METAL CHURCH – THE DARK
If you are looking for a legitimate, classic, vintage Thrash Metal album that pounds away with pure power, here it is…. Metal Church “The Dark”. Released in 1986, this is one great album. Every song has it’s own signature of heavy, with undisputed and undeniable riffs and solos. The late David Wayne is at his very best on “The Dark”, giving the entire album that eerie feel through his vocals. The lyrics are without a doubt cool and to the point, not going overboard with unnecessary shock and awe imagery. This is why “The Dark” works so well, the music truly fits the lyrics, the melancholy and spooky moments align fittingly for this reason. “The Dark”, “Psycho” and “Method To Your Madness” are three songs that embark on the symbolism and identity that Metal Church strove for here, simply legendary Metal tunes are they. “Western Alliance” is a great tune that will make you stop and think, it eerily symbolizes what actually is happening in the world today. Without any hesitation, make this an album to add to your collection of Metal. You will find that you won’t be afraid of “The Dark”, you will love it!
The liner notes are 8 pages of complete lyrics, credits, thank yous and a full page – full color photo of the entire band. (a cool photo it is). Metal Church on this album was: Kurt Vanderhoof on guitar, Craig Wells on guitar, David Wayne on vocals, Duke Erickson on bass and Kirk Arrington on drums & percussion.