Dark Angel Darkness Descends

Between the recording of their first and second albums, California's Dark Angel added a trump card to their already solid line-up when they enlisted teenager Gene Hoglan into their ranks. Hoglan is perhaps the quickest metal drummer to ever record, and this has transformed Dark Angel from highly competent speed metal to one of the genre's best. A complete speed-fest from beginning to end, Darkness Descends stands up against true classics (Metallica's Master of Puppets, Slayer's Reign In Blood, and Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales). (Century Media)