Exploration: Alas – Absolute Purity (2001)

When I started to get seriously into metal and was just haphazardly trying everything out some of the first stuff my unrefined palette fell on was symphonic metal. Bands like Nightwish, Epica, Delain, After Forever, helped loosen my presupposed ideas... 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 →

Crypt of Kerberos – World of Myths (1993)

Let's keep things in Sweden for today. I've got no problem with that. I've extolled my love of Swedish extreme metal so much on this blog I'll just sum it up for anybody new that Sweden makes some of the... Continue Reading →

Royal Hunt – Paradox (1997)

Usually when I stumble on to those "under rated" power metal lists I usually at least recognize the bands, whether visually or by name or I've already heard their music. Royal Hun was one of the bands I'd not ever... 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 →

Katatonia – Viva Emptiness (2003)

I'm super fucking excited to see Katatonia tomorrow night in Denver so I thought I'd take the opportunity to delve into a Katatonia album I've not heard before: Viva Emptiness. In the history of Katatonia you'd be hard pressed to find... Continue Reading →

Forced Entry – As Above, So Below (1991)

The 90's is the fucking sweet spot for lost and under-appreciated thrash as the genre was in it's supposed death throws. But more tenacious  thrashers persisted despite the mainstream's concern with radio hits and ballads and whatnot and there in lies... Continue Reading →

Necromicon – Peccata Mundi (2000)

There's been a lot of power metal on here so how about we change it up today? Swedish symphonic black/death metal it is! I wrote about Necromicon's album Sightveiler two years ago on this blog and as I recall it was fucking... Continue Reading →

Titan Force – Titan Force (1989)

More 80's American power metal! One of the rare opportunities I relish is when I get the opportunity to talk about bands from my neck of the woods, that neck being Colorado. Colorado's metal history is a well kept secret... Continue Reading →

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