Another Must-have For Dickinson Fans
Edward J. Holmes | Demotte, Indiana United States | 04/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Head On" is a great album. If you like music for the sake of liking music and early 80's british heavy metal is your thing, then buy this album. If you are a Maiden fan, buy it. If you think that Bruce Dickinson is the greatest singer in all the world (like I think he is), then buy this album.
Bruce seems to really shine on this record. Some of the stuff he does with his voice is ala Iron Maiden, however, it seems more chaotic and unabashed than Bruce's later recordings with Maiden. "Take me to your Leader" for instance has some really great singing and screaming in it. "Take it Like a Man" is a classic hard rocker, and "Walking out on You" is also another classic.
All in all, "Head On" is a decent offering for nwobhm fans.
As far as production and sound goes, yes, it could have been better, but Samson did what they could with what little money they had. Unfortunatly, Samson was a another band that also suffered numerous line-up changes and that can sometimes hurt a band or help them.
Samson is one of the many british bands that did not really ever hit. To me, music is'nt about what's popular, it's about what you like and what makes you feel good. Don't follow the trends, and be your own person when it comes to music. "Head On" [is really good]"
andregino | 1030 Vienna Austria | 02/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this and the two track video are cult. the best of the first three records. it's sooo outrageous and ironic. it's the missing link between blues and heavy metal. the clip to Vice Versa is so cool and shows bruce with great gesture, thunderhead freaking out. the bass is so groovy that keeps preasure on your stomache.the changes in tempo like in Hammerhaed, Vice Versa, Too close to rock'n roll & Manwatcher is the blueprint of any later thrash album. this is a milestone in case of weird images. they should have been earning the success of Kiss. because they had songs "&" lyrics. They were stars of the underground. 4 stars that made 5 for this amazing record."