March of the saint, by Armored Saint was ruined by the producer. They weren't even allowed in the mixing room when it was being done. Their 1st 3 song mini lp sounded way better. John Bush,( singer), went on to join Anthrax, & was also asked to join Metallica. They should've been semi big to compete with the big 3, Anthrax, Slayer, & Metallica. But didn't get a Rick Rubin sort of producer & didn't get the sound they needed. Nuge called em Monsters, & they were. I saw em at the Troubadour in their very early days.
Speaking of the Troubadour, Nikki Sixx said of Slayer; Oh my god, these guys will never get past the Troubadour.