Metal Evolution Official Trailer – Region Free

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Anyone outside of the USA would have been a little miffed at failing a Geographic check by the website when trying to view the Metal Evolution Trailer. Well strap on those studded wristbands again and feast your eyes on 50 seconds of Metal Splendor!

Metal Evolution premieres on VH1 Classic on 11/11/11 at 10PM (Eastern) and will then appear weekly in its Saturday @ 10pm time slot.
The series will be airing in other territories and we will announce this information as soon as we possibly can!

Our gift to you: Turn it up and hit the Play Button.

Metal Evolution presents 11 episodes based on the ground-breaking “Heavy Metal Family Tree”. This 26 sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal – from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the Chart as his road map, host/producer and metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. From bars and back alleys to the biggest open air festivals, Sam will visit the pioneers of British and American hard rock who laid metal’s sonic foundation, as well as the current leaders of contemporary metal. Whether you love metal, documentaries or just great stories, Metal Evolution is the ultimate examination into the history of Heavy Metal music.

Drawing on the expertise of a whole team of musicians, journalists, academics, and producers, Sam will explore the questions heavy metal fans have always wanted to ask. A highlight of the series will be Sam’s in-depth discussions with many of heavy metal’s most important and influential personalities. From Alice Cooper to Slash, Lemmy to Rob Zombie and members of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Slayer, Van Halen, Def Leppard, The Stooges, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Poison, Rage Against The Machine, Alice In Chains, Korn, and many more, Sam will investigate the history, myths and intricacies of Metal.

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  • Rc19680207

    Will this be released on dvd at some point in time?

    • Admin

      RC, It’s hard to say right now, the series will need to run its full course but I expect that it will be available shortly there after.

      • JF

        count me in as a guaranteed sale!

    • JF

      ditto – My dvd copies of Headbangers Journey and Flight 666 are among the most prized in my collection!

  • Wiki528

    oh fuck. im so fucking exited, cant wait to see it ! i just found out i dont have that fucking channel, but hopefully im going to watch it on the internet. BECAUSE I FUCKING LOVE METAL. ps LARS ULRICH makes it even more exiting he is the fucking coolest drummer ever ! he is just awesome i love him. FUCK YEAH ! m/

    • Admin

      :) – We can appreciate your enthusiasm. Thanks for the comment!

  • Michael A Bushnell

    The first part airs next Friday but when does the other ten parts air?

    • Admin

      Hi Michael, have a look at this post (2nd paragraph). Every following Sat at 10pm EST.

  • Jim

    Will those of us without VH1 Classic in the US be able to stream it on their website after it airs?

  • CaptFennell

    The show was absolutely awesome can’t wait for the next ten shows my head may explode while waiting.

  • Thrasher

    What song is being played during the trailer? or closing credits

    • Jmp

      The Trooper by Iron Maiden; Piece Of Mind is the album…

  • TwistedSpeech

    Last night’s debut was great, but I felt the show forgot two roots. Both of these men were great and iconic rockers from the 1950s that I believe gave great influence to Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and even Punk Rock music. The first would be Chuck Berry with his rockin’ 1955 debut of ‘Maybellene’. The heavy chugging guitar riff and pounding drums were very influential on future rockers and metal heads. The other would be Link Wray and his 1958 instrumental classic ‘Rumble’. His heavy, bluesy, raucous guitar sound caused by punching pencil sized holes into the cone of his amp speaker gave way to guys like Tony Iommi years later. Link Wray is known as the “King Of Fuzz Guitar” and that sound is heavily used in Heavy Metal to this day. And thank you for finally getting what I’ve been saying for a long time about Heavy Metal being part of a bigger community than just the stereotypical Metalhead that people associate Heavy Metal with. All forms of music are beautiful, old and new alike. You should try and enjoy different genres and look at things from all different perspectives so that you have a better understanding of the world. Heavy Metal is great music, and perhaps to some the greatest, but don’t let that be the only music out there that gets you. Thanks again. I look forward to the other 10 parts. : ) 

    • Admin

      Thanks TS. Very insightful and thoughtful comment. Great points! Origins of Metal could surely spawn its own complete series I’m sure.

