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>>1433>eh idk. NWOBHM had Maiden and Def Leppard (and Motorhead but I wouldn't call them great songwriters for making the same song over and over again) but the rest of the scene was pretty forgettable.
I disagree. I think it's pretty telling how much you see '80s metal on lists of the best metal songs/albums of all time.>Thrash definitely did peak in the 80's and the neothrash revival is complete garbage.
I tend to shy away from stylistic revivalists in metal, as they tend to come across like cargo cultists without what made the original bands good.>see what I'm saying?
It really depends on how much you like the style enough that the good outweighs the filler for you. Honestly, even my favorite records have songs on there I don't care for. That said, despite there likely being some HIDEN JEMS
out there that I'm missing, it's a pretty disappointing genre overall.>death metal
I'm not into death metal other than the early and more garage-y sounding stuff, like Possessed and Mantas, or deathgrind like Terrorizer. I'll make an exception for Atheist, since they're my favorite death metal band period.>black metal
I'll give you that. '90s black metal by and large craps all over the First Wave bands.>while shit like Pantera and White Zombie emphasized the catchiness of old school thrash.
Vulgar Display of Power can definitely hang up there with the older classics.