"Ample Destruction" - most probably the mother of all Power Metal albums. After the EP "Tyrants" the godlike JAG PANZER released this immortal masterwork in 1984 and started an avalanche in the worldwide underground. 1989 the album half legally (?) was pressed on CD by Barricade. Who so far only knows JAG PANZER of so super catchy tunes like "Black", "Iron Eagle" or "Take To The Sky", could see his chin meeting his knees in the beginning of "Ample Destruction".
At first listen the CD might sound unspectacular, but believe me, after the fourth listen the latest you won't get these monstersongs out of your ears anymore. Like the up-tempo shell "Licensed To Kill" with extremely great screams, "Warfare" with its great guitarwork, "Symphony Of Terror", introduced with a drum attack and containing a mighty guitar-volley and huge chorus, the US-Power Metal answer to "The Trooper" (IRON MAIDEN) "Harder Than Steel", the bonus stomper "Black Sunday" with following short instrumental or the battle hymn "The Watching" or the indescribable mega hymn "The Crucifix", where the band shows its skills to the utmost. That is, if you can get this CD anywhere (I know, I'm a mean dog). (Online December 30, 2002)