Greece must have some regions, where they put a big cheese cover on top of in the early to Mid-Nineties and only took it off a short while ago. That would be at least one explanation for the sound of a band like GEYSER. And see there, the recordings indeed hail from the 80s, 1988 to be exact, but havenít been released until now.
At first I though ďOh god, which shit did they send my way again, only because I have a penchant for totally uncommercial and cranky sounds, I donít have to listen to all of thisď, but with time the CD unfolded its extraordinary appeals. No, for once we do not get die-hard MANILLA ROAD/CIRITH UNGOL worshippers, but with extreme followers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Between very old MAIDEN, even older PRIEST and obscure steel welders such as S.S. GIRO, SLEDGEHAMMER usw. the band fits almost perfectly.
And the songs shoot straight from the hip, but still (or maybe because of that) quite quirky and completely free of any commercial thoughts, the true ghost of Heavy Metal battering your ears. Who has been around since the beginnings of our beloved music, get this, all others, please listen in first, if you have the chance to. (Online August 13, 2005)