Release date: 1987
Style: Heavy metal


8.6 | 62 votes


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01. На Службе Силы Зла
02. Герой Асфальта
03. Мёртвая Зона
04. 1100
05. Улица Роз
06. Баллада О Древнерусском Воине

Top 20 albums of 1987: 14

Reviews (2)

Valeri Kipelov - vocals
Vladimir Holstinin - guitars
Sergej Mavrin - guitars
Maxim Udalov - drums
Vitali Dubinin - bass

Additional info

Title: Hero Of Asphalt

On Evil's Servitude
Hero Of Asphalt
Dead Zone
Rose Street
The Ballad Of Ancient Russian Warrior

Guest review by

Not too well-known in the west, Aria is enjoying only a shade of popularity outside of their homeland. They have often been called "Russian Iron Maiden" for their quite similar yet distinctive style. In the last few years, as the world becomes smaller, things hopefully start to change and generally the music is much easier to obtain. Heroy Asfalta (Hero of the Asphalt) was their first release which came into my hands, still remaining about the best.

published 29.05.2007 | Comments (3)

Staff review by

Many Westerners refer to Aria as "the Russian Iron Maiden" - either in honor of their patriarchal relationship to the Russian metal scene, or as a derisive commentary on their stylistic similarities. While the Maiden influence cannot be discounted, this latter usage unfairly marginalizes one of the brightest stars in the entire Eastern European metal scene. Aria have demonstrated countless times their songwriting prowess and accomplished musicianship, but perhaps no album better represents this pillar of Iron Curtain metal than 1987's Герой Асфальта.

published 13.06.2015 | Comments (3)

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