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Metal on Metal Import

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  • Audio CD (31 Aug. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Attic
  • ASIN: B00007M01G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,331 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Metal On Metal
2. Mothra
3. Stop Me
4. March Of The Crabs
5. Jackhammer
6. Heat Sink
7. Tag Team
8. Scenery
9. Tease Me Please Me
10. 666

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MARTIN BURTON on 23 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this after watching the recent Anvil film, and remembering owning a copy of Forged in Fire in the 80s. After hearing it I wasn't disappointed! It's a superb metal album and it makes one wonder why Anvil never hit the big time.

Yes there are a few cheesy lyrics but they more than make up for it in great metal tunes. Tracks such as the title track, 666 and the classic Mothra are bone fide classic 80s metal. If you like your metal straight forward, well written and heavy this is a must-have album. Hearing this has made me want to buy Hard N Heavy and get Forged in Fire again.
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A brilliant follow up to the debut, this is the bands best release and never bettered in terms of songs, production, riffs and playing.

This is "classic" metal in it's truest sense, nothing more, nothing less.

The years have treated this album well and the songs still hold up very well.

If you love traditional, classic metal played with passion, then this is a stone cold must have.

Best songs are: Metal On Metal, Mothra, Stop Me, March of the Crabs & Tease Me, Please Me. In all honesty its all great though
10. 666 4:46
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Conrad1965 on 10 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
A recent review of the new film "Anvil: The Story Of Anvil" stated that Metal On Metal was the heaviest album ever released. Well, it wasnt the heaviest album ever released then and its certainly not now although it is a great metal album.
There are some heavy tracks such as the title track with its cheesy lyrics (metal on metal, shaking the place, blows back your hair, caves in your face!) and the closing track "666" as well as the epic "Mothra" based on the old movie which tells the story of a giant moth terrorising Japan! I also had a soft spot for the track "Scenery" which is a typical Anvil song: Heavy but melodic. Also worth checking out is the preceeding album "Hard N Heavy".
I got to see the band live twice around the time of this album and its a pity that theyve now ended up the subject of a Spinal Tap style documentary film
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pesto Fingeration on 30 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
If you like HEAVY METAL you NEED this Album, a veritable KANUCK KLASSIK!!!!!!!!!

I bought this on picture disc when it first came out and though it might be a bit scratchy these days it still gets plays on the DEATH DECK!

I was so impressed on first listening that I just had to go and paint pictures of my droppings in the toilet. It really is that good.
Not only was it the most METALLIC thing ever to KARESS my eardrums it also features the stunningly intellectual lyrics of KANADA's finest lyricist LIPS!!!

I base my life philosophy on METAL ON METAL, heck, it's the only way, to hell with tomorrow, let's live and ROKK for today.
I thrill to the dynamics of the MOTHRA world.
STOP ME should have been number one for 52 Weeks, the best ever METAL Power ballad.
I learned to March like a KRAB
I was pounded into submission by a JACKHAMMER
I washed my pots in a HEAT SINK
Submission was forced on me again by the TAG TEAM
I enjoyed myself with the SCENERY
Then I learned to count to 666, that was just so SATANIK!

YOU NEED THIS ALBUM! BUY, BUY, BUY!!!!!!!! Help keep KANADA's SKOOL Children Safe.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By J. Beaver - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Finally! I've been waiting years for this album to be released on CD. Frequently overlooked in the history of metal, Anvil is worth remebering. And although their more recent discs have been available, those of us who remember the days before Metallica and Slayer are fondly nostalgic about the early days when the metal scene was fresh and unpredictable.
"Metal on Metal" is an outstanding second effort by early-80's pioneers Anvil. This band was ahead of the curve in 1981, and although their music contained elements that would feature prominently in the infant speed/thrash movement that was rapidly fermenting in the wake of the NWOBHM, Anvil never achieved the same mainstream acceptance in the U.S. as many of their contemporaries. Perhaps their status is a result of unfortunate timing: they were introduced to the world in that narrow interval between the NWOBHM and the thrash era and consequently didn't fit precisely with either the second generation metal that preceded them, or the third generation metal that followed.
The most remarkable thing about this album is its incredible versatility. The straightforward metal anthem "Metal on Metal" sets the stage for "Mothra", "March of the Crabs", and "666", which highlight the power-production, speed-picking rhythms that would define the sound of the speed metal movement flagship bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Exodus, and Metal Church a few years later. "Jackhammer" strongly reminds me of old Aerosmith, while "Stop Me" and "Scenery" are solid FM rock, in the vein of Ratt or Nightranger. All the songs have their own character, unlike many of the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses bands so common after 1987, and the inclusion of these latter examples of metal with a more melodic, polished approach only serves to highlight the range of their talent.
The lyrical content of the album consists primarily of typical adolescent ...fantasies, but the drumming is something special. The drum sound is outstanding, benefitting from the excellent production quality and tight performances by all the band's members, which characterize this disc. Robb Reiner is one of the great metal drummers-- along with Wacko, from Raven-- of all time, and this album is worth the price for this reason alone, if its other virtues aren't sufficient to entice anyone interested in 'roots metal' to give this CD a spin.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A superlative sophmore effort 14 Nov. 2004
By E. Gaumann - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Their first album was kinda like Rush's first album: it left ya wondering. Their second was a big step forward as Anvil's second album contained an alltime, *alltime*, classic metal tune ('Metal On Metal' (just like Rush's 'By-Tor')). Anvil hit their highwater mark with their 3rd album, and Rush with their 4th but this particular Anvil album shows just how in-tune Anvil was the metal scene back in the day. Bear in mind 'Kill Em All' was released a year *after* this album. 'Metal On Metal' was, in 1982, one of the hardest and heaviest metal albums ever, period. Today it sounds quite a bit dated, as does 'Kill Em All', but trust me.....back in the day this band friggin' *rocked*! Hard!

