The killer debut album by Birmingham legends SACRILEGE! The perfect crust punk & thrash crossover LP. This edition matches Relapse's reissues from a few years ago: The complete six track masterpiece Behind the Realms of Madness (LP, 1985) The complete three track demo recorded January 20 1986 "Feed" and "Dig Your Own Grave" recorded in 2015 - the first new recordings since the band reformed in 2014 "The Closing Irony" and "Bloodrun" live at Adam & Eve's, Leeds, 5 March 1986
SACRILEGE are an utterly essential act in UK metal history guiding the listener from the crusty realms to the mountains of doom! Originally released in 1985, SACRILEGE were one of the first bands of the 80's that both punks and metalheads rallied behind. Propelled by singer Lynda 'Tam' Simpson's ferocious vocals and politically charged lyrics, Behind The Realms Of Madness blended crust, thrash, hardcore, doom and death-metal to create a timeless album that has directly influenced scores of punks and metal heads alike.
It's raw and pissed off, no excess studio wash-job, and it has so much of that edge which modern hardcore and punk (and thrash) can rarely emulate in their endless fashion parade. This is a bruiser of an album, so if you have only heard Turn Back Trilobite and you're listening for the first time, you may be surprised, there is not a lot in common except for the same musicians. - From the Dust Returned4/5
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