Chemical Annihilation hailed from the Northwest and recorded two
demos in 1989, one of which was called Why Die?
and both of which
comprise the 2009 CD re-release, also named Why Die?
The difference between the two demos is quite noticeable here, as the
other demo (earlier, self-titled) suffers both from a poor production
(even by demo standards) as well as the songs being a bit directionless.
The Why Die?
songs, on the other hand, show a well-developed thrash
style that makes one wonder why they didn't sign with someone and do
a complete album right then and there.
As it stands, the CD release makes for a fine addition to any 80's
thrash metal collection.
- Darkness Before The Dawn
- Baptism Of Fire
- Why Die
- Nuclear Proliferation
- Condemned By Violence
- Terrified Conformity
- Sands Of Illusion
- Final Breath
- Mind Of Crazies
- Mike Pfau
- Ryan McFarren
- Jeff Vance
- Kris Merkel