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.

Banished - Deliver Me Unto Pain

Formally known as Baphomet (whose only album can also be found on this very blog in its original first pressing!), this was the only album released by New York's Banished. For me, although it doesn't live up to the quality of Baphomet's album, there's still some joy to be had from throwing this on for a few spins every now and then. Original pressing on Peaceville subsiduary Deaf Records.


  1. Just wasn't as good as Baphomet's "The Dead Shall Inherit". It's not bad, just not as good. It's a lot of the same thing.

  2. Not bad. I don't have the original, but I jumped on getting the digipak reissue when I saw it in a chain record store for five bucks.

  3. Great cd! I have the original and the re-release of Digi Pak.