CORONER- PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE + Collector Card (*NEW-GOLD MAX CD, 2022, Brutal Planet) elite Swiss Thrash Metal

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CORONER- PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE + Collector Card (*NEW-GOLD DISC CD, 2022, Brutal Planet) elite Swiss Thrash Metal


Coroner’s first four albums are the greatest thing that ever happened on the thrash metal field outside Metallica’ and Slayer’s first four. Their contribution to the spawning of the technical/progressive thrash metal sub-genre is immeasurable, second only to Mekong Delta perhaps, maybe even more significant than the one of the Germans.
                                      METAL ARCHIVES bayern

With superb riff after superb riff, Coroner never had a finer moment and neither did technical thrash metal in fact. R.I.P. and No More Color are fine albums for what they are, but Punishment for Decadence remains one of the thrash metal essentials out there...and I doubt it will ever be beaten.
                                        METAL ARCHIVES colin040

  • Gold Max CD for superior audio clarity and protection
  • Gold Disc to discourage disc rot and add beauty and elegance
  • 8 page expanded booklet w lyrics and band pics
  • 1988 classic officially licensed from Century Media (Noise International) 
  • Elite 2022 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe foil-stamped collector's card of Coroner
  • Gold Disc border on the front cover - but the back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the edges
  • Technical thrash metal masterpiece

The third album, Punishment For Decadence, by Switzerland's Coroner is arguably the band's peak in song writing and technicality, which doesn't prevent it from having classic hardcore punk inspired fast snare beats, as in the opening track, one of the best on this almost flawless album. It is a maze of riffs and beats without losing its aggressiveness, it is as if Rust In Peace era Megadeth decided to get even more technical and lyrically more in tune with their first album. For those who wish Megadeth could've offered a much tidier and technical discography, doing something that was logical as a follow-up to Rust In Peace, Coroner is the band you need check out, as the band is one of the few thrash bands always seen referred to as as Tech-Thrash. The drumming is head spinning, the guitar and bass are extremely intricate but without getting into a masturbatory celebration of their skills, like what Dream Theatre did to a lot of 90's "metalheads" who were only into the music because it was 10 min solos and no sense of songwriting, Coroner does not do that. There are even choruses you can remember, not normally something "prog metal" bands can claim. The vocalist/bassist is intelligible, elite, and very much in the vein of classic thrash bands like Slayer and Metallica.  The album is filled with absolutely insane timings, tempo changes and dizzying rhythms. Soloing is in the upper tier of thrash soloing too.  Without a doubt, one of the band's finest moments along with 1990's "No More Color." The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster comes on a Gold Disc for the first time ever, is packaged in a jewel case, and each CD includes a free Gold-Foil stamped collector card!  

Intro 0:12
Absorbed 3:43
Masked Jackal 4:46
Arc-Lite 3:20
Skeleton On Your Shoulder 5:35
Sudden Fall 4:50
Shadow Of A Lost Dream 4:31
The New Breed 4:52
Voyage To Eternity 3:45