Breathless - Breathless

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Lute FP This slays. Their bio is vague as to when this was recorded, but I’m going to guess somewhere around 1987.

Mercyful Fate/KD and Judas Priest/Halford had been around long enough to know this band was heavily influenced by them, but vocalist Pascal Remans has a gift that transcends hero worship.

The music leans towards early speed metal, but isn’t stuck there. The production is killer, avoiding that odd tinny sound that so many bands suffered in the mid to late 80s.

Fucking horns up!!!!!
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sjerpvanwouden Zoveel gitaren. Ongelofelijk. Wat fantastisch. Originele speed metal. En de zanger pas 14 jaar toen hij lid werd. Niet te filmen. Pfff
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Henrik Thøgersen A rare metal relic resurrected from the tomb of obscurity, the self titled album from Breathless delivers an onslaught of electrifying vocals, razor blade riffs, grooving rhythms, and accomplished arrangements forming a tornado of pure heavy metal awesomeness that is sure to leave you, well, breathless! Favorite track: Hell's Fever.
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I'm getting sick when seeing people getting killed I can't see how to find a reason why it would be right People say: "We're civilized, we only do what's best" But they will be the firs to take your life I can't stand this feeling that is turning me around My head is full of things that can't be real or I'm insane The world is just a matchbox that is ready to burn up Please don't ask me to forget this fuckin' crime I'm rockin' in my bedroom with a heavy record on The guy who's living next to me is losing his mind But he doesn't understand that we need music just like air A little rock can't do any harm to anyone CHORUS: Why do we blame everything on those who do not know Emotions get oblivious when seeing all this mess Now this is just a heavy line thank Satan I'm alright He's the ruler of the earth so let's just do the best we can I don't believe in dreams I am a realist I don't want to be a slave of mortal
2.
Hell's Fever 03:53
Killing and raping they're not suffering for their crimes And still no religion for them just to make up their minds No no religion Their weakness is Satan no darkness can make them stumble They are dead - by a bell sound at night they will rise from their graves Watch out They'll rise Rise up From hell They have taken my life for a passage with them to a region They can make me do things that I wouldn't even dare to say But I know that my fate is to live in the name of hell I think I can do it - here I go ... I'm your man I'm one of the dead now at night it's my time to strike Is this for real or a nightmare that cannot be explained Still no religion Am I a sick man or an evil spirit left to die I'm possessed by Hell's Fever - Satan I love your design
3.
A star has been seen on a place unknown Where no one would ever go to It was on the day when the priests all died The sixth day of the sixth month and year A boy as fine as the sun Looks like he was raised by the saints But his mind was filled with badness His body was built of rocks From that body came millions of others All walking straight to their goal Their faith was strong so they could survive In the name of Satan and hell Nobody ever asked why The reason why we think it's bad So nobody wants to think back To the star shining on the world CHORUS: The sands of time are beginning to fly The anger of him will be hard Use your brains and try to find out The Lost Tales of Reality Now the truth has come for us to see The real danger doesn't lie with him The people who made a mess of this world Are the Christians and they know they are Nobody ever asked why Why Lucifer's taken his toll Now we know we're inside his spell
4.
When I come back home they say We're happy to see you - many kisses Better get back to the place you belong They're spitting my brain out on the floor Bring me back (home) When I leave you can guess what they say Please come back we need you so hard That's what you thought you can kiss my arse Now it's my turn to spit you in the eyes Bring me back (home) They should bring me back When I see them back they ask Haven't you already made up your mind I turn my back and laugh and say Now I know what you are Bring me back (home) They bring me back to my own home Where I can laugh forever They now bring me back
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Breathless 03:35
Something's pushing down on me I turn into a black old dream I see a dark man with a double face I need something to give me air In this wicked world I dare To let them know what I have on my mind They should kill you right away Bringing back a killing game A game that gives a man no chance to breath Take my breath I'm Breathless When I see you back you say You have been a black old dream A dream that gave me back my memory I should be walking hand in hand With a burning night fun bitch Trying to love me with a fuckin' smile I need something to give me air In this wicked world I dare To let them know what I have in my hands Take my breath I'm Breathless Hey stupid head Looks like you're in a trance I'll take you for a ride that'll take your breath You are the one they say Walking high in pride You won't have any chance to survive Take my breath I'm Breathless
6.
He's on his way His life had only just one target of justice and faith He's back on his feet after all this suffering Nothing will stop him now to protect his land When it comes to action He knows he's going to make it he'll step over dead bodies It's a weary and endless fight somebody please help him out The sky is as dark as himself it's coming to an end The Night Crusader he's on his way He's even darker than hell It's still the same old song he always gets what he wants His mission is over he wins and they lose It's like a bad dream always getting the same Even he can't be a God he's on the wrong way The Night Crusader he's on his way He's even darker than hell
7.
Saturday night and she just can't wait To see the man who made her mad Every night she dreams of him How the seed of him enters her body A feeling so fine she could almost die This man whom she loves is a stranger in town She doesn't even know his name But she doesn't care his love is enough How can this whore be so blind Every time crying in pain Come to me now I'll make you feel better you'll see Devil's Seed on her Body On a night she feels he's changed He's doing it with violence all the time No more love for her to feel Now she knows what's going on Devil's Seed on her Body
8.
Looking up to a crowd of men Staring at the hill Two angels falling out of the sky They all wonder why On the hill I see a giant beast Coming down from hell Taking me on the Wings of Death I'm part of it now I'm flying to the gates of hell Where I can only be dead On the Wings of the Dragon He said I'm not a sacrifice I'm one of the priests now I can't find a better place To live with the dead First I must burn a Christian And suck all the blood he got I can't still believe It's a pleasure for me I'm flying to the gates of hell Where I can only be dead On the Wings of the Dragon Looking down on a crowd of dead Lying on the hill Me and the beast falling out of the sky We can't wonder why On the hill I'm staring at the dead Killed for all their lies I'm here on this earth now To do my work My work is for the death I shall kill Christian faith On the Wings of the Dragon
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Reno 00:49

