Just look at that album cover. Is it a demon's snarling, ugly face or a body builder's torso? It doesn't really matter, because it's delightful and delicious cheese. In a lot of ways, cheesy 80's British metal is the best kind of metal. Classic riffs, goofball lyrics, and grand posturing is such an easy pill to swallow when there's a complete and utter lack of irony. That earnestness and "Hail Satan!" goofiness make Demon's 1982 album "The Unexpected Guest" such a fun ride. Sonically, there's a lot in common with Judas Priest and the other acts that came out of Britain's new wave of heavy metal in the late 70's and early 80's. Did i mention that it's fun. This is the kind or record that makes me want to cut my hair into a mullet, put on some tight jeans and a tank top, and go hang out in a parking lot somewhere smoking cigarettes and glaring at passers by. Yeah, it's that kind of record. Take a listen to "Don't Break the Circle" below.
Are you adequately pumped up? Now, here's "Deliver Us from Evil."
And finally, here's "The Grand Illusion." No go out there and rock!