Leave Scars

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Leave Scars
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 24, 1989
RecordedMay–July 1988
StudioSpace Station Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreThrash metal
ProducerMichael Monarch, Dark Angel
Dark Angel chronology
Darkness Descends
Leave Scars
Live Scars
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang!3/5 stars [2]

Leave Scars is the third studio album released by the American thrash metal band, Dark Angel, released on January 24, 1989. It was their first album with vocalist Ron Rinehart and bassist Mike Gonzalez (who joined just prior to the release of Darkness Descends), and the last to feature guitarist Jim Durkin for 24 years until his return to the band in 2013. Leave Scars was Dark Angel's most successful release, peaking at number 159 on the Billboard 200.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Death of Innocence"Gene Hoglan, Jim Durkin3:49
2."Never to Rise Again"Hoglan, Durkin, Ron Rinehart3:55
3."No One Answers"Hoglan, Durkin7:50
4."Cauterization" (Instrumental)Hoglan, Durkin7:20
5."Immigrant Song" (Led Zeppelin cover)Jimmy Page, Robert Plant1:47
6."Older Than Time Itself"Hoglan, Durkin6:59
7."Worms" (Instrumental)Hoglan, Durkin2:18
8."The Promise of Agony"Hoglan, Durkin8:25
9."Leave Scars"Hoglan, Durkin7:40


  • Ron Rinehart - Vocals
  • Eric Meyer - Rhythm and lead guitar, Backing vocals
  • Jim Durkin - Rhythm and lead guitar, Violin bow, Assorted instruments, Backing vocals
  • Mike Gonzalez - Bass, Backing vocals
  • Gene Hoglan - Drums, Rhythm guitar, Assorted instruments, Backing vocals
  • Ron Eriksen - Guest vocals on "The Promise of Agony"


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Dark Angel Leave Scars review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ Gitter, Mike (14 January 1989). "Dark Angel 'Leave Scars'". Kerrang!. 221. London, UK: Spotlight Publications ltd. p. 23. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Dark Angel - Awards at AllMusic