The History Begins … Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band’s discography has grown to 41 albums, including 17 studio albums, 13 live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations. Pioneers of the new wave of British heavy metal […]
8/10 … Six years and 5000 live albums later (or at least two) since their last studio album, the longest gap we have had to wait for a studio album from the metal legends. In my opinion, Iron Maiden is one of the few Metal bands (together with Judas Priest, Motörhead, Candlemass, Sodom and Saxon) from the 1980’s that still releases high quality records…
A Swedish heavy metal band formed 1980 in a small village in the middle of Sweden called Djurås, Gagnef, by Lissa (Anders Lissdaniels), Torben Stenberg, Håkan Göras, Lars Törnblom and Leo (Lasse Lee)….
7/10 … Here’s a soundboard recording from the British Steel tour on June 25th, 1980. It was the first time they visited Denver. I really like the energy here, maybe Rob Halfords voice is a bit too low in the mix. According to Setlist FM it was also the live premier of “Living After Midnight”….
5/10 … Self released full-length debut from this Swedish band, and it opens up nothing short of amazing with “Fallen Angels” directly after the really cool intro, and I’m pumped, thinking that this will be an awesome ride. But the next track is a slow thing, “The Beast inside of Me” which is really good, but I can’t stop thinking that it’s an anti-climax to put something slow/mid-tempo directly after that explosive start. Well, we will probably then get back on track with the next one, “One by One”. Nope, we go even slower!!! Holy f**k, am I disappointed now. I wanted more of the starter, the track that made me throw myself out on the internet to check if this had a vinyl release. But the record screams back at me … forget that, now we will go into Power Metal ala Helloween mode (a genre that’s not for me at all) and stay there for the rest of the record…..
10/10 … Every once in a while a new band shows up that makes me believe there’s still life in traditional heavy metal, a band that deliveres music that makes me get that euphoric feeling along my backspin, playing air drums (yes, for me it’s drums, not guitar) and thinking there’s still hope and I don’t just have to listen to my 1980’s metal records when it comes to traditional metal. Usually for me, most releases nowadays have too much of a sterile/clinical sound for my taste, like it’s been made in a labratory by men in white coats. So even if the songs are good, the feeling is not there. I want some dirt, and I want some rawness….
I have loved Motörhead forever and ever, the music, the “I don’t give a fuck” attitude, the look of Lemmy and the band (especially the early years) and that they have always stayed the same, no spandex pants in 1984, curled hair in 1988 or big pants in 1998. One of my all-time favorite bands. […]
9/10 … Part of the N.W.O.S.H.M movement that rised up from the underground in Sweden in the late 2000’s with band such as Enforcer, Trial, Air Raid, Screamer and many more. Ced (Cederick Forsberg) has like a million bands where I think he have had the biggest success with Blazon Stone, a true Running Wild worship band. This is the debut from 2011, and this is more of a Manowar worshiping band. If a song title like “Metal The Posers To Death” doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what will. It’s simply awesome from start to end…
STEELE is a remarkable name in the history of Heavy Metal from San Francisco. They were one of the most cherished bands by the local scene at the time, delivering pure U.S. Metal, as it was done in the early 80s. Without big budgets to support them, they managed to immortalize much of the feeling experienced in those crazy years of Heavy Metal.
Updated 2021-01-21, added TheMasterYts channel. This is one of my pages that I will continuously update with new discoveries and recommendations. Here are some recommendations of YouTube channels that are good within Metal Music. Click on the YouTube logo on each channel to visit it (opens in a new window). If you have any recommendations […]
Melodic Heavy Metal band from Hoting, a small town in Jämtland in the northern parts of Sweden. Vocalist Matti Norlin was only 13 years old on this recording. The band only released one 7″ before changing their name to Charity and went to a more melodic hard rock style…
Here we have two legendary concerts, released within a year of each other at the height of the bands popularity. Don’t really know why there is no material from the underrated “At War With Satan” album (8/10) from 1984. I would love to find out more background information about how they where recorded and why […]
3/10 … 1980’s Metal is my favourite music genre, the one I always come back to. I also like digging into the obscure, the rare releases. Bands that only made one 7” or made one track for a compilation album.
So with that said, it sadeness me to say that this is absolute garbage, apart from the last track with Behemoth that is really good, only Mercy, Paradize and Silver Mountain are okey, the rest is total crap, just a waste of vinyl. There are so much other good obscure Swedish bands so it beats me why the chose these ones.
9/10 (Package 10/10) … What can I say about this classic that hasn’t already be said? This is the classic of the classics, Motörheads “Ace of Spades”, an album your grandmother probably heard of. Now it’s 40 years since its release. I love this album, especially the title track, “Ace of Spades” “Shoot You in the Back”, “(We Are) The Road Crew” and “The Hammer”. The only song I could have done without is “Fast and Loose”.
7/10 … Other reviewers have complained about the lack of gossip about other bandmembers, personally I couldn’t care less since the artists private life more or less has never interest me but the music and recordings in itselfs. My complaint is all the pilot and fencing stories that I have 0% interest in, but I get why it’s in here since it’s a big part of his life.