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Exploration: Oz – Fire in the Brain (1983)

Let's stay with Finland since it worked out so well for us yesterday, but let's swing the metal pendulum over to the 80's and a more traditional form. Enter Oz. Before Finland was embarking on more disturbing and dirty paths... Continue Reading →

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Exploration: Torch – Torch (1983)

Before Sweden became home to buzzsaw death metal riffing and melodic black metal majesty they had a bit of a presence in the 80's with traditional and NWOBHM tinged metal. Now I'm not going to say these bands were the... Continue Reading →

Acid – Acid (1983)

They earlier years of metal hold such an interest for me. So many bands were exploring and honing a genre and everything was just so up in the air. The few bands that established a trademark sound, who would be... Continue Reading →

Bitch – Be My Slave (1983)

Heavy metal is a never ending hole of history, one I enjoy diving into frequently. No matter how much I hear, or read, or see, there's always another corner somewhere with some more genre history. This time it's about Betsy... Continue Reading →

Grim Reaper – See You in Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985), Rock You to Hell (1987)

Every now and then I like to go back and explore these bands from the earlier to mid early (that's a thing) ear of metal. As my time as a metal devotee I'd often dismiss these early bands or NWOBHM... Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath – Born Again (1983)

Oh wow, sorry for the slow times around here. Work and being sick and blah blah blah... Black Sabbath! There's been a lot of talk and pontification going on about Sabbath recently as the band has called it quits (again)... Continue Reading →

Warlord – Deliver Us (1983) & And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun… (1984)

Time to feed my addiction for early 80′s American power metal. It only grows more and more. I didn’t come into Warlord until they’re last release, 2013′s Holy Empire and fucking fell in love with that album. Yet again, another band... Continue Reading →

Satan – Court in the Act (1983)

Satan were a NWOBHM band that existed for two albums in the 80′s (this being their first release) who then just sort of disappeared until their triumphant return in 2013, then followed up on that with their killer 2015 release.... Continue Reading →

Heavy Load – Stronger Than Evil (1983)

I’ve written a lot about Sweden and their impact on extreme metal. Their contributions from the early nighties are what one tends to think of first but what about early eighties traditional/power metal? Sweden had a blustering metal scene in... Continue Reading →

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