Striker – Stand In The Fire LP (Orange vinyl)
One of the best movements in modern metal is without a doubt the new wave of traditional heavy metal. Just like the NWOBHM, the NWOTHM has some bands that break the mold as something viciously talented and special, and there's the bands that just fade into the rest. When Canadian metallians Striker hit the scene with a promising debut, one could only hope that they were here to stay. After the great sophomore effort of Armed to the Teeth, and another (!) fantastic album named City of Gold, Striker were without a doubt one of the best bands of the NWOTHM. A short couple years after City of Gold came this album, Stand in the Fire.