Audio restoration and mastering by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY
With their second album »Metal Revolution« Living Death carried on where they had left off with »Vengeance of Hell«. With similar results. The production of the nine songs was again well under par compared to Thrash Metal classics such as Slayer’s »Reign in Blood« or Kreator’s »Extreme Aggressions«. In Andreas Oberhoff Living Death had found a competent new drummer. However, singer Thorsten “Toto” Bergmann was not willing to tone down his vocal style (which had by 1986 become the main trademark of the band).
The press once again had a field day. Reviews could not have been much worse. Only a few magazines (like Metal Forces from the UK) did get what the band was trying to achieve. All in all, »Metal Revolution« was only a slightly less extreme record in comparison to the debut »Vengeance of Hell«. The album was originally released on the newly founded Earthshaker label (home of Warlock) in 1986. With “Screaming from a Chamber”, “Deep in Hell” or “Grippin’ a Heart” it once again featured a fair number of raw German Thrash Metal classics.
After the release of »Metal Revolution« the boys from Velbert (“Dead City” in the words of fellow Thrashers Violent Force) struggled on. Various line-up changes (Atomic Steif joined on drums, the Kelch bothers left) resulted in a more technical style of Thrash Metal though. Albums such as »Protected from Reality« (1987), »World’s Neuroses« (1988) or »Killing in Action« (1991) were moving more and more in the direction of bands like Mekong Delta (or Sieges Even for that matter) …