Sodom discography

Sodom discography
Bangkok, 2007
Releases
Studio albums 12
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 3
Video albums 3
Demos 2

The following is a comprehensive discography of Sodom, a German thrash metal band. Formed in 1982, they have so far released twelve studio albums, three live albums, two compilations, a DVD, two EPs, three singles, and two demos.

The band are considered one of the three biggest Teutonic thrash metal acts, the other two being Kreator and Destruction. While the other two bands developed a sound that has influenced death metal, Sodom created a sound that has influenced many black metal bands that formed in the late 1980s and the 1990s.

Albums

Studio albums

Year Album details Notes
1986 Obsessed by Cruelty Two versions of Obsessed by Cruelty were issued in a short space of time. The original mix was pressed up, but then not found to be satisfactory and so the entire album was remixed.[1]
1987 Persecution Mania
  • Released: December 1987
  • Label: Steamhammer
"A virtual tour de force of blinding speed and blunt force, it is also arguably the best album of Sodom's checkered career."[2]
1989 Agent Orange
  • Released: June 1989
  • Label: Steamhammer
1990 Better Off Dead
  • Released: October 1990
  • Label: Steamhammer
1992 Tapping the Vein
  • Released: August 1992
  • Label: Steamhammer
"... Sodom attempted to make the transition from thrash to death themselves with 1992's Tapping the Vein."[3]
1994 Get What You Deserve
  • Released: January 1994
  • Label: Steamhammer
1995 Masquerade in Blood
  • Released: June 1995
  • Label: Steamhammer
1997 'Til Death Do Us Unite
  • Released: 24 February 1997
  • Label: Steamhammer
1999 Code Red
  • Released: 31 May 1999
  • Label: Drakkar
2001 M-16
  • Released: 22 October 2001
  • Label: Steamhammer
2006 Sodom
  • Released: 21 April 2006
  • Label: Steamhammer
"Following a series of lackluster releases and a five-year hiatus, their self-titled umpteenth album rekindles all the elemental power that won them so many denim-clad followers in the eighties."[4]
2007 The Final Sign of Evil
  • Released: 28 September 2007
  • Label: Steamhammer
The Final Sign of Evil contains a complete re-recording of their 1984 EP In the Sign of Evil and previously unreleased material not included on the EP.
2010 In War and Pieces
  • Released: 19 November 2010 (Germany), 22 November 2010 (Europe), 11 January 2011 (USA)
  • Label: Steamhammer
2013 Epitome of Torture
  • Released: April 26, 2013 (Germany),May 7, 2013 (United States)
  • Label: Steamhammer

Live albums

Year Album details Notes
1988 Mortal Way of Live
  • Released: October 1988
  • Label: Steamhammer
Sodom toured Europe in 1988 with Whiplash and recorded Mortal Way of Life, the "first ever double live thrash [metal] album".[5]
1994 Marooned Live
  • Released: September 1994
  • Label: Steamhammer
2003 One Night in Bangkok
  • Released: 28 July 2003
  • Label: Steamhammer

Compilation albums

Year Album details Notes
1996 Ten Black Years
  • Released: 2 December 1996
  • Label: Steamhammer
"As was the case with their very uneven career, Sodom's two-disc 'greatest-hits' set, Ten Black Years, is not the sort of collection one can easily appreciate when heard from start to finish."[6]
2012 30 Years Sodomized: 1982-2012
  • Released: 25 June 2012
  • Label: Steamhammer

Extended plays

Year EP details Notes
1984 In the Sign of Evil
  • Released: May 1984
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
Line-up:
  • Angel Ripper – vocals, bass
  • Grave Violator – guitars
  • Witchhunter – drums

Re-released in 1988 (and in 2001) with Obsessed by Cruelty on same disc by SPV.[1]

1987 Expurse of Sodomy
  • Released: October 1987
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Formats: LP, cassette
Was also released as a picture disc.

Line-up:

  • Frank Godsdzik (aka Blackfire) – guitar
  • Christian Dudeck (aka Witchhunter) – drums
  • Thomas Such (aka Tom Angelripper) – bass, vocals[1]
1989 Ausgebombt
  • Released: 11 September 1989
  • Label: Steamhammer
1991 The Saw Is the Law
  • Released: January 1991
  • Label: Steamhammer
1993 Aber Bitte mit Sahne
  • Released: October 1993
  • Label: Steamhammer

Singles

Year Song details Notes
1989 "Ausgebombt"
  • Released: 11 September 1989
  • Label: Steamhammer
1991 "The Saw Is the Law"
  • Released: January 1991
  • Label: Steamhammer
1993 "Aber Bitte mit Sahne"
  • Released: October 1993
  • Label: Steamhammer

Video albums

Year Video details Notes
1988 Mortal Way of Live
  • Label: Sound & Vision
  • Format: VHS
1994 Live in der Zeche Carl
  • Released: December 1994
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: VHS
2005 Lords of Depravity, Pt. 1
  • Released: 18 November 2005
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: DVD
"A mix of biography and live onslaught, Lords of Depravity documents Sodom's career from 1982 to 1995."[7]
2010 Lords of Depravity II
  • Released: 28 June 2010
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: DVD
"Disc 1 features a band documentary, focusing from 1995-2009. Disc 2 includes live footage, video clips and deleted scenes 3 hours in length."[8]

Demo albums

Year Album details Notes
1982 Witching Metal (fi) (pt)
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: cassette
Line-up:
  • Aggressor – guitar, vocals
  • Witchhunter – drums
  • Angelripper – bass, vocals
1984 Victims of Death (fi) (pt)
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: cassette
"Satan's Conjuration" is an early version of the song "Conjuration" off Persecution Mania.

The main riff on the song "Witching Metal" on this demo is a bit different than the version of In the Sign of Evil.

Line-up:

  • Frank Testegen (aka Aggressor) – guitar, vocals
  • Christian Dudeck (aka Witchhunter) – drums
  • Thomas Such (aka Tom Angelripper) – bass, vocals[1]

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