Another classick released by the now defunct Necropolis Records, the label that at one time was rose to the top of elite metal supremacy, then flooded the market with useless records, ripped off bands, and faded into memory. War was a sort of supergroup with members of Hypocrisy, Vondur, Abruptum, and Dark Funeral. The intent was crank out a nasty EP of pure driving hate metal. Mission accomplished. Total War is perfect, just a quick blitzkrieg of vehement riffing coupled with questionable lyrics about war, elitism and, of course, Satan. An anxiously awaited follow up to Total War was thwarted due to lawsuits and in fighting, and the result was the unauthorized release of a lackluster LP titled We Are War. I remember reading an old Trouser Press, in which the verbose and elegant Tesco Vee had said that Celtic Frost's Emperor's Return EP on his walkman made him want to punch old people in the supermarket, well Total War works much in the same way for me twenty some odd years later. SATAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!