The third full-length studio album by the cult American Thrash Metal band.
Regarded by many critics and fans as the band's finest effort, the album was produced by famed Metal producer Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Savatage, Fates Warning and Loudness), and marked the first (and only) major label release by Death Angel. With 1990's "Act III", Death Angel finally reached musical adulthood (though some band members were still barely old enough to vote).
The album also witnessed the continuing development of lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, who literally dominated the album with his impressive chops and superior songwriting. Coupled with his generally well-thought out lyrics (sung by the still mediocre Mark Osegueda), songs like "A Room with a View", "The Organization", and especially first single "Seemingly Endless Time" seemed to confirm the band's destiny as apparent heirs to intellectual thrashers Anthrax, then in swift decline.
The singles "Seemingly Endless Time" and "A Room with a View" receiving music videos and airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball.
Sadly, a number of external (sparse promotional support, the genre's dwindling popularity) and internal forces (bandmate squabbling) would make this the band's final album. On tour in support of "Act III" in 1991, the band suffered a serious tour bus crash in which drummer Andy Galeon was critically injured. During his yearlong recovery, singer Mark Osegueda left the band, effectively ending Death Angel. At least it served as a fond farewell and remains the ideal starting point to the Death Angel discography. In 2001, the band reunited for Testament singer Chuck Billy's Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert (minus Gus Pepa) and went on to release more albums.
Geffen Records, 1990 (9 24280-2). Made in USA.
1. Seemingly Endless Time 3:50
2. Stop 5:10
3. Veil Of Deception 2:33
4. The Organization 4:16
5. Discontinued 5:52
6. A Room With A View 4:41
7. Stagnant 5:34
8. Ex-Tc 3:05
9. Disturbing The Peace 3:52
10. Falling Asleep 5:55
Total playing time: 44:48 min.