Sodom: Agent Orange-80’s-1989.

Sodom:Thrash Speed Black Metal from Germany.

Discography:

Witching MetalDemo1983
Victims of DeathDemo1984
In the Sign of EvilEP1985
Obsessed by CrueltyFull-length1986
Expurse of SodomyEP1987
Persecution ManiaFull-length1987
Mortal Way of LiveVideo1988 
In the Sign of Evil / Obsessed by CrueltyCompilation1988 
Mortal Way of LiveLive album1988
Agent OrangeFull-length1989
AusgebombtSingle1989
Better Off DeadFull-length1990
Live στο ΡόδονLive album1991 
The Saw Is the LawSingle1991
SodomaniaCompilation1991 
Tapping the VeinFull-length1992
Aber bitte mit Sahne!EP1993
Live in der Zeche CarlVideo1994 
Get What You DeserveFull-length1994
Marooned LiveLive album1994
Masquerade in BloodFull-length1995
Ten Black Years – Best OfCompilation1996
‘Til Death Do Us UniteFull-length1997
Endorama / Code RedSplit1999 
Code RedFull-length1999
2 Originals of Sodom (Persecution Mania / In the Sign of Evil / Obsessed by Cruelty)Boxed set2000 
M-16Full-length2001
One Night in BangkokLive album2003
Lords of Depravity Part IVideo2005
SodomBoxed set2005 
SodomFull-length2006
The Final Sign of EvilFull-length2007
Lords of Depravity Part IIVideo2010 
The Art of Killing PoetryCompilation2010 
In War and PiecesFull-length2010
30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012Compilation2012
Official Bootleg – The Witchhunter DecadeCompilation2012 
The Big Teutonic 4Split2012
Epitome of TortureFull-length2013
5 Original Albums in 1 BoxBoxed set2013
Hellion Rising / Water BoardingSplit2014 
5 Original Albums in 1 BoxBoxed set2014
Sacred WarpathEP2014
The Big Teutonic 4 – Part IISplit2015
Days of RetributionCompilation2016
Decision DayFull-length2016
Inside My Crosshairs / WarmongersSplit2016
Shrill Cries, Angel DiesBoxed set2017 
DemonizedCompilation2017
PartisanEP2018
Chosen by the Grace of GodEP2019
Out of the Frontline Trench / PartisanCompilation2019 
Out of the Frontline TrenchEP2019
Sodom & GomorrahSingle2020 
IndoctrinationSingle2020 
A Handful of BulletsEP2020
Genesis XIXFull-length2020
BombenhagelEP2021

Members:

Tom AngelripperBass (1982-present), Vocals (1984-present)
See also: Onkel Tom Angelripper, ex-Dezperadoz, ex-Die Knappen, ex-Bassinvaders
Frank BlackfireGuitars (1987-1989, 2018-present)
See also: AssassinFrank Blackfire, ex-Mystic, ex-Kreator, ex-Wortmord, ex-Widia
Yorck SegatzGuitars (2018-present)
See also: Neck CemeteryRotten Casket, ex-Beyondition
Toni MerkelDrums (2020-present)
See also: Big End BoltFrank BlackfireInterstellar GenocideMaster DeceiverSabiendas, ex-Pestlegion, ex-Pighead (live), ex-Negator (live)

Past Members:

