July 12, 2019

Raven - All For One (1983)⚓

*First pressing on CD. Contains 10 tracks total.
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Heavy Metal
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© 1983-1985 Roadrunner/Neat Records
AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
While it didn't quite measure up to their classic debut, Raven's All for One is a marked improvement over second album Wiped Out. Largely credited with sowing the seeds of thrash metal along with fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal trio Venom, Raven's over-the-top riffing, cheesy lyrics and especially the ear-splitting falsetto of singer John Gallagher) have not aged very well. But for those more familiar with the N.W.O.B.H.M., standout cuts such as "Break the Chain," "Take It Away" and "Mind Over Metal" help make this disc quite a treat. Recently reissued with bonus tracks (including the spectacularly named "Ballad of Marshall Stack"), some featuring Accept screecher Udo Dirkschneider, the disc is now even more collectible.

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