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If there was a single proof of the incredible longevity and immense popularity of the this genre, it would be the exceptional career of Metallica. Nurtured both by the historical pillars of Hard and Metal, from Deep Purple to Blue Oÿster Cult through Thin Lizzy or Motörhead, to underground hardcore bands, they have gone from bitter rehearsals in their famous...

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Title Artist Album Duration
1
Helter Skelter (Remastered)
The Beatles The Beatles 00:04:29

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Martin, Producer, Unknown, Other - The Beatles, MainArtist

℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)

2
Helter Skelter (Remastered)
The Beatles The Beatles 00:04:29

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Martin, Producer, Unknown, Other - The Beatles, MainArtist

℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)

3
Living Wreck
Deep Purple In Rock 00:04:35

Ritchie Blackmore, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Deep Purple, MainArtist - Ian Gillan, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ian Paice, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jon Lord, Producer, Organ, Writer - Roger Glover, Producer, Bass Guitar, Writer - Andy Knight, Recording Engineer

2015 Purpletuity Limited for WWD excluding USA, Canada & Japan and 2015 Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company for USA, Canada & Japan 1970 Warner Records Inc.

4
Living Wreck
Deep Purple In Rock 00:04:35

Ritchie Blackmore, Producer, Guitar, Writer - Deep Purple, MainArtist - Ian Gillan, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer - Ian Paice, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jon Lord, Producer, Organ, Writer - Roger Glover, Producer, Bass Guitar, Writer - Andy Knight, Recording Engineer

2015 Purpletuity Limited for WWD excluding USA, Canada & Japan and 2015 Warner Records Inc., a Warner Music Group Company for USA, Canada & Japan 1970 Warner Records Inc.

5
Communication Breakdown (Remaster)
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (HD Remastered Edition) 00:02:30

John Davis, Remastering Engineer - Robert Plant, Vocals - Jimmy Page, Producer, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer - John Bonham, Drums, Backing Vocals, Writer - Led Zeppelin, MainArtist - John Paul Jones, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer

© 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2012 Atlantic Records

6
Communication Breakdown (Remaster)
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (HD Remastered Edition) 00:02:30

John Davis, Remastering Engineer - Robert Plant, Vocals - Jimmy Page, Producer, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer - John Bonham, Drums, Backing Vocals, Writer - Led Zeppelin, MainArtist - John Paul Jones, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer

© 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2012 Atlantic Records

7
Billion Dollar Babies (Album Version)
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits 00:03:43

Michael Bruce, Guitar, Writer, Background Vocals - Reggie Vinson, Writer - Glen Buxton, Lead Guitar - Dennis Dunaway, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Neal Smith, Drums, Background Vocals - Steve Hunter, Guitar - Bob Ezrin, Producer - Donovan Leitch, Vocals - George Marino, MasteringEngineer - Alice Cooper, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jack Douglas, Engineer - Ed Sprigg, Engineer - Shelly Yakus, Engineer - Robin Black, Engineer - Frank Hubach, Engineer - Peter Flanagan, Engineer - Logan Jervis, Engineer

© 2005 Warner Records Inc. Manufactued & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.

8
Billion Dollar Babies (Album Version)
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits 00:03:43

Michael Bruce, Guitar, Writer, Background Vocals - Reggie Vinson, Writer - Glen Buxton, Lead Guitar - Dennis Dunaway, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals - Neal Smith, Drums, Background Vocals - Steve Hunter, Guitar - Bob Ezrin, Producer - Donovan Leitch, Vocals - George Marino, MasteringEngineer - Alice Cooper, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jack Douglas, Engineer - Ed Sprigg, Engineer - Shelly Yakus, Engineer - Robin Black, Engineer - Frank Hubach, Engineer - Peter Flanagan, Engineer - Logan Jervis, Engineer

© 2005 Warner Records Inc. Manufactued & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.

