Friday, April 11, 2008
DETENTE - Recognize No Authority ('86)
There are 3 bands out there that really garner my attention for female fronted thrash: Holy Moses, Sacrilege, and Detente. Detente had the legendary Dawn Crosby on vox who would later go on to Fear Of God (not the grind band). This release wasn't really ahead of it's time but it doesn't sound exactly like any other thrash release even though it's hard to pinpoint what made their sound original. Drumming is fast paced and the riffs are catchy but lethal... instrumentally they could draw comparisons to Razor but with more NWOBHM and crossover thrash leanings. What brings them above the pack is Crosby's seething and awesome vocals, and they are the main reason that this is one of the most sought after albums in metal. I have seen this go for $150 on eBay and I'm sure there's some poor souls who've paid more. Cover is punk as shit.
It's recently been reissued, forgot by who, on CD, for all those who want a physical copy but can't find the vinyl (at least at an affordable rate).
Upload link: http://www.mediafire.com/?wid9tjgdtjyv
2. Russian Roulette
3. It's Your Fate
4. Holy Wars
6. Shattered Illusions
7. Life Is Pain
8. Blood I Bleed
9. Widows Walk
10. Vultures In The Sky
Can't you see we don't care about you?
Can't you see we don't want your kind?
We give you weapons to kill each other
Can't you see, or are you blind?
You're doing just what we want you to do
killing off your population
We've got you by your stupid pride
Rewarding it with frustration