Tombstalker – Black Crusades 5/5 (1)

Tombstalker – Black Crusades			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in 2015, Black Thrash, Shadow Kingdom Records, T, USA |

Berserker Fest III at the Masonic Temple in Detroit Michigan is where I first witnessed the power of Tombstalker. As they played the raw third stage along side the likes of Detroit’s Isenblåst and Perversion, I was left wondering how did this crazy band get billed on this show. I figured with their unique blend of black thrash with tinges of death metal that they had to be from Europe as their sound is a descendant of the bloodline of Swedish and U.K. masters....

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Sacred Few – Beyond The Iron Walls 5/5 (1)

Sacred Few – Beyond The Iron Walls			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in 1985, 2016, Heavy Metal, S, Shadow Kingdom Records, USA, Wicked Reissues! |

Traditional heavy metal is well documented. It is very hard to expose someone to a heavy metal band from the 80’s they have never heard of, regardless of their origin. So tell me why no one has ever heard of the heavy cutting edge of Sacred Few? Sacred Few’s Beyond The Iron Walls sounds like an excellent lost NWOBHM cut from the early 80’s even though they hail from Ohio and this album was originally released in 1985. Once you put on Beyond The Iron Walls...

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