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Heavy Load – Metal Conquest (1981)

Band: Heavy Load Release: Metal Conquest (EP) Genre: Heavy/Power Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1981 Label: Thunderload Buy from: eBay Review Swords, axes and Vikings are lyrical elements we would most often associate with the mighty Manowar, and although being one of the pioneers of this style, we often tend to overlook one of the most important and revolutionary bands of the early 80s, Heavy Load.  Being also among the first Scandinavian metal bands to ever emerge, along with Trance, Accept, Scorpions and others, Heavy Load’s first EP, and second release overall, proved that the word “epic” was indeed in their dictionary; especially since it revealed the band’s...

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Glacier – Glacier EP (1985)

Band: Glacier Release: Glacier (EP) Genre: Heavy/Power Metal Country: United States Year: 1985 Label: Axe Killer Records Website Review There comes a time when a metalhead discovers the magic of the USPM (US Power Metal) movement that engrossed the minds of many throughout the mid to late 80s. Crunching and overdriven guitar riffs, harmoniously blistering guitar solos, and scorching screams are all aspects that make this very forgotten genre so wonderfully unique (at least in its most primitive stage).  And no were not talking about the same power metal of the 21st century; modern production and keyboards have been minimized...

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