This One Bites

Released on vinyl only!

Release date: 2006
Label: High Roller Records
Provided by: High Roller Records

Rating: 90/100
Reviewed by: Jørgen Ditlev
Date: April 19th 2006

“This One Bites” is the second Berlyn album released by High Roller Records, last year they released a seven track LP with their 1982 demo and some live recordings from 1982. Berlyn was formed back in 1979 but they never managed to release anything except for the 1982 demo before they broke up in 1983.  

“This One Bites” consists of eight tracks recorded live at the Green Gate in London back in 1983, the two tracks “Streetfights” and “We’ve Heard it All Before” comes from the 1982 demo tape, the other six tracks have never been released before.  

The music delivered by Berlyn has two sides to it, first of all there are the hard rocking N.W.O.B.H.M. style tracks, but there are also some melodic tunes. The track “Lonely Boy” is my absolute favorite a very melodic song with great high pitched vocals, but also the up-tempo “Streetfights” is an absolute hammer.  

Of course the sound on “This One Bites” aren’t up to date, but I have heard much worse live recordings.  

This great piece of vinyl comes with a fine cover artwork and a free poster, but you have to hurry it’s limited to 500 copies.  

This album is essential to all you N.W.O.B.H.M. freaks out there.