Thursday, November 19, 2009

MOTD - Steele: Old school METAL that is BITTER SWEET!!!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Steele
Song: Bitter Sweet
Album: demo
Style: Heavy Metal
country/location: San Francisco, California
release: 1984

I'm listening to this song now and thought "damn this song rules, better make a post about it!" This band Steele is pretty damn obscure, not much info is known about these guys. Supposedly they were from San Francisco where they released at least 1 small demo tape around 1984. Possibly more for the tape cover pictured above lists songs that aren't on the demo I acquired...

Either way, this is some great heavy metal! The main riff is absolutely killer to rock out to, with a great pounding rhythm section to provide that fast but constant beat. The melodic mid to high ranged hard rock singer often explodes into a falsetto wail that is piercing and powerful. What 1980s metal song is complete without a tough sounding chorus that is begging to be sung/chanted along with, "cus baby, you're just BITTER SWEEEEEEEET!!!" haha, it really is fun to sing along with, especially the end where the vocalist really howls out. And yes my friends, there's an epic and melodic shredding guitar solo, though the first part is a bit fuzzy and hard to make out. The production is what you should expect from a demo, ton of rawness and grit which only enhances the rockin' nature of this band. Steele provides a fun old school metal listen!

Steele - Bitter Sweet