DESTRUCTION - Release from Agony LP (BONE/MINT)
When first released in 1987 via Steamhammer, Destruction's third full-length album “Release from Agony” scored a 9 out of 10 in the German Rock Hard Magazine, where it was even called “the best Destruction-LP of all”. And yes, many people would agree that this album is the most ambitious and most controversial of the first studio albums, with a more technical and much darker approach. It went further down a path that Destruction had paved with “Mad Butcher”. “Release from Agony” is technically brilliant, it’s a two-fisted thrash missile, displaying an extraordinary level of musicianship; on top of that, it contains guest vocals by Mille and Ventor of Kreator and V.O. Pulver and André Grieder from Poltergeist.
Bone/ doublemint bi-color vinyl, ltd 300, 425gsm heavy cardboard cover, printed inner sleeve, poster, A5 promo photo, mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony, original 1987 sound
High Roller Records 2022