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The Top Metal Albums of the 80 – Part 2

Back in Black, AC/DC (1980) Back in Black sold an impressive 25 million copies, proving just how commercial hard rock can be. Bon Scott may have departed but Brian Johnson just fine in his place, fronting a band that offered arena-rock anthems that sound every bit as good now as they did back then. Replacing […]

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The Top Metal Albums of the 80s – Part 1

The 80’s was really the decade that established metal, which is a genre that is itself defined by many genres, as well as periods and clarifications, and, of course, controversies. It’s difficult to accept that such classic-style metal given to us by those artists like Ozzy Osbourne and Dio were around the same time as […]

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Top 7 Heavy Metal Bands of the 1980’s – Part 2

Here’s the second part of our look at some of the best metal bands in a decade that either brought or continued to bring commercial success to the likes of Metallica and AC/DC.

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Top 7 Heavy Metal Bands of the 1980’s – Part 1

It isn’t an easy task to pick out the 80’s best heavy metal bands, bearing in mind that the decade resulted in the sub-genres of both hair metal and thrash metal, and was the most pivotal decade in the history of the genre as a whole.

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10 Great Punk Love Songs – Part 2

Now back to our list of the greatest love songs in punk, featuring classics from punk gods Bouncing Souls, The Briefs, and Blink-182. These bands may be known for their punk roots but they weren’t beneath churning out the odd ballad that struck a chord or two with us. Let’s see if you remember any […]

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10 Great Punk Love Songs – Part 1

Punk rock may be about partying, politics, and anarchy, but there’s no reason why it can’t also be about love. Whether an occasion like Valentine’s Day or just for the sake of it, you may like to create a playlist of your favourite punk love songs. Well, we’ve made it easier for you with these […]

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Rock Music Post Punk

The time that has elapsed since Punk Rock died away at the beginning of the 1980s has been known as the Post Punk era. Many people believe that the genre had more impact on the industry once it had gone than it had when it was popular during the late 1970s. What it did do […]

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The Subgenres of Punk – Part 2

Ska punk Many of the neighbourhoods in London where punk grew in popularity had a large Jamaican population. This resulted in the formation of ska punk. This subgenre bends Jamaican ska rhythms with punk’s heavier beats. It isn’t dissimilar to traditional ska but heavier and faster. Ska bands also commonly use horn sections. Many of […]

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The Subgenres of Punk Music – Part 1

In order to fully get a grasp of punk music and its very nature, it’s vital to have an awareness of all of its forms. Punk may have at one time been all about the Ramones and the Sex Pistols but that’s no longer the case. Punk comes in numerous categories with various sounds and […]

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The Story of Rock in the 1970s

The 1970s was a period of great change in the rock music that was being created and listened to. The start of the decade saw the emergence of several huge bands that were titled as super groups but by the end of the decade although many of these groups were still playing, they were no […]

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