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Bulldozer – Fallen Angel (1984)

Band: Bulldozer Release: Fallen Angel (Demo) Genre: Speed/Black Metal Country: Italy Year: 1984 Label: Self-Released Buy from: eBay Note Italy’s finest black/speed metal band, Bulldozer, with their very first release entitled “Fallen Angel”, which inevitably kickstarted these young talented guys into underground heavy metal stardom.  With the following release of four essential albums throughout the mid to late 80s, Bulldozer‘s one of a kind sound that meshed the harshness and dirtiness of early black metal with the harmonies of speed metal was first teased on this very demo. Tracklist Fallen AngelAnother Beer (Is What I Need) Rating: 88% Lineup A.C. Wild:...

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Millennium (UK) – Millennium + All Demos (1984-1987)

Band: Millennium (UK) Release: Millennium (Full-Length), 1985-1987 Demos Genre: NWOBHM/Power Metal/Speed Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1984 -1987 Label: Guardian Records n’ Tapes Buy from: No Remorse (Includes 8 bonus tracks) Review What a monster of an album this one is!  Had Millennium properly caught the NWOBHM wave early on, they would’ve most likely gotten picked up by numerous record companies.  This, along with the dissolution of their record label at the time, Guardian Records n’ Tapes, prevented Millennium from moving forward.  Nevertheless, what we have here is one of the finest examples of the NWOBHM classic sound being intricately...

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Spartan Warrior – Spartan Warrior (1984)

Band: Spartan Warrior Release: Spartan Warrior (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1984 Label: Roadrunner Records Buy from: eBay Note The follow-up to Spartan Warrior‘s 1983 classic “Steel n’ Chains”, which propelled the band into being signed by the legendary Roadrunner Records before disbanding in 1985.   Killer and straightforward traditional heavy metal to be heard all around on this one! Tracklist AssassinBlack WidowI'm on HeatSon of a BitchSentenced to DieHanging OnMercenaryFrench GirlsBroken Promises Rating: 83% Lineup Dave Wilkinson: Vocals Neil Wilkinson: Guitars Paul Swaddle: Guitars Tom Spencer: Bass Gordon Webster:...

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Marseille – Touch the Night (1984)

Band: Marseille Release: Touch the Night (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom  Year: 1984 Label: Ultra Noise Buy from: eBay Note Another superb release by the great Marseille!  This record was their first album released after reforming in 1982 with a slightly new lineup, which includes a new singer and guitarists.  Thankfully, even without the talented duo of Neil Buchanan and Andy Charters, “Touch the Night” does not fall back in terms of quality, and is as impressive as Marseille‘s previous two records. Hope you guys enjoy this one! Tracklist CrazyWalking On High WireAfter The FallTouch The NightReach For The...

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