Band: Defender

Release: Tales of the Unexpected (Demo)
Genre: Heavy metal/Power metal
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 1985
Label: Independent

Tales of the Unexpected is a demo released by the Dutch band Defender. Their sound is like a perfect mix between the operatic and marching sounds of Iron Maiden and the heavy drowsiness of Black Sabbath, with the underground indieness of their own. Unlike most of the tracks on the demo, which sound raw and heavy, Tales of the Unexpected features the track ‘Passing By’ which has a very progressive (and before their time) thrash-metal-ballad-like sound.

Rating: 95%


Remco Bouwens: Drums
Bart van Rixel: Guitars
Simon Menting: Vocals
Harm Noort: Bass