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The Beast (US) – Power Metal/Born To Metalize/Demo ’86 (1983-1986)

Band: The Beast (US) Release: Power Metal/Born To Metalize/Demo ’86 (EP/Split/Demo) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: United States Year: 1983-1986 Label: “Power Metal” released on Mutha Records/”Born To Metalize” released on Megaforce Records Buy from: Discogs Tracklist The Beast ("Power Metal")Radical Man ("Power Metal")Enemy Ace ("Power Metal")The Shape ("Power Metal")Intro - One Night In Old Bridge ("Born to Metalize")Randall Flagg ("Born to Metalize")Is This Life? ("Born to Metalize")The Shape ("Born to Metalize")King Of Screams ("Demo '86)In The End ("Demo '86)Pitbull Terror ("Demo '86)Assunder ("Demo '86) Rating: 92% Lineup Scott Ruth: Vocals Guitars: Ron “Ace” Acera, Jack Pitzer, Shaune Kelley Drums: Doug Ryan, JoJo...

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Sacred Rite – Is Nothing Sacred (1986)

Band: Sacred Rite Release: Is Nothing Sacred (Full-Length) Genre: Power/Speed Metal Country: United States Year: 1986 Label: Medusa Records Tracklist Cold Hearted GirlI've Seen The WizardI Will SurviveTake Me To The KingdomNi4NiEleanor RigbyThe Last RitesAs It Was Told... Rating: 95% Lineup Mark Kaleiwahea: Vocals, Guitars Jim Caterine: Guitars Peter Crane: Bass Kevin Lumup:...

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Fifth Angel – Fifth Angel (1986)

Band: Fifth Angel Release: Fifth Angel (Full-Length) Genre: Power Metal Country: United States Year: 1986 Label: Shrapnel Records Buy from: eBay Note One of the finest US power metal acts you will ever come across.  The mighty opener, “In the Fallout”, immediately cements Fifth Angel‘s anthemic prowess through technical leads and empowering vocals.  Other notable tracks like “Call Out the Warning” and “Only the Strong Survive” only compel you even more to raise that fist higher than ever before.  This record is a definite no-brainer for any self-proclaimed metalhead and should very much so be ranked among the greatest power metal...

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Black Onyx – Armageddon Skies (1987)

Band: Black Onyx Release: Armageddon Skies (Single) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: United States Year: 1987 Label: Bosa Records Buy from: eBay Note The sole official release by short-lived Detroit metallers Black Onyx.  For a single released in 1987, the songwriting and recording production emit a certain NWOBHM vibe, pure and straightforward, and makes for a rather easy listen. Tracklist Armageddon SkiesMiss Fire Rating: 85% Lineup Gerry Litwin: Vocals, Guitars Donny Allen: Guitars Jeff Giovannangeli: Drums Ron Q. T. Owens:...

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Sabre (US) – Keepers of the Sword (1985)

Band: Sabre (US) Release: Keepers of the Sword (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: United States Year: 1985 Label: Palace Records Buy from: eBay Note The origins of Sabre began through the formation of four guys serving in the U.S. Army stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany. From 1983-1986 they played in and around the Karlsruhe area drawing crowds wherever they played. In 1985 they recorded “Keepers of the Sword” at Katapulton Studios, where only 500 copies were pressed by Palace Records. It has since become one of the most sought-after underground heavy metal releases, often being purchased for 300-500$! Tracklist...

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