Friday, April 27, 2007

Dark Star-s/t LP (1981)

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1. Kaptain America
2. backstreet killer
3. the musician
4. lady of mars
5. louisa
6. rock bringer
7. lady love
8. green peace

Though I always lumped these guys in with bands like Def Leppard ("on through the night" era), because they played a more melodic-songs about chicks style of nwobhm. The opening chord of the first song "Kap America" is so heavy ...theres just no denying the power.
These guys formed at about the same time as Maiden, Angel Witch, Crucifixion, and Witchfinder General (1978-79).
The English explosion of metal was just incredible. So many bands were releasing demos, and 7"s during this time period, you really couldn't avoid the genre if you liked music at all in the early 80's. I'm not really sure why/how Dark Star got over looked. The band could have been a lot bigger. This album has some very commercial accessible hardrock tunes on it.
Again, this album isn't for everyone...


  1. Twin Uzis in HyruleFebruary 2, 2009 at 3:19 PM

    The is pretty damn good. Kinda psych sounding with the guitars...thanks!

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  3. Thanks man! This album rocks!