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Nitro (#2) - 1982 Lethal

ARTIST: Nitro (#2)
ALBUM: Lethal
LABEL: Red Dog
SERIAL: 8206
YEAR: 1982


LINEUP: Dana Confer - vocals * John Hazel - guitars * Brad Gensimore * Tim Wilson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Breakin' Out * 02 Ready * 03 Magic * 04 Night Owl * 05 Nothin' To Miss

WEBLINKS: www.facebook.com/usanitro?sk=wall

Pennsylvania's Nitro get a brief mention here at GD. First referred to as a small review/article in Sounds magazine back in 1982, the band recorded their own independent EP, with influences of the day including Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Van Halen! Much like the Kansas band Patriarch who had their debut record financed by one of theband members fathers, so too Nitro, whose 5 track effort was funded by the drummers dad. Kudos to all the rock n roll dads out there!

The Songs
There's good energy on 'Breakin' Out', a Judas Priest like effort though the high-flying guitar soloing from John Hazel could've been straight off the U.S Metal series of albums on the Californian Shrapnel label. Hazel's axe is chugging up a storm on 'Ready', though the dodgy hand-claps amid a murky mix does not help. 'Magic' sounds like an upturned Rods track, it has the same manic energy. In some parts I hear a little bit of that early Virgin Steele sound we heard on their first albums for the Music For Nations label, but overall the track is too fast and raucous. 'Night Owl' prowls the night time corners with its slower and menacing riff and rhythm. 'Nothing To Miss' returns to metals no-mans land, incorporating a Judas Priest (a la 'Sinner') like style.

In Summary
Struggling to gain a foothold with their small profile but undeterred nonetheless, Nitro recorded songs for a second attempt. However, Mausoleum Records out of Belgium came calling, and requested a licensing agreement for 'Lethal' in Europe. The boys in Nitro accepted but asked for the label to include two extra songs; which they did for their 1984 European reissue 'Lethal + II'. Both versions of 'Lethal' are long out of print. Still, it was interesting to recently hear that Nitro are back for another crack, with reports of a new reissue album to come out in 2013, featuring tracks from their 80's back catalogue including 'Lethal' and 'Lethal + II'. GD made mention of it in a news release a few weeks back. click here Refer their FB page link (above) for more.

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