Artist: Various Artists
Title: “20 Years Of Nuclear Blast”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 10/2/2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, Nuclear Blast Records has released one of the most action packed collections of music that I have ever come across in all of my years as a fan of Heavy Metal music. I guess I should have expected something of this sort from a label that has been a leader in delivering some of the most interesting and powerful bands on the independent scene across the two decades since their formation back in 1987. The company was started back then by Markus Staiger and actually began as more of a label that focused on Hardcore Punk. Eventually they moved away from this as their focused and opened the doors for all shapes and sizes of Metal genres and since then offered the slavering fan healthy doses of Black Metal, Gothic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Death Metal, and your good Old School Traditional stuff as well as Thrash Metal. The aspect of bringing all parties to the table and proving that they could and did work together well made for some of the most exciting concert tours seen and if the past is any sign of what the future hold for us, then I suggest you buckle your seatbelts.
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