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Metal Hour: German Metal Tracks No 4 LP 1986
Label: D&S Recording #: WK 30.746 Country: Germany
Info: Another collection of unknown German metal bands. The use of keyboards creeps in and begins to spoil the series.

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



Side A:
1. LONE WOLF - Win Or Loose
  Hard-rockish amateur power metal.
2. IRON BREED - Born To Rock
  Starts off as speed metal, but the chorus is more fitting to the song title. Later changed name to ASGARD and then EXRAY. Featured as bonus tracks on Karthago's CD reissue of ASGARD's "Dark Horizons" from 2008.
3. GENOCIDE - Headbanger
  A stolen "Am I Evil" opening riff leads into one of the more unique songs here.
4. VIOLENT BREED - Night Of The Wolf
  Traditional German metal with RAINBOW-esque keys and a guitar solo that seems too good for this song.
5. LONE WOLF - Black Destiny
  Speed metal with some HELLOWEEN-ish guitars and over-the-top vocals. However, like most of the singers on this album (and others in the series), his high notes can be a bit painful.

Side B:
1. MYRIAD - My Life
  Overly poppy keyboards and nasally vocals are somewhat countered by the catchiness and amateur charm of this melodic metal song.
2. VIOLENT BREED - Loud And Alive
  Great song that recalls early IRON MAIDEN, until those damn keyboards kick in.
3. GENOCIDE - Soldier Of Death
  More cheesy keyboards trying to ruin a perfectly good RUNNING WILD style song. The vocals remind me of CHIOLUTION from the first Break Out.
4. IRON BREED - The Fall Of The Warlord
  A rather frustrating song as it alternates between slow, forboding metal and a cheesy dance beat. Later changed name to ASGARD and then EXRAY. Featured as bonus tracks on Karthago's CD reissue of ASGARD's "Dark Horizons" from 2008.
5. MYRIAD - Why Did You Leave Me
  Sappy ballad with awful keyboards and vocals.
         
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