9
The Boys Are Back In Town (Remix)
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak (Deluxe Edition) 00:04:32

Phil Lynott, ComposerLyricist - Thin Lizzy, MainArtist - John Alcock, Producer

℗ 2011 Mercury Records Limited

10
The Boys Are Back In Town (Remix)
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak (Deluxe Edition) 00:04:32

Phil Lynott, ComposerLyricist - Thin Lizzy, MainArtist - John Alcock, Producer

℗ 2011 Mercury Records Limited

11
Sin City
AC/DC Powerage 00:04:45

AC/DC, Associated Performer, Main Artist - A. Young, Composer, Lyricist - Bon Scott - M. Young, Composer, Lyricist - Angus Young, Guitar - B. Scott, Composer, Lyricist - Malcolm Young, Guitar - Vanda, Producer - Young, Producer - Harry Vanda & George Young for Albert Productions, Producer - Phil Rudd, Drums - Cliff Williams, Bass

(P) 1978 J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd

12
Kashmir (Remaster)
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (HD Remastered Deluxe Edition) 00:08:37

John Davis, Remastering Engineer - Robert Plant, Vocals, Writer - Jimmy Page, Producer, Guitar, Writer - RON NEVISON, Engineer - John Bonham, Drums, Writer - Led Zeppelin, MainArtist - John Paul Jones, String Arranger, Bass Guitar, Keyboards

© 2015 Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2012 Atlantic Records

13
Kashmir (Remaster)
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (HD Remastered Deluxe Edition) 00:08:37

John Davis, Remastering Engineer - Robert Plant, Vocals, Writer - Jimmy Page, Producer, Guitar, Writer - RON NEVISON, Engineer - John Bonham, Drums, Writer - Led Zeppelin, MainArtist - John Paul Jones, String Arranger, Bass Guitar, Keyboards

© 2015 Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2012 Atlantic Records

14
Stargazer (Album Version)
Rainbow Rising 00:08:25

Ritchie Blackmore, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ronnie James Dio, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Birch, Producer - Jimmy Bain, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cozy Powell, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Rainbow, MainArtist - Tony Carey, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer

A Republic Records Release; ℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Stargazer (Album Version)
Rainbow Rising 00:08:25

Ritchie Blackmore, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Ronnie James Dio, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Birch, Producer - Jimmy Bain, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cozy Powell, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Rainbow, MainArtist - Tony Carey, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer

A Republic Records Release; ℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
God Of Thunder
Kiss Destroyer 00:04:14

Bob Ezrin, Producer - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

17
God Of Thunder
Kiss Destroyer 00:04:14

Bob Ezrin, Producer - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

18
Heavy Metal Thunder (1997 Remastered Version)
Saxon Wheels of Steel / Strong Arm of the Law 00:04:16

Saxon, Composer, Arranger, Vocals, MainArtist - Peter Gill, Composer - Gill, Composer - Paul Quinn, Composer - Graham Oliver, Composer - Peter Byford, Composer - Stephen Dawson, Composer - Will Reid Dick, Engineer

© 1997 Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1980 1997 Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company

19
Heavy Metal Thunder (1997 Remastered Version)
Saxon Wheels of Steel / Strong Arm of the Law 00:04:16

Saxon, Composer, Arranger, Vocals, MainArtist - Peter Gill, Composer - Gill, Composer - Paul Quinn, Composer - Graham Oliver, Composer - Peter Byford, Composer - Stephen Dawson, Composer - Will Reid Dick, Engineer

© 1997 Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company ℗ 1980 1997 Union Square Music Limited, a BMG Company

20
Smokin'
Boston Boston 00:04:21

Boston, Associated Performer, Main Artist - John Boylan, Producer - T. Scholz, Composer, Lyricist - Brad Delp - B. Delp, Composer, Lyricist - Tom Scholz, Guitar, Producer - Barry Goudreau, Guitar - Sib Hashian, Drums - Fran Sheehan, Bass

(P) 1976 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

21
Smokin'
Boston Boston 00:04:21

Boston, Associated Performer, Main Artist - John Boylan, Producer - T. Scholz, Composer, Lyricist - Brad Delp - B. Delp, Composer, Lyricist - Tom Scholz, Guitar, Producer - Barry Goudreau, Guitar - Sib Hashian, Drums - Fran Sheehan, Bass

(P) 1976 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

22
Loved by You
Riot Restless Breed 00:05:37

Riot, MainArtist - Masterdisk, Masterer - Ventura, Composer - Rod Hui, Engineer - Rick Ventura, Writer - Sandy Slavin, Drums - Fire-Sign Limited, Production - Frank Scilingo, Assistant Engineer - Greene St. Recording, Mixer, Recording - Kip Leming, Bass - Strawberry Mastering, Masterer

© 1982 Elektra Entertainment ℗ 1981 Elektra/Asylum Records.

