Track Listing: Intro / Metalhead / Are We Travellers In Time / Conquistador / What Goes Around / Song Of Evil / All Guns Blazing / Prisoner / Piss Off / Watching You / Sea Of Life
Metalhead may not have registered on the radar of the casual Saxon fan but this often overlooked album continued the bands reversal of fortune, although they still couldn’t get arrested in Britain at this point!
From the staccato riffing of “Metalhead” itself or the flamenco influenced intro to melodic thrash fest “Conquistador” and the heavier and angrier likes of the stomping “Song Of Evil”, Saxon were on fine form throughout.
While Saxon did lose their way at the tail end of the 80’s and the dawn of the 90’s, there still are some mid period gems hidden away in their catalogue and Metalhead is definitely one of them. If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favour and remedy the situation….you’re hardly a ‘metalhead’ without it! 7/10
No bonus tracks! Cheapskates (we jest, of course!)