Marquis de Sade
Marquis de Sade

Release date: 2005
Label: High Roller Records / Hades Paradise Records
Provided by:
High Roller Records


Rating: 85/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
March 7th 2006

London based N.W.O.B.H.M. Legend Marquis de Sade only managed to release a single called “Somewhere Up in the Mountains” back in 1981, nowadays that single is one of the most sought after N.W.O.B.H.M. collectables.

The band split up back in 1982, bass player Pete Gordelier later resurfaced in Blind Fury and Angel Witch. This album contains the two songs from the “Somewhere Up in the Mountains” single, three tracks from a 1980 demo tape and a 1979 version of “Somewhere Up in the Mountains” that was recorded under the name of Mix Stix (No wonder they changed their name).

All six songs don’t belong among the hardest or the fastest in the N.W.O.B.H.M. genre but they certainly belong among the best. The style is mixture of the traditional N.W.O.B.H.M. sound with some progressive twists and turns.

Hades Paradise Records & High Roller Records have only released a thousand copies of this jewel, so be quick or be late.

Recommended tracks: All.