Bonded by Blood is the debut album by the San Francisco thrash metal band Exodus. Although the album was completed in the summer of 1984, it was not released until 1985 due to issues with Exodus and its record label. It is considered one of the most influential thrash metal albums of all time, utilizing the solo trade-off method which would later become a staple of many thrash and death metal songs. It is also the only full length studio album of Exodus to feature Paul Baloff on vocals, though he was also on their 1982 Demo. Baloff was back in Exodus for five years (from 1997 to his death in 2002), and appeared on their 1997 live album Another Lesson in Violence.
In 2008, Bonded by Blood was re-recorded in its entirety with the band's modern lineup as Let There Be Blood. Guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting are the only band members to play on both the original and the remake.
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