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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Special limited edition twofer combines the albums, 'Nightcomers' (1981), their first album includes 3 bonus tracks & 'The Courage To Be' (2001). Includes original booklets. Neat. 2004.


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All Artists: Holocaust
Title: Nightcomers
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: 2/20/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, British Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 039841431520


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Special limited edition twofer combines the albums, 'Nightcomers' (1981), their first album includes 3 bonus tracks & 'The Courage To Be' (2001). Includes original booklets. Neat. 2004.

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ESSENTIAL chapter in your heavy metal education!!!
T. Hardin | seaside,oregon | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i would wager most modern "metal heads" have never heard Holocaust.hopefully this re-release might change that,as they where indeed an important chapter in the "evolution"(some may say de-volution)of metal.
as other reviewers pointed out,this is indeed proto-thrash with a darn heavy guitar tone.compared with most (metal)bands today,it sounds rather tame.however,with its rock'n'roll sensibilities mixed with that distortion and catchy tunes all one can say is it's FUN.
i kinda lump them in with Motorhead,not that they sound like them but they have that mix of styles and timeless quality"
Whatever happen to...?
Mr. Andrew T. Crummy | UK | 02/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recently purchased this cd and it is really great. Way ahead of its time. The guitarwork of Ed Dudley just awesome. I know he did some work in the nineties. No sure about the name, but the music rocks!"
Heavy Metal Mania
Bloodbath_and_Beyond | usa | 04/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of course with the numorous must have NWOBHM albums out there from bands like Angel Witch, Saxon, Motorhead, Venom, Raven, Tygers, Tank, Priest, Maiden, Witchfynde, Praying Mantis, White Spirit, Savage etc) where does one start and go for the cream of the crop? Of course Priests' and Motorheads' mid to late 70's classics are the first choices however Holocaust's The Nightcomers should be right up there third or fourth on your list. This group is mainly known for a particular track not found on this package called The Small Hours covered by Metallica in their early days and on Garage Days (a lot of these bands of course gained fame by Metallica's covers and name drops). But this record is pulsating to the brim with prime early era metal some time before Lars and the boys were packing arenas with Master Of Puppets. Smokin Valves, Come On Back, It Don't Matter To Me and the bands utlimate classic Death Or Glory are packed with some of the most mind meltin guitar sounds. The production of course follows what was the quota for most NWOBHM bands, brutal, raw, and loud as hell. The Sabbath inspired riffs on Mavrock along with the more progressive flavored title track show these guys had a little bit more in them than just plain rocking out. Cryin' Shame and the near perfect Heavy Metal Mania offer more than enough hooks and anthemic choruses to balance the record out nicely. To put it simply, there are few albums of the time that are as good as shattering as this one. The 2000 Metal Blade re-issue features 3 bonus tracks (2 non LP singles, and an edit of Heavy Metal Mania) that basically play as part of the record itself. In other words, they're not throwaways in the slightest bit. Holocaust put together the ultimate album here, and metal nor hard rock know as many albums that can stand up with it."