Original Azra picture disc in generic plastic sleeve
Dave Richards US metal record label Iron Works/Metalstorm and Azra records sends shivers down the spine of every collector. This label released tons of LPs, Pics, Shapes and special editions, and no one seems to know exactly what and how many editions of each record that has been released.
For a band that later distinguished itself for its technical proficiency, Dark Angel’s arrogantly titled debut We Have Arrived is as primitive as it gets. Barely more than a full-length demo (even less than that by contemporary standards), the album collects the fledging L.A. thrashers at their garage band rawest. Besides “Welcome to the Slaughterhouse,” which had given them their first exposure via Brian Slagel’s Metal Massacre VI compilation, the band also belts their way through such primitive, demonically obsessed moshers as “Falling From the Skies,” “Hell’s on Its Knees,” and the seriously dated title track (replete with piercing falsetto screams).
1. We Have Arrived
2. Merciless Death
3. Falling From The Sky
4. Welcome To The Slaughter House
5. No Tomorrow
6. Hells On Its Knees