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ARMOURED ANGEL - 90%

KAMPFHUND, October 13th, 2006

It was the "Merciless Disorder, vol. 2" compilation tape where I first heard that obscure band from down under, somewhere in the year 1990. The tracks in the compilation were "Madame Guillotine" and "Crush, Kill, Destroy" and I was very impressed by both of them. So, I found $5 and ordered their "Wings of Death" demo tape at once.
Well, this must be my most favourite demo since then. Four excellent Metal songs, Heavy, Thrashy and Powerful, as good as the best Thrash Metal bands of the `80s had written. Keep in mind that Thrash Metal is NOT always Speed Metal, and that`s what we have here, since the three of the four songs of the demo are mid tempo basically. The production is very good and clear and the band plays with the elan and vigor of the Light Brigade charging furiously against the Russian barricades at Balaclava! It`s a shame that there is not a proper CD out there with all the ARMOURED ANGEL`S demos in one package...