ANVIL: Hard n Heavy [tape] Check samples
Check all samples: http://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/JKX1602 â¦this lp contains 40 minutes of sheer power. Keep it wet and play it loudâ¦â
1. School Love
3. At the Apartment
4. I Want You Both (With Me)
5. Bedroom Game
6. Oooh Baby
7. Paint It Black
8. Oh Jane
9. Hot Child
Sheer power = Hard â˜nâ™ Heavyâ¦?â¦well, when it was being recorded and mixed during the latter part of 1980, it may have seemed so by some, but the fact of it is the Canadians’ dÃ©but is hardly a steep ascent to massive heaviness. Granted, there are the rare moments when the bandâ™s untapped power actually manages to pull past some material written by mainstreamers Ozzy, Motley Crue, Kix, and Dokken as well as barely acknowledged to unknown rivals like Saxon, Angelwitch, Raven, and Loudness, but when comparing it to Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Motorhead, itâ™s just not too feasible an opinion. Venomâ™s dÃ©but is like an angry Triceratops storming a village compared to this.
Having already been ignited by the following yearâ™s Metal on Metal album, I expected (hoped for) something akin to its mostly stormy sound. âœSchool Loveâ and its up-tempo momentum create one riff in particular found tailgating the chorus that can rupture most children in a crosswalk. Another livelier than average tune is âœI Want You Both (With Me)â, and while aggression isnâ™t its middle name, itâ™s an acceptable build-up to the deluge of âœBedroom Gameâ, a song with the strength and momentum matching that of âœMothraâ but with a much more conventional topical motif. The last tracks on the lp, âœHot Childâ and âœBondageâ, can be mentioned favorably, fairly vibrant and peppy for the course. Before W.A.S.P. decided to dip the brush, Anvil were already throwing pigments around with their halfway decent rendition of this originally Spanish-hued Rolling Stones cover in “”Paint It Black””
A very good album. I bought this album on the strength of the reviews of the film I saw in the national press. This is a band that never made the big time for whatever reason. Whilst they are not a Canadian Zep they are well worth listening to.
This album is a good buy for anyone who has an interest in good rock music. The music is good and the cover of “”Paint It Black”” is as good as any I have heard. Certainly they are no worse than any of, for example Uriah Heep’s albums or indeed any of the 80’s Sabbath or Purple Albums. I would recommend this band to anyone who likes good rock music. Their reputation as the real life “”Spinal Tap”” is ill deserved. Sit back, turn up the volume to 11 and enjoy. A good buy.”