Leviticus - The Strongest Power (*New CD) w/LTD Trading Card, 80's Metal
- Reversible cover with both Swedish and US covers
- Includes LTD Trading Card
- CD Limited to 500 Pressed
- 8 Page Booklet in Jewel Case, w/ Lyrics & Photos
- Released: Nov. 12, 2021
- Remastered from Original Sources
- Part of the Legends of Rock Series
- 2021 Girder Records (GR1105)
Five albums from 80's Christian metal legends, Leviticus, I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power, Setting Fire To the Earth, Knights of Heaven, and Live At Bobfest have been completely remastered for CD (from original sources) by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound. All of them come in a 8 page booklet with lyrics, photos and credits (Layout by Scott Waters (NoLife'TilMetal) Limited to just 500 copies each.
LEVITICUS – THE STRONGEST POWER (1985)
In 1985, Leviticus released a real powerhouse album called The Strongest Power (1985). According to the metal magazine, Kerrang, the album was ”one of the best records of the year”... which incidentally came from one of the most respected music magazines. It also had two different alternate covers, the 1985 Swedish cover as well as the 1986 USA cover. Both covers are available with the CD, just flip it over to display your favorite cover.
In 1987, Håkan Andersson left the band and was replaced by Ez Gomér, and Terry Haw became the band’s lead singer. (Both, left and later former Jet Circus.)
Björn Stigsson – synthesizers, bass pedal, organ, guitars and vocals
Håkan Andersson – Lead vocals, bass, basspedal and synthesizers
Kjell Andersson - Drums, percussion and vocals
- The Winner
- Deborah And Barak
- On The Rock
- King Of Kings
- Stay With Us
- I Got Power
- Look Around
- I Love You
- A New Day
- Light For The World
Leviticus could sure school the current generation of metal fans a few things, starting with the longevity that goes hand in hand with creating quality art that has stood the test of time. Leviticus interweaved a foundation of melodic metal with tendencies towards power metal with I Shall Conquer, The Strongest Power and Setting Fire to the Earth along with some brilliant AOR moments with Knights of Heaven, thanks to John and Dino Elefante, to only be topped off with one of the best live performances ever (yeah, I just said that) Live at BobFest, which has none of what we all hated about live albums. More on that later.
Let's back up a moment!
Unlike the USA, not a lot of Christian Heavy Metal came out of Sweden. There have been a few bands, most notably Blindside, Crimson Moonlight, Divinefire, Jerusalem, Narnia, Pantokrator, Veni Domine, XT and of course Leviticus founded by Björn Stigsson, Håkan Andersson and Kjell Andersson in the early 80′s.
LEVITICUS amassed a huge following in Europe but attracted a much smaller following among Christian headbangers in America who had to scramble to find their products pre-internet. Thankfully, their albums were released in the United States on labels such as Pure Metal, Refuge, Spectra, and Solid Rock.
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