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11.18.10 Blazebirth Hall!11.06.10 Albums That Changed The Way I Perceive
10.17.10 Best 15 Min+ Songs 10.14.10 Best Of... Death Metal!
10.13.10 Best Of... Black Metal!09.22.10 5 Recs I'm In Love With
07.18.10 Post-rock Influenced Bm...07.08.10 Mellow Music?...
07.07.10 Kick Ass Death Metal06.26.10 Blackened Thrash!
06.13.10 Latest Digs06.05.10 Black/folk
04.28.10 Progressive Anyone?04.26.10 Recent Digs...
04.25.10 Thrash!

Albums That Changed The Way I Perceive Music

As the title says, these albums have had a tremendous impact in the way I listen to my music, rrnot only because they're good, but because I think they are quite unique in their respective rrgenres. Also, I'm looking for black metal recs!
1Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy A


The atmosphere this album creates is inmense, and unlike countless other black metal records, it has a very warm sound. Some of the most beautiful and melancholic riffs are to be found here. Territory of Witches is probably the greatest thing I've ever listened.
2Enslaved
Vikingligr Veldi


I found this album to be extremely underated (compared to the other Enslaved's stuff). Every time I listen to this, I can envision myself in the middle of an epic journey. I know, that sounds quite lame, but this is pure magic.
3Ulver
Bergtatt


Well, I think we all know this, right? I won't waste any words with this, we have all heard enough praise for Bergtatt. Words alone can't express the brillance and the atmosphere of this. Probably my favourite ever.
4Abyssic Hate
Suicidal Emotions


This was the first "Depressive" black metal I listened to, and made me a fan of the subgenre. It's an extremely personal and haunting record, perfect for a night listening with headphones on.
5Ulver
Perdition City


Ok, I'll cheat a little with this one. I try not to put more than one album/Song per band in my lists, but this is a totally different band than the old Ulver, at least to me. This is a perfect example of an influentian album that doesn't have a very high rating (Imo, obviously). This made me realize that black metal is not the only genre that can generate amazing atmospheres, and that Electronica is not bad at all, as I used to think.
6Blind Guardian
Somewhere Far Beyond


the turnig point for BG. I see this as their peak, combining the melody and overall "cheesiness" (in a good way) the genre is known for, but without losing the speed metal bits that I love about them. I don't listen to much power metal, but as far as I know, this is the genre's best. Oh, also my first Heavy/Power/metal ever
7In Flames
Lunar Strain


So much hate for this band. I know, modern In Flames sucks, but once upon a time they made some great stuff. Even though I think their best album is the Jester Race, I have a huge respect for this, as it was my first encounter with the famous "weird vocals" in metal. Althoug pretty inmature in it's execution, is unbelievable how well the atmosphere matches with the cover art.
8King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King


Probably the best and first prog rock album ever, I can't believe this came out in 1969. I haven't heard to this date such an opressive and surreal production as this. Again, my gateway to prog music.
9Camel
Camel


Bow down to the best album ever (is this or Bergtatt, I don't know). I can't find an explanation about why I like this so much, I just happened to listen to Never Let Go on day, and it was like something inside my clicked. I don't know what else to say, to this day this has been my benchmark, the highest bar an album has to reach to be a 5.
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