Thursday, November 12, 2009
V/A HEAVY METAL HEROES compilation LP (1980)
1.TWISTED ACE-I won't surrender
2.GRIM REAPER-the reaper
4.SOLDIER-storm of steel
5.BITCHES SIN-strangers on the shore
7.the HANDSOME BEASTS-local heroes
8.BUFFALO-cold as night
10.SPLIT BEAVER-runnin' wild
I haven't updated the site in a while, because I've had some family shit that recently turned out tragically, and has just sort of made everything in my life that much harder to deal with.
This compilation LP is a very hard to find classic for sure. It was released on Heavy Metal Records(the Handsome Beasts, Witchfinder General, etc). Some of the bands went on to release ep's, LPs and so on... others just disappeared off into obscurity. This is a serious New Wave Of British Heavy Metal necessity, that has had me playing air guitar, and drums to it for years now. I've been blasting it in my man cave a lot recently. Great shit! The cover art is ridiculously amazing, and makes the record even that much better. My favorite tunes are by Metal Mirror, and Buffalo. The Metal Mirror song sounds so much like Motorhead, while the Split Beaver tune sounds a lot like a old AC/DC song. Enjoy, and let me know what you think.