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Editors’ Notes

The debut album by the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, 1981's Hard 'N' Heavy, is an early look at a great speed and thrash metal band in the days before it discovered speed and was performing concise heavy metal tunes with melodic guitar solos and engaging standard-issue rhythms. The songwriting is strong and doesn't resemble the band's future direction; however, fans of Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, and Riot, for starters, surely will find much to enjoy in the straightforward rockers "School Love," "AC/DC," "I Want You Both (With Me)." Anvil's cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" sounds like a nod to Judas Priest's interpretation of Fleetwood Mac's "The Green Manalishi." The group went on to become a noted tragedy in the annals of rock history, never reaching its commercial potential after its second album (the definitive Metal on Metal) due to a series of musical and management mishaps. Yet metalheads of all stripes would do themselves a favor by rediscovering the joys of this mighty band.

Customer Reviews

ドラマー必聴!!

とにかくドラムのおかずが素晴らしい,このバンドは20年前位に来日してるし,ライブにも出かけました。 なぜかその時ヘッドライナーはアースシェィカーで当時のキッズは無視してました(笑) ドラムを叩く方、音の好きな方は聞いてみて

不思議だ…

なぜこのアルバムがかくも魅力にあふれているのか…。
最近アンヴィルの苦労話DVDも見たが、不覚にも泣いてしまった。
彼らは最高だ!こんなにポストNWOBHMの怪しい雰囲気を出せるバンドは、もう出ないのだろう。
(…というか、出る必要がないのかW)

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Canada

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Toronto, Canada's Anvil were one of the first North American bands to push the sound and style of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal one step further. Clearly indebted to the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and many others from across the Atlantic, Anvil nonetheless played louder, faster, and heavier than their heroes, in the process laying the groundwork for the thrash movement that took over heavy metal's underground in the '80s. Yet unlike many of the furious West Coast thrashers that immediately...
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