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.

Arcane Sun - Arcane Sun

The one and only album from Irish doom/death crew Arcane Sun. These guys were on the unfortunate Ars Metalli label who went bust and let a whole lot of talented bands down (Arcane Sun had actually recorded their 2nd album but it's been left unreleased to this day). A great album which shouldn't disappear into the mists of time - atmospheric dirgy doom death.


  1. Never ever heard of this before. But if it's "dirgy doom death" like you say, I'm definitely gonna check it out.

    1. Check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM-FNo_8ff0&feature=related - not as dirgy as I remembered (that'll teach me for not listening to it properly when writing a quick synopsis), more like mid-period Paradise Lost or The Gathering's first album. Good shit either way.