Band: Alien/Avenger/Black Rose/Hellanbach
Release: One Take No Dubs (Compilation)
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1982
Label: Neat Records

Now this one will certainly be in your playlist for quite some time!  These 4 cult bands of the NWOBHM era showcase their utmost talent through these 4 excruciatingly head-bangin’ tracks. What surprised me the most on this release is how FUCKING FAST AND HEAVY some songs are (for 1982 at least); I mean were talking about the ever-so unknown Alien showing off their compelling riffs throughout “Could Have Done Better”, or maybe the great Black Rose, who seemed to take their speed pills on the day of recording their killer track “Knocked Out”.  This is the essence of metal right here: raw, heavy, fast and oh so melodic… just the way I like it!

Rating: 92%