Twisted Sister where a band from New York that where really big in the 80's hair metal days and on this recording they had a more harder metal sound than what was presented on later recordings and this is a review of their 1982 album "Under The Blade" which was released by Secret Records.
A very hard and heavy 80's metal sound starts off the album with some vocals that are very rough yet melodic sounding all at the same time and the music goes into a more faster direction and has a NWOBHM feeling but mixed in with a more commercialized American sound and the guitar solos are in a more hard rock/heavy metal direction.
On some of the later t racks you can hear some punk rock influences being added into the bands musical sound and all of the songs on this album are more metal sounding than their later albums where they went for a more mainstream direction and all of the musical instruments on this recording sound very powerful and as the album progresses you can hear some of their earlier hair metal style that became a more dominant force on the later albums and the last track also displays elements of blues rock.
On this album Twisted Sister showed a more metal sound on this recording and they sounded a lot better with this direction than the one that made them famous, the production sounded very rough and heavy for the time it was recorded and the lyrics cover everyday themes.
In my opinion this was great sounding album from Twisted Sister and if you are a fan of this b and, you probably already own this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "What You Donn't Know Cannot Hurt You" "Sin After Sin" "Destroyer" and "Under the Blade". 8 out of 10.
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