Verses of Steel

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Verses of Steel
Verses of Steel.jpg
Studio album by Acid Drinkers
Released July 7, 2008 (Poland)
Recorded March–April, 2008 at Perlazza studio, Opalenica and Jet studio, Nowy Dwór
Genre Thrash metal, Groove Metal
Length 51:53
Label Mystic Production
Producer Ślimak, Olass
Acid Drinkers chronology
Rock Is Not Enough
(2004)
Verses of Steel
(2008)
La part du diable
(2012)

Verses of Steel is the twelfth studio album by the Polish thrash metal band Acid Drinkers. It was released on July 7, in Poland through Mystic Production.[1][2] It is the only album to feature Alex "Olass" Mendyk due to his death in late November 2008.

The album was recorded from March to April, 2008 (drums & vocals were recorded at the Perlazza studio in Opalenica while guitar & bass were recorded at Jet studio in Nowy Dwór).[3] It was mixed at Chimp Studio, London and Tower Studio, Wrocław.[1][3] The cover art was created by Mentalporn.com and fotos by Paulina Mencel.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fuel of My Soul" 3:12
2. "In a Black Sail Wrapped" 3:26
3. "Swallow the Needle" 5:32
4. "The Ark" 4:25
5. "Meltdown of Sanctity" 3:50
6. "We Died Before We Start to Live" 5:37
7. "Red Shining Fur" 3:58
8. "The Rust That I Feed" 6:34
9. "Silver Meat Machine" 3:52
10. "Boneless" 3:57
11. "Blues Beatdown" 7:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Tomasz "Titus" Pukacki - vocals, bass guitar
  • Alex "Olass" Mendyk - guitar, vocals
  • Dariusz "Popcorn" Popowicz - guitar, vocals
  • Maciej "Ślimak" Starosta - drums
  • Music and lyrics - Acid Drinkers
  • Engineered - Maciej Feddek, Aleksander Mendyk
  • Vocal co-producer - Przemysław "Perła" Wjemann
  • Bartek Dębicki - solo in "Blues Beatdown"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Temple 7/10 stars[4]

The album was well received in their country, gaining three nominations for the Fryderyk Musical Awards (Poland) for production, composition and best Heavy Metal album.
It was described as a traditional European thrash metal album with a few crossover elements[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart Country Peak position
OLiS Poland 9[6]

Release history[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
2008 Mystic Production CD Poland No Original CD release; digipack

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official website". April 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Archiwum Polskiego Rocka". April 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Encyclopaedia Metallum". April 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Metal Temple review
  5. ^ Grigoris Chronis (April 21, 2009). "Album: Acid Drinkers, Verses of Steel, (Regain Records)". Metal Temple. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "OLiS chart". April 21, 2009.