Act III (Death Angel album)

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Act III
Studio album by Death Angel
Released April 10, 1990[1]
Recorded September–October, 1989
Dodge City Sound, California
Genre Thrash metal, Funk metal
Length 44:54
Label Geffen Records
Producer Max Norman
Death Angel chronology
Frolic through the Park
(1988)
Act III
(1990)
Fall from Grace
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Act III is the third studio album by the thrash metal band Death Angel, released in 1990 on Geffen Records. Regarded by many critics and fans as the band's finest effort, the album was produced by famed metal producer Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Loudness), and marked the first (and only) major label release by Death Angel. The album spawned the singles "Seemingly Endless Time" and "A Room with a View", with both songs receiving music videos and airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball. Songs like "Discontinued" incorporate elements of funk.

On tour in support of Act III in 1991, the band suffered a serious tour bus crash in which drummer Andy Galeon was critically injured. During his year long recovery, singer Mark Osegueda left the band, effectively ending Death Angel. In 2001, the band reunited for Testament singer Chuck Billy's Thrash of the Titans benefit concert (minus Gus Pepa) and went on to release The Art of Dying in 2004, followed by three more albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rob Cavestany, except where noted.

  1. "Seemingly Endless Time" – 3:49
  2. "Stop" (Cavestany, Mark Osegueda) – 5:10
  3. "Veil of Deception" – 2:35
  4. "The Organization" (Cavestany, Andy Galeon) – 4:16
  5. "Discontinued" (Cavestany, Galeon, Gus Pepa, Dennis Pepa) – 5:50
  6. "A Room with a View" – 4:42
  7. "Stagnant" (Cavestany, Galeon) – 5:33
  8. "EX-TC" (Cavestany, Osegueda) – 3:06
  9. "Disturbing the Peace" – 3:53
  10. "Falling Asleep" – 5:54

Credits[edit]

  • Mark Osegueda – Vocals
  • Rob Cavestany – Guitars
  • Gus Pepa – Guitars
  • Dennis Pepa – Bass
  • Andy Galeon – Drums
  • Recorded September – October, 1989 at Dodge City Sound, California, USA
  • Produced and engineered by Max Norman
  • Mixed by Max Norman, Rob Cavestany, and Andy Galeon
  • Engineered by Stoli
  • Mixed in November, 1989 at Skip Saylor Recording, California, USA
  • Second engineered by Chris "Holmes" Puram
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City, USA
  • Executive produced by Tom Zutaut

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