Well, my first impression was that they [fans] reacted with a mixed opinion. Although the album sold well and we heard many people saying that it was the best music we'd ever done, there was always an undercurrent of people who said that it was too soft for us and that we were trying to sound like METALLICA or someone like that. I guess we'll always get that from a few people, but now on the whole I'm pleased with this reaction because more people are saying they like it where ever we go.Destruction interview, Metal Forces #27, 1988
The second song is a cover of THE PLASMATICS' "The Damned" from their third album Coup d'etat (1982).
Well that was because of the band's problems at the time. Harry was new to the band as our second guitarist, Olly was only the guest drummer, not a full-time member, so it was difficult for us to know what to do. We had written only one new song, "Reflect Emotion" at the time and it was Harry's idea to do this as a cover version. At first we looked at early TYGERS OF PAN TANG songs but in the end we thought that "The Damned" was more original and better for the band because, together with the new song, it would show how well the new DESTRUCTION could work in the studio. Olly joined the band just before recording and we were very happy because he's a great drummer. This also helped us in the studio because our performance was even more enthusiastic.Destruction interview, Metal Forces #27, 1988