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]


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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Bathory The Kovenant
Nightwish Scanner
Steel Prophet Karaboudjan
Cradle of Filth Symphorce
Warhorse Nazareth
Iron Maiden Fozzy
Liege Lord Manowar
Conquest SelfInflicted
Godiva Sevendust
Lanfear Nordheim
Drillpoint Edguy
Neverland Volbeat
TNA Exodus
Nova Lex Low Earth Orbit
Iron Angel Juggernott
Feinstein Destructor
Krokus Joe Lynn Turner
Skeletonwitch Lilitu
Rhapsody of Fire Final Dawn
Dio Wintersun
Potential Threat SF Nashville Pussy
Otep Eternal Flight
Scavenger Polterchrist
Slowlife Conquestador
Witchburner Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Scenteria Motley Crue
Bloody Sign Crionics
Hellfueled Requiem Aeternam
Maze Of Torment Quiet Riot
Labyrinth Vicious Circle
Hellfire Mechanical Poet
Angtoria Backyard Babies
the missing: Crimson Moonlight
Antares Stormwarrior
Oathean Boomerang
Omegalord Kinrick
Neil Turbin Pro-Pain
Manntis Mirador
Circus Maximus Taake
Monolithe Nightvision
To The Bone Mercyful Fate
Bolt Thrower Shattersphere
Avenged Sevenfold Arthemis
The Absence Phantom X
Spellbound Doomfoxx
Gojira Avulsed
Skullshifter Dogs Of Winter
Torture Killer Gorefest
Khold Detonation
End of Level Boss Taunusheim
Tandjent Ephel Duath
Beyond Fear Scum
Firehouse Degree Absolute
Moonspell Warrant (Amer)
Elvenking Candlemass
Speed/Kill/Hate The Sword
8th Sin Bludgeon
Abysmal Dawn Before Silence
Bloodbound Space Odyssey
War Within Skid Row
I Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
The Abominable Iron Sloth Myon
The Showdown Centinex
Blood Tsunami Southern Gentleman
Static-X Manticore
Mindgrinder Grenouer
Incrave Cattle Decapitation
Trouble Pantera
Gotthard Trenchfoot
Ulcerate Funeral
Fight Faith And Fire
Hell N' Diesel Frosthardr
Spheric Universe Experience Pathology
Rosetta Trivium
Witchfinder General Burzum
The Lamp of Thoth Bullet For My Valentine
Medieval Steel Alestorm
Mustasch Uli Jon Roth
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