During the late 1970s, when London was ruled by pierced and motley droogs known as punks, a few long-haired headbangers sweated it out in the club scene trenches in order to keep British heavy metal alive. But rather than just repeat Judas Priest’s caterwauls or Sabbath’s satanic riffs, a new crop of bands borrowed punk rock’s speed, energy, and streetwise attitude and injected traditional metal muscle flexing (guitar riffs, a thick rhythm section, a singer with actual range) in order to create something fresh… read more >
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