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.

Incubus - Serpent Temptation / Beyond the Unknown

If you're a death/thrash maniac, you're likely to have come across Incubus. These guys had to change their name to Opprobrium after the rise of the wimpy indie-rock band who basically stole their name (this Incubus were around way before the rubbish one). This is the bands first two albums on Nuclear Blast records, original pressings on CD.

Airdash - Both Ends of the Path

I'm not going to beat about the bush with this one. Finland's Airdash were pretty overrated. This was their third album on Black Mark records. Really tame thrash metal (although, apparently their earlier stuff was better - I've never bothered to investigate after owning this). Still, out of print and hard to come across.

Deathrow - Deception Ignored

This much sought after release from the German thrashers Deathrow saw a slight change of style. This, their third album was very much technical thrash with progressive leanings. A truly great album, worth seeking down for any thrasher.