Scene Of The Crime LP 1981
Label: Suspect Records #: SUS 3 Country: England
Info: One of the most praised & cultified of the indie NWOBHM compilations, and for a good reason. The 2 earlier releases on the label were the singles of featured act SPARTA.

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

Side A:
  Hard Rock standard.
2. MANITOU - Manitou
  Dark, heavy, psychedelic, brilliant! Like a mix of Legend, Hawkwind and Dawnwatcher.
3. SAVAGE - Let It Loose
  Excellent Speed-NWOBHM covered by Metallica a few months later, thus becoming legendary.
4. SPARTA - Lords Of Time
  One of the heaviest & most underrated bands of the NWOBHM scene. A stomping, evil MONSTER of a song w/ supercatchy, sledgehammer riffing.

Side B:
1. TYRANT - Day Of The Knight
  Real cool, amateurish Metal w/ a faint mysterious vibe. No relation to the "Hold Back The Lightning"-Tyrant.
2. PANZA DIVISION - The Day Delta 4 Played Mars
  Should be a generic rocker but for some reasong I love this song. Maybe it's the camp sci-fi narrative?
3. SAVAGE - Dirty Money
  Mid-pace Metal standard (high)
4. TYRANT - Sanctuary
  Epic yet somewhat simple Metal w/ moody aucustic parts that in no way softens up the overall sound.
5. MANITOU - Overlord
  A bit more r'n'r than their previous song but still great NWOBHM that would have fit in nicely among those early Heavy Metal Records acts.
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