Brainfever – Face to Face (1986)

Band: Brainfever Release: Face to Face (Full-Length) Genre: Speed Metal Country: Germany Year: 1986 Label: Bellaphon Records Buy the Brainfever T-Shirt Note The second and final full-length album by legendary German speed metallers Brainfever.  A step up from “Capture the Night”, “Face to Face” takes that classic speed metal sound we all know and love and totally revamps it, making way for a more memorable experience.  The riffs have greatly matured and vocalist Horst Neumann delivers a performance that can only be characterized by sheer passion, as felt throughout tracks like “Caught by the Fire” or “Devil’s Eyes”.  Surely this is...

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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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Chyld (Can) – Lite the Nite/Tell Me a Lie (1986)

Band: Chyld Release: Lite the Nite/Ye Morlok/Tell Me a Lie (Single) Genre: Heavy/Power Metal Country: Canada Year: 1986 Label: Chyldish Records Buy from: eBay Reverbnation Note Spawned within the depths of Toronto, Canada, Chyld sadly only released three songs on two separate singles in 1986 that would eventually cement their place in Canadian metal history.  After a growing demand for their material to be released, both singles were re-pressed and the band reformed with the hopes of releasing a new album.  Until now, we can only expect nothing but classic stuff from the guys at Chyld! Tracklist Lite the NiteYe...

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Faith (Swe) – Hymn of the Sinner (1986)

Band: Faith (Swe) Release: Hymn of the Sinner (Single) Genre: Heavy/Doom Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1986 Label: Hell’s Kitchen Records Note Haunted heavy metal from Sweden!  With the release of their very first single in 1986, Faith‘s compelling sound was immediately cemented; a mixture of church-like hymns and doom-oriented guitar riffs engross the listener for the entirety of this fabulous single.  Don’t miss out on this one! Tracklist Hymn of the SinnerPossession Rating: 92% Lineup Roger Berntsson: Vocals Roger Johansson: Guitars Peter Svensson: Drums C.J. Nilsson: Bass,...

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Shogun (UK) – Shogun (1986)

Band: Shogun (UK) Release: Shogun (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1986 Label: Attack Records Note Another requested album!  Shogun‘s self-titled record delivers nothing more than an assortment of melodious hard rock, coupled with one of the greatest singers within the NWOBHM scene, Alan Marsh (of Tokyo Blade fame). Tracklist Too Much in LoveTime Will TellToo Late for the HunterT. V HeroBurning Down the NightWhen the Lights Go DownTokyo GirlOnly the LonelyHigh in the Sky Rating: 88% Lineup Alan Marsh: Vocals Danny Gwilym: Guitar Toby Martin: Guitar Andy Wrighton: Bass Bob Richards:...

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