Part III Top 25 of 1988: DEMOLISH Staff (Mike Cervantes)

Here is the 3rd Top 25 of 1988 list.

This time from main staff reviewer extraordinaire:  Mike Cervantes

I have had the pleasure in knowing that DEMOLISH was able to secure Mike’s “metal-enthusiasm” for so many great reviews and we are happy to be able to turn him loose on some key album and demo reviews. Mike is a true metal fan at heart!

 

25. VIO-LENCE – Eternal Nightmare

24. TOXIK – World Circus

23. FLOTSAM & JETSAM – No Place for Disgrace

22. CORONER – Punishment for Decadence

21. WRATH – Fit of Anger

20. LIEGE LORD – Master Control

19. SLAYER – South of Heaven

18. METALLICA – …And Justice for All

17. CANDLEMASS – Ancient Dreams

16. FORBIDDEN – Forbidden Evil

15. HELSTAR – A Distant Thunder

14. INTRINSIC – Intrinsic

13. TESTAMENT – The New Order

12.  SABBAT – History of A Time to Come

11. QUEENSRYCHE – Operation: Mindcrime

10. RIOT – Thundersteel

09. CANDLEMASS – Nightfall

*[Technically I think this was released in 1987 -ed]

08. KING DIAMOND – Them

07. STEEL VENGEANCE – Prisoners

06. SACRED REICH – Surf Nicaragua (EP)

05. OVER KILL – Under the Influence

04. DEATH ANGEL – Frolic Through the Park

03. MELIAH RAGE – Kill to Survive

02. HERETIC – Breaking point

01. HADES – If At First You Don’t Succeed

 

Honorable Mention:

  • FIFTH ANGEL

  • RAGE

  • ZNOWHITE

  • SANCTUARY


*in order to transport you directly back to 1988 we will continue to keep the language in the posts “present tense” even though this is 2009.


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Part II Top 25 of 1988: DEMOLISH Staff

Here is another Top 25 of 1988 list. This time from another main staff writer:  Scott F.

Scott is a very gifted songwriter and melodic guitarist (hence the lean towards “guitar-centric” releases).

He is also 1/4 of the Indiana Metal band SLEEPY TRIP.

*We will post some of their demos later.



25. JUDAS PRIEST – Ram it Down

24. JASON BECKER – Perpetual Burn

23. ACID REIGN - Moshkinstein (EP)

22. DOOM – Killing Field (EP)

21. CHASTAIN – The Voice of the Cult

20. INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND – The Visitor

19. SACRED REICH – Surf Nicaragua (EP)

18. SANCTUARY – Refuge Denied

17. FATES WARNING – No Exit

16. TOXIK – World Circus

15. SLAYER – South of Heaven

14. DEATH ANGEL – Frolic Through the Park

13. OVER KILL – Under the Influence

12. OZZY OSBOURNE – No Rest for the Wicked

11. JANES ADDICTION – Nothings Shocking

10. JOE SATRIANI – Surfing With the Alien

09. VOIVOD – Dimension Hatross

08. FLOTSAM & JETSAM – No Place for Disgrace

07. CRUMBSUCKERS – Beast on My Back

06. TESTAMENT – The New Order

05. MEKONG DELTA – The Music of Erich Zann

04. QUEENSRYCHE – Operation: Mindcrime

03. MEGADETH – So Far, So Good, So What

02. KING DIAMOND – Them

01. METALLICA – …And Justice For All

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Check out Part Three list here from Mike Cervantes.


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Top 25 for 1988: DEMOLISH Staff Picks

These lists were compiled in order for you to get a better understanding of why we (as in the main Demolish staff writers) say the things we do about bands—whether it be in reviews and or feature articles.

By reviewing these lists, you can see who and what we (as in individuals) favor and hopefully you will get a general idea of our journalistic personalities.

~Kinger

Top 25 Releases for 1988

 

 

25. OZZY OSBOURNE – No Rest for the Wicked

24. NUCLEAR ASSAULT – Survive

23. ASSASSIN - Interstellar Experience

22. KING’S X – Out of the Silent Planet

21. CANDLEMASS – Ancient Dreams

20. HITTMAN- Hittman

19. WARGASM – Why Play Around

18. THE ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead’s Maddest Stories Ever Told

17. FATES WARNING – No Exit

16. TOXIK – World Circus

15. JOE SATRIANI - Surfing With the Alien

14. MEGADETH – So Far, So Good, So What

13. KING DIAMOND – Them

12. SANCTUARY – Refuge Denied

11. VIO-LENCE – Eternal Nightmare

10. JANE’S ADDICTION – Nothings Shocking (*don’t complain -ed)

09. DEATH ANGEL – Frolic Through the Park

08. FLOTSAM & JETSAM – No Place for Disgrace

07. SACRED REICH – Surf Nicaragua (EP)

06. HADES – If At First You Don’t Succeed

05.  RIOT – Thunder Steel

04. VOIVOD – Dimension Hatross

03. DESTRUCTION – Release from Agony

 

Number TWO Ended up Being a 4-Way TIE!



02. MEKONG DELTA – The Music of Erich Zann

02. CRUMBSUCKERS – Beast on My Back

02. TESTAMENT – The New Order

02. SLAYER – South of Heaven

01. METALLICA - And Justice For All

 

 

Honorable Mention:

  • INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND
  • NUM SKULL
  • OVER KILL
  • HOBB’S ANGEL OF DEATH
  • UNCLE SLAM
  • ACID REIGN
  • HALLOWS EVE
  • ANTHRAX

See other Staff Picks Top 25 for 88′ Post.

*in order to transport you directly back to 1988 we will continue to keep the language in the posts “present tense” even though this is 2009.

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