Despair (band)

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Despair
Origin Dortmund
Genres Technical thrash metal
Years active 1986–1992
Labels Century Media
Past members Markus Freiwald, Marek Greschek, Andreas Hentschel, Robert Kampf, Klaus Pachura, Waldemar Sorychta

Despair was a technical thrash metal band from Germany, featuring multi-instrumentalist Waldemar Sorychta and Century Media founder Robert Kampf. They released their first album "History of Hate" in 1988 with the following line-up:

In 1990, they released their second album, "Decay of Humanity" with Andreas Hentschel as vocalist. Two years after, in 1992, "Beyond All Reason" album came out, but then Despair split, and Sorychta continued his work with Voodoocult and Grip Inc.. Sorychta and Kampf announced a reformation of the group in late 2004, but nothing definitive has come of this.

Discography[edit]

  • Surviving You Always (1987) – Demo
    1. Slaves of Power
    2. Slow Down
    3. Rainbow Fools
    4. Young And Uncertain
  • History of Hate (1988)
    1. The Enigma - 2:38
    2. Freedom Now - 3:37
    3. History of Hate - 4:23
    4. Constructing the Apocalypse - 8:09
    5. Slow Death - 4:11
    6. Outconditioned - 4:11
    7. Slaves of Power - 4:46
    8. Joy Division - 6:49
    9. Never Trust (Bonus Track) - 5:03
  • Decay of Humanity (1990)
    1. Decay of Humanity
    2. Cry for Liberty
    3. Delusion
    4. Victims of Vanity
    5. A Distant Territory
    6. Silent Screaming
    7. Radiated
    8. Satanic Verses
  • Beyond All Reason (1992)
    1. Beyond Comprehension
    2. Deaf and Blind
    3. Imported Love
    4. The Day of Desperation
    5. In the Deep
    6. Rage in the Eyes
    7. Burnt Out Souls
    8. Son of the Wild
    9. Crossed in Sorrow