509. Anvil

Although they were beloved by the Metal community, it took a real life Spinal Tap like documentary for Anvil to finally get the respect that they had fought thirty years for. Cited by some as one of the first real Thrash bands, their work actually predated that of the “big four”. The Canadian Heavy Metal band was hampered by every issue that could be imagined and were forced to watch those they inspired become stars. Tasting their first real shot at the big time, it will be fascinating to see how many Metal fans will discover Anvil for the first time in the coming year.

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