March of the Saint [Bonus Tracks] by Armored Saint | 5051068001626 | CD | Barnes & Noble
March of the Saint [Bonus Tracks]

March of the Saint [Bonus Tracks]

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Throughout the '80s, you'd be hard-pressed to find an American heavy metal band which sounded more British than Armored Saint. While most of their contemporaries seemed preoccupied with the fast-growing thrash metal movement, here was a group of committed purists who were simply updating traditional metal at its best for the '80s

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Throughout the '80s, you'd be hard-pressed to find an American heavy metal band which sounded more British than Armored Saint. While most of their contemporaries seemed preoccupied with the fast-growing thrash metal movement, here was a group of committed purists who were simply updating traditional metal at its best for the '80s generation. By the same token, the band was never able to benefit from the perks of being associated with a "scene" per se, which might explain their relative obscurity despite consistently issuing such quality material. But, for the record, with the exception of 1990's also stellar Symbol of Salvation, never was the group's bombastic style better represented than on their 1984 debut March of the Saint, which is so straightforward a metal record, it's almost hard to describe. An orchestrated guitar theme introduces the memorable title track, and further highlights such as "Can U Deliver," "Madhouse," and the astonishing "Take a Turn" are as commendable for their maturity and power as they are for their sense of economy. The dual-guitar team of Dave Prichard and Phil Sandoval is simply incredible considering their young ages (too bad they would soon fall out), dueling it out for solo after amazing solo throughout the disk. The album's second half isn't quite as strong as the first, but March of the Saint still qualifies as an overlooked classic of American metal.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Rock Candy
UPC:
5051068001626
catalogNumber:
6800162
Rank:
4720

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Performance Credits

Armored Saint   Primary Artist
Joey Vera   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
John Bush   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Phil Sandoval   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Dave Prichard   Guitar,Background Vocals,Soloist,Group Member

Technical Credits

Armored Saint   Author
Joey Vera   Composer,Author
John Bush   Author
David Egerton   Engineer
Ron Grinel   Drum Technician
Michael James Jackson   Producer
Chris Minto   Engineer
Steve Hirsch   Engineer
Phil Sandoval   Composer
John Pasche   Art Direction
Ross Garfield   Drum Technician
Todd Prepsky   Engineer
Dave Prichard   Composer
Derek Oliver   Liner Notes
Curtis Evans   Reissue Design
Malcolm Dome   Liner Notes
Dante Bonutto   Liner Notes

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