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Death Angel: Frolic Through The Park

Death Angel fans here is the first of two reissues that are due to be released soon. Metal Blade Records are making Death Angel's Frolic Through The Park available once again as a CD or LP, which is great news for those who would prefer not to have to download it. Originally recorded back in the late eighties that is 1988 Frolic Through The Park was also Death Angel's second album following The Ultra- Violence their 1987 debut. Inclusions on this album include the grooving metal track "Bored" which caught the attention of many, and was also on the soundtrack of the movie Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, plus there's also a cover of the KISS track "Cold Gin" though that isn't one of the strongest tracks on here.

Frolic Through The Park is a very solid thrash release, while of course the following album Act III is their standout early recording and many a metal fans introduction to the group thanks to tracks like" Seemingly Endless Time" there is still plenty to like about this one. The Bay Area thrash metal band was truly fired up with their creative juices flowing they delivered the goods, including some very addictive riffs and that individual Death Angel sound. Frolic Through The Park showed that this is a band that isn't afraid to try something out of the norm. The band liked to mix it up as Death Angel didn't just follow others they carved their own path so check out Frolic Through The Park for some good time old school thrash metal.

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Track Listing
1. 3rd Floor
2. Road Mutants
3. Why You Do This
4. Bored
5. Devils Metal
6. Confused
7. Guilty of Innocence
8. Open Up
9. Shores of Sin
10. Cold Gin
11. Mind Rape
12. Dehumanization
13. Silent Killer
14. Witches Of Knave

Added: May 17th 2016
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Band Website
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Death Angel: Frolic Through The Park
Posted by Pete Pardo, SoT Staff Writer on 2016-05-17 09:47:32
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Seems like it was only yesterday when thrash newcomers Death Angels released their 1988 sophomore album Frolic Through the Park, but here we are nearly 30 years later and the good folks over at Metal Blade Records are reissuing some of the legendary thrash acts back catalog on CD & LP for all to enjoy again. Plenty of blistering, neck-snapping cuts to be found here on Frolic Through the Park, including "3rd Floor", the rampaging "Road Mutants", the frantic "Why You Do This", and the riff-tastic "Bored", each one a breeding ground for plenty of six string theatrics from both Rob Cavestany and Gus Pepa, not to mention the high pitched wailing of vocalist Mark Osegueda. When Death Angel are at their fiercest, they have an almost manic, punk edge to their playing, best heard on the wild speed metal of "Devil's Metal" and "Guilty of Innocence", but they can also grind out some stomping, heavy grooves as well, which they do quite well on "Confused". "Open Up" is a fun, mosh fueled party metal tune, and you also have their engaging take on the KISS classic "Cold Gin" thrown in for good measure. Overall, Frolic Through the Park was one of the initial three very fine records from this veteran Bay Area thrash band, who are still out there kicking ass for the metal masses.

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