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Best Bay Area Thrash Albums

Best Bay Area Thrash Albums

Best Bay Area Thrash AlbumsIn the early ‘80s, San Francisco’s Bay Area was the epicenter of the fastest, loudest, heaviest music in the world. Young, riff-hungry bands like Metallica, Exodus, Lääz Rockit, Possessed and Death Angel were pushing the genre’s boundaries, playing with more speed and dexterity than their metal contemporaries. They set the standard for American thrash. MetalRulz picks the scene’s 10 Best Bay Area Thrash Albums.


[10] Testament – The New Order (1988)

A lot of people would go with the debut, The Legacy, but they really came into their own with The New Order...

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1986 : Best Year for Thrash Metal

Ten Albums of 1986 that put Thrash Metal on the Pinnacle

After Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All debut brought the frantic new genre to people’s attention in 1983, it felt like something was brewing, festering, growing in strength and potency. And then the whole thing exploded, ripping the faces of all and sundry. In 1986, you suddenly couldn’t move for amazing thrash records. You’d walk down the street and they’d leap at your head, hungry for brains. Take a look at the albums that made 1986 Best Year for Thrash Metal.

Most metal fans back then didn’t realise how spoilt they were, or how this 12-month period would mark a pinnacle in extreme music. Three decades on, though, many of the albums in this list have yet to be surpassed, even by the artists who recorded them...

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Study : Listening to Metal …

Study : Listening to Metal can increase Positive Emotions

Listening to Metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study conducted by the University of Queensland’s School of Psychology has found that listening to Extreme music like Heavy Metal can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.

Listening to MetalThirty-nine people aged 18 through 34 took part in the study. They were angered (by being asked to recall situations that made them angry in the past) and were then tasked with either listening to Metal music of their own choosing or to sit in silence...

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Metallica

MetallicaMetallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist / guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band’s current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of the band’s albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo.

metallica_scary_guy_by_metallicaguy14-d45nbhvThe band’s fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the f...

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