Seattle's Sanctuary recorded Into the Mirror Black at the infamous Sound City Studios in 1989. The band triumphantly ignored suggestions to tweak their Bay-Area Thrash & traditional Heavy Metal sound in favour of the then more commercially-viable Seattle Grunge-sound, choosing instead to firmly hold their ground with this often overlooked masterpiece. The heavy guitar sounds which you'll found on the album leaves plenty of space for the rhythm section and riffs. The excellent vocal work of vocalist Warrel Dane can be heard on the strong opener "Future Tense" and the lighter "Epitaph". This pure heavy metal album is balanced between their aggression, melodies and soloing and marks it as a musical triumph in the late 80's.
Although the band reached its demise in 1992, Warrel Dane (vocals) and Jim Shepherd (bass) later carried the Sanctuary legacy forward with the formation of Nevermore. In 2010 they reformed and brought their songs back on stage. Lead vocalist Warrel Dane died in 2017.
Into the Mirror Black is available as limited edition of 666 Individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Limited edition of 666 Individually numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl
Official website: http://www.enterthesanctuary.com/