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DARKSTAR

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Audio CD, May 15, 1995
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A well done hard hitting rock CD with a classic touch.A must have for true Rockers.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 15, 1995)
  • Original Release Date: May 15, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: NEW CHAOS
  • ASIN: B00000HY0W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,993,026 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By trebor1022 on December 4, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have ripped Krescendo for their shoddy products before(Spider,Chevy), but this time they get it right. Excellent sound transfer for this rare NWOBHM rarity.Melodic vocals,crunchy guitars with just enough keyboard flavoring to put this classic at the top of my list. This period of metal was brief, but it restored credibility to rock n roll. For those who want to hear a band play music they actually created(not something a producer or add executive thinks will sell), get this cd. It's at the top of the genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tom P. the Underground Navigator on January 13, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Another magnificent band to originate from the ultimate epicenter from which U.K. heavy metal bands have traditionally been born and bred, Birmingham's Dark Star formed in 1978, toured with Budgie in 1979 and released the famous "Lady of Mars" single the following year, and the song was also included on the second installment of the noted "Metal for Muthas" compilation. Thus they were at the peak of their powers and creativity in January and February of 1981, when they recorded their one and only self-titled full-length proper for Avatar Records, and the record being reviewed.

Wow! It's rare that you find an album that is so captivating and classy from beginning to end but here it is, this is just what "Dark Star" is. The band combines the pomp and grandeur of '70s rock with the newfound rawness and aggression that was characteristic of NWOBHM music of this time period, and this LP was recorded during the movement's absolute peak. Opener "Kaptain Amerika" pummels with guitarist Dave Harrison's 50-megaton heavy rock riff and vocalist Rik Staines' raw reverbed delivery. Following that is "Backstreet Killer," which is a feel good '70s-stye rocker with molten riffage where you could potentially burn a joint during its 7-minute+ runtime and bask in its euphoria. Closing out side one of the LP is of course "Lady of Mars," and it's a track I first heard on Castle's 2005 3-CD "Lightnin' to the Nations" set, that left me wanting more. That need is more than fulfilled with the band's ultimate masterpiece, track number seven of this CD "Lady Love." Man oh man is this a classic song! The vocal harmonies are as beautiful as any song by the Beatles, but it is definitely NWOBHM of the highest order, with a nice early Tygers of Pan Tang vibe going on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 11, 2013
Format: Audio CD
New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band Dark Star released their self-titled debut in 1980, just as the scene was starting to heat up. The band's single "Lady of Mars" was included on the second Metal for Muthas album (the first helped launch Angel Witch and Iron Maiden, among others), and was poised to be a major player in the British metal scene. Sadly, success eluded the band, but the Dark Star debut remains an overlooked NWOBHM classic.

With their twin lead guitar approach, Dark Star obviously took some cues from Wishbone Ash, but they had a more epic and majestic aspect to their songwriting that brings to mind Magnum as well. As far as their NWOBHM peers, Dark Star has a strong similarity to Praying Mantis's early melodic metal sound. Obviously "Lady of Mars" is the highlight of this album. It has such an instantly recognizable guitar sound and chorus that it's part of the NWOBHM legend at this point. Still, the Dark Star debut has some other real gems, like leadoff rocker "Kaptain America," "Lousia" and the ethereal closing song "Green Peace."

Dark Star may not have gone on to greatness, but this album proves that they're worth more than just a footnote in the NWOBHM saga. It perfectly captures the sound and spirit of the scene, and holds up remarkably well today. This is a must have album for NWOBHM aficionados, and is well worth checking out if you're a fan of the `80s British melodic hard rock sound.

Edition Notes: The Dark Star debut was finally reissued on CD in 2009, but it was from Krescendo, so we're talking vinyl transfer and barely a step above bootleg quality overall.

Edition Notes 2: The reissue specialists at Rock Candy reissued Dark Star again in 2013, and this time around we get the definitive Dark Star experience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Tanner on April 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
These guys are some of the best indies I have ever heard. They Have it all.That classic touch like Zep and SAB but kinda spacy like Floyd.The guitarist is a killer. I have been playing for 20 yrs. and I consider myself very good. This guy I would play back up for.I think they are a great band and have heard other unreased stuff and with the new vocal and 2 drummers and keys LOOK OUT. MELT DOWN.

John
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