Germany’s SUPERIOR released several critically acclaimed progressive metal albums in the mid to late ‘90s, but what most fans don’t know is that it all started with their 1989 Moral Alliance cassette.

Originally released seven years before their 1996 debut album, Behind, Moral Alliance first delivered their majestic style of power metal to the masses. Sure, everyone knows about the bigger German bands, but Moral Alliance (now celebrating its 25th anniversary) effortlessly ranks up there with other classics like Walls of Jericho, Heading for Tomorrow and Hypertrace. This era was short-lived with all but two members departing the group before they decided to alter directions creatively.

Regardless of the stylistic changes SUPERIOR went through, it’s now 25 years later and fans of classic power metal consider Moral Alliance one of the most underrated releases of their beloved genre.

As a bonus this limited release contains several live tracks recorded at SUPERIOR’s 20th anniversary shows. The songs were originally written during the Moral Alliance era, but were never properly recorded until the band took the stage to celebrate the cassette’s original release.

SUPERIOR is recommended for fans of Helloween, Gamma Ray and Scanner

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