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King Diamond - Fatal Portrait

Fatal Portrait FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 17.02.1986
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
8.7
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Great White - Shot in the Dark

Shot in the Dark FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1986
RECORD COMPANY: Capitol Records
 
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It wasn’t easy to release an album in 1986, and this was not because of the senior CPU “three-eight-six” that gave Pacman a totally different flavor. Quite simply, that year, in addition to Chernobyl, the dam broke...

Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.02.1984
RECORD COMPANY: SST Records
 
10.0
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Another genre-defining album: doom metal. Saint Vitus is a doom metal band from Los Angeles, California. In fact, it is rather insulting to call them just “a band”, because Saint Vitus was one of the first bands of doom...

Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Defenders of the Faith FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 04.01.1984
RECORD COMPANY: Columbia Records
 
8.0
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While the release of Defenders of the Faith was an important milestone for the history of metal, I personally see it as a rather “handicapped” album, loaded with incredibly good songs and, well, less-inspired ones.  ...

Great White - Great White

Great White FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1984
RECORD COMPANY: EMI
 
7.5
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A record sounding like Great White, undoubtedly, but a less refined sound than what the boys would play just a few years later during their “glory” years. The quotation marks are only for Romanian readers, as I think...

KISS - Lick it Up

Lick it Up FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.09.1983
RECORD COMPANY: Mercury Records
 
8.0
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In the mid-80s, Romanian television broadcasted a show called “Masked and unmasked”, where stars (Romanian of course) would appear on the stage, first disguised in various skits, and then in the second part they would remove their...

Dio - Holy Diver

Holy Diver FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 25.05.1983
RECORD COMPANY: Mercury Records
 
9.5
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In my opinion, Holy Diver is the album that best defines the genre heavy metal. Of course, Cream, Blue Cheer, Hawkwind, the first Black Sabbath records with Ozzy at the helm have helped it shape itself. But...

Bad Brains - Bad Brains

Bad Brains FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 19.03.1982
RECORD COMPANY: ROIR
 
9.0
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Hardcore punk + reggae or Sex Pistols + Bob Marley? Could this be good? Yes! The answer comes from Bad Brains, one of the most exotic and important names of the US hardcore punk scene of the 80s. While...

Black Flag - Damaged

Damaged FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.12.1981
RECORD COMPANY: S.S.T.
 
10.0
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Black Flag is without any doubt one of the most important hardcore punk bands of all times, probably the most important. And when I say this I am not trying to belittle the Dead Kennedys, Agnostic Front or Cro-Mags. Black Flag were the right...

Holocaust - The Nightcomers

The Nightcomers FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.04.1981
RECORD COMPANY: Castle Communications
 
9.0
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“Second tier” bands of a musical movement complete the overall image and help one truly understand what the movement is all about. In the case of the NWOBHM, they are sometimes as interesting as the famous bands and illustrate...

Iron Maiden - Killers

Killers FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 02.02.1981
RECORD COMPANY: EMI
 
10.0
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Iron Maiden had one of the best debuts in rock history, despite the fact that not a lot of money was invested in their first record in 1980. Even so, one year later, a rather significant change would occur, when...

Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations

Lightning to the Nations FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.10.1980
RECORD COMPANY: Happy Face
 
10.0
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Lightning to the Nations is an album you know very well, even if you never listened to it. And I say this because 4 of its 7 songs were covered by Metallica on various singles and EPs, all finally released as...

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 24.04.1980
RECORD COMPANY: Vertigo Records
 
10.0
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After Ozzy Osbourne left the band (apparently kicked out by Tony Iommi), Black Sabbath brought a lead singer that came with a different vision of music. Coming from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Ronnie James Dio was certainly the one that gave...

Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Angel Witch FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 20.02.1980
RECORD COMPANY: Bronze Records
 
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Angel Witch is one of the most important names of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, as important as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Saxon. And this despite the fact that they have a relatively low amount of...

Rush - Permanent Waves

Permanent Waves FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1980
RECORD COMPANY: Anthem
 
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Rush is a band that has always played against the current of the musical industry, regardless of the period when they released their masterpieces. In 1980, punk was regressing and was to deliver its crown to the new...

Aerosmith - Rocks

Rocks FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.05.1976
RECORD COMPANY: Columbia Records
 
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Three years after their debut record, entitled simply Aerosmith, two years after trying to consolidate their style with Get Your Wings (1974) and just one year after the seminal Toys in the Attic, Aerosmith found the right dosage to...

Rush - 2112

2112 FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.03.1976
RECORD COMPANY: Anthem
 
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I don’t know where to start. 2112 is one of the most overwhelming albums I have ever heard, one of the most mathematical albums ever released (Vinnie Paul from Pantera, Danny Carey from Tool, Sebastian Bach, ex-Skid Row, all...

Zior - Zior

Zior FORMAT: VINIL
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1971
RECORD COMPANY: Nepentha
 
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Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls

Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1969
RECORD COMPANY: Mercury Records
 
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In the last few years I have noticed a pretty clear tendency for bands to go return to the seventies in sound, while the lyrics stick to the current subjects. This has given us quite a few interesting bands...

Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's

After Bathing at Baxter's FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.11.1967
RECORD COMPANY: RCA Records
 
8.5
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