According to metal journalist Mike R. Meyer, “1986 was the best year in the history of thrash — and probably the metal genre as a whole — giving us seminal releases by many of thrash metal’s best acts.”
For his second installment in his on-going “Top 10 Thrash Albums of 1986” series coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the album’s actual North American release date, Meyer has featured DESTRUCTION’s Eternal Devastation. “Along with Kreator and Sodom,” he writes, “DESTRUCTION would eventually come to be known as one of the ‘Three Kings’ of Teutonic thrash metal, mirroring the rise of the ‘Big Four’ American thrash bands. From the ominous intro to ‘Curse the Gods’ through the closing track, ‘Confused Mind,’ Eternal Devastation not only raised the bar for German thrash metal, but for the genre worldwide.”
Read the entire write-up and his interview with the band’s iconic bassist/vocalist Schmier here.
DESTRUCTION’s latest album, Day Of Reckoning, debuted at #54 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart, #58 on the New Artist/Heatseekers Album chart, and #143 on the Independent Current Albums chart this past March.
View the video for “Hate Is My Fuel”on YouTube.
DESTRUCTION have upcoming summer festival performances in Colombia, Italy, Solvenia, and Germany. Eight shows in South America will follow in August, then three September dates in Russia.
THRASH ‘TIL DEATH!!!