Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Page online: February 4, 2008
Last update/review: February 4, 2008


It's turn-back-the-clock time on Gloom Factory, the third (and possibly last) album by this thrash trio who initially formed in Los Angeles but spent much of their life in Dallas. Though recorded in 2004, it might just as well have been released in 1990, as it reeks of prime retro thrash, right down to the vocal style and production values. That's both a good and bad thing -- on the good side, they've nailed the style well, and aside from the oddity such as the novel, full-on speed metal version of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb", is heads-down thrashing all the way. On the down side, a lot of albums released during the thrash boom started sounding pretty samey, and ultimately Gloom Factory might suffer the same fate. All in all, not an essential band, but a worthwhile addition to a thrash fanatic's collection.

Last Lineup

Al Mead


Kevin Mead


Jeff Owens

drums (ex-Landmine Marathon, ex-Spirit Adrift)


Doom Generation  
  1. Dark One
  2. Doom Generation
  3. Straight Out of Hell
  4. Ghastly Friend
  5. Never Find Trust
  6. Feeding Frenzy
  7. Screaming Pig Fucker from Hell
  8. Product of My Past
  9. Shut Up Bitch
  10. Storm of Hate
  11. Final Straw
  • Al Mead
  • Kevin Mead
  • Jeff Owens

Embrace Oblivion  
2002 Screaming Ferret
  1. Road Rage
  2. Embrace Oblivion
  3. Strike The Enemy
  4. Tear It Up
  5. One More Day
  6. Under The Sand
  7. Lash Of The Gash
  8. It's All A Lie
  9. Price Of Evil
  10. Screaming Pig Fucker From Hell
  11. Pissing Contest
  12. Spear Of Destiny
  13. Ring Of Fire
  • Al Mead
  • Kevin Mead
  • Jeff Owens

Gloom Factory  
2004 Screaming Ferret
  1. Gloom Factory
  2. Doom Gloom
  3. Technophobic
  4. Shred The Misery
  5. Romper Stomper
  6. Emotional Debris
  7. Suffer
  8. All Grey
  9. Insanity
  10. Empowered Hate
  11. Comfortably Numb
  12. Bonus Track
  • Al Mead
  • Kevin Mead
  • Jeff Owens

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