Death Angel Albums Ranked

Death Angel is an American thrash metal band from Daly City, California, initially active from 1982 to 1991 and again since 2001. Death Angel has released nine studio albums, two demo tapes, one box set, and two live albums. The band has gone through several line-up changes, leaving guitarist Rob Cavestany as the only constant member; he and vocalist Mark Osegueda (who joined the group in 1984) are the only members of Death Angel to appear on all of their studio albums. Death Angel is often referred to as one of the key bands in the Bay Area thrash metal movement of the 1980s, and secured opening slots at club venues that decade, including opening for their peers Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Testament, Overkill, D.R.I., Mercyful Fate and Possessed. Here are all of Death Angel’s albums ranked.

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10. The Ultra-Violence (1987)

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“This debut album from the then-teenage thrashers absolutely nails the Bay Area thrash sound, with a pronounced Anthrax influence and hints of Metallica here and there. Whilst the sound might not be particularly original, I can’t fault the songwriting or the performance in the slightest, and to give them their due the title track is a great example of an extended thrash instrumental of a sort which few of the Big Four bar Metallica was willing to tackle at the time. An underrated album from an even more underrated band, which deserves a new airing now that their reunion has been such a great success.”

9. The Dream Calls For Blood (2013)

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“Death Angel is one of those bands that keeps releasing quality records, but never gets the proper recognition. I will admit that that there has been a few low points in their catalog, but the music has never been bad. In later years Death Angel seem to have rediscovered their earlier passion and drive, maybe the line up changes where just what was needed to bring back the inspiration.”

8. The Art Of Dying (2004)

The Art of Dying - Album by Death Angel | Spotify

“This is a great “old-school” thrash metal album..which doesn’t sound much heavy metal music. Album is all about nice skillful guitar riffs and the vocalist has got great personal singing voice…”Word to the Wise” is my favorite track. At the beginning the song is calm and beautiful bonfire song and in the end it changes more powerful and emotional speed metal song.”

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7. Killing Season (2008)

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“It’s still the best modern thrash metal album. Everything sounds so refreshing which is uncommon in such an old school genre like thrash metal where fans give you credit mostly when your music bring to their minds the golden eighteis. No, this doesn’t sounds like Master of Puppets, it is nowhere to Reign in Blood, not like any classic Megadeth, what you could suggest by the voted genres here. And yes, not even like their first three albums. Death Angel found here (and on previous album, The Art of Dying) its own, original, cool sound. And that’s to me the biggest achivement for a band.”

6. The Evil Divide (2016)

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“The songwriting is so refined and rhythmic and there are so many elements and influences, it’s refreshing. And the album is rather heavy as well and more of a metal album than I expected. I’d say this is the most relevant metal 2016 album released by one of the 80’s thrash mammoths.”

5. Humanicide (2019)

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“The production is somewhat bass-heavy (the rhythm guitar tone is a little unusual), but nonetheless the music is still fast and quite melodic thrash metal. My only complaint is that some of the songs are a little overlong, some don’t justify 5-6 minutes length, this is not that genre and not the band either who should rely on that (Immortal Behated, Revelation Song both suffer in the riff department).”

4. Relentless Retribution (2010)

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“The song material is simply great, once again. But I think it’s even better than on their last one. There are some definite highlights like ‘This Hate’, ‘Claws In So Deep’, ‘Opponents At Sides’ and ‘Where They Lay’. ‘Truce’, ‘Into The Arms Of Righteous Anger’ (Man that intro sounds like it’s stolen from Megadeth), ‘River Of Rapture’, ‘Abscence Of Light’ and ‘I Chose The Sky’ are all great and catchy songs as well. ‘Relentless Revolution’ isn’t their strongest effort, but still an ok song (wonder why it was chosen to be the opener?). There’s really only one song I would cut off the record. That being the useless ‘Volcanic’, that really has nothing to offer. I could also live without ‘Death Of The Meek’, but got to admit, it has it’s charm.”

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3. Frolic Through The Park (1988)

Frolic Through The Park - Album by Death Angel | Spotify

“This album is original, energetic, and fun. A lot of tracks on it aren’t that memorable really, and I wouldn’t say it’s great because of that, but the stylistic variations are nice and show that Death Angel were far from a one-note thrash act. Act III would expand upon this with some funk metal offerings.”

2. Fall From Grace (1990)

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“Fall From Grace and I know very well that it was released without the band’s consent (at their age, they didn’t know you always have to read the fine print at the bottom of contracts). It’s just to tell you how handcrafted it is: the sound is barely mixed, the band is out of shape (the chorus of “Shores of Sin” is slaughtered). It is now untraceable and does not appear in the box-set released in 2005 (oh how amazing!), You have to be a real fan to try to get your hands on it …”

1. Act III (1990)

Act III - Album by Death Angel | Spotify

“Act III sees the first incarnation of Death Angel complete the mellowing and maturing process begun on Frolic In the Park, exchanging the balls-out aggression of The Ultra-Violence for a more contemplative and experimental take on thrash metal. With several acoustic interludes breaking up the outbreaks of complex thrash, the album seeks to take thrash metal away from the relentless pursuit of brutal intensity and in a more meditative direction. Whether it succeeds at that is down to the listener; many may find it to be a rather toothless release, but personally I think the sonic possibilities it opens up are downright intriguing.”