23
Loved by You
Riot Restless Breed 00:05:37

Riot, MainArtist - Masterdisk, Masterer - Ventura, Composer - Rod Hui, Engineer - Rick Ventura, Writer - Sandy Slavin, Drums - Fire-Sign Limited, Production - Frank Scilingo, Assistant Engineer - Greene St. Recording, Mixer, Recording - Kip Leming, Bass - Strawberry Mastering, Masterer

© 1982 Elektra Entertainment ℗ 1981 Elektra/Asylum Records.

24
Beating Around the Bush
AC/DC Highway To Hell 00:03:56

AC/DC, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Angus Young, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, Producer - Bon Scott, Composer, Lyricist - Malcolm Young, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Phil Rudd, Drums - Cliff Williams, Bass

(P) 1979 J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd

25
Beating Around the Bush
AC/DC Highway To Hell 00:03:56

AC/DC, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Angus Young, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, Producer - Bon Scott, Composer, Lyricist - Malcolm Young, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Phil Rudd, Drums - Cliff Williams, Bass

(P) 1979 J. Albert & Son Pty Ltd

26
Nobody's Fault (Album Version)
Aerosmith Rocks 00:04:25

Aerosmith, Arranger - Aerosmith, Performer - Aerosmith, Producer - Brad Whitford, Composer - Brad Whitford, Guitar - Brad Whitford, Lyricist - Jack Douglas, Arranger - Jack Douglas, Producer - Jay Messina, Recording Engineer - Joe Perry, Guitar - Joe Perry, Vocal - Joey Kramer, Drums - Joey Kramer, Percussion - ROD O'BRIEN, 2nd Engineer - S. Tyler, Composer - S. Tyler, Lyricist - Sam Ginsberg, 2nd Engineer - Steven Tyler, Keyboards - Steven Tyler, Vocal - Tom Hamilton, Acoustic Bass

(P) 1976 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

27
Nobody's Fault (Album Version)
Aerosmith Rocks 00:04:25

Aerosmith, Arranger - Aerosmith, Performer - Aerosmith, Producer - Brad Whitford, Composer - Brad Whitford, Guitar - Brad Whitford, Lyricist - Jack Douglas, Arranger - Jack Douglas, Producer - Jay Messina, Recording Engineer - Joe Perry, Guitar - Joe Perry, Vocal - Joey Kramer, Drums - Joey Kramer, Percussion - ROD O'BRIEN, 2nd Engineer - S. Tyler, Composer - S. Tyler, Lyricist - Sam Ginsberg, 2nd Engineer - Steven Tyler, Keyboards - Steven Tyler, Vocal - Tom Hamilton, Acoustic Bass

(P) 1976 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

28
I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Live at the Civic Center, Dothan, AL - December 1980)
Blue Öyster Cult Rarities (1969-1988) 00:05:53

Blue Oyster Cult, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - J. LENNON, Composer - George Geranios, Producer - Paul McCartney, Composer

(P) 2012 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

29
I Want You (She's So Heavy) (Live at the Civic Center, Dothan, AL - December 1980)
Blue Öyster Cult Rarities (1969-1988) 00:05:53

Blue Oyster Cult, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - J. LENNON, Composer - George Geranios, Producer - Paul McCartney, Composer

(P) 2012 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

30
Bastille Day (Album Version)
Rush Caress Of Steel 00:04:42

Terry Brown, Producer, Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Alex Lifeson, ComposerLyricist - Geddy Lee, ComposerLyricist - Neil Peart, ComposerLyricist - Rush, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Anthem Entertainment

31
Bastille Day (Album Version)
Rush Caress Of Steel 00:04:42

Terry Brown, Producer, Engineer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Alex Lifeson, ComposerLyricist - Geddy Lee, ComposerLyricist - Neil Peart, ComposerLyricist - Rush, Producer, Recording Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1975 Anthem Entertainment

32
Attack of the Mad Axeman (Live at the Budokan, Tokyo, 12 August 1981)
The Michael Schenker Group One Night at Budokan 00:05:05

