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Metal Maniaxe LP 1982
Label: Ebony Records #: EBON 8 Country: England
Info: The 3rd in Ebony's early hit-n-miss compilation series. All UK bands judging by the back sleeve notes.

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



Side A:
1. UNCLE SIRUS - Midnight Rendezvous
  Uppety Hard Rock boosted by raw vocals and guitars.
2. MAD AVENUE - Bad Girl
  Kiss-fans by the sound of it. Not crap, though hardly Metal either.
3. CHATEAUX - Young Blood
  Really heavy & hammering olde Metal that works great w/ the aucustic parts. The older the Chateaux the better.
4. MÁDÄME GUILLOTINE - Machine Run
  A healthy dose of fast, aggressive, prime-era NWOBHM. Nothing revolutinary but still top-class.
5. OMUN - Chosen One
  Shameless "Princess Of The Night"-ripoff on that lead riff and way too repetitive at that.
6. MENACE - Hard Way
  Some nice riffing & guitarwork, but overall they play in the NWOBHM mid-league.

Side B:
1. TRÖJAN - Premonition
  Fast'n'mean, screaming Metalrock. Few similarities to their later, ecellent "Riding The Storm" LP I'm afraid.
2. FALLEN ANGEL - The Man
  Trivial melodic Hard Rock/nwobhm.
3. MIRAJ - Trapped
  Same as above, but with improved musicianship.
4. ANGEL UNDERGROUND - New Life
  More melodic Hard Rock, here with a pop-punk influence (which is many times better than an aor-influence I guess..)
5. CRY WOLF - Behind The Smile
  Atonal vocals on top of stock HR/HM riffing.
6. STRANGER - Call Of The Wild
  Sounds more like some young, mid-Euro demo act than anything British. Dead-simple but fun & catchy HR.
7. EMERALD - Deb
  Nice melodic vocals to somewhat punky, melancholic Hard Rock.
         
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