Addictive: Pity of Man

FormatLP, CD
Musical styleThrash Metal
Additional infoInner Sleeve. Also released on CD with different artwork. Euro Pressing (different artwork) on Rattlesnake Records (Rarity 0)
Rarity grading
2 out of 6 - Quite rare!


One of the leading Australian bands spawned from the late 80's Australian thrash movement. A sound typical of the era (note the T-shirts the band are wearing: Sacred Reich, Metallica, S.O.D. etc). Fast thrashing music sitting comfortably in the Dark Angel speed zone intertwined with Metallica / Testament chug and obligatory Hetfield vocal mannerisms. Conscious lyrical themes embracing topics such as Alcoholism (Addictive Friend), Mental Turmoil (What Ward R U In? / Echoes Of The Mind) and prerequisite environmental devastation commentary (Boiling Point / Pity Of Man). Instrumental chug out The Forge and the subdued introduction to Come Before The Storm add respite & contrast to this unrelenting thrash up that will surely have fans reaching for their neck brace.

1) Get Out Of My Life
2) Come Before The Storm
3) Boiling Point
4) Sonder Kommando
5) The Forge

1) What Ward R U. In?
2) Echoes Of The Mind
3) Addictive Friend
4) My Foe
5) Pity Of Man

Created / updated: 2012-08-16
Dave Harrison