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Re: The NWOBHM era phone game.
Sep 18, 2008, 00:58
Moon Cat wrote:
This is for fellow saddoes. A few years ago a fellow old skool metal head chum and I had a reminisce about about old issues of Kerrang and, in particular, the old ads for the semi-legendary Shades Records in Soho's Wardour Street. We waxed lyrical about how they would say things like "Angelwitch! Huge! Buy or Die!" or, "NEW! Jaguar! buy or FOAD!". And, if a new example of a particular sub-genre came along that they rated they'd say stuff like "Candlemass! The most immense doom album ever! Delete Witchfinder General!"

Hahahahaha yes, I remember all of that so well. I loved the "last weeks band? where the hell have you been?" ness of it all. When this extended to the thrash genre, it was a total free for all. Check this out -

SPEED KILLS - The Very Best in Speed Metal! Featuring:

HALLOWS EVE ("legendary")
EXODUS ("raw energy... music to nuke cities to")
DESTRUCTION ("speed, total speed... amazing!")
BULLDOZER ("total Venom clones, but better production!")
METALLICA ("best track on 'RTL'; no commercial wimp-out here!")
SLAYER ("Speed's greatest demi-gods")
POSSESSED ("the new gods; total Thrash mayhem-- intense!")
EXCITER ("Canada's No.1 Power Metallers")
VENOM ("a classic; total mayhem!")
VOIVOD ("raw total Death; love it or f.o.a.d.")
MEGADETH ("progressive Thrash, technical fave")
CELTIC FROST ("Euro Thrash kicks serious ass!")

The Shades ads and the above, were all the work of Dave Constable, Shades staff man, and joint founder of Metal Forces fanzine. He went on to manage Candlemass 8¬)
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