Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mirth of Metal


There is one issue that I have found across the blogosphere. Heavy Metal is far too often overlooked. Fear not former metalnecks in need of your classic Sabbath or Megadeth fix, I am here to help. The first installment will feature some of my favorite classic tracks from Anthrax and Megadeth as well as a contemporary track from System of a Down.

Among the Living is the album that thrust Anthrax into the forefront of the Metal scene along side the likes of Metallica and Megadeth. Known for their sense of humor as well as songs inspired by comic books and movies.
Anthrax - Indians (Among the Living)
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Dave Mustain is almost a forgotten member of Metallica. He and the band split ways prior to their debut album and Mustain went on to form Megadeth, handling guitar and vocals himself. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? was a landmark album in the sense that it was the first exposure of Metal to a wide range of fans thanks to MTV's Headbanger's Ball and the opening of MTV News.
Megadeth - Good Mourning/Black Friday (Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?)
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I honestly don't really keep up with the current Metal scene, but SOAD is one of the few contemporary bands that I have come to appreciate, not only for their technical prowess, but also for their varying styles and lyrical content.
System of a Down - Hypnotize (Hypnotize)
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