October 4, 2022

Midas is a relatively new band from Detroit which came together through a mutual love for the classic hard rock/metal bands of the late ’70s and early ’80s with this being the eponymous debut release. The remit that they chose was to produce music based on the classic sounds of yesteryear without descending into parody or tribute mode so that they would develop their own sound albeit one based on a fusion of a multitude of classic rock bands. So, what you will hear on this album is hard rock with a metal edge with touches of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and most of the NWOBHM bands including Diamond Head as well bands such as Riot. The album is short at only 33-minutes but features 8 well written and perfectly delivered hard rock classic sounding tracks with fabulous strident vocals plus plenty of Iron Maiden type riffs and guitar lead breaks.

The band features Joe Kupiec on vocals and guitar, Casey O’Ryan on lead guitar, Anthony Franchina on bass with Breck Crandell on drums and they make for a great team and must have had a great time recording the record. For sure, the music is a derivate of those classic bands of 40-years ago but the beauty of metal is that it never goes out of fashion so there is no issue with it sounding old fashioned as metal never dies but simply improves with age.

Midas has captured the spirit of 1980 and done it very well with this literally timeless album. Great songs and twin guitars, how can you not love it?


  1. Slaves To The Night (3:53)
  2. Nobody Gets Out Alive (4:46)
  3. Hellfire (3:13)
  4. Break The Chains (3:38)
  5. Eyes In The Cold (4:54)
  6. Hell Has Frozen Over (4:18)
  7. Running Scared (4:28)
  8. Golden Chariots (4:05)