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Band
Purgatory
Title
Purgatory (EP)
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2018
Style
Traditional
1/14/2019 - Review by: Eric Compton
Mandatory listen for Iced Earth fans
Purgatory was John Schaffer's precursor to Iced Earth. The band featured Schaffer and Bill Owen on guitar, Gene Adam on vocals (singer on Iced Earth's "ST") and those three members have resurfaced as a now reunited Purgatory. While being released by Century Media, this is more for the Iced Earth fans than anything. The five songs here are classic 80s era metal in the vein of Omen and Nasty Savage. All the songs are re-recordings culled from the three 1985/1986 demos.
Recommended for fans of: Iced Earth, Omen, Nasty Savage
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2.5
LYRICS
1


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

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TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Purgatory (EP)
2018
Century Media
Eric Compton1/14/2019
4

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