Helloween – Walls of Jericho (1985)

When it comes to Helloween I've always maintained that all you really need are the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums. Those, in my opinion, are the template for power metal. I've heard some of the albums after those two but... Continue Reading →

Grim Reaper – See You in Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985), Rock You to Hell (1987)

Every now and then I like to go back and explore these bands from the earlier to mid early (that's a thing) ear of metal. As my time as a metal devotee I'd often dismiss these early bands or NWOBHM... Continue Reading →

Exxplorer – Symphonies of Steel (1985)

Yus! Bring on the obscure 80's, American power metal. I'm never fucking sick of these bands. Cue New Jersey band Exxplorer. What really stands out to me about this Exxplorer album is they don't lean so heavily on the NWOBHM... Continue Reading →

Glacier – Glacier (1985)

My affection for 80's US power metal knows no bounds. There's just so much of it out there and some really off the beaten path, short lived, killer bands that are completely lost in time. Glacier is one such band.... Continue Reading →

Attacker – Battle At Helm’s Deep (1985)

More 80’s American power metal! The well is just never tapped on this front, and that’s fucking fine by me. Here we have Attacker, another mid 80’s power metal band that kicks all sorts of ass. I’ve mentioned before that... Continue Reading →

Lizzy Borden – Love You to Pieces (1985)

Along with my love of all metal things Swedish and one album bands, (which I’ve rambled on and on about) I’m developing an obsession with early 80′s power metal. Particularly early 80′s American power metal. It was before the genre... Continue Reading →

Agent Steel – Skeptics Apocalypse (1985)

There are so many hidden metal treasures from the 80′s. It was a prolific time for the genre, with so many styles developing and so many bands creating new sounds and ways of exploring metal. It led to a ton... Continue Reading →

Iron Angel – Hellish Crossfire (1985)

The 80′s has so many hidden metal gems it’s mind-boggling. I suspect it was because metal was probably at it’s most fertile then with new genres popping up all the time and bands eager to explore all these sounds that... Continue Reading →

Sacrilege – Behind the Realms of Madness (2015 Reissue of 1985 album)

Reissues seem to be all the craze and there have been some true hidden gems that are finally getting the time in the light they deserve. Take this reissue of Sacrilege’s Behind the Realms of Madness. Relapse Records has remastered and... Continue Reading →

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