Soul Destruction

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Soul Destruction
The Almighty - Soul Destruction.jpg
Studio album by The Almighty
Released March 1991
Recorded At Trident II Studios, London SWI December 1990/January 1991
Genre hard rock, heavy metal
Length 58:34
Language English
Label Polydor
Producer Andy Taylor
The Almighty chronology
Blood, Fire and Live
(1990)Blood, Fire and Live1990
Soul Destruction'
(1991)
Powertrippin'
(1993)Powertrippin'1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 2/5 stars[1]

Soul Destruction is the second studio album (third overall) released by Scottish heavy metal band The Almighty. It was released by Polydor Records in the United Kingdom in 1991. According to front-man Ricky Warwick, the album's songs centered on four subjects:

It was The Almighty's last album with founding guitarist Tantrum who would be replaced by Alice Cooper guitarist Pete Friesen before the recording of their next album, Powertrippin'. Upon release the album peaked at number 22 on the British album charts.

Three singles were released from the album in multiple formats in 1991. "Free 'n' Easy" (promo CD, 12" vinyl, 7" vinyl, cassette), "Devil's Toy" (promo CD, 7" & 12" vinyl) and "Little Lost Sometimes" (promo CD, 12" & 7" vinyl).

The Japanese release of Soul Destruction included two bonus tracks, "Bodies", a Sex Pistols cover and an acoustic version of "Hell to Pay". Both of these tracks previously appeared as B-sides to various "Free 'n' Easy" singles in the UK.

The album was re-released by Spinefarm Records as a "Deluxe Edition" in 2015, including a second disc containing all of the single b-sides.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Crucify" (Ricky Warwick) - 4:42
  2. "Free 'N' Easy" (Floyd London, Warwick) - 4:24
  3. "Joy Bang One Time" (London, Tantrum, Warwick) - 3:33
  4. "Love Religion" (Del James, London, Warwick)- 4:41
  5. "Bandaged Knees" (James, Warwick) - 6:11
  6. "Praying to the Red Light" (Tantrum, Warwick) - 4:49
  7. "Sin Against the Light" (Warwick) - 4:59
  8. "Little Lost Sometimes" (Tantrum, Warwick) - 7:01
  9. "Devil's Toy" (Warwick) - 5:23
  10. "What More Do You Want" (James, Warwick) - 4:32
  11. "Hell to Pay" (Warwick) - 4:47
  12. "Loaded" (Warwick) - 3:32

Deluxe Edition Disc 2: Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Free 'N' Easy" (7" Edit) - 4:22
  2. "Bodies" (Sex Pistols Cover) - 2:55
  3. "Hell To Pay" (Acoustic Version) - 4:43
  4. "Devil's Toy" (7" Edit) - 4:34
  5. "Bad Temptation" - 4:32
  6. "Loaded" (Live UK 1991) - 3:36
  7. "Little Lost Sometimes" (Radio Edit) - 4:53
  8. "Wild Road To Satisfaction" - 3:50
  9. "Crucify" (Live UK 1991) - 4:56
  10. "Detroit" (Live UK 1991) - 3:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Almighty — Soul Destruction". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Our Favorite Things!" Daily Record May 1991. link.