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Razor - Executioner's Song

Label: Viper Records
Format: CD
Released: 2002 Reissue
Reviewed By: Rich Catino
"Executioner's Song" (original year of release 1985) is one of 3 re-releases along with “Malicious Intent” and “Evil Invaders” by Canada's Razor. Here on the said disc for review, is a very Metal cover, just classic 80’s with a masked maniac executioner wielding an axe-like guitar as a weapon.
 
The music is highly influenced by old Slayer and Motorhead with Stace Mclaren's vocals unpolished and sounding young (everyone was at the time), a combination of Lemmy (“Fast and Loud”) and Tom Araya as "City of Damnation" could have easily been a track straight off of Slayer's "Show No Mercy”.

This reissue contains a remixed remastered version that does not overly beef up bass or drums but just brings some clarity to the original tingy vinyl’s sound.

Revisiting “Executioner’s Song” brings the listener back to 85’ to vinyl records, denim jackets and spiked wrist bands, Hit Parader and Circus magazine, and bedroom walls covered in Venom, Maiden, Kiss, W.A.S.P. Metallica, and Priest posters.

Highly recommended for all you fans of classic 80's speed metal.
 
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