Dark Angel (L.A. thrash metal band)

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Dark Angel were inactive from 1992 to 2002, and again from 2005 to 2013.

Annotation last modified on 2013-08-12 14:37 UTC.


Dark Angel is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California that formed in 1981. Their over-the-top style (extremely fast, heavy and lengthy songs with lots of tempo changes, lyrics and extended instrumental parts) earned them the nickname "the L.A. Caffeine Machine". Although Dark Angel had never achieved a mainstream breakthrough in their initial career, their 1986 album Darkness Descends is widely regarded as a landmark in the thrash metal genre.

After releasing four full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Dark Angel disbanded in 1992. They reformed in 2002. However, Dark Angel disbanded once again, due to Ron Rinehart's vocal issues after an accident, which forced the band to cancel plans to tour further. After months of speculation, Dark Angel officially announced their second reunion in October 2013.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 We Have Arrived 5
1986 Darkness Descends 4 6
1989 Leave Scars 4
1991 Time Does Not Heal 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 The Best of Dark Angel: Decade of Chaos 1

Album + Demo

Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Gonna Burn 1
1984 Hell's on Its Knees 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Live Demo From Berkeley 1
1990 Live Scars 2

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