Chrome Molly is a band from the 1980s new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM). The band hails from Leicester, England, and released four albums during their initial 1981-1991 run. “Thanks for the Angst” is from their third album 1988’s Angst. The band reformed in 2009 and issued a new album, Gunpowder Diplomacy.
Listen to the audio for “Thanks for the Angst” here below.
When I was growing up in rural Indiana in the early 80â€²s, there was very limited access to heavy music. These were the days before MTV blew up with the whole hair metal, Headbangers Ball phenomenon. But on Sunday nights, there was a two-hour radio show that came from WOXY, the radio station of Miami University of Ohio, just across the state line in Oxford, Ohio. It was called Massive Metal for the Masses and I would wait all week for it to air. It was through this show that I was introduced to bands like Venom, Bathory, WASP, Michael Schenker Group, Slayer, and countless others. This Monday weekly column is my tip of the hat to that show. I call it Massive Metal Monday. Every week, I will pay tribute to defining moments by the artists that laid the groundwork for heavy metal to become the worldwide cultural bond for all of us metalheads.