As I was flipping through the review section in Iron Fist #14, I read the one for Crypt Sermon's debut LP, Out Of The Garden. I'd never even heard this band's name before, but when the review drops the terms "epic doom" and "traditional heavy metal", I'm quickly heading to soulseek to download a copy to check it out.
Oh damn! This thing blew up my daily playlist. I could not believe how great it was, and measuring it up against other releases from the year, it took a steady climb up my Best of 2015 list.
After sitting with the download for a couple of days, I knew that I was going to need a copy on vinyl. A quick search online, and I was surprised to find that my local record store had a copy in stock. Obviously, I needed to step out of work for a quick shopping trip!