The Michael Schenker Group, MainArtist

2016 Chrysalis Records Limited 2009 Chrysalis Records Limited

33
Attack of the Mad Axeman (Live at the Budokan, Tokyo, 12 August 1981)
The Michael Schenker Group One Night at Budokan 00:05:05

The Michael Schenker Group, MainArtist

2016 Chrysalis Records Limited 2009 Chrysalis Records Limited

34
L'élite (Album Version)
Trust Antisocial - Le Meilleur Des Années CBS 00:03:55

Kathleen O'Donoghue, Background Vocal - Marc Van, 2nd Engineer - Raymond Manna, Bass - Norbert Krief, Guitar - Norbert Krief, Composer - TRUST, Performer - Max Middleton, Piano - Max Middleton, Keyboards - Serge Pauchard, Re-Mixer - Hervé Muller, Producer - Steve Parker, 2nd Engineer - Dennis Weinreich, Mixing Engineer - Helen Hardy, Background Vocal - Dennis Weinrich, Recording Engineer - Bernard Bonvoisin, Lyricist - Bernard Bonvoisin, 2nd Engineer - Bernard Bonvoisin, Background Vocal - Bimbo Acock, Saxophone - Jeannot Hanela, Percussion - Jeannot Hanela, Drums

(P) 1979 Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.

35
7 Gates of Hell
Venom The Seven Gates of Hell - The Singles 1980-1985 00:05:25

Jeffrey Dunn, Composer, Electric Guitar - Anthony Bray, Composer, Percussion - Conrad Lant, Composer, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Venom, MainArtist

© 2003 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1984 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

36
7 Gates of Hell
Venom The Seven Gates of Hell - The Singles 1980-1985 00:05:25

Jeffrey Dunn, Composer, Electric Guitar - Anthony Bray, Composer, Percussion - Conrad Lant, Composer, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Venom, MainArtist

© 2003 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1984 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

37
A Corpse Without Soul
Mercyful Fate The Beginning 00:06:56

Mercyful Fate, MainArtist - K. Petersen, Composer, Writer - H. Shermann, Composer, Writer

© 1987 Metal Blade Records, Inc. ℗ 1987 Metal Blade Records, Inc.

38
A Corpse Without Soul
Mercyful Fate The Beginning 00:06:56

Mercyful Fate, MainArtist - K. Petersen, Composer, Writer - H. Shermann, Composer, Writer

© 1987 Metal Blade Records, Inc. ℗ 1987 Metal Blade Records, Inc.

39
The Skull Beneath the Skin
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! 00:03:48

Megadeth, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Dave Mustaine, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Dave Mustaine & Karat Faye, Producer, Recording Engineer - Karat Faye, Producer, Recording Engineer - TOM BAKER, Mastering Engineer - Chris Poland, Guitar - Gar Samuelson, Drums - Bill Kennedy, Re-Mixer - David Ellefson, Bass

(P) 2002 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

40
The Skull Beneath the Skin
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good! 00:03:48

Megadeth, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Associated Performer - Dave Mustaine, Composer, Guitar, Lyricist - Dave Mustaine & Karat Faye, Producer, Recording Engineer - Karat Faye, Producer, Recording Engineer - TOM BAKER, Mastering Engineer - Chris Poland, Guitar - Gar Samuelson, Drums - Bill Kennedy, Re-Mixer - David Ellefson, Bass

(P) 2002 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

41
Death Metal
Possessed Seven Churches 00:03:15

Possessed, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Jeff Becerra, Lyricist - Mike Torrao, Composer - Randy Burns, Producer

(P) 1985 Columbia Records a division of Sony Music Entertainment

42
In A Gadda Da Vida (Album Version)
Slayer Soundtrack To The Apocalypse 00:03:16

Slayer, MainArtist - Douglas Lloyd Ingle, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1987 American Recordings, LLC

43
Death Metal
Possessed Seven Churches 00:03:15

Possessed, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Jeff Becerra, Lyricist - Mike Torrao, Composer - Randy Burns, Producer

(P) 1985 Columbia Records a division of Sony Music Entertainment

44
First Strike Is Deadly (LP Version)
Testament The Legacy 00:03:41

Alex Perialas, Producer, Engineer - Testament, MainArtist - Alex Skolnick, Composer, Guitar - Chuck Billy, Vocals - Greg Christian, Composer, Lyricist, Bass Guitar - Jon and Marsha Zazula, Executive Producer - Louie Clemente, Drums - Souza, Lyricist - Eric Peterson, Composer, Guitar - Eric Stanley Peterson, Composer - Steven Michael Souza, Lyricist - Alexander Nathan Skolnick, Composer

© 1987 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States ℗ 1987 Megaforce Records Inc.

