Friday, August 7, 2009


SPEED METALHeavy metal grew up after hardcore and got faster, borrowing the more interesting ideas from the 1970s prog-rock explosion to make poetically convoluted song structures and thunderous, socially-abrasive riffing. While speed metal is not a focus of this site, we hail to the ancestors who brought structuralism and strumming technique to underground metal. The forces that created speed metal were like the 1980s themselves: suffocating, immobilizing, neurotic, and paranoid. In the collision of extreme hardcore and the NWOBHM riffmasters, speed metal was spawned and with it the rising death/black metal family of techniques.

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