Poison - Further Down Into The Abyss (1984-1987) 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Poison was one of the most volatile and potent forces in the thrash underground of Germany, but various misfortunes caused them to suffer a severe case of the 'underachiever'. The band had a wealth of demos around circa 1984, but it wasn't until 1993 that a full length album was posthumously released. Into the Abyss is basically an 'official' re-issue of the band's 1987 demo, and what a fucking demo that was. Put on your kvlt vnderoos, folks, because this was a band who could manifest hellfire with the best of them. Think old Sodom, Slayer and Destruction with brutal guttural vocals... well before most bands were using them, and you've got one remarkably underrated force here that could very well have sprung a million patch encrusted denim jackets with the sleeves torn off.