THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 11: Slayer’s “Hell Awaits”

The Legacy WELCOME BACK! If I had to identify the first album that actually scared me as a kid, it would be Slayer's thrash classic Hell Awaits, which turns 35 this March.  For once it wasn't just the cover, but rather the nakedness of aggression that felt like a genuine threat.  As a thirteen year-old … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 11: Slayer’s “Hell Awaits”

THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 2: Sodom’s “Agent Orange”

The Legacy Thrash had already been growing in the 80's up until Sodom's release of Agent Orange on June 1, 1989.  Built on the foundations of speed punk and existing heaviness, thrash created a legacy of aggression that planted its feet as one of the core metal subgenres.  The first groups that come to mind at … Continue reading THIS MONTH IN METAL No. 2: Sodom’s “Agent Orange”