The Laws of Scourge

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The Laws of Scourge
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Studio album by Sarcófago
Released August, 1991
Recorded August, 1991 at J.G. Studios (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Studio J.G. (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Genre Technical death metal, thrash metal
Length 31:44
Label Cogumelo
Music for Nations
Producer Sarcófago
Sarcófago chronology
The Laws of Scourge
Crush, Kill, Destroy
(1992)Crush, Kill, Destroy1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Laws of Scourge is the second studio album by the Brazilian extreme metal band Sarcófago. It was during this time that the band's lyrical content had begun to shift from Satanism, choosing to delve into more "realistic" topics. For example, "Midnight Queen" is about a prostitute, while "Screeches From The Silence" is about living "in the fast lane". The album also marked a change in the band's musical style, moving from their signature hyperspeed black/death to technical death metal, and the sound quality had improved from I.N.R.I. This was also the last full-length record to feature a drummer, as from "Hate" onwards, the band would use a drum machine.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Laws of Scourge" 3:29
2. "Piercings" 5:00
3. "Midnight Queen" 6:19
4. "Screeches from the Silence" 3:51
5. "Prelude to a Suicide" 3:56
6. "The Black Vomit" 2:26
7. "Secrets of a Widow" 6:43
CD version bonus tracks
No. Title Length
8. "Little Julie" 4:41
9. "Crush, Kill, Destroy" 5:30



Additional musicians[edit]

  • Eugênio "Dead Zone" - keyboards
  • Claudio David - backing vocals on Midnight Queen, Screeches from the Silence and Crush, Kill, Destroy


  • Arranged and produced by Sarcofago
  • Recorded and mixed by Gauguin and Sarcofago