Fight To The Last Anthology
6/27/2003 - Review by: Eric Compton
Chateaux - Rheingold - reviewed by EC
Chateaux were an amazing early 80s NWOBHM band from England (not French like many think). All three of these records received critical praise, but the band just never caught on and finally disbanded after the release of their third album. Damn shame too.
1983's "Chained And Desperate" recruited Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett to the fold, turning the record into a full fledged melodic metal masterpiece with gems like "Spirit Of The Chateaux" and "Burn Out At Dawn".
1984's "Firepower" saw the band speed it up a bit, with numbers like "Hero" and "White Steel" racing to the finish line in grand Tokyo Blade/Maiden style.
1985's swansong, "Highly Strung" saw the band keep the thrash aspect alive, with fast pacers like "First Strike" and title track "Highly Strung". Savage fans look out!
Metal collectors will jump all over this bargain. Packaging on this set is just gorgeous, offering promo pics, full album artwork, and rare concert poster pics. Top that off with a descriptive and detailed band bio and you have the makings of one fine anthology, one of the better ones out there in my opinion.
Thank you Sanctuary for finally making these classic gems available on disc.
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