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BREAKER- Blood Money, c/w Afraid of the Dark 7″ (selfproduced, USA, 1983)

BREAKER were formed in Cleveland in 1982 and released this very rare 7″ in 1983. In the following year, they recorded a full album which didn’t get released until years later and that’s pretty much all I can tell you right now.

This 7″ might not be the most original one (both songs are heavily, and I mean heavily influenced by ACCEPT), but with time, it grows on you. Today, I find it remarkable that this U.S. band took its influences from Germany’s Accept rather than from the emerging NWOBHM. The vocals may sound a bit wimpy, far away from the power and aggression of Mr. Dirkschneider, but hell, isn’t that what we like about Metal? All in all, you can already hear a “modern” sound here. I like.

Buy all BREAKER stuff from Cleveland’s legendary Auburn Records.

Blood Money.mp3
Afraid of the Dark.mp3