Commonly referred to as “The Black Album”, Metallica’s self-titled record packed a bigger punch than ever before, upping the ante on heavy metal.
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The short in the arm that rock music needed, ‘Portrait Of An American Family’ introduced Marilyn Manson to the world while skewering mainstream culture.
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Riding the crest of a commercial wave in the 90s, Megadeth’s ‘Cryptic Writings’ proved they could still add speed and vigour to their brand of thrash metal.
With Megadeth’s debut album, ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!’, Dave Mustaine unleashed a full-bore attack on thrash metal.
Aiming for a “timeless classic” feel with ‘Super Collider’, Dave Mustaine sought to prove that Megadeth could write pop-oriented metal that drew new fans.
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Every year, critics and so-called experts ask: is rock music dead? Not with a new breed of young talents aiming for legendary status.
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