Another Lesson in Violence: Live album by Exodus
Released: July 8, 1997
Recorded: The Trocadero March 8, 1997
Genre: Thrash metal
Label: Century Media
Producer: Exodus, Andy Sneap
Another Lesson in Violence is a live album by the thrash metal band Exodus.
This album features a huge line-up change for Exodus. Paul Baloff returns on vocals who originally left after Bonded by Blood. Tom Hunting returns after taking ill just before the Fabulous Disaster tour in 1989. This is also Exodus’ first album with Jack Gibson on bass. Robb Flynn of Machine Head makes a guest appearance on “A Lesson in Violence”.
A few months after the album was released, around the beginning of 1998, the band went on their second hiatus which lasted until 2001. Just after the band had made their second reunion, long time Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza was let back in the band due to the stroke, coma, and eventual death of Paul Baloff.
“Bonded by Blood” – 3:34
“Exodus” – 4:29
“Pleasures of the Flesh” – 8:14
“And Then There Were None” – 5:58
“Piranha” – 5:42
“Seeds of Hate” – 6:00
“Deliver Us to Evil” – 8:29
“Brain Dead” – 5:22
“No Love” – 6:41
“Lesson in Violence” – 5:58
“Impaler” – 6:09
“Strike of the Beast” – 8:13
Paul Baloff – Vocals
Gary Holt – Guitars
Rick Hunolt – Guitars
Jack Gibson – Bass
Tom Hunting – Drums
Recorded during a one-off 1997 reunion show, this vibrant live album featured the near original lineup of thrash metal pioneers Exodus; the only absent parties are original bassist Geoff Andrews and guitarist Kirk Hammet, who was probably tied up at his day job Metallica. The performance captured on Another Lesson in Violence sounds amazingly live and raw, containing furious renditions of the bands many early classics, screw-ups and all. The band wisely concentrates on material from their landmark debut Bonded By Blood, the only to feature terminally cheesy vocalist Paul Baloff, who incidentally, appears to have matured little in the intermittent 15 years. And in keeping with the spirit of the festivities, the only three tracks culled from their sophomore album Pleasures of the Flesh were also co-written by Baloff before his dismissal. As an added bonus, the band even resurrects a never recorded early track co-written by Hammet called “Impaler,” and surely only a guest appearance from the man himself could have made this timely release more memorable. Probably of little interest to non-fans, Another Lesson in Violence will certainly leave first-generation thrashers giddy with memories past.
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best live metal album ever made.
Chances are, if you are on this page, you have heard Exodus. But unless you’ve been to one of their shows back in the day, you haven’t HEARD Exodus, if you know what I mean. This CD, is absolutely amazing. It captures the bone-crushing feel of the live shows and captures it in crystal clear audio perfection. As a matter of fact this recording is so good you may not ever listed to the studio stuff again! The mix is dead-on perfect with deep, undistorted bass and kick drums pummelling your eardrums without bleeding over an obscuring the crunchy guitars or Paul’s vocals for that matter. Even if you usually don’t dig live stuff, give this a try, it will change your whole tune.
5.0 out of 5 stars exodus rule,
I love this album. The guitaring, drumming and singing is quality and gets you so hyped up with a great track selection. I recommend this album to anyone who likes speed/death metal as it truly deserves my 5 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars Look at us Now!,
I just need to add my approval, the best live thrash album I’ve heard. Better than most studio ones too. This album kicks with the intensity that thrash had back in the late 80s, with the production of Andy Sneap. Its bone crushing, the guitars and drums sound fantastic. The performance is inspired. Baloff sounds like a maniac having a ball. I’m not 100% sure what he means half the time, but in a break between songs, when there’s a bit of banter and some idiot in the crowd yelling “Just play….just play”, the riff starts, Baloff bleats “Look at us Now!”, the drums kick in and there’s just a f$%K off level of power that no one could refute. Floored!
5.0 out of 5 stars The return of the godfathers of thrash metal,
Must buy for every fan of speed and thrash metal! This stuff is old, but it will blow your speakers. My favourite band over the years: superb drums and bass, 2 excellent guitar players (both capable of solos) and the guy who invented violent performance: Paul Baloff on the mic! If you like metal, buy it, its a classic!
5.0 out of 5 stars exodus live review,
i was @ this show, in 97 – it was great to hang out w/ Paul.
he was a true friend! metal & blood till the end.
we used to open up for him when his band Paranah played.
this CD will be a true memorial to him, he was really happy to be back on top w/ the band. play excessively loud, coz this show WAS!!! ill never forget it, and thanks to this CD. it will help bring life back to Paul the LOFF! 4 EVER!
5.0 out of 5 stars you have no idea what your missing,
this is one of the greatest live albums ever. this is a reunion album from the old Baloff-era.this is like another bonded by blood except well their is three songs from pleasures of the flesh.if this was a studio album of 1997 this would’ve been my fav album of all time.like i said before and ill say again,i would recommend bonded by blood
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest live metal album ever made!,
I first saw Exodus back in 1985 on their first tour promoting their debut album. It was a small bar venue (Seagull Inn in Baltimore), but they put on one of the best sounding shows I ever experienced. This album has the hardest driving high quality sound I’ve ever heard on a live album. This is a must buy! These guys are still completely insane!
5.0 out of 5 stars Exodus- Another Lesson in Violence,
By far my favorite live album of any band. Definitely a keeper for times with friends, beer and some good old thrash. And it ain’t about no trout!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Live album ever!,
This has to be the greatest live album ever made, the sound it tight and crystal clear, the vocals are awesome and the songs are flawless in all their glory!!! m/m/ This is Exodus friends!
5.0 out of 5 stars a fitting tribute to the Baloff/exodus era, it kills all posers, dead!,
this live recording is so well recorded and mixed It kills the original albums for me!this is the best I’ve heard these songs ever sound,thunderous,crisp, but still brutally live with Paul’s half cocked crazy ranting and raving.still better than you could believe for a live CD. you must buy this CD heard the before or not you can’t be a thrash fan without this CD. everything is clear to hear in this CD.