Spanish label that started out in the late 80's, mainly focusing on Metal and hard rock. Most releases are fairly rare. I've listed their complete discography up until the last vinyl release in 1996, even though they stopped being HM/HR-oriented a handful of releases beforehand (something I of course had to research & document to discover, so I figured the info might just as well remain). In 1994 they started up the more metallic sublabel Foque, reissuing some of their old releases on CD as well as adding new bands to their stable.
Albums start right below, singles start here.
|DLP-082||Niagara||Now Or Never||LP||1988||Even if it's mostly on the hair-rock/glam-metal side of things, there are a couple of really surprising elements to be found like the great title track and the speedy 'power-street-metal' "I Should Be Stronger".|
|DLP-084||Marshall Monroe||Lujo Y Pasión||LP||1988||Not Metal. aor.
Co-released by Lady Alicia Records.
|ALP-001||Muro||Telon De Acero||LP||1988||It's everyone's favourite proper Spanish Metal band and they do impress with plenty of speed, power and overall oompf! on this studio debut. I'm however having a hard time picking out any particular tune that stands out from the crowd worth raving a little extra about...|
|ALP-002||Dama Feudal||s/t||LP||1988||Ok, so it's not quite aor all the time, let's call melodic metal on average. No song tends to stick in your head after first play though. A bit of a letdown considering the obscure vibes you get from the sleeve.|
|Medina Ahazara||...En Al-Hakim||LP/CD||1989||Practically all their album sleeves look amazing but M.A. have nothing to do with the kind of Epic Metals we want them to be. Instead they've been churning out lightweight prog-rock, ballads and aor since the late 70's and unlike their comparable countrymen ÑU they've never really come close to anything heavier. Their trademark middle-eastern melodies makes them shine on rare occations but we crave darkness.|
|ALP-006||Extremoduro||Tu En Tu Casa, Nosotros En La Hoguera||LP/CD||1989||Not Metal. Alternative rock.|
|ALP-007||Black Sun||Imperial Journey||LP||1990||There's no pretty way of putting it: This is a genuinely, 100% boring album. It looks great, but there's not a semblance of a decent tune on it and while their US-sounding brand of Melodic Metal lends some contrast to the rest of the Avispa-stable I cannot for the life of me understand why they went though the trouble of signing this foreign (French in this case) band out of all possible alternatives. Also bad vocals.|
|ALP-008||Ñu||Dos Años de Destierro||LP||1990|
|Medina Azahara||s/t||DLP/CD||1990||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|ALP-010||Obus||Otra Vez En La Ruta||LP||1990||A supposed come-back album after a few years' hiatus since their Chapa Discos-days. Also their worst album full of pop-hr tripe and I'm too offended to bother with mentioning the few decent exceptions. Avoid.|
|ALP-011||Cain||Un Paso Mas En El Camino||LP||1991||Passable melodic HM that would be slightly better than 'passable' if the female vocals could stop from going sour in about every second track. They also have a tendency to go all out pop-rock in their more 'melodic' moments.|
|ALP-012||Seqzión Demenziados||¿Justa Coprocracia?||LP||1991||Not Metal. Grindcore.|
|ALP-013||Satira||El Mundo De Los Sueños||LP||1991||Melodic (verily so) Metal, mostly with with a tad too much gloom to be labeled aor. Only a couple of songs are pure awful.|
|ALP-014||Muro||Pacto De Sangre||LP||1992||There's a few weaklings included, but otherwise I might rate this my favourite MURO album. A great place to start if you wanna get to know the band's straight-forward Speed&Heavy Metal fastfood.|
|ALP-015||Medina Azahara||Caravana Española||LP||1991||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|Barón Rojo||Desafio||LP/CD||1992||The last Metal-release of the label.|
|Medina Azahara||Sin Tiempo||LP/CD||1992||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|ALP-018||Kalean||Solo Intento Escapar||LP||1992||Not Metal. Punky hr/alternative rock.|
|Racha||Marcando El Compas||LP/CD||1993||Not Metal. Melodic pop/rock.|
|ALP-020||Suburbano||Fugitivos||LP||1993||Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.|
|ALP-021||Medina Azahara||Donde Esta La Luz||LP||1993||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|ACD-022||Suburbano||La Puerta de Alcala||MCD||1994||Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.|
|AC-023||V/A||Amnistia Internacional||2xMC||1994||Amnesty benefit double-cassette featuring 28 songs/artists, none of them Metal.|
|ACD-024||Suburbano||Ya No Puedo Parar||CD||1995||Not Metal. Soft pop/ballads.|
|ACD-025||El Combo Belga||Pasaporte Latino||CD||1995||Not Metal. Salsa.|
|ALP-026||Medina Azahara||Árabe||LP/2CD||1995||Not Metal. aor/prog
...though this is probably their heaviest release with some Metal-resembling riffing here & there.
|S I N G L E S|
|DS-202||Niagara||Walking / Take My Hand||7"||1988|
|AS-002||Medina Azahara||Otoño||7"||1989||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-003||Medina Azahara||Al Hakim...Otro Lugar||7"||1990||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-005||Extremoduro||Extremaydura||7"||1990||Not Metal. Alternative rock.|
|AS-007||Medina Azahara||El Destino||7"||1990||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-008||Extremoduro||Decidi||7"||1990||Not Metal. Alternative rock.|
|AS-010||Medina Azahara||El Lago||7"||1991||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-012||Satira||El Mundo De Los Sueños||7"||1991|
|AS-014||Medina Azahara||Navajas De Carton||7"||1991||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-015||Muro||Desengancha||7"||1992||It's weird. This opening track from the "Pacto De Sangre" album could have been perfect EuroSpeed if it wasn't for that part of the chorus where the vocalist goes sour. Ouch! The rest of the album is next to flawless.|
|AS-016||Satira||Si Estás Allí||7"||1991|
|AS-018||Medina Azahara||Todo Tiene Su Fin||7"||1992||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-019||Medina Azahara||Necesito Respirar||7"||1992||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-020||Barón Rojo||Te Espero En El Infierno||7"||1992||Same song on both sides.|
|AS-021||Kalean||Déjame En Paz||7"||1992||Not Metal. Ballad.|
|AS-022||Medina Azahara||¡Feliz Navidad!||7"||1992||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-023||Medina Azahara||Solo Y Sin Ti||7"||1992||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-024||Medina Azahara||Junto A Lucía||7"||1993||Not Metal. aor/prog.|
|AS-025||Suburbano||La Tierra Se Mueve||7"||1993||Not Metal. Ballad.|
|AS-026||Medina Azahara||No Quiero Pensar En Ese Amor||7"||1993||
Not Metal. aor/prog.
Promo w/ the same song on both sides.
|AS-027||Medina Azahara||Palabras De Libertad||7"||1993||Not Metal. aor/prog.|