Gammacide
Victims of Science (Reissue)

Remember the likes of Cryptic Slaughter, Wehrmacht and Beyond Possession, from years past??  Well Gammacide, from Texas, kind of got lost in the shuffle back in the day, which is a shame, since their only album, Victims of Science was a brutal blend of thrash, hardcore influences and blast beats. Also some Rigor Mortis influence, to their sound, was also pretty killer. The original 9 song album was released in 1989 by Wild Rags Records and although they had some decent reviews and shows they were grossly overlooked.

This expanded reissue from, Brazil’s outstanding, Marquee Records includes their debut album, ’91 demo and some other bonus songs.  Everything has been remastered and when you hear the blast beat on ‘Endangered Species’ kick in- your speakers will collapse.  Sinkholes will form in and around your neighborhood, swallowing your entire cardboard box, you call a house, on the grooves of ‘Fossilized’.  The sound is flawless on this cd, the remastering sounding vicious and it’s a shame that bassist, Eric Roy (RIP), is not around any longer to hear this beautiful reissue.

Regardless, the band had all the qualities of a killer act, with raspy, hate spewed vocals with lyrics that were thought provoking.  The reissue goes the extra mile with the expanded booklet.  The biographical liner notes really shed some light on the band, as well as throwing in lyrics, vintage pictures and flyers.  If that was not enough Armando, from Marquee Records, made sure the cd tray also contains vintage pictures.  I swear once you hold this amazing reissue in your hands you will feel your body begin to melt from the heavy radioactive heat this bastard emanates. 15 songs, close to 70 minutes of music-what more could you possibly ask for, other than let’s say a million bucks?

A perfect reissue that if you fail to own now then just go hang out with some gutter rats, since you probably have a chemical imbalance!  Buy or get lost in a Vapor Lock!!

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Written by Frank Rini
July 1st, 2014

Comments

  1. Commented by: AR

    I LOVE this album! Damn, Frank, you got good taste. I put this up there with other brutal thrash bands like Demolition Hammer, Invocator and Exhorder, it’s that good.


  2. Commented by: F.RINI

    AR-many thanks my man for reading!! A grossly overlooked band from back in the day, as were Exhorder and DEmolition Hammer-2 of my favorite bands of all time and I was fortunate to see both bands live many yrs ago. But yes, if you don’t own this reissue, you need to, Armando at Marquee Records does the best reissues in the bunsiness!!!!!\m/


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