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Anacrusis - Manic Impressions

Manic Impressions FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 16.05.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Metal Blade Records
 
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Manic Impressions is one of those albums that are representative for everything related to instrumental technique in metal. At the time (1991), bands of this kind were labelled techno-thrash, but in time the word techno proved to be synonymous with...

Samael - Worship Him

Worship Him FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.04.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Osmose Productions
 
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It is difficult to write an album review 15 years after the release. Not only did a ton of music come out in the meantime to compare with, but the band itself has evolved in this time,...

Metal Church - The Human Factor

The Human Factor FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.03.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Epic Records
 
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While the grunge era was in full swing, Metal Church gathered all their strength in their attempt to fight the windmills, and so they released an album that enjoyed an enthusiastic reception by the metal audiences of the time. The...

Kane Roberts - Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.03.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Geffen
 
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Being tired of working for a master, be that even Alice Cooper, the citizen Kane (or, by his real name, Robert William Athas, so you don’t believe he’s some lost brother of Julia Roberts or lost sister...

Sabbat - Mourning Has Broken

Mourning Has Broken FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.03.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Noise Records
 
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When the Internet was still in its “what’s that” phase, so a music-loving person would have to travel the shops, markets and the shelves of his friends for cassettes, vinyl records and tapes, I and others of my age...

Paradise Lost - Gothic

Gothic FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.03.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Peaceville Records
 
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Probably many of you will see the following lines as blasphemy, but I cannot bear not telling you what’s in my heart. As a friend in need is a friend indeed, I hope you’ll find the patience...

The Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy

Nobody Said It Was Easy FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.02.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Def American
 
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Sometime around the end of the 80s, as a reaction to spandex rock that dominated the mainstream, a few bands appeared that claimed their authenticity by restoring the link to the 70s. For instance, The Cult, who, together with...

Massacre - From Beyond

From Beyond FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1991
RECORD COMPANY: Earache Records
 
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In 1991, when sane people were concerned with stuff like the fall of the Iron Curtain or the Berlin Wall, or Queen, or the first Gulf War, the boys from Massacre cooked up a record like you rarely...

The Obsessed - The Obsessed

The Obsessed FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.10.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Hellhound Records
 
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The Obsessed was created in the 70s, but their first studio album was recorded in 1985 and only saw the light of day in 1990, released by Hellhound Records. At a glance, The Obsessed has had a slower development over the...

Sodom - Better Off Dead

Better Off Dead FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.10.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Steamhammer
 
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And so, I sometimes get the feeling that Lemmy is the father of Uncle Tom, for they are too similar in face and mind. But this is probably another story. Better Off Dead joins the rank of albums one...

Obituary - Cause of Death

Cause of Death FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 19.09.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Roadrunner
 
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Ohhh... John Tardy’s voice! Such a blessing! This album is a milestone for everything extreme metal. Undoubtedly John Tardy is currently one of the best and most original vocals in death metal (my favourite, anyway)  and this...

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Painkiller FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.09.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Columbia Records
 
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Tired of living in the shadow of the more talented and younger Iron Maiden, but also scared by the huge success of thrash metal bands, Judas Priest gathered all their strength, possible and impossible and September 1990 came...

Nocturnus - The Key

The Key FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.08.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Earache Records
 
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Coming from Florida, the death metal paradise, Nocturnus are set apart significantly from other bands in this genre due to their avant-garde sound. Their debut release was in 1991, when they released The Key under Earache. This is a...

Tiamat - Sumerian Cry

Sumerian Cry FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.06.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Century Media
 
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Hellslaughter This says it all. Lars Johan Edlund Andersson, aka Reverend Hellie, aka Notoroius PIG, aka Number 7 Picses, aka Year of The Pig was in 1990... Hellslaughter. In his semblance, symphonic black metal, dark metal...

Bathory - Hammerheart

Hammerheart FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 16.04.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Black Mark
 
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Bathory has managed to set the template for the northern black metal, paradigmatically foreshadowing all the forms that would later be included in the genre: from ultrafast aggressive rhythms to bombastic orchestral melodies, reflecting an abundance of subjects...

Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise

Lost Paradise FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1990
RECORD COMPANY: Peaceville Records
 
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In the evolution of every band there are bad times and glorious times. How childish were Mackintosh and Nick Holmes and the others in 1990, how true and honest. A cemetery in the background, preferably 1-2 visible...

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine

Pretty Hate Machine FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 20.10.1989
RECORD COMPANY: TVT Records
 
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Pretty Hate Machine also known as Halo 02 from Nine Inch Nails is hardly unknown to fans of industrial and other similar. Released at the end of 1989, more precisely on 20 October 1989, through the modest record company...

Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

Headless Cross FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 24.04.1989
RECORD COMPANY: I.R.S.
 
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Esteemed comrades and friends, I hereby declare open the 14th studio congress of the Black Sabbath party. Laborers from the Birmingham iron and steel center have come together to bring an offering for our ears. Mystic lyrics,...

Signal - Loud & Clear

Loud & Clear FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.01.1989
RECORD COMPANY: EMI
 
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From time to time, people get surprises. Like, for instance, for Kinder eggs, the greatest surprise would be if there was nothing inside. And thus the consumer of “modern music” plays a record they have no idea...

Running Wild - Port Royal

Port Royal FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.09.1988
RECORD COMPANY: Noise Records
 
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One day, somewhere around the mid-90s, I heard the song Conquistadores when Mihai Pahontu, Mihai Orzan, or a boy that called himself Alex, would delight me each morning from the frequencies of Fun Radio in Bucharest. What is...

Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear

Battalions of Fear FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.05.1988
RECORD COMPANY: No Remorse Records
 
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Oh, the joy of youth... It was 1988, when the Blind one appeared on the quick metal stage, and the boys had just turned twenty. You can feel this very well on their debut album, but despite this,...

Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol

The Eternal Idol FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.11.1987
RECORD COMPANY: Vertigo Records
 
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When you look at the album cover it’s as if you’re seeing the statue with the Mosfilm studio logo, the one with a man and a woman representing the proletariat unite their hands towards a future they...

Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 05.09.1987
RECORD COMPANY: Geffen
 
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Permanent Vacation is the ninth studio album released by the Boston rockers, the first really important record launched by Aerosmith in 10 years, more precisely since Draw the Line in 1977. While Done with Mirrors was the band’s first record after...

Testament - The Legacy

The Legacy FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.07.1987
RECORD COMPANY: Atlantic Records
 
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In my opinion, this is the perfect thrash metal album, the album that defines this genre. The band was initially called Legacy, but because there was already a band with the same name, the band thought about...

Whitesnake - Whitesnake

Whitesnake FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.04.1987
RECORD COMPANY: EMI
 
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Unlike other bands that in the mid-80s were showering people catchy chords, ballads, naughty covers in the hope to get more fans, sales, women, sports cars and other such, Whitesnake had a bit of a past. A past with...

Anthrax - Among the Living

Among the Living FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.03.1987
RECORD COMPANY: Island Records
 
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I can never listen to this album without going mental! Or at least I cannot hear it and not do the Scott Ian Stomp (this is where Scott starts to spin with large steps, typical to the...

Cinderella - Night Songs

Night Songs FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 02.08.1986
RECORD COMPANY: Vertigo Records
 
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Cinderella’s debut album, release with a line-up that, to their credit, is still found under the same name (after the few gives and takes, though). Glam rock like it’s the mid-80s, when If you were American and...

Candlemass - Epicus Doomicu Metallicus

Epicus Doomicu Metallicus FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.06.1986
RECORD COMPANY: Black Dragon Records
 
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There have always been disputes on what gave birth to the “epic doom metal” sub-genre: Psalm 9 of Trouble or this one. Each of them is a masterpiece in itself, but Epicus Doomicus Metalicus seems to have a little extra compared...

Europe - The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.05.1986
RECORD COMPANY: CBS
 
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Whenever I think about The Final Countdown, a sweet melancholy takes over me. I was on vacation at Azuga (1987), when from another bungalow, from a wretched Russian cassette player I heard the title track of this...

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 21.02.1986
RECORD COMPANY: Elektra
 
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Anno Domini 1986: a year when music history was written. For many a cornerstone of the metal phenomenon, Master of Puppets seduces and intrigues fans of the genres. It is incredible how Metallica, after the anarchic Kill'em All and...