Origin: South Africa  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Last update/review: April 21, 2006

Voice Of Destruction

Voice Of Destruction date back to 1986, and spent their formative years as part of a growing, though quite underground, South African hardcore scene. Several demos were recorded between 1988 and 1993, and in 1995 they finally released their sole album, Bloedrivier, by which time they had acquired a healthy 80's thrash influence, a la Testament or Exodus, though with gruffer, lower-pitched vocals. Their country of origin no doubt worked against them as far as making international waves, yet Bloedrivier was a satisfying thrash album that deserved a wider audience -- as it stands, they remain one of the most influential South African bands ever. They split up in 1998, with vocalist Francois Blom later seen in the Afrikaans rock band Kobus.

Last Lineup

Francois Blom


Greg McEwan


Diccon Harper

bass (guest for DragonForce, Pagan Altar, ex-Solstice)

Paul Blom


Former Members/Guests

Johan de Jager



Voice Of Destruction  EP
1995 self-released
  1. If I Had A Soul Pt. 1
  2. If I Had A Soul Pt. 2
  3. Needledive
  4. Jou Ma Se Poes
  • Francois Blom
  • Johan de Jager
  • Diccon Harper
  • Paul Blom

1996 Morbid
  1. Bloedrivier
  2. Doom
  3. A beast is born
  4. Funeral
  5. Vir zoƩ
  6. Religion
  7. If i had a soul (part III)
  8. Goodbye
  9. J.M.S.P.
  10. Ring of brodgar
  11. Needledive
  • Francois Blom
  • Greg McEwan
  • Diccon Harper
  • Paul Blom
1996 Readers' Album #78

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