Black Vinyl - Pure Steel Records 2020
Another treasure from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, was the independent release in 2006 of ATTAXE “20 Years the Hard Way", which should not be withhold to the metal community.
ATTAXE were one of those newcomers in the eighties, who released one demo tape after the other. Her legacy is this compilation called "20 Years the Hard Way", which is currently freshly released by PURE STEEL RECORDS.
Fifteen fantastic songs of US Metal, which none other than Juan Ricardo (RITUAL, SUNLESS SKY, WRETCH, DARK ARENA) intoned on the microphone. Scott Stage (ex-LIZZY BORDEN), Greg Perry (PURTAGORY) or Steve McDonald (ex-BORN RUDE) can be heard on the guitars, and even one time Paul Konjicija (ANTITHESIS, DARK ARENA). The compilation of course feeds on the compositions of the individual demos, on which different musicians operated on the guitars. However, this does no harm to the valuable compilation, the difference between the productions of the individual demo recordings is very limited.
Henk van Delden
Owner No Dust Records
Kampen, The Netherlands (Europe)
06 - 104 692 11