The Conqueror

On this dark miserable evening the shuffle option has thrown up a three and a half minute chunk of Teutonic Thrash metal in the shape of the Gelsenkirchen trio Sodom.

Formed in 1981 Sodom were an early purveyor of the blackened thrash metal sound style. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax are considered the “Big Four” of thrash metal, but Sodom alongside Kreator, Destruction and Tankard are affectionately known as “The Teutonic Big Four”.

Teutonic Thrash was loosely based on bands in the German area of North Rhine-Westphalia, but over time embraced bands from other Central European countries like Switzerland.

The Conqueror was originally track 2 on 1987’s Expurse of Sodomy 12″ single and later included as a bonus track on the CD version of the Persecution Mania album later that year.



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