Metalhead

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Trends may come and trends may go, but New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Saxon carry on carrying on as Spinal Tap would put it, year after year, label after label, lineup after lineup, through thick and thin, no matter the cost. And credit their persistence, because by the mid-'90s the long suffering quintet had begun to overcome an incredibly long streak of bad business decisions and misguided artistic directions to forge a respectable comeback -- primarily in Europe. Released in 1999, Metalhead arrived squarely in the midst of this modest comeback, and its title clearly references the earnest, pop-averse, patently obvious heavy metal hallmarks that allowed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Trends may come and trends may go, but New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Saxon carry on carrying on as Spinal Tap would put it, year after year, label after label, lineup after lineup, through thick and thin, no matter the cost. And credit their persistence, because by the mid-'90s the long suffering quintet had begun to overcome an incredibly long streak of bad business decisions and misguided artistic directions to forge a respectable comeback -- primarily in Europe. Released in 1999, Metalhead arrived squarely in the midst of this modest comeback, and its title clearly references the earnest, pop-averse, patently obvious heavy metal hallmarks that allowed Saxon to make this recovery, once they embraced it once again. Led by the instantly recognizable voice of frontman Biff Byford, the quintet recently revamped with new German drummer Fritz Randow rips into action with the bombastic title track, then rolls into one of its best all-around songs of the decade in the regal "Are We Travellers in Time." Ensuing thrash-outs "Conquistador" and "All Guns Blazing" prove surprisingly convincing, and despite losing some focus on the intermediate tracks, Metalhead finishes strong with the epic sweep of "Sea of Life." Mind you, none of it is groundbreaking stuff, at the end of the day, and while there's little hope it will lure younger fans to Saxon's cause, at least the old metal warriors appear to be having fun again, rather than trying to be something they're not. This is music to the ears of their veteran followers, who remember what horrors came before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/1999
  • Label: Steamhammer Us
  • UPC: 693723215020
  • Catalog Number: 2150
  • Sales rank: 59,132

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:24)
  2. 2 Metalhead (4:52)
  3. 3 Are We Travellers in Time (5:17)
  4. 4 Conquistador (4:42)
  5. 5 What Goes Around (4:24)
  6. 6 Song of Evil (4:12)
  7. 7 All Guns Blazing (3:53)
  8. 8 Prisoner (4:12)
  9. 9 Piss Off (4:04)
  10. 10 Watching You (5:18)
  11. 11 Sea of Life (8:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Saxon Primary Artist
Fritz Randow Drums
Biff Byford Vocals
Charly Bauerfeind Recorder
Doug Scarratt Guitar
Paul Quinn Guitar
Chris Bay Keyboards
Technical Credits
Nigel Glockler Introduction
Paul Raymond Artwork
Biff Byford Producer
Charly Bauerfeind Producer, Engineer
Nibbs Carter Composer
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