Executioner's Song (album)

Executioner's Song is the first studio LP released by Canadian speed/thrash metal band Razor in 1985. Most of the tracks on the album were first put to tape on the Escape the Fire demo, recorded in December 1984.

Executioner's Song
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1985
RecordedThe Waxwork St. Jacob's and Future Sound, Toronto, December 1984
GenreSpeed metal
Length37:10
LabelViper
ProducerTerry Marostega, Razor
Razor chronology
Armed & Dangerous
(1984)
Executioner's Song
(1985)
Evil Invaders
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metal Forces(9/10)[1]

Track listingEdit

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Take This Torch"3:18
2."Fast and Loud"4:21
3."City of Damnation"3:45
4."Escape the Fire"3:36
5."March of Death"3:45
Side B
No.TitleLength
6."Distant Thunder"4:05
7."Hot Metal"2:21
8."Gatecrasher"3:01
9."Deathrace"3:30
10."Time Bomb"3:46
11."The End"2:08
Total length:37:36

NotesEdit

  • The 1st pressing 1985 vinyl re-issue by Roadrunner Records feature large Viper Records center labels with small marketing Roadrunner logo. The features on the 2nd pressing is reversed
  • The bootlegged 1992 CD edition by Reborn Classics contains the 1984 Armed & Dangerous EP. The track list on the back cover is not in the correct order. The song "Time Bomb" is misspelled as "Time Bond"
  • The 2nd pressing remastered 2002 CD edition by Attic Records has "CINRAM" as no logotype in matrix/runout
  • The 2009 CD edition by Attic Records was issued in a jewel case and digipak with added background
  • Re-issued as a limited edition 12" vinyl in 2014 by Storm from the Past Records, limited to 500 copies. The catalogue number appears as SFTP 001 on sleeve spine and SFTP # 001 on vinyl label. It also comes with lyric insert
  • Re-issued in 2019 by Hammerheart Records, limited to 1,000 copies

CreditsEdit

  • Stace McLaren - vocals
  • Dave Carlo - guitars
  • Mike Campagnolo - bass
  • Mike Embro - drums

ProductionEdit

  • Terry Marostega - Producer
  • Ray Statham - Cover illustration
  • Ed Stone - Remixing
  • Walter Zwol - Remixing
  • Garnet Giesbrecht - Art direction, Design
  • Lindsay Lozon - Photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doe, Bernard (1985). "Razor - Executioner's Song". Metal Forces (10). Retrieved 2013-04-20.