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« on: September 30, 2008, 10:24:05 AM »



I remember buying this for the first time at Tower Records sometime in 1989 and loving it immediately.  Even though they are called a 'Tier 2' thrash band, this band always held a special place and my ears felt they were right on par with thrash's best.

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 10:40:33 AM »

I'm ashamed to say I never heard it or any Wargasm for that matter...  No

Who would you compare them to?
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 10:46:09 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...great record to put on to clean the house to!!

here is the tracklisting for the album since it was left out of the original post  Up To Something

Track Listing:

   1. Wasteland
   2. Revenge
   3. Bullets & Blades
   4. Undead
   5. Merritt's Girlfriend
   6. Sudden Death
   7. Wargasm
   8. Le Coucou
   9. Humanoid
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 10:48:54 AM »

GREAT band!!  I love this album,,,,,but I'm one of the few Wargasm fans out there who think this band improved with each full length release,,,,,I think "Ugly" is better than "Why Play Around?",,,,,and I think "Suicide Notes" is better than "Ugly",,,,,and I think their "Fireball" EP is good too,,,,,I MOST DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THIS BAND! bowdown
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 10:51:13 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...

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You've lost your mind, V,,,,,Wargasm was an amazing band,,,,,the only reason they weren't considered a top tier thrash band is because they came around a bit late in the game,,,,,
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 11:00:00 AM »

Tier 3?  moon
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 11:02:59 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...

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You've lost your mind, V,,,,,Wargasm was an amazing band,,,,,the only reason they weren't considered a top tier thrash band is because they came around a bit late in the game,,,,,
I will stand by my statement.  You ask people to list the top 20 thrash bands and Wargasm will hardly get mentioned if at all.  That my friend is why they are a tier 4 maybe a tier 3 thrash band...
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 11:07:12 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...

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You've lost your mind, V,,,,,Wargasm was an amazing band,,,,,the only reason they weren't considered a top tier thrash band is because they came around a bit late in the game,,,,,
I will stand by my statement.  You ask people to list the top 20 thrash bands and Wargasm will hardly get mentioned if at all.  That my friend is why they are a tier 4 maybe a tier 3 thrash band...
They're most definitely in my Top 20,,,,,possibly even Top 10,,,,,
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 11:09:30 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...

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You've lost your mind, V,,,,,Wargasm was an amazing band,,,,,the only reason they weren't considered a top tier thrash band is because they came around a bit late in the game,,,,,
I will stand by my statement.  You ask people to list the top 20 thrash bands and Wargasm will hardly get mentioned if at all.  That my friend is why they are a tier 4 maybe a tier 3 thrash band...
They're most definitely in my Top 20,,,,,possibly even Top 10,,,,,
Worldwide???? Over all THrash top 10 Bands?
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 11:10:13 AM »

No way in hell Bullets and Blades is a tier 3 song....no way.
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 11:11:06 AM »

GREAT record, but honestly Wargasm would be a tier 4, tier 3 thrash band at best...

 eek2

You've lost your mind, V,,,,,Wargasm was an amazing band,,,,,the only reason they weren't considered a top tier thrash band is because they came around a bit late in the game,,,,,
I will stand by my statement.  You ask people to list the top 20 thrash bands and Wargasm will hardly get mentioned if at all.  That my friend is why they are a tier 4 maybe a tier 3 thrash band...
They're most definitely in my Top 20,,,,,possibly even Top 10,,,,,
Worldwide???? Over all THrash top 10 Bands?
If not top 10, top 15 for sure,,,,,I think they would be in most people's list had they come around 5 years earlier instead of appearing so late in the thrash scene,,,,,
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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008, 11:19:02 AM »

Here's my list of the top thrash bands, in no particular order except the order they come to me,,,,,

Slayer
Metallica
Megadeth
Overkill
Testament
Exodus
Anthrax
Sodom
Tankard
Annihilator
Wargasm
Destruction
Pantera
Abandoned

OK,,,,,those are the ones that immediately pop into my head,,,,,to go any further I have to think about it,,,,,Wargasm is most definitely included in my "obvious choices",,,,,
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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 11:19:39 AM »

US Thrash bands that were better:
Anthrax
Dark Angel
Death Angel
Demolition Hammer
Exhorder
Exodus
Flotsam & Jetsam
Forbidden
Hallows Eve
Heathen
Hirax
Laaz Rockit
Megadeth
Metallica
Metal Church
Nasty Savage
Nuclear Assault
Overkill
Sacred Reich
Slayer
Testament
Vio-lence
Whiplash

That's 23 bands from just the United States alone!! I am not including the ones from Canada, Brazil, Germany, England, Switzerland, and other countries....
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008, 11:28:19 AM »

US Thrash bands that were better:
Anthrax
Dark Angel
Death Angel
Demolition Hammer
Exhorder
Exodus
Flotsam & Jetsam
Forbidden
Hallows Eve
Heathen
Hirax
Laaz Rockit
Megadeth
Metallica
Metal Church
Nasty Savage
Nuclear Assault
Overkill
Sacred Reich
Slayer
Testament
Vio-lence
Whiplash

That's 23 bands from just the United States alone!! I am not including the ones from Canada, Brazil, Germany, England, Switzerland, and other countries....
From your list,,,,,I'll say these are better than Wargasm,,,,,

Exodus
Megadeth
Metallica
Overkill
Slayer
Testament

I would say Forbidden's first 2 albums and F&J's first album are better than Wargasm, but not those bands as a whole.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 12:10:37 PM »

US Thrash bands that were better:
Demolition Hammer
Exhorder
Hallows Eve
Hirax
Metal Church
Nasty Savage
Vio-lence
Whiplash

I beg to differ on these.  Metal Church is thrash?  scratch
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