Treat (Swe) – The Pleasure Principle (1986)

Band: Treat Release: The Pleasure Principle (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: Sweden Year: 1986 Label: Mercury Records Facebook Buy from: Discogs | eBay Note One of my favorite melodic heavy metal albums of all time. “The Pleasure Principle” will definitely have you singing along from beginning to end.  For fans of Van Halen, Icon, Fifth Angel and Europe. Tracklist Rev It UpWaiting GameLove StrokeEyes On FireTake My HandFallen AngelCaught In The Line Of FireStrike Without A WarningRide Me HighSteal Your Heart AwayRev It Up (Live) Rating: 90% Lineup Robert Ernlund: Vocals Anders Wikstrom: Guitars, Keyboards Lillen Liljegren: Guitars Ken Siewertson: Bass Leif Sundin:...

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Hatred (Swe) – Demos (1987-1990)

Band: Hatred (Swe) Release: Demos: “Winds of Doom” (1987), “Welcome to Reality” (1989), “The Forthcoming Fall” (1990) Genre: Speed/Thrash Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1987, 1989, 1990 Label: Self-Released Tracklist DaydreamAntichristCrazy WorldTroops of MetalIntroAnnihilationTempted by ViolenceQuest for LibertyState EclipseThe ReinforcementThe AwakeningStrangeholdNo AllegianceOutro Rating: 88% Lineup Thomas “Lundin” Lyon: Vocals Johan Jansson: Guitars Kenneth Wiklund: Guitars Sonny Svedlund: Drums Thomas Andersson:...

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Syrus (Swe) – Fortune and Fame (1989)

Band: Syrus (Swe) Release: Fortune and Fame (EP) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1989 Label: Self-Released Note Buried within the depths of the 80s Swedish heavy metal scene comes one of the movement’s most memorable bands.  The short-lived melodic powerhouse Syrus released only one record to their name, forever cementing their indefinite cult status among heavy metal aficionados. Interestingly enough, at the time of recording the “Fortune and Fame” EP, Syrus scrapped the already recorded b-side track in favor of the ballad “The Golden Void”; a decision that was most likely carried out by the band’s desire...

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Reflex (Swe) – Reflex (1983)

Band: Reflex Release: Reflex (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1983 Label: Self-Released Note Swedish-sung melodic heavy metal by Reflex‘s only known released single.  For those who aren’t used to non-English vocals, it might be a tad difficult to really get into these guys, but man does it add the to the already established mysticism of the underground 80s Swedish scene. Tracklist Dina Nya KläderDiod Rating: 85% Lineup Erik Lundberg: Vocals Rolf “Trazan” Nordström: Guitars Mårten Eriksson: Guitars Per Öhman: Drums Erik:...

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