Sortilège – Sortilège (1983)

Band: Sortilège Release: Sortilège (EP) Genre: Heavy Metal Country: France Year: 1983 Label: Rave-On Records Buy from: eBay | T-Shirt Review Let’s take a trip to France and see what their glorious metal scene had to offer.  I’m sure all or most of you die-hard metal fans out there already know Sortilège, or maybe just might’ve heard of them, but needless to say, they are indeed the greatest French band that has ever existed.  Period.  Plain and simple. And with their first EP, it is very apparent that these guys surely had the raw talent to take over the world.  This is exactly...

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Ironhawk – To the Point (1983)

Band: Ironhawk Release: To the Point (EP) Genre: Heavy Metal Country: USA Year: 1983 Label: Chrome Buy from: eBay Review Ironhawk were just one of those bands that released top quality music, but then sadly, faded quickly into obscurity, forever being lost in the depths of the heavy metal record world.  After listening to their first and only EP, which contains four blistering tracks, I can’t help but realize how unfortunate the music industry really is, as these men clearly showed large amounts of talent and potential.  But, then again, just like I’ve always said, this just makes the whole...

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Chasar – Chasar (1983)

Band: Chasar Release: Chasar (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: MPM Review  Ah, the greatness of the NWOBHM scene in the early 80s… what a truly extraordinary period, not just for heavy metal, but for music in its entirety.  It gives me chills thinking how a single time in our history easily shaped music forever, especially for the countless bands and musicians who take great influence on this era of total heavy metal conquest.  Most bands played a style similar to Iron Maiden, as heard with the use of lead-oriented harmonies and staccato-based riffs, which were popularized by...

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