OLR-028 * November 24, 2004 * Edition of 525
500 copies: in glossy sleeve, b/w inner, #'ed on inner sleeve
25 copies: promos, labeled on inner, for the 'fuckin press' and
10 test pressings: in disco jackets w/ inserts glued to sleeves,
hand written labels, #'ed.
An LP of the first two demos by these Maryland
thrashers from '86 & '87- which are just total krushers! Musically,
it's in the vein of old SACRIFICE (Canada) and THE ACCUSED- bands
of that type. I saw these guys open up for NUCLEAR ASSAULT in
summer of '87... 15 years later I ran into Matt (guitarist) while
we were watching HOLOCAUST at the NJ Metalfest! We talked, kept
in touch, and this LP is the result of that!
Here's a review Rob from DOOMED PLANET RECORDS
did of the LP for the Miskatonic Forum:
Rancid Decay "Presumed Dead"
Outlaw Recordings recently put out a really superb release. This
label has a strange taste, putting out Comedy, Country & Western,
Trance (Sunn), Motorhead covers album, punk, AOR, Psych (BANG)
and for what interests us the most here: some metal records. Well,
Omid did a fine job with his Deceased releases, Thor(mostly hard
rock style stuff), Vyndicator, Victor Griffin, + some others,
but so far, for me, I think he has done his best here with the
lp under discussion.
This record is truly primal speed/thrash/crossover metal from
Baltimore, MD. Rough, dirty and mean from start to finish, this
records just reeks of pure aggression. Neck breaking riffs and
raw anger scream out of the grooves, folks, they just don't make
'em like this anymore. This is pure time travel for me. I never
saw or heard this band back in the day, but man, there were tons
of bands in the pacific northwest in the 80's/90's that fell into
this style, and I used to love going to see bands with this sound.
The Rancid Decay lp is a nice 4 color production with printed
with a whole bunch of oldschool flyers on it to dream about the
days. Don't you wish you has been at the gig where they opened
Possessed and Dark Angel? Or Whiplash & Indestroy? or even
they played with Christ on a Crutch, I know that was a painful
Here we have 2 demo tapes. Side 1 is the "You had to be eliminated"
demo July '86. For what it is worth, this side had the best production.
But folks, it ain't produced, and we like it that way. Tracks
Fight", Awakened from Death" and "Love to Destroy"
tell it all.
But on to Side 2, the best one. The "Decaying Stench"
February '86 is recorded on a 4 track, and it sounds it. Pure
primitive old rehearsal demo is what this is, with tracks "Toxic
Death", "Crack of Doom". Left to Die", "Silent
Scream", and "Act of
A nice job all around and highly recommended.