Exploration: Death Angel – The Ultra-Violence (1987)

Death Angel is one of those bands that I've just never thought lived up to the hype. Maybe 10 years ago nobody was talking about Death Angel then all of a sudden there's this air of awe and genius that... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Slaughter – Strappado (1987)

When the tangled and murky origins of death metal are discussed, Canada's Strappado is often thrown into the mix. In 1987 death metal had yet to settle on an established sound, and this period is one of my favorite periods... Continue Reading →

Exploration: D.R.I. – Crossover (1987)

D.R. fucking. I. If this isn't a blast from my past I don't know what is. Goddamn, I loved D.R.I. when I was a wee punk rock kid in the 90s. D.R.I., along with Motorhead, and Metallica were the only... Continue Reading →

Cryptic Slaughter – Money Talks (1987)

While I'm a thrash and punk fan, crossover has never really been my bag aside from a few select bands and albums. I do, however, enjoy other forms of metal and punk meeting IE the crust element that is exploding... Continue Reading →

Holy Moses – Finished with the Dogs (1987)

After putting on Holy Moses you'd think you'd have just heard a new era thrash band. "Sounds a lot like Municipal Waste, Black Breath, or Power Trip." Now here comes the (unsurprising) kicker... Finished with the Dogs came out in 1987. WAY... Continue Reading →

Cacophony – Speed Metal Symphony (1987)

I've never been a fan of those highly technical, neoclassical, flashy guitar virtuosos like Yngwie or Joe Satriani or anybody that makes up the tour of G3 that seems to only attract button down flame shirted Guitar Center techs with... Continue Reading →

Grim Reaper – See You in Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985), Rock You to Hell (1987)

Every now and then I like to go back and explore these bands from the earlier to mid early (that's a thing) ear of metal. As my time as a metal devotee I'd often dismiss these early bands or NWOBHM... Continue Reading →

Vendetta – Go and Live… Stay and Die (1987)

I think thrash, more so than the other metal genres, is the one that is misrepresented the most. Maybe not misrepresented but pigeonholed the most perhaps. Most genres acknowledge numerous innovators and and legendary acts where as thrash has really... Continue Reading →

Apocrypha – The Forgotten Scroll (1987)

I just can’t get enough of these 80′s, American power metal bands. The genre was so inventive back then. It was like the wild west of exploration combining speed/thrash/power/classic and NWOBHM into various beasts. Apocrypha do just that as well.... Continue Reading →

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