This Present Wasteland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This Present Wasteland
This Present Wasteland Cover.jpg
Studio album by Metal Church
Released September 23, 2008 (Europe)
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 57:21
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Metal Church chronology
A Light in the Dark
This Present Wasteland
Generation Nothing

This Present Wasteland is the ninth studio album by heavy metal band Metal Church. The album was released September 23, 2008 in Europe.[1] This is the first album to feature guitarist Rick Van Zandt.

This Present Wasteland sold about 920 copies in the U.S. in the week following its release.[2] This was their last album before their second breakup from July 2009 to October 2012.

The album cover was chosen from contest entries submitted on Myspace.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 3.5/5 stars
Jukebox:Metal 5/5 stars [4]

Allmusic reviewer Alex Henderson stated that while the album was not "essential", it was "a solid and well-executed effort" by the band. Henderson singled out "Breathe Again", "Monster", "A War Never Won" and "Company of Sorrow" in particular as standout tracks on the album.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Company of Sorrow"   6:37
2. "The Perfect Crime"   4:37
3. "Deeds of a Dead Soul"   8:27
4. "Meet Your Maker"   5:35
5. "Monster" Vanderhoof 6:25
6. "Crawling to Extinction"   4:11
7. "A War Never Won"   5:33
8. "Mass Hysteria"   4:41
9. "Breathe Again"   5:23
10. "Congregation"   5:52



  1. ^ "METAL CHURCH: New Album Samples Available - Aug. 10, 2008". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "METAL CHURCH Interviewed On 'Wyldside Radio'; Video Available - July 15, 2009". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Video: Reunited Metal Church Performs On '70000 Tons Of Metal' - Feb. 3, 2013". Roadrunner Records. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Andy Lye. "Jukebox:Metal review". 
  5. ^ "This Present Wasteland". Allmusic. Allmusic. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 

External links[edit]