The original idea to release this album was brought to AAARRG Records
in the 90ties by the fans. The wish to get all Classic adaptions which
have been recorded by Mekong Delta so far on one Disc was the driving
force behind. Especially the critics said that this adaptions all the
time have been an highlight on each Mekong release. One can hear the power and fun the musicians had interpreting the classical masters. Driven by the wish to get the rock instruments handled equal to the classic
ones this CD is much harder and more powerful as for example Metallicas "S&M".
After the release of their second longplayer "Metal Revolution" - which is a kind of classic today - Living Death decide to move to AAARRG Records, the label founded by Ralph Hubert. The advantage was quite clear, as AAARRG got an own studio so that there was no hurry in recording. Iif it takes three weeks to record, it takes three, if four, ok, than four. Another remarkable change was that the old drummer ( Andreas Oberhoff ) was replaced by Atomic Steif, who get himself into the music with quite a lot of new ideas for Living Death. This formation started to record the "Back to the Weapons" EP in early 1986. Compared to the older albums this one is more trash orientated.
The second full length album recorded by Living Death for AAARRG Records 1989. This album got a different taste compared to its predecessors. From the musical side, you get high quality german thrash metal. A lot of great riffs, hard working drums with a lot of double bass and a bass guitar mixed slightly in the background, but holding the whole stuff together. All songs got differnt time signatures this time and are not only fast. They are more complex than the older ones - which might be the result of Frank and Rainers work as guitar players in Mekong Delta. But the most remarkable thing, pointed out by all critics, is - the vocals.
Mekong Delta live
- October 2nd, The Netherlands
Ivory Night live
- August 12th Germany, Welferode
- August 27th Germany, Böhl Iggelheim