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There has been a recent revival of classic Thrash Metal 25+ years after it's unholy birth in the San Francisco Bay area. The revival is being led by a new group of bands like Lazarus A.D., Evile, Fueled by Fire, Hatchet whose members were zygotes or younger when the Kreators Testament, Metallica and Slayer invented the genre.
Thrash basically evolved from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) when garage bands took the inventive works of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and others then crafted the pinnacle of Metal.
Even bands (Metal Church, Exodus, Exciter, Death Angel) who never experienced the wide spread main stream popularity of the big Thrashers have reunited dusted off their patched jean jackets and recorded new work. Wikipedia has an excellent article on the creation, history, and bands comprising the Thrash Metal genre. Wikipedia articles on subjects of this nature can usually be considered reliable.
Thrash Metal is a fundamental expression of the angry young man. It is an outlet which captures the angry young man's voice as he enters into the early recognition of his power and ability and discovers he is thwarted since the modern age is geared towards women and middle aged men.
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