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STEELER Metal Generation: The Anthology
Majestic Rock MAJCD066 (2005) (46:31)

Guitarist and vocalist Ron Keel had been around a bit now, including with his own band Keel. Steeler were also a carrier for his talents, and date back to the early 80s.

Mixing American big hair rock with a touch of punk metal, they produced some fine material in their heyday (hairday?).

With several previously unreleased tracks and single b-sides this set is full of rarities as well as being a good introduction.

Ready To Explode is more influenced by Raven than anything coming out of America at the time; speed metal at its best.

There are also 6 live tracks that feature a young Yngwie Malmsteen. Poor bootleg quality but for fans a useful insight all the same.

With lyrics, line-up details and liner notes from Ron Keel, itís a better package than

***½

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


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