Bonded via Blood (Torrid/Battle)
Device Head is Bonded via Exodus: Robb Flynn, frontman with thrashers Device Head, advised us about his love for Exodus’ vintage debut.
Robb Flynn: This isn’t a very easy query, no longer simple to invite, no longer a very easy to reply to. Each and every time I’m requested this query or one thing an identical, my mind all the time freezes whilst some 40 peculiar years of song recollections and feelings flood my thoughts searching for the solution. Most sensible 10’s are simple… Most sensible 5’s are difficult… however a #1?
Guy… to me, a #1 favourite album will have to be one thing that’s modified your lifestyles! Over time, I’ve named off a number of bands and albums that assisted in shaping me through the years, each and every in their very own direct approach. However after a lot, (and I imply MUCH concept), my favourite album is Bonded Through Blood, the 1985 debut album via Exodus.
Once I spoke above of “lifestyles converting,” Bonded Through Blood is that album. There are such a large amount of components that assist raise this piece of song above the remaining. A couple of of the ones components? Smartly initially they have been from “our” house! They have been a ‘homeland band’ that that you must see in Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco, however they have been GREAT! Their reside presentations again then have been and nonetheless are nonetheless violently mythical! Whilst Bonded Through Blood wasn’t launched till 1985, it was once finished in the summertime of 1984, so tape investors were listening and worshipping this album for as regards to a 12 months prior to it was once formally launched. This ‘bootleg’ replica even won radio airplay on our native steel station KUSF! That’s how Exodus loopy our house was once. So, through the years I’ve simplest come to understand its genius over and over. The riffs may well be large and monstrous after which flip razor sharp drawing blood with each and every move.
It in point of fact is THE basis of the Bay House thrash steel scene I used to be lucky to come back up in, but it surely’s achieve globally was once similarly implausible!
Bonded… is this kind of a part of my DNA, if I ever did as soon as of the ones “23 & Me,” issues, I’m positive an enormous share of my effects would merely learn “Exodus: Bonded Through Blood – 67%”
Device Head is Bonded via Exodus: Device Head’s Of Kingdom and Crown album is out August 26. The “Unhallowed” unmarried is out now.