Click here for home page

Click here

Contact Us | Customer Information | Privacy Policy | Audio Help

Main Menu
Submit a review
Album Reviews
Book Reviews
DVD Reviews
Sign up for newsletter
Get Your EMail Address
Submit your website
VARIOUS 'Empire Thunder A NWoBHM Collection'
Majestic Rock MAJCD085 (2005)

A rather strange compilation this. Majestic have done a fine job with some excellent (and quite poor too) NWoBHM releases, and this takes a track from some of the related releases in the name of Tommy Vance, the legendary DJ who supported the era and who died recently.

Opener 'Cold Bitch' (Tytan), featuring drummer Dave Dufort, is an excellent track and one of the best here, solid, sound and with some great guitar work.

Quartz, Chariot, Shiva and Heavy Pettin’ (a tenuous NWoBHM link) are just as good and all demand checking out. But tracks by Medusa and Bitches Sin are from demo collections, less relevant and, quite frankly, quite poor.

But with Tobruk and Blind Fury it’s a good Majestic label sampler that is worth a listen but rather misguided. Any fan with any sense should have some of the individual CDs anyway.


Review by Joe Geesin

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

Featured Artists
Artist Archive
Featured Labels
Label Archive
Do you want to appear here?

Guest contributor


Full bio