Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or styles very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Swedish metal band Ghost is a very big deal these days, and almost every song they produce concerns the devil, God, some demons, or even the creation story. Here's a short analysis of my 3 favorite Ghost songs concerning the fallen one.
In this unintentionally hilarious Christian ministry tape from 1987, anti-rock evangelists Dan & Steve Peters find out if Stryper are really rockin' for the Rock, or if they're working undercover for Satan.
Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, was released in 1983. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
The raw energy and colossal compositions in symphonic metal are what make this such a unique musical subgenre. This article showcases the very best symphonic metal bands. Read on and see if your favorite band made the list!
Here are the top ten greatest guitar solos from Tony Iommi, one of the fiercest and most inventive heavy metal guitarists of all time.
To date, Christian heavy metal outfit Fit for a King has produced five albums. But how do these albums stack against each other in terms of quality and content?
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
I never gave the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen a chance when it was current, but I warmed up to it decades later. Better late than never, right?
Queensrÿche's "The Verdict" was released in March 2019. It's the progressive metal legends' third studio album with frontman Todd La Torre.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
Warrant sensed change in the air as the Grunge Decade began, so they tried to toughen up their sound with 1992's "Dog Eat Dog" album. Was the experiment successful?
Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.
"Beyond Magnetic" is a 4-track EP by Metallica, released in 2011. The songs were leftovers from the "Death Magnetic" album sessions in 2008.