Why Thrash Metal Now? | Michael Nirenberg

December 31, 2014 11:44 PM

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Retro-cycles are now a normal part of pop culture and have been for sometime. It is well documented that it's traced to the emergence of 1950's youth culture and their post WWII expendable income. You wait 20 years and there it is again. Lately Tupac and Kurt Cobian are commonplace, but you see that already.

When Thrash metal emerged in the 1980's it was a perfect storm of aesthetics, politics, tired 1960's ideology, and the emergence of a shameless, oil based, global terror war that continues today. Thrash metal (The 1980's solution to extreme guitar based music.) was peaking during the end of cold war...

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