Re: 80s metal band suggestions?
Man that sounds like loads of fun.
I was into a lot of that stuff before I played drums when I was a guitar player so my recommendations don't come from a drumming point of view. I'd check out these for starters (it's quite a mix of styles):
Slayer (never liked 'em but lots did and still do)
This list could go on and on!
Obviously some of them get a lot of respect drum wise though!