Seeking Refuge Excel - Seeking Refuge (Malicious) 1995

1. "Unenslaved" (5:24)
2. "Hair like Christ" (2:34)
3. "Plastic Cracks" (4:17)
4. "Take your Part Gotta Encourage" (3:18)
5. "Drowned Out" (5:15 )
6. "United Naturally in True Youth" (3:52)
7. "Riptide" (4:56)
8. "Overview " (4:00)
9. "Downpressor" (11:58)

"Seeking Refuge" was the third and final album by Excel. Released in 1995 the CD came almost six years after their last album, "The Joke's on You" (1989). Excel's sound was described as crossover, mixing together elements of punk, hardcore and thrash metal. On "Seeking Refuge" the band has a very similar sound to that of Suicidal Tendencies, Ludichrist and Uncle Slam. Actually, this isn't too surprising since Excel were from the same hometown as Suicidal and several Excel members have played in Suicidal side projects. However, I think that "Seeking Refuge" falls slightly closer to the metal side of things than a lot of Suicidal material. There is a hidden live track at the end of track 9 that I believe is called "Never Deny".

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