I was hoping to start this off by saying people of the ’80s were a “cowardly and superstitious lot” and we as a sociality have grown up a little to think that metal music isn’t a form of evil to be feared, just another form of artist expression.
Boy was I wrong. After reading some of the comments of people under the videos on YouTube I have to say (sadly) that the fear is still very much alive today. The lists I have been making thus far are populated with the music I heard on the radio, television, and in movies and they have stuck with me until today. Now this list is what I was popping into my little boom box or Walkman when I was growing up. Lets be honest, most of these bands are still together today, that can’t be said about many musical acts. Still to this day I listen to metal and to be honest there is only two types of music I listen to….’80s and metal. Here the two come together in perfection….enjoy and bang your heads!!
I admit there are far worse and “evil” bands that were around in the ’80s but the bands featured on this list were the more popular and were also more in the limelight of parental groups outrage. Plus these were some of my favorites!!!!!! I also apologize, I ran out of time this week so I’m skipping the little write-ups and letting the music do all of the talking.
Iron Maiden – Number Of The Beast (1982)
Slayer – Raining Blood (1986)
Megadeth – Peace Sells (1986)
Judas Priest – You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (1982)
AC/DC – Who Made Who (1986)
Metallica – Seek and Destroy (1983)
Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon (1983)
Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980)
Helloween – Halloween (1987)
BONUS: Iron Maiden – The Trooper (1983)
BONUS: Iron Maiden – 2 Minutes to Midnight (1984)
That is all for now. I don’t want to get in trouble for corrupting our youth!!
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