Iron Angel - Hellish Crossfire


8.3 | 20 votes |
Release date: 1985
Style: Power metal, Speed metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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19 have it
3 want it


01. The Metallian
02. Sinner 666
03. Black Mass
04. The Church Of Lost Souls
05. Hunter In Chains
06. Rush Of Power
07. Legions Of Evil
08. Wife Of The Devil
09. Nightmare
10. Heavy Metal Soldiers
11. Open The Gate/Devil's Gate [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]
12. Rush Of Power [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]
13. Maniac Of The Night [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]
14. Sea Of Flames [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]
15. Wife Of The Devil [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]
16. Hounds Of Hell [demo version] [2004 Remaster bonus]

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Comments: 7   Visited by: 47 users
10.11.2013 - 23:07
Lião
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A legendary album. Straight into your face speed metal punch, no thrash metal bullshit. Highly recommended for all speed metal fans around the world. \m/
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26.02.2015 - 20:09
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Guest on 10.11.2013 at 23:07

A legendary album. Straight into your face speed metal punch, no thrash metal bullshit. Highly recommended for all speed metal fans around the world. \m/

Please take note : Speed Metal = Thrash Metal
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26.02.2015 - 22:13
Fearmeister
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 26.02.2015 at 20:09

Please take note : Speed Metal = Thrash Metal


No it dosn't
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27.02.2015 - 09:55
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Guest on 26.02.2015 at 22:13

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 26.02.2015 at 20:09

Please take note : Speed Metal = Thrash Metal


No it dosn't


So you think Speed Metal is more to Power Metal or Thrash Metal ? or stand alone ?
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27.02.2015 - 10:03
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
This is a typical German style Thrash Metal album with probably 20% of Power Metal elements in it.
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27.02.2015 - 16:39
Rating: 8
raveneffect
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 27.02.2015 at 09:55

Written by Guest on 26.02.2015 at 22:13

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 26.02.2015 at 20:09

Please take note : Speed Metal = Thrash Metal


No it dosn't


So you think Speed Metal is more to Power Metal or Thrash Metal ? or stand alone ?


Speed Metal is Speed metal. It's not Thrash. Earlier they were calling Speed to Thrash bands but that shifted later on. Still, there's a lot of Speed in Anthrax or Slayer's first album. But on a deeper level, Speed Metal is stuff like Trojan, Acid, ADX, Blood Money, Warrant, Crossfire, Raven or Helloween's work till Walls. Some bands had the Speed sound and mixed it with Thrash like Iron Angel. Other mxied it with Heavy like Running Wild, others with Power like Helloween later on.

Nowadays Speed is represented by bands like Enforcer, Evil Invaders, Ranger, Speedbreaker and many more and walk hand-with-hand with the ongoing NWOTHM revivalism thing.

About this one, It's a Speed Classic to me, which seems to be a very European thing, specially from Germany and Belgium.
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27.02.2015 - 19:47
Rating: 9
Dr. Strawberry
Written by raveneffect on 27.02.2015 at 16:39

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 27.02.2015 at 09:55

Written by Guest on 26.02.2015 at 22:13

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 26.02.2015 at 20:09

Please take note : Speed Metal = Thrash Metal


No it dosn't


So you think Speed Metal is more to Power Metal or Thrash Metal ? or stand alone ?


Speed Metal is Speed metal. It's not Thrash. Earlier they were calling Speed to Thrash bands but that shifted later on. Still, there's a lot of Speed in Anthrax or Slayer's first album. But on a deeper level, Speed Metal is stuff like Trojan, Acid, ADX, Blood Money, Warrant, Crossfire, Raven or Helloween's work till Walls. Some bands had the Speed sound and mixed it with Thrash like Iron Angel. Other mxied it with Heavy like Running Wild, others with Power like Helloween later on.

Nowadays Speed is represented by bands like Enforcer, Evil Invaders, Ranger, Speedbreaker and many more and walk hand-with-hand with the ongoing NWOTHM revivalism thing.

About this one, It's a Speed Classic to me, which seems to be a very European thing, specially from Germany and Belgium.


Very well analysed, mostly covered most important points.

But to me the meaning of Speed Metal became vague, unnecessary and redundant nowadays as it was a general term to represent both Thrash and Power Metal in the past. It's quite ridiculous if someone says it's a Speed but not a Thrash metal album. Thrash elements are obviously prevailing in this album.
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