Time's End (Originals: Disc Two) by Saint
On its 1986 Pure Metal debut, the band improves on their 1984 debut EP by leaps and bounds. On Time's End Saint plays classic heavy metal with an occasional speed metal and thrash influence, the band's energetic sound easily invites comparison to the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metal Church, and Black Sabbath. Lead vocalist Josh Kramer exhibits a great deal of power and presence with his versatile Halford-like voice. The improvement in production and recording quality over Warriors of the Son was astonishing. With Times End, Saint leaped to the top of the Christian metal world - displaying the skill, talent, and look on the level of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Christian metal fans finally had an album they could blast with confidence anywhere, anytime! Proving to stand the test of time, Times End is a Christian metal classic that stands side by side with the best Christian metal albums ever! The vicious beasts rising out of the sea adorning the artwork only solidified the band's growing legions of fans! The 2002 CD reissue by M8 left fans fuming because of a pitiful remastering job. This 2011 Retroactive Records release is packaged in a 6 panel digipak faithful to the original vinyl nine track release and includes a digital remaster that will knock fans off their feet! These songs have never sounded better (nor will they)! Retroactive Records even includes exclusive liner notes from band leader, Richard Lynch for this 2011 reissue! This is part of the Retroactive Records Originals reissues collections that celebrates and enhances the brilliance of the original releases without subpar bonus material! Enjoy this Christian metal classic now more than ever! For fans of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden!