"Let Us Pray" was originally released in 1992 on Peaceville's subsidiary label, Deaf Records, and was Vital Remains' debut full length album. It featured a heavy dose of brutal yet still melodic black-tinged death metal, with heavily satanic, occult and anti-christian lyrics.
Let Us Pray VINYL
Created in 1988 by guitarist Paul Flynn, Vital Remains' first line-up consisted of guitarist Butch Machado, vocalist Mike Flynn, bassist Tom Supkow, and drummer Chris Dupont. Searching for better musicians, they added guitarist Tony Lazaro and vocalist Jeff Gruslin to the band. From there the band became a driving force in the local death metal scene. Lazaro and Flynn shared the writing duties in these early days.
Soon after their formation, the band released a pair of demos (1989's Reduced to Ashes and 1990's Excruciating Pain) which led to a contract with French label Thrash Records, who in turn released the single The Black Mass in 1991. Shortly after the release of the single, which proved to be the band's first and only release with the label, the band signed to Peaceville's subsidiary, Deaf Records. A pair of releases followed for the Peaceville label, 1992's Let Us Pray and 1995's Into Cold Darkness. However, after poor distribution and a lack of promotion from the label, the band requested that their contract be dissolved. At this stage, in 1997, the band's founder, Paul Flynn left Vital Remains. After a ten year hiatus he would return to the scene, and go on to found Godless Rising, an old school death metal band with original vocalist Jeff Gruslin. They quickly signed to Pathos Productions for a self-funded demo release, from that they were offered a full deal with Moribund Records out of Seattle, Washington. Due to the financial hardships and lack of support from other members, Paul would leave this project also.
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The classic 1995 Vital Remains album of brutal blackened death metal is due for release on heavyweight vinyl on 7th July, and can be pre-ordered HERE. ...14/03/2014
'Let Us Pray', the savage and satanic debut opus from 1992 from US kings of brutality Vital Remains, is coming to vinyl on May 12th. The album is presented on 180gm heavyweight black vinyl and can ...