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.

Incantation - Upon The Throne Of Apocalypse

If you don't like Incantation, you've really come to the wrong website. You must've been looking for a blog about Barbie dolls or disco huh? This is one of the (if not 'the') hardest to find Incantation CDs to come across these days. Musically it's as feral and raw as the band ever got, due to the music being a rough mix of their 2nd album 'Mortal Throne of Nazarene' played in reverse order. It was released as a 'fan only' release by Relapse in 1995 as a part of their great 'Underground Series' limited to a 1,000 copies.


  1. LoL, like your intro to this. I got this on some website a bit ago and had to pay almost 50 bucks for it. I don't like the production as much as "Mortal Throne", but it's still a great release. Incantation are my favorite band, though after "Diabolical Conquest" they hugely started going down hill.

  2. Mortal Throne is without doubt my favourite Incantation album and while the production of that album is absolutely crushing i really like the rawness of this version as well.

    If it wasnt such a great album i probably wouldnt have given a shit, but its cool to have two versions of such killer material.