Sunday, January 17, 2016

Victory - Culture Killed the Native (1989)

Country: Germany
Year: 1989
Line-up: Fernando Garcia (vocals), Herman Frank (guitars), Fargo Peter Knorn (bass), Tommy Newton (guitars), Fritz Randow (drums)

Track listing:
1.  More and More  
2.  Never Satisfied  
3.  Don't Tell No Lies  
4.  Always the Same  
5.  Power Strikes the Earth  
6.  Lost in the Night  
7.  On the Loose  
8.  Let it Rock On  
9.  So They Run  
10.  Standing on the Edge of Time  
11.  The Warning  
12.  Into the Darkness  

Fletchanator's comment: German band Victory were formed in 1984 and for their first three albums featured ex-Ted Nugent singer Charlie Huhn on vocals, with ex-Accept guitarist Herman Frank joining after the debut album. That line-up isn't bad, but Victory didn't reach their full potential until this, their fourth album, and the arrival of new singer Fernando Garcia. He sounds a lot like Tesla's Jeff Keith, while the band's overall sound is along the lines of American bands like Dokken, Y&T, Ratt and Firehouse, with Frank pulling off some killer riffs.
In short, this album rocks from start to finish - all killer, no filler. In my opinion it's one of the best examples of the American glam metal sound of the late 80s, ironically supplied by a German band. I can't recommend this one highly enough!


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