Stranger was a young and hungry Bavarian Heavy Metal act. They were sort of like a low rent Helloween. Their debut album, The Bell, was released in 1985 on the Hot Blood label. Stranger favored a more traditional style of metal that, by '85, was obscured by thrash in Germany, so these guys didn't get much attention, but this album, while being a bit generic, is still a great deal of fun. You remember fun, right?