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Metal Academy

Two long time fans chronologically explore the most important albums in the 50 year history of metal music. We focus on each album's influences, importance and quality, while inserting our personal memories from decades past and arguing the way only brothers can.
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Now displaying: Category: 1970s
Jun 16, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music by covering the the second half of 1978 and the entirety of 1979. While Judas Priest continue their push towards a more accessible form of metal, Motörhead arrive with a ferocity yet unheard.

Feature albums:
Judas Priest - Killing Machine
Motörhead - Overkill
Motörhead - Bomber

Other bands discussed:
Black Sabbath
Heavy Load
Accept
Scorpions
Saxon
Samson
Iron Maiden
Riot
Legend

May 12, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music by covering the the years 1976 to 1978. As Black Sabbath's run of classics finally comes to an end, a challenger from Britain stands up and makes their presence felt.

Feature albums:
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
Judas Priest - Stained Class

May 12, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music by covering the the years 1972 to 1975. That means more Black Sabbath, which is never a bad thing. Well...not at this point anyway.

Feature albums:
Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Sabotage

Other bands discussed:
Sir Lord Baltimore
Budgie
Bang
Scorpions
Judas Priest
Rainbow

May 12, 2017

Daniel and Ben begin their chronological journey through the history of metal music by covering the origin of the genre. After discussing the bands that introduced the elements that would eventually form the traditional heavy metal sound, the brothers turn their attention to the first true metal band... Black Sabbath.

Feature albums:
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

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