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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 →

Omen – Battle Cry (1984)

Okay, let’s take a break from black metal and dive into some American power metal. Keep in mind this is 1984 and power metal hadn’t really come into the form we all know and love today. In 1984 it was... Continue Reading →

Trouble – Psalm 9 (1984)

Decibel has this one ranked as the number 5 best doom metal album of all time and it was that list that originally sent me on this exploration. I dug the previous Trouble album I explored so I was curious... Continue Reading →

Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead (1984)

Put your nerd hats on, this one is going deep. Cirith Ungol take their name from the pass that ran through the Ephel Dúath, reached by the stairs near Minas Morgul. It was guarded by the Tower of Cirith Ungol which Shelob... Continue Reading →

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