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Rage Hard: The Rise Of Rap Metal, Pt. 1 – Not So Sweet Korn

Joel McIver, Record Collector, April 2000

IF YOU CHART the development of heavy metal from its sludgy beginnings in the early '70s to its turn-of-the-century diversity, you might start off with the primitive rumblings of Vanilla Fudge and Black Sabbath, move through the focused '80s power of Metallica and Guns N'Roses and end up with that bizarre modern beast, rap-metal (or rapcore, or nu-metal, as it's variously been labelled).

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