Genre: N.W.O.B.H.M./Heavy Metal
Line up: Dave Hill/Vocals Paul Riley/Bass John Wright/Drums Clive Cook/Guitars Mal Spooner/Guitars
Ok, now this kind of music might be considered from some at most as Hard Rock (not that in that era was considered much more extreme) and it is hard to figure out exactly why it roused the Heavy Metal crowd of the early 80’s. But counting the band’s name, the cover artwork/great cover artwork (that it could be invented as a design and concept – of course shortly afterwards – from Venom or Slayer), the N.W.O.B.H.M. that was at its pick at the time, Demon made a good name out of themselves with the 7”, that were introduced at August 5th 1980. But above all, their own compositions with their high quality (especially “Liar”) played a catalytic role in building the band’s good name. Their homonym is melodic “Oldschool” Heavy Metal, with obvious characterictics of the era that came out, with diligent guitars and a warm voice with a hint of harshness that makes it even catchier. After all it was released as the precursor of the excellent album “Night of the Demon” (such as 1981’s “One Helluva Night”) and it played its role as a single. As a track, we encounter it also as the first one of the b-side of their debut album but slightly altered. The b-side track of the single “Wild Woman” that never entered their upcoming full length, despite its short duration (less than 2 minutes), has a boogie, almost dancing, rhythm and a rock ‘n’ roll mood that makes it pleasant and doesn’t annoy really anyone.
*the red vinyl edition was released in 5000 pieces