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DARK ANGEL
DARK ANGEL
Time Does Not Heal (The Black Edition)
(Century Media Records)
79:12min

Revisiting this album brings both good and bad memories for me. Good, in the sense this was DARK ANGEL at its climax both musically and popularity-wise. Bad, because even though they left the scene on a high note their avid fans at the time (me included) got pretty frustrated by seeing one of the most important Metal bands of the US vanish into obscurity without even doing a proper return to form now in the 21st century. Just like their previous albums, this is a full-classics-packed slab of technical Thrash Metal prowness that in many ways was a nice transition from their older work into a somewhat more sophisticated approach but without betraying their roots. Every song seems to lit the gear on fire due to the sheer intensity, heaviness and brutality. METALLICA, TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX and many others would have wished to end their golden era with something at least close to this album. Now for our listening pleasure, Century Media has released a new version of DARK ANGEL's magnum obra in the form of a limited edition kingsize digipak (comes in an additional black slipcase), featuring a 16-page kingsize booklet incl. all lyrics, new graphics and layout. The CD itself is remastered and comes up with 2 live bonus tracks (from a show at the Country Club, Resada on April 22nd, 1989). I really encourage you all Thrash fiends to get this. You won't repent. Order at: www.centurymedia.com.

Mario Cubero

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