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Exodus: Pleasures of the Flesh

Album Notes

Personnel: Steve Souza (vocals); Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt (guitar); Rob McKillop (bass); Tom Hunting (drums).

This is part of Combat's The Remasters Of Metal series.

Despite their crucial involvement in the development of thrash metal, by 1987 San Francisco's Exodus were playing a game of catch-up. Upstarts Metallica had first stolen their thunder, then their guitarist, and after a yearlong delay that rendered their seminal debut, Bonded by Blood, rather archaic, the group experienced a tumultuous lineup change with the departure of founding vocalist Paul Baloff and the arrival of ex-Testament singer Steve Souza prior to the recording of Pleasures of the Flesh. By and large, the throat-shredding vocal styles of both frontmen proved to be pretty much interchangeable. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia


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