ACCUSER- TAKEN BY THE THROAT + 4 Track SCRIBE EP Bonus (*NEW-CD w Collector Card, 2022, Brutal Planet) elite German Thrash

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  • Originally released 1995 (German import)
  • Limited to just 1000 CDs
  • Part of the elite Metal Icon Series
  • Expanded booklets in jewel case
  • Digitally remastered to perfection
  • Limited edition foil-stamped collector cards (1st pressing only)
  • Available on limited edition CD and Vinyl (for the first time ever!)
  •  Taken By the Throat is just freaking brutal. Thoughts of Sepultura meets Carcass came to mind as I was thrashing my car speakers the first time. (Scott Waters - NoLifeTilMetal Reviews)

When talking about Teutonic (German) Thrash Legend Pioneers it’s essential to speak of ACCU§ER with the same hushed reverence as SODOM, KREATOR, and DESTRUCTION. ACCU§ER is a thrash metal band from Kreuztal, Germany that formed in the early 80’s flying the crunchy speed & thrash metal flag with all the fervor of the most intense mosh pit imaginable. Despite not landing a contract with a major label for their early albums, the band continued to release a string of successful underground releases before disbanding for eight years. After Frank and René decided to get Accuser back together, the saga continued with the band releasing one album with Century Media and their three most recent albums with Metal Blade Records. The guitars are energetic and thick as a brick with aggressive melodic vocals. ACCU§ER is the perfect band for those who worship at the altar of technical thrash and speed metal in the vein of classic Metallica, Slayer, Believer, Death Angel, Dark Angel and Deliverance. With such strong lyrical content and musical brilliance, fans can now have access to these previously high-priced collectibles. These are essential head-bangers!  This 1995 release, Taken by the Throat has been digitally remastered with an expanded collector's booklet and a Ltd Collector Card available in only the first pressing!

Healium 4:14/Taken By The Throat 3:51/Fatal Vision 4:30/Fire Ignite 4:25/Obey! 3:30/Condemnation 4:22/Blasting In Progress 6:20/The Slug 4:20/Stonefaced 3:40/Amnesia 5:32 BONUS TRACKS FROM 2003 SCARTRIBE EP  Downcast 4:16/Be None The Wiser 4:13/Reveal 4:58/Lost For Words 4:52

This album is just freaking brutal. Thoughts of Sepultura meets Carcass came to mind as I was thrashing my car speakers the first time I popped this disc in. How this band never made it outside Germany, like fellow thrashers Kreator or Destruction is beyond me. The vocals take on a slightly hardcore yell, as opposed to the more thrash like singing of their earlier albums. The guitar riffs on this album are outstanding and would leave Pantera with jaws dropped to the floor. I'm not 100% sure of this but I think this was the band's last release after close to ten years together. I assume that the band was frustrated by a lack of success after releasing so many stellar albums over the years.