Powerlord: The Awakening

Year1986
Label/DistributionPrivate
FormatMini-LP, CD
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoOriginal released as Private pressing with RED logo. Licenced in Germany from US METAL Label and released with WHITE Logo. Recently reissued on CD by Shark Records (as a split with MAXX WARRIOR). CD is to be found in Germany only. Also a early-nineties CD Release was made, but only a few hundred copies, cheap layout, impossible to find today.
Rarity grading
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4 out of 6 - Incredibly rare!

Review

The POWERLORD 6-tracks EP is one of the most obscure records ever, indeed! Even selfproduced, this vinyl owns a mighty sound and it's a real ballbreaker: double bassdrum’s high presence makes the difference, I can swear it!
The four piece's style swings from some Metallica to early Jag Panzer and of course a bit of earliest Savatage ("Sirens") but hey, these guys knows how to press their accelerators!!! Starting from the opener "Masters of Death", a jam of great instrumental capacity and pounding Speed Metal riffs, to the last two chapters (the terrorizing "Merciless Titans" and the absolute anthem "Powerlord"), this EP moves through pure & true Heavy Metal rails! Highly recommended for both anyone who wants a pretty good example of devastating sound and who aims to outstanding rare records.
NOTE: drummer lined up (even shortly) with Dark Angel and Slayer.

Tracks
Masters of Death
Malice
Silent Terror
The Invasion of the Lords
Merciless Titans
(Awakening) Powerlord

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Massimo Machetti