Shades Of Grey - Sounds Of War

SHADES OF GREY – Sounds of War

In the late ‘80s & early ‘90s there has been an unbelievable active, creative and energetic worldwide underground metal scene. All of those different places in the world have been and still are famous for their own special sound. Just think of the Californian Bay Area, the German way of thrashing, or the more technical Texas thrash.

But though the technical thrash metal from Shades of Grey had been praised from every magazine and fanzine from Canada down to Brazil, all over Europe and to the very South of Australia, Chesterton, Indiana was too far away from the hot spots of the music to get this five-piece signed to a label.

Everyone into technical stuff, ‘80s metal music in general, or into Shades of Grey in particular, has been waiting for this release. Filled with each and every song from the band’s four demos (= 74 minutes of music), remastered and packed with a 20-page-booklet, fronted by a completely fitting artwork by 5miligrams, _Sounds of War_ is a blast from the past.

Just check what the ‘80s/’90s metal scene was like and make a trip back to the best days of metal.      

Selling Points:

  • Back to the glory days of (thrash) metal
  • 74 min of technical thrash metal
  • completely remastered
  • Packed with a fantastic artwork fitting the album-title _Sounds of War_


Demo #4 (Under the Skeptics Eye, 1991)
1. The Art of Killing
2. Misplaced Power
3. An Insufferable Fate
4. So Who’s Your God
Demo #3 (House of Fools, 1989)
5. House of Fools
6. Terminal Affliction
7. Rage of Insanity
8. Pizza Face
9. Under the Skeptics Eye
10. Legions of Corruption
11. Sounds of War
Demo #2 (1989)
12. House of Fools
13. Legions of Corruption
14. Pizza Face
15. The Fourth Reich
16. Rage of Insanity
Demo #1 (1988)
17. House of Fools
18. Isolated
19. Pizza Face


• Demo 1988
• Demo 1989
• House of Fools (Demo - 1989)
• Under the Skeptic’s Eye (Demo - 1991)
• Sounds of War (Compilation - 2019)


  • 8,0/10 in ROCK HARD Mag
  • 8,5/10 in 
  • 8,0/10 in  
  • 11/15 in LEGACY Mag
  • 8,0/10 in DEAF FOREVER Mag 
  • 8,0/10 in

More to come soon


Reviews "Sounds Of War"


    Rating: 8/10 ; Autor: Götz Kühnemund

    Sounds Of War (1988 - 1991)
    Ragnarök Records
    SZ: 73:16/VÖ: bereits erschienen
    Stil: Thrash Metal
    Dem technisch anspruchsvolleren Thrash Metal hatten

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  • SHADES of GREY in

    Rating: 8,0/10 ; Autor: Holger Andrae

    SHADES OF GREY - Sounds Of War - 1988-1992

    Eine weitere lohnenswerte Underground-Perle!

    Erneut beschert uns das feine Label RagnaRök Records eine liebevoll aufgemachte Demo-Compilation einer einstmaligen

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  • SHADES of GREY in LEGACY Mag &

    Rating: 11/15 (Legacy); 08,0/10 (Darkscene) ; Autor: Alex Fähnrich

    Shades Of Grey - Sounds Of War (1988 - 1991) (CD)
    Label: Ragnarök Records
    VÖ: 2019
    Art: Review

    Die Trüffelschweine von

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  • SHADES of GREY in

    Autor: Ludwig Lücker; Rating 8,5/10


    SOUNDS OF WAR (74:00 min.)


    Es gibt mal wieder neues Futter vom kleinen, aber feinen, hauptsächlich auf Thrash Metal spezialisierten Underground-Label

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    Autor: Patrick Schmidt; Rating 8,0/10

    Sounds Of War
    Ragnarök (73:18)
    VÖ: bereits erschienen
    Ragnarök schafft es irgendwie immer, Perlen auszubuddeln, die man eigentlich gar nicht

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