Origin: Kenner, Louisiana, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: April 9, 2024


It has been claimed that Exhorder more or less invented the sort of angry, 90's post-thrash metal often attributed to Pantera. It's not really clear who was first (and ultimately it may not matter much), but the resemblance between The Law and Pantera's Cowboys From Hell is clear, with stripped-down rhythm guitars, heavy double-bass drumming, and angry vocals complimenting the basic American thrash style of the late 80's. But while Pantera soared, Exhorder stalled, breaking up after two early-nineties albums. Vocalist Kyle Thomas either formed or joined a number of bands in the succeeding years, and periodically the band would attempt a reformation, only to eventually break apart. Finally, in 2017, Thomas and guitarist Vinnie LaBella put together a version of the band ultimately produced the long-awaited third album, Mourn The Southern Skies, in 2019, and five years later another incarnation of the band (still featuring Thomas, but without LaBella) emerged with Defectum Omnium.

Recent album: Defectum Omnium, released on March 8, 2024.

Current Members

Kyle Thomas

vocals (ex-Alabama Thunderpussy, ex-Floodgate, Pitts Vs Preps, Trouble)

Pat O'Brien

guitars (ex-Cannibal Corpse, ex-Nevermore)

Jason Viebrooks

bass (ex-Grip Inc.)

Sasha Horn

drums (ex-Novembers Doom)

Former Members/Guests

Vinnie LaBella


Jay Ceravolo


Marzi Montazeri

guitars (ex-Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)

Frankie Sparcello

bass RIP: March 22, 2011

Chris Nail



Slaughter In The Vatican  
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Death In Vain
  2. Homicide
  3. Desecrator
  4. Exhorder
  5. The Tragic Period
  6. Legions Of Death
  7. Anal Lust
  8. Slaughter In The Vatican
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie LaBella
  • Jay Ceravolo
  • Chris Nail

The Law  
1992 Roadrunner
  1. Soulsearch Me
  2. Unforgiven
  3. I Am The Cross
  4. Unborn Again
  5. Into The Void
  6. The Truth
  7. The Law
  8. Incontinence
  9. The Dirge
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie LaBella
  • Jay Ceravolo
  • Frankie Sparcello
  • Chris Nail

Mourn The Southern Skies  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. My Time
  2. Asunder
  3. Hallowed Sounds
  4. Beware The Wolf
  5. Yesterday's Bones
  6. All She Wrote
  7. Rumination
  8. The Arms Of Man
  9. Ripping Flesh
  10. Mourn The Southern Skies
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Vinnie LaBella
  • Marzi Montazeri
  • Jason Viebrooks
  • Sasha Horn

Defectum Omnium  
2024 Nuclear Blast
  1. Wrath of Prophecies
  2. Under the Gaslight
  3. Forever and Beyond Despair
  4. The Tale of Unsound Minds
  5. Divide and Conquer
  6. Year of the Goat
  7. Taken by Flames
  8. Defectum Omnium / Stolen Hope
  9. Three Stages of Truth / Lacing the Well
  10. Sedition
  11. Desensitized
  12. Your Six
  • Kyle Thomas
  • Jason Viebrooks
  • Sasha Horn

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