Exodus, Bonded by Blood, 1985 Though it was released after the groundbreaking debut albums of Metallica and Megadeth, Exodus's "Bonded by Blood" encompasses the height of mid-80s thrash metal: Bay Area-originated; clear allusions to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal; and lyrics that are teetering on the edge, forming the foundation for death and doom metal. While not one of the Big Four, Exodus still remains a seminal moment in the evolution of American heavy metal.
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