SACRAMENT - TESTIMONY OF APOCALYPSE (BLUE VINYL)
- 2017 Retroactive Records
- Blue Vinyl (Limited to 100 Copies)
- Jacket w spine and insert with lyrics
- RRV1436 Barcode: 656165850525
Sacrament was an intense East Coast Christian thrash metal band that pushed the boundaries of early death/thrash metal, not unlike Kreator, Sacrifice or Death.Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__Ì_åÇÌÎÌ__Originally released in 1990 on R.E.X. Records, Testimony of Apocalypse became an instant favorite with thrash fans.
The music is fast and furious leaning towards the more extreme European thrash sound, as opposed to the Bay Area style. Vocalist Mike Torone has a raw, coarse, throaty voice that adds to the overall extreme vibe of the music, though he never really dives into full on death metal growls. Despite the speed and intensity of the music, Sacrament does not forsake memorable songwriting. "Conquer Death," is a full-throttle thrasher with a manic vocal delivery, one sick high-pitched scream, and a bridge with a killer groove that gives way into a mid-paced lead break.
Tracks: Testimony Of Apocalypse, Slave To Sin, Hellfire Denied, Repentance, Valley Of Dry Bones. SIDE 2: Mortal Agony, Conquer Death, Absence Of Fear, The Risen, Blood Bath