Excalibur – The Bitter End (Re-Issue)

Excalibur
The Bitter End (Reissue)
No Remorse Records
September 24, 2021

The Bitter End is a masterpiece of 80’s NWOBHM

EXCALIBUR emerged on the coat tails of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) in the 1980’s and the release is a recording snapshot of the band in their teenage years between 1983 and 1985, A period which saw EXCALIBUR go from first demo novices lacking studio experience to a band with a firm musical vision for the recording of ‘The Bitter End’. A vision that ultimately was not shared by their label Conquest Records who, unknown to the band, remixed the album prior to its release.
 
‘The Bitter End’ was recorded in March 1985 by Paul McBride (vocals), Paul  Solynskyj (guitar), Martin Hawthorn (bass) and  Mick Dodson (drums) at Woodlands Studios, UK with engineer Neil Ferguson, who went on to produce the hits of pop anarchists Chumbawamba.

It is an act of awesomeness for Excalibur to the fans this masterpiece of an album from the 80’s to 2021, Where we all need those classic NWOBHM in our hearts and mind.

Excalibur has put their own mix to the album and they also released along with the original Conquest version as well along with it they share some of the demo from the 83 to 84 time period, which is just awesome.

The 16 track Reissue of “The Bitter End” is an album where you just sit relax and enjoy the magic of guitars axe your brain and the musical progression flows through your veins.

Vocals are astounding in each track, the range, the melody, the power in vocals made it so perfect. Paul McBride has given an amazing delivery in each track, it’s an addiction.

Paul Solynskyj and Martin Hawthorn’s guitar works, the riffs, and musical progression on each track is just pure awesomeness, Hearing those good old 80’s Heaviness of Classic metal is just amazing.

Mick Dodson on drums, the tempo and the speed that goes well on each of the song, The backbone of the band making this a pure masterpiece.

Talking about the album, this is a great album that should be in each NWOBHM fans house. The perfection and blend of Classic metal will go on for ages. Do not miss on these amazing guys, If you ain’t listenin you are missing something great, that you will regret on your second life if you have one, Kidding eh

Enjoy and get yourself into the bliss – It’s a magical journey with Excalibur

TrackListing:

TRACK LISTING
CD
(Excalibur Mix)
I’m Telling You
Devil In Disguise
The Bitter End
Only Time Can Tell
Come On and Rock
Haunted By The Shadows
(Conquest Records Mix)
I’m Telling You
Devil In Disguise
The Bitter End
Only Time Can Tell
Come On and Rock
Haunted By The Shadows
 
Come On and Rock (1984 Demo)
Only Time Can Tell (1984 Demo)
Haunted By The Shadows (1984 Demo)
Nightmare (1983 Demo)
 
VINYL
Available on black or limited edition red vinyl
Side A
I’m Telling You (Excalibur Mix)
Devil In Disguise (Excalibur Mix)
The Bitter End (Excalibur Mix)
Only Time Can Tell (Excalibur Mix)
Come On and Rock (Excalibur Mix)
Side B
Haunted By The Shadows (Excalibur Mix)
Come On and Rock (1984 Demo)
Only Time Can Tell (1984 Demo)
Haunted By The Shadows (1984 Demo)
Nightmare (1983 Demo)
 
Orders can be made through No Remorse www.noremorse.gr

  • 10/10
    Album - 10/10
  • 8.5/10
    Cover Art - 8.5/10
  • 9/10
    Songwriting - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Musical Progression - 10/10
9.4/10
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