Warlord – Deliver Us (1983) & And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun… (1984)

Time to feed my addiction for early 80′s American power metal. It only grows more and more. I didn’t come into Warlord until they’re last release, 2013′s Holy Empire and fucking fell in love with that album. Yet again, another band... Continue Reading →

Q5 – Steel the Light (1984)

Ah, sweet obscure 80′s heavy metal bands. How I love you. However, if you’re a guitar nerd, you may know the name Floyd Rose. I don’t know much about the technical side of guitars but Floyd invented the locking tremolo... Continue Reading →

Voivod – War and Pain (1984)

Voivod is a band that should probably be on the hearts and minds of all metal fans. I’ve recently been thinking about them a lot as I’ve been utterly obsessed with the new Vektor album, which takes queues from Voivod,... Continue Reading →

Jag Panzer – Ample Destruction (1984)

I have a magnificent weakness for early American power metal. This stuff was so full of bravado, crushing riffs, and a little bit of insanity. It’s so infectious. Not that I don’t like the European stuff (because goddamn I do)... Continue Reading →

Exciter – Violence and Force (1984)

Despite my complete emersion into metal there are bands that might be well known or highly regarded that I’ve just not really explored or listened to. I think Exciter fits that bill.  They’re a band I’ve been away of forever... Continue Reading →

Sortilege – Metamorphose (1984)

France, a country not widely known for a thriving metal scene. While that may be the case, France has produced some killer bands from all over the genres of metal extremity and not so extreme. Sortilege was an 80′s classic... Continue Reading →

Gotham City – The Unknown (1984)

I love finding these early 80′s, obscure metal bands. Metal was at such a unique place at the time, fracturing off into to many styles that would become the standards we all know and love today. In that time there... Continue Reading →

Metal Church – Metal Church (1984)

Despite my rabid consumption of all things metal there are bands, long standing bands, that I’ve overlooked (hence the blog) or bands I’ve always been aware of but just never bothered to give them the time of day. Metal Church... Continue Reading →

Griffin – Flight of the Griffin (1984)

I’m a sucker for early US power metal because it’s such a beast of a different color and the US isn’t really known for it’s contributions to the power metal genre. That honor typically goes to the Europeans, mainly Germany,... Continue Reading →

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