Punishment for Decadence

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Punishment for Decadence
Coroner punishment LP.jpg
Studio album by Coroner
Released August 1, 1988
Recorded Sky Trak Studios, Berlin, May 1988
Genre Thrash metal, progressive metal
Length 38:54
Label Noise
Producer Guy Bidmead
Coroner chronology
Punishment for Decadence
No More Color
Alternative cover (CD edition)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Punishment for Decadence is the second album by the Swiss thrash metal group Coroner. It bears many similarities to the previous album, except the band's performance is more precise and features increased use of slightly more melodic guitar work, as well as a slightly different lyrical style.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:13
  2. "Absorbed" – 3:43
  3. "Masked Jackal" – 4:47
  4. "Arc-Lite" – 3:20
  5. "Skeleton on Your Shoulder" – 5:34
  6. "Sudden Fall" – 4:50
  7. "Shadow of a Lost Dream" – 4:32
  8. "The New Breed" – 4:53
  9. "Voyage to Eternity" – 3:42
  10. "Purple Haze" – 3:19



  • Track 10 is a Jimi Hendrix cover, and was originally included as a B-Side on the "Masked Jackal" single.
  • The album cover features a portion of the woodcut "Der Tod als Würger" by German Painter Alfred Rethel.
  • The album has been re-released with an alternative cover, without the consent of the band.
  • Tracks 1 and 4 are instrumental.


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Coroner Punishment for Decadence review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 

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