      • TwistedSpeech

        Indeed it could. If you guys ever get to put the eleven part series out on DVD, please, put as much extras on there as possible. Extend that bad boy and include things that were not mentioned. : )

    • JF

      speaking of – Jimmy Page credited Wray as influential in It Might Get Loud . . 

  • The Pamster

    Wow was the debut AWESOME! I was totally blown away by the show last night and cannot WAIT To see more! So grateful to Sam for taking the time to make both the Metal Headbanger’s Journey Documentary and this incredible Mini-series! Thank you Sam!! :D

  • Jeff A. Taylor

    Just a great first episode. Have to note that having Alex Skolnick on screen while talking about jazz and metal and NOT asking him about jazz and metal seemed a missed opportunity, but with time constraints… And Cream needs to get slotted in here real quick as they were the link between the Kinks/Stones/Yardbirds/Who and Sabbath. Plus there’s that jazz link again with their playing. And Cream’s sheer volume…nuts. Still considering each epi could run 90 min easy, you’re off to a flying start. 

  • Jimbo

    So interesting to find out that on the freakin family tree you find the Stooges, NY Dolls, Ramones, Clash, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Nirvana… Not only did most of these bands not incorporate cheesy metal solos into there songs most had NO solos at all.  Those and other branches this dude put in there are painfully out of place.  Notice they only lead to Grunge?  Sorry is everything with a distored guitar and loud Metal?  I think not.  He would have had to add Elton John and Queen then.  Sorry but I don’t think those bands would put themselves anywhere on a metal family tree.  Started with Sabbath.  Should just stick to the facts and let it stand on its own…  Metal is about agression, testosterone, wearing a black uniform, having long hair, oversinging, and playing pretentiously long solos, with too many notes and no space.  That Malsteen interview was priceless… “its never too much” haha.  That solo thing he did with the orchestra was one of the most unmusical things I’ve ever heard.  Completely pretentious. 

    • TwistedSpeech

      Actually Grunge is very closely associated to Heavy Metal. Bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Motorhead were all heavily influential on Nirvana, Soundgarden, & Alice In Chains. Yes, Grunge is more in the Alternative Rock realm than anything else, but they did garner roots from the Heavy Metal world as well. And there are tons of solos in Grunge, even from Nirvana. Just because it isn’t some 3 minute long classically influenced solo like that in Heavy Metal doesn’t mean it’s not a solo, my friend.

      • Admin

        Great comments! Thank you. All are welcome of course! The ‘Tree’ is always a contentious topic and will forever spurn dialogue. The original concept was meant almost tongue in cheek (okay, totally but people really dug it) to illustrate how deep ‘metal’ was and where it has taken roots from and evolved over time. Someone else would describe a completely unique and different perspective and we LOVE THIS! Show us your tree! We’ll post it here and let everyone else rip it to shreds, haha. The point is that the ‘Facts’ will fluctuate depending on your own background and influence. We fully appreciate this and encourage everyone to describe their own ‘Heavy Metal Family Tree’ and .. Keep Raging!!

      • JF

        Soundgarden definitely has a big Black Sabbath feel

        • TwistedSpeech

          Oh, most definitely. There is no bones about that, but Nirvana had a Black Sabbath meets Black Flag feel to them in their early sound, and even on their final album, “In Utero”.

  • Hooligans_rebels

    kick ass , man !!! hungry for more !

  • Jcaelles

    Does any one know where I can watch the first episode?

  • Jose

    Hi, im from mexico where i can watch it?

  • P_O_O_g_t_a

    i know in canada it wont air til the week after so you might have to wait too bud

  • Downwrong

    This is just so incredibly well researched and well executed. Just like all of the Banger Films projects to date. I haven’t been this excited about a weekly program in a very long time. The first episode was spectacular. Kudos to you!

  • JF

    Great, great opener – I’d been so excietedly waiting for this series to kick off and it certainly has delivered.  Only knock I could offer would be my surprise that Beethoven’s 5th was not mentioned as perhaps the first metal riff (before Holst & Wagner).  I’ve always thought Beethoven was the Metallica of his day.  Sam, Scott & Co;  your work is just great!  Looking forward to more to come; thanks!

