Back in the mid/late 80s Germany were world leading in the field of raw Thrash metal. Tons of artist today considered as legends or "cult" sprung onto the scene. Among the more violent acts where Protector, Sodom, Poison, Necronomicon, Darkness and MINOTAUR ??" artists that by today"s standard could have had their early works equally much placed in the Death/Thrash or Thrash/Black genres as elsewhere. MINOTAUR started out 1983 and managed to record 3 demo tapes before their debut album "Power of Darkness" finally arrived in 1988. "POD" was/is an album to be worshipped by everyone into extreme 80s Thrash metal; crushing riffs, total devotion and the ability to write both raw and catchy material ??" something seldom found in metal of today! After 22 years I HATE/MINOTAUR has decided to make the first official re-release of POD (an earlier re-release done without the bands permission is to be considered as a bootleg). As bonus material the band have recorded a couple of new studio songs who displays the same kind of lethal energy as on MINOTUR_'s 2009 comeback "God May Show You Mercy...We Will Not", also released by I HATE. "Power of Darkness" is an important piece of German history that should be included in all serious Thrash collections!