We Have Arrived (album)

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We Have Arrived
Studio album by Dark Angel
Released March 1985[1]
Recorded August 1984[1] at Track Records, Hollywood, California[2]
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 33:33
Label Azra/Metalstorm
Producer Dark Angel
Dark Angel chronology
We Have Arrived
Darkness Descends
Axe Killer re-release cover

We Have Arrived is the debut studio album by thrash metal band, Dark Angel, released in March 1985.[1]

We Have Arrived has been reissued at least two times. In 1986, it was re-released by the French recording label Axe Killer in a 2,000 number limited edition. It was then re-released once again in 1997 by Axe Killer. The label attached to the plastic wrap says that this is a remastered edition, but there is no indication of it in the booklet.[3] We Have Arrived is the only Dark Angel album to feature Jack Schwartz on drums, as Gene Hoglan replaced him as their drummer on subsequent albums.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Metal Storm (7.3/10)[6]

The album was met with mixed reactions. Reviewer Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic gave the album a 1.5 of 5 saying "Dark Angel's arrogantly titled debut We Have Arrived is as primitive as it gets." and "The album will only interest serious thrash enthusiasts."

An anonymous reviewer from Metal Storm gave the album a 7.3 of 10 rating saying "It is good, aggressive thrash metal, with rather varied riffs."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "We Have Arrived" 4:07
2. "Merciless Death" 4:28
3. "Falling From The Sky" 4:23
4. "Welcome To The Slaughter House" 5:23
5. "No Tomorrow" 6:31
6. "Hell's On Its Knees" 4:14
7. "Vendetta" 4:27
Total length: 33:33


Dark Angel
  • Don Doty - Vocals
  • Eric Meyer - Lead guitars
  • Jim Durkin - Guitars
  • Rob Yahn - Bass
  • Jack Schwartz - Drums