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Crimson Thorn

Death Metal
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Crimson Thorn is the United States' premiere Christian death metal band. Playing since 1991, they have released one demo and 3 full-lengths. Luke and Miles met at a Barren Cross concert. They became friends and started a band called Obadiah. From there they created Crimson Thorn.

Discography

1992 Plagued Grind Records
1994 Unearthed Atomic Records
1995 Unearthed (re-issue) R.E.X. Records
1997 Dissection Morphine Records
2002 Purification
2005 Unearthed for Dissection (compilation)
2017 Anthology of Brutality: 1992-2002 The Complete Collective Works Bombworks Records

Plagued

1992 Grind Records

Luke Renno - Lead vocals, bass
Miles Sunde - Guitars
Paul Jongeward - Guitars
Dave Quast - Drums

  1. Perverse Policies (8:14)
  2. Misrepresented Representation (5:25)
  3. Prophet of Death (4:23)
  4. Crimson Thorn (3:41)
  5. Plagued (6:48)
  6. Corruption of the Flesh (4:02)
  7. No Suicide (2:16)

Unearthed

1994 Atomic Records (CM-D94-1201)
1995 R.E.X. Music (REX 41031-2)

The original issue of Unearthed which included unique artwork, the original style Crimson Thorn logo on the CD, and basic mastering. The album was remastered for the later R.E.X. release, so the R.E.X. version sounds a little better.

Luke Renno - Vocals, bass
Paul Jongeward - Guitars
Miles Sunde - Guitars, backing vocals
Kevin Sundberg - Drums

  1. Unearthed (3:22)
  2. Decrepit (3:30)
  3. Cultivate Decay (4:03)
  4. Ignorant Self (3:03)
  5. Your Carcass (2:55)
  6. Asphyxiated (3:29)
  7. Malignant Masters (3:36)
  8. Defaced (3:10)
  9. Comatose (5:28)
  10. Imminent Wrath (2:25)
  11. No Exceptions (2:30)

Dissection

1997 Morphine Records (MR1004)

This is their second and most brutal album to date. It was originally released in 1997 on Morphine records, but was re-released by Little Rose with better quality art.

Luke Renno - Bass, vocals, guitars
Miles Sunde - Guitars, backing vocals
Andy Kopesky - Guitars
Kevin Sundberg - Drums

  1. Beaten Beyond (4:19)
  2. Eternal Life (3:29)
  3. Deepest Affliction (4:06)
  4. Dissection (3:45)
  5. Putrid Condemnation (3:17)
  6. All Authority (6:00)
  7. Blood Letting (4:15)
  8. My Salvation (0:48)
  9. Suffering (5:00)
  10. I Ask (1:41)
  11. 2nd Timothy 3 (2:59)
  12. Grave of Rebirth (4:57)
  13. Psallo (3:37)
  14. Loud 'n' Clear (10:31)

Purification

2002 Independent

“This is the 3rd album from Crimson Thorn and marks a more experimental approach, although it is still extremely brutal. There are more keyboards than before, and they add a very nice touch. The vocals are even lower than before, and there is a tremendous growl on track 8, Meaningless, which is probably the lowest vocal I've ever heard.”

Luke Renno - Vocals, bass
Miles Sunde - Guitars
Andy Kopesky - Guitars
Kevin Sundberg - Drums

  1. Lack of Compassion (4:24)
  2. Humbled (3:54)
  3. Sarcastic Deviation (4:29)
  4. Withered (3:53)
  5. My Neighbor (3:32)
  6. Narrow (6:19)
  7. Eviscerate (3:30)
  8. Meaningless (3:03)
  9. The Word (4:16)
  10. Misguided Mercy (5:05)
  11. Finding (4:08)
  12. Masquerade Deceit (5:33)

Unearthed for Dissection

2005 Independent

Double disc compilation:

  1. Disc 1: Unearthed and the first four tracks from Plagued
  2. Disc 2: Dissection and the last three tracks from Plagued

Anthology of Brutality: 1992-2002 The Complete Collective Works

2017 Bombworks Records (BW1403)

  1. Disc 1: Unearthed + Plagued
  2. Disc 2: Dissection
  3. Disc 3: Purification + Live in Minneapolis