  • Tedbanger

    Just watched the 2nd episode and I’m wishing Metal Evolution was 26 episodes long instead of only 11… it’s shaping up to be an analytical metal fan’s dream come true. I’ve been excited about this series since I first heard about it months ago and it is living up to the hype. I’m enjoying the look into the roots of heavy music and hearing from some of the greats (i.e. Bill Ward) and their varied influences, although I’m really looking forward to seeing the focus switch to actual metal music. Seeing the metal ‘family tree’ in A Headbanger’s Journey inspired me to start exploring the vast world of metal – much of which I was sadly ignorant to at the time. There are so many sub-genres and hybrid genres out there (safe to say there are at least twice as many as those listed on the metal family tree) and it is incredibly awesome to see a series dedicated to focusing on some of the major ones. Thank you Scott and Sam!

  • TwisrtedSpeech

    Good episode on the “American” side of Heavy Metal, but again you forgot some things. The Ventures, I believe, were way more influential on Heavy Metal than Dick Dale or The Wailers (not to be confused with Bob Marley & The Wailers). And let’s not forget Link Wray who was hugely influential on the Heavy Metal sound that you have omitted. Enjoying the documentary, just feeling there are pieces being missed in it that I know you can’t get out there in a one hour show.

    • JF

      Yeah TS, I feel like Link Wray should have gotten a nod, too.  Plus the opportunity to mention the heritage of Misirlou seemed to be overlooked, but I was glad to hear Gene Krupa brought up.

  • Chbdms

    Great I luv this always had my musci and this really brings it back and together,,/thank you,,/

  • Chbdms

    I want a Heavy metal family tree T-Shirt.  Are they out their to buy?   and If not they should be…  I luv it…  

    • JF

      Hellyeah!!!  That’s an awesome idea!  and long sleeve, too.  I’d be in for at least two of them.

  • Eric Daniels

    Where is the Heavy Metal tree, I have been trying to find the evolution of Metal as a music genre. I see it on T.V. and can’t find it on the blog. By the way Mr. Dunn and company what a great documentary so far and the other docs in your series kicks ass !!

    • Admin

      Hey, check the sleeve of the Metal: A Headbangers Journey DVD. :)

  • tallman

    Awesome show. The best thing on TV.  I hope Link Wray, Cactus and Mountain are acknowledged in upcoming episodes. Also hope to see D.R.I. mentioned when you get to the thrash era. I look forward to every episode to come except the inevitable glam/poser thing.

  • Robert Shankle Jr

    Amazing series Sam.  Thank you, thank you.  Keep up the great work.

  • Robert Shankle Jr

    Robert Plant and Jimmy Page do not want to be associated with the term or genre “Heavy Metal”!?!  WHAT THE —-??? HAHAHAHA!!!  First, no one said Led Zeppelin were ”heavy metal” or “metal” just that it was a precursor to it. [Deny it all you want] but Zeppelin was the early heavy rock band, PERIOD.  Hell, the British Blues pioneer, John Mayall added to the series and he wasn’t HEAVY. FYI to Page/Plan: Its millions of rockers and metalheads like myself that made you old gents rich, famous, rock-n-roll icons. Not blues, bluegrass or indie-hipster music fans.  I’m insulted by your snobery as should a large majority of your fans. Even still my Zeppelin boxset will remain next to my Maiden & Priest boxsets. Shame on you.

  • TwistedSpeech

    Good episode last Saturday. Found it funny that Steve Harris was doing all he could to deny any influence from the Punk Rock movement of the 1970s, even though we all know very well that Punk Rock bands like the Sex Pistols and The Clash were hugely influential on the NWOBM movement. I don’t blame Steve Harris for not wanting to associate his self or his band with that movement, the fans were pretty nasty and violent people, but the music and DIY ethics of the Punk Rock musicians were definitely influencing bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Diamond Head. I am surprised you didn’t mention that both AC/DC and Motorhead were the only two Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands that the Punk Rock fans liked. I think it was mainly because of their raw sounds myself, but yeah, they were actually liked by the punks.

