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Obsessed by Cruelty

Sodom

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 1986
Label:
Metal Blade Records
Reviews:
12 reviews (avg. 83%)
1. Intro (The Rebirth...) 00:55  
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2. Deathlike Silence 05:18   Show lyrics
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3. Brandish the Sceptre 03:00   Show lyrics
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4. Proselytism Real 03:26   Show lyrics
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5. Equinox 03:38   Show lyrics
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6. Obsessed by Cruelty 05:06   Show lyrics
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7. Fall of Majesty Town 04:06   Show lyrics
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8. Nuctemeron 03:03   Show lyrics
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9. Pretenders to the Throne 02:39   Show lyrics
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10. Witchhammer 01:46   Show lyrics
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11. Volcanic Slut 02:58   Show lyrics
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Band members
Angel Ripper Vocals, Bass
Witch Hunter (R.I.P. 2008) Drums, Percussion
Destructor (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars (original recording)
Ahäthoor Guitars (second recording)
Miscellaneous staff
Rainer Hänsel Producer
David Klammer Photography
Chris Witchhunter (R.I.P. 2008) Cover design
Tom Angelripper Cover design
Reinhard Wieczorek Cover art
Bobby Bachinger Engineering
Angel Ripper Vocals, Bass
Witch Hunter (R.I.P. 2008) Drums, Percussion
Destructor (R.I.P. 1993) Guitars (original recording)
Ahäthoor Guitars (second recording)
Rainer Hänsel Producer
David Klammer Photography
Chris Witchhunter (R.I.P. 2008) Cover design
Tom Angelripper Cover design
Reinhard Wieczorek Cover art
Bobby Bachinger Engineering
Read Deadly, cold & grey 84% Metal_Thrasher90 April 8th, 2014
Read History is more obsessive... 81% slayrrr666 August 20th, 2013
Read Their cruelty knows no end. 80% hells_unicorn May 4th, 2012
Read Greasy quarter pounder of... 84% violentrestitution January 23rd, 2012
Read All the charm of a meat... 77% autothrall January 10th, 2011
Read My favorite Sodom release 91% UncleMeat June 23rd, 2009
Read Obsessed By Cruelty 75% Noctir May 11th, 2009
Read More Thrash, Less Black/Death. 86% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 May 6th, 2008
Read One Of The Most Unique... 90% brocashelm April 17th, 2006
Read Making believers out of... 91% Gutterscream July 8th, 2005
Read The world gets a little... 89% DeathsColdEmbrace July 13th, 2004
Read awsome thrash, shitty... 69% PowerMetalGuardian March 19th, 2003
Obsessed by Cruelty was actually recorded twice, and both versions of the album were released in different territories due to an error by the record company. The first session was recorded in Berlin, supposedly by Horst Müller, with Destructor as the guitarist. The record company deemed the recording quality to be too poor for the album to be released, so all the tracks, as well as a new one called "After the Deluge", were recorded again at Studio Hiltpolstein (near Nürnberg) by Bobby Bachinger, with a new guitarist called Ahäthoor (aka Assator).

The original, rejected, recording from Berlin was accidentally used on the original US edition, released by Metal Blade, and most editions of the album on all formats. Only the European Steamhammer edition of the LP seems to contain the second recording from Studio Hilpoltstein with the additional "After the Deluge" track.

Title-list below shows the European Steamhammer pressing, the additional track is no. 6, "After the Deluge" (04:53).

01. Intro (The Rebirth...)
02. Deathlike Silence
03. Brandish the Sceptre
04. Proselytism Real
05. Equinox
06. After the Deluge
07. Obsessed by Cruelty
08. Fall of Majesty Town
09. Nuctemeron
10. Pretenders to the Throne
11. Witchhammer
12. Volcanic Slut

Note: The 1988 re-release combines the “In The Sign Of Evil” EP and the US version, not the European version of “Obsessed By Cruelty”, i.e. the track listing is wrong, as this CD does not include “After The Deluge” and there is no “After The Deluge / Obsessed By Cruelty” medley either!

01. Intro - Outbreak of Evil (0:14)
02. Outbreak of Evil (4:34)
03. Sepulchral Voice (4:31)
04. Blasphemer (3:05)
05. Witching Metal (3:13)
06. Intro - Burst Command Til War (0:38)
07. Burst Command Til War (2:43)
08. Outro - Burst Command Til War (0:15)
09. Intro - Deathlike Silence (1:53)
10. Deathlike Silence (5:06)
11. Brandish the Scepter (2:56)
12. Proselytism Real (3:31)
13. Equinox (3:32)
14. Volcanic Slut (3:21)
15. Obsessed by Cruelty (5:47)
16. Fall of Majesty Town (4:01)
17. Nuctemeron (3:00)
18. Pretenders to the Throne (2:39)
19. Witchhammer (2:02)

Also re-released by Vinyl Maniacs / EMRmusic in 2005 as picture vinyl.

Re-released in 2000 together with "Persecution Mania" and "In the Sign of Evil" as "2 Originals of Sodom".
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