Thrash Metal Essay

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Thrash Metal Thrash metal has come a long since way since the 1970s and 1980s when it first began, with different songs such as Led Zeppelin's "Communication Breakdown" and Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave", and Queen's "Ogre Battle" and "Stone Cold Crazy" paved the way for new artists in the thrash metal category to step in and become a new popular genre and a number of bands began incorporating the sound of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The beginning of heavy metal was a not so easy one, with a lot of criticism of their lyrics and their acts on stage, leading to a number of protests. But as it became more mainstream, more people would start listening to it. Then it divided into sub categories, because different bands wanted to separate themselves from the same image as every other band, and be unique, with a different sound of everything to the sound of the lead singer’s voice to the guitar riffs, which became as we know it now, with sub categories like speed metal, groove metal, death metal and thrash metal, and thrash metal has became well known among metal fans these past 2 decades. Thrash metal, or more simply known as just “thrash” is known to have 4 main acts that represent thrash metal; Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer. Three out of the four acts started formed their group all in 1981, except Megadeth, which formed in 1983, after lead singer Dave Mustaine left Metallica and successfully created Megadeth as a competitor to other thrash metal bands, especially Metallica, because Megadeth is second only to Metallica in sales and commercial success, and there are often “Metallica vs. Megadeth” debates among fans on who’s the top band. All four bands have different messages when it comes to their song lyrics, but are all known to fall under the thrash metal category because of their grungy lead singers and speed metal-like guitar

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