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The third album by the now-fully-heavy-metal band Barnabas continues the remaster series from Retroactive Records. Approaching Light Speed is a no-holds barred heavy metal assault on the senses that leap-fogged the band over most metal competition of the day by a long shot.
The fourth album by the Barnabas saw the band reaching the pinnacle of their metal evolution. Retroactive Records continues the re-issue train with Feel the Fire, showcasing a band that had finally gelled together and perfected the sonic direction they were shooting for.
The second album by the hard rock legends Barnabas gets the remaster treatment from Retroactive Records. Find Your Heart a Home takes Barnabas one last step towards heavy metal, while still bringing in some varied sounds from their last album.
The first album by the legendary Barnabas gets the remaster treatment from Retroactive Records. Hear the Light finds Barnabas experimenting with various sounds, but always pointing towards the heavy metal heavy weights they would later become.
The fifth and final album by Barnabas serves as a fitting end to the bands career. Little Foxes proved that the band didn't just get lucky with two good albums (like so many other metal bands did). Retroactive Records concludes the epic re-issue series in style.
Unearth is a great solo album. It's a break from John Bassett's typical work and an opportunity for him to expand different avenues of writing. Melodic, haunting, and soul-searching, this is one that will both please your ears and leave you with plenty to think about afterwards.
A little nostalgia, a lot of musical integrity, and some flat-out great songs. Jesus Music Again will make you a believer...
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