The Law (Exhorder album)

The Law is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Exhorder, released on March 15, 1992 through Roadrunner Records. Compared to previous release Slaughter in the Vatican, the band's sound became much more groove metal-oriented while still retaining much of its thrash roots. It was reissued by Roadrunner in 2003 in a two-disc set with Slaughter in the Vatican and again in 2008. The song "Into the Void" is a cover of a Black Sabbath song off their Master of Reality album.

The Law
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 15, 1992
ProducerRob Beaton, Exhorder
Exhorder chronology
Slaughter in the Vatican
The Law
Mourn the Southern Skies

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
Rock Hard9/10[4]

In 2005, The Law was ranked number 273 in Rock Hard magazine's book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing

1."Soul Search Me"4:50
3."I Am the Cross"4:33
4."Un-Born Again"2:49
5."Into the Void" (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward) (Black Sabbath cover)6:07
6."The Truth"3:26
7."The Law"4:49
8."Incontinence" (instrumental)3:45
9."(Cadence of) the Dirge"4:31
Total length:38:43


  • Kyle Thomas – vocals
  • Vinnie LaBella – lead guitar
  • Jay Ceravolo – rhythm guitar
  • Franky Sparcello – bass
  • Chris Nail – drums

Additional personnel

  • Rob Beaton – production, engineering, mixing
  • Jay Ceravolo – assistant engineering, mixing
  • Ty Bouvier – design
  • Kurt Coste – photography
  • Ed Lancaster – artwork
  • Patricia Mooney – art direction
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Trina Shoemaker – assistant engineering


  1. ^, Greg Stewart, Webmaster/Developer. "Review: "Exhorder: The Law (remaster)" - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!". Retrieved January 25, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Martins, Jorge (January 31, 2024). "10 Essential Bands to Get Into Groove Metal". Ultimate Guitar. Archived from the original on January 31, 2024. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  3. ^ "The Law - Exhorder". Allmusic.
  4. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 58. Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Best of Rock & Metal - Die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten (in German). Rock Hard. 2005. p. 104. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.