Friday, January 15, 2010

New York Metal 84

Hey, wossamatta you? You don't want to hear some fuckin' metal from New York in the '80s? And what is more New York or Metal than a dominatrix and a handcuffed dude in a diaper? Here we have another regional compilation of young metal hopefuls. The comp starts off with the track "Whore" by Warhead from Rochester. Warhead sound like a poor man's W.A.S.P. ( I know what you are thinking: W.A.S.P. is a poor man's W.A.S.P.) Cities is up next doing "Still Of The Night." Cities is known to some for having AJ Pero of Twisted Sister on drums, but this doesn't make me like them any less. Takashi are the coke-metal contribution to this comp, sounding like an anemic Poison on their track, "Live To Rock." Perhaps the best known band on the comp (along with Overkill) Virgin Steele get two tracks, the awesomely titled but useless solo wankery of "Guitar War 84," and their epic theme song "Virgin Steele." So this band Teazer has a shitty name but the crappy guitar tone and overall production of their track "Day Zero" a surprise charmer. Blacklace is the token female-fronted bar-metal/hard rock band that seem to appear on almost every regional Metal comp. A very young and plucky Overkill contribute "Feel The Fire." Another female-fronted band, Deathslayer step up with "Journey For Light" which reminds me of some of the cool early Swedish metal bands that have been featured here on the Hearse. The whole NY Metal party comes to end with the best track, "We Rule The Night" by Frigid Bich (their spelling, not mine.) This trashy anthem has so much attitude and balls it almost makes you forget those pussies in Takashi almost ruined the party. Pretty cool.

14 comments:

JoeP said...

Fucking killer.

Smitty said...

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was one of my favorite records back in the day!!!!!!!
The very first cover band I was in covered those AWESOME and I mean fucking AWESOME tunes by CITIES and WARHEAD. My great friend and early shredder mentor Eric Lowe gave me this record back in the day. I STILL crank this album up. The OVERKILL cut here is better than the lp. A true Metal-Gallop Epic.
The VIRGIN STEELE track is also Awesome.

Yeah I forgot about the cool DEATHSLAYER cut...

Unreal. This absofukkinlutley makes my day Aesop! I would always bring this record up to folks and it was like it never existed. This record brings back super fond memories for me. and I still think those first two opening tracks stand the test of time. Crank that shit up! Holy fuck!

and I love the first W.A.S.P. lp
All the rehash bands should take some cues from that record.

YES!!!HAHAHA!!!! Heavy Metal Motherfuckers. Fuck You All.

Davichu said...

hello, in my pc the file didnt work (to unzip), think it has error.....

e normous said...

Overkill's early stuff was cool. This cover reminds me Savage Grace, know 'em? Good band, "Master of Disguise" is to be checked out.

Anonymous said...

After singing Regan youth (regan youth) for a week when you gave us charred remains

I am now going to be singing Damn Cheater (damn cheater) for a week !!

Brilliant hooks I love it !

NO BEAST SO FIERCE said...

hey Aesop
thanks for the info about SEAN!! looking forward to actually hearing them as well!
Also, recently D/L COMMAND. Love it!!
thanks for all the great music, always!!
cheers
Sean
NBSF

Phil Vas said...

Overkill once through a record release party at Lamour in Brooklyn. Did killer versions of Hole in the Sky and Symptom of the Universe.

By the way, I think those two on the cover had the same hair stylist.

ruzxs said...

damn cheater!

Anonymous said...

Overkill are from NJ and are not/shouldn't be ashamed of that fact. NY Has Type O Negative (eff Nausea/Agnostic Front/Swans/Suicide/Sheer Terror and all that horse hockey) and that's nothing to get too proud about. NJ has The Misfits, Rorschach, Overkill, Human Remains, etc. The cream of the tri-state area is smart enough to pay cheaper rent.

Alcolm X said...

We generally agree on this one, but you might be a bit more forgiving:
http://horriblenoise.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-york-metal-84-lp.html

matt said...

i agree, the first W.A.S.P. album is classic

Anonymous said...

What the hell?

"Anonymous" can go shove Wasabi Flavored Funyuns up his butt if he thinks Nausea,Swans,and Suicide are lame

Beat it back to Jersey then,assholeface

raul_dook said...

yeah! this is fuckin' fantastic

Will Towles said...

this was fucking fun. my only gripe is that Deathslayer is a band name sadly waited. I'm pretty sure there were a few other Deathslayers.