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.

Warlord - Best of Warlord

More Heavy/Power here from US old school bangers Warlord. This was the 1993 issue of their greatest hits album, featuring a solid slice of their debut 'Thy Kingdom Come' and their 'Deliver Us' EP in its entirety. Good, genuine, balls out metal! Metal Blade Records.

Wardance - Heaven Is For Sale

Power/Speed metal here from relatively unknown Germans Wardance. 'Heaven Is For Sale' was the bands only album, released in 1990 to pretty much zero fanfare on a tiny label. However, it's a solid release - and one to look out for for fans of Angel Dust or Scanner who share a similar style. An original pressing on No Remorse Records.

Mekong Delta - Dances of Death (And Other Walking Shadows)

Considered by many to be the finest release from these long running German tech/progressive thrashers, 'Dances of Death' kicks off with a near 20 minute long self titled track, giving you a good amalgamation of all the thing that make this band so popular in the underground. This is the original first pressing on Aaarrg Records, a label that released a ton of good stuff before going the way of the dodo.

122 Stab Wounds - The Deity of Perversion

So yeah, it's been a while since the last update. Not for lack of stuff to post up really, but just general business with life the universe and everything in between. Anyhow, hopefully back into it now with this little beauty on Head Not Found Records. Forming under the well worn moniker of Agony, they changed their name to 122 Stab Wounds in 1996. Although having a dubious name, they had a pretty gnarled sound which recalled mostly grisly death metal but with a definite blackened aftertaste from time to time. This was their only album before going their separate ways, worth picking up if you spot it in a 2nd hand store or the like.