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A 1981 bridge between old-school U.K. metal of the Motörhead/Saxon stripe and thrash, death, and especially black metal yet to be born, Venom’s debut sounds like it was cranked out in a bomb shelter with dirt falling into the instruments. The superbly slimy “In League With Satan” and “Welcome to Hell” are no less catchy for their demonic subject matter, while “Live Like an Angel” and the brothel-hopping “Red Light Fever” give bikers and street punks something raunchy to die for.

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Most Incrediblble "I Don't give a F#@k" metal albums of all time

There have been many amazing debuts by numerous terrific bands, but this one is beyond comprehension. Try this; Listen to the disc several times then have a few beers and listen some more and you WILL be POSSESSED. It's wonderful, 'specially round the holidays!!! :)

TRUE METAL

Venome has to be one of the the best metal bands

Degenerate classic.

Vile music by an evil, vile band.

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and War

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A seminal influence on the evolution of thrash and black metal, Venom formed during the late '70s in Newcastle, England. Originally a five-piece group called Oberon, they eventually trimmed their lineup to a trio comprising singer/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant, guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, and drummer Tony "Abaddon" Bray. Influenced by the heavy intensity of Motörhead and the visual flash of Kiss, the newly rechristened Venom developed a dark, blistering sound that paved the way for the subsequent...
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Welcome to Hell, Venom
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: 1981

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