This Warrant are a speed metal band formed in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1983,
not the American pop metal band of the same name.

Enforcer/First Strike
Warrant-The Enforcer/First Strike
(Noise) 1985/86

The Enforcer
1. "Intro" (:51)
2. "The Rack" (3:50)
3. "Ordeal of Death" (5:17)
4. "Nuns Have No Fun" (2:58)
5. "Send Ya' To Hell" (4:07)
6. "The Enforcer" (4:57)
7. "Betrayer" (4:11)
8. "Die Young" (4:00)
9. "Torture in the Tower" (3:58)
10. "Cowards of Martyrs" (3:40)
First Strike EP
11. "Satan" (3:33)
12. "Ready to Command" (4:49)
13. "Condemned Forever" (4:26)
14. "Scavenger's Daughter' (3:57)
15. "Bang That Head" (3:37)
16. "Flame of the Show" (4:29)
17. "When the Sirens Call" (4:48)

A re-release of a band many consider to be an underground classic. The German speed metal band Warrant predate the U.S. pop metal band of the same name by a few years, but obviously never gained the trademark to the name. In any case, Warrant kick out some mean, powerful, and crunchy 80's heavy metal that remind me of Exciter, both in style and in lyrical approach. Musically the bands was yet another precursor to the new thrash metal scene that was beginning to grow in the mid 80's. Unfortunately, also like Exciter, Warrant wrote some of the corniest lyrics ever in an attempt to sound 'bad' or 'evil.' However, in my opinion, they just come off as bad b-grade horror movie stuff. Some songs, however, are even worse than this. "Nuns Have No Fun" has to be the most insipid song I have ever heard in my life. How tasteless and silly is it to write about nuns using vibrators? Others like "Send Ya' To Hell" and "Satan" fall in line with the stereotypical "look how scary we are" lyrical approach of the early 1980's metal scene. Unfortunately this is a trend that has resurrected itself in the more extreme metal forms in the late 1990's and into the new millennium. This particular CD re-issue also contains two bonus tracks that were apparently written for the band's next CD in 1996, but were not recorded until 1999 for this release.

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