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Van Halen: Diver Down (WEA)

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 8 May 1982

HEAVY METAL has one of the longer and more honourable traditions as a "musical influence" in rock, yet its recent renaissance is by and large a series of conquests by creatures with all the intrinsic soul of real estate developers – people programmed to destroy any structure with the least pretensions to humanity or even coherence.

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