Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead 1984, Enigma So, let’s just get this out of the way, so we can focus on the music: is this record really United States Power Metal? I think in order to answer that, we need to delve into the question that I struggle so hard to answer satisfactorily, […]Read more "Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead"
Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory 1986, Par Records Behind the most awkward, amateur artwork, so typical of the time, beats the heart of a real gem. One of the finest jewels in the crown of White Collar USPM, Crimson Glory’s self-titled is an exceptional showcase of the genre. Whilst their much lauded sophomore album, […]Read more "Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory"
Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King 1987, Atlantic Records Being a grown up pretty much sucks. I loathe dragging myself out of bed at 6AM, rushing to work, often for a long, gruelling shift, to come home knackered, in a ratty mood, worrying about the bills, the endless piles of paperwork, the ironing, […]Read more "Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King"