A close miss is a miss anyway. Only of a few groups this statement is as true as of the Britons CHARIOT. Their debut album “The Warrior” came out in 1984, 1-2 years earlier and you would talk about a cult disc of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement and bow reverentially before your stereo nowadays. But those who are late are punished by life.
Thanks to the smaller but fine label Majestic Rock Records, the gentle fan gets the opportunity to eat this mouthful of purest steel in digitalized form after all. And hell, the disc is worth every damn cent! At least if you are into honest, simple Heavy Metal from the founding years. Especially fans of the first SAXON long player, but also fans of troops like SWEET SAVAGE, WEAPON or BLACK AXE will enjoy “The Warrior” very much.
Those who don’t know all these bands should consult METAL INQUISITOR as a contemporary comparison. Far away from all bombast fag stuff, all of the songs refresh through their straight forward feeling and their simple, unconcerned melodies. No killer hammer overall, but a very nice journey through time into the glorious 80’s. (Online October 24, 2004)