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Top Live Albums-I

25 Top Live Albums-I

Ah, the live album. In the days pre-dating the internet, the only way to experience your favorite band live was to hope they’d be playing a city near you so you can attend the concert, bootlegs from private recorders and soundboard audio and, yes, an officially released live album! Capturing the perfect performance is always elusive and partly why so many live albums take recordings from multiple shows. Sometimes it’s done to mask flaws in the set and other times to boost the power of a performance to ensure fans receive the full impact of a lights out performance (and their money’s worth for purchasing the album)...

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Best Debut Metal Albums-II

25 Best Debut Metal Albums-II

A debut album usually acts as a foundation for an act to build upon, but sometimes a band’s first attempt is innovative enough to launch them into the stratosphere of legends. Musicians will often say that you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, and acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Opeth, Testament, Slayer and more took that sentiment to its highest level. There are few impacts more exciting than when a metal band gets it right on their first try, becoming overnight sensations who stick around for decades as their introductory work doesn’t age a day. This is a tribute to the 25 metal bands who made the most significant impacts with their debut full-length album. Check out our picks for the 25 Best Debut Metal Albums 2 (from No.15 to No.6) :


Best Debut Metal Albums 215...

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Songs that Forged Metal-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal 2As metal entered its third decade, MetalRulz guides you through the Songs that Forged Metal 2 (1979-1989) and bands that shaped it – from AC/DC and Motorhead to Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses.


Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)

Steppenwolf might have sung about ‘heavy metal thunder’ first, but the song that illustrates it best has gotta be Lemmy’s relentless ode to cards, dice and dancing with the Devil. Gambling may be for fools, but with a soundtrack like this, it’s the way we like it, baby…


AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

With a riff that launched a thousand identical-riffs, the title track of AC/DC’s first record with Brian Johnson at the helm was a terrifying statement of intent...

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Slayer

SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame with its 1986 release Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the “big four” thrash metal bands, along with Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. Since its debut album in 1983, the band has released twelve studio albums, two live albums, a box set, six music videos, two extended plays and a cover album. Four of the band’s studio albums have received gold certification in the United States. The band has received five Grammy nominations, winning one in 2007 for the song “Eyes of the Insane”, and one in 2008 for the song “Final Six” (both from 2006’s Christ Illusion)...

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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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Controversial Album Art : 1990s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1990s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1990s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)

Controversial Album Art 1990s

Anticipating censorship, two versions of the disc packaging were created: one cover featured artwork by singer Perry Farrell including male and female nudity; the other cover has been called the “clean cover”, and features only black text on a white background, listing the band name, album name, and the text of the First Amendment (the “freedom of speech” amendment of the U.S. Constitution)...

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Controversial Album Art : 2000s

List of Controversial Album Art : 2000s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 2000s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood In the Shadow… (2000)

Controversial Album Art 2000s

The cover art, which portrays Manson as a crucified Christ with his jawbone torn off, is intended as a criticism of censorship and America’s obsession with media martyrs. It is a cropped version of the reinterpreted Hanged Man card. Under it is an obscured copy of the coroner’s report for John F. Kennedy with the words “clinical record” and “autopsy”...

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10 Best Metal Videos of 2015

10 Best Metal Videos of 2015

10 Best Metal Videos of 2015It feels like metal videos are starting to get better and better, forever attempting to reclaim the halcyon time where the medium dominated the cultural landscape and skyrocketed band popularity. While you may not see metal videos on TV anymore, it’s great to see format has survived through all of these years. Music videos can serve as a litmus test of a band’s true creativity, extending beyond the musical realm. While dozens of bands played in empty warehouses, some took the extra effort to craft immersive experiences for fans to gain a better sense of the music or sometimes just for pure, joyous entertainment. Here, we’ve got a well-balanced mixed bag of strange, through-provoking, funny and emotional videos so watch with us as we count down the 10 Be...

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Thrash Metal

THRASH METAL (1983-present)

Thrash Metal is an extreme sub-genre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and reproach for The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach which partially overlaps with the hardcore genre.

Thrash MetalFour American bands – Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer, are credited with pioneering and popularizing the genre. The Clash of the Titans tour (1990–1991), which featured Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, is considered the genre’s pinnacle, after which Thrash Metal saw a decline in popularity throughout the decade...

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