Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning: Live & Demo Recordings

Published Monday 31st July 2006
Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning: Live & Demo Recordings
Seventh Angel - Heed The Warning: Live & Demo Recordings

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18334-11383
LABEL: Bombworks BWR0501

Reviewed by Greg Sammons

OK, let's get this over with. Midlands thrash metal pioneers Seventh Angel are still quite an unknown quantity for me. Yes, I know I present a rock show on a UK Christian radio station and yes I know that the band were for a long time the best metal act in the UK. But let's put things into perspective; when they disbanded in 1992 I was only eight! So when I became a Christian almost a decade later I had a whole lot of catching up to do. I now sincerely regret I didn't catch up a little bit faster! Seventh Angel really were all they were cracked up to be, scintillating thrash metal even on this recording cut before the release of their first CD 'The Torment'. But the best bit about this re-issue is that as well as those early historic tracks, there are live recordings from their final year of performing - charting their best known songs performed live at Wolverhampton, Greenbelt 1992 and Crushing Hell Fest in Holland. This CD proves just how good a band Ian Arkey and co were whilst the live tracks (recorded in reasonable quality considering their date and locations) show Seventh Angel are a band all fans of metal simply must become acquainted with.

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Reader Comments

Posted by HELMUT VON STORKFISH in U.S.A @ 00:21 on Jul 14 2008


Posted by Rev Smith in indiana @ 20:53 on Jan 11 2007

I guarantee you this band doesnt think they are the seventh you think they sat around fighting over which one of them it was? it is just a band name inspired by a biblical term. lighten up . I am glad God isnt as paranoid and easily threatened as most of his servants.

Posted by ian arkley in UK @ 15:00 on Jan 7 2007

I wonder if it's blasphemous to slander such a classic band, even though I say it myself.

Reply by Ian Arkley in england @ 23:51 on Feb 28 2007

Cheers for the comments Steve and Rev Smith. Check out

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Reply by Steve Summerlin in North Carolina @ 17:03 on Jan 20 2007

Well said! I wish you guys would do a reunion. Thanks for the great music!

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Posted by tim tremblay in central florida - usa @ 18:17 on Dec 8 2006

i wonder if it's blasphemous for any mortal to call himself (or themselves) seventh angel? almighty god alone has chosen this person to be that before the world was formed - and he alone is that person. there is someone in the bahai faith that claims he is this dude, and i doubt that as well. stop the blasphemy!

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