One other thing of note: many bands of note originating from the early 80s have some sort of Venomish "black"metal past. Anvil never really jumped on that Mercyful Fate/Venom bandwagon. Apart from one song ("666") they seemed to decide their own way was the only way to go. Hats off to them for being that original.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Anvil - 'Metal On Metal' (Attic) 28 Nov. 2006
By Mike Reed - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Way to go! Originally released in 1982, this is Anvil's follow-up to their first record 'Hard 'N Heavy' (see my review) and -even- better. This CD totally shows us just what this Canadian power metal band is fully capable of. More than dug the straight-ahead heavy rockers, like "Mothra", the bootie-stomping "March Of The Crabs", the total ass-kicking "Jackhammer" and "Tag Team". This one rocks! A definite must-have.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Ahead of it's time Metal release from veteran Canadian rockers. 1 Sept. 2009
By James Simpson - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Metal on Metal" is one of the defining Metallic statements of the early 80s. A loud, brash and completley infectious mixture of traditional Hard Rock melded with OTT theatrics and speed riffery that predates what will follow in Thrash by a year. This album blew away most of the competition at the time and few could truly compare to such a princely Metal feast.

After a mediocre first album("Hard and Heavy") the band really found themselves on this second release. Several of the band's all-time classics are available on this album including the ferocious anthem of a title track that ranks among the true gems about celebrating the Metal lifestyle. Simple as hell it would become a genre classic.

"Mothra" with it's speed riff and melodic passages stomped all over Blue Oyster Cult's predecessor in Monster mayhem with "Godzilla" by taking the sound out of the seventies and Hard Rock and into a fully Metal realm. The sound recalls in many ways the progresive side of later Power Metal releases.

"666" is about one of the most delightfully evil Metal anthems of the pre-Black Metal days and was a decided improvement over the far more poppier directions of the classic "Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden as Anvil's sound predates a much more brutal take that reminds one of early Slayer crossed with a NWOBHM acid trip. It's the heaviest track on the album.

Other gems include frantic instrumental, "March of the Crabs". The silly pornographic nature of both "Jackhammer" and "Tag Team" which are both delights as well as the Van Halen like nature of "Stop Me".

The album is a great retro classic that still can crack a head or two while still remaining highly original and fun. It's a pity that this band remained in such obscurity for so long for they really were original and certainly paved a way for much Metal to follow.
Recognition is due and all serious Metal scholars need this one in his/her collection.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A "true" metal classic 9 Nov. 2007
By Willuminate - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Metal On Metal rocks from start to finish! A must have for anyone trying to round out their classic metal collection. Yeah, sure it sounds a bit dated, doesn't everything from the eighties? I actually dig that classic Gibson/Marshall sound that Lips achieved on this rager. Rob Reiner's drum work is exceptional,not because he's fast, but because he was all over his kit. He would throw tripletts and quads where most guys would just keep a steady beat, Stop Me would be a weak song if it weren't for his killer drumming. I was fortunate enough to see these guys in a small club on the Forged In Fire tour and they blew me away! Most of you reading this probably already owned this on vynal, but for the few who are trying to get to the "roots" of thrash/speed metal, this is a must have!!! Up go the hammers!
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