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.

Therion - Of Darkness... / Beyond Sanctorum

The first and second albums from Therion, in original pressings on Deaf/Grindcore & Active Records respectively. Both albums with the original (and great) cover art, which was unfortunately changed to lame black covers for the re-issues. This was back when the guys actually played death metal, rather than the strange amalgamation of styles they have today. Unmissable shit.


  1. Great albums and great editions. Too bad they turned operatic after these two beasts.

  2. I don't mind their operatic stuff at all personally, but must admit I re-visit these two more often than any of their other discography...

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