Well, what the hell do you say about classics such as this? SODOM from Gelsenkirchen here with the first 3 releases ''In The Sign Of Evil'', ''Obsessed By Cruelty'' & ''Expours Of Sodomy'' from the years 1985/86/87 are simply German thrash metal history-finshed! Early SODOM is quite simply some of the most vile, filthy blackened thrash metal ever unleashed upon earth. This makes KREATOR & EXODUS's early efforts seem positively over-polished in comparison. Bashed out at maximum possible speed, & executed with slightly less precision than a chainsaw-wielding epileptic attempting to cut down a tree in the midst of a seizure, these two efforts stand side-by-side as monumental tributes to the power of metal to overcome limitations. Such limitations include incompetent engineers, shit-hole studios and general lack of instrumental prowess on the part of the band. Yep, these guys have since become an extremely tight unit after going through a shitload of different guitarists, but back in the day SODOM were just three angry German punks with energy to burn and the will to create a lot of noise. This is the Japan Edition which is extremely scarce and thus is traded accordingly high price. (Will only be sent by registered mail)!