Into the Mirror Black

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Into the Mirror Black
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Studio album by Sanctuary
Released February 27, 1990 (1990-02-27)
Recorded 1989, Steve Lawson Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Thrash metal, power metal
Length 46:37
Label Epic
Producer Howard Benson
Sanctuary chronology
Refuge Denied
(1988)Refuge Denied1988
Into the Mirror Black
(1990)
Into the Mirror Live
(1991)Into the Mirror Live1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Decibel Favorable[2]
Rock Hard 10/10[3]

Into the Mirror Black is the second album by the band Sanctuary, released on February 27, 1990. It was their last album before their 18-year breakup from 1992 to 2010.

A video clip for the song "Future Tense" was made to promote the album. The video had some air play on MTV's Headbangers Ball. The album sold over 34,000 copies worldwide in its first week.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Warrel Dane and Lenny Rutledge, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Future Tense" (Written and composed by Dane, Rutledge, Sean Blosl and Jim Sheppard) 5:08
2. "Taste Revenge" 5:00
3. "Long Since Dark" 5:04
4. "Epitaph" 6:02
5. "Eden Lies Obscured" 5:21
6. "The Mirror Black" 5:07
7. "Seasons of Destruction" 4:51
8. "One More Murder" 4:21
9. "Communion" (Written and composed by Dane, Blosl, Rutledge and Dave Budbill) 5:37

Personnel[edit]

Sanctuary[edit]

  • Warrel Dane – vocals
  • Lenny Rutledge – guitar
  • Sean Blosl – guitar
  • Jim Sheppard – bass
  • Dave Budbill – drums, percussion

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Howard Benson – production, arrangement, mixing
  • Bruce Barris – engineering, mixing
  • Joe Barresi – assistant engineering
  • Joel Zimmerman – art direction
  • John Halpern – photography
  • Gene Kirkland – band photos

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serba, John. Sanctuary: Into the Mirror Black at AllMusic. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Treppel, Jeff (January 20, 2012). "The Lazarus Pit: Sanctuary's Into the Mirror Black". Decibel. Alex Mulcahy. ISSN 1557-2137. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank (1989). "Sanctuary: Into The Mirror Black". Rock Hard (in German). Rock Hard Verlags- und Handels- GmbH (37). ISSN 1437-8140. Retrieved May 27, 2016.