Xcel: Deliver this Dream

Year1986
Label/DistributionTRI
FormatLP, CD
Musical styleUS Metal
Additional infoOfficially rerelased as CD on Arkeyn Steel in 2013. Includes the 7" as bonustracks. Limited to 1000.
Rarity grading
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4 out of 6 - Incredibly rare!

Review

This rare US power metal gem is unknown to most, only a handful of known copies, this one will be sure to go on your wantslists, if it isn't there already. I looked for 3 years and with the help of a friend I was able to locate a copy. A very sad thing to search so hard, as it is a real metal-monster in the vein of early QUEENSRYCHE with Tate-style vocals. Galloping rhythms and soaring leads tear you throughout to keep you coming back for more. If you can overlook the 3rd track, a very boring ballad, it is great metal start to finish. There is a 7" single also with 2 tracks with titles from this LP "Teaser" and "Last Ride of Ichabod Crane", but they are completely different recordings, so it is one that is also worth tracking down.

Tracks
1) Deliver This Dream
2) The Vision
3) I'll Make It Someway
4) Hold Your Faith

1) King Of Fools
2) Teaser
3) Beware The Knight
4) Last Ride Of Ichabod Crane

CD Bonustracks:
1) Teaser
2) Last Ride Of Ichabod Crane

Created / updated: 2013-04-20
Rob Preston, Stefan Wille