Thee Final Chaptre’s It Is Written is a lost gem that has thankfully been given a second lease on life. I can easily envision the younger me getting a hold of this and playing the tape until it fell to pieces.
The first time I saw Everthrone they were opening for Fates Warning. As this was my first time seeing Fates Warning, frankly, I was WAY more excited about FW than any of the opening bands. Until, Everthrone took the stage and blew my mind. I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it: there are far more bad Power Metal bands than good ones.
I have said it before and I will say it again: I am a lucky man when it comes to getting to write about bands. The many years I have been doing this I have managed to discover some bands that have absolutely blown me away and remained a constant in my life from that moment forward. Of course, for every album I listen to that I love; there are at least 10 more that I have had to work my way through that has been the complete opposite. After wading through a sea of crap it’s nice to find an album that I connect with.
As a longtime fan of Reverend, I’m so happy to have been able to revisit these albums and hear some songs I not only haven’t heard in a long time, but hear some tracks I hadn’t heard before. Divebomb has done an amazing job bringing these out. For fans of this band, Metal Church, or old school thrash metal, these are must have albums for your collection. They sound just as brutal as they did all these years ago. Both albums are equal in their awesomeness if you ask me. They both get 9 out of 10 from me.
What keeps a band from getting a record deal? It could be that they just aren’t that good. But it could also be that record labels just made a mistake in not signing a particular band