Friday, 1 April 2011

Vyper - Afraid Of The Dark (1985)

This obscure EP has all the hallmarks of a minor masterpiece. Well produced and refreshing for a straight edged metal act, reminding me of Fastway's 'Trick Or Treat' with its atmosphere and pomp but graced with fantastic musicianship, the title cut an instant yet unknown hit if you ask me. 'Time Flies' features squealing guitars and tumbling drums and there's enough melody alongside meat to appeal to all headbanging freaks. Something so metal about it all and made even more mystical by the fact the band faded away like a great dream...


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