I gave this album 5 stars because it really is a classic. Obviously it is not million-dollar production – no early 1980’s metal was (not even Mettalica’s “Kill ‘em all”). And it may be difficult for people to appreciate now, but at the time it was released it was an incredibly bold and assertive vision, and it truly gives an idea of the types of music that eventually formed what we now recognize as pure and classic thrash metal. Here Warrior and Ain show the seed of creative vision that eveitually led to Celtic Frost. For me, the album culminates in the heart-stopping Triumph of Death – a “ballad” that I still enjoy playing for the neighbors upon occasion.