Category: CLASSICS

MAYHEM – BURNED ALIVE ALBUM REVIEW

As you can guess from the general concept of this website, this Mayhem has nothing to do with the Norwegian Black Metal icons. This one is from USA and they are a punk influenced heavy/thrash band.. Mayhem’s Burned Alive was released in 1987 from Black Dragon Records. Matt McCourt has released two albums with Wild Dogs in 1983&1984 and released an album with Dr. Mastermind in 1986. I have only known Mayhem by name as a project of Matt McCourt, mostly known by his other band, Wild Dogs. I met this album by coincidence while searching CDbaby randomly. The cover art is fantastic and Read more...

PAGAN ALTAR – JUDGEMENT OF THE DEAD

Pagan Altar is mainly classified as a NWOBHM band mostly as they emerged during the blast of this great genre. However, at first listen, you understand that there is something exceptional here. The music is doom influenced but also highly different from a regular doom band. It is really hard to explain the style but when you listen, it catches you. It is really strange that Pagan Altar remained obscure for so many years. Their first release, Volume I was dated 1982 and they recorded their second album in 2004. After 2004, they released an EP and their 3rd release, Mythical & Read more...