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Sunday Old School: Dark Angel's "Merciless Death" Live Video

Dark Angel is a thrash band that formed in 1981 and played on and off up until 2005. They were pretty big in the Bay City thrash movement, so you might call them some of our "thrash granddads." If you care you can read their whole story here. It's really awesome that we're still able to experience some of the music that influenced the bands we love today. This video is a live clip from their 1989 show in Hammersmith, London. This of course was back when you could wear tight jeans and have feathered hair and not get your ass beat by the other metal heads.

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

I need to check out some stuff from these guys. Any recommendations?

# Aug 9, 2009 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SHREDDER13 writes:

Oh man I love this band! Gene Hoglan's drumwork is great!

TOG - Since you're interested, you should definitely listen to their album titled "Darkness Descends." Even though it contains only like 8 songs, it's capable of ripping your face completely off! lol

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

"Darkness Descends" is one of thrashes most violent achievements, it's a true rival to "Pleasure to Kill" and "Reign In Blood". Don't believe the fakers, this is real thrash.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. That_One_Guy writes:

Thanks guys. I highly trust both of your opinions, and you haven't let me down yet, so I don't think this will be any exception.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xxmechellexx1 writes:

Man, I seen these guys when I was in high school before the emergence of bands like Anthrax and thrash was still scaring the hell out of our parents, it was great. I had to sneak out of my bedroom window and run away from home for the weekend with my creepy boyfriend but it was worth it. I had a headache for a week, maybe it was the hangover.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Awesome story ^^, wish I could have seen bands like this in their prime.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. returntheknife writes:

I wish I could have had a creepy boyfriend...oh the things we wish for.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xxmechellexx writes:

I'm going to see Dethklok in November and that will be my last concert. I'm too old for them. I don't know if Dark Angel was in their prime back then but I always like looking back on the bands I seen when they were new. I seen Matallica when they were first starting out and they sucked but less than 6 months later they had a show that I'll never forget. No one will, it was the ultimate Sin tour with Ozzy and we lost 2 of our most beloved musicians.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jenny writes:

"This of course was back when you could wear tight jeans and have feathered hair and not get your a$$ beat by the other metal heads."

Arg! Finally someone says that out loud; thank you!


I found out about these guys a few months ago, but I've never seen a vid. I liked 2:48, that was sweet :) Good tune.

# Aug 10, 2009 @ 6:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Nihilist writes:

Time Does Not Heal is allmost as good as Descends. Not that brutal but has best riffs ever.

# Aug 14, 2009 @ 8:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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