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Edited Sep 11, 2008, 03:46
Sep 11, 2008, 03:45
There was a lot of very cool stuff on Neat, much of which I'm belatedly discovering.
Anyway, some recommendations...
*Venom - Welcome to Hell; Black Metal; At War With Satan
*Raven - Rock Until You Drop [I'll have to do an Unsung review on that one soon!]; Wiped Out; All For One [some folks credit this Raven (not to be confused with the US mid-70's band) as inventing speed metal, and although you might come up with earlier examples of the genre (Night Sun anyone?) they certainly beat Canada's Exciter to the punch (Exciter think they invented it - they seem like nice guys, but sorry, they're wrong)]
*Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
*Holocaust - Live: Hot Curry and Wine [not 100% great, but there's some classics here, especially 'The Small Hours' which was covered by Metallica on Garage Days Revisited]
*Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell
*Angel Witch - s/t
*Cloven Hoof - s/t [a couple of tracks are a bit lame/mainstreamy hard rock, the rest is classic stuff with a Venom influence]
*Sabbat - History of a Time To Come [not sure if this counts, being circa '88, but it's a killer]
*Warfare - Metal Anarchy [Venom meets the Exploited?]
*Samson - Survivors [not really a modern metal sound, but still, a better album than some folks rate it as being]
*Tank - Filth Hounds of Hades [kinda between Motorhead and Venom - and produced by Fast Eddie Clarke! A couple of tracks suck a bit but mostly pretty good stuff]
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