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Rare original 1984 French pressing. Limited 1000 copies
Active for 7 years within the 80s French heavy metal scene, Mistreated called it quits shortly after releasing their very first full-length record. Having performed more than 700 shows during their time, the dudes at Mistreated surely knew how to get the crowd going, which was mainly conceived as a result of their anthemic approach to writing music. Their one and only album, Premiere Intervention, was released in 1988 and considered a prime example of France’s impact on the entirety of heavy metal. Before that album the band released a 6-track demo in 1986 and two years earlier their debut, this vinyl single Liberte. Many of the French bands were heavily influenced by the likes of Accept, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, and attempted to reproduce that style as authentically as possible, all while singing in their native language (which just added on to the mystical aspect of their sound). The French were big on melody, and much like the Swedes, produced some of the most compelling chorus lines ever heard. The A-side Liberte was re-recorded for the debut album and its a great track that makes you understand why these guys were so praised within the underground scene. The B-side Atlas were exclusive for this single.