NASTY – Society’s Knockin’ (Reissue)

NASTY – Society’s Knockin’ (Reissue)
Label(s):
Arkeyn Steel Records
Released Year:
2021
Type:
Full-length
Tracklist:
1. She's Tough2. Bottom Of The Bottle3. 1000 Years4. Society's Knockin'5. Sometimes Judas6. Cat's Eye7. Prince Of Darkness8. Six Feet Under9. Valley Of Love10. I Play God11. Hide And Seek12. Knight Of Pain13. Raw14. Crushed (Live)15. My Wildest Dreams (Live)

NASTY started back in 1990 rising from the growing Michigan Metal scene of the early 90s. From their very first original compositions, the band delivered a special mixture of Heavy / Power and even Speed Metal.

On 1994 they privately released their one and only debut full length album entitled “Society’s Knockin'”. 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes were pressed. Unfortunately a very good amount of the pressed CDs was stolen from the drummer’s car after a live show, the rest of the copies were sold out very quickly and the album quickly became a serious rarity.

The name “Society’s Knockin’” had been chosen as the debut album’s title due to a very specific incident: There was a garage rehearsal going on during the night. The police knocked on the garage door four times, twice. This knocking is actually reflected on the very opening of the album’s title song which was written that very night.

The band made another release only on cassette format remaining on their crushing Heavy Metal style. The “Raw” EP was released on 1996 only on 200 copies. As you can imagine those copies were gone very quickly and as a result this particular release remained almost unknown even to people familiar with the band’s debut.

Arkeyn Steel Records combines those two out of print releases, on a a reissue, giving the chance to more people to check out this amazing example of Michigan Steel.

The music of NASTY is riff based, raw and Heavy. Still it carries a serious amount of melody. The lead guitar parts and the vocal lines are the top features on the band’s soundscape.

Straight into the face Heavy Metal with lots of Power and even Speed Metal elements is what you going to listen in here.

Trying to bring into your mind the musical paths of old METAL CHURCH, the raw power of PREMONITION and the sharp sound of early HELSTAR and OLIVER MAGNUM. Combine all this good stuff and you will have the sound of NASTY.

The reissue package follows the Arkeyn Steel Records high standards. Two never before heard live bonus tracks are included, there is a huge booklet including lots of photos, the band’s complete biography, and of course the song lyrics. The original cover has been redesigned and upgraded setting up the overall basis of the release’s artwork.

If you are familiar with the band’s sound then you know what to expect. If you are not, get ready for quite a good shock!

The reissue will be available on July, 23rd. You can pre order it here.

 

 

 

Previous article WARDRUM – Mavericks
Next article DARK NIGHTMARE – The Dark Demo Years
I breathe for music. And I am more than sure that my mission in this universe is to make everybody agree that "Awaken The Guardian" by FATES WARNING is the best album ever released, yes in all musical genres. My next mission is to feed homeless cats and when I am not busy with all this stuff I listen to US Prog / Power and Epic Doom Metal. And I cast spells in rituals in order to awake the old ones. After my subscription to the "Happy Otters" team on Facebook.
Forgotten Scroll Fanzing Issue #6

Issue #6 Out Now

76 pages, 10 interviews. DAMASCUS (US) SANCTUM (US) HORIZON'S END (GR) LORD OF LIGHT (SWE) ETERNAL CHAMPION (US) GOTHIC STONE (IT) LEVIATHAN (US) NEAR INFINITY (US) ANGEL EDGE (US) OBLIVION KNIGHT (US) plus LEGIONED MARCHER (US)...

Follow Us

1,346FansLike
21FollowersFollow

SERVANTS TO THE TIDE – Where Time Will Come To Die

SERVANTS TO THE TIDE have set sails and are ready to embark for their sophomore journey on the metal shores. The first words that...

WARLORD: The legend of William J Tsamis lives – Interview and...

To tell you the truth I was a little bit skeptical when I first learned about the Warlord tribute project set by drummer and founding member Mark Zonder and singer Giles Lavery to honor the music and memory of founder guitarist William J Tsamis who unfortunately passed away back in 2021. I was looking at the facts very closely, reading announcements about forthcoming live shows, new line up and a new album. The response from the fans was massive including both positive and negative (or very negative) comments about the above facts. "How can Warlord exist without Bill Tsamis?", they were asking. One afternoon I got a call from Giles Lavery himself asking me if I wanted to do an advance review of the forthcoming Warlord album. I replied positively still being in this skeptical mood. It all went away after the first listen... William J Tsamis was there. His music, his legend, his compositions, evolved into complete songs. In total excitement I texted Giles a single message "Bill is alive". The very next evening found Mark, Giles and I talking about the album, about Bill, about the music and the legacy. It was late at night when we ended the call. I asked them if I can publish our conversation and they got no problem. So here it is again: Me talking with Warlord. The usual stuff I am doing the last 25 years for various reasons. But this time I would not call this conversation an interview. To my eyes this is a big ethical, artistic and soulful statement, by some people who want to keep the Dream, alive.