What does it sound like?:
Well this was an eye opener and no mistake – I remembered Sounds championing the NWOBHM and this never really appealed back then – perhaps time has diminished my antipathy – or perhaps I’m missing my youth (and the hair that I would, no doubt, have shaken !).
My idea of heaven – decent guitar, bass and drums in tune with each other and a singer who can actually sing reasonably sensible lyrics. My idea of hell – instruments all playing over each other, very little tune and a singer who screams muffled screaming vocals.
This compilation has, thankfully, an awful lot more of the former than the latter !
I’d actually heard very few of these bands – heard the names of a lot of them but was only really aware of the better known – Saxon, Samson, Girlschool (and the Girlschool track here included is excellent).
I’d previously assumed that I knew what I was getting when I saw the names Satan, Venom, Savage and Demon Pact on an album cover. In some cases I was dished up roughly what I thought I was going to get but, in the majority » Continue Reading.