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Sortilège – Larmes de Héros (1986)

Band: Sortilège Release: Larmes de Héros (Full-Length) Genre: Heavy Metal Country: France Year: 1986 Label: Rocks Buy from: eBay Note My all-time favorite french record; this is as good as it will ever get!  It is almost insane to even begin to think how Sortilege was capable of producing such memorable tracks like the melodic chorus-oriented “Mourir Pour Une Princesse” or the epic ballad “Quand un Aveugle Rêve”. Give these tracks a listen and you will evidently see why Zouille is so praised in the underground community, and why he is one of my all-time favorite metal singers. The band sadly...

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The Covenant – Stations (1986)

Band: The Covenant Release: Stations (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Progressive Rock Country: United Kingdom Year: 1986 Label: Covenant Records Website Note Now here is an example of how vital the keyboards really are in fostering the basis of a band’s overall sound.  The Covenant‘s “Stations” is nothing short of melodic heaven, whereby continuous shifts in keyboard and guitar riffs keep the music fresh and exciting through every play-through.  Been cranking this one for the last 5 years or so and I still can’t get enough. Tracklist StationsLook At Us Now Rating: 88% Lineup Stephen Thomas Hall: Vocals, Keyboards Steven Perkins: Guitars Paul Turrell: Drums Michael...

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Vavel (Gre) – Vavel (1986)

Band: Vavel (Gre) Release: Vavel (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Greece Year: 1986 Label: Famous Music Buy from: Discogs Tracklist VavelFollow Your MindFight With MetalRememberAtomic EnergyStand UpAnother ChanceBach's Toccata by Vavel Rating: 85% Lineup Pavlos Gavrilidis: Vocals Dimitris Andritsoudis: Guitars Kostas Kiriakides: Drums Akis Simadopoulos: Keyboards...

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Treat (Swe) – The Pleasure Principle (1986)

Band: Treat Release: The Pleasure Principle (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: Sweden Year: 1986 Label: Mercury Records Facebook Buy from: Discogs | eBay Note One of my favorite melodic heavy metal albums of all time. “The Pleasure Principle” will definitely have you singing along from beginning to end.  For fans of Van Halen, Icon, Fifth Angel and Europe. Tracklist Rev It UpWaiting GameLove StrokeEyes On FireTake My HandFallen AngelCaught In The Line Of FireStrike Without A WarningRide Me HighSteal Your Heart AwayRev It Up (Live) Rating: 90% Lineup Robert Ernlund: Vocals Anders Wikstrom: Guitars, Keyboards Lillen Liljegren: Guitars Ken Siewertson: Bass Leif Sundin:...

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The Beast (US) – Power Metal/Born To Metalize/Demo ’86 (1983-1986)

Band: The Beast (US) Release: Power Metal/Born To Metalize/Demo ’86 (EP/Split/Demo) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: United States Year: 1983-1986 Label: “Power Metal” released on Mutha Records/”Born To Metalize” released on Megaforce Records Buy from: Discogs Tracklist The Beast ("Power Metal")Radical Man ("Power Metal")Enemy Ace ("Power Metal")The Shape ("Power Metal")Intro - One Night In Old Bridge ("Born to Metalize")Randall Flagg ("Born to Metalize")Is This Life? ("Born to Metalize")The Shape ("Born to Metalize")King Of Screams ("Demo '86)In The End ("Demo '86)Pitbull Terror ("Demo '86)Assunder ("Demo '86) Rating: 92% Lineup Scott Ruth: Vocals Guitars: Ron “Ace” Acera, Jack Pitzer, Shaune Kelley Drums: Doug Ryan, JoJo...

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