Stormtroopers of Death

Speak English or Die

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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey

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
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:27 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:23 Amazon
3 Stormtroopers of Death 02:11 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:32 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:24 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:53 Amazon
7 Stormtroopers of Death 00:43 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:09 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 00:06 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:00 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:32 Amazon
12 Stormtroopers of Death 01:54 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:20 Amazon
14 Stormtroopers of Death 02:14 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:04 Amazon
16 Stormtroopers of Death 00:52 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 00:27 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:35 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 00:07 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 00:05 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 00:05 Amazon
22 Stormtroopers of Death 02:50 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:01 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 01:07 Amazon
25 Stormtroopers of Death 04:25 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 04:08 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 02:09 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 04:31 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 03:11 Amazon
30 Stormtroopers of Death 01:24 Amazon
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Stormtroopers of Death 04:08 Amazon
32 Stormtroopers of Death 02:05 Amazon
33 Stormtroopers of Death 01:21 Amazon
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