I’ve been asked to write an article about Australia’s best metal acts. Best, mind you. Not the most notorious, not the most signed to major labels. But the best. I take this to include pioneers of genres, too.
It’s a right tough gig, doing this. So what I’ve done is write a list; ask the biggest metal geeks in my life for input; and then file them down into genres. Before I go any further than this, I wanted to share it, because it is well impressive! Please note that bands like Mortal Sin, Destroyer 666, and Sadistik Exekution are on a previous article written by someone else, so they aren’t included here.
AC/DC : metal pioneers, super influential. Can’t not be on the list!
Hobbs Angel of Death
Bezerker (not The Berzerker, very different band)
Gospel of the Horns
Woods of Desolation
Cauldron Black Ram