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METAL ESSENTIALS: Manowar

New to the Kings of Metal? Wanting to know more? Metal as Fuck editor Scott Adams selects his five fave Manowar albums by way of initiation into the rituals of steel that await you…

THE DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM:

Retro Review: Testament - The Legacy (Atlantic/Nuclear Blast)

Testament contemplates getting a restraining order against Marc Hanson.
Release Date: 
21 Apr 1987 (All day)

Every discussion of the ‘Big Four’ eventually leads to the question of who would be number five if another  band was to be included, and the majority would likely

Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise (Atlantic/Warner)

To tell the truth, I was rather perplexed when I noticed this album in the handful of CDs our Glorious Editor sent me to review. I was familiar with Circa Survive, and they sure as hell weren't metal. There are a huge number of bands in punk and hardcore who have strong links with and influences from metal, but Circa Survive ain't one of them. But what the hell, right?

For those of you who I haven't driven away already - and being as this is a site which is not merely Metal, but Metal as Fuck, I can hardly blame you - Circa Survive are emo.