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Piledriver - Metal Inquisition (8,5/10) - USA - 1985/1997

Genre: Power Metal
Label: High Vaultage
Playing time: 51:13
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  1. Metal Inquisition
  2. Sex With Satan
  3. Sodomize The Dead
  4. Witchhunt
  5. Piledriver
  6. Human Sacrifice
  7. Alien Rape
  8. The Master Hath Spoken…A Piledriven Interview
Piledriver - Metal Inquisition
PILEDRIVER, the man, the myth, the legend! Well, almost. 1985 the album "Metal Inquisition" of the outfir around mysterious Piledriver hit the global underground like a bomb. Lyrically all Metal clichés were ridiculed greatly and then we also got really cool music.

The songs are extremely simple, but have the certain something that divides the favourite from the artificially pumped up boring track. Especially the first four songs are absolutely essential for every fan of 80sPower/Speed Metal. But also Black Metallers can get this album without second thoughts, as MARDUK bowed down before the two hymns "Sex With Satan" and "Sodomize The Dead" on their "Glorification" EP.

Not to forget the superb title track with its great mix of old RAZOR and even older TANK, a hammer stroke par excellence. And who has once heard the slowly starting, then more and more intensifying "Witchhunt", which reminds me of a rough mix of the first EPs by ARMORED SAINT and RATT, won't want to miss this CD anymore. But also the three other songs blow your brains out your skull.

You also have to have heard the story like interview in best "At War With Satan" manner (VENOM) that Götz Kühnemund did for "Rock Hard" magazine back in 1986, just plainly out there!!! (Online July 21, 2003)

Falk Kollmannsperger

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