Artch – For The Sake Of Mankind – Cassette
Artch was a heavy metal band from Norway formed in 1982 and featuring singer Espen Hoss (replaced after his accidental death by Eirikur Hauksson), guitarist Cato Olsen, guitarist Geir Nilssen, bassist Bernt A. Jansen, and drummer Jorn Jamissen.
For The Sake of Mankind is the debut album by the Norwegian progressive/power metal band Artch. It was released on September 21, 1988, through the record label Active Records. The band was formed in 1982 and gained a following in the Norwegian metal scene before signing with Active Records to release their first album.
“For the Sake of Mankind” is a concept album that tells a story set in a post-apocalyptic world. The lyrics explore themes of war, environmental destruction, and the struggle for survival. Musically, the album combines elements of traditional heavy metal with progressive and power metal influences, featuring intricate guitar work, melodic hooks, and powerful vocals.
The album received positive reviews from metal critics and gained a cult following among fans of the genre. It features notable tracks such as “When Angels Cry,” “Metal Life,” and “Loaded.” Despite the critical acclaim, Artch disbanded in 1990, and “For the Sake of Mankind” remains their only studio album.
Over the years, “For the Sake of Mankind” has become a sought-after collector’s item, and the band has achieved a cult status within the metal community. The album is considered a classic in the genre and is highly regarded for its musicianship, songwriting, and the atmospheric storytelling of its concept.
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1. When Angels Cry
3. Burn Down The Bridges
5. To Whom It May Concern
8. Turn The Tables
9. To Be Or Not To Be
10. Batteries Not Included