New Rusted Metal Column: Fate Warning's "Awaken the Guardian"!
1/12/2018 by Frank Hill

Certain releases stand out as stepping stones during my years. It is with a debt of gratitude, that at the tail-end of the 80s, I began college and was introduced to a wider variety of metal. It only took a knock on a door that was muffling the sounds of heavy metal and clinking beer cans.

There on the room's wall was a large, hand-painting of a science fiction space scene with a lone, cloaked traveler walking toward a carved archway. The arch was a "gateway" to another mysterious place, a portal to some galaxy beyond. The entire scene is alive with vibrant blues and greens that invite you into the strange landscape.

What I learned then was the painting was from the cover of an album called 'Awaken the Guardian' by a band named Fates Warning...[Full Column Link]

<< back >>

HammerFall Into Eternity
The Haunted Karaboudjan
Poisonblack Tiamat
Exmortem Solemnity
Goatwhore Dirty Power
Celestial Ode Warhorse
Iron Maiden Sickspeed
Legend Abigor
God Dethroned Alchemy X
Vyndykator Hammerwhore
Agony Divine Supervillain
Bloodbath Thunderbolt
Tad Morose Pharaoh
Primal Fear Probot
Brides of Destruction Doro
Royal Anguish Neverland
Mother Misery F5
Silver Mountain Funerus
Exodus Riot
Bang The Union downBleed
Freakhouse Leash Law
Cans Madison Paige
Gamma Ray Marillion
Zaius Cyst
Dimmu Borgir Black Destiny
Annihilator Mine
Incantation Within Temptation
Silent Force Overlorde
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Made of Iron
Jackyl The 7 Method
Tristania Napalm Death
Fifth Cross Kinetic
Kings X Lost Soul
Requiem Aeternam Loudblast
Necrophagia Tarot
Soulscar Suidakra
Angtoria Mystic Prophecy
Wolverine Darkthrone
Chaoswave Oathean
Magica Neil Turbin
Manntis Agents Of Man
Graveworm Vicious Art
Dark Funeral Horna
Gemini 5 Ritual Killer
Frameless Scar Devil Lee Rot
Scar Symmetry The Scourger
Painmuseum Eternal Reign
Evergrey Violent Storm
Penetrator Winterfell
Vinterriket Dechrist
Mistress Cryogen
Doomfoxx Overmars
The Classic Struggle Motorhead
Absu Machina
Sepultura Southern Black Sand
The Berzerker Clawfinger
Valhalla Warrant (Amer)
Pyramaze Imagika
Dream Or Nightmare Bludgeon
TK-421 Gorgoroth
Jotunspor Destruction
Dendura Burialmound
Wednesday 13 Enochian Crescent
Teeth of the Hydra Cult of Daath
Lesbian Bed Death Extium
Better Left Unsaid Celtic Frost
Skullflower Fu Manchu
Lost Eden Omnium Gatherum
Nagelfar Cattle Decapitation
White Willow Chrome Division
Textures Rob Zombie
Kruger Throneum
Faith And Fire Sworn Enemy
Hellveto Keep of Kalessin
Cauldron Frosthardr
Night Ranger Distorted
Glenn Hughes Orthodox
Shining Star Deceiver
Mortiis Souls Of We
Uriah Heep Wolfgate
Ihsahn Suspyre
Earthen Grave