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.

Transgressor - Ether for Scapegoat

Japan's Transgressor here, with their one and only album from 1992. Pretty obscure stuff, very dark with odd harmonies and doomy sections aplenty - there's a lot to enjoy here for sure. It's not up there with the very greats, but then - not many are. It has an unwholesome feel of complete wrongness about it that is oh so very right, and that's good enough for me. An original pressing on the defunct Dutch label Cyber Music.


  1. Nice. Wondering if you had this. Classic. One of my favorites in line with others from early Incantation and Immolation.