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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 1)

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Continuing in the vein of our under-appreciated UK, U.S & German thrash features and our under-appreciated American death metal features, Worship Metal now casts its critical eye over 6 under-appreciated classics of 80’s American Heavy Metal….and you can forget the big guns of the genre, as we’re focusing on those albums that tend to slip under the radar.

This feature is here to highlight those 80’s American heavy metal classics which, we feel, deserve far more love….and this is just PART 1, there’s plenty more quality 80’s American heavy metal to come!

Starting with:

Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory (1986)

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Few bands could rival the metal perfection engineered by Crimson Glory on this, their debut album, and its equally accomplished follow up Transcendence. Bombastic, heavily charismatic and enlivened by the outstanding vocals of frontman Midnight….Crimson Glory had it all!

Masterful musicianship and a theatricality that left even Queensrÿche flailing, the likes of “Azrael” remain mind blowing; a true classic of 80’s American heavy metal overflowing with enough ideas and perfect riffs to fill an entire album.

A band that should have experienced the success of the Maiden’s and Priest’s of this world, their footnote standing in the annals of 80’s American heavy metal history is a disgrace.

About Chris Jennings (1160 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

4 Comments on 6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of 80’s American Heavy Metal (Part 1)

  1. Héctor Hurtado // May 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm // Reply

    What a list, fantastic! I would only change Open the Gates for Crystal Logic and that’s it!

  2. Culprit, Helstar, Medieval Steel

    • Chris Jennings // June 4, 2018 at 4:34 pm // Reply

      Good call! Helstar are already pencilled in for a future entry but Culprit and Medieval Steel definitely need some attention….we’ll get on it!!! \m/

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