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Exploration: Torch – Torch (1983)

Before Sweden became home to buzzsaw death metal riffing and melodic black metal majesty they had a bit of a presence in the 80's with traditional and NWOBHM tinged metal. Now I'm not going to say these bands were the... Continue Reading →

Thor – Metal Avenger (2015)

Jon Mikl Thor is endlessly entertaining and the fucking epitome of overlooked and under-appreciated. If you aren't familiar with the man and his namesake band Thor, there's an amazingly enduring and entertainingly bonkers documentary on Netflix called I am Thor chronicling... Continue Reading →

Pagan Altar – Lords of Hypocrisy (2004)

And here we go... another band that is right up my alley that I've never listened to. Don't get me wrong, I've been very much aware of Pagan Altar for sometime now I just never took that dive, for whatever... Continue Reading →

Black Sabbath – Headless Cross (1989)

"Black Sabbath? Again?" That's what I imagine my seven readers are saying. And yes, Black Sabbath again. As I explained before I've never been much of a Sabbath fan (Sabbath is how their fans refer to them, right) aside from the... Continue Reading →

Pretty Maids – Future World (1987)

Do you like kick ass, super 80′s, melodic Danish heavy metal? Of course you fucking do. Good thing Pretty Maids is here to get those fists pumping. Another solid recommendation from my buddy, Pretty Maids are like a snapshot of... Continue Reading →

X Japan – Vanishing Vision (1988)

I don’t get over to Japan very often on this blog and I’ve never had a Japanese power/speed/classic metal band on here before. It’s not a country whose metal contributions I’m as familiar with as Europe and America but whenever... Continue Reading →

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