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Remastered and reissue of a German thrash staple
German label Massacre Records gets their hands on native thrashers Vendetta for this remastered reissue. 'Brain Damage' was originally released in 1988 via Noise and produced by the esteemed Harris Johns (Helloween). Think of 'Ride the Lightning' guitar tone and energy but amped extensively through Germany's 80's political angst. This is considered a firm staple for European thrash and compares favorably with the likes of Sodom, Tankard, and Destruction.
Recommended for fans of: Sodom, Tankard, and Destruction
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