1986. Darkness Descends
is the second album by band Dark Angel. The album is the first to feature drummer Gene Hoglan. Rob Yahn was replaced with Mike Gonzalez by the time this album was released, however, Gonzalez was given credit over Yahn on the album sleeve. The album is considered a classic in the thrash genre.
At this time, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine asked Eric Meyer to join Megadeth, but he declined in order to stay with Dark Angel. According to an interview done by Voices from the Dark Side, Eric Meyer claims he did not feel comfortable with the situation.
Of all the thrash metal acts to spring from out of nowhere throughout the 1980s, Dark Angel was both one of the best and most influential.
Don Doty Eric Meyer Jim Durkin Rob Yahn Gene Hoglan
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