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RELICS FROM THE CRYPT, the newly founded sub-label of DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS, is proud to present a reissue of the killer self-titled debut album from Belgium’s BREATHLESS on CD and vinyl LP formats. 
 
Hailing from Genk, Belgium’s BREATHLESS was founded in 1983 by Antonio and Dirk. Antonio already had experience as a drummer in the punk rock bands The Visions and Transylvania, and Dirk had previously played in Hammerhead. Antonio knew Stanis, brother of the guitarist and singer of The Visions, and asked him to join the band as bass player. Because many metal bands had two guitar players at the time, it was decided to look for an additional guitarist. Dirk was friends with Laky, but Laky had never held a guitar before... Friendship being one of the key values of the band, Dirk suggested to teach Laky how to play the guitar, and so he joined the band. Finally, Pascal (who was only 14 years old at that time) was brought in as singer.
 
The driving force of BREATHELESS was to impress, push the boundaries, deliver high-level tempo changes, and dark and angry vocals - both high and low, which was quite remarkable in the Belgian metal scene of that time. Supporting gigs of international acts followed: BREATHLESS joined Warlock, Helloween, Tyson Dog, and Axe Victims onstage.
BREATHLESS’ debut album was recorded in 10 days. Local record store Gigaswing wanted to release the album, and so the long-player Breathless was born. The LP was well received everywhere, good reviews appeared in the metal magazines, gigs followed, the fanbase expanded…and then came the decline, when the lineup quickly crumbled away…

However, what was captured on BREATHLESS’ sadly only album was pure metal magic: unhinged, unselfconscious, and unlike most of their Belgian contemporaries. Neither strictly traditional metal nor speed metal nor hard rock nor latent NWOBHM, Breathless was a blender of all the tastes of the time, and its indeed-breathless rush was sublime in its sheer energy and electricity. Take the needle of your turntable and drop it anywhere across the album and you’ll be met with raw finesse and total abandon and even exceptionally placed moments of epic quietude – simply, all-out freedom in the spirit of the mid ‘80s before metallic boundaries were firmly drawn out and laid down. Put another way, one look at the cover of Breathless and BREATHLESS’ attendant logo and you just KNOW what you’re in for! 

Ridiculously rare in its original vinyl guise and never officially released on CD, BREATHLESS’ legendary lone document now arrives bearing the full RELICS FROM THE CRYPT treatment. Don your best striped spandex, raise your beers, and get Breathless! 

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released July 20, 2021

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DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

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