Between the 1960s and 1970s is the time when hard rock and heavy metal joined the world of music. The thick bass produced by the powerful electric guitars was the best and attracted so many music lovers. Indeed there was no doubt that the then metal bands had their own unique way of delivering quality music. It can only be compared to a tsunami wave as it swept almost everyone across the globe.
Although it takes time and a lot of practice to properly sharpen your ability and mastery of the legendary guitars and drums, in the 1980s, the best bands gave it all. This prompted analysts to come up with the list of the few metal bands that extra ordinarily played their music. You can check out on the internet.
So, what are the top 5 metal bands in the 1980s?
To date the below mentioned metal bands have been in the books of history for doing what they knew best – playing music.
Given birth in Los Angeles California, in 1981, this metal band became one of the most influential bands in the world. They majored on giving their listeners quality music other than quantity and that is why even after 30 years of their existence in the music industry; they only released about 9 studio albums and 4 live albums. This however, did not hinder the people from buying their albums. They recorded a staggering 100 million sale of their music albums, this was a record set. They were since known for their aggressiveness and fast tempos not forgetting perfect coordination amongst the band members. Recently, in 2009, they went down yet again in the book of history by being voted into the rock and roll hall of fame.
In 1987, this American metal rock music band was started and became popular almost immediately. It was mainly associated with reviving and making famous the punk rock in the United States of America. Since the band was formed, it has successfully sold over seventy million copies of its album. In addition, it has also been nominated and won five times in the Grammy awards. This is not a mere achievement, because we had even older bands that never reached this level. All along, led by the vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, the loud and outstanding green day band never disappointed their followers.
Guns N Roses
Initially in the early 1980s, the entire world and mostly California, was saturated in the dance and pop music which was dominantly produced by one of the king of pop music the late Michael Jackson. Guns and roses shook the world with a new style and way of music by producing several heavy metal songs that were very refreshing and new in the music industry. As opposed to the other know metal bands that only lasted for few years, guns and roses exist up to date. In 2012, it was formally put among those in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Comprising of vocalist axl rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steve Adler guns n’ roses was formed in the 1985 and has since then sold more than 28 million copies of their released albums.
Formed in the 1970s and dominated all through to the ‘80s, the kiss band had extra ordinary live shows that by then were not compared to any other. To date, the rock band continues to sell and record more concerts all over the world. They currently have sold up to 28 gold albums, a record that very few American bands have broken.
Started in 1968, led zeppelin, an English band have since record nine studio albums which have all been among the top ten list of the US Billboard album chart, back in those days, this was not a mere achievement. Since the band lost one of its members – john Bonham, in 1980, it has never wished to continue and was therefore disbanded. However, the band is still very popular today with people all over the world buying their albums.
Are you a hard rock fanatic? Then you definitely have albums of the above listed metal bands; if not, then you are missing out on the best songs and live concerts in the history of hard rock music. To get more of this, click here