Tapping the Vein (album)

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Tapping the Vein
Tapping the Vein Cover.jpg
Studio album by Sodom
Released August 1, 1992
Recorded May 16, - July 12, 1992 at Dierks Studios III, Cologne; Musiclab, Berlin, Germany
Genre Thrash metal, death metal
Length 46:11
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Producer Harris Johns
Sodom chronology
Better Off Dead
(1990)Better Off Dead1990
Tapping the Vein
Aber Bitte mit Sahne
(1993)Aber Bitte mit Sahne1993

Tapping the Vein is the fifth studio album by German thrash metal band Sodom, released on August 1, 1992 by Steamhammer/SPV. The album showcases more of a death metal influence compared to previous albums.[1]

It's also the last album to feature original member Christian "Witchhunter" Dudek on drums.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Sodom.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Body Parts" Chris Witchhunter 3:02
2. "Skinned Alive" Tom Angelripper 2:27
3. "One Step Over the Line" Tom Angelripper 5:07
4. "Deadline" Tom Angelripper 3:52
5. "Bullet in the Head" Tom Angelripper 3:01
6. "The Crippler" Chris Witchhunter 4:10
7. "Wachturm" Tom Angelripper 3:47
8. "Tapping the Vein" Andy Brings 5:11
9. "Back to War" Tom Angelripper 3:14
10. "Hunting Season" Tom Angelripper 4:28
11. "Reincarnation" Andy Brings 7:49
Total length: 46:11





  1. ^ a b Eduardo Rivadavia. "Tapping the Vein - Sodom review". Allmusic.