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Hidden – True Mercian Metal

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Hidden
Version:
CD
Price:
£4.50

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On January 24, 2016
Last modified:January 24, 2016

Summary:

A sound first offering, which should appeal to fans of October 31, Raven, Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals to match!

Hidden

Formed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 2013. Heavy Metal band Hidden released their debut EP True Mercian Metal last year. Containing a short intro track  False Ones Must Die and three tracks packed with the classic NWOBHM sound of bands like Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals to match! Clash of Steel the mellowist and most melodic track. Timeless Death with it’s chugging riffs and high pitched squeals is like a cross between October 31 and CSOD. The self titled Hidden was my favourite track think October 31 meets Judas Priest meets Raven, I’m thinking The Warlock, takes a Painkiller and sends Lambs to The Slaughter!

It appears they (or at least Ade The Blade) may also have other ‘Hidden’ talents as according to their Facebook page they have won the following awards!

Truest band of 2014
Truest band of 2015
Hottest drummer of 2014

Now it’s fair to say that my hottest drummer vote could only go to Hessu Maxx from Reckless Love – not saying Ade the Blade isn’t Hot – just saying I never voted for him! ;)

A sound first offering, which should appeal to fans of October 31, Raven, Saxon and Judas Priest and they have several gigs already lined up this year including taking part in Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses so we’ll no doubt be seeing more of what they have Hidden!

Track List:

1: False Ones Must Die
2: Hidden
3: Clash of Steel
4: Timeless Death

Band Members:

Ade the Blade – Drums
Gaz Diesel – Lead Guitar
Mick Bastard – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Jason Alcock – Bass
The Hidden One – Sound Effects

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-190989951062096/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiddentruemetal

Bandcamp: http://hiddentruemetal.bandcamp.com/releases

Forthcoming gigs:

Sat 30th January – Slade Rooms, Wolves.
Sat 5th March – Scruffy Murphy’s, Bham
Sun 13th March – Dio Tribute, The Roadhouse, Bham
Sat 2nd April – Scruffy Murphy’s, Bham

A sound first offering, which should appeal to fans of October 31, Raven, Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals to match!
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Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I’ve been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven’t kept count of how many gigs I’ve been to over the intervening years, but it’s a lot!

My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say ‘So What!’

The question was recently put to me – did I write for any online publications? My reply – No, but I’d like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it’s worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)

Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie’s song on the flute! Haven’t picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don’t! It’s only my opinion and, if I don’t like a band it doesn’t mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!