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Messiah Prophet

Master of the Metal

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Category: CCM Heavy Metal
Year: 1986
Label: Pure Metal
Catalog Number: SPCN7900602238
Rating: 8.69 out of 10. (72 ratings)

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Andy Strauss lead guitars, acoustic guitars, vocals
Charlie Clark lead vocals
Brian "Shannon" Nicarry rhythm guitars, lead vocals, vocals
Joe Shirk guitars, vocals
David Thunder drums, percussion, vocals
1.  Heavy Metal Thunder  5:28
2.  The Friend  3:39
3.  Battle Cry  6:22
4.  Voice That's Calling  6:57
5.  Hit and Run  4:16
6.  Master of the Metal  4:56
7.  For Whom Does the Bell Toll (Ps. 23)  4:09
8.  Fear No Evil  6:49
Total Running Time:  42:36

Existing comments about this CD

From: Bob Stuercke   (IP unknown) Date: April 17, 2001 at 19:23
This is definitely one of the best metal albums to come out of the 80's. The music is great, the lyrics are great. This is one album any fan of classic Christian metal should not miss!
From: sirthrashalot   (IP unknown) Date: May 2, 2001 at 7:32
This album is the one to go for,their 'rock the flock album can't even come close to this second release of this awesome metal band.If you see it, grab it,and good luck trying to find it.
From: alldatnmo   (IP unknown) Date: August 6, 2001 at 10:28
I just wanted to let you know that this CD has been reissued and is available now if you know where to shop!
From: neph 777   (IP unknown) Date: September 15, 2001 at 21:53
it's a great album of a great band. thanks GOD
From: Elmer Acosta   (IP unknown) Date: October 19, 2001 at 8:19
They are an excellent band, this is a song very good. Im form El Salvador and i am a christian rocker too. I want to have friends that are metalers. my e-mail is God blessing you.
From: John Branson   (IP unknown) Date: November 3, 2001 at 16:55
One Excellent Band from the early ages of christian rock/metal. Heavenly metal to bang your head to. Now all I would like to see are bands like Saint, Deliverance and bands like Wickeds End(Glenn Rowlands) re-release some things.
From: Bob Hendrickson   (IP unknown) Date: November 4, 2001 at 8:43
When I first heared this band it is the only thing I listened to for a month, Really! but then I had to buy another one because I wore it out.
From: erick montes   (IP unknown) Date: December 4, 2001 at 17:28
hola amigos como estan, quiero contarles que estamos interesados en recibir material de ustedes nosotros tenemos una libreria cristiana y un programa radial de musica rock si pudieramos contactar con ustedes les damos nuestros correos electronico esperando tener respuesta de ustedes e-mail y el otro es gracias por atender nuestro comentario Que Dios Los Bendiga........
From: Cephas   (IP unknown) Date: January 24, 2002 at 13:50
Very good; perhaps, a classic. The guitarwork is fantastic, very heavy. The production's good. But, the singing is the weakness: For instance, the chorus on 'Voice That's Calling' blows! THE KIDS COULDN'T HOLD A TUNE, GUYS!! Also, the lead singer's voice is barely noticeable during some high notes throughout the CD -- meaning a clean-up job to hide strained vocals. Excellent tunes. Should've gotten better singers, though.
From: LiveWire   (IP unknown) Date: February 8, 2002 at 10:45
This album rocks! But my tape is starting to really drag. I like to get the cd.
From: LORI PELLMAN   (IP unknown) Date: February 28, 2002 at 15:10
Hey Fans! My husband and I started this band many moons ago and I am THRILLED that the name and the music live on and Messiah Prophet is STILL blessing so many. God Bless You!
From: kevensyle   (IP unknown) Date: April 9, 2002 at 10:20
Definetly a classic! Great 80's metal. Hey, feel free to email me if you want to chat Christian metal:
From: Tom   (IP unknown) Date: June 3, 2002 at 16:40
A great record. The guitars are nice and heavy. This record was more of a throwback to the late 70's/early 80's metal, which was very driven by melodic rhythm guitars in a fairly repetitious chords. But I loved it! Big drums, big bottom end, hard and heavy guitars, good was great. I'm with Cephas...the vocals could have been a bit better. But who cares?!
From: Jeremiah   (IP unknown) Date: June 24, 2002 at 9:03
please Release these albums in India.
From: gouigoui   (IP unknown) Date: July 1, 2002 at 23:23
itlooks like i want that cd
From: Mark Cologne   (IP unknown) Date: September 7, 2002 at 12:58
One of the best Christian Metal Bands of their time I rate them in the same catagory as the christian power metal band Stryken ,not stryper Master of the metal is still Number 1
From: MetalGeek   (IP unknown) Date: December 17, 2002 at 21:38
