Bengal Tigers: Metal Fetish

Year1982
Label/DistributionS&M (Private pressing)
FormatMini-LP
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional info1. Pres.: Private label (S&M) with poster (rare!) 2. Pres.: Mushroom (AUS), rarity: 2 3. Pres.: HM (UK), rarity: 1 4. Pres.: ZYX (GER), rarity: 1 (EURO pressings with 5 tracks instead of 4) Also released on CD with extra tracks. (Thanks for those infos to: Charly Reckendorfer)
Rarity grading
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3 out of 6 - Extremely rare!

Review

Enduring early Australian metal pioneers who started pedaling their wares in the late 70's. A sound comparable to Judas Priest (Point Of Entry / Killing Machine era), the distinctive vocal vibrato of singer Gordon Heals, & razor edge riffs Barney Fakhouri will connect with fans of later 70's and early 80's Scorpions & Priest. Mid pace hard rock workouts Break And Bend & Fallen Idol has pumping bass & solid driving beat while Nine Lives and Pounding energy pick up the pace for some solid workman like metal. Leather, studs & hair this is unquestionably pure traditional metal which is a very good thing indeed.

Tracks
1) Nine Lives
2) Break And Bend

1) Fallen Idol
2) Pounding Energy

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Dave Harrison