Sabbrabells: Same

Year1983
Label/DistributionExplosion
FormatLP, CD
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoCD-Rerelease in 2009. CD comes with 3 bonustracks.
Rarity grading
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6 out of 6 - OUTSTANDING METAL GEM!!!

Review

This is the rarest and most expensive metal record of Japanese heavy metal scene. Most collectors don't know this LP exists and they consider "Dog Fight" as Sabbrabells' first release (the band is from Tokyo). This item is an exclusive privilege of Japanese collectors who demand enormous amounts of money in order to offer a copy. The record contains traditional heavy metal in the vain of NWoBHM bands and is quite different from their next 4 LPs
that head towards power metal. Surely not the best Japanese metal record (this award goes probably to Breeze Least) but it deserves your interest and if you can listen it don't leave this chance.

Sehr stark von der NWoBHM beeinflusste Scheibe, bei der sich die Geister sicher - neber der Landessprache - vorrangig am Gesang scheiden werden. Die teils überlangen Songs weisen einige durchaus interessante Breaks und ruhigere Passagen auf, so dass mehrmaliges Hören Pflicht ist, ehe Strukturen im Ohr bleiben. Die CD-Bonustracks sind ebenso gutklassig, wie das reguläre Album, wenngleich soundtechnisch etwas schlechter (Demos). Insgesamt keine schlechte, aber sicher auch keine zwingende Anschaffung. (Stefan Wille)

Tracks
1. Devil's Rondo
2. Hell's Rider
3. Hakai
4. Wolf Man
5. Sokubaku
6. Kagamibarinoheya
7. Black Hill

CD-Bonus:
8. (Japanese title)
9. Iron Road
10. Before the storm

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Vaggelis Fotakis