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1. Insanity (U.S.A)

Formed in 1985, Bay Area band Insanity were instrumental in metal's evolution from thrash to death metal. Drummer Bud Mills was a big reason why, as his so-called "1-1" beat presaged the modern blastbeat. The band's sound more than lived up to its name. Not only did it crank thrash up to frenzied warp speeds, it also displayed chops well ahead of its time. Insanity were legendary worldwide in the '80s metal tape trading circuit… read more

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  • Avatar for GodofDeathMetal
    Good American death metal.
  • Avatar for raw_paw
    панк это урод
  • Avatar for roundhousekick
    they were really insane
  • Avatar for fishbedBLYA
    Хуёвый пример - лучшее оружие!
  • Avatar for TrueMithrandir
    early Morbid Angel, Death and Possessed weren't exactly straight death metal either, but who cares? that shit was all a gray area during the 80s anyway, just thrash and enjoy!
  • Avatar for Ranc58
    Инсанити- только панк!
  • Avatar for Nonna_Mordukova
    панк это урод сука!
  • Avatar for WhiteNoiseVoice
    You read about these guys and it's comparisons to Morbid Angel, Death and Possessed. But REALLY they should be compared more to bands like Sadus and Dark Angel. They are pretty much deathy thrash with an emphasis on THRASH. They are NOT straight death metal.
  • Avatar for HammerDod
    Shouldn't have missed on those guys for so long. Death After Death kicks all sort of asses
  • Avatar for unclean-spirit
    Estou aqui pelo Insanity brasileiro!

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