Origin: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA  
Genres: Christian Metal, Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: December 2, 2012

Ultimatum

Hailing from the relatively un-metallic region of New Mexico, Ultimatum has been toiling in the Christian metal underground since their inception in 1992, with three albums to their credit thus far. Their style is rooted in 80's Bay Area thrash, with perhaps a nod toward bands such as Metal Church, and they managed to recruit Steve Souza of Exodus as guest vocalist! Well, no, that's not true, but rarely does one vocalist resemble another as strongly as this -- Scott Waters is an absolute dead ringer for Souza vocally. Puppet Of Destruction is an enjoyable album, if not groundbreaking. The band's hardline Christian approach may be offputting to some, as they do tend to force their beliefs pretty strongly. That notwithstanding, Ultimatum is a fine thrash band who who should appeal to old-school thrash fans.

Current Members

Scott Waters

vocals (ex-Once Dead)

Robert Gutierrez

guitars

Justin Frear

guitars (ex-Troglodyte Dawn)

Rob Whitlock

bass

Alan Tuma

drums

Former Members/Guests

Steve Trujillo

guitars

Augustine Ortiz

guitars

Tom Michaels

bass

Mike Lynch

drums

Sean Griego

drums



Discography


Symphonic Extremities  
1995 self-released
  1. Symphonic Extremities
  2. The Killing Fields
  3. E.N.D. (Erroneous Notion of Death)
  4. Black Light
  5. Darkest Void
  6. Ode to Noise
  7. The Grip
  8. Fatal Delay
  9. Megaton
  10. Blink
  11. World of Sin
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Steve Trujillo
  • Tom Michaels
  • Mike Lynch



Puppet Of Destruction  
1998 Rowe
  1. Never
  2. Mortal Stomp
  3. Scorn
  4. Puppet of Destruction
  5. Gutterbox
  6. Repentance
  7. World of Sin
  8. Crosshope
  9. Conform to Reality
  10. Charged/ Power
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Steve Trujillo
  • Tom Michaels
  • Sean Griego



The Mechanics Of Perilous Times  
2001 Gutter
  1. Temple of the Spirit
  2. Greed Regime, Inc.
  3. Perilous Times
  4. Shroud of Science
  5. The Purging
  6. Crash Couse
  7. Warlord's Sword
  8. Burn
  9. MutalMitlu
  10. Violence & Bloodshed
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Steve Trujillo
  • Tom Michaels
  • Sean Griego



'Til The End  EP
2006
  1. Deathwish
  2. One For All
  3. Heart of Metal
  4. Blind Faith
  5. Sins of Omission
  6. Blink (live)
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Steve Trujillo
  • Augustine Ortiz
  • Rob Whitlock
  • Sean Griego



Into The Pit  
2007 Retroactive
  1. One for All
  2. Exonerate
  3. Deathwish
  4. Blood Covenant
  5. Heart of Metal
  6. Wrathchild
  7. Transgressor
  8. Blink
  9. Blind Faith
  10. Into the Pit
  11. Game Over
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Augustine Ortiz
  • Rob Whitlock
  • Alan Tuma
2007 Readers' Album #100




Lex Metalis  
2009 Retroactive
  1. Ton Of Bricks
  2. Locked In Chains
  3. Sin After Sin
  4. Creeping Death
  5. Denim And Leather
  6. Gut Wrench
  7. Motopsycho
  8. Metal Health
  9. Steeler
  10. Iron Fist
  11. Can't Get Out
  12. Wrathchild
  13. Powersurge
  • Scott Waters
  • Robert Gutierrez
  • Justin Frear
  • Rob Whitlock
  • Alan Tuma



Heart Of Metal - 20 Years Of Ultimatum  COMPILATION
2012
  1. Blood on a Thousand Hills
  2. Scattered (Body Parts)
  3. Hook Line & Sinker
  4. Rip ‘n’ Tear
  5. Heart of Metal (remix)
  6. Locked in Chains (remix)
  7. Mortal Stomp (2008)
  8. Blink (2007) (remix)
  9. Deathwish
  10. One for All
  11. Into the Pit
  12. Temple of the Spirit
  13. Crash Course
  14. Never
  15. Puppet of Destruction
  16. Gutterbox
  17. Darkest Void
  18. Symphonic Extremities




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