Burning Star (album)

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Burning Star
Burning Star.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 March 1984
RecordedDecember 1983 at Sunrise Studios, Houston, Texas
GenreHeavy metal
Helstar chronology
Burning Star
Remnants of War
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rock Hard9.0/10[1]
Metal Forces9/10[2]

Burning Star is the debut album by American heavy metal band Helstar released by Combat in 1984. Recorded at Sunrise Studios in the band's hometown of Houston, the original cover featured a grim reaper-type of figure in a red robe holding a fireball and scythe. European and subsequent re-releases of the album feature a different cover with a spacecraft exploding.

While the band's later releases leaned more towards a mix of power metal and thrash metal which the band became known for, their debut effort was more akin to traditional heavy metal with inklings of what was to come. The song "Run With the Pack" which ends side 1 on the original release is one of their most well-known songs and is played at every show.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Helstar.

  1. "Burning Star" – 3:50
  2. "Toward the Unknown" – 4:44
  3. "Witch's Eye" – 3:03
  4. "Run with the Pack" – 6:38
  5. "Leather and Lust" – 3:26
  6. "Possession" – 3:28
  7. "The Shadows of Iga" – 5:00
  8. "Dracula's Castle" – 4:52



  1. ^ Trojan, Frank (1984). "Review Album:Helstar — Burning Star review". Rock Hard (in German). No. 6. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. ^ Shaw, Dave (1984). "Helstar — Burning Star review". Metal Forces. No. 3. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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