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Deathrow - Riders Of Doom (8/10) - Germany - 1988

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Noise Records
Playing time: 39:18
Band homepage: -


  1. Winds Of Death
  2. Satan's Gift
  3. Riders Of Doom
  4. Hell's Ascent
  5. Spider Attack
  6. Slaughtered
  7. Violent Omen
  8. Dark Tales
  9. Samhain
Deathrow - Riders Of Doom
In the Mid-Eighties, around 85 or 86, Düsseldorf's DEATHROW released their first vinyl under the title "Satan's Gift" via Noise Records. The guys originally had formed under the name SAMHAIN, but thanks to the ex band of front dwarf Glenn Danzig had to change it.

But with that the problems did not end, no, the front cover was banned because of the brutal picture, so that the LP was re-released under the title "Riders Of Doom" and a new artwork. At least live nobody put any obstacles in the band's way, so they could prove their qualities as support for VOIVOD and POSSESSED.

Musically I can only say: fast, faster, DEATHROW!!! All guns blazing. Straight thrashing, which will let your head fly off while trying to bang to it. Like in the vein of KREATOR's "Endless Pain", just with more power in the arse and partly really melodic guitar attacks ala very old IRON MAIDEN.

Songs like the super catchy "Satan's Gift", which almost sounds like old BAD RELIGION in speed mania, the infernal "Spider Attack" or the brilliant "Samhain" will make Old School fanatics go nuts, if they can get the CD anywhere that is. (Online March 9, 2003)

Falk Kollmannsperger

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