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.

Abramelin - Abramelin

The self titled debut album from Australian death crew Abramelin here, in it's equally hard to find reissue pressing on Dave Rotten's Repulse Records. An angry, punishing ball of muscular death metal here - a band well worth investigating for those who were previously unaware of their existence.

Vendetta - Go and Live ... Stay and Die

The debut full length of Germany's well loved Vendetta here, in it's original pressing on Noise Records. Need I say more about this release? Well if I must. This along with their 2nd effort 'Brain Damage' is held in high regard for good reason - these guys were the ones only just in the shadow of the big Teutonic three of Kreator, Destruction and Sodom. In fact, at times they were on a pretty much level playing field (at least in my opinion). So, if you haven't heard these guys, please - do yourself a favour and get hunting.

Dead On - Dead On

Dead On here, with their one and only album from 1989 on SBK Records. These guys had a sound which took parts of Megadeth and Overkill and added in a slight Power metal edge (in fact, their most famous addition to metal was probably the fact they did a split with Megadeth on 'No More Mr Nice Guy'). They had some interesting lyrical stances, but you can see how they got lost in the wave of late 80s thrash - pretty generic in all. Still, worth a look for those who have an insatiable hunger for all that is 80s metal.