frou wrote: Did not see a Heavy Metal thread so I thought I'd start one unless there is one I did not see.
What was your latest album purchase? Mine is the new Lamb Of God and I love it so far!! We may see a ton of new music thanks to this virus but,,,bring on the new tunes!!I'm a US/Euro metal collector of the 1980's which was the genesis of present day metal. I don't consider US hair metal bands as metal. They are better produced versions of old hard rock bands. Metallica is a US metal band and a few other Independent label US examples. However pathetic in numbers compared to Europe where metal was a absolute huge phenomenon in the 1980's. Most all European metal bands have English lyrics except French & Spanish metal bands, most eastern bloc European metal bands are native tongue as well. I will give several examples. First Italian Strana Officina translated as Mechanic shop. Short lived as two brothers within the band died in a car wreck.
Cannot leave without adding this one for the ladies. Has some heavy axe work as well by German band. The ladies liked Doro Pesch & Warlock on my Google+ site. Zed Yago is another female fronted German metal band. A few other female fronted metal bands, not many.