CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER MONEY TALKS Metal blade Records 12" Vinyl LP Album

"MONEY TALKS" resonates as Cryptic Slaughter's second album, a fierce declaration on a 12" Vinyl LP from Metal Blade Records. This thrash metal onslaught, released by the American band, reinforces their uncompromising approach to the genre. As the second album in Cryptic Slaughter's discography, "MONEY TALKS" cements the band's reputation for sonic intensity and raw energy, making it an essential piece in the tapestry of thrash metal history.


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Album Description:

In the realm of thrashing guitars, pounding drums, and guttural vocals, Cryptic Slaughter's second album, "Money Talks", stands as a testament to their uncompromising sound and unapologetic attitude. Released under Metal Blade Records, this 12" vinyl LP album is a definitive piece of the band's discography, a creation that embodies their unique blend of aggression and musical prowess.

Produced jointly by Bill Metoyer and Cryptic Slaughter themselves, "Money Talks" exudes a raw energy that captures the essence of the band's hardcore punk and thrash metal fusion. Bill Metoyer's touch as both producer and engineer is evident in the album's meticulous sound engineering. The recording process, which took place at several locations including Stagg Street Studio, Van Nuys, CA, Preferred Sound in Woodland Hills, CA, Pacific Sound in Chatsworth, CA, and Track Records in Los Angeles, CA, contributed to the album's diverse sonic landscape.

The album's sound engineers, including Scott Campbell, Kevin Beauchamp, Brian Carlstrom, and Ken Paulakovich, played a crucial role in bringing the album's sonic intricacies to life. Their expertise in capturing the raw intensity of Cryptic Slaughter's performance is evident throughout the tracks, providing a canvas for the band's music to unfold.

At its core, "Money Talks" is driven by the talents of its band members, each contributing their distinct musical prowess. Bill Crooks, with his powerful vocals, becomes the voice of the band's rebellious spirit. His delivery is filled with a relentless energy that complements the intensity of the music.

Les Evans' guitar work adds layers of complexity to the album's sonic tapestry. His ability to transition seamlessly between intricate melodies and blistering riffs showcases the band's genre-defying approach. Rob "Blasko" Nicholson's basslines provide a solid foundation, adding depth and groove to the band's sonic assault while also contributing backing vocals that enhance the album's dynamic range.

Driving the rhythm with unwavering precision is Scott Peterson on drums. His drumming style perfectly encapsulates the album's relentless pace, infusing each track with an infectious energy that invites headbanging and moshing.

In the realm of vinyl enthusiasts, this 12" LP holds a special place. The warmth of analog sound and the tactile experience of handling vinyl create an immersive journey through Cryptic Slaughter's sonic landscape. The album cover itself, a visual representation of chaos and critique, sets the tone for the music within.

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks 12" LP Album
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks album front cover
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks album front cover

Metal Blade Records RR 9607 , 1987 , Made in Holland

Cryptic Slaughter's "Money Talks" LP, a Metal Blade Records gem, unchains a relentless blend of hardcore punk and thrash metal. Produced by Bill Metoyer and the band, its raw energy reverberates through precise engineering. Bill Crooks' fierce vocals meet Les Evans' versatile guitars, Rob "Blasko" Nicholson's driving bass, and Scott Peterson's thunderous drums. A rebellious outcry against societal norms, this vinyl encapsulates their unapologetic attitude and enduring influence.

Music Genre:

 Hardcore Punk Crossover Thrash Metal

Album Production information:

The album: "CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks" was produced by: Bill Metoyer and Cryptic Slaughter

Engineered by Bill Metoyer

Bill Metoyer a well-known American music producer and sound engineer who has worked in the heavy metal genre. He has produced and engineered albums for a number of notable heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Armored Saint, and Cryptic Slaughter.

 Metoyer is known for his expertise in capturing the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal music, and for his ability to bring out the best in the bands he works with. His work has helped to define the sound of heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the genre.

 In addition to his production and engineering work, Metoyer has also been involved in other aspects of the music industry, including music education and artist development. He is highly regarded by musicians and fans alike for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music.during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

Recorded at Stagg Street Studio, Van Nuys, CA - Preferred Sound , Woodland Hills, CA - Pacific Sound, Chatsworth, CA - Track Records, Los Angeles, CA.

Assistent Sound Engineers: Scott Campbell, Kevin Beauchamp, Brian Carlstrom, Ken Paulakovich.

  Scott Campbell a Freelance Sound Engineer has been engineering the vinyl albums of several Heavy Metal bands including: Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Bitch, Masi, Heretic, Rigor Mortis, Dr Know, Tyrant, Cryptic Slaughter

Record Label Information:

 Metal Blade Records RR 9607

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1987 Made in Holland
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bill Crooks - Vocals
  • Les Evans - Guitars
  • Rob "Blasko" Nicholson - Bass, Backing vocals
  • Scott Peterson - Drums
Track Listing of: "CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks"

The Songs/tracks on "CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER - Money Talks" are

  1. Money Talks 03:41
  2. Set Your Own Pace 01:21
  3. Could Be Worse 03:46
  4. Wake Up 02:05
  5. Freedom of Expression? 03:19
  6. Menace to Mankind 03:24
  7. Too Much, Too Little 01:45
  8. Human Contrast 02:31
  9. Tables Are Turned 03:47
  10. Positively 01:39
  11. All Wrong 02:13
  12. American Heroes 03:53
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