It did really good. It was a really strong album but because the band lacked support it went nowhere, but it did break the band into the metal scene and showed what the band was all about. Of course this second album is much better, it’s still ABATTOIR but the melodies have changed.
– Mike, Metal Forces #20, 1986
Metal Forces reviewed their ’83 demo in issue 3:
Musically Abattoir can be compared to the likes of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden with a touch of raw edged Motörhead thrown in on top. Their demo contains two excellent fast paced metal numbers; ‘Vicious Attack’ and ‘Screams From The Grave’ which is a slightly superior version to the one that can be found on Metal Massacre IV.