Better Off Dead (album)

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Better Off Dead
Studio album by Sodom
Released 1 October 1990
Genre Thrash metal
Length 49:12
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Producer Harris Johns
Sodom chronology
Agent Orange
Better Off Dead
Tapping the Vein
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Rock Hard 9/10 stars link

Better Off Dead is the fourth studio album by German thrash metal band Sodom, released on 1 October 1990 by Steamhammer/SPV. The song "The Saw Is the Law" in an altered version that was released on the EP The Saw Is the Law.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Chris Witchhunter, Michael Hoffman and Tom Angelripper, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "An Eye for an Eye" 4:25
2. "Shellfire Defense" 4:23
3. "The Saw Is the Law" 4:11
4. "Turn Your Head Around" (Tank cover) 3:23
5. "Capture the Flag" 6:08
6. "Cold Sweat" (Thin Lizzy cover) 3:10
7. "Bloodtrails" 4:45
8. "Never Healing Wound" 2:26
9. "Better off Dead" 3:44
10. "Resurrection" 4:50
11. "Tarred and Feathered" 3:02
12. "Stalinorgel" 4:41
Total length: 49:12


  • "Resurrection" is dedicated to Angelripper's late father
  • The spoken passages at the beginning of "An Eye For An Eye" is taken from the 1989 film The Punisher, starring Dolph Lundgren.


  • Andreas Marschall - Cover art
  • Harris Johns - Producer, Mixing