Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning

Tuesday 1st May 1990
Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning
Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette EP

Reviewed by Richard Clark

Saturday 27th May 1989 saw Seventh Angel's live debut, I was there and boy it was a stormer.  Now, at last they've made the recording their growing legions of fans have been waiting for. This four song EP was produced and engineered by Paul Hodson,(ex Magnum, ex Uriah Heep) and spits fire.  First up is "Forbidden Desires" which talks of the fall of man. It's thrashy and features a weird break by lead guitarist Ian Arkley.  "Seven Angels" moves into doom for the first verse then leaping into thrash for the second onwards.  One of the most noticeable changes in the band is the drumming, Tank's excellent double-kick is enough to cave your rip cage. The second part of "Seven Angels" sees a return for the more doomy side of the band and highlights Ian reading from Revelation 15:5-8.  "I Of The Needle" as the name suggests deals with drugs and has an acoustic ending which helps highlight Simon Bibby's solid bass. The closer "Heed The Warning" in my mind is the best yet, brilliant lyrics a superb arrangement and a vicious guitar solo.  Probably the best British white metal you'll hear before Seventh Angel's full album due out later this year.

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Posted by michael cox in wolverhamton uk @ 22:19 on May 24 2016

i have this tape ,had it years anyone know if its rarer nuff to be worth anything

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