Stormtroopers of Death

Speak English or Die

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S.O.D.'s Speak English or Die was an important record in the fusion of hardcore punk with thrash and speed metal, making even more explicit the connections that Anthrax's music implied. The tone of the music is crushingly loud, fast, and aggressive, but not at all serious -- the record is filled with goofy, macho humor, some of which holds up well (i.e., the three-second "Anti-Procrastination Song," an ode to "Milk") and some of which is quite racist and sexist. However, the music blasts by at such a frenetic pace (22 tracks in under half an hour) that the more offensive lyrics are often incomprehensible, so some may find them easier to ignore. Still, it's the loud-fast-rules music that made an impact, and mosh fans will quickly understand why.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
01:27 Amazon
2
02:23 Amazon
3 02:11 Amazon
4
01:32 Amazon
5
02:24 Amazon
6
01:53 Amazon
7 00:43 Amazon
8
01:09 Amazon
9
00:06 Amazon
10
01:00 Amazon
11
02:32 Amazon
12 01:54 Amazon
13
01:20 Amazon
14 02:14 Amazon
15
02:04 Amazon
16 00:52 Amazon
17
00:27 Amazon
18
01:35 Amazon
19
00:07 Amazon
20
00:05 Amazon
21
00:05 Amazon
22 02:50 Amazon
23
SOD
02:01 Amazon
24
01:07 Amazon
25 04:25 Amazon
26
04:08 Amazon
27
02:09 Amazon
28
04:31 Amazon
29
03:11 Amazon
30 01:24 Amazon
31
04:08 Amazon
32 02:05 Amazon
33 01:21 Amazon
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