Good morning and Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!
Today's post is fitting for the holiday since it will be featuring artists whose speech has been deemed offensive and controversial but protected under the First Amendment. Bob love America!
Bay Area Thrash is typically technical and progressive while New York Thrash is Hardcore/Punk influenced.
German Thrash is more melodic and Brazilian Thrash has more Death Metal riffing and sound.
I don't think I can adequately explain why I love this band so much in spite of being troubled at times with their lyrics. Maybe it's because I like horror movies. Maybe it's because I'm a godless heathen who follows no spiritual/religious tradition. Or I'm just a jerk. You decide.
My picks for Slayer:
Everything. Except maybe Diabolous in Musica. It just wasn't very good.
Other Thrash notables you should check out:
Possessed - They are particularly important to Death Metal, having coined the term.
Kreator - Pioneers of the German Thash sound
Skeletonwitch - A hybrid of Thrash and Black Metal. They're really awesome.
Sepultura - Not quite as good as they used to be but still worthwhile. Brazil brings it!
Hope all my U.S. friends have a fun and safe holiday. Remember to not drink and drive and don't let your friends do it either! To my friends in the rest of the world, have a terrific day!