LIVING DEATH, one of Europe's first Thrash/Speed-Metal bands was formed in 1980/81 from the brothers Reiner (guitar) and Dieter Kelch (bass), completed with Frank Fricke (guitar), Thorsten Bergmann (voice) and Frank Schubring (drums).
Living Death-Protected From Reality (Aaarrrg Records) 1987
1. "Horrible Infanticide (Part 1)" (3:39)
2. "Manila Terror" (3:49)
3. "Natures Death" (4:39)
4. "Wood of Necrophiliac" (5:18)
5. "Vengeance (Horrible Infanticide Part 2)" (4:07)
6. "Intruder" (4:50)
7. "The Gallery" (5:34)
8. "War of Independence" (3:31)
9. "Eisbein (mit sauerkraut)" (2:51)
Fast and furious German thrash metal that sounds much like what was coming from the likes of Kreator and Destruction at the time. This was the band's fifth release and according to other reviews I read, one of their finest. Vocalist Thorsten Gergmann has a high, intense shrill voice that reminds me of a cross between the vocalist from Cirith Ungol and the vocalist from Ultimatum. The song writing is focused on speed and aggression rather than hooky choruses, but that was the name of the game in early thrash scene. Not really sure of the year of release of this disc, but from the style and production value, I'd say it was from the very late 80's/early 90's.
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