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Old 04-18-2008, 10:39 AM
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The Rise Of Underground Metal / 1983

Source: The Most Pit

Dan Haggerty of The Mosh Pit is doing a series on the rise of underground metal, his latest column covering 1983. "The explosion of heavy metal in this time was part of metal becoming commercial, but also the rise of this underground that would become the dominant form of heavy metal very soon. It was 1983 and it was time of the underground to surge and grow to shape the future. Now for some great albums that were part of this year…"

Accept - Balls to the Wall
Savatage - Sirens
Alcatrazz - No Parole From Rock N' Roll
Krokus - Headhunter
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Dio - Holy Diver
Queensr˙che - Queensr˙che
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Black Sabbath - Born Again
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Metallica - Kill 'Em All

Dan briefly discusses each and has some youtube video links to boot.

Well done, Dan!
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