Hexx – Under the Spell (1986)

It's been a hot minute since we've featured some good old fashioned, 80's, American power metal on the blog, so in order to correct that oversight, here's some fucking Hexx. American power metal in the 80's was like an entirely... Continue Reading →

Detente – Recognize No Authority (1986) & Nekromantheon – Divinity of Death (2010)

I've been so fucking angry at the world as of late and with the new Kreator and Overkill albums coming out mere weeks apart, thrash has been taking up a lot of my listening time. Especially when driving, which there... Continue Reading →

Heir Apparent – Graceful Inheritance (1986)

I have a folder full of hidden 80's power/metal gems and it's constantly being replenished, so there is no end in sight to these kinds of post. Better get used to it. Hey, it's not like it's a bad thing.... Continue Reading →

English Dogs – Where Legend Began (1986)

I can't really think of many punk bands that have gone metal successfully. The Exploited, maybe? Suicidal Tendencies, arguably. Does Danzig count? Regardless of which ones you think went metal the best, I can't think of any punk bands that... Continue Reading →

Tension – Breaking Point (1986)

Oh yes. Obscure 80′s, one album only, American power/speed metal. The sweetest fruit. As mentioned, Tension existed for one sweet album in 1986, during that sweet, wild west time of American power metal where the scene and style was open... Continue Reading →

Purgatory – Tied to the Trax (1986)

Purgatory combine a lot of my metal weaknesses into one fucking package: One full-length release, 80′s, American power/speed/thrash metal. Who am I to deny? Well, I’m not and if you heard this you wouldn’t either. The power/speed/thrash hybrid I mentioned... Continue Reading →

Destruction – Eternal Devastation (1986)

Of the early German Teutonic bands, Kreator was the first I heard and the first I became obsessed with. It took me a while to go back and look in to the other killer bands from this early to mid... Continue Reading →

Deathrow – Riders of Doom (1986)

Sometimes all you want to do is thrash your fucking brains until they explode from your ears. In moments like that, you cannot go wrong with German thrash. Particularly the 80′s time period of German thrash. Kreator, Destruction, and Sodom... Continue Reading →

Fates Warning – Awaken the Guardian (1986)

I’m probably stepping in to a gigantic pool here as I know Fates Warning is a much loved, long-running band but I’ve always been sort of turned off by these excessively heady, extremely progressive forms of metal and rock. In... Continue Reading →

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