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.

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.


  1. You're wrong. Digipack version it was a real first press. Regular CD version it's just more common, so it yours must be an original too. Cheers!

  2. Where did you get this information from? It'd be cool to know if this is a legit version. I remember Alex Kurtagic saw my copy of this once and told me it must be a bootleg (he did the artwork of the bands self titled EP), hence why I always thought it (coupled with the fact I only ever see Digipaks being sold elsewhere).

  3. It's a 2002-2003 repress. Solistitium did repressings of some of their releases in early 2000, like Helheim, Thy Grief etc.