All of the songs on this segment is gathered in a Spotify playlist, you can find it here
The Classic: Slayer - Raining Blood
All of those who know the bare existence of thrash metal knows about this song. It was not only the song that gave Slayer their breakthrough, and is the main highlight on the all time classic "Reign In Blood", but this is the song that took metal to the next level, inspiring all of the extreme sub genres for years to come. The stormy and mystic intro sets a good mood to the song, then King and Hannemann enters with some standard riffing, only to go full on bat shit crazy with one of the most evil guitar parts you'll ever hear. Araya takes over from there, with his highlight of course being him screaming the title. Finally, a insane solo taken from the 7th circle of hell, and you got yourself a killer tune.
The Newcomer: Dynazty - The Human Paradox
Yeah, it is classified as glam metal, but this is no Poison or Whitesnake or whatever, Dynazty takes those over grown hairdos and gives it a nice, glistening coat of metal to it. "The Human Paradox" is modern, powerful, and is boasted up with some kick ass performances from the guitarists Rob Love Magnusson and Mike Lavér, and the singer Nils Molin. So do not judge this book by its cover, go all in and find out just how good these guys really are.
The Personal Favourite: Almah - Living And Drifting
Edu Falaschi might mostly be known for his time in Angra, but he has created some great stuff in his new project Almah, a power metal band that also blends in some more modern metal into its music. "Living And Drifting" is fairly straight forward, a cool main riff, a epic and catchy chorus, and a killer solo to complete the puzzle. This song is almost childishly simple, but still so god damn good. Make also sure to check out the rest of the album "Motion", a fantastic effort from an underrated band.
Robert "Sharkruisher" Andersson