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Sacred Reich - Ignorance - 85%

Orbitball, September 15th, 2018
Written based on this version: 2017, 12" vinyl, Metal Blade Records (Limited edition, 6 colors, Reissue, Remastered)

One hell of an album, in it's contribution to the thrash metal community, much reflective to some early Slayer. Not necessarily in the vocal department, but musically. The executions of the compositions are that with precision. Bluntly put, they ripped it up on this one. For 'Ignorance' shines in every aspect, even though the production quality was such that the budget may've been not so much but enough to make a recording in the studio when thrash metal was hitting the community at a time where many of the great albums immersed, namely in the 80's and 90's. So much was pouring out and Sacred Reich was just emerging.

Being a debut album, this band emerged onto thrash scene in spectacle of that to which they were veterans, showing maturity at a time where thrash was just about 5+ years to which it was born. There is a differentiation between thrash that's by design and that by talent. Sacred Reich poured on the metal scene in around 1987 with good ideas musically. Their sound is that of their own, though they have their influences, which was stated. The music on 'Ignorance' wasn't duplicated as in the sense of style and artistic value. They seem to tackle their sound quite readily with successful records to follow, or maybe not.

Their aggression is quite impacting on the ears and the lead guitar upholds accounts with which spells technicality. The rhythms are fast, yet the tempos fluctuate. Well executed lines here. Everything seemed to fit into place and the metal flows like water. They really sound original and scornful of their critics, but yet who doesn't especially when it comes to the metal scene? The music is what takes the listener to high levels and shows the world that they wanted to put out something to that which is uncompromising. I'd say out of the few Sacred Reich albums that I've heard, this one I cannot get sick of. Sure the production wasn't the greatest, but this is a debut!

I'd say get the CD that was reissued in 2017 because the digital downloading doesn't feature this album. You get full immersion into the world of thrash metal perfection with a mere debut! Once you get the CD, you'll get a taste of what I'm talking about. It's really something that you can just press "repeat all" on your boombox or if you have it on vinyl just replay it. It's kind of like "whoa, what hit me?!" Genius debut never falling short of musical precision and originality. These guys tear it up in all respects. Just one listen and you'll know that I was right. Experience "aggression" in the strictest sense of the word, Own it, today!