Bloody MonsterDrums (1982)
See also: ex-Export, ex-Extrem, ex-Stress
Chris WitchhunterDrums (1982-1992)
(R.I.P. 2008) See also: ex-Destruction (live)
AggressorVocals, Guitars (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Bloody Law, ex-Gravedigger
Grave ViolatorGuitars (1984-1985)
See also: Wortmord
DestructorGuitars (1985-1986)
(R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Kreator
AhäthoorGuitars (1986)
(R.I.P. 2022) See also: ex-Darkness
Michael HoffmannGuitars (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Checker Patrol, ex-Sadist, ex-Assassin, ex-Satanica
Andy BringsGuitars (1991-1995)
See also: ex-Powergod, Andy Brings, Double Crush Syndrome, ex-The Traceelords
Atomic SteifDrums (1992-1996)
See also: ex-Sacred Chao, ex-Stahlträger, ex-Assassin, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Violent Force, ex-Living Death
StrahliGuitars (1995-1996)
(R.I.P. 2011) See also: ex-Unwanted Youth
BobbyDrums (1996-2010)
See also: Tank, ex-Crows, ex-Randalica, Dortmunder Jungs, Hungöver, Mutant Proof, ex-Onkel Tom Angelripper
BernemannGuitars (1996-2018)
See also: Bonded, ex-Crows
MakkaDrums (2010-2018)
See also: DespairEverflow, ex-Voodoocult, ex-Bonded, ex-Kreator (live), ex-Lacuna Coil (live), ex-Rotting Christ (live), ex-Rumble Militia (live), ex-Flaming Anger
HuskyDrums (2018-2020)
See also: AsphyxCarnal GhoulDecayedMetaluciferRotten CasketTrinitas, ex-Infektor, ex-Deathfist, ex-Desaster, ex-Satanika, ex-Crom (live), ex-Metal Inquisitor
Side A
1.Agent Orange06:04  Show lyrics
2.Tired and Red05:26  Show lyrics
3.Incest04:40  Show lyrics
4.Remember the Fallen04:21  Show lyrics
Side B
5.Magic Dragon06:00  Show lyrics
6.Exhibition Bout03:36  Show lyrics
7.Ausgebombt03:05  Show lyrics
8.Baptism of Fire04:04  Show lyrics
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Agent Orange is the third studio album by German thrash metal band Sodom, released on 1 June 1989 by SPV/Steamhammer. It was their last album with guitarist Frank Blackfire (who would later join Kreator) until his return to the band in 2018. The lyrical content delves deeply into Tom Angelripper‘s fascination with the Vietnam War, with a song dedicated to the ground assault aircraft AC-47 as well as the Agent orange defoliant-inspired title-track. It was their first album to enter the German album charts where it reached number 36. Agent Orange sold 100,000 copies in Germany alone[1] and marked the commercial break through for the band. The song “Ausgebombt” was released on the EP Ausgebombt with German lyrics.

One thought on “Sodom: Agent Orange-80’s-1989.

  1. Orbitball, August 21st, 2013

    Talk about thrash metal quality, intelligent, intense, aggressive, ever changing and original release here. A monumental one in all aspects. It shows some similarities to Kreator’s “Coma of Souls”, which is a definite one that is from another German descent, but Sodom rips it up here showing that they too can measure up to the genius syndrome. Riffs are fast, technical, intense and totally amazing. Too bad like other bands they just went downhill after their peak albums were delivered. I would think that bands would get even better and evolve rather than cop out and play things that they think listeners want to hear. I would say it’s wrong to think that in music, but it happens so often.

    Thrash metal bands like old Metallica, Exodus, Testament, Kreator, Sepultura and Sodom all reigned during an 80’s minor 90’s eras. A lot of them just lost it, but other bands like Destruction and even Kreator are belting out solid releases. Testament too, but Sodom’s newer material isn’t even close to being original like “Agent Orange” is. This band totally annihilates here, and to give a higher than 100% if it existed. You get rock solid production quality here and chunky guitar riffs that explode and also areas that are just groove based. So it’s not entirely intense all the way through, but shows variety in songwriting abilities.

    The solos by Frank Blackfire (ex-Kreator) are just technical and amazing all over the fretboard. Angeripper’s voice doesn’t sound like Schmier’s on this one, it seemed more original than his, although not many thrash metal bands that I consider to be good on the vocals. Many exceptions, but as a whole, the intensity and quality reign in the music. However, I will detract and say that Angelripper just kicks ass and his voice on here sounds more like Dave Mustaine’s via Megadeth. Though there are just similarities, but it’s kind of coincidental. Some people favor Megadeth, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the band.

    The originality on this album is so supreme and exasperating in quality, groove, intensity, variety, technicality and originality. Though I pointed out some similarities to other legend bands, Sodom just reigns supreme here and conquers, releasing their best album out of their entire discography. I’d conclude that it’s better to purchase a newer CD because you get a bonus and it’s not very expensive. We’ve explored the originality and amazing songwriting here, even though as a 3-piece, they still ripped your ears apart with their aggression and full obliteration of thrash metal imploded on this planet.

    Those are my thoughts here, so in closing, I’d have to say that the scene in the higher 80’s era seemed to be the best overall types of thrash metal invigorating albums that reign supreme with their intensity plus aggression galore. No song on this album is bad or uninteresting. All tracks deserve mention because they’re all in intensity mixed with laying back grooves, but all in all, are aggressive as hell. This album is up there with Sepultura’s “Beneath the Remains”, Kreator’s “Coma of Souls”, Destruction’s “Release From Agony”, et al. If this is missing in your collection, evaluate and simply invest in it because it’s much worth getting and deafening to the ears.

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