30 Years Ago: DARK ANGEL release Leave Scars

Daily Noise - 24 January 2019

30 Years Ago: DARK ANGEL release Leave Scars

30 Years Ago: DARK ANGEL release Leave Scars


DARK ANGEL released their third album on this day in 1989 through Combat Records / Under One Flag (UK).

Eric: Y'know, the product Leave Scars, man, was like, we ended up going in the studio, this place called Space Station, [and] we weren't happy with it. We were just like stuck with it, an' it didn't go down the way we wanted it to, an' it ended up being like done an' finished, an' there was nothin' we could do about it. I mean, the material is killer. I take nothin' away from that, and the playing is good, but obviously the production, an' the way the stuff went down on tape, didn't come out good.
Mike: It had a good feel to it when we were doing it. And then [to] have it come out not sounding the way you wanted it to, y'know, it's a tough thing to deal with.
Eric: We worked our asses off doin' that shit, man! It's just like, fuck, if we could still take the tapes, man, an' take it to a fuckin' killer studio, an' mix it for a fuckin' week, god damn, man, the whole record would breathe again! Y'know, put that thing on, it doesn't sound right. In this day an' age, that shit really don't happen no more. I mean, that's like listenin' to the first Megadeth record or somethin'. It's like the most god awful piece of crap ever, y'know. An' for us to, y'know, come out with a record that sounds like that is kinda silly.

Dark Angel interview, Disposable Underground #3, 1991
Dark Angel - Leave Scars (Live, Hammersmith Odeon, 1989)