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Review: Angel Crash - Satan
Angel Crash

Label: Independent
Year released: 1984
Duration: 8:09
Tracks: 2
Genre: Heavy Metal

Review online: March 6, 2009
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Angel Crash. Weird name, but that can be said of so many bands. Heavy Metal sung in French, Angel Crash remind me a little bit of their countrymen Killers in their early days — arguably one, if not the most prolific French metal bands — especially on "Satan": Raucous vocals that make even the melodious French language sound harsh, raw, somewhat unruly and fast guitars, and some non-flashy but effective and heavy pounding drums. The silly chorus where they shout "Satan! Satan!" is bound to stick in your head no matter what. Throw in some speedy but rather chaotic guitar solo as well — the kind of solo that was crazy enough to lift these little 45rpms off the turntable if you turned the volume loud enough (OK maybe not, but still.)

"Planète Espoir" is practically the opposite — very melodic song where the vocals take a more melodic tone, albeit still on the raw side. This is basically a slow to mid-paced rocker with "ballad tendencies" without qualifying as such. The playing is a bit more refined but still very raw-sounding - that guitar sound just shreds and shrieks no matter what they play. Two songs that feel a bit longer than their actual length, but in a good way, never getting boring — them being so different surely has something to do with it. Now here's a band that I would have liked to hear a full-length album from. *sigh*

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