SPELLBOUND • Breaking The Spell LP

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sonet Records 1984
I picked this one up cuz of the crazy cover shot, and didn't give much thought as to whether or not it would actually be any good. Thankfully it is... really fucking good! SPELLBOUND deliver top quality commercial Metal/Hard Rock that is accessible and melodic yet retains enough metallic bite so that you won't feel like a total ponce while diggin' on it. Early DEF LEPPARD and RATT come to mind, but I'd take SPELLBOUND over both of those bands any day. After a distinctly TROUBLE-esque harmony guitar intro, the first side is packed with 4 straight-up hard rockin' Metal masterpieces. The second side has a couple of overly saccharine ballady rockers ("Piece Of My Heart" and "Passion Kills"), but the remainder of the songs are stellar. Vocalist Hans Fröberg's gritty vocals are not unlike Paul Dianno's at times (especially his adlibs) and some of the riffs and harmony guitar parts call to mind the almighty THIN LIZZY. All around a fantastic record that is coming highly recommended.
DOWNLOAD: Spellbound-BreakingTheSpell.rar (79.54 MB)

5 comments:

Aesop said...

Alright, I'll bite.

shane mullan said...

I,ve been after this album for years cheers for posting this great album for download.

Anonymous said...

Yes amazingly cool album. Passion kills is a great rocking ballad! Anyway all killers no fillers

AOR-BRAZIL said...

great stuff!!

Seamus said...

Brilliant - I've been hunting for this album for a while - many thanks for posting