Welcome to Source of Steel - The Heavy Metal Museum. For the metal head who likes to own or collect physical CDs, Source of Steel is my website dedicated to the love of physical metal on shiny plastic discs. Micro-reviews, thoughts, pics of my own collection and random utterances galore. The site started out purely as a way of sharing my rarities to like-minded fans, but now (for longevity's sake more than anything) it is open to new physical metal music bits I've picked up, including new releases and other random shit.

Crypt of Kerberos - World of Myths

The original pressing of Crypt of Kerberos' only full length album, on Adipocere Records from 1993. Their demo stuff was better in my opinion, but this has become harder and harder to come by in recent years.

Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

Satyricon need no introduction. This is their raw, awesome debut in it's original pressing (no barcode) on Moonfog.

Woods of Infinity - Förintelse & Libido

The debut full length of these mental Swedes, limited to 600 on Total Holocaust Records. Their best work, in my opinion.

Aghora - Transitions

This is a demo CD-r disc from Aghora (the band Sean Malone of Cynic was in for a short time). This was received directly from the band's guitarist Santiago Dobles, and he has signed the disc to give authenticity.

Woods of Ypres - Against the Seasons E.P

This is the original second pressing of Woods of Ypres debut EP on CD-r received directly from the band, limited to 100 copies. Comes with badge and sticker too.

Isvind - Dark Waters Stir

Isvind here with their debut album of freezing black metal. I used to think that this was a bootleg, but the matrix code says otherwise.

Vader - Sothis E.P

This is the Repulse Records pressing of this early Vader E.P. Nice death metal, as if you would expect anything less from Vader.

Theory in Practice - Third Eye Function

The debut album of this insanely technical and melodic death metal Swedes, in it's original pressing on Pulverised Records.

Ancient - Svartalvheim

The debut album of Norwegian melo-black nerds Ancient on Listenable records. This is the 2nd pressing on the label, with different art and layout to the fire-breathing first press.

Undercroft - Twisted Souls

The debut album from weird (not to mention long running) Chilean Death metallers Undercroft, on Toxic Records. Out of print.