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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 2)


Fortress – Fortress (1985)

With more than a little glam sneaking into their sound, Fortress stayed just on the right side of the metal fence with 1985’s self-titled debut album.

Like a rough and ready Ratt, Fortress had their own “metal meltdown” laced with big ballads, AC/DC-esque stomp and swagger and no-end of unpolished (which is a good thing) big-balled preening.

Big tunes, high on sleaze, sex and sweat; fans of Dokken, Ratt, Motley Crue, Priest (“She Gives It All” is a cracking slab of melodic Priest worship!) and the aforementioned AC/DC need to rescue this unsung gem from the 80’s gutter of forgotten American heavy metal!

About Chris Jennings (1985 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

2 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 2)

  1. Héctor Hurtado // June 12, 2018 at 5:46 pm // Reply

    What about Angel of Mercy? I was listening to their album the other day, pretty solid metal!

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