Τρίτη, 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

WASHED- Blue (1991)


One of the mot obscure and unlucky bands in the whole metal universe. Washed only released a cassete lp in 1991 before disbanding and fading into obscurity. A few years ago the band was trying to get a record deal for an official rerelease of ''Blue'' and maybe even record new stuff but their tracks have been lost over the last two years and their myspace page remains inactive, though thousands of people still visit to listen to the underground anthem I need an angel. I advise you to listen for yourselves. The fact that this band didn't even get a record deal is one of the greatest mysteries of music. I need an angel could be a huge hit, being in the same league with songs like You give love a bad name (Bon Jovi) or Nightrain (Guns 'n' roses) . The ballad Steel could feel pain ranks among the best, showcasing tremendous power and emotional depth. When Washed got louder there were few metal bands that could match them. Guilty, Armed and Dangerous, Crawlin', three monumental heavy power songs that rivaled the best US metal bands. This band knew how to shift from melodic hard rock to uncompromised metal power. I wish this guys the best, because there were rumors some of the band members had serious health problems which caused the band to fold again and prevented the rerelease of ''Blue''. Here you can find 8 out of 11 tracks the original album included. The album front/back covers are selfmade. The songs were sent to me and several other people during the period the band was searching for a record deal. They have been uploaded in other blogs too, but I want to keep the stuff floating in order to preserve their legacy.

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Τετάρτη, 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Q5- ''Steel the light'' (1984)


Q5 are a classic choice among followers of 80's heavy metal. Though the band never achieved any significant commercial success (even though guitarist Floyd Rose is the inventor of the famous tremolo system) they are still remembered due to some of the best songs ever written in hard rock/heavy metal. Lonely lady, Steel the light, Come and Gone, Missing in action. A perfect sound, the bridge between the heaviest bands of the 70's and the uprising heavy metal of the 80's. The album does have some fillers, but when Q5 are up for a good song, they're up to it for good!
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