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Formed in 1986, DEVASTATION forged a sizable rep, winning over crowds and sharing stages with the likes of Sepultura, Dark Angel and Demolition Hammer. While DEVASTATION would temporarily call it a day in 1991, their legend has echoed loudly throughout the metal community. Their self-released 1987 LP Violent Termination and 1989's Combat debut, Signs of Life installed the quintet as a contender in the then-swelling thrash underground and set the stage for Idolatry. Produced and mixed by legendary knobsman, Scott Burns (Sepultura, Obituary), the band's third full length and swansong LP is considered an extreme metal classic, known to ardent fans and hugely influential on today's wave of thrashers including fellow Texans, Power Trip. While the band called it quits in 1991, amidst changing popular tastes, their influence and popularity has only grown over time.
"Few bands have inspired me, or made me as proud to be from Texas, as Devastation. Idolatry is a masterclass in speed, riffs, groove, and songwriting — thrash as it was morphing into death metal. Everyone I know that’s heard it considers it a classic, that stands up next to all the great albums of the era. A must-have in any extreme music fan’s collection." -Blake Ibanez (Power Trip, Fugitive)
"Devastation, along with Rigor Mortis, Gammacide, SA Slayer and Sedition proved that there was a lot more to Texas thrash than just Pantera. Not only were they competing with East and West Coast thrash legends but they were doing it their own way and furthering the genre." -Zach Blair GWAR, Rise Against)
See below for the tracklist!