Episode #28 August 1987
Welcome to this weeks episode of The Heavy Metal History Podcast, This week we venture ever forward into August of 1987. This is the month the Black Metal genre as we know it came into existence with the Mayhem EP "Deathcrush" forever changing the landscape of not only the underground metal scene, but how metal as a whole would be viewed for decades onward. Then we talk some new releases that have come out over the past couple weeks and what Matt and I thought of them (Hint, they're all fantastic) And finally, we end on Cacophony's "Speed Metal Symphony" Album that showcases two of the best virtuoso guitar players to ever live, Jason Becker and Marty Friedman. With that album comes a tragic tale of Jason Becker and his diagnosis of ALS and how he continues to write music and maintain his positive attitude to this day!
Albums we discussed this week:
- Mayhem - "Deathcrush EP"
- Cacophony - "Speed Metal Symphony"
Albums we discussed for "New Releases"
- Cradle of Filth - "Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay"
- Counterparts - "Youre Not You Anymore"
- Ensiferum - "Two Hunters"
- Myrkur - "Mareridt"