Apocrypha – The Forgotten Scroll (1987)

I just can’t get enough of these 80′s, American power metal bands. The genre was so inventive back then. It was like the wild west of exploration combining speed/thrash/power/classic and NWOBHM into various beasts. Apocrypha do just that as well.... 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 →

Dark Quarterer – Dark Quarterer (1987)

My buddy Ben always has the best suggestions for metal and this morning he dropped this band on me: Italian epic metal-ers, Dark Quarterer. Released in 1987, you’d think a band that’s labeled “epic metal” would fall in to the power... Continue Reading →

Coroner – R.I.P. (1987)

Coroner? Not exactly an obscure metal band, I know, but I’ve never fully listened to an entire album of theirs. They’re just one of those bands that I recognize are awesome and have always meant to get into, but just... Continue Reading →

Blood Feast – Kill for Pleasure (1987)

In the late oughts, “re-thrash” was a thing, that is to say, new bands were forming to play thrash in the style of the 80′s and older and classic bands were experiencing a second wind. Some where great, some were not,... Continue Reading →

Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King (1997)

Savatage. Another longstanding American band that I’ve only been aware of by name. I researched what was the general consensus on they bands best album and landed on Hall of the Mountain King and after reading that title immediately wondered why... Continue Reading →

Sindrome – Into the Halls of Extermination (1987) & Vault of Inner Conscience (1991)

Sindrome was an Illinois based thrash band that existed for all of two demos. However, between these two demos the band produced some excellent thrash/borderline death. This isn’t your typical bay area sounding thrash. There’s more of a gruff exterior... Continue Reading →

Warlock – Triumph and Agony (1987)

Let’s get our 80′s metal cheesiness on! Doro, the lead singer of Warlock, and later her solo band, Doro, has been a name and presence I’ve been familiar with for a while now. Her presence is almost that of legendary... Continue Reading →

Dream Death – Journey Into Mystery (1987)

Can doom and thrash coexist in one band? Does the mere existence of either genre negate the other? Dream Death don’t seem to think so. I have to admit, I really struggled to hear the doom elements of this band.... Continue Reading →

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