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For its 1983 breakthrough album Head Hunter, Krokus joining forces with producer Tom Allon, who not only produced all of Judas Priest’s albums from 1979 to 1988 but also engineered the first five Black Sabbath records. In short, Allon understood heavy metal sound design better than just about anyone, and his expertise illuminated the riffs of “Headhunter,” “Eat the Rich,” and “Ready to Burn.” The songs on Headhunter are twice as fast and hungry as anything Krokus had previously done. Not only did Allon help inject the band with a dose of nitro, but singer Marc Storace unleashed a newfound intensity. Listen to the vocals on “Headhunter” and “Ready to Burn,” and you can practically see his eyes going red and the veins on his neck splitting open. There were still a few AC/DC-esque romps (especially “Stand and Be Counted,” a blatant but enjoyable facsimile of “Highway to Hell”). But Headhunter is defined more by “Night Wolf,” which connects Krokus to the development of speed metal.

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the itunes reviewer is a douche

the itunes reviewer is a douche. Why bother to say anything? You don't like them. How does that help someone trying to make a purchase? Did I mention the itunes reviewer is a douche?

One of the best albums of the '80s

This masterpiece of metal takes me back to the days when the "M" in MTV stood for Music instead of Moronic. Besides making good watches and chocolate, the Swiss can rock, too! I agree that the iTunes reviewer is a douche. Don't review something if you can't be objective.

one of the best ever!

This is truly one of the best Metal albums I have ever owned. Brings back memories. This is TRUE METAL, a must for any collector

Biography

Formed: 1974 in Solothurn, Switzerland

Genre: Rock

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

Switzerland's most successful hard rock band, Krokus enjoyed international popularity in the 1980s and onward for their aggressive, straightforward variety of European metal. Hailing from the Swiss city of Solothurn, Krokus was formed in 1974 by guitarist Tommy Kiefer and percussionist Chris Von Rohr. Initially performing an eclectic and artful brand of prog rock, Krokus released their first album in 1976, with the founders joined by guitarist Hansi Droz and bassist Remo Spadino. Krokus' second album,...
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