Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Hand Of Doom - "Poisonoise" [1979]

Artist: The Hand Of Doom
Title: Poisonoise
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Country: Germany
Release date: 1979

Track List:
  1. There Ain't No Running Away
  2. They Who'll Creep At Night
  3. Rock 'N' Roll Close To The End Of The World
  4. Heavy Mad Head
  5. Deadman's Dream
  6. The Meanest Man
  7. Doom Power
  8. Poisonoise
  9. The Hound
  10. The Lights Of The Blind
What to expect from a release with the name "The Hand of Doom - Poisonoise" on its cover? Doom metal? Noise? Not really, yet it's surprisingly heavy for the time it was released. A reviewer on compares this band to Deep Purple, Black Rose, Mercy and some obscure NWOBHM band, and it'd add Motorhead to this list. This very obscure album was first unearthed by the Vibrations of Doom zine, and later re-released by Shadow Kingdom records with a lot of bonus tracks:

"Who in the hell on Earth is THE HAND OF DOOM you ask? Sorry Doom Metal nuts, they're not Doom at all. BUT... good news, they're an incredible heavy band from Germany that originally had a limited press album from 1979. You might be surprised when I tell you they're really a Heavy Rock N' Roll Punk / (proto/early) Metal band, and very similar to the early bands that started the N.W.O.B.H.M. that combine early Punk Rock and fused it with Heavy Rock. I think this band will appeal to fans of (of course) 70's era MOTORHEAD, DISCHARGE, BRATS (pre-MERCYFUL FATE band), MC5, THE STOOGES, THE CLASH, SEX PISTOLS, SARCOFAGUS, ACCEPT, 70's era JUDAS PRIEST, DIAMOND HEAD, and all fans of the N.W.O.B.H.M..."

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