Suffering Hour

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Suffering Hour
Anacrusis Suffering Hour.jpg
Studio album by
Released1988
RecordedHolly Hills Studios, Kansas City, 20–25 March 1988
GenreProgressive metal, thrash metal
Length47:10
LabelActive
ProducerAnacrusis & Jeff Johnson
Anacrusis chronology
Suffering Hour
(1988)
Reason
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Metal Forces(8.5/10)[2]

Suffering Hour is the first album by the St Louis thrash/progressive metal band Anacrusis, released in 1988 on the European label Active Records.[3][4] The album's recording was self-financed by the band members with $1200.[5]

The album was re-released on CD in 1990 by Metal Blade Records.

Track listing[edit]

Music and lyrics by Kenn Nardi, except where indicated

  1. "Present Tense" (Nardi, Kevin Heidbreder, Tom Liskey) – 6:22
  2. "Imprisoned" – 6:11
  3. "R.O.T." (Nardi, Heidbreder) – 4:51
  4. "Butcher's Block" – 6:07
  5. "A World to Gain" – 4:04
  6. "Frigid Bitch" (Heidbreder) – 4:03
  7. "Fighting Evil" – 3:25
  8. "Twisted Cross" – 7:20
  9. "Annihilation Complete/Disembowled" (Heidbreder/Nardi, John Emery) – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenn Nardi – guitars and lead vocals
  • Kevin Heidbreder – guitars
  • John Emery – bass guitar
  • Mike Owen – drums, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Anacrusis Suffering Hour review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. ^ Krgin, Borivoj (1988). "Anacrusis - Suffering Hour". Metal Forces (28). Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. ^ King, Louise (8 March 1990). "Anacrusis: Crashing Into Heavy Metal". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. pp. 8G. Retrieved 11 April 2010. European-based Active Records took an interest, signing the quartet to a record deal and to release Anacrusis' debut album, Suffering Hour. ...
  4. ^ Durchholz, Daniel (18 June 1993). "Proving their metal album no. 4 by Anacrusis is hard-hitting". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 11 April 2010. Which makes it a particularly opportune time for Anacrusis to celebrate the release of its ... which released the band's debut, "Suffering Hour," in 1988. ...
  5. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Anacrusis Biography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-06.