Remastered re-release on CD of the cult compilation album of 80’s!!
“Lead Weight” was one of the most important NWOBHM or generally Metal compilations ever made! Nevertheless, it’s never been re-released in its original form and that, ladies & gents, is a major Rock’n'Roll crime! Guess it’s kind of hard to explain what this album meant (& means) for many people back in the days before internet, personal computers and cell phones.
NWOBHM classics here, not the least of which being the tracks from: Raven, Venom, Blitkrieg, Warrior, Aragorn... lesser so for the other tracks. But the whole thing is a genre landmark, being first sampler chock full of essential bands from the movement.
Reissues of compilations are rare, simply because most compilations don't really matter in the long run. But “Lead Weight” from 1981, originally released on Neat Records, was a definitive example of the great NWOBHM movement; an album treasured upon its release and still looked on favorably by all fans of the sound and the times.
Krescendo now reissues it, and that's a beautiful thing!
Absolutely excellent tracks from: Raven, White Spirit, Venom, Blitzkrieg, Aragorn, Fist, Bitches Sin, Satan's Empire and more!!!
Neat Records/Krescendo Records, 1981/2013 (KRECD64). Made in UK.
1. Raven - Inquisitor
2. White Spirit - Cheetah
3. Venom - Angel Dust
4. Axe - Ss Giro
5. Blitzkrieg - Inferno
6. Aragorn - Noonday
7. Fist - Throwing In The Towel
8. Axis - Messiah
9. Bitches Sin - Down The Road
10. Warrior - Flying High
11. Satan's Empire - Soldiers Of War