Charisma: Run away

Year1988
Label/DistributionSRB
FormatLP
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoSecond release in 1992 on Jigu (rarity grading 2). Both pressings came with inserts.
Rarity grading
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3 out of 6 - Extremely rare!

Review

Don't have a clue why this album was released twice, not really a highlight of korean steel, but someone at Jigu Records had a different opinion and now there are 2 different versions available while the first press on SRB Records with the "cool artwork" is naturally harder to find and way better looking than the re-press from 1992 which even was published under a different monicker of Kim Jong-Seo, their vocalist. Furthermore a very confusing fact, it's often offered under the title "Warning" and indeed you'll find that word printed big all over the back sleeve and on the insert, but if you take a closer look on the side of the sleeve you'll find the real title "Run away" that also turns up on the lyric sheet itself. Anyways, enough introduction and back to their music, the A-side features two nice powerful Metal tracks in form of "Run away" and "Warning", that both are almost similar sounding to diverse japanese bands and this includes the vocals which are the weakest point on "Run away". I could also ask you if you know early SINAWE LP's? CHARISMA do sound the same. Same picture on side B "Over the mountain" = good solid Metal with doomy touch damaged by the girlish vocals. It's a tragedy what the Asians did to Metal, as cool as their guitarists do handle their axes, as cruel do their vocalits rape their songs! "To you" is awful (same as "Rock & Roll party" and "Old photo (In an old photo)" from the A side), "Rock & Roll" features listenable Metal again and the instrumental (Yeah, instrumental, means no vocals!) "Sahara" is greatest Power Metal! What should I tell you more? Buyable? Don't ask me...

Tracks
Run away
Rock & Roll party
Old photo (In an old photo)
Warning
Over the mountain
To you
Rock & Roll
Sahara

Created / updated: 2011-03-20
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