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  "Guilty as Sin" is the first and only full-length album by this American Speed Metal band.


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BLOODLUST's "Guilty as Sin": A Raw and Untamed Speed Metal Assault
Album Description:

Released in 1984 on Roadrunner Records, BLOODLUST's "Guilty as Sin" is a relentless assault of American speed metal that captures the raw energy and aggression of the early 1980s metal scene. Although the band only released this one full-length album, it solidified their place as a cult favorite among fans of underground metal.

Historical Context and Genre

"Guilty as Sin" arrived during the burgeoning speed metal movement, a subgenre characterized by its fast tempos, aggressive vocals, and often dark lyrical themes. While bands like Metallica and Slayer were gaining traction in the thrash metal scene, BLOODLUST carved their own niche with their unique blend of speed, punk, and heavy metal influences.

The album's music is a relentless barrage of fast riffs, pounding drums, and raspy vocals. It's a raw and unpolished sound that captures the energy of a live performance, with a DIY aesthetic that was prevalent in the underground metal scene of the time.

Musical Exploration

"Guilty as Sin" showcases BLOODLUST's ability to write catchy yet brutal speed metal anthems. Tracks like "Guilty as Sin," "The Beast Within," and "Lawless" are full of adrenaline-fueled energy, while "Death Wish" and "The Executioner" delve into darker, more sinister territory. The album's diversity reflects the band's willingness to experiment with different sounds and tempos within the speed metal framework.

Lyrically, the album explores themes of violence, rebellion, and social commentary. The lyrics are often dark and provocative, reflecting the anxieties and frustrations of a generation disillusioned with the status quo.

Production and Recording

The album was produced by the band themselves, with engineering assistance from Dean Davis and Karat Faye. This DIY approach resulted in a raw and unpolished sound that perfectly captured the band's live energy and aggression. The recording took place at Track Record Studios in Los Angeles, a well-known facility for independent metal bands.

Music Genre:

Speed Metal , Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

The album: "BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin" was produced by: Bloodlust.

Executive Producer: B.E. (Bear) Mangels

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Dean Davis, Karat Faye (

Notes: In the early 1980's Karat Faye has been active as sound engineer or producer of Heavy Metal bands, these include the bands: Max Havoc, Sound Barrier, Abattoir, Bloodlust (Guilty as Sin) and Megadeth . )

Record Label Information:

Roadrunner Records – RR 9744

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1986 Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Guy Lord (Vocals) real name: Guy Lord Mattaliano
  • Sandy K. (Bass) real name: Sandy K. Vasquez
  • M. E. Cuestas (Drums)
  • Anthony Romero (Guitars)
  • Earl Mendenhall (Guitars)

Collector notes:
Guy Lord Mattaliano for most of his career (1984-Present) he has performed with the Heavy Metal band: Bloodlust. Other bands he has sung in, are: Lord, Onexhell, Rapture, Rock Hard, Warlock .

During the 1980's, Sandy K. Vasquez has played bass with the Heavy Metal band Bloodlust. In the 21st century he performs with Primal and Ruthless.

In 1988 Guy Lord and Anthony Romero joined together to form the LORD band.

Complete Track-listing of the album "BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin"

The detailed tracklist of this record "BLOODLUST - Guilty as Sin" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Soldier Of Fortune 5:32
  2. Ride To Death 4:03
  3. Chainsaw 3:47
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Tear It Up 4:39
  2. Bleedin For You 3:12
  3. Too Scared To Run 5:02
  4. Rising Power 3:18
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