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YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: New photo book Murder in the Front Row looks back at the infancy of Bay Area thrash. Plus: top 10 metal albums of the year

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Metallica, The Stone, Nov. 26, 1983
PHOTO BY HARALD OIMOEN

Last week, the multi-platinum metal band played four sold-out shows at the Fillmore. Somewhere else in the world, an unknown photographer shot an unknown band, toiling in obscurity, but destined for greatness. Lew's advice to that anonymous shutterbug? "Don't throw anything away."

 

 

BEN RICHARDSON'S TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2011

1. Mastodon, The Hunter (Reprise)

2. The Gates of Slumber, The Wretch (I Hate Records)

3. High Spirits, Another Night (Self-released)

4. Maligno, The Funeral Domine (Self-released)

5. Yob, Atma (Profound Lore)

6. Trap Them, Darker Handcraft (Prosthetic Records)

7. Graveyard, Hisingen Blues (Nuclear Blast)

8. Red Fang, Murder the Mountains (Relapse)

9. Orchid, Capricorn (The Church Within)

10. Midnight, Satanic Royalty (Hell's Headbangers)

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