It was the 40th birthday of Heavy Metal

Black Sabbath

From Metal Injection:

On February 13, 1970, the Birmingham quartet known as Black Sabbath released their self titled debut LP to the world. Fourty years ago today Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler & Bill Ward began a music revolution that would breath new life into the world’s bastard social scene of the time. It came to be known as heavy metal.

It was in 1987, I first listened to heavy metal album: Hysteria by Def Leppard It was a life-changing experience, I guess (!). After a long break after high school, I restarted to listen to with full force a few years ago…

Here is an Black Sabbath video:

Best Hair Metal Ballads

from Heavy Metal

What goes better with Valentine’s Day than sappy power ballads? The ’80s and early ’90s were the heydey of hair metal. Those bands were on the radio and sold out concerts across the world. Their biggest radio hits tended to be the ballads, the type of songs that would bring out the lighters at shows back before there were cell phones. Play these for your sweetie, and you’ll have a guaranteed very happy Valentine’s Day! Check out my list, then post your favorite hair metal ballads, and ones I may have missed.

January 2010 Best Heavy Metal CDs

from Heavy Metal

Best Heavy Metal Albums Of 1990

from Heavy Metal

Best Overkill Albums

from Heavy Metal

Though never included amongst the “Big Four” of thrash metal, New Jersey’s Overkill almost certainly finds themselves leading many fans’ second bracket for the genre, having led the charge for neck-wrecking speed metal for over twenty years.

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