Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Deliverance’s self-titled album dropped onto the scene in 1989 with all the finesse of a metallic sledgehammer across the forehead. In 1987, Deliverance had made their presence known in dramatic fashion on the California Metal compilation (a sampler in the vein of Metal Blade’s Metal Massacre compilations) with “Attack” being the very first thrash/speed metal song with a strong Christian message to ever be released. Overwhelmed with anticipation, fans lined up for two years trying to buy more of this West Coast speed metal as phenomenal as anything released by Exodus, Death Angel, Metallica, and Anthrax. The long wait ended with the release of 1989’s self-titled debut, and fans were not disappointed. Having enlisted the production skills of famed mainstream metal producer Bill Metoyer (Flotsam and Jetsam, Trouble, Fates Warning, DRI, Slayer) the debut exuded all the pure destructive power for which fans could have hoped. Every note is executed with jawdropping levels of scientific precision. Jimmy’s vocals are both powerful and soaring.
The 2020 Retroactive reissue is a brand new Gold Disc remaster (Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound) and includes three non-LP demo songs as bonus tracks. The insert booklet features 2017 write-ups from band leader, Jimmy Brown, guitarist Glenn Rogers, bassist Brian Khairullah, and Pastor Bob Beeman. This is pure metallic brilliance packaged with a genius 12-page booklet laid out by NoLifeTilMetal’s Scott Waters. Previous CD reissues of this classic album all had audio or graphics issues. This is THE ultimate reissue of one of a handful of Christian metal’s ultimate albums. In addition, every CD comes with an exclusive trading card (gold foil stamped) inside the packaging.
1 Victory 3:47 2 No Time 4:33 3 Deliverance 3:07 4 If You Will 4:23 5 The Call 4:09 6 No Love 3:24
7 Blood Of The Covenant 4:56 8 Jehovah Jireh 3:43 9 Temporary Insanity 5:30 10 Awake 6:14
11 Stand Up and Fight (1985 demo) 12 Hold On Tightly (1988 demo) 13 J.I.G. (1988 demo)
GENRE: Thrash/Speed Metal