Australian Heavy Music
by Zac Bailey
The Heavy Metal/Hard Rock genre began to surface in Australia around the time of 1970. Ac/Dc is often cited as the first instance of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, alongside fellow Australian band Buffalo. From that point, Australia has progressed throughout the ever changing Metal/Rock genre, from the 80's Thrash scene characterised by American bands such as Metallica and Slayer, to the more modern day Deathcore/Death Metal scene, familiarised to Australians by local bands such as Thy Art Is Murder, and overseas bands such as Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse.