Picture – “Heavy Metal Ears” (1981)

You know immediately by the awkward album title that English wasn’t a first language for Picture.  Nay, Picture was a Dutch band, and Heavy Metal Ears was the second of many albums by Picture.  Heavy Metal Ears evoked a simple head bang with its straightforward riff based attack.  Nowadays, the album sounds pretty primitive, though competent for its vintage.  But better stuff was ahead for Picture, leaving this album in its wake, rendering it as not so important in the grand scheme.  My score: B-

Note: Seemingly only to confuse the shit out of you, Picture released a compilation in Canada in 1984 that was also dubiously titled Heavy Metal Ears (Viper Records).  The album contained tracks culled from Diamond Dreamer (1982), Eternal Dark (1981), and the original Heavy Metal Ears (1981).  Consider yourself informed.


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