Out of the ashes of BLITZKRIEG founded the band SATAN in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1981, which as it is well-known consisted of today's SKYCLAD members. In the beginning, a guy named Trevor Robinson did the vocals until he handed over the micro to Brian Ross, who was and still is the mastermind behind BLITZKRIEG. After some singles followed the debut "Court In the Act" (1983). Unfortunately, they weren't happy with their provocating name SATAN. They renamed themselves in BLIND FURY and there had been also some changes in the line-up. Brian Ross was substituted by Lou Taylor. In my opinion, his voice was much better than the voice of his predecessor and it was more melodic.
Anyway, this man was fired after the release of the record "Out Of Reach" and they renamed again in SATAN, then they named themselves as PHARIAH... who cares, in any case I will recommend this "Out Of Reach" to every sophisticated headbanger because this is a real pleasure to listen to! Principally, the sound is alike SATAN or CLOVEN HOOF, that means NWoBHM inspired Power Metal with speed and rough vocals, by all means sometimes really epic as well as there are some straight bangers. On BLIND FURY's only LP (only in Japan as CD available) are some absolute killer songs, which can also surpass the SATAN/PHARIAH material. There is "Evil Eyes" with its divine lines, the titletrack, the fantastic, magic "Living On The Edge" and the epic, totally outstanding "Dance Of The Crimson Lady Part II". Solely this four monsters are worth every cent of this pretty expensive import.
This is Metal arts in pure culture and I don't know why this album was almost forgotten that time. SATAN (to give them a name) had been never better than here and they had never a better singer as on "Out Of Reach". Have fun with searching for it because this piece is ultra rare! (Online January 18, 2004)