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Metal Massacre 3
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Metal Massacre 3
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Metal Massacre 3
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Metal Blade
Release Date: 5/3/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: By Decade, 1990s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 039841404326, 039841404340

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Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 04/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like the famous Metal Massacre, Vol. 1, which is noteworthy for introducing the world to Metallica, Metal Massacre III's major claim to fame is that it unleashed thrash legends Slayer.

The early Metal Massacre compilations are the best reflection of the American metal scene at the time, as such this 1983 release is full of power, traditional, and proto-thrash metal bands that are all clearly influenced by the NWOBHM scene. In addition to some of the "name" bands like Slayer, Virgin Steele, and Bitch, Metal Massacre III featured bands like Snowhite (later Znowhite) and Warlord that developed a cult following, as well Medusa, Test Pattern, Sexist, Marauder, and La Mort, who appear only on this album and were never heard from again.

A lot of these bands and songs are raw and unpolished, but that was part of the charm of the early 80's metal scene. These Metal Massacre albums are a great way to revisit that era, and are a must-have for all old-school metalheads.