Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Messiah Force

Some of my fondest memories of childhood were of my uncle's tattered copies of old Heinlein novels with their blue and green tones and mysterious alien planets on the covers. This album cover combined with the music contained in these tracks bring me right back there. Messiah Force were a French Canadian band that made only one full length. If you're a speed metal guy and don't have this please do yourself a favor and download. Lynn Renaud lays down some really great lead vocals with unique use of melody. The drums sound on this is pretty frantic which adds to the atmosphere. All in all you've got a serious old school metal vibe going on here and the album actually gets better as it goes on. By the time I get to the last track I want to start it all over again.

The Last Day

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Metal Church

When I was a youngster, I had religion shoved down my throat by my mother and I despised her for it. Whenever I saw this band's records I would write them off immediately because the word "church" was in their name. Abandoning my catholic upbringing was crucial to my teenage development. So was finally listening to this record. This is metal the way metal was meant to be heard. Members of this church don't sing hymns, but headbang in tight leather. Guess what? It's time for some fucking worship. Get down on your knees and show some respect.