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Golden Age Of Metal: 1986

Thrash completely dominated the year, as, if we only see saw “Pleasure”, “Reign”, & “Puppets” in ’86 alone, it would already be one of the greatest years for the genre, but add in everything else, and ’86’s status as the absolute peak of thrash is cemented for all time.

May 10, 2019 · 1 Comment

Golden Age Of Metal: 1985

Celtic Frost: To Mega Therion We arrive at ’85 with Celtic Frost’s “To Mega Therion”, an absolute classic of 1st wave black metal, and easily the band’s greatest moment, beyond … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Golden Age of Metal: 1984

The records I’ve covered in this entry ended up making 1984 one of the biggest watershed years in the history of heavy metal, and, instead of turning out to part of some nightmare-ish dystopian era like Orwell predicted all those years ago, what we got instead was the true beginning of The Golden Age Of Metal, baby!

March 16, 2019 · 3 Comments

Golden Age of Metal: Introduction

The Golden Age of the genre would not begin until a bit further into the decade, when we not only began consistently getting an unprecedented (and unmatched ever since) amount of great, classic albums, but also records that would prove to be genre-defining to the biggest, most important styles of modern Metal, as the style really developed, diversified, and expanded outside of Britain to become a truly global(ly dominate) phenomenon.

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 2003

Year in review: 2003 13/12/12  ||  BamaHammer Nothing like doing a Year in Review feature for a year that happened just 9 years ago at the time of writing this. … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 2002

Year in review: 2002 05/04/13  ||  The Duff In 2002, I was nineteen years old, some nine or ten years on from having discovered Metallica’s “Battery”, my true initiation into … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 1994

Year in review: 1994 07/09/12  ||  BamaHammer It was the best of times. I turned 13 that summer. Like any 13-year old kid, I was as impressionable as wet Play-Doh … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 1992

Year in review: 1992 15/03/13  ||  gk I suppose 1992 should be remembered for heavy metal going into a rather long hibernation from the public eye with the advent of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 1989

Year in review: 1989 28/09/12  ||  Habakuk Do you really want to read about what happened in 1989? Well, the Iron Curtain came down. That’s the general history lesson for … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year in review: 1988

Year in review: 1988 31/08/12  ||  Lord K Philipson In a new feature here at GD we will cover a certain year in the most brilliant manner, enlightening you (of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment