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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a find !!!!!!!!!!!!
just to make it short and to the point i found this cd at a pawn shop and did not listen to itbut then bought it and it KICKS ASS its definately a great cd for those of you who are into slayer,sepultura,death,sodom,death angel,exodus and so on it is a great disc (and it costs a little bit to pick it up cause its out of print) but if you can BUY IT YOU WONT BE DISATISFIED...
Published on April 17, 2006 by Daniel Goetz

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not essential Sacrifice album
Originally released by Canada's Diabolic Force/Fringe Records in 1990, Sacrifice's third LP "Soldiers of Misfortune" came just as the traditional speed/thrash metal scene was dying out and being slowly replaced by its newer and more feral cousin, death metal. That said, 1990 still featured a couple of late entries to the speed/thrash metal crown that injected some life...
Published on September 5, 2009 by Tom P. the Underground Navigator


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a find !!!!!!!!!!!!, April 17, 2006
This review is from: Soldiers of Misfortune (Audio CD)
just to make it short and to the point i found this cd at a pawn shop and did not listen to itbut then bought it and it KICKS ASS its definately a great cd for those of you who are into slayer,sepultura,death,sodom,death angel,exodus and so on it is a great disc (and it costs a little bit to pick it up cause its out of print) but if you can BUY IT YOU WONT BE DISATISFIED !!!!!!!!

HAIL METAL
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slayer's ignored Canadian cousins, March 16, 2003
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Colin S. Reid (Regina, Saskatchewan Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Soldiers of Misfortune (Audio CD)
Thank heaven for Canadian content and live clubs, otherwise I would have missed out on this band at thrash metal's height. They were essential to my musical diet of the time. They had a large cult following in Canada, and rightly so. If only they'd have made it a little bigger, maybe they'd still be with us today as a unit. As it stands, they left us with four fantastic albums which show a rapid evolution of style, from the early Slayer-esque raw thrash of "Torment in Fire", to the more technical "Forward to Termination", to THIS fine album, combining thrash back together with "regular" metal, to their last, "Apocalypse Inside", a riff frenzy. The last two albums are my favourites, with this one edging out the "Apocalypse" by a nose. Look no further than the title track, "Soldiers of Misfortune" and you'll find why the people who knew of them loved them so much. "Soldiers" is easily the most diverse album of the four, but make no mistake, this is a thrash band. And this is their epic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars +++THRASH+++, October 10, 2008
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Beastman (North of Sheol) - See all my reviews
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Excellent old school thrash from Canada.It's a shame no one plays music like this anymore, except the old school bands who have reunited. By this album the band has added more progressive touches to the music. You could call this thinking mans thrash, the lyrics are also a step above average I'd say. Simply put, if you like fast crispy thrash geared toward the thinking man, Soldiers Of Misfortune should satisfy your thrash needs. This band was heavily under appreciated and never got the credit they deserved. This band influenced many in the thrash and death metal scene. I won't name any bands but I can hear some very similar riffing in songs. This band slays every nu-metal/metalcore/hardcore bands put together. This is real metal folks. This is not your grandmother's metal band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not essential Sacrifice album, September 5, 2009
Originally released by Canada's Diabolic Force/Fringe Records in 1990, Sacrifice's third LP "Soldiers of Misfortune" came just as the traditional speed/thrash metal scene was dying out and being slowly replaced by its newer and more feral cousin, death metal. That said, 1990 still featured a couple of late entries to the speed/thrash metal crown that injected some life support into a sound that was starting to be seen as dated -- most notably essential thrash releases such as Slayer's "Seasons in the Abyss" and Megadeth's "Rust In Peace."

"Soldiers of Misfortune" on the other hand is not a great album but is worth owning if you like Sacrifice. The Scarborough, Ontario band had already established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the worldwide scene on 1985's "Torment In Fire" and '87's "Forward to Termination." If you are interested in the band I would pick up those releases first, as they had a little more youthful fire on those early LPs than they do here. That said, "Soldiers of Misfortune" does feature a couple songs that stand out from the rest, most notably the title track, which someone else at the time must have agreed was the best song here, as it was actually made into a video back in the day. I don't recall ever seeing it on "Headbangers Ball" when that show was on though; it might have been exclusive to Canadian TV for all I know.

The liner notes to this 2006 Marquee Records reissue offer that the band, once one of the faster and heavier of their ilk, at the time of the writing/recording of "Soldiers of Misfortune" were instead ingesting a steady diet of more classic metal influences such as Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Iron Maiden. You can hear the difference as the songs here, particularly the 10 minute+ closer "Truth (After the Rain)," are a little more progressive sounding than before.

Still, the whole is not as memorable as it could be and the production sounds a bit thin and subdued. I was thinking this was just the mastering/transfer on the Marquee re-release, but the liner notes affirm that the band themselves felt even at the time that the final product could have come out sounding better.

Kudos go to Marquee for re-releasing most of Sacrifice's back catalog, as the original pressings of their albums are rare and sought after in the metal underground today. This reissue, just as those of the two albums before it, is again a real delight to behold, complete with a well written retrospective on the material here, lyrics, rare photos and another track by track analysis of every song here from the band members themselves, who fully endorsed this re-release.

Again, maybe not an essential thrash album to have but Sacrifice are a good band on their worst days and "Soldiers of Misfortune" should keep anybody following the band throughout their career satisfied.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest Hardcore Bands!, August 1, 2009
This review is from: Soldiers Of Misfortune (MP3 Music)
Bought this album when it hit the shelf, then went to see them in concert. They were just as incredible live. Sounded exactly like they do on the album. The samples here really don't do them justice as you don't get to hear any of the dreamy solos. Right up there with Kreator, Voivod, and Destruction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sacrifice Soldiers of Misfortune, May 21, 2014
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Sacrifice this is an awesome CD with extra CD with live stuff on it from 89'to90'.Metal fans get this it is worth buying.When I purchased this item I was happy having this CD.
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