45
Under the Guillotine
Kreator Pleasure to Kill 00:04:36

Kreator, MainArtist - Miland Petrozza, Composer - Harris Johns, Producer, Engineer - Roberto Fioretti, Bass Guitar - Mille Petrozza, Vocals, Lead Guitar - Jürgen Reil, Drums, Percussion

© 2000 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1986 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

46
First Strike Is Deadly (LP Version)
Testament The Legacy 00:03:41

Alex Perialas, Producer, Engineer - Testament, MainArtist - Alex Skolnick, Composer, Guitar - Chuck Billy, Vocals - Greg Christian, Composer, Lyricist, Bass Guitar - Jon and Marsha Zazula, Executive Producer - Louie Clemente, Drums - Souza, Lyricist - Eric Peterson, Composer, Guitar - Eric Stanley Peterson, Composer - Steven Michael Souza, Lyricist - Alexander Nathan Skolnick, Composer

© 1987 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States ℗ 1987 Megaforce Records Inc.

47
Ride the Sky (Remix)
Helloween Walls of Jericho 00:06:44

Helloween, Composer, Remixer, Performance, MainArtist - Kai Hansen, Composer

© 2006 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2002 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

48
Under the Guillotine
Kreator Pleasure to Kill 00:04:36

Kreator, MainArtist - Miland Petrozza, Composer - Harris Johns, Producer, Engineer - Roberto Fioretti, Bass Guitar - Mille Petrozza, Vocals, Lead Guitar - Jürgen Reil, Drums, Percussion

© 2000 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1986 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

49
Beneath the Remains
Sepultura The Complete Max Cavalera Collection 1987-1996 00:05:14

Sepultura, MainArtist - Igor Cavalera, Producer, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Andreas Kisser, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Bass - Antoine Midani, Engineer - Scott Burns, Producer, Mixer - MAX CAVALERA, Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Paulo Pinto Jr, Producer, Writer, Bass - Tom Morris, Mixer - Monte Conner, Producer

© 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2012 Roadrunner Records, Inc. ℗ 1989, 1996, 1997 The All Blacks B.V.

50
Ride the Sky (Remix)
Helloween Walls of Jericho 00:06:44

Helloween, Composer, Remixer, Performance, MainArtist - Kai Hansen, Composer

© 2006 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 2002 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

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If there was a single proof of the incredible longevity and immense popularity of the this genre, it would be the exceptional career of Metallica. Nurtured both by the historical pillars of Hard and Metal, from Deep Purple to Blue Oÿster Cult through Thin Lizzy or Motörhead, to underground hardcore bands, they have gone from bitter rehearsals in their famous garage days to the biggest stadiums and festivals on the planet. And all this in more than thirty years of hard work with many records and rewards, but also with many sacrifices and fierce opposition. With nearly 130 million albums sold worldwide, Metallica is undeniably the symbol of a success that owes nothing to any formatting, like all those musicians who have chosen a path other than that of easy success. But, as varied as the styles they have tried, from the Thrash Speed of the beginnings to the experiments not always understood of St Anger or Lulu, they cannot summarize the innumerable currents that have developed in more than fifty years.

For a long time we were content with Hard Rock or Heavy Metal standards, but in the early 80s, some opted for the excess of colours of glam, while others were content with Black Metal or Death Metal. Between these extremes, some will defend an elite technicality, through Prog Metal, while others will push back the boundaries of sound aggression via Grindcore, Industrial Metal, Doom, Sludge ... Logically, ambitious or reckless musicians will not fail to create bridges between all these schools, so Mathcore will combine technique and aggressiveness, Symphonic Metal will reintroduce classic influences from Deep Purple, Rap Metal will dig deeper into the influences of Hip Hop widely exploited in the Neo (or Nu) Metal, while Folk Metal will tap into traditional Celtic... So much so that with all the hybrid groups that appear in recent years, we here at Qobuz are never bored, as well as Hellfest or Download Festival ... © Jean-Pierre Sabouret / Qobuz

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