Origin: Portland, Oregon, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: October 25, 2009
Last update/review: October 25, 2009

Chemical Annihilation

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.

Last Lineup

Mike Pfau


Ryan McFarren


Jeff Vance


Kris Merkel

bass/backing vocals


Why Die?  
2009 StormSpell
  1. Darkness Before The Dawn
  2. Baptism Of Fire
  3. Why Die
  4. Resurrection
  5. Nuclear Proliferation
  6. Contamination
  7. Armageddon
  8. Condemned By Violence
  9. Terrified Conformity
  10. Sands Of Illusion
  11. Final Breath
  12. Mind Of Crazies
  • Mike Pfau
  • Ryan McFarren
  • Jeff Vance
  • Kris Merkel

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