Every bit as good as “Nothingface” and “Dimension Hatross”, “Angel Rat” got lost in the shuffle for no good reason. While they’d always straddled the border between thrash metal and progressive rock, this was the album where they veered furthest into the prog region. Many of their fans weren’t ready for this direction at the time (myself included). But hindsight has vindicated this album, artistically if not commercially. It is the band’s loss and your gain that this album can usually be found in the cutout bin. Timeless.