- Grigoris Chronis Monumentum
ANVIL rose to prominence with this album, and this is no breaking news. The Canadian quartet’s two previous offerings had everything a hardrockin’ fan would like to celebrate for but this 1983 release showed Lips and Co. darkening their sound while epitomizing the metallic elements to a degree not even the band itself would surpass in the years that followed. Lips had state back then - if I can clearly recall - that they wanted “Forged In Fire” to be the band’s heaviest album till then. Well, that was easy to achieve but also - since then - few were the times that ANVIL did strike harder than in this LP.