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Audio CD, August 22, 1989
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  • Audio CD (August 22, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram
  • ASIN: B000008J4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,052 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Asylum
2. In Search of Sanity
3. Shellshock
4. Lightning War
5. Let There Be Rock
6. Blood Upon the Ice
7. Welcome to Dying
8. Powerplay
9. Confused

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I'd recommend it to just about any fan of 80's metal.
Justin G.
The overall sound is very old-school, and it's great to hear Onslaught putting forth this kind of effort.
Masked Jackal
The music is powerful, riff laden and very heavy and as was with The Force each song is 6 min plus.
"scrotov"

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Masked Jackal on April 2, 2004
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Excellent. A Masterpiece.

This sounds like early day Metallica. The riffs are incredible, and the crunch is some of the best I've heard since the days of "Killem All" and "Ride The Lightning"....

Ex- Grim Reaper vocalist S. Grimmet makes this release extra special. He's got a perfect voice for this kind of music, and this is the only release he did with Onslaught. I don't know what this would sound like without him. I think he's great...

The guitars are melodic, and very catchy. The overall sound is very old-school, and it's great to hear Onslaught putting forth this kind of effort. It's a mixture between 80's Metallica riffs, and 80's Maiden vocals IMO....

You wont be disappointed. This was one of the strongets Thrash Metal releases when it came out. It's unfortunate it didn't get the praise it highly deserves. Songs like "Shellshock", "Blood Upon The Ice", and "Blitzkrieg" are incredible...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "scrotov" on December 21, 2003
I followed Onslaught in the 80's after picking up their excellent 2nd album The Force. This was their 3rd and major label debut and it shows with the leap in sound quality. What I like about them is the endless crunchy riffing and the excellent singers they had on both albums, it is great when you can make out the words with this kind of music, I dont really want to hear constant roaring down the mike. I remember this album didnt go down too well with their fans as they left their satantic roots behind and went for a more polished Metallica type sound, but then I remember the same astonishingly happened Metallica with Ride The Lightning. I didnt mind one bit as what you got here is about 40 mins of well produced and mixed speed/power/thrash metal, the sound of the album is excellent, like a more polished Master Of Puppets. This is forgetting about the 5 min intro, the cover of Let There Be Rock which is competent but boring and last song which seems to be some kind of poor quality sounding add on track.
The music is powerful, riff laden and very heavy and as was with The Force each song is 6 min plus. If you like early Metallica, Exodus and Megadeth then you should get this
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2003
This band, I don't know if they ever made it big, but they should. Their sound on this album is a little like early Metallica, with nice fast crunchy riffs and a little more "techno" sound for lack of a better word.
Songs are excellent, especially the long, trance-like "Welcome to Dying." "Blood Upon the Ice", "Power Play", the Title track -- all good.
Don't be misled by the opening track -- it's just a warmup, not their real sound.
This "platter" gets a lot of play on my "turntable" these days.
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By Fred Rayworth on November 30, 2010
This is a band that went through a sort of radical change by the time this album came out. Whatever they were before, this album shows them as a thrash band (to my ears) in the vein of early Anthrax.

From what I read, Steve Grimmet was forced on them by their manager even though their original singer made them happy. I don't know how that affected the band chemistry, but it may have influenced the rather mediocre song material. I for one, thing Grimmet has a very powerful voice. I think it could even have fitted better with Onslaught had the circumstances been different. As it is, the results are a mixed bag.

Though I appreciate them doing something different, the first cut, 4+ minutes of moaning and screaming is a great excuse for the skip button after one listen. The music finally takes off in the second and title track. This is where there is a disparity between the heavy Thrashy sound and the vocals. It is pretty easy to follow the melody through the verses, but when it comes to the chorus, it's almost as if Mr. Grimmet is going one way while the band is going the other. His melodic vocals don't seem to mesh with what the guitar players are doing. I don't fault him for that but it seems the song structure itself is the culprit in this disparity.

The rest of the songs on side one have this same defect. Parts of each song are well done and melodious, then there is a section, usually the chorus where the vocal melody and the guitar chords are not on the same page.

Once things got going on side two, the music and vocals meshed a lot better. Now I was more satisfied with the music. If they could have done the same for side one, I would have given this more stars.

The musicianship and the vocals are top notch. However, for parts of this album, they just don't mesh. And, I don't think starting the album with Asylum, the skip-able track, did them any favors. Recommended for fans only.
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