Sorcery - Sinister Soldiers (1978)
"Often described as an early metal/NWOBHM album, but in my ears closer in sound and mood to local early 1970s hardrock bands like Top Drawer. Inane teen lyrics and thankfully non-screaming vocals, with plenty of guitarwork that occasionally goes into Terry Brooks territory, plus some mellotron and a proto-1980s drummer. Despite some negative feedback I think it's listenable all through, with a highpoint in moody long "Last goodbye" track. 2LP set in gatefold cover, although the total playtime barely exceeds 50 minutes. Apart from the reissues, there's a counterfeit in circulation which can be recognized by a white rectangle obviously inserted into the original cover artwork."
"Very obscure band and their music was very similar to many of the NWOBHM bands but with a more psychedelic and doomier feel than the majority of them. Not to be confused with the other Sorcery from the US who released "Stunt Rock" and "2" and who were for the most part, purely a rock band. Not to be confused with the Black Metal band Sorcery from Rhode Island."
"Originally a double album, released in 1978, this is a hard rock gem by a very little known US band. Obviously influenced by the usual greats, Zeppelin, Sabbath and Hendrix, the CD positively drips with some of incendiary lead guitar work-outs."
Sorcery - Slippin' Away