RRCD1635 DELIVERANCE - DELIVERANCE PICTURE DISC VINYL 637405141085
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DELIVERANCE - DELIVERANCE (1989)
“One of the first major thrash releases in the Christian market – combining an early Testament/Metallica feel – it still gets the head banging, fist pumping and air guitar screaming.” – Jeff McCormack (Heaven's Metal Magazine)
“If You Will” into “The Call” is almost as good as metal gets.”
—Doug Van Pelt (HM Magazine)
This record would forever change and impact me and the Christian metal music scene as we knew it! — Bill Bafford (Roxx Records)
Groundbreaking album with its joining of melodic speed metal and thrash with high end and soaring vocals. Critics back in the day, as a result, described Deliverance as featuring a ‘Metallica cross Queensryche’ sound. The segue between “If You Will” and “The Call” ranks among the all time great Christian metal moments.
- Features significant contributions from original member of both Deliverance and Vengeance (Rising), Glenn Rogers (also, be sure to get Glenn's album with the classic thrash band, Heretic called "A Time of Crisis" on CD and Vinyl - it's brilliant).
- The first Deliverance debut vinyl reissue to features the original artwork
First time ever on picture disc color vinyl
- Includes two non-LP bonus tracks
- #31 on HM Magazine's Top Christian Rock Albums of All-Time
- #3 on Heaven's Metal Magazine's Top 100 Christian Metal Albums of All-Time
- #9 on the CMR Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All Time
- #14 on Angelic Warlord's Top 50 Christian Metal & Hard Rock Albums of the Eighties
- Produced, recorded, and mixed by Bill Metoyer (Flotsam and Jetsam, Trouble, Fates Warning, DRI, Slayer)
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Deliverance's self-titled album dropped onto the scene in 1989 with all the finesse of a metallic sledgehammer across the forehead. In 1987, Deliverance had made their presence known in dramatic fashion on the California Metal compilation (a sampler in the vein of Metal Blade's Metal Massacre compilations) with "Attack" being the very first thrash/speed metal song with a strong Christian message to ever be released. Overwhelmed with anticipation, fans lined up for two years trying to buy more of this West Coast speed metal as phenomenal as anything released by Exodus, Death Angel, Metallica, and Anthrax. The long wait ended with the release of 1989's self-titled debut, and fans were not disappointed. Having enlisted the production skills of famed mainstream metal producer Bill Metoyer (Flotsam and Jetsam, Trouble, Fates Warning, DRI, Slayer) the debut exuded all the pure destructive power for which fans could have hoped. Every note is executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision. Jimmy's vocals are both powerful and soaring. The 2023 Retroactive reissue is a brand new 2022 Vinyl remaster (Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound) and includes two non-LP demo songs as bonus tracks. This is pure metallic brilliance packaged with a genius 12-page booklet laid out by NoLifeTilMetal's Scott Waters. This 2023 picture disc color vinyl fixes any song transition issues from the past. This is THE ultimate reissue of one of a handful of Christian metal's ultimate albums.
1 Victory 3:47
2 No Time 4:33
3 Deliverance 3:07
4 If You Will 4:23
5 The Call 4:09
6 No Love 3:24
7 Blood Of The Covenant 4:56
8 Jehovah Jireh 3:43
9 Temporary Insanity 5:30
10 Awake 6:14
11 Stand Up and Fight (1985 demo)
12 Hold On Tightly (1988 demo)