Beyond Recognition

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
1992's Beyond Recognition was Defiance's third album, and the capper of a fairly undistinguished career, if truth be told. After all, despite their undeniable instrumental prowess and relative staying power through to and beyond the great "Grunge Barrier" of 1991 which killed off so many heavy metal bands dead, dead, dead, the Bay Area thrash quintet's music still sounded, with very few exceptions, like a balanced but uninventive blend of neighboring hot shots Testament and Exodus neither of which was faring very well by then, either!. To be fair, some of those rare exceptions arrived on Beyond Recognition itself, but neither the more deliberate, stylistically diverse...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
1992's Beyond Recognition was Defiance's third album, and the capper of a fairly undistinguished career, if truth be told. After all, despite their undeniable instrumental prowess and relative staying power through to and beyond the great "Grunge Barrier" of 1991 which killed off so many heavy metal bands dead, dead, dead, the Bay Area thrash quintet's music still sounded, with very few exceptions, like a balanced but uninventive blend of neighboring hot shots Testament and Exodus neither of which was faring very well by then, either!. To be fair, some of those rare exceptions arrived on Beyond Recognition itself, but neither the more deliberate, stylistically diverse "Perfect Nothing" and "Promised Afterlife" where Steev Esquivel showed increasing confidence in his melodic singing, nor the semi-funky thrasher "Power Trip" were groundbreaking enough to stave off the beleaguered group's impending demise. Instead, this was irremediably cemented by numerous, nearly featureless concrete blocks such as "No Compromise," "Inside Looking Out," "The Chosen," and ho-hum opener "The Killing Floor." After the band's dissolution, the aforementioned Esquivel would resurface with post-thrashers Skinlab soon enough, but the remaining members of Defiance would face a long retirement before regrouping right after the start of new millennium while their legacy lay mostly forgotten, gathering dust in the memories of serious thrash enthusiasts and avid collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Label: Metal Mind
  • EAN: 5907785029958
  • Catalog Number: 1030
  • Sales rank: 117,667

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Killing Floor (3:46)
  2. 2 Step Back (5:01)
  3. 3 Perfect Nothing (5:38)
  4. 4 No Compromise (4:14)
  5. 5 Dead Silence (4:10)
  6. 6 Inside Looking Out (5:19)
  7. 7 The Chosen (4:16)
  8. 8 Power Trip (4:22)
  9. 9 Promised Afterlife (4:51)
  10. 10 Beyond Recognition (1:18)
  11. 11 Born to Kill (Product) (3:38)
  12. 12 Mia (Forgotten) (4:06)
  13. 13 Hypothermia (5:48)
  14. 14 Inside Looking Out (5:04)
  15. 15 Tribulation (5:35)
  16. 16 Void (5:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Defiance Primary Artist
James Monroe Background Vocals
Rob Beaton Background Vocals
Jim Adams Guitar, Group Member
Steev Esquivel Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Matt Vander Ende Drums
Mike Kaufmann Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Doug Harrington Guitar
Technical Credits
Esquivel Composer
Johnny Adams Composer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Jim Warren Cover Illustration
Rob Beaton Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Karl Kotas Art Direction
Kaufmann Composer
Matt Vander Ende Composer
Harrington Composer
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