Exploration: Grinder – Dawn for the Living (1988)

Germany has given us an insurmountable amount of just fucking killer, and often classic, thrash and speed metal bands over the past thirty plus years so it's no surprise that some bands would slip through the Teutonic cracks and falling... Continue Reading →

Exploration – Adramelch – Irae Melanox (1988)

First Exploration post of the New Year! I know that excites you as much as it does me. What better way to kick off a new year of metal blogginess than with some obscure 80's Italian power metal? You're so... Continue Reading →

Neurosis – Pain of Mind (1988)

I went to go see the documentary Turn It Around  this weekend, the un-metal documentary about the rise of the Easy Bay punk scene, and it was extremely fascinating. I'd suggest checking it out if you're at all interested in... Continue Reading →

Manilla Road – Out of the Abyss (1988)

Holy fuck! Is this really the first time I've reviewed Manilla Road on this blog? It fucking can't be. It is. That's fucking nuts. Manilla Road, for those who don't know, are kind of the perfect band for this blog.... Continue Reading →

Screamer – Target: Earth (1988)

Fucking 80's American power metal. Could there possibly be a sweeter thing? Maybe, but fuck that because right now we're focusing on some power metal. Screamer, a Wisconsin band that flew way under the radar with their 80's debut full-length,... Continue Reading →

The Accused – Martha Splatterhead’s Maddest Stories Ever Told (1988)

With all the retro/re-thrash/80's crossover bands of late (and not so late, I guess) not a lot of the progenitors of the style really get that much credit, or are even that prevalent anymore, except DRI who I believe will... Continue Reading →

Heretic – Breaking Point (1988)

You know I'm a fucking sucker for 80's American power metal and it's been awhile since I've posted about any, a damn shame for sure. Here is Heretic. I mentioned power metal but this veers closer to thrash, but not... Continue Reading →

Liege Lord – Master Control (1988)

Oh sweet 80's American power metal, how I adore thee. Here's fucking Liege Lord, with what I'm now considering a genuine lost classic of the genre and time period. This is the band all these retro/homage 80's speed/power metal bands... Continue Reading →

Holy Terror – Mind Wars (1988)

Thrash, a genre I used to think was a one trick pony, has supplied me with so many surprises and lost masterworks that it makes my fucking head spin. It must have been hard to be a thrash band in... Continue Reading →

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