15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 2)
It’s sad to say that this band no longer exists – after its bassist, vocalist and songwriter Ian Fraser Killmister, also known as Lemmy, died. He died of prostate cancer. It was he who formed the group in June 1975. He and his teammates, including members of an earlier squad – Larry Wallis and Lucas Fox – brought a new sound to the metal. Their single ‘Ace of Spades’ – “Ace of Spades” – is considered the best song of the group. It has been used endlessly in films, television programs, and video games. It was with them that the evolution of British heavy metal began. The group lasted forty years, releasing 23 studio albums and 10 more combined albums. But after Lemmy’s death, his bandmates Mickey Dee and Phil Campbell decided to dissolve her.
The founder of the group, Rob Zombie, is not only a musician, but also a director. It is not surprising that his team became famous not so much for music as for clips (one of the best songs is considered to be ‘More Human Than Human’ – there will be a desire, look at your leisure). Later, he completely switched to directing, of course, horror films, which also came as no surprise. They say that the name of the group was copied from the name of the horror film of the 1930s. The group achieved impressive success in a short time, but pretty soon broke up after Zombie refused to sign a record deal with Geffen Records. Today, Rob Zombie often performs at various music festivals with the songs of the group.
Well hello Prince of Darkness! The band’s vocalist Ozzy Osbourne has earned such a nickname by biting off a bat’s head on stage. So it is not for nothing that many consider Black Sabbath the most scandalous group of all time. It is impossible to believe that once the group was created as a blues-rock band. But their fate was not like that, and gradually the guys finally switched to heavy metal. At a time when Ozzy Osbourne enjoyed indulging in excesses in alcohol and drugs, the group was constantly in the spotlight. But the secret of their popularity was not connected with the intemperance of the soloist: their songs, in addition to music, had – it is difficult to believe, more precisely, to hear – also a social sound. English-language fans listened attentively to texts on social tension, politics, and the dangers of drugs. So the group earned a place in the Hall of Fame of British rock and roll honestly.
Another guy in scary masks, which is not very fresh at the present time. The band was founded in 1995 by percussionist Sean Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. Soon, Slipknot music attracted the attention of the public. True, at first the glory of noble brawlers came up, who arranged such tararams on their shows that mothers refused to let schoolchildren go to concerts. But soon the roughness smoothed out, they were replaced by strong, aggressive music, supported by energetic shows. In addition, the group is famous for its excellently made clips, unexpectedly intelligent for guys in latex masked monsters. For example, the clip and song ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ is a dedication to Stanley Kubrick, and this can be understood not only from the name. By the way, the masks are not as stupid as they seem: the group members have repeatedly admitted that it is thanks to the latex faces that they will not be recognized on the street, and that they can lead the lives of ordinary people, not rock stars.
These guys don’t need rubber masks – and so it’s clear that they are the scariest here. But even their scandalous fame did not surpass the musical. The music of the group literally radiates energy, and those who love rock cannot listen to it calmly. Guns’N’Roses instantly became a sensation after their debut album ‘Appetite for Destruction’, which in a matter of days reached the top line of the Billboard magazine hit parade. Each of their single became an event. The last before the collapse of the collective was the 1993 album ‘The Spaghetti Incident’. After him Guns’N’Roses left solo guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McCagan – and the band died. Strange as it may seem, it was this gang of broken guys who set a record for the release price – the release of the Chinese Democracy album cost about $ 14 million. In 2012, the group was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.