Saturday, November 1, 2008

HADES resisting success LP (1987)

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1.the leaders
2.on to lliad
3.legal tender
4.sweet revenge
5.night stalker
6.resist success
7.widows mite(chapter 11)
8.the cross
9.masque of the red death

I recently bought this at the wfmu record convention because it was cheap, and I was unsure that I still owned it. I store most all of my record collection at my mothers house upstate, so a lot of times I forget what I own. At any rate when my buddy Charles Maggio whom I was working for selling records at the convention saw this LP, he looked on the back cover to show me that one of the members, "Dan Lorenzo" later was Charles sisters soft ball coach. The band was from his home town in N.J. Pretty hilarious and weird as hell.
When one listens to this LP you can hear much of what was happening in the speed metal scene of the 80's for sure. People like to say these guys were a power metal band, whatever. I hear lots of early Death Angel, and even some Overkill in both the song writing and the production. I'd seen both those bands in the 80's, but never saw these bros. live, I'm feeling like I missed out for sure. Most punks will detest this one as there are true metal vocals with awesome high pitched falsetto screams, weird bass lines, acoustic intros and triumphant double bass drumming. I love this shit for sure...great vocals that make me wanna go back and listen to those Overkill records I thought I out grew. This record really makes me feel young again. Thanks Hades. Comment if you download.

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21 comments:

  1. Good one. Your pretty spot on with the comparisons. I hear some Overkill - "Taking Over" - in these guys for sure. definitely more diverse though - at times they just sound like a great rock band - theres more goin on here than just good riffin'

    i think the singer ended up in Watchtower..

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  2. Good one. Your pretty spot on with the comparisons. I hear some Overkill - "Taking Over" - in these guys for sure. definitely more diverse though - at times they just sound like a great rock band - theres more goin on here than just good riffin'

    i think the singer ended up in Watchtower..

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  3. weren't Watchtower from Texas?
    Nate

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  4. I agree, very much in the same vein as Death Angel's "ultra violence". I might like this one more!!!

    Please keep up the great posts, and stories. Your blog helps get me through a miserable existence.

    horns

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  5. there seems to always be another great thrash band that slipped through the cracks back in the day. may we never run out!

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  6. I have their "If at First you Don't Succeed" album and I liked them there. Gonna try this for sure. Thanks!

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  7. this one is better i think!

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  8. Thanks a bunch for this. I had some of their other stuff but never got this. I love it - thanks. I met/talked to these dudes at a metal fest when reformed at metalfest I think in '99 or '00. They seemed like cool guys.

    Dale

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  9. this one rips. thanks for upping it.

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  10. Nice one. Pretty much everything you could want from an 80s thrash album (I mean that in a positive way). Thanks!

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  11. yeah the vocals do have a nasty savage/power metal high note vibe. thanks for uploading.

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  12. Hey guy! thanks for uploading this beautiful LP. I am a big fan of speed metal, find your blog helped me a lot to discover the "punk metal"

    Greetings from Spain! sprry y my bad english :P

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  13. I saw them open for Danzig during their tour for the first Danzig album (87-88?). It was at Empire Rock Club in NE Philly. The crowd was full of punks and heads, and Danzig played Samhain and Misfits stuff too. Hades sounded good, but I never got any of their stuff back then, so thanks!

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  14. hail from spain, i really love this sfuff since i heard it on 1990, when i bought it....

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  15. Fucking awesome band.

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  16. I 've got there The cross/widow,s mite 7" at goodwill for 50 cents. And I was into it, but have never heard this one thanks for the post. How about posting some MONSTER X?---TWS980

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  17. Thanks for uploading this, very underated band. Alan Tecchio is the singer & he did sing for Watchtower on thier later material. Alan & Dan Lorenzo later went on to form the band Non-Fiction in maybe 1990. Also a great band worth checking out, a little different sound than this though. Non-Fiction did a 1 gig re-union @ Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ a few months back. I heard rumors that Hades will be doing a European tour this year.

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  18. Thanks for uploading! I have a tape of this band called "Live on Location", good stuff with powerful production. It's the last show they did before calling it a day. Some of these guys formed then a band called Non fiction. A friend of mine saw them with Overkill in Milan (Italia) in 1993.
    Ciao
    Marco

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  20. shame on me, i'm a thrashead, but this is the first time i listen hades. nice guitar work and cool drumming... THX for the post!

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  21. fuck yeah!! great album, one of the best from old-school thrash metal!! love it

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