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|A Dose Of Essential Metal (and Some Of My Favourites)|
Over the past few months on Sputnik, I have recently been criticized for my irrational negativity and dislike for some of the genres worst, yet most praised, jizz spanking albums that only a website metal community could hype up. It had me thinking that I should write up a list of my favourite albums, but that would be too predictable (unlike my negativity towards specific albums that I won?t mention). I came up with another idea of just doing an essential metal list, which has also been done to death in the past. This list, however, is far from predictable. Enjoy and keep the hype down please.
Purified industrial metal that was Justin K. Broadricks final album with his band before creating the ultra wishy, washy post-whatever lovings of Jesu.
|2||Today is the Day|
Part Converge style metalcore, part progressive metal, Willpower is arguably one of the finest examples of off the wall metal complete with strange rhythm patterns, awkward guitar harmonies, and crooning vocals.
|3||Cult of Luna|
So you love post metal and haven?t heard this album? Get the fuck out.
In the Library of Horrific Events
Metalcore that doesn?t suck. These Brits challenge the listener with unusual, yet tasteful, breakdowns and dissonant melodies interwoven through talented guitar play.
|5||Unearthly Trance |
Neurosis and The Swans duking it out in a backdoor alleyway.
Not so much heavy on the distortion as it is on the progressive song structures that incorporate a heavy dose of wonderful melodies and some mind numbing alternative rock. Porcupine Tree, sit the fuck down.
While all