Appy polly loggies for the pretentious title, here are some of the albums that matter most to me.
Not all that polished, but atmospherically it's the most raw representation of what I
like about music.
|4||Keep of Kalessin|
Armada has a song which changes from blistering black metal into a spanish style
flamenco passage and back to black metal - it doesn't get much more awesome
|5||Keep of Kalessin|
|6||Keep of Kalessin|
At the Heart of Winter
An ancient relic lost somewhere beyond the wall. Probably my favourite example of
straight grim black metal (albeit some thrash influence)
If this is pure holocaust, where was I in 1939?
A winding walk through the gallery, unable to ignore the elegant craftsmanship
decorating the high walls, with tapestries of beautiful patterns weaving around
sphinxes that flank opposite sides of the chamber.
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
As unique as Maiden ever got; it's a spellbinding experience.
The Number of the Beast
The Monad of Creation
The June Frost
|15||Shape of Despair|
Angels of Distress
This album was all I listened to (literally) for about four months. It is magnificent -
slow, majestic, pleading, tragic, hopeful. It is an experience unlike any other, and
is, in my opinion, the greatest doom metal album available.
|16|| ||Shape of Despair|
One time I listened to Still-Motion stoned and it was one of the few times I literally
forgot who I was.
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Powerful, virtuosic guitar playing, interlaced with keys as heavenly as chariots.
While not without its share of cheese, it's absolutely enchanting.
V: The New Mythology Suite
|19||Children of Bodom|
Feel this shit man, feel those neoclassical interludes
|20||Children of Bodom|
Follow the Reaper
Ignore Alexi's vocals as best you can
In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Her
Immersive, otherworldly atmosphere brought forth by a folky brand of black metal.
Long epic tracks require patience and diligence. Its basically Game of Thrones set
Two songs, half an hour each. Bathe in it on a rainy day.
It looks bad, but it ain't
|28|| ||Negura Bunget|
'N Crugu Bradului
Drive down a deserted country road in the winter, and let your mind wander.
|29|| ||Satanic Warmaster|
Strength & Honour
Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom)
A Celebration of Guilt
The only good Arsis album.
Very little emotion, just a guitar exercise that's incredibly fun to listen to.
|35||Hammers of Misfortune|
The Chainheart Machine
Destroy Erase Improve
The one 'shuggah record that stands out from a brilliantly consistent discography
(sans their debut, which sounded amateurish and uninspired).
Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
|40||Antony and the Johnsons|
I Am a Bird Now
Sometimes sappy-sometimes happy baroque pop
Seeing these guys in a few weeks m/
V - Halmstad
|44||Ludwig van Beethoven|
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 73
I always prefer seeing this live than listening to it on CD, BUT there's no denying
that this is the greatest of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, and is a beautifully
written piece of late-classical/early romantic music
|45|| ||Dmitri Shostakovich|
Symphony No. 5 in D-minor
|46||Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki|
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
Possibly my favourite symphony ever
|47||Johann Sebastian Bach|
Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
I still can't stop being intrigued by this. It's more sinister and evil than perhaps
anything I've ever heard, and it isn't even always all-out aggression.
|49||Wolves in the Throne Room|
Assassins: Black Meddle Pt.1
This really grew on me
The Gathering Wilderness
In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
What I thought was a budding new symphonic black metal band with a promising
future didn't really go anywhere after this.
A Glimpse of Glory
Heavy Petting Zoo
Yeah, yeah, it doesn't fit in at all, but in the summer before high school I listened
to this every morning, afternoon, and evening. "Hot Dog in a Hallway" still gives me
the biggest grin.