Metal Meltdown

Pure Metal Records


This is a pretty cool release that features tons of early Christian metal bands. They are no full songs, but samples of songs along with interviews and narration. Some of the interviews can get a little cheesy, but it's a good introduction to the early days of Christian metal. This seemed to be recorded also to try and convince skeptics of the validity of Christian metal bands and their ministries. Bands include: Whitecross, Scarlet Red, Tempest, Bride, One Bad Pig, Jerusalem, Leviticus, Lightforce, and Rosanna's Raiders. The cool thing I like about this compilation is that it is narrated by Ken Farley of KOKF 91FM here in Oklahoma City. I got to spend part of a day with Ken in 1993 on a career day assignment in high school.  So this disc brings back good memories.  (Review by Matt)