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Hour Of Pain

by Blessed Death

Classic Thrash Metal Band of the 80's, Blessed Death, returns with 11 skull crushing, flesh melting tracks of chaos and mass destruction from their infamous 1991 recording sessions.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Thrash/Speed Metal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fallen Walls
6:36 $1.10
2. You Are Nothing
5:10 $1.10
3. Shadows Of The Living
4:49 $1.10
4. Hour Of Pain
3:28 $1.10
5. Black Snow Sky
4:49 $1.10
6. Resurrection Earth
3:49 $1.10
7. Atomic Fear
3:06 $1.10
8. Global Confusion
3:03 $1.10
9. Terminal Rage
2:07 $1.10
10. Born Dead
2:58 $1.10
11. Out Of The Void
3:54 $1.10
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Album Notes
BLESSED DEATH arrived on the metal scene in the 1984. They released their debut album ‘KILL OR BE KILLED’ in 1985 which featured their own unique blend of heavy speed, power, death and destruction. The album quickly gained a lot of attention among the underground scene, especially in Europe. It has grown to be an 80’s thrash metal classic featuring a song that has become somewhat of a legend and metal anthem ‘Knights of Old Bridge’.

Two years later BLESSED DEATH released their second album ‘DESTINED FOR EXTINCTION’ in 1987. This album took on a much more extreme and aggressive direction than the first, featuring an all out onslaught of furious thrash speed metal while still retaining their signature heavy doom laden edge.

From Plasmatzees’ Blessed Death web page: “One of the fastest and heaviest albums of all time, and what's best, the band did not forget to include a good portion of melody (not a contradiction!) while making full use of my beloved guitar solo battles between the left and the right channel. The perfect combination of heaviness, speed, melody, doom, death, and an ever present atmosphere.”

BLESSED DEATHs’ unique and original approach to metal was a result of a broad range of influences, from Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple to Judas Priest, MotorHead, Slayer, Merciful Fate, Voivod and Celtic Frost.
Dueling guitar solos at lightning fast speeds, a rock crushing rhythm section, haunting harmonies, vicious vocals with earth shattering screams, combined with a very PISSED OFF attitude, made up for a sound like no other, with a rage that rips through your soul.

BLESSED DEATHs’ latest release ‘HOUR OF PAIN’ was actually recorded back in 1991. They disbanded shortly thereafter in 1992, and as a result of their departure, along with other problems, the recording was never released. 15 years later, after an ever growing demand from emails and message board posts, the band decided to independently release their final work.

‘HOUR OF PAIN’ is a true to life representation of what the band was experiencing and feeling at that point in their lives. The collapse of the Berlin Wall, the growing threat of terrorism, war, Earths’ destiny as a result of mankind’s wasteful and destructive nature, the rising population of “phony” people with delusional self-centered notions of what life is about, and a general discontent for modern society.

The material on ‘HOUR OF PAIN’ portrays a more confident and refined writing style. It truly reflects all of the bands’ musical influences without compromising their originality or heavy dark and aggressive sound. The first half of the album showcases slower and more melodic tracks that progress into a complete barrage of furious and relentless thrash tunes. Whether you’re into speed, thrash, power, alternative, progressive, death, goth, black, doom, whatever, there is something in this album that everyone can connect with.



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Unbelievable,well worth the 15 year wait
This is truley the best Blessed Death cd ever. It is hard to believe that they could top destined for extinction. It is an absolute masterpiece of angry mind blowing melodic thrash metal. Once again they prove that they were more than a typical thrash band.


Insane thrash metal with a goth rock approach to it
Not Blessed Death's best album (which to me remains "Destined For Extinction") but definitely second to it and hey, it still deserves the maximum rating.

Insane thrash metal with a goth rock approach to it, a bunch of prog elements thrown in and a very knightly general feel. In other words: Classic thrash metal at its best. What more can you ask for?

The only bad thing about it is that I knew half of the songs already, but that's not the band's fault...

Thanks for getting it released, Nick!


Finally ........ revenge
Unbelievable that this CD hasn't been released before. It takes Blessed Death to a new level of majestic Thrashmetal. Going from fast and melodic, to insane guitar patterns, stirdy rythemsection and spinechilling vocals. Absolutely the best thing they ever recorded. Hopefully this CD will bring Blessed Death the recognition they deserve for so long: to the top of the Thrashmetal ranks.


Classic Thrash in 2006!?
That's right, this brings you back to the days of when Thrash / Speed Metal REALLY existed. If you're tired of all of the crap out there now, get this. It's not exactly "new" material, but it will be new and refreshing to your ears being unreleased until now! Support the real deal. THRASH!


As good as is gets. These songs are right in the same vein as Destined for Extinction. Highly recommended for any thrashin' fan. I'm eternally gratful to band members for getting this released, as I hoped it one day would be. Many thanks.

korgüll the exterminator

Buy it, this CD keep the band's brutality, merged with beautiful melodic passages. Is incredible. Buy it in CD Baby, excelent service !!! Thanks for my copy !!!!!

oscar perik

Great, and just in time!
Slightly slower than the second LP, but possibly because of that (even) more mature. I cain't wait to buy Blessed Death's fourth album in ten years time! "and a blessed death to all"........


Wow ! Awesome Thrash cd Manditory !!! Buy or Die
I can't begin to say how truely great this cd is , If you like real METAL , just get it , you wont be disapointed .I love this Band !!! and you should too !!! Cdbaby is pretty awesome too ,fast delivery ...Perfect !!


Having heard the demo tracks, I CAN'T WAIT to get my mitts on this... Blessed Death is my favorite thrash band ever, hands down. I'm lucky to have gotten to see them twice in the 80's.


Just a brief word saying how pleased I was with the release of your much-rumoured third album, 'Hour of Pain'. I own both your first two albums on original vinyl playing my copy of DTE to death, it must be said. I was surprised and thrilled to hear that you finally released 'Hour of Pain'. It's amazing - just like the Blessed Death of old, combining the first two records of Sabbath-sludge and Slayer-speed, and those incredible high-pitched vocals ...!

Thanks again for 3 awesome metal albums. Long live Blessed Death!
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