Wow, Messiah Prophet are still a 'cult item' after all these years! I first heard them on a K-Tel compilation cassette called 'Righteous Metal' and tracked down a vinyl (!) copy of MASTER OF THE METAL soon afterwards. I understand there are one or two other M.P. albums out there... any info on whether they're any good? M.O.T.M. is an underground classic in my book...
From: Harry Ebbeson   (IP unknown) Date: May 7, 2003 at 17:29
This album is really good start to finish. To me the title track is the best on the album. It has that sound in it that brings me right back into the 80's when I was in HS listening to this album. I have heard rumors of this not being a true metal band, but who cares. The music was good and even though you can tell the cymbals were overdubbed too loud, the music is great. I also loved the cover. I have an original casette of this and it still sounds great. This is very hard to find.
From: Jason Bachman   (IP unknown) Date: June 5, 2003 at 4:21
A guitarist from this band goes to my church although he's not listed under the personel so I'm assuming he joined after this album. It's cool to see all of this talk about this album and it's even better to here Frank tell stories about the rock and roll days (although I'm not really a metal fan myself).
From: Plutarch   (IP unknown) Date: July 20, 2003 at 21:02
Hey do not get me wrong.I use to crank up 'Heavy Metal Thunder' and 'Master of the Metal' just like everyone else.If I listen to it now I have to admit that the vocals are the downfall.'Hit and Run' really shows this but I still like this album.The mix is good and the songs are Metal candy that I crave.
From: GTN   (IP unknown) Date: August 15, 2003 at 9:22
One of the best metal bands in the'80. First time I heard about them was in 1987 when I saw them in concert in The Netherlands. They were live even better than on the album.
From: Scott   (IP unknown) Date: January 7, 2004 at 14:00
This was actually one of my favorite cds in the mid 80's along with Saint's 'Too Late for Living' which came out the same year as 'Master of the Metal' on the same label. Even now, just looking at the song titles I can sing the choruses to most of these songs, which shows either the band knew how to write a solid hook or I just played the thing so much it's permanently engraved into my brain. 'He is the Master of the Metal' chugga chugga chugga...Gotta love it!
From: bighairbrewter   (IP unknown) Date: January 31, 2004 at 23:20
MASTERPIECE!! that's all I can say.
From: DMan   (IP unknown) Date: February 28, 2004 at 2:31
Messiah Prophet and Saint were by far the two best Christian metal bands of all time. I can't believe it has been 18 years since I first heard the song Heavy Metal Thunder. It still gets me pumped up when I hear it. I have Rock the Flock and Master of the Metal on cassette, and I was lucky enough about 5 years ago to find an original Cd that was still in shrink wrap for $100.00 of Master of the Metal. It was worth every penny. Still looking for Colors on cd. Is that cd very good.
From: GodsHeadBanger   (IP unknown) Date: April 27, 2004 at 1:45
This was one of my all time favorite groups. The title song really rocks. If anyone knows of a way to where I can find this on CD, I would like to hear from you ASAP. Being delivered out of the occult and finding God thru 'Heaven's Metal' made my world and grew my faith in JC, 'the REAL master of the metal.' contact me at: R.O.C.K. on for JC!!!
From:   (IP unknown) Date: August 22, 2004 at 12:56
I also have Rare Out of Print 1988 Release East Coast Metal & 1987 Release Righteous Metal on in excellent quality if anyone's interested . The Righteous Metal has bands such as Bloodgood , Saint , Stryken , Barren Cross , Messiah Prophet , Daniel Band , The Rez Band Etc..
From: GroovyLime   (IP unknown) Date: September 3, 2004 at 19:22
A classic. If you don't have this one, then you've got a very big hole in your collection.
From: Waylon   (---.) Date: September 23, 2004 at 11:49 usually has it in stock...... One of my ALL-TIME favorite Bands and Albums. Got to see them live on several occasions. They ROCKED the house LIVE!!
From: ROBERT   ( Date: May 16, 2006 at 20:55
From: Brian Nicarry   ( Date: March 6, 2008 at 23:53
I'm glad you all enjoyed this record. Interested to hear who re-issued it. I played on it and had to buy my copy off eBay. Many fond memories recording and touring with the band. Sadly, the biz end was polluted with scoundrels. That's what REALLY broke up the winning lineup.
From: Glenn Rowlands   ( Date: October 25, 2008 at 16:50
New Album 'Red Road' is available now! $3.00. email me at
From: Lori Pellman   (---.) Date: January 20, 2010 at 12:25
I'm glad to see that Dean's vision and this music lives on....i hope it continues to touch many lives. Rock on in Jesus Name!
From: StitchWhitewolf   ( Date: April 24, 2013 at 19:56
Still one of the best

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