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.

Risk - The Daily Horror News / Hell's Animals / Ratman EP / Dirty Surfaces / The Reborn

German's Risk first four albums (and early EP!) of fun, thrashing metal (well, perhaps a little less fun come The Reborn!). Risk started out as 'Faithful Breath', who actually formed back in the 60's as a prog rock band - many years and line up changes later, a few members went onto form Risk and go Thrash. Mixing up the likes of Rage, early Helloween and Scanner, these guys were a little more Speed metal early on, but they certainly knew how to thrash when it mattered. If you're a thrasher and haven't heard the name Risk before, you could do a lot worse than checking out any of theses releases (though, you can give their final fifth album - not pictured here - a miss). All original pressings on Steamhammer.


  1. How the fuck did you manage to get all these original copies man?! There's bootlegs abound, but I can make out the matrices on the discs and all these are legit - amazing - your collection must be worth a fortune! lol

  2. You don't have to spend a fortune if a) you're old and bought it before it was out of print or b) you have the patience to scour 2nd hand shops/distros around the UK like myself