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I do not normally bother myself with EPs. Not because there is anything inherently wrong with them; they can certainly tide you over during a long stretch between albums. For example, one of my favorite EPs is Metallica’s “Garage Days Re-Revisited” where the band bridged the gap between the
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GeorgeI started this Metal Journey some 30-odd years ago. I discovered metal music as a teen, and I quickly became hooked on it, and all the various styles it has morphed into, and have been obsessing over it with OCD-like intensity ever since. 

My first review site came along in the early 2000s as an inspired scheme to score free music. That was After a few half-hearted years I decided to take things more seriously and changed to That brought in a decidedly less-than-metal crowd. So after awhile I shed that skin and took my true metal form as the Metal Disciple. My only true religion is that of the mighty metal, may it forever reign. \m/ - George