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Posts tagged "NWOBHM"
Slegest – Vidsyn (Dark Essence)

Slegest – Vidsyn (Dark Essence)

I Fortida Sitt Lis starts up and after the storm sample it winds up on a riff that sounds pretty much like Hawkwind playing black metal. Welcome to the world of Slegest; a curious and determinedly individual take on black metal created by Ese when.. Read More
Tygers Of Pan Tang – S/T (Mighty Music)

Tygers Of Pan Tang – S/T (Mighty Music)

I wonder how many Tygers reviews in the last 20 years have started with the reviewer banging on about their past glories and how much they liked their early 80’s NWOBHM albums (my fave is “Spellbound” just for the record…). It must sometimes bug the.. Read More
Seven Sisters – S/T (High Roller)

Seven Sisters – S/T (High Roller)

This is an album I have been waiting for what seems like ages. There’s two or three bands I have found from their infancy from the UK, Amulet and Dark Forest namely, Seven Sisters are another band who literally blew me away when I first.. Read More
Grim Reaper - Walking in the Shadows (Dissonance Productions)

Grim Reaper – Walking in the Shadows (Dissonance Productions)

Since reforming in 2006, I have been privy to a couple of excellent live shows by this band, featuring the well renowned singer Steve Grimmett. This is the first recording from the band since that reformation, in fact their first since ‘Rock You to Hell’.. Read More
Tortuga - Pirate's Bride (S/R)

Tortuga – Pirate’s Bride (S/R)

Ah-haaar me hearties, splice the main-brace, shiver me timbers, bury the booty and send Woodleg Willy over here to give me a jolly Roger. Yes, once more we set sail under the most contrived of metal sub-genres since Vondur tried to invent Star Wars black.. Read More
Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard (Ván)

Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard (Ván)

A couple of months ago at the pub, a friend broke an unwritten rule of the table by pulling out their smart phone to display an online piece they’d seen. Now, had it been some sleepy kitten or puppy falling over video, said person would.. Read More
Tyfon’s Doom - Yeth Hound (Gates of Hell)

Tyfon’s Doom – Yeth Hound (Gates of Hell)

Well this is a turn up in the reviews pile. This is a one man project (Tommy Varsala) from Finland and this is simply the best combination of metal music I can imagine at this moment. Take a splash of pre-Melissa Mercyful Fate, some classic.. Read More
Diamond Head - S/T (Dissonance Records)

Diamond Head – S/T (Dissonance Records)

Diamond Head are an iconic band wouldn’t you agree? Whether it was first time around on their own merit as one of the highlights of the NWOBHM scene or from the recommendations of one little band called Metallica, they are an institution. The funniest thing.. Read More
12th Ode - The Awakening (S/R)

12th Ode – The Awakening (S/R)

From Malta, these guys play their metal very much in line with the British scene, NWOBHM wouldn’t be accurate as they are not British, but you get the idea. The influences are varied and to my ears there’s a lot of similarities to current Soldier,.. Read More
Lizzies - Good Luck (The Sign Records)

Lizzies – Good Luck (The Sign Records)

Spain’s all female traditional metal group, Lizzies, have been all over the internet. My main interest started when they announced a London show at the excellent Live Evil festival. Since then, the demo material has been burning my cd player and their recent 7 inch.. Read More
Wounded Cross – Bonecrusher (Blackened Death Records)

Wounded Cross – Bonecrusher (Blackened Death Records)

It’s always good to have a new band cross your path, and the arrival of a hand written CD-R does give a little frisson of nostalgia, almost taking me back to the days when music was swapped via the media of tapes (before they became.. Read More
Night Viper – S/T (Svart)

Night Viper – S/T (Svart)

I have been tracking this band for a while now, this is traditional metal from Sweden and features members of Horisont and Miasmal who combine to provide a multitude of NWOBHM and straight up metal influenced by the likes of Judas Priest. The easiest comparison.. Read More