Sound — 10
One of favorite thrash bands! This is what thrash metal is all about, this album would have been like "Kill 'Em All" and "Show No Mercy" if it would have been released abit earlier. Other than that, these guys are kings of thrash. Although most of the tracks are fast some are kinda slow. But they are still good. Gary Holt and Rick Hunolt are just as good as Hammet and Hetfield, if not better. I love the razor fast riffs and the tempo changes. Gotta love the acoustic intro to "No Love." This is just aching to be played loud.
Lyrics — 9
Lyrics, well it seems like Paul Baloff was one angry guy. Since some of the lyrics do have to do with violence.
Overall Impression — 10
The best songs on this CD have to be Bonded By Blood, and then there were none, a lesson in violence and strike of the beast. Like all the other early thrash releases it also has that raw sound to it, which really goes with this kind of music. The only thing I don't like is that you never even hear the bass. Other then that great debut from the Bay Area thrashers.