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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 1)

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Chastain – Ruler Of The Wasteland (1986)

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Unfairly ignored for the most part, Chastain have always been highly atmospheric, chillingly melodic and had a strong taste for the epic, resulting in Ruler Of The Wasteland; a sophomore album that should have turned far more heads than it actually did when released over 30 years ago!

Leather Leone, one of the greatest female vocalists in metal, is flawless throughout – matching the likes of the mighty David Wayne on the Metal Church-esque highlight, “Angel Of Mercy” – and Ruler Of The Wasteland exemplifies straight up, lightning fast metal at its finest; a riveting snapshot of what made 80’s American heavy metal so consistently thrilling!

With the band still going strong – 2015’s We Bleed Metal was a riff lovers dream – there’s no better time to retrace the footsteps left by Chastain….starting with the outstanding Ruler Of The Wasteland.

About Chris Jennings (1428 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

4 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 1)

  1. Héctor Hurtado // May 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm // Reply

    What a list, fantastic! I would only change Open the Gates for Crystal Logic and that’s it!

  2. Culprit, Helstar, Medieval Steel

    • Chris Jennings // June 4, 2018 at 4:34 pm // Reply

      Good call! Helstar are already pencilled in for a future entry but Culprit and Medieval Steel definitely need some attention….we’ll get on it!!! \m/

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