Scavenger ‎– Battlefields



No Return
Devil's Answer
Rock Fever
Into The Fire
My Ears Are Ringing

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKULL 8387 Scavenger Battlefields(LP, Album) Mausoleum Records SKULL 8387 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
704144.2 Scavenger Battlefields(CD, Album, RE) Mausoleum 704144.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
704144.2 Scavenger Battlefields(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mausoleum (2) 704144.2 2016 Sell This Version



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November 7, 2008
referencing Battlefields, LP, Album, SKULL 8387

SCAVENGER is sure as hell alot more than bottom of the barrel European Metal! First off, SCAVENGER-"Battlefields" LP (1984) has one of the best productions of any Mausoleum release. Second, the album was recorded in 1983 which is quite early for the aggressive form of melodic Euro-metal that SCAVENGER exemplifies. I mean these guys meant business! Their musicianship is excellent, drawing on all the pre-'83 Euro-Metal bases(Picture, Accept, Trance, Heavy Load, Viva, Torch, Bodine, Glory Bells Band, and the power & glory of the NWOBHM). SCAVENGER were a highly competent band but existed in a burgeoning and overcrowded European Metal scene. This reason, as well as seemingly minimal distribution of "Battlefields" (although maybe it just never made it to the USA), doomed SCAVENGER to the dustbin of Metal history. In this sense every time I listen to SCAVENGER I get kind of bummed out because there were just SO many killer European band from '81-'87 that just seem to have got lost in the shuffle. If ever there were a band that deserved a second look, it's SCAVENGER(and to be fair Saints' Anger and Underdog's "Rabies In Town" as well). Truly a killer album with great guitars, catchy but dark bleak/melodies, above average production, GREAT LP cover art, and a hidden weapon in a the vocal department blending just the right amount of Euro-accent with well-spoken Engish. Basically, if you LOVE the European Metal of the early/mid 1980's, SCAVENGER is a band you cannot overlook, even despite what Martin Popoff says...Afterall, SCAVENGER could devour any of today's so-called melodic/traditional bands in one old school bite.