MOOSE MOLTEN METAL Vol. 1 LP

Friday, November 14, 2008

Capitol Records 1985
The guys in DARKTHRONE were totally right when they wrote that "Canadian Metal" song for their last record... it does rule. And even though I doubt they referenced any of the bands on this comp, they rule none the less. DAGGER start things off with a commercial party anthem, and D.D.T. follow it up with the best track on MMMV1, the pounding "Let The Screw...". I'd never heard of D.D.T. before this comp, but their self-released EP is at the top of my want list now. SADWINDER deliver straight up Metal with soaring Geoff Tate-ish vox, while FIST are simplistic Rock/Metal that's slightly reminiscent of Belgian MOTORHEAD wannabes KILLER... maybe that's just cuz their contribution is called "Killer" though. WITCHKILLER's track sounds like "Rhythm Nation" off the top with cheesy keyboard orchestra hits, but develops into a bit of a "United" style anthem. "Got To Be Cruel" by STORMBRINGER starts off slow but winds up being a damn good track with a memorable chorus and cool gang vocal bits. GALLEON have a bit of the NWOBHM in their sound, and the blatant IRON MAIDEN harmony guitar parts don't hurt. The tracks by HEAVENKNOX and TZAR are probably the weakest on MMMV1, the former having little to make it standout and the latter being generic knuckleheaded Rock... but thet can't help it cuz they were "Born To Rock". The last track comes from CREEPY FAMILY, and is definitely the weirdest of the bunch. They look a bit like DEATH SS or RIPPER and incorporate some spooky keyboard parts to add to the horror vibe. It's a bit cheesy, bit I totally love this track. Unlike most comps featuring unsigned bands, the production quality on MMMV1 is top notch.
DOWNLOAD: MooseMoltenMetalVol1.rar (67.29 MB)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

i'm recall when this came out, but as my tastes got heavier i foolishly copied over my original cassette; so thanks for this rip! *does anyone out there have the v/a Maple Metal LP?* metal salutes from Canada! jason

Alcolm X said...

Sorry, no Maple Metal here. I really wanna find the second volume of Moose Molten Metal cuz it's got HATEFUL SNAKE on it - they had a video that used to get regular play on MM.

VimFuego said...

the last time i saw this i was holding it on the cover of some North York rag making a Show No Mercy face. my co-workers from NY weren't quite ready for that much metal next to their sunday am coffee.

this album is pure folklore. should i ruin that by actually finally hearing it.

Alcolm X said...

Nah you won't be ruining anything... just adding to the lore!

Beast Vomit said...

A link to the DDT ep can be found at www.boundedbymetal.blogspot.com

I had this back when it came out and I too liked DDT the best and was surprised to hear how good the ep was. I must also recommend everyone check out the vid for "let the screw" on youtube.

Anonymous said...

Maple Metal: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WT3FFNI1

courtesy of a guy called Anthony from sleazeroxx forum

jean-marc pustelnik said...

I was the drummer for Creepy Family at the time, my name is ,,,,,, what a cool thing to get to hear it again,,,, those where the days man..... so many memories, lot was happening for local bands in the 80S, we where stars,,,,,, 19 years old on stage every night, the dream was ALIVE,,,,, thanks for those memories