Melodic Heavy Metal

Vanguard – V (1985)

Band: Vanguard Release: V (EP) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1985 Label: Self-Released Tracklist Scare for the FutureH.M. ParadiseBeast on the RunLady of Madness Rating: 92% Lineup Raffe Wernborg: Lead Vocals Micke Andersson: Bass Svenka Wernborg: Guitars Stefan Rosell: Guitars Erca Lindesvard:...

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Universe – Universe (1985)

Band: Universe Release: Universe (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic/Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1985 Label: Sonet Review Ah! The feeling when you come across a very unknown band that makes you so proud to call yourself a metalhead.  It almost seems that the less people who know a certain band, the more special it becomes for you and I think speak for everyone who pertains to this sensation.  Universe, just like you guessed, is a very obscure band, I mean what else do I put on this blog if it weren’t obscure?  Needless to say, regardless of their fan-base and status, their...

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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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