RAF: Hammer to the wall

Year1988
Label/DistributionDelta Discos
FormatLP
Musical styleHeavy Metal
Additional infoReleased in Peru in 100 copies
Rarity grading
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6 out of 6 - OUTSTANDING METAL GEM!!!

Review

This is one of the rarest US metal records along with Amethyst, Militia, Liquid Earth etc. The majority of collectors still don't know this LP exists and this is very reasonable as this band from Indiana recorded the songs in Indianapolis but released the record in Peru in only 100 copies! They went for live gigs in Lima so a local label show interest for the songs and actually the LP was never circulated in the USA. In terms of music the sound is closer to the early 80s bands than a band of late 80s era but the songs are quite good and full of interesting solos (just listen "She's got that it takes"). Overall, an effort worth to listen but very difficult to find the recording even on cassette.

Tracks
Side A
1) Hammer to the wall
2) In heat
3) Punishment
4) Search and destroy
5) Fist of God

Side B
1) Pay the piper
2) Tired of being your fool
3) She's got that it takes
4) So many lonely nights

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Vaggelis Fotakis