Best Songs from Exodus's Exhibit B: The Human Condition

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Exhibit B: The Human Condition is the 9th studio album by thrash metal band Exodus. It was recorded in December of 2009.The album picks up after The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A, continuing with long, epic songs (averaging around 6 minutes) with darker themes centered on war, death, society, politics and religion. It was released on 7 May 2010 in Europe and was released on 18 May 2010 in the United States. It debuted at number 114 on the Billboard 200. Additionally, Exhibit B was Exodus' first studio album since 1989's Fabulous Disaster not to feature a lineup change from the preceding album. It sold around 4,600 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. Exhibit B is Exodus' last album with vocalist Rob Dukes, who was fired in June 2014, although he was still part of the band when the songwriting sessions for Blood In, Blood Out began.

The album displays a variety of lyrical themes, but is almost entirely focused on dark and depressing topics. Government is a recurring theme with "Downfall" describing the fall of major world governments through war and recession, and "March of the Sycophants" describing the hypocrisy of Christian conservatives. Some songs focus on tragic events such as the Nanking Massacre in "Nanking" and the killings carried out by Leonard Lake and Charles Ng in "The Ballad of Leonard and Charles".

Genre: Thrash Metal

Personnel:

Exodus:

Rob Dukes – vocals

Gary Holt – lead and rhythm guitars

Lee Altus – lead and rhythm guitars

Jack Gibson – bass

Tom Hunting – drums, percussion

Additional Performers:
Brendon Small - guitar solo on "Devil's Teeth"

Peter Tägtgren - backing vocals on "The Sun Is My Destroyer"

Raymond Anthony - keyboards on "The Ballad of Leonard and Charles", Additional guitar engineering

Production:

Andy Sneap – producer/mixer

The Top Ten

1 The Ballad of Leonard and Charles
2 Downfall
3 A Perpetual State of Indifference
4 The Sun is My Destroyer
5 Good Riddance
6 Nanking
7 Hammer and Life
8 Devil's Teeth
9 Beyond the Pale
10 March of the Sycophants

The Contenders

11 Burn, Hollywood, Burn
12 Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)
13 Democide
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