Exodus: Bonded By Blood VS Let There Be Blood
Apr 24th 2009 Thrashic Violence Band/Album Reviews

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Exodus was formed in 1980 by Gary Holt, Kirk Hammett, and Tom Hunting. Their first album was Bonded By Blood, released in 1985 ; in 2008, they released Let There Be Blood which is essentially Bonded By Blood/with better production and quality. What i want to show here is that the older album is better in terms of old school thrash quality, atmosphere, and especially vocals.


As you listen to the album, the old school BbB feels thrashier. You can easily sense its 80’s energetic “In your face” attitude with the agreessive guitar work. However, on LTbB, the guitars sound plastic, soulless and more polished which makes it less thrashy.

The production is more professional on the new album but that isnt’ an advantage at all, for I think that the old one was more raw and had more passion! I guess technology didn’t help this time ! Besides, I didn’t like the vocals on this new one: Paul Baloff is a much better vocalist than Rob Dukes in my opinion; I think Rob sucks the life out of the music.


The new album is “poor”. Anyone can see that while comparing the two albums (BbB’s fans will surely understand me).

My favorite songs for Exodus are: Piranha, Bonded By Blood, The Toxic Walls. If anyone still doesn’t know Bonded By Blood, I suggest you give it a listen as soon as you can, because it’s essential for every metalhead , thrash metalheads in particular.

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  • elie ma7fouz

    7ayalla album adim bi koun a7la mnl remastering taba3o ana hek b7ess :/

  • Nareg hadjian

    a7sesak ghalat man!!

  • Nareg hadjian

    2a7sesak 3ambi kazbo !

  • Nareg hadjian

    jack…306 also shad yergar badmoutun e man …inch comment enem ? (wooow nicee!!) lav e ? =]

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  • amanda

    nice article jack i like it but not as much as i like u!!! 😉

  • elie ma7fouz

    no man ana bel nesbe la ele kell shi bienzal bi wa2to bi koun a7san mnl remastering ba3den thats all

  • Jad Jawhari

    eh khaye jack!! old school thrash for life. Fuck the new school thrash. As jack said that old school thrash metal is more aggressive and more pure. BONDED BY FUCKIGN BLOOD and amazing album!

  • Nareg Khorozian

    7abbeit l article la2ano b7ebbak bro hahah <3

  • Patrick

    What if Kirk Hammet had stayed with Exodus ? 😛
    Bonded by Blood is an epic thrash album, and the band was surely technical at the time.