Oppressing the Masses is second album recorded by the San Francisco Bay Areathrash 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. The re-release version contains the tracks from Torture Tactics EP.