Thrash legends Slayer are still a big draw after 30 years, but in an interview with, King voiced his dissatisfaction with the current state of metal.

“It seems to me like it’s just cruising along, status King says. “I’m yet to see anything new that’s like a threat; not even a threat, like the next suitor to the throne. You’ve first got your Maiden, Sabbath and Priest and then you’ve got Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and bands like that.

“After that, there’s a lot of bands, but I don’t think anybody’s the chief, you know what I mean? People are making up good stuff; it’s just nobody’s… It’s all kind of faceless. Nobody is saying, ‘Notice me, this is where metal’s gonna be’…”

Do you agree?