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  • Audio CD (15 Dec. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Roadrunner Japan
  • ASIN: B000084TBR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,747,792 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jane Aland VINE VOICE on 22 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Sadus’ 3rd and final release for Roadrunner Records doesn’t quite match the songwriting quality of their classic ‘Swallowed In Black’ album, but this is still a superior piece of highly technical thrash/death metal. A good range of tempos as the band add a number of slower sections to their usual high-speed assault, the most musically complex songs they’ve yet recorded, great musicianship (particularly bassist Steve DiGiorgio) and a great production make this another great album from this cult band. Highly recommended.
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Format: Audio CD
This is probably one of the most technical thrash albums i've listened to, I don't think anything comes close to it, definitely their best album, out for blood is pretty good also, i'd go for those and elements of anger then look at their older material
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One of the band's three classics 23 Mar. 2007
By Eric D. Musall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Sadus could do no wrong, it seemed, until after this release. If they'd stopped here they would have been a perfect three-for-three.

Anyway, "A Vision of Misery" carries on somewhat in the traditional Sadus vein (high speed, highly technical thrash with psychotic vocals and very audible, very well-played bass parts), but adds more death metal stylings to the mix. The tempos are more varied - if "Chemical Exposure" blasted along at 200 mph all the time, and "Swallowed in Black" did so 90% of the time, with this album it might be down to 70% or so. Luckily the band is very tight whether going fast or slow, and all the parts are crisply executed. If you like thrash and death metal, this album is for you. Also, the vocals are the best the band ever had - a somewhat Chuck Schuldiner (Death)-esque snarl that is probably easier to take for most listeners than the over-the-top screams on their previous releases.

Buy this one and its two predecessors. But stay away from anything else they released later. Down that road lies madness... well, disappointment, anyway.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
RIPPIN- A must have 10 April 2003
By moepuet - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sadus is one of my all-time faves. These guys RIP! I also own their previous albums SWALLOWED IN BLACK and CHEMICAL EXPOSURE. Lemmie tell ya, all albums are KILLER! Not one whimpy song on any of the albums. If you like your metal fast and frenetic with INSANE guitar leads and vocals, then this is the group for you.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A great technical Thrash/Death Metal Classic 14 July 2005
By Zander Haberstaft - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although I always called Sadus a Thrash band, they kind of walked the thin line between Thrash and Death very closely. This album is very polished which boasts a better production than previous efforts but still sounds like Sadus.

Sadus had a pretty original sound: Steve's Thunderous fretless bass, the Travis/Moore guitar attack with all those weird little trills and Jon Allen's bassy drum kits work. It is a sound that is really hard to compare to any other band.

'A Vision of Misery' uses the same Sadus formula as in the previous 1990 effort 'Swallowed in Black'. This album is good and maybe as good as 'Swallowed in Black'. There is speed in the verse parts of the songs, there are time change ups everywhere and lots of cool beats. The vocals still have the same ominous shriek as before. But most of all what is different about this album than previous ones is that Sadus was beginning to branch out into a more musically diverse territory with different time signatures and speeds that are sped up and slowed down almost effortlessly. Lots of effects are used in the final production too.

Definitely worth checking out if you like intelligent metal in the progressive Thrash mold or if you liked Steve's performance on Death's "Human" and/or "Individual Thought Patterns". One thing is for certain: It is original.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sadus' Final Roadrunner Release is Solid! 2 April 2007
By John W. Rethamel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A much more progressive and Death-like Sadus plays on this fine effort which is the Bay Area thrashers third release and last for Roadrunner. The playing here is top-notch but overall this album doesn't feel quite as aggressive as what came before. Regardless, this is still a worthwhile album for any thrasher as well as bass enthusiasts. I owned the original Roadrunner pressing in 2005 but upgraded to the 2006 Metal Mind Poland remaster which has much improved sound and liners.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
dont get the reissue 15 May 2007
By gyang79 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I just got my reissue copy of vision of misery and it turned out to be swallowed in black with the cover artwork for vision of misery and the cd print for vision of misery but the data on the cd is swallowed in black. I got screwed good. Get the original issue if you can!
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