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Roxcalibur LP 1982
Label: Guardian Records'n'Tapes #: GRC 130 Country: England
Info: Classic NWOBHM compilation, released with rarely seen poster insert.

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



Side A:
1. BLACK ROSE - No Point Runnin'
  Great NWOBHM track with a bit of an early DEF LEPPARD feel. Different to both single and LP versions.
2. BRANDS HATCH - Brands Hatch
  Killer song in the TYGERS OF PAN TANG style.
3. BATTLEAXE - Burn This Town
  Nice driving rhythm, but kind of repetitive.
4. SATAN - Oppression
  SATAN's very first release is an absolute killer. Later released on the 12 Commandments in Metal compilation.
5. MARAUDER - Battlefield
  Decent but not very heavy 70s rock tinged track.
6. UNTER DEN LINDEN - Wings Of Night
  Hints of indie rock make this song original and enjoyable but a bit out of place.
7. SKITZOFRENIK - Exodus
  Very powerful and unique song with hardly any of the pop sound of their other material. The fade out at the end just leaves me wanting more.

Side B:
1. BATTLEAXE - Battleaxe
  Typical of the band, this is good but generic.
2. MARAUDER - Woman Of The Night
  Sounds a lot like LED ZEPPELIN's Trampled Under Foot.
3. BLACK ROSE - Ridin' Higher
  Another great song, and a bit faster and heavier this time.
4. UNTER DEN LINDEN - Man At The Bottom
  Even further removed from NWOBHM. Might have worked better with a more powerful vocalist.
5. SKITZOFRENIK - Keep Right On
  The piano adds more of a radio friendly sound, but still a great energetic song that should appeal to most NWOBHM fans.
6. SATAN - The Executioner
  Both SATAN tracks are excellent in a similar style and quality to their Kiss of Death single. Along with the 7" they are the only released tracks with vocalist Trev Robinson.
7. BRANDS HATCH - No Return
  Great vocals and more melodic than their first offering.
         
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