ENCHANTER - Defenders of the Realm (Ltd 333 / Silver, Gatefold) LP
First time on vinyl, remastered limited 333 copies gatefold jacket on silver vinyl including inner with lyrics.
Formed in Jackson Michigan in 1984 Enchanter had numerous line up changes until firming up the Shellberg/Copeland/Osbourne and Kidder team that would go onto record from 1987 through 1990. The first demo that appeared in 87/88 was the Defenders of the Realm Demo followed by the Time Gone Past Nevermore in 1989 and culminating with the Ethereal Quarter single in 1990. Listening back to the material, it is hard to believe these are demo's. An effortless and perfectly executed style that touches on Fates Warning, Queensryche, Iron Maiden and Manowar. Flowing between ultra heavy riffing, elegant soloing. piercing vocals and more arcane passages this is the definition of the unsung underground.
01. Thor 04:46
02. Beckoned with a Call 05:26
03. Defenders of the Realm 03:20
04. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 06:45
05. Time Gone Past Nevermore 06:12
06. Beckoned with a Call 05:19
07. Keepers of the Dawn 05:23
08. Imaginary Throne 07:30
09. Intro 01:25
10. Ethereal Quarter 06:51