On 'South of Heaven,' Slayer synthesized the first five years of the band’s ever-evolving thrash metal journey into a singular piece of sonic mastery.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
From heavy blues outings of the late 60s to pioneering anthems from the early 70s, we bring you just a few songs that inspired heavy metal.
Has there ever been a genre of music so attuned to font and logos?
With an emphasis on precision and speed, thrash metal emerged in the early 80s to become the dominant form of heavy metal throughout the decade.
Metal is brave, funny, and honest. Some say it's the best music there is. So why do heavy metal bands inspire such devotion among their fans?
The record went on to become the first album designated as thrash metal to go platinum in the US.
Guns N’ Roses’ first ever release, ‘Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide’ has become one of their rarest collectables, worth in excess of £100.
Meshing multiple genres of music with cult film samples, White Zombie's wonderfully weird crossover masterpiece 'Astro Creep 2000' was an instant classic.
From the Big 4 of thrash to legacy acts like Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest, which heavy metal bands belong in the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame?