Exodus - Pleasures of the Flesh (1987)
Bonded by Blood has always been raved about as a cult classic. In my opinion, it's decent enough but way overrated. Baloff’s vocals annoyed me immensely. Second album Pleasures of the Flesh is a different release. Souza's vocals are much more listenable, but then the ferocity of the first album has been replaced with a more clinical thrash metal approach.
But while I prefer this sound to the debut, it's lacking on the song writing front. There's just nothing exceptional on here and it's a bit hit and miss. Til Death Do Us Part, Parasite, Brain Dead and the title track are all enjoyable tracks. The rest are just average. Every track has its moments but as an album Pleasures of the Flesh just doesn't keep bringing me back for more.