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Definitive metal albums

Re: Definitive metal albums
June 07, 2005, 01:03:23 AM
I'm basically in agreement with Prozak, although I would replace Filosofem with Det Som Engang Var. The second half of Filosofem is Dark Ambient.

Re: Definitive metal albums
June 07, 2005, 01:05:00 AM
Well now that I think about it, I guess half of Det Som Engang Var is ambient as well  :-[

I would then keep HLTO and add Beherits' Drawing Down the Moon.

Death

Re: Definitive metal albums
June 07, 2005, 01:33:32 AM
To clarify my earlier "latecomer" comment, I was referring to Pure Blood Doom (released 1999), and not the band. I was trying to point out that a new album should have some new ideas, not just a shoddy rehash of the status quo or past legends. Right?

Re: Definitive metal albums
August 05, 2005, 09:56:37 PM
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In all of any genre, there's a few that really nail what it is to be that genre, and these tend to be known to history while others are footnotes.


I think it should be a short list

Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Motorhead
Metallica
Slayer
Bathory
Celtic Frost
Morbid Angel
Suffocation
Deicide
Obituary
Burzum
Immortal
Emperor
Gorgoroth
Enslaved
Incantation
Behemoth

Re: Definitive metal albums
August 13, 2005, 05:24:24 PM
Death metal:
morbid angel: altars of madness, blessed are the sick
At the gates: the red in the sky is ours
Autopsy: severed survival
Death: human
Massacra: final holocaust

Black Metal:
Burzum: hvist lyset tar oss
immortal:final holocaust
mutiilation: remains of a ruined dead cursed soul
dark throne: transylvanian hunger

Speed Metal:
(havnt heard much of this but..)
megadeth: killing is my business
Slayer
kreator
sadus

heavy metal:
Iron Maiden: seventh son of a seventh son
Manowar
Black Sabbath

also, why doesnt anyone put down grindcore as a genre, surely carcass deserve a "definative metal" title

Re: Definitive metal albums
August 17, 2005, 07:09:14 PM
Black Metal :
Burzum - self titled/Aske
Darkthrone  - Transylvanian Hunger
Graveland - In the Glare of Burning Churches
Bathory - self titled


Death Metal :
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Deicide - Self Titled
Obituary - Slowly We Rot
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding


Thrash/Speed:
Metallica - Kill Em All
Slayer - Show No Mercy


Heavy Metal/Trad :
Iron Maiden - self titled/Number of the Beast
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Judas Priest - Painkiller/Prisoners of Pain



I'm not saying these albums are "the best of the best", but I think they are pretty definitive of their genres. I also took into consideration the bands that will be remembered in history.

Re: Definitive metal albums
August 24, 2005, 01:57:30 AM
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I'm not saying these albums are "the best of the best", but I think they are pretty definitive of their genres. I also took into consideration the bands that will be remembered in history.


Definitive to me means "archetypal," or exemplary of what the genre was about, not necessarily a best of or list every album of.

I'd like to do a list for outsiders: how to understand metal music through its definitive acts.

Heavy Metal
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Iron Maiden - Killers
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Motorhead - On Parole

Speed Metal
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Prong - Beg to Differ

Thrash
DRI - Dealing With It
Cryptic Slaughter - Money Talks
Dead Horse - Horsecore
COC - Six Songs, etc.

Speed/Death
Sodom - Persecution Mania
Kreator - Endless  Pain
Destruction - fuck, I forget the title ;)
Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Pestilence - Malleus Malificarum

Death Metal
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Deicide - Legion
Obituary - Cause of Death
Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
Therion - Beyond Sanctorum
Massacra - Final Holocaust

Black Metal
Immortal - Diabolical Full Moon Mysticism
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved - Vikinglgr Veldi
Gorgoroth - Antichrist
Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss



Re: Definitive metal albums
September 06, 2005, 06:24:31 AM
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Heavy Metal
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Iron Maiden - Killers
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Motorhead - On Parole


In keeping with my retrogressive exploration of death metal, I've finally succumbed to heavy metal, in the form of Iron Maiden's Powerslave album (principally because they wrong a song on the theme of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner). Another band I swore I'd never like.

I had no idea the composition would be so imaginative.

"Convictions are prisons"

Mis

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 07, 2005, 01:36:10 PM
Death metal:
Morbid Angel - All albums before Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, those after are still very good but not archetypal.
Gorguts - Nostalgia
At the Gates - Gardens of Grief
Deicide - Legion
Vader - Morbid Reich, Litany

Black metal:
Burzum - Det som en gang var
Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Mayhem - De Mysteriis dom Sathanas, Live in Leipzig
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse

Speed:
Slayer - Reign in Blood, South of Heaven

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 08, 2005, 07:59:12 PM
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anybody heard Adramelech's 2005 release?


I have, albeit only once or twice a little while ago. Seemed quite strong - a slightly streamlined yet still effective continuation of Adramelech's distinctive Demigod-derived sound. Recommended, though not particularly awe-inspiring.

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 09, 2005, 12:26:28 AM
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I have, albeit only once or twice a little while ago. Seemed quite strong - a slightly streamlined yet still effective continuation of Adramelech's distinctive Demigod-derived sound. Recommended, though not particularly awe-inspiring.


I though they were already totally steamlined.

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 09, 2005, 11:45:33 PM
Whoopsy-daisy, forgot the word "more".

LEGION

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 10, 2005, 04:59:26 AM
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I've finally succumbed to heavy metal, in the form of Iron Maiden's Powerslave album


A brilliant album, as I've said once before!  Infact, that was the "last" of the brilliant albums by Maiden.  The first 5 Iron Maiden albums are the definitive collection, everything else = mediocrity or  shit!

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 10, 2005, 07:18:07 AM
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A brilliant album, as I've said once before!  Infact, that was the "last" of the brilliant albums by Maiden.  The first 5 Iron Maiden albums are the definitive collection, everything else = mediocrity or  shit!


From what I've heard, Powerslave seems way better than killers. I've not listened to anything else.

Re: Definitive metal albums
September 10, 2005, 11:56:22 AM
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From what I've heard, Powerslave seems way better than killers. I've not listened to anything else.


Killers was the best of the Di'Anno era, which, for what it's worth, was a completely different direction than that which they turned to when Dickinson joined. However, I am partial to "Somewhere In Time" myself.