  • TwistedSpeech

    Good episode tonight, but I’m a little shocked there was no mention of Winger or Kip himself. You did surprisingly capture, for me anyways, exactly why Glam Metal took a dive. The new generation (which I was a part of) just wasn’t feeling Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, Cinderella, or any other Glam Metal bands anymore. Glam Metal did its self in, not Grunge. It really pisses me off when people start bashing Grunge and saying how it killed all Metal. It didn’t. Thrash bands like Metallica, Pantera, Anthrax, and Megadeth all had very successful albums throughout that era when Grunge rained supreme. Metallica’s most successful album, The Black Album, came out in 1991 and had very successful singles all the way through 1992. So did Megadeth and Pantera. Thrash really didn’t die out until the Ska-Punk movement in the mid-90s. If you notice throughout all of Heavy Metal’s rises, they always seem to rise during times when the economy sucked or a major war was happening. When times are down, gloomy music is what people want. When times are up then they want cheery music. That’s just how the world usually works. Except for now though. Now is just an odd time. I think it’s due to the fact that MTV and radio are pretty much dead and the internet has given us the digital download age so there are really no music shops to go look for unheard of artists. The future of music is certainly bleak as far as the traditional avenues are concerned. Can’t wait for the Thrash episode next Saturday. I hope the Grunge one is next. : )

  • Brian T

    Anyone know where to watch episodes that have already aired?  I missed the one just before New Wave on British Heavy Metal and the Glam episode that just aired last night.

    Good series.  I am waiting to see if they get the SF/Metallica parts right, since I was there.  Will they mention how Metallica moved to SF to get away from LA and the glam metal scene?  Will they mention Ron Quintana’s KUSF radio show that was instrumental in spreading the British metal in SF, but only from 2am-8am on Sundays?

    • JF

      I noticed today they are available on iTunes for $2.99 a pop.  I plan to buy the series once complete.

    • TwistedSpeech

      I believe on iTunes

    • JF

      Hey Brian – I have since seen the series episodes available for digital download purchase on Amazon as well.  Plus Amazon had a more reasonable price, (especially if you want to buy the whole series).

  • Paul Ochtrup

    I simply cannot understand why the Death Metal and Black Metal genres are being overlooked.  The U.S. and Swedish Death Metal scenes had an unforgiving and MAJOR impact on metal as it is today.  The growled/clean vocal effect as well as blast beats being used in such trendy modern metal bands such as Avenged Sevenfold.  The Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Black Metal scenes also had an indelible impact on the Metal world.  Bands such as Bathory, Dissection, Mayhem, Emperor, Impaled Nazarene and Beherit laid the blueprint for extreme Metal and have given way to bands like Black Witchery, Archgoat, Conqueror and Impiety.

    • JF

      That is a head scratcher. Although not a fan myself, I would be surprised to see the series ultimately conclude without covering these houses of the metal tribe; especially since they were touched upon in Headbanger’s Journey.  Definitely would seem like a gaping void in the discussion.  VH1 needs to step up and commission the completion of the series.

  • RafterMan

    Love this show!

  • TwistedSpeech

    Great episode on Thrash Metal tonight. Can’t wait to see the Grunge episode next Saturday. Keep up the great work. I hope you’ll cover other forms of music in the future. : )

  • tallman

    Cool episode, especially the interviews with Philthy Animal Taylor and Slayer, but you guys kind of skimped on the East Coast thrash bands. Absolutley no mention of Nuclear Assault, Faith or Fear, S.O.D. or Overkill (except for about two seconds of Bobby Blitz talking about Enter Sandman? I still don’t get why people like that song). I think the Tri-State area thrash bands had way better albums than Testament or Death Angel, even though I liked those bands too. Maybe the thrash era should have been a two-part episode to cover both coasts plus Texas. (D.R.I. and Pantera were left out of the thrash history lesson too.)  Looking forward to the grunge episode.

  • Metalrob72

    Please explain why we get episodes covering Grunge & Shock Rock, two styles of music that aren’t even metal, and an episode covering Nu-Metal but you completely ignore Death Metal, one of the biggest & most influential sub-genres of metal. I’ll definitely watch the last 2 episodes of the series, which cover Power & Progressive Metal, but since the next 3 episodes (Grunge, Nu-Metal, Shock Rock) have very little to do with actual metal music (ok, the Shock Rock episode will probably cover Alice Cooper & Gwar, but anyone who says Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit  or just about any Nu-Metal band is metal is flat out wrong, Disturbed being the only exception) I’m going to skip them.

