The show is again stolen by the amazing Rick Hughes as he screams, grunts and snarls his way through every word without ever screwing up the phasing of anything. The songs best moment comes right after the solo: My soul is on the line, I shall repent. The song is the slowest on the album and for a while it is okay, but one glaring flaw comes through in the lyrics.
It is okay to sing such primitive lyrics with a vocalist like Rick Hughes, but I just had to say something bad about this album I guess. Well, remember what happened the last time you started to doubt anything the band was doing? Well… Evil Spell comes next, and… Even if "Stuck In Rock" were the worst song of all time, however, it still would not blemish the following masterpiece, "Evil Spell", truly the best song on the album.
Opening with a melancholic synthesizer as only Sword can write, this titan quickly slams into an anthem reprimand of the strife of man's existence as it records the history of an individual who has permeated into purgatory. To be sure, none of the lyrical material here is exceptionally groundbreaking, but it's delivered in such a way as to make the most of Rick Hughes' potency as a performer, and, when combined with music heavier than Sabbath and darker than the blackest of metal, becomes enough to send a chill shiver down the spine of even the hardest of hearts.
Rick again screams or snarls every word and it is here that the Death Metal influence takes over. The solo is blazing with evil intentions as the song gives no doubt how you make a song about pure evil and hell and still be taking seriously. That's right, the. Black, heavy, bruising, chaotic, nihilistic. This is the summation of one bands journey through an album of setting standards they could not even live up to.
It documents like none other the basic primitive nature of Heavy Metal. No band this side of Sabbath and Priest have ever given one record that fully illustrates every good thing about Heavy Fucking Metal. The musicianship is tight and strong, the rhythm pounds throughout but the true highlight throughout was Rick Hughes.
So if you want fun Metal the way it was supposed to be, meaning without the makeup, hairspray and spandex pants of the time period, get this. Or if you just want to hear one of the greatest and yet unrecognized vocalists doing what he does best, get this. For whatever reason you can think of to purchase an album, let this be at the top of your list.
You will not be disappointed in anyway. I love shit like this. This is the kind of Metal that you were born to head bang to. The is the kind of Metal that is encoded in your fucking DNA that when those opening chords blast out of your speakers, you bow down and headbang like your in the front row with studded leather gloves and spiked wristbands. Sword were a Canadian Heavy Metal band that released two albums.
The even more amusing thing is that they started out as a fucking KISS cover act but then one day they grew a set, got their shit together and started playing excellent stuff. They played a style of metal that has elements of power metal, traditional metal and at times a hint or two of thrash metal in terms of vocal delivery.
At points he sounds like he is going to venture into cheesy territory like on "Children Of Heaven" but then at the last second he turns around with "Get down on your knees The sound production is top of it's class that gives it a golden sound. The opener "F. Uh-oh…what is that The most heaviest track on. This is the song you sing when you're at work one day and say to yourself "Fuck this shit! I'm getting outta here and having some fun!
Hey boss I'm sick. Won't be back til Monday morning. What's that? A loud galloping motherfucker of a main riff. Oh and "Runaway" aint about some stupid 16 year old dropout whore who turns tricks and sells her tight pussy on Hollywood Boulevard, nu-uh.
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No bends, creases, folds, writing a. I like what I heard, in the videos you posted. Based on the sound, it ought to have been bigger, especially in the 80s. Well they are from Montreal, and you resided in Montreal albeit years later and maybe you saw the video there? Thanks for introducing me to a band I had never heard of. It reminds me how much there is out there to discover, both in the present and looking backwards.
Never gets old, this music thing! Dear Mr. Fury, Sometimes late at night I ponder just how much music is out there that I would love if I only knew it existed. I understand all around. I believe they technically do have grooves, albeir smaller than the eye can see. An LP will do the same but much less pronounced. Authority control MBRG : 3bef9-ced4-e0f54ce48b6c.
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