Record Review: Savage Master — ‘Myth, Magic and Steel’

With Myth, Magic and Steel, Savage Master captures the hysteria of mid-’80s Satanic Panic. Their brand of metal is anthemic, the guitar lines galloping and the vocals theatrical and spellbinding. Singer Stacey Savage channels Ann Wilson and Ozzy, spinning tales of pure D&D glory — magical seers using mystic objects to look into the beyond, creatures of the night and lustful devils. There is enough mythology here to satisfy your fantasy cravings and inspire you to greater quests. And it’s that sort of imagery and raw power that carries the album. —Syd Bishop