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Metal Revolution


Front Cover of Metal Revolution LP Back Cover of Metal Revolution LP


*** Track List ***

1. Killing Machine (3:13)

2. Grippin' a Heart (4:39)

3. Rulers Must Come (4:11)

4. Screaming from a Chamber (6:12)

5. Intro. / Shadow of the Dawn (4:45)

6. Panic and Hysteria (4:13)

7. Road of Destiny (4:32)

8. Deep in Hell (3:55)

*** Principles ***

Reiner Kelch (Guitar)

Dieter Kelch (Bass)

Frank Fricke (Guitar)

Thorsten Bergmann (Vocals)

Andreas Oberhoff (Drums)

Produced by Axel Thubeauville for
METALLIAN-MUSIC
Engineer: Ralf Hubert
Recorded and mixed at Horus-Sound
Studio, Hannover
LD use: AKG, Marshall, Aria Guitars,
Sonar Drums, Paiste Cymbals.


This second LP release is, IMO and many others, Living Death's best, and my all-time favorite album on the face of this Earth. The music rolls along at a moderate to fast pace and has a melodic speed-metal style. All songs are excellent and well written. I love the guitar leads here. Of all LD albums Thorsten's vocals are best on this one (able to sing both high and screechy as well as low and growly), and I like the fact that his vocals have a right up front, smack-you-in-the-face sound. I feel that this band member line-up was the best for Living Death.

This album was re-released on CD in 1996 by A.B.S., and though it was digitally remastered, any diehard fan of this album will notice it has some mentionable problems. The remaster created a more powerful sound by boosting the guitar sound, but buried the vocals into the background. The classic 80's speed metal sound has transformed into a failed 90's sound. Some of the music effects were eliminated, and others added ei. the added piano bass backing the guitar bass in the beginning of the song "Intro." (this song also fades off longer before "Shadow of the Dawn" kicks in). More problems: the CD and back cover lists 9 tracks, but there are only 8 tracks on the CD. They listed "Shadow of the Dawn" as track 6 on the back cover and as printed on the CD, but track 6 actually starts "Panic and Hysteria" and so every song is one track # off from this point on. They amalgamated "Intro." and "Shadow of the Dawn" as one track. And finally, "Shadow of the Dawn" has a typo. It was listed as "Shadow of a Dream". I would recommend getting the original LP over the remastered CD, if possible.

Outstanding tracks: everything about this album - this is the ultimate LD to get.


Here is a scan of the tape cover of the Canadian release of Metal Revolution, distributed by Banzai Records: (Click the thumb to the right to view the larger photo)

The first CD reissue of Metal Revolution by ABS in 1996.(Click the thumb to the left)





A second CD release of Metal Revolution came for 2002 from Shark Records. The CD features the addition of the Live EP along with a bonus live track for "Bloody Dance". (Click the CD thumb to the left for the full CD scan)





Printed lyrics for this album I don't think were ever available (I have this album in all its formats ever released). Using sound processing software I was able to slow the music down and enhance the vocals to try and decipher the lyrics. So here they are, though probably not 100% correct but available for the first time.



KILLING MACHINE

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Day so dark, full of dust
You stand out and watch out
You work so hard, hear it now
You run for you life
And you know where they come
Bombs falling down
Every day and every night
You stand out and fight

Rivets fall, all explode
Can they bring you down
Crying out, all of you
Fight them for your rights
And you know where they come
Bombs falling down
Every day and every night
You stand out and fight

You stand on the road and try for freedom, you all
Fight for your right and long as you live, you fight
Don't let them pilage from each people, don't do
Let the fire burn for you and ever - ha, ha, ha

And you know where they come
Bombs falling down
Every day and every night
You stand out and fight

You stand on the road and try for freedom, you all
Fight for your right as long as you live, you fight
Don't let them pilage from each people, don't do
Let the fire burn for you and ever - give it all


GRIPPIN' A HEART

You see. Come on don't you see
Oh it looks like a nightmare, but it was real
When you feel in the night, taken by your sight
You turn out the light and start to cry

Oh, don't you see
I do it all, only for you
'Cause I love you like your manless man
You left me
I'm only aching so for you
Yeah, you banished me like a fool
Since the day, hey, you left me you never, never see
'Cause I do only for love...

Oh, don't you see
I love you real but my time will show
Through the man who walked my second life
Since the day, hey, you left me you never, never see
'Cause I do only for love

Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart

Like I will!

Since the day, hey, you left me you never, never see
'Cause I do only for love
Grippin' A Heart

You have even
Oh you are so young
Baby in jail
It was yours on the wall

Go, go out on the street out now
Screaming out of you
Get the point and all
And you must see........ yeah
Said you do only for love
Grippin' A Heart

Oh, don't you see, right
The people laughing about me
When they see what you doin' to me
You left me
Since this day I've never loved
'Cause only you who spoiled the love
Since the day, hey, you left me you never, never see
'Cause I do only for love

Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart

Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A Heart

Grippin' A, Grippin' A, Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A, Grippin' A, Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A, Grippin' A, Grippin' A Heart
Grippin' A, Grippin' A Heart


RULERS MUST COME

Drinking with the Devil
You must try to win
All the Earth and in Hell the past
You look like and outlaw
No one had a chance against you
As they see you running wild

On the street you're the world's best-of-all
All that can fear this, what they see

Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come

Rulers start erasing
When you're perfect
The metal power bangs their heads
You must take them all on
In town you're met so tough
There they are that's running wild

On the street you're the world's best-of-all
All that can fear this, what they see

Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come

Rulers Must Come - make it in Hell
Rulers Must Come - going down
Rulers Must Come - we cry
Rulers Must Come - oh come

Hell...Hell...Hell - you've been in Hell
Hell...Hell...Hell - oh you're going to Hell
Hell...Hell...Hell - you're going to Hell
Hell...Hell...Hell

Death of man who holds it
Must feel it now
Then you all, you're mine, all the Earth
Every man we're talking
You try it now to cross our way
Then out calls "We're Living Death!"

On the street you're the world's best-of-all
All that can fear this, what they see

Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come
Rulers Must Come

Rulers Must Come - really must
Rulers Must Come - come and die
Rulers Must Come - we'll all be damned
Rulers Must Come - must come


SCREAMING FROM A CHAMBER

Dark dust, crumbled old black rocks
All creature waken to me
What never see day.......
Through moisturing caves there were
The Black Knights riding out, out into night
Steeds of virtue everywhere....

Dark dust
Black rocks
All creature
We never see again

All place where they come from
Look like the world devistation
The terrible screams opens the rocks, rocks, rocks
Through moisturing caves there were
Sneering leper, get out of the war
Virgins dream when they can't teach old men

Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Ah ha ha ha ha
Screaming from a Chamber

Dark dust, crumbled old black rocks
All creature waken to me
What never see day......
Through moisturing caves there were
The Black Knights riding out, out into night
Steeds of virtue everywhere.....

Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Ah ha ha ha ha
Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber

All place where they come from
Looks like world devistation
Terrible screams opens the rocks, rocks, rocks
Through moisturing caves there were
Sneering leper, get out of the war
Virgins dream when they can't teach old men

Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Ah ha ha ha ha
Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming - Screaming - Screaming from a Chamber

Screaming from a Chamber
Screaming from the black rocks
Screaming from you....


INTRO. / SHADOW OF THE DAWN

Go on, go on and break, go on and break the law
You see, see only a Shadow, I've got to kill them all
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn gone through
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn get you

You are, you are kill, you are kill for me
You feel, you feel the slidin', you feel the laughter high
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn gone through
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn rape you

Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn....

Go sweat, go sweat so cold, go sweat so cold in the dark
Go run, running so fast, when the Shadow's gone down
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn gone through
Shadow, Shadow of Dawn, Shadow of Dawn kill you

Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn...........

Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn
Shadow, Shadow of the Dawn...........


PANIC AND HYSTERIA


ROAD OF DESTINY


DEEP IN HELL

Any day you'll work alone for the second strain
The work is done and you're going home
Home for, for the night

Go in your room, climb into your leather, ride into the second race
Take your machine and drove in town
To take this ground down

You take so much
You hunting, hunting
They cry.....

Deep in Hell you're in the spotlight
Deep in Hell they cry
Deep in Hell you're full of power
Deep in Hell they die

You take the rock!

Deep in Hell you're in the spotlight
Deep in Hell they cry
Deep in Hell you're full of power
Deep in Hell they die

You want so much of all they can give
Oh, the neatest sound of screams so loud
To you when you come

They must feel, feel, feel the power what you deserve
They don't give up, burn all the money, for you shot 'em down

Deep in Hell you're in the spotlight
Deep in Hell they cry
Deep in Hell you're full of power
Deep in Hell they die

Oh, Deep in Hell
Oh, Deep in Hell
They're so Deep in Hell
So Deep, so Deep, so Deep in Hell
Deep in Hell



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