminds me of ...And Justice for All (one of metallica's best) writing and production. Should own this one if you are into classic thrash!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album, a great-late thrash album January 2, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Defiance was part of the second wave of thrash bands to emerge in the late 80's, where thrash was at it's peak. Because of this, with so many new bands on the scene, it was hard to keep up with the good, the bad and the mediocre bands. Defiance was one of little better known bands, but still not quite as well known as say Testament or Forbidden. Their first two albums, Product of Society & Void Terra Firma were quite plain, generic formulatic thrash, but the latter suffered from weird off-balanced production. In the last days of the thrash movement, Defiance released their arguably best album Beyond Recognition. This album featured the band in their most mature form, with great well-written songs with the best production yet. Unfortunately not too long after releasing this album the thrash and metal movements of the 80's were all but dead, many bands called it a day or went under the radar for many years to come. Fortunately, with the resurgence in the thrash movement in the past few years, Roadrunner with Metal Mind has re-released some classic album including this one, each one has undergone a 24-bit remaster on gold disc, with this edition of Beyond Recognition including seven bonus tracks! Since this album had previously been out of print, this is a great addition to any thrash library and a great reprensentation of this underrated band.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Took me on a power trip July 12, 2012
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I just recieved this album today and I'm pumped to hear it. Overall, it seems to me like the band took a new approach to the musical aspect of their songs. The tracks here seem more progressive but still good nonetheless. Now the musicanship is above average. In fact, I thought it would be bad but im really glad I got this album. The vocals do sound like Chuck Billy, but around this time, thrash was pushed to its limits so everyone sorta sounded like everyone else. Overall, this is a good album, not a thrash masterpiece but a good solid progressive thrash album. I really wish I could have heard this band a lot sooner than I did. Good buy for anyone who loves thrash.
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