Exodus Pleasures Of The Flesh

The big to-do in 1986 was the news that, after the awesome Bonded By Blood debut, Paul Bailoff left Exodus and was replaced by Steve “Zetro” Sousa. While Exodus could still write and play some of the heaviest tunes, rife with technical wizardry and brilliant classically influenced soloing, from this point on they always came up lacking in the vocal department. Sousa was good, but he lacked the raw aggression of his predecessor. This 1987 album was shunned and panned at the time because of Sousa, and admittedly a few of the songs haven't stood the test of time, but there is enough good thrash metal on this to keep old school fans from rioting. (Century Media)