I just stumbled upon these guys as I was digging into the history of metal. I've always loved all the typical early bands from the NWOBHM, but I was struggling to find where it started here in the US outside of Metallica and a few others that came about in 82-83. I think this may arguably be the FIRST US metal album released. I suppose arguments could be made for Iron Butterly or Riot, but they didn't have the true metal raw energy of this release. This is a fantastic album that was a few years before its time. I really wish these guys were able to continue on I would have loved to see where they would have taken their talent and energy.