:: Night Of The Demon ::    


Hi-Fi News & Record Review, 1990
by Ian Kenyon
(Re-release)



Budget-priced re-issue of Demon's debut and seminal NWOBHM classic from 1981, complete with two bonus cuts that were originally singles B sides. At this stage in the band's career, they were pushing a satanic, black-metal image; but the songs were at odds with this, being classy, imaginative and far too varied to be filed along with the death-grunt and doom-riff brigade.

Dave Hill's silver-throated and charismatic vocal style, combined with Mal Spooner's understated guitar work, serves to produce a truly original and individualistic sound, that is British through and through. (Kinda UFO meets Magnum!) Mixing metallic-edged boogie with atmospheric and melodic, mid-paced efforts, the material is accessible, memorable and totally captivating, and puts the majority of current metal releases to shame. Criminally ignored for almost a decade, this milestone in British rock should not be allowed to slip away into obscurity a second time!

SONIC SONIC CD / AAD / UK / 40.15 / PERFORMANCE 10 / SOUND QUALITY 8 / IK.




–  ' Night Of The Demon ' updated 2006-02-14  –