Australian metal… where to begin

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.

Enjoy!

HARD ROCK
AC/DC : metal pioneers, super influential. Can’t not be on the list!

THRASH
Hobbs Angel of Death
Armored Angel
Bezerker (not The Berzerker, very different band)

BLACK/THRASH
Gospel of the Horns

DEATH/THRASH
Vomitor
Sacriphyx

DEATH METAL
Acheron/Abramelin
Corpse Molestation
Necrotomy
Innsmouth
Impetuous Ritual
Grave Upheaval

DEATH/GRIND
Blood Duster

AVANT-GARDE/PROGRESSIVE DEATH
Alchemist

EXPERIMENTAL DEATH/BLACK
Portal

BLACK METAL
Woods of Desolation
Ruins

BLACK/DEATH
Stargazer
Cauldron Black Ram
Martire
Anatomy
Destruktor
Bestial Warlust
Grenade

PROGRESSIVE BLACK/DOOM
Misery’s Omen

FUNERAL DOOM
Mournful Congregation

DOOM/DEATH
Disembowelment

DOOM/HEAVY METAL
Demon’s Gate

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