    • JF

      No segment on Death metal does seem like an oversight. 
      I’m not even a fan, but I would be surprised to see the series ultimately conclude without covering it.  Definitely would seem like a void in the discussion and I would say out of character for everything else I’ve seen from Sam, Scott & Co.  VH1 needs to step up and commission the completion of the series.

  • Anonymous

    love these shows…will Metal Evolution come out on DVD????

    • JF

      hey – BLU RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      with bookoo extras!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    will metal evolution come out on dvd????

  • Broncstomper111

    What about the vocal influence of bands like black oat Arkansas on the grunge bands and the “post grunge” bands

  • TwistedSpeech

    That was a great episode tonight, you got the bulk of it all right. For those who don’t realize it from watching this episode tonight, and something I’ve known since Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, & Soundgarden made their worldwide success in the early 90s, is that the one genre of music that ties all of them together to make them Grunge artists is Punk Rock, and particularly it’s sub genre of Hardcore. That’s what tied them all together. Yes Heavy Metal was an influence on 3 of the 4 most popular Grunge bands, but it wasn’t the main ingredient. So yes, you could say that Grunge doesn’t fit in with Heavy Metal because of that aspect. I say Grunge is a part of Heavy Metal because the music was taking key parts from the NWOBM movement with influences from Motorhead, Saxon, and Judas Priest, just as the Thrash Metal bands were, but the key difference is that Thrash Metal leaned harder towards NWOBM where Grunge took more up with Punk Rock and Hardcore. One thing I am shocked you didn’t mention was the fact that Neil Young is considered by many to be the Godfather of Grunge music. I was expecting an interview with him or discussion of his influence, and yeah there is a hell of a lot of Neil Young in Grunge music. Especially lyrical content and guitar riffs. Other than that missing component, you pretty much got what made Grunge music so amazing to a kid like me who was eight in the fall of 1991 when Nirvana and Pearl Jam came to the mainstream, then Alice In Chains and Soundgarden in 1992 & 93 respectively. I don’t think Kurt’s death killed Grunge, I think it killed music in general because it just threw everyone for a loop. I think with time there will be some great Rock music again, but for now it’s going to be stagnant until there are enough years between those who were alive when he died and those who have only heard about it, much like what happened when John Lennon died.

    • Admin

      Thanks for another great comment! Feel free to post under the Episode trailer teaser post. Helps keep the topic/page somewhat on point. Love the Neil Young comment!

      • TwistedSpeech

        Well I know the main point of discussion was whether the big four Grunge bands were Metal or not, so I understand not delving much deeper into the music than you had. I was also a little shocked you didn’t talk about Stone Temple Pilots. A great band from L.A. that hit the mainstream in 1993 and were instantly accused of ripping off the Grunge sound that was infamous with Seattle at the time. As for Candlebox being a ripoff of Grunge, I don’t see it that way since they started in 1990 in Seattle. Grunge took America by storm in the fall of 1991, so they were influenced already long before the big blowup and weren’t just trying to market their sound in that way to get famous like the big four did. They just happened to be discovered last.

  • tallman

    Cool episode. This question of should grunge be considered metal is interesting and kind of odd historically. I recall the heavier Seattle bands being lumped in with metal right from the start. Back in 1990 when I first heard of some these Seattle bands no one was referring to them as grunge, they were just considered to be new heavy bands. I remember Soundgarden opening for Voivod. When Alice in Chains opened for Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth in the Spring of 91 they were clearly considered to be a metal band. I don’t remember the grunge label being used until Pearl Jam’s album came out later and I definitely wouldn’t consider that band to be heavy or have any metal aspects to their sound. All these different bands were later labelled grunge as a marketing tool because of the city they were all from, regardless of their individual styles. To me Alice in Chains and Soundgarden were metal.

    • TwistedSpeech

      I agree with you about the marketing plan. That was all MTV’s doing. Another thing that linked them all together besides being from Seattle was the fact that they all dressed down. None of them every changed out of their dirty street clothes. That was where the Grunge label came from. Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, especially Alice In Chains, are Heavy Metal bands. Nirvana had Metal influences, but they were more geared towards the Punk and Alternative Rock genres than anything else. Pearl Jam took Punk Rock and mixed it with Classic 70s Rock sounds and Blues from the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan to get their sound.

      • tallman

        Yeah, the street clothes thing was part of the Seattle image but nothing new. That was Metallica’s look in the 80′s, especially Cliff Burton. Would have liked to have seen Mad Season mentioned in this episode. Above was a great album. 

        • TwistedSpeech

          I agree. Mad Season’s ‘Above’ album is a classic. Wearing street clothes isn’t original, but at that time when all these Grunge bands came to the forefront it was strange to most people because everyone in the mainstream music scene, the Glam Metal bands that I am referring to, were all dressed up. The way Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam dressed blew everyone’s mind because they looked like your average joe. That’s why you had idiot fashion designers trying to cash in on that look. None of those people ever hung around no bodies. They stuck around their rich coke head friends and thought poor people didn’t exist.

  • TwistedSpeech

    Good episode tonight, Sam, but I still think Nu Metal sucks and has thrown Heavy Metal music in general off it’s tracks. I’m surprised you didn’t have interviews with Incubus or 311 who were at one time considered part of Nu Metal. I would never consider System Of A Down to part of Nu Metal. Can’t wait to see the Shock Rock episode next week. : )

  • TwistedSpeech

    Hey Sam, I know you said to post comments in another place where the demo video is, but I can never find it, so I hope you’re not too angry for me posting here. I just wanted to say that I really dug the last two episodes of Metal Evolution but felt there was still much left out, particularly with no mention of GWAR (except in interviewing their lead singer) in the Shock Rock episode and no mention of Steve Vai or Joe Satriani for the Power Metal episode. Those two guitarist’s playing styles seems to fit in Power Metal very well to me. Thanks by the way for turning me on to a new form of Metal which you could also call Mythology Metal since the lyrics are very mythological in nature. They said the next episode is the “season finale” so does that mean there will be another season coming? If so, what will you cover? I thought this was just going to be an eleven part special covering many genres of Heavy Metal and after that this would conclude your documentary on all things Metal. Well I hope you’re enjoying your new found success, Sam. I’ve really enjoyed your work. I’m in college right now working on becoming a music journalist so maybe someday in the future our paths will cross. Good luck on all future projects. : )

    Peace – Terrence Cain

  • Anonymous

    Too bad there isn’t an episode dedicated specifically to stoner/doom… Excellent series anyway!

  • Philipjones1050

    Is this coming out on DVD???? In the UK?

  • Shirazgirl1

    Couldn’t interview every single band that we all feel has a place somewhere in metal history. I’m sure Sam and his peeps had a very difficult time developing a strat plan in deciding which played a major role in the development of the evolution of what each genre is today. I’m just pissed that MJK was too much of a biotch to give an interview.

  • Jonas – Sweden

     What bothers me is the very american focus on the series. No doubt america is the most important country in the evolution of metal, but the only foreign countries I’ve seen so far is the UK and Sweden. This I find a bit limiting in the series.. and the fact that you’re missing out on almost all “extreme” metal subgenres (deathmetal, black metal, grindcore etc.. ).

    But anyway this is a GREAT show and I hope you explore the missing pieces of the puzzle in the next season.

    //Jonas – Sweden

    • Jonas – Sweden

       In my defense, I’ve only seen as far as the NU-metal episode.

  • Mathias Hellquist

    Thanks for a great series, very well done.
    Even though I am impressed by the coverage I am also slightly disappointed in that there was little/no coverage of THE biggest game changer of the 90′s: Pantera. What they did, both in song writing, riffing and musicianship we still hear today. I don’t think there is any of the big bands today that can deny influence from Panteras 5 albums (going from CFH).

    Also, as already mentioned, Death Metal most certainly deserve coverage.

    Guess you can’t please everyone, but still, going through the 90′s (twice by my count) and not mentioning Pantera, Entombed etc did make me wish for more.

    Thanks for a great series otherwise though, I love how we get to meet quite a few of the “gods” in relaxed atmospheres and I would love to see the full material or a “the making of…” :)