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Author: HeavyMetalGems

Colour Scream – Living and Dying (1988)

Band: Colour Scream Release: Living and Dying (EP) Genre: New Wave/Post-Punk Country: United States Year: 1988 Label: Whet Reign Records Note Colour Scream were a tiny band from California who, for the most part of this EP, had a fascination with meshing the gloomy and abrasive sound of post-punk with the spirit and “danceability” of synthpop.  For some odd reason, the vocals sound almost entirely similar to Jason Decay’s vocal delivery (of Cauldron fame). Interestingly enough, the members of Cauldron are no strangers to dipping their feet in the world of new wave, as they covered Gowan‘s “Moonlight Desires” not too long ago.  Be sure to give “Will My Fear”, “Across the...

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Hocculta – Warning Games (1984)

Band: Hocculta Release: Warning Games Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal Country: Italy Year: 1984 Label: Discotto Metal Buy from: eBay Review I guess it’s safe to say how criminally overlooked Italian metal really is. I mean, at first glance, you wouldn’t really expect much from the whole scene (maybe because of bands like Rhapsody that probably put a nail in your brain telling you that this is all Italy has to offer). Think again people! Although Italy might be the last destination for any modern headbanger, the 80s proved to emit the true essence of the country’s capability of producing quality heavy metal.   Here...

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Gotham City – The Unknown (1984)

Band: Gotham City Release: The Unknown (Full-Length) Genre: Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1984 Label: Fingerprint Records Buy from: eBay Buy Gotham City T-Shirt Review Sweden has been a large contributor to the underground heavy metal scene during the 80s, providing fans with some of the most amazing heavy metal ever heard.  Hailing from the very important city of Umea, where many bands would soon emerge, Gotham City has easily become my most cherished band of the Swedish underground heavy metal scene.  Reigning along with Heavy Load as one of the most creative, unique and versatile bands in this scene, Gotham City‘s...

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