HELL BOUND - Norwegian Forest (12" LP on Black Vinyl w/ CD)
Japan | Heavy/Speed
In conjunction with the reissue of their "Demo 1986" on LP, it was mandatory to also provide the deserved F.O.A.D. treatment to "Norwegian forest", the band's final opus from 1989, considered as their full length album but only released on a very limited cassette version up to now... If their previous recordings were leaning towards a NWOBHM influenced sound often pushing the boundaries to speed metal gallops, "Norwegian forest" shows their style progressing to more gloomy and occult territories, sounding like the perfect hell-match between Mercyful Fate inspired atmospheres and the intensity of traditional Japanese heavy metal! Powered by a solid production and the outstanding vocals of Junichi Mori, "Norwegian forest" is a flawless hidden gem of 80's Rising Sun heavy metal all to be discovered. This special F.O.A.D. version includes the complete "Norwegian forest" studio session for the first time on vinyl and a bonus CD with extended contents (7x additional live tracks). LP with OBI strip, 12 page booklet full of photos and scans of the rare original demotape.