Manilla Road - Invasion LP (Black vinyl)
Invasion marks the beginning of a long and interesting journey. Being the debut album of underground legends Manilla Road, this ushers in a truly intriguing career. Is it a worthy release for such an impressive band? Kind of. It's definitely an album worth listening to, although it can hardly stand among the group's finest work. This is not nearly as metal as the bands later work, being more of a psych-tinged hard rock album. While the metal elements are not completely absent, they are not at all at the forefront. Despite not being among the group's most convincing work, this is a debut worth checking out. While some of the seeds are there, it would be hard to assume this is the band that would go on to be one of the biggest powerhouses of USPM.