Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, November 10, 2014

SANCTUARY / Refuge Denied (1987)

I recently pulled Sanctuary’s début from the archive and fell in love with it all over again.  Vocalist Warrel Dane hits the kind of uterus-shuddering high notes that would give King Diamond a boner.  It’ll make many people cringe but the lover of quality, straight up, no-frills heavy (er... powerish) metal / thrash should be able to find the strengths, although you’ll need to do some tinkering with whatever equalizers you have at your command to overcome the weak production that doesn't hit as hard as it should.  It deserves a full, proper non-Mustaine remaster.

Songs of Note: Die for My Sins; Sanctuary

4 black plagues out of 5

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