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Death Metal LP 1984
Label: Noise Records #: N 006 Country: Germany
Info: Odd title for a speed/power compilation, this was also released with a censored sleeve (equally rare - front/back). All bands are German except HELLHAMMER, obviously.

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. RUNNING WILD - Iron Heads
  RUNNING WILD still have a strong NWOBHM influence in 1984, sounding a bit like early SATAN on this track. Later featured as bonus track on the '99 edition of the "Masquerade" CD.
2. RUNNING WILD - Bones To Ashes
  This one shows more of their future signature sound, particularly in the gang vocal chorus. Later featured as bonus track on the '99 edition of the "Masquerade" CD.
3. HELLHAMMER - Revelations Of Doom
  First release from these legends, and pretty much what you'd expect from them.
4. HELLHAMMER - Messiah
  More VENOM worship. Both HELLHAMMER tracks are included as bonus tracks on most reissues of Apocalyptic Raids.

Side B:
1. DARK AVENGER - Black Fairies
  If it weren't for the nasally vocals, these guys could have competed with the other German power metal greats.
2. DARK AVENGER - Lords Of The Night
  This track is even better so it's a shame they never released anything else.
3. HELLOWEEN - Oernst Of Life
  HELLOWEEN's very first release is a great speed metal number that would not have been out of place on their debut EP. Later featured on the '06 2CD edition of "Walls Of Jericho".
4. HELLOWEEN - Metal Invaders
  Demo version that is neither better nor worse than the album version. I do like the chants of "mayhem" at the end. Later featured on the '06 2CD edition of "Walls Of Jericho".
         
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