In our ongoing series of guest columns, we’ve asked a bunch of metal’s heaviest hitters to provide us with a list of five crucial albums they think will change you — either for the better or the worse. Today, we hear from Fight Amp’s Shayne Huff of Primate, who have a new album out now.
Slayer — Reign In Blood
This record completely changed the way I viewed metal, and more importantly, how I played drums.
Venomous Concept — Poisoned Apple
This album took metal and hardcore punk and smashed them together to create a new form of brutality with shredding guitars, crushing drums and in-your face vocals.
Municipal Waste — Art of Partying
This release is still one of my top faves in the thrash vein for super-technical guitar and blistering tight drum fills that just rip your head off.
Finntroll — Nattfödd
This record just blows my mind — on every level. The melding of the traditional music with metal is just fucking brilliant!
S.O.D. — Speak English Or Die
What can I say? Excellent drumming, killer riffage, great lyrics…it’s a perfect album! Not bad for a joke band!