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Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to reissue Chastain's classic fourth album, The Voice of the Cult, originally released in 1988. While Chastain's first two albums - 1985's Mystery of Illusion and 1986's Rulers of the Wasteland - became staples of the burgeoning US power metal scene, the band would release their third album, 1987's The 7th of Never, on Leviathan Records, the label Chastain himself started a few years before. In 1988, Leviathan released The Voice of the Cult, widely considered to be Chastain's strongest record of the '80s, if not their still-enduring career. While no great changes were made, The Voice of the Cult nevertheless exploded with a power, poignancy, and poise that cemented Chastain's position as tried-and-true Heavy Metal: speed metal, power metal, classic metal, some shred, even a touch of "hair" - all are covered here, and seamlessly threaded together into an electrifying 38 minutes. Of course, much of Chastain's early legendry lies at the feet of OG frontwoman Leather Leone, whose tough-yet-clear vocals are perhaps THE embodiment of heavy metal eternal. Graced with another quintessentially '80s cover art and The Voice of the Cult became mandatory listening for disciples of metal's golden era.
Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to reissue Chastain's classic fourth album, The Voice of the Cult, originally released in 1988. While Chastain's first two albums - 1985's Mystery of Illusion and 1986's Rulers of the Wasteland - became staples of the burgeoning US power metal scene, the band would release their third album, 1987's The 7th of Never, on Leviathan Records, the label Chastain himself started a few years before. In 1988, Leviathan released The Voice of the Cult, widely considered to be Chastain's strongest record of the '80s, if not their still-enduring career. While no great changes were made, The Voice of the Cult nevertheless exploded with a power, poignancy, and poise that cemented Chastain's position as tried-and-true Heavy Metal: speed metal, power metal, classic metal, some shred, even a touch of "hair" - all are covered here, and seamlessly threaded together into an electrifying 38 minutes. Of course, much of Chastain's early legendry lies at the feet of OG frontwoman Leather Leone, whose tough-yet-clear vocals are perhaps THE embodiment of heavy metal eternal. Graced with another quintessentially '80s cover art and The Voice of the Cult became mandatory listening for disciples of metal's golden era.
020286237143

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 09/09/2022
UPC: 020286237143

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Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to reissue Chastain's classic fourth album, The Voice of the Cult, originally released in 1988. While Chastain's first two albums - 1985's Mystery of Illusion and 1986's Rulers of the Wasteland - became staples of the burgeoning US power metal scene, the band would release their third album, 1987's The 7th of Never, on Leviathan Records, the label Chastain himself started a few years before. In 1988, Leviathan released The Voice of the Cult, widely considered to be Chastain's strongest record of the '80s, if not their still-enduring career. While no great changes were made, The Voice of the Cult nevertheless exploded with a power, poignancy, and poise that cemented Chastain's position as tried-and-true Heavy Metal: speed metal, power metal, classic metal, some shred, even a touch of "hair" - all are covered here, and seamlessly threaded together into an electrifying 38 minutes. Of course, much of Chastain's early legendry lies at the feet of OG frontwoman Leather Leone, whose tough-yet-clear vocals are perhaps THE embodiment of heavy metal eternal. Graced with another quintessentially '80s cover art and The Voice of the Cult became mandatory listening for disciples of metal's golden era.
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