Best Songs on Stormtroopers of Death's Speak English or Die

Speak English or Die is the debut studio album by crossover thrash band Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.) and it was released in August of 1985. Parts of the songs, "March of the S.O.D.", "Milano Mosh", "Chromatic Death," and "Sargent D and the S.O.D.", were used for commercial breaks of MTV's Headbanger's Ball in the early 1990s. After Anthrax finished recording Spreading the Disease, there was still some studio time left, so members Scott Ian and Charlie Benante called some friends, practiced some songs, and recorded it all within a week.
Many point to this album - and particularly, the song "Milk" - as one of the first songs to feature a blast beat, courtesy of Benante. When asked in 2009 if he invented the blast beat, Benante replied, "If you mean that I decided to sit in my room and invent it, no it wasn’t like that. The thing was something that had been around the NY hardcore scene for ages but hadn’t been used for other things. The first time it really happened was on S.O.D’s ‘Milk’ song, so I guess you could say I had a lot to do with it. Now a lot of bands are using it, and doing it really well."
The album had some controversy due to the politically incorrect lyrics. Dan Lilker stated, "The lyrics were never intended to be serious, just to piss people off."

Genre: Crossover Thrash


Billy Milano – Vocals

Scott Ian – Guitars, backing vocals

Dan Lilker – Bass, backing vocals

Charlie Benante – Drums, guitar solo on "United Forces"

The Top Ten

1 Milk

I love this song. It's quite funny too lyrically - cjWriter1997

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2 Sargent D and the S.O.D. UListen to Sample
3 Speak English or Die UListen to Sample
4 Freddy Krueger
5 March of the S.O.D. UListen to Sample
6 Kill Yourself UListen to Sample
7 Chromatic Death UListen to Sample
8 Milano Mosh UListen to Sample
9 United Forces UListen to Sample
10 Pussy Whipped UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Identity UListen to Sample
12 Fist Banging Mania UListen to Sample
13 Pre-Menstrual Princess Blues UListen to Sample
14 F**k the Middle East UListen to Sample
15 Ram It Up UListen to Sample
16 Go UListen to Sample
17 Pi Alpha Nu UListen to Sample
18 Anti-Procrastination Song UListen to Sample
19 What's that Noise UListen to Sample
20 No Turning Back UListen to Sample
21 Douche Crew UListen to Sample
22 Ballad of Jimi Hendrix UListen to Sample
23 Diamonds and Rust UListen to Sample
24 Hey Gordy! UListen to Sample
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