Oppressing the Masses

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Oppressing the Masses
Vio-lence - Oppressing The Masses Front.JPG
Studio album by Vio-Lence
Released 1990
Recorded December 1989
Genre Thrash metal
Length 41:28
Label Megaforce/Atlantic
Producer Alex Perialas
Vio-Lence chronology
Eternal Nightmare
Oppressing the Masses
Torture Tactics
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Oppressing the Masses is second album recorded by the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band Vio-lence. It was released originally in 1990 on Megaforce Records. The original print (20,000) contained the song "Torture Tactics," but all copies were destroyed because of Atlantic's objection to the lyrical content. However, that song can be found on the Japanese version of the album.[2] The re-release version contains the tracks from Torture Tactics EP.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Profit" Flynn, Demmel - Killian 7:04
2. "Officer Nice" Demmel, Flynn - Killian 5:23
3. "Subterfuge" Flynn, Demmel - Killian 4:38
4. "Engulfed by Flames" Demmel, Flynn, Killian - Killian 3:55
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "World in a World" Flynn, Demmel - Killian 4:11
2. "Mentally Afflicted" Flynn, Demmel, Killian - Killian 5:49
3. "Liquid Courage" Demmel, Flynn, Killian - Killian 5:27
4. "Oppressing the Masses" Demmel, Flynn - Killian 4:58


  • Sean Killian - Vocals
  • Phil Demmel - Guitar
  • Robb Flynn - Guitar
  • Dean Dell - Bass
  • Perry Strickland - Drums