Metal Church doesn’t get mentioned much when talking about the heavy bands of the ’80s, but they put out some good albums and this may be their best. The first four tracks, particularly the epic “Beyond The Black”, are fantastic. David Wayne’s screeching vocals only make the music even heavier. The musicianship is top notch, particularly drummer Kirk Arrington. The second half of the album isn’t as strong, but there’s nothing bad either. They end the album with a cover of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”, which is twice as heavy as the original. I heard this album when it was first released on Megaforce in ‘85 and after “Highway Star” there was a decent track called “Big Guns.” It wasn’t released when Elektra released it though. If you like bands like Megadeth or Testament, this is definitely worth checking out.