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Screamin N Bleedin
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Originally released in 1985 and long deleted, Metal Nation Records have now dusted down this long lost classic, remastered with 3 bonus tracks recorded live in Holland - 'Frontal Assault', 'Screamin 'n' Bleedin' & 'Straigh... more »
Originally released in 1985 and long deleted, Metal Nation Records have now dusted down this long lost classic, remastered with 3 bonus tracks recorded live in Holland - 'Frontal Assault', 'Screamin 'n' Bleedin' & 'Straight From Hell', plus new artwork. Metal Nation. 2005.
A. Coulson | Columbia SC USA | 09/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even those unfamiliar with the NWOBHM will likely recognize Angel Witch's eponymous debut album as one of the seminal releases in Metal history. What many don't realize is that the band, after some trials & tribulations, put out two more solid albums. Sadly, the release delays cost the band some of their following, and those who were still paying attention panned both albums for failing to recapture the early magic. True, neither of these will stand against the s/t album, but they are both decent releases in their own rights.
SnB is the band's second album and features several strong tracks, some of which had been in the band's live set since the early days. Many, such as 'waltz the night', emphasize the doomier side of the band's nature. Granted, some others simply lack enough punch to make them memorable, and the so-so production really didn't help in that respect.
If you want s/t pt II, don't look here, but if you want a good mid-80s brittish metal album, this (and their third LP, 'frontal assault') is worth a listen"
Ever Wonder What Evil Sounds Like?
alaskan glam-metal-head | Fairbanks, Alaska | 07/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sound of evil, simply put, is Angel Witch, pure and undiluted. This is the British metal band's second album from 1985, and it's every bit as worth checking out as their mind-blowing debut from 1980. Far too few metalheads know about Angel Witch's first album, but even fewer know about this one.
I present to you Screamin' and Bleedin', re-introducing Kevin Heybourne, the guitarist and original creative force and vocalist of Angel Witch, and Dave Hogg, the original drummer of the band. There are also a couple of new additions here: bassist Pete Gordelier and vocalist Dave Tattum, both of whom fit in most excellently with Angel Witch's sound, enhancing the dark atmosphere that this band thrives in. While Kevin handled both the guitar playing AND the singing in the debut (and did a magnificent job), there couldn't be a better alternative vocalist than Tattum. He conveys the despair and agony Angel Witch fans love, and delivers almost as good as Kevin did on the debut. However, Kevin still sings a few verses here and there, delivering all the spine-chilling sensations we've come to expect from him in the title track, as well as in a few other places.
There is very little filler here, and satisfying variety. From the crushing march of "Waltz the Night," to the sweeping, creepy rush of "Whose to Blame," to the ghostly lament of "Afraid of the Dark," Screamin' and Bleedin' boldly continues the atmospheric, haunting, goose-bump-inducing perfection that the first album started. The vocal and guitar melodies are infectiously eerie and sublime, as usual.
I reccomend listening to this album on a dark, foggy night under a full moon. Don't miss out on this one, metalheads."
Angel Witch - 'Screamin' N Bleedin' (Metal Nation) 3 1/2 st
Mike Reed | USA | 12/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in 1985,not quite as good as their 1980 self-titled debut.But,still a worthy follow-up.Recently found out this record had never even been put out on CD until this year;I've wondered as to WHY I could never find it listed,anywhere.Ten tracks with three live bonus cuts added makes this a semi-desirable title,perhaps even to new fans.A couple of tunes I found myself playing repeatedly were the title track "Screamin' N Bleedin'","Evil Games" and "Fatal Kiss".Might have an actual bootleg cassette of Kevin Heybourne and crew during their UK tour to support this album.Decent 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' effort brought back to life."