Punk's egalitarian vision lured many Seventies kids away from metal's pomp forever: Fans stashed their Sabbath records in the recesses of their closets and never looked back. But others saw no need to forswear their allegiance to studded wristbands and faded Iron Maiden T-shirts, preferring to listen to new punk elements with a familiar hard-rock structure. Speed metal, the mongrel offspring of the two mangy (if lovable) genres, is a classic case of different kinds of loud guitars making... More >>>