The Son of Odin

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The Son of Odin
Elixir The Son Of Odin.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1986
RecordedThe Lodge, Clare, Suffolk, England
GenreHeavy metal
LabelElixir Records
Elixir chronology
The Son of Odin
Lethal Potion
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[3]

The Son of Odin is the debut album of British heavy metal band Elixir, released in 1986 on 12" vinyl. Cult Metal Classics re-released the album on CD in 2001. The album also included 3 bonus tracks. The album was also released on CD by TPL records in 2004, Majestic Rock in 2006 and CTR in 2011 as a 25th Anniversary Edition. In issue 137 (November 2005) of Terrorizer magazine, the album was included in the top 20 power metal albums of all time, alongside Judas Priest's Painkiller, Helloween's Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II and Cirith Ungol's King of the Dead.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."The Star of Beshaan"Kevin Dobbs, Norman Gordon, Paul Taylor, Phil Denton5:30
2."Pandora's Box"K. Dobbs, Nigel Dobbs, Gordon, Taylor, Denton4:35
3."Hold High the Flame"Gordon, Taylor, Denton3:53
4."Children of Tomorrow"Denton4:53
Side two
5."Trial by Fire"Denton3:53
6."Starflight"Gordon, Taylor, Denton3:55
7."Dead Man's Gold"Taylor, Denton4:21
8."Treachery"Gordon, Taylor, Denton3:30
9."The Son of Odin"Gordon, Taylor, Denton5:58
CD bonus tracks (Cult Metal Classics)
10."Chariot of the Gods"2:31
11."Winds of Time" (originally released as a B-side for the "Treachery" single)5:10
12."Treachery (live)"4:39
CD bonus tracks (TPL and Majestic Rock)
4."Chariot of the Gods"2:31
CD bonus tracks (25th Anniversary Edition)
10."Chariot of the Gods"2:31
11."Winds of Time" (originally released as a B-side for the "Treachery" single)5:10
12."The Star of Beshaan" (Recorded for BBC Friday Rock Show session.)5:24
13."Pandora's Box" (Recorded for BBC Friday Rock Show session.)4:36
14."Hold High the Flame" (Recorded for BBC Friday Rock Show session.)4:04
15."The Son of Odin" (Recorded for BBC Friday Rock Show session.)5:53


  • Paul Taylor - vocals, keyboards on track 7
  • Phil Denton - guitar, keyboards on track 7
  • Norman Gordon - guitar
  • Kevin Dobbs - bass
  • Nigel Dobbs - drums
  • Martin Stansfield - engineer


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Elixir The Son of Odin review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 106. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Miller, Paul (10 July 1986). "Elixir 'The Son of Odin'". Kerrang!. 124. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 14. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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