Bulldozer was frequently referred to as Italy's answer to
and on the strength of their debut album, 1985's Day Of Wrath
(produced by Algy Ward of
it's easy to see why this was the case.
Alberto Contini's bass and vocals both strongly resembled his
Venom counterpart Cronos, and the band's messy Satanic pre-thrash
metal was indeed quite similar to Venom's first couple of albums.
They survived for a few more years and released three more albums
that no doubt diverged from the Venom sound (they are not reviewed
here), but for right or wrong, they never really managed to escape
the Venom tag.
Some twenty years after the release of their last album, the core
pair of Contini and Andy Panigada announced that they were
reforming the band, and a new album came out in 2009.