Multcolib My Librarian Matt: Metal 101
Annotation:Halford and company helped usher in the new wave of British heavy metal. One of my favorites. Listen to: "Screaming for Vengeance"
Annotation:Post Metallica, Dave Mustaine formed Megadeth, with a straight forward hammering guitars, accented by gravely vocals. Listen to: "Peace Sells"
Annotation:Hailing from Brazil, Sepultura made their own way into the world of metal with crunching riffs and Max Cavallera's vocal stylings. Listen to: "Beneath the Remains"
Annotation:Influenced by others on this list, Metallica has reached mainstream success while maintaining it's metal ties. Listen to: "Blackened"
Annotation:Ronnie James Dio not only popularized the ubiquitous "horns". He was also one of the most prolific singers in the genre. Listen to: Holy Diver"
Annotation:Although they lean toward hard rock, AC/DC falls in the grey area where blues and metal converge. This album picks up after the death of the original singer, Bon Scott. Listen to: "Back in Black"