… on We Heart It
1987. Day of Reckoning
is the second album by Pentagram. It was released by Napalm Records. It was re-released by Peaceville Records in 1993, Joe Hasselvander originally played drums on only one track, “Burning Savior,” with Stuart Rose recording the drums on all the rest. Hasselvander re-recorded drums on all tracks (except “Burning Savior”) for the 1993 Peaceville reissue.
the album is arguably the most faithful tribute to the original spirit of Black Sabbath ever committed to tape. Vocalist Bobby Liebling always recalled Ozzy Osbourne with his uncultured, barely adequate vocal delivery, and even borrows a few lyrics on “Evil Seed” and “Madman.” But on Day of Reckoning, it’s guitarist Victor Griffin’s ability to replicate Tony Iommi’s guitar tone and playing style which is nothing short of amazing. In fact, on the incredible “Broken Vows,” he positively channels his spirit! Yet, this remarkable talent easily transcends mere imitation to become a loving re-interpretation of a well-known formula. Everywhere else.
Bobby Liebling Victor Griffin Martin Swaney Joe Hasselvander