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A well-presented reminder of mid-eighties Metal mayhem.

This double disc album covers the first era of the German Metal band Grave Digger. The band, having reformed in the nineties, is still going strong, but that's another story.

This compilation of songs from the four albums with Noise Records shows a change of style even within that short window. Starting with tracks from 'Heavy Metal Breakdown', the band sets its stall out as a no-nonsense Thrash Metal band with gruff vocals very much in the vein of Lemmy Kilmister; opening track 'Head-banging Man' is still convincing to this day. Whereas the track 'Yesterday' has a much slower pace and shows depth to the band. The tracks from follow-up album 'Witch Hunter' continue the theme, and the title track is very much the standout with its memorable chorus. Indeed, the third album 'War Games' kept the Metal theme very apparent and the Grave Digger brand became established.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Apparently bowing to commercial pressure, and the chart success of more commercial Hair Metal, the band changed its name to Digger, and softened its style to a degree. What is noticeable is that the names of the tracks from fourth album 'Stronger Than Ever' show that shift and are more about love than the Alpha-male sensibilities of the first three albums. The tracks are strong, and vocalist Chris Boltendahl adapted his voice well to the softer tone of the band, but to no avail with the band splitting soon after. However, we are left with this well-presented reminder of mid-eighties (on the whole) Metal mayhem.

Rob McKenzie

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