CATCH 22: Awaken: CD

Thirteen tracks of killer early ‘80s metal. I’m not talking thrash metal, but mid-paced metal. Full-on bang-your-head metal: Ozzy, Dio, Twisted Sister. There is a little Metallica influence in there, but minus all the whacked-out clothes and makeup. You get it all. Killer solos, great song titles (“Blood on the Bricks” is one of the many), high-pitched drawn-out notes! YEEEEAAAAAAAA! For what it is, this CD is killer, and if you yearn for the early ‘80s, grab your jean vest, get this CD, and bang your head! –Mike Beer

 –guest (Molten Metal)