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Poll: Which 80s Metal Band is Making the Best Music Today?

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First of all, full credit where it’s due: our friend D.X. Ferris, author of multiple books about Slayer and inarguably an 80s metal expert, had the idea for this poll. You should definitely check out his work — specifically, Slayer’s Reign in Blood (33 1/3) and Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years. A Metal Band Biography. You can read a sample of y for $0.99 (the least Amazon would allow him to charge for it) here.

Now onto the actual poll…

Given how much the music industry has changed and how hard it is to make a living in said industry these days, there certainly are a lot of metal bands from the 80s still chugging along. Why, in the past five months alone, we’ve heard new music from Iron Maiden, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Voivod.

So our question is this: which metal band that rose to prominence in the 80s is making the best music today? Which band, now having been around for thirty years or more, is still the most relevant? Peruse the list below and pick your favorite. We’re beyond curious to see the results! Vote now:

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