F E A T U R E

A 90s Look at the Albums Metallica Should Have Made
1/27/2017 5:11:07 PM by Frank Hill





The 1991 -1996 period for Metallica fans was pure anguish.

That five-year period between Metallica albums wasn't a fair one. The lofty expectations were ultimately going to lead to disappointment even if 'Load' was far better than it was. It's just human nature. But the real fact of the matter is this; the metal community spent the middle to second half of the 90s saying they don't need Metallica anymore. They were quick to shuck their ties and move on. It was this early to late 90s period that saw Europe explode with energetic youth. In Flames, Entombed, Hypocrisy, Immortal, Amorphis, Edge of Sanity...they were all blooming with innovative techniques that pushed heavy metal into the next century and helped pioneer and define new sub-genres.

There were a ton of great records in the 90s...I can remember collecting back then and before even reading the press reviews I could sense that something exciting was happening with an album's release. I've listed a few of these here for you and some of my memories of the album and its impact on the 90s culture that was clamoring for a new Metallica record or a suitable replacement for what they considered a very failed offering in 'Load'.

Read Eric Compton's editorial column on metal's image here: [Full Column Link]


<< back >>






RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Hate Eternal Racer X
Mudvayne White Skull
Vicious Mary Dokken
Deceased Goatwhore
Deranged Seven Witches
Godsmack Godflesh
Lamb of God Firewind
Angel Dust Pyn Siren
Tungsten Evolution
Nicta Supervillain
Catch 22 SelfInflicted
Biomechanical Kilfast
Mourning Beloveth Lanfear
Malstrom Nordheim
Beautiful Creatures Stryper
Edguy DevilDriver
Deivos Secret Sphere
Dew Scented Force Of Evil
Node Celesty
Ebony Ark Madison Paige
Graveland David Shankle Group
Icon And The Black Roses Gamma Ray
Highlord Jorn
Lonewolf Black Zodiac
Destructor Mob Rules
Chapter VIII Scorpions
Lilitu Final Dawn
Dio Potential Threat SF
Katagory V Megadeth
Chris Caffery Necrodemon
Six Feet Under Haunted By Angels
Blind Guardian Tsjuder
Karmakanic Tristania
John Oliva's Pain Of Infinity
Kinetic Paradise Lost
Crowbar Bloody Sign
The Mighty Nimbus Belef
Soilwork Sabaton
Vicious Circle Tarot
Mechanical Poet Apocalyptica
Darkthrone Argument Soul
Marduk Pure Inc
Bleed The Sky Meshuggah
Axis Of Perdition Drunkard
Strapping Young Lad Mirador
God Among Insects Dark Funeral
Unshine Nuse
Prowler Inc. Frameless Scar
Alice Cooper Cannon
Devil Lee Rot Impaled Nazarene
Morgana Lefay The Scourger
Nuclear Assault Future is Tomorrow
Illuminatus Winterfell
ASG Mabon
Shattersphere Running Wild
Ewigkeit Dechrist
Even X Bronx Casket Company
Dogs Of Winter Craft
Second Shadow Tandjent
Intronaut Codeon
Upwards of Endtime Valhalla
Viron Silver Dirt
Hate Profile Abysmal Dawn
Apiary Space Odyssey
War Within Mouth of the Architect
Wednesday 13 The Ruins of Beverast
Enochian Crescent Amputated
Rotting Christ Demise
Darkness Eternal Lecherous Nocturne
Centinex Blood Tsunami
The Gathering Fu Manchu
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Lost Eden
Southern Gentleman Threat Signal
Manticore The Chronicles of Israfel
Merciless Death Marc Sasso
White Wizzard Divine Empire
Manes Aborted
Malevolent Creation Architect
Keldian Night Ranger
Dantesco Shining Star
Pop Evil Blood Haven
Puscifer Armory
Celestia Coffins
Battleroar My Dying Bride
DC4 Earthen Grave