Tuesday, 2 February 2021

1980 Barolo, Fratelli Ferrero & A Desert Island Album


1980 Barolo, Fratelli Ferrero
An old scool, barnyardy, rustic nose with notes of dried red fruits, shoe cream, dried flowers and old leather. Somewhat heavy on the nose for a La Morra (or maybe the fruit comes from other parts in Barolo?).
The taste is mature and steady with notes of black olives, asphalt, leather and dried flowers. A long, taut finish with some unresolved tannins. A bit foursquare but with character and a high likeability.
88p   (tasted 2021/01)

Angel Witch / Angel Witch / 1980
1980. IMHO the best vintage ever for metal, just check out the list of releases below. But as the say in the movie Highlander - there can be only one!
And that one is Angel Witch with their self titled first album. Kevin Heybourne, lead singer and lead guitar has written all songs on the album. He is still very active, touring with the band where he is the only original member (I saw them in Stockholm a couple of years ago).
The album opens with the title track and from there this not a weak song, although my favourites are the title song, Confused and Angel of Death.

Other great releases in 1980:
AC/DC - Back in Black
Accept - I´m a Rebel
Blackfoot - Tomcattin´
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Budgie - Power Supply
Diamond Head - Lighning to the Nations
Gillan - Glory Road
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Judas Priest - British Steel
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
Rush - Permanent Waves
Samson - Head On
Saxon - Wheels of Steel and Strong Arm of the Law
Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
Triumph - Progressions of Power
Trust - Repression
Van Halen - Women and Children First
Whitesnake - Ready an´ Willing
and many, many more...


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