RED DEATH: Permanent Exile: LP

This album is that ultimate crossover you hope you’ll hear when you pick up bigger bands’ lesser, late-’80s albums. Red Death thrashes with the abandon of Kill ‘Em Alland the urgency of DRI. This album will gratify the discerning metalhead along with the most hardheaded, hardcore punk. It’s one everyone in the van can agree on. I can’t believe a time in life has arrived where I can say this again, but there are loads of good mosh riffs. A lot of modern “crossover” bands spoof metal without playing metal. There’s no spoofing here: these guys get it without dressing it up in a costume. If you’ve ever had the urge to argue that Motörhead is a punk band, this album is necessary. 

 –Billups Allen (Grave Mistake)