Symbol of Salvation [2 Bonus CDs]

Symbol of Salvation [2 Bonus CDs]

by Armored Saint
     
 
Recorded soon after the tragic and untimely death of guitarist Dave Prichard from leukemia, Symbol of Salvation is arguably Armored Saint's finest hour. In what is certainly their best-produced and most diverse album, the band pays tribute to their fallen friend with every performance. And since many of these tracks were co-written by

Overview

Recorded soon after the tragic and untimely death of guitarist Dave Prichard from leukemia, Symbol of Salvation is arguably Armored Saint's finest hour. In what is certainly their best-produced and most diverse album, the band pays tribute to their fallen friend with every performance. And since many of these tracks were co-written by Prichard in his last months, the results are often extremely personal and dramatic -- never more so than on the hard-driving "Burning Question," the beautiful "Another Day," and the epic "Tainted Past," which actually features a solo from Prichard. Other highlights, such as "Reign of Fire" and "Dropping Like Flies," find the band thrashing harder than ever, while "Last Train Home" and "Truth Always Hurts" (written by new guitarist Jeff Duncan and returning founding member Phil Sandoval) see them at their most commercial. The chaotic drumming of "Tribal Dance" is another wonderful surprise, and the venomous "Hanging Judge" is simply an awesome all-around metal song. While all Armored Saint albums (save for the very average Raising Fear) have their particular strengths, Symbol of Salvation is probably the best place to start discovering the band. [A generous 2003 upgrade by Metal Blade added two bonus discs to the original program.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Metal Blade
UPC:
0039841442922
catalogNumber:
14429
Rank:
48009

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Reign of Fire
  2. Dropping Like Flies
  3. Last Train Home
  4. Tribal Dance
  5. The Truth Always Hurts
  6. Half Drawn Bridge
  7. Another Day
  8. Symbol of Salvation
  9. Hanging Judge
  10. Warzone
  11. Burning Question
  12. Tainted Past
  13. Spineless

Disc 2

  1. Reign of Fire
  2. Dropping Like Flies
  3. Last Train Home
  4. Tribal Dance
  5. The Truth Always Hurts
  6. Another Day
  7. Symbol of Salvation
  8. Hanging Judge
  9. Warzone
  10. Burning Question
  11. Tainted Past
  12. Spineless
  13. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 1: Intro
  14. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 1: The Writing Process Begins
  15. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 1: Illness Hits Home
  16. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 1: Now What?

Disc 3

  1. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Now What? (Continued)
  2. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Pick Up the Pieces
  3. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Dave Jerdan
  4. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Choosing the Songs and the ...
  5. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: The Songs: Reign of Fire
  6. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Dropping Like Flies
  7. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Last Train Home
  8. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Tribal Dance
  9. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: The Truth Always Hurts
  10. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Half Drawn Bridge
  11. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Another Day
  12. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Symbol of Salvation
  13. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Hanging Judge ]*] [Multimedia Track
  14. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Warzone
  15. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Burning Question
  16. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Tainted Past
  17. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Spineless
  18. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Mixing
  19. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Cover Art
  20. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Looking Back
  21. Interview With Brian Slagel, Pt. 2: Goodbye and Thank You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Armored Saint   Primary Artist
Joey Vera   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
John Bush   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gonzo   Percussion,Drums
Phil Sandoval   Guitar,Soloist
Brian Slagel   Interviewee
Dave Prichard   Guitar,Soloist
Jeff Duncan   Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist
Alan Barlam   Guitar,Soloist
Gonzo Sandoval   Percussion

Technical Credits

Armored Saint   Arranger
Joey Vera   Producer
Bryan Carlstrom   Engineer
Annette Cisneros   Engineer
Dave Jerden   Producer
Brian Slagle   Executive Producer
Brian Slagel   Executive Producer
Dave Prichard   Engineer

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