Spanning 30 years, Metal Roots features the most influential and ground breaking artists in the Heavy Metal genre and its sub-genres.

A feature album has been highlighted from each band that demonstrates the artist’s outstanding ability and early influence on Heavy Metal. From each album a song is selected to represent that influential style. Lesser known tracks were selected where possible to showcase the talent.

Listen to these songs chronologically for an aural history of Heavy Metal and the sound of Metal Roots.

aural (awr-uh l)
of, relating to, or perceived by the ear