Monday, April 23, 2007

EXCITER: (1983) Heavy Metal Maniac

I felt compelled to write a review of this when I saw just one person had done so (thanks for getting things started man). This music absolutely rates more than one review. If you are a fan of 80's Metal this is for you. You WILL like this music. The vocs are clean - powerful singing; just the drummer doing a very good job of belting it out. The drumming also is powerful as is the guitar and bass playing. They do not sound like they are trying to copy anyone. Exciter alternates between medium tempo metal to speed. They never go as fast as possible or as slow as possible (whatever that means). Also, they don't try too hard to impress only to come up short - they pound their music out with conviction. I was a fan when they were putting their albums out and was surprised that they got "left behind." It just occurred to me - if you are a fan of Raven or Saxon you WILL like Exciter - Raven and Saxon also seem to have been "left behind." Sadly, the music biz only had room for so many bands - Mettallica, Megadeth, Slayer, all bands that I love - but other bands tried and tried but just could not get noticed. Exciter is not power metal or wannabee metal. It is heavy metal that you simply will enjoy listening to - you may occasionally grit your teeth, jump up and down, and forget what it was you were just doing . . . and say to yourself "this is some damn good metal!" I don't give it 5 stars because it's not a classic. But it is very, very good metal.... Mark Bertram Farmer

1. Holocaust
2. Stand Up and Fight
3. Heavy Metal Maniac
4. Iron Dogs
5. Mistress of Evil
6. Under Attack
7. Rising of the Dead
8. Black Witch
9. Cry of the Banshee
** This review is from the reissue album
** This post is from original album with only 9 tracks
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Nymphetamine said...

thanks, man :)

Ozzmosis said...