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Whats your favorite extreme metal band from the 80s?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Bathoryswans, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Considering what you listen to lately, I'm wondering if anything can sound extreme :p
     
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    My point exactly. :tickled:
     
  3. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    :worship::worship::worship:
     
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    My favourites 80's bands are Death and Sadus.
     
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    The 80's were great for metal. Those albums still get played the most around here.

    Extreme?

    Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    Possessed - Seven Churches
    Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    Leave Scars is heavy as f*&^ too.
    Death - Scream Bloody Gore
     
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    The golden era of metal. By order of preference for that decade:

    Slayer
    Destruction
    Exodus
    Sepultura
    Sodom
    Death
    D.R.I.
    Venom
    Demolition Hammer
    Sarcófago
    Celtic Frost
    Kreator
    Possessed
    Morbid Angel
    Metallica
    Nuclear Assault
    Anthrax

    We could go on all day with this list, but let's just stop there...
     
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    I agree with this sentiment. I like the first two Metal Church discs quite a bit, but when Mike and John joined, the band really went to another level. While I love RTL - AJFA era Metallica, Slayer through SITA era etc. etc. I think the Howe era Metal Church, especially Blessing is superior to anything the big four released.
    Having said that, I don't consider them "extreme" but rather dark (or American style) powermetal with some thrash tendencies. Discovering them was not all good though. They were so good at what they did, I started having to go to other sub-genres of metal, like prog=metal and such, because no bands could compete with the vibe they had until I discovered Tad Morose MANY years later. They definitely were my favorite band in the very late 80's early 90's.

    Bryant
     
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    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    I guess I also should have mentioned Accept as well. Accept's songwriting is about as "traditional metal" as it gets, but Udo's vocal style was/is definitely bizarre enough to label as "extreme."

    Bryant
     
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    Same as you, I have them in that obscure hybrid of powermetal/thrash along with bands like Meliah Rage, Betrayer, Final Stage, Blatant Disarray, Heretic debut and even Angel Dust (European style) by moments. Also Hermetica and Horcas from Argentina fell under this description. Mesmerize last album may fit too.
     
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    Nuclear Assault, Slayer, Megadeth, Whiplash, Kreator, Destruction, Sodom, Death, Possessed, Blasphemy, Celtic Frost.
     
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    Tormentor released an album in 87 called Seventh Day of Doom and it is a statement against Slayer. If you listen to the song Tormentor from Show No Mercy, and then listen to that album afterwards, the band is kind of speaking against Slayer, saying Slayer was obviously influenced by Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, being a link between Metallica and Slayer. The album itself is good, and a nice precursor to the darker tone that doom and black metal took later.



    Slayer's song Tormentor for reference:

     
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    slayer
    death
    cannibal corpse
    sepultra
    lamb of god
     

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