Of all the old French Metal labels, Devil's Records always felt like the "frenchest" - which makes perfect sense considering how many classics they've given us. Also, unlike their domestic competitors they never did any license pressings, but concentrated solely on French Metal acts.
Their name and logo is a T-shirt waiting to happen for sure, but when you think about it, doesn't all Metal albums belong to the Devil?
||High Power||s/t||LP||1983||Picking up this album in an import shop in '83, the sheer novelty of Metal sung in French (!) must have been enough to bring out the Heavy superlatives. In hinsight, the HP debut won't score any major points on originality, but it did display a fair share of diversity in the songwriting dept. and as far as early French debuts go it's only surpassed by Vulcain, Blaspheme, Killers, Steel Angels, H-Bomb, Sortilége and a few others..
Hi-res insert scan here.
|DLS284||Attentat Rock||Le Gang Des Saigneurs||LP||1983|
|MAD 2004||Vulcain||Rock'n'Roll Secours||LP||1984|
|MAD 2005||Der Kaiser||Vautours||LP||1984||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2006||Square||Rock Stars||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2007||Voodoo Child||Adrénaline||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2008||Killers||Fils De La Haine||LP||1985||Seldom has one single track managed to put such a wet, stinky blanket on an album as the aaaawful ballad "Rosalind" does with Killers' otherwise exquisite debut. It kinda feels like you're speeding into the sunset in this hot muscle car and suddenly run into an elephant-sized pudding of snot. Sure, you're out on the other side after a few minutes but you've lost your pace and orientation. Thank doG there's still anthems like "Killers" and "Mercenaire" waiting around the corner..
Hi-res insert scan here.
|MAD 2009||ADX||Execution||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2010||Vulcain||La Dame De Fer||12" EP||1985|
|MAD 2012||Strattson||Ouf Metal||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2013||V/A||French Connection vol. 1||LP||1985||More info here.|
|MAD 2014||Morsure||Acceleration Process||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2015||Voie De Fait||Ange Ou Demon||LP||1985||Originally on Arabella Records in 1982.|
|MAD 2016||Steel Angel||...And The Angels Were Made Of Steel||LP||1985|
|MAD 2017||V/A||Bonjour l'Enfer||LP||1985||Featuring:
Vulcain, Square, Killers, Epsylon, ADX, Sortilége, Strattson, Der Kaiser och Morsüre.
|MAD 2018||Synthèse||Prisoner||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2019||Der Kaiser||La Griffe De L'empire||LP||1985||Hi-res insert scan here.|
|MAD 2020||Rozz||Une Autre Vie||MLP||1986|
|MAD 08||Rozz||Another Life/Cauchemar||promo 7"||1986||Ltd to 300 copies|
|MAD 2021||Jinx||Stand Up For Rock'n'Roll Power||MLP||1986|
|MAD 2022||A Bomb||From Memphis To Detroit||LP||1986||Not Metal. Punk rock.|