Continuing in the vein of our under-appreciated UK, U.S & German thrash features and our under-appreciated American death metal features, Worship Metal now casts its critical eye over 6 under-appreciated classics of 80’s American Heavy Metal….and you can forget the big guns of the genre, as we’re focusing on those albums that tend to slip under the radar.
This feature is here to highlight those 80’s American heavy metal classics which, we feel, deserve far more love….and this is just PART 1, there’s plenty more quality 80’s American heavy metal to come!
Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory (1986)
Few bands could rival the metal perfection engineered by Crimson Glory on this, their debut album, and its equally accomplished follow up Transcendence. Bombastic, heavily charismatic and enlivened by the outstanding vocals of frontman Midnight….Crimson Glory had it all!
Masterful musicianship and a theatricality that left even Queensrÿche flailing, the likes of “Azrael” remain mind blowing; a true classic of 80’s American heavy metal overflowing with enough ideas and perfect riffs to fill an entire album.