Fenriz' guide to must-have albums continues...

Fenriz' must-have albums

BASTARDATOR
Identify The Dead
Canada 2008
One of the best albums of ‘08, this is merciless metalpunk-thrash and everything fell into place on this record. A future classic for us fighting in the underground resistance.

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WITCH CROSS
Fit For Fight

Denmark 1984
Why this one is so magic 25 years after its release, has a lot to do with the vocal and the vocal sound, it carries the song stronger than almost any other album. This gives me goosebumps.

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SAVAGE GRACE
Master Of Disguise

USA 1985
If Agent Steel is known for the best Iron Maiden/Judas Priest-mixed style, Savage Grace is rrrrrright behind them. It’s got the un-production that is necessary to become CULT, too.

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SEPTIC DEATH
Now that I have your attention...what do I do with it?
USA 1985
Talking about weird production, that’s my life! And this one is a tough nut to crack, but hell, you’re tough, aren’t you?! For many, this will be acquired taste, not instant gratification.

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DIO
Last In Line
USA 1984
This followed me since it came out, I never stopped listening to it, it has served the fight of REAL METAL every year since then. And it’s got Vinnie Appice on drums. My favourite.

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BLACK SABBATH
Mob Rules

UK 1981
Vinnie Appice? AGAIN? HELL YEAH! The drumming and the drum sound here is so alike what he continued to do with Dio later. Almost like a trademark. I AM NOT WORTHY!

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GRIFFIN
Protectors Of The Lair

USA 1986
It’s no big secret that the 2 most important metal albums FOR ME that I discovered the last 2 years are Savage Grace and this one. I am awestruck by the METAL FORCE on these two.

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AURA NOIR
Hades Rise
Norway 2008
I know we released this on our Tyrant Syndicate sublabel, but it has never left my ears. I strongly believe it is the best metal album of the 00’s, and would also be one of the 80’s best.

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WARFARE
Mayhem Fuckin’ Mayhem

UK 1986
Actually I struggled a lot with this one when I bought it as a kid, but many of those ACQUIRED TASTE type of albums...it pays off struggling to like it, cuz this is my metalpunk friend for life!

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NECROPHAGIA
Season Of The Dead
USA 1987
Nicke A. from Nihilist (Swe) taped me this after it came out...boy what a strange production! And of course AGAIN a fine example that the weird demo-sound productions REIGN. Hail!

Fenriz, 2010