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The Covenant – Stations (1986)

Band: The Covenant Release: Stations (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Progressive Rock Country: United Kingdom Year: 1986 Label: Covenant Records Website Note Now here is an example of how vital the keyboards really are in fostering the basis of a band’s overall sound.  The Covenant‘s “Stations” is nothing short of melodic heaven, whereby continuous shifts in keyboard and guitar riffs keep the music fresh and exciting through every play-through.  Been cranking this one for the last 5 years or so and I still can’t get enough. Tracklist StationsLook At Us Now Rating: 88% Lineup Stephen Thomas Hall: Vocals, Keyboards Steven Perkins: Guitars Paul Turrell: Drums Michael...

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Various Artists – Roksnax (1980)

Band: Saracen/Hollow Ground/Samurai Release: Roksnax (Compilation) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Guardian Records N’ Tapes Buy from: Discogs Note The first of two compilations released by the legendary Guardian Records N’ Tapes, who were responsible for releasing NWOBHM classics such as Satan‘s “Kiss of Death” single and Mythra‘s “Death and Destiny” EP. Please take note that the Saracen featured on this compilation should not be mistaken with the lads from Derbyshire who released the mighty “Heroes, Saints and Fools” LP back in October of 1981. Tracklist SAMURAI - Die Or DeliverHOLLOW GROUND - Rock OnSARACEN - Speed Of SoundHOLLOW GROUND - Fight With...

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Pariah (UK) – Blaze of Obscurity (1989)

Band: Pariah Release: Blaze of Obscurity (Full-Length) Genre: Power/Thrash Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1989 Label: Steamhammer Buy from: Discogs | eBay Tracklist Missionary of MercyPuppet RegimeCanaryBlaze Of ObscurityRetaliate!HypochondriacEnemy WithinThe Brotherhood Rating: 88% Lineup Michael Jackson: Vocals Russ Tippins: Guitars Steve Ramsey: Guitars Sean Taylor: Drums Graeme...

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Pariah (UK) – The Kindred (1988)

Band: Pariah Release: The Kindred (Full-Length) Genre: Power/Thrash Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1988 Label: Steamhammer Buy from: Discogs | eBay Tracklist GerrymanderThe RopeScapegoatForeign BodiesLa GuerraInhumaneKilling For CompanyIcons Of HypocrisyPromise of Remembrance Rating: 85% Lineup Michael Jackson: Vocals Russ Tippins: Guitars Steve Ramsey: Guitars Sean Taylor: Drums Graeme...

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Flashpoint – No Point of Reference (1987)

Band: Flashpoint (post-Bitches Sin) Release: No Point of Reference (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM/Speed Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1987 Label: Self-Released Buy from: Discogs Tracklist Hot TonightBlackjackI Need ItModern LoverIs it TrueGrand PrixHey You!Sweet PretenderRock 'N' Roll HeartNo More Love, No More Lies Rating: 80% Lineup Kev Graham: Vocals, Bass Ian Toomey: Guitars Pete Toomey: Guitars Steve Turton: Drums, Keyboards on “No More Love, No More Lies” Dave Rosingana: Keyboards on “Is It True” and “Grand...

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