Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” turns 30! No ratings yet.

Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” turns 30!			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in 1986, Essential Albums, S, This Month of Metal, Thrash, USA |

The year was 1986 and the extreme’s of thrash metal were starting to be pushed to higher boundaries. With 2 albums already released, Slayer was already making a huge name for themselves. Though “Hell Awaits” was heavier and darker sounding that its predecessor, the iconic album “Reign in Blood” went even further down the same path, leaving an even bigger, if not the BIGGEST mark on metal history. Though the album is technically considered...

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Listen To: Iron Maiden – Power Slave No ratings yet.

Listen To: Iron Maiden – Power Slave			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in 1984, EMI, Essential Albums, Heavy Metal, I, NWOBHM, Playlist, U.K. | 1 comment

Widely regarded as the quintessential heavy metal album of all time, Iron Maiden‘s Power Slave is an album for the ages. There is not a single fan of music that has anything bad to say about this masterpiece. This is an essential album for all metal heads to own. Nothing says NWOBHM quite like Iron Maiden. Power Slave is the album that defines this era and genre of music to a T. I believe I have seen more Power Slave shirts in my life than any other album or band...

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Listen To: Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse No ratings yet.

Listen To: Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in 1994, Black Metal, Candlelight Records, E, Essential Albums, Norway, Playlist, Symphonic Black Metal |

As an integral part of the second wave of black metal was Emperor. Bringing a new sound of operatic symphony to the genre, Emperor brought a new elegance to the once primitive nature of black metal. Emperor‘s 1994 full length album In The Nightside Eclipse is an extraordinary album that all metal heads and fans of excellent music in general should all consider and Essential Album. It has been 22 years now since this album has been released, how do you feel In the...

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Albums You Should Be Listening to in May 2016 No ratings yet.

Albums You Should Be Listening to in May 2016			No ratings yet.

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Cult Classics, Essential Albums, New Releases, This Month of Metal |

May 2016 has some killer releases you should all be listening to. Below we are going to show you some new albums, 5 essential albums you should be¬†reacquainting yourself to, 5 cult classics you should be discovering and 5 albums that previously came out in May of previous years. This is MetalXtreme’s Albums You Should Be Listening to in May 2016.   New Releases     Hatespirit‘s ravishingly ravenous debut album Blood & Poetry is a diabolical...

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Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life No ratings yet.

Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in 1990, C, Death Metal, Essential Albums, Old School Death Metal, USA |

Alright you primitive screwheads listen up! Chris Barnes is the only reason this band ever existed. Corpsegrinder gets all this stupid credit for this band he does not deserve. Cannibal Corpse was popular before him and way better. Here is my reasoning. The 80’s death metal scene was ran by the Florida sound but in 1990 Cannibal Corpse changed it all. Cannibal Corpse brought the New York sound to the populous of the metal community, the same sound that Suffocation...

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Terrorizer – World Downfall No ratings yet.

Terrorizer – World Downfall			No ratings yet.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in 1989, Earache Records, Essential Albums, Grindcore, T, USA |

Death metal purists, you know the ones that are like “I won’t eat apples because they have a core”,here is the thorn in your sides. Two members from a legendary band by the name of Morbid Angel made a (if not the best ever) grind album back in 1989 that has yet to be rivaled, their names being Pete Sandoval and David Vincent, the album being World Downfall, the bands name…. Terrorizer. The name is so beautiful because that’s what they were to...

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