An NYC metal sampler
Take an aural tour of NYC metal, past and present.
Tue May 28 2013
“Caught in a Mosh” by Anthrax (1987)
No NYC metal roundup would be complete without a nod to the city’s representative in thrash metal’s Big 4—currently thriving in the wake of their stellar 2011 comeback, Worship MusicM—who counterbalanced the bloodthirsty vitriol of contemporaries like Slayer with punky irreverence and peppy hookcraft.
“The Death of Boredom” by Primitive Weapons (2012)
Brooklyn’s answer to white-knuckle post-hardcore titans such as Converge, Primitive Weapons—three members of which double as proprietors of essential Greenpoint metal bar Saint Vitus—can be found gigging constantly around town, turning up on bills both underground and high-profile.
“God of Thunder” by Kiss (1976)
Many don’t immediately associate the legendary shock-rock quartet with NYC, but three of the four original members were born within the five boroughs, with Chaim “Gene Simmons” Witz immigrating to Jackson Heights at age eight. Here we bring you a classic slab of adolescent-geared machismo.