Melodic Heavy Metal

Stitch (Swe) – Devil’s Deal (1982)

Band: Stitch Release: Devil’s Deal (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1982 Label: SMF Records Note This great single was recently requested by Marcelo!  Stitch can indeed be mistaken for many of the British acts at the time, as you can easily tell that their sound is founded upon the influence of the NWOBHM.  For a Swedish heavy metal record being released in 1982, Stitch surely helped kickstart, in some way or another, the underground heavy metal movement in Sweden, alongside the mighty Gotham City. Tracklist Devil's DealTouchin' The Stars Rating: 92% Lineup Bob May: Vocals Leffe...

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Shy – Once Bitten…Twice… (1983)

Band: Shy Release: Once Bitten…Twice… (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Ebony Records Buy from: eBay Highlights: “Give Me A Chance”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, “Think of Me” and “Reflections” Tracklist Deep WaterTake It All The WayGive Me A ChanceThink Of MeTonightChained By DesireReflectionsOnce Bitten, Twice ShyAll On You (Bonus track)Throwing It All Away (Bonus track for Japan only) Rating: 93% Lineup Tony Mills: Vocals Steve Harris (R.I.P): Guitars Mark Badrick: Bass Alan Kelly: Drums Paddy McKenna:...

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Squadron – First Mission (1982)

Band: Squadron Release: First Mission (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: United States Year: 1982 Label: Self-Released Tracklist Always On The MakeCall The ShotsCan't Do Things Like ThatVideo AttackDon't Keep Me Waitin'She's A RockerLet Me Out Of This PlaceCan't Blame MeLookin' For A Good TimeHail Hail Rock N Roll Rating: 92% Lineup Steve Crandall: Vocals Brian Cassidy: Guitars Jim McKenna: Drums Brent Sullivan:...

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Drakkard – Les Mystères de la Vie (1986)

Band: Drakkard Release: Les Mystères de la Vie (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: France Year: 1986 Label: Self-Released Buy from: eBay Note Extremely obscure release from France, with a bit more melodic kick to the songwriting when compared with other french metal bands that are featured on the blog.  Regardless of this, this album is quite the surprise and the keyboards sure do help forge the overall atmosphere that Drakkard are known for.  Rest assured, this is one album that you do not want to overlook. Highlights: “He Tom”, “Le Jouet” Tracklist Balise!Je Suis TaureauYvanDaisyLe JouetHe Tom!Les Mysteres De...

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Avalon – The Third Move (1986)

Band: Avalon Release: The Third Move (EP) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Netherlands Year: 1986 Label: Dynamo Brazilie Buy from: eBay Tracklist The Courts of ChaosDancer in the Eye of the StormHard Loving ManArabesquePerfect IllusionsNecronomicon Rating: 88% Lineup Richard Muermans: Vocals Maarten Huiskamp: Guitars Jack Pisters: Guitars Eric Fox: Bass Frankie Woodhouse:...

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