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Dutch Steel

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 4:14 pm
by The Sentinel
Holland delivered some great and furious heavy metal during the 80's. Some days I'm totally into 80's Dutch Steel and thinking about what a fucking great music this country had to offer. Good music is almost totally absent here and the best music from Holland was 80's heavy metal, period. Immortal records like Future Tense: Condemned to the Gallow, Martyr: For the Universe, Angus: Track of Doom, Proud Excistence: The Trial etc etc are timeless classics. Too bad people hail Holland for the cheese, mills, softdrugs, XTC, football (ahum!), woman and not for the excellent metal music from the golden era. What do you guys think of Dutch Steel and what are your favourites...

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:53 pm
by tomas
My favourite Ducth bands: Sad Iron, Future Tense, Delirium, Sempiternal Deathreign, ...

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:59 pm
by omen of hate
Yes, there were plenty of great dutch bands. My 2 faves are MARTYR and BODINE.
I also enjoy PICTURE, FUTURE TENSE, GILGAMESJ, DEFENDER, EXCITER, ANGUS, ....

On a Thrash/Death edge, I like THANATOS, USURPER, SEMPITERNAL DEATHREIGN, DEADHEAD, ....

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 6:59 pm
by Levi
Sure delivered some great bands! My favorites are ANGUS, EMERALD, MARTYR and FUTURE TENSE.

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 7:50 pm
by ION BRITTON
Holland undoubtedly offered great albums. And the death metal scene rules too! Here's some of faves:

MARTYR - For the universe MLP (incredible guitar work, the best ever!)
AVALON - The third move MLP (excellent melodic metal a la PRETTY MAIDS)
FUTURE TENSE - Condemned to the gallow EP (you already know about this monster...)
DEFENDER - City ad mortis (great speed metal with some RUNNING WILD touches)
VAULT - No more escape + 7'' (raw classic metal, they wrote some amazing songs!)
VALKIRIE - Deeds of prowess demo (Manowar worship TOP stuff!)
SAVAGE - Demo (another raw one!)

but let's not forget also PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, GOD DETHRONED etc.

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 8:26 pm
by ®O©O
absolutely adore ... maybe best for me (Pestilence and Asphyx not included) first Donor and Bluuurgh but closely followed by first Paralysis,
Imperium, Vulture, LWS Inc, and definitely mighty Jewel!!!

Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 9:47 pm
by roihlem
My fave band is Avalon...

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:40 am
by FenderMedium
more like dutch bronze...

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:45 am
by OmenOfSteel
Jewel, Leader, Mysto Dysto, Valkyrie, Vulture... Many great bands from Holland for sure!!

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:57 am
by Fucking Åmål
My two fave bands from Holland are Leader and Vortex.Then followed up by Defender,Martyr And Proud Existence

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 8:25 am
by sovdat
My favorite would be Mysto Dysto / first Mandator and Gorefest (gods!!). Not too familiar with Dutch scene anyhow.

Re: Dutch Steel

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:10 am
by DaN
The Sentinel wrote:Proud Excistence: The Trial
Grrrreat MLP that never get mentioned enough! I need it! Gimmie-gimme-gimmie! You bastards missed my birthday by 2 weeks :evil:

Of course I second the opinions of FUTURE TENSE, ANGUS, VAULT (at least the godly 7"), SAD IRON, VALKYRIE (When the HELL is someone gonna make a vinyl reissue of this masterpiece!?) etc, but would also like give some credit to 2 personal Dutch faves: LADY - The Ladykiller EP and the Frankie Woodhouse - Something in the Air double-mini-lp-thingie. A simply perfect mix of early RAINBOW and nwobhm. Hammond organs aren't usually my cup of blood, but all songs on these releases are fucking brilliant! The cover art of FW might belong in this thread though..

I picked up both VORTEX albums at the last KIT and I must say I was slightly disappointed, at least w/ "Metal Bats" :( Need to give "Open The Gate" a few more spins before I decide what to do with these...

Re: Dutch Steel

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:21 am
by Fucking Åmål
[quote="DaN]
I picked up both VORTEX albums at the last KIT and I must say I was slightly disappointed, at least w/ "Metal Bats" :( Need to give "Open The Gate" a few more spins before I decide what to do with these...[/quote]

Hmm i understand why someone don't likes Vortex.Their music is catchy/German influenced metal.Maniac/Gravestone from Holland?
Personally Vortex is my absolute fave Dutch band!

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:21 am
by tbieri
The best Dutch Band to me besides of PICTURE (partially) and DEFENDER are HORIZON ! I have to admit, that they are very melodic, somewhere between Melodic Metal and Hard Rock, but "Master of the Game" is one of the best Albums in this genre ! The Singer Shmoulik Avigal sounds like the little brother of Ronnie James Dio ! He later joined PICTURE !

Re: Dutch Steel

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:05 am
by ION BRITTON
Fucking Åmål wrote: Hmm i understand why someone don't likes Vortex.Their music is catchy/German influenced metal.Maniac/Gravestone from Holland?
Personally Vortex is my absolute fave Dutch band!
I don't think that that's the problem with Vortex. You could hardly call their stuff 'original'. Every riff they play is similar/quite similar/shamelessly similar to something else you've already heard. Add also some average vocals...there are tons of better bands than them, in and out of their country.