Author: Bloodshot Grub
Label: 20 Buck Spin
Some time around 1995, I was still in the early stages of discovering metal and spent a great deal of time listening to the local rock radio station hoping to hear a Metallica or Megadeth song. On one such occasion, I heard an advertisement for a concert: Mercyful Fate and Solitude Aeturnus. I had never heard of either band, but they sounded interesting, so the next day I had my parents drive me to the local Blockbuster Music store and had myself a listen. Beyond the Crimson Horizon immediately became my new favorite album. The fantastic atmosphere of the music and the magic of Rob Lowe’s voice fit perfectly with the D&D rulebooks and Lovecraft stories in which I was ensconced at the time.