Test Your Heavy Metal Knowledge With This Quiz

Think you're Slayer savvy or a Metallica mastermind? Prove it by taking on this quiz.

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Heavy metal is a severely underrated genre for the most part. Metal hasn't always been viewed favourably by mainstream radio and media, which has caused many of its talents to be overlooked. Regardless of these external attitudes towards metal throughout the decades, it has thrived and spread its influence to almost every corner of the world.

Since its inception, metal has been pioneered, torch led and fine tuned by a plethora of iconic, timeless names. Some of these include Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and several others. Of course the list of excellent metal bands extends for miles and far beyond comprehension for most people. With all these names has come a lot of history, with some huge albums, live shows, tours and singles being remembered for years, even decades after.

This quiz has tried to condense as much of heavy metal's vast history into fifteen questions, that will hopefully push your metal knowledge to the brink.

1. Which Of The Following Bands Released 'Symphony Of Destruction'?

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