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Elixir – The Son of Odin (1986)

Band: Elixir Release: The Son of Odin (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1986 Label: Self-Released Buy from: eBay Review Wait, NWOBHM bands were still around in 1986?  That was probably the same question I asked myself when stumbling upon Elixir‘s first full-length album “The Son of Odin” quite some time ago, and boy, was it a day to remember.  Coming into the scene very late, Elixir took on a different approach with regards to their overall sound.  By this time, pretty much most of the NWOBHM bands slowly drifted apart, as the popularity in other genres, such as...

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Wizzard (Swe) – Ninya Warrior (1986)

Band: Wizzard Release: Ninya Warrior (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1986 Label: Self-Released Buy from: eBay Review Ah, Sweden and their very obscure metal releases…  They all seem to deliver something new to the table, although most bands at the time tended to deliver a more melodic experience as opposed to the emerging heavy metal scenes around Europe.  Wizzard, a very small and unknown band who only released this exceptional single and a very poor EP (when they changed their name to Charity), are no exception to this list of melodic prowess.  In short, the single is comprised...

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