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Mezzrow – ‘Then Came the Killing’ (Reissue)

Hammerheart Records
Xentrix, Defiance, Napalm, Agony, Hellraiser, Fallen Angel
Release Date
May 13, 2022
Hammerheart Records
Thrash Metal

Back in the day, thrash metal was very much focused on North America and Germany with many fans debating to this day which is better. Yawn. Dig beneath these endless internet tropes played out daily and one band you’ll find are Sweden’s Mezzrow who are having ‘Then Came the Killing’ their sole 1990 album reissued by Hammerheart Records for the first time in nearly 30 years.

                What the listener gets here with ‘Then Came the Killing’ is a reissue available both on CD and vinyl and has been fully remastered on both formats. The CD version will come as a double disc set with disc two all of Mezzrow’s demo tracks taken from the ‘Frozen Soul’, ‘The Cross of Tormentation’ and their ‘Demo 1991’. The vinyl release of this reissue will be released as a limited edition in three different colours in black, blue/clear galaxy marbled and red with a black splatter and feature just the original album. However, these demos will be available on vinyl separately as ‘Then Came the Demos’ double vinyl, the review of which you can read at the link below.              

There are hidden gems and then there are lost artefacts, and ‘Then Came the Killing’ falls into the latter, but thankfully through Hammerheart Records it allows this album to see the light of day once more. However, Hammerheart Records have stated that this limited edition will NOT be repressed once done so if you are of the vinyl persuasion then you need to get your orders online as soon as possible because once they’re gone, they really are gone.

"a lost artefact of Scandinavian thrash finally reissued"

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