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"I know nothing of the ways of True Metal, please teach me!" screamed maggot grrrrl as I promoted the release of Bang The Head That Doesn't Bang II.
Thinking that a raw beginner would find it tricky to warm instantly to the delights of Minotaur, Dismember and Hypocrisy, I set about on this definitive compilation of important METAL bands. OK, so there's no Manowar, but then I haven't got any...
None of these are the obvious "hit singles", but I was also trying to cram on as many bands as possible without sacrificing quality. This is the result, charting the beginnings of metal to the middle of the 90's when nu-metal kicked in and ruined everything.
- BLACK SABBATH - Behind The Wall Of Sleep [3:39]
- LED ZEPPELIN - Black Dog [4:39]
- AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie [5:16]
- JUDAS PRIEST - Hell Bent For Leather [2:39]
- SAXON - Motorcycle Man [3:51]
- MOTÖRHEAD - Bomber (live at Hammersmith) [3:17]
- IRON MAIDEN - The Trooper [4:09]
- METALLICA - Hit The Lights [4:14]
- SLAYER - Altar Of Sacrifice [2:52]
- ANTHRAX - Among The Living [5:12]
- MEGADETH - Rust In Peace... Polaris [5:34]
- GUNS N' ROSES - Right Next Door To Hell [2:57]
- SEPULTURA - Dead Embryonic Cells [4:51]
- PANTERA - Mouth For War [3:58]
- BIOHAZARD - Shades Of Grey [3:28]
- THE ALMIGHTY - Possession [4:25]
- MACHINE HEAD - Old [4:06]
- NAPALM DEATH - Twist The Knife (Slowly) [2:51]
- PARADISE LOST - Once Solemn [3:04]
- FEAR FACTORY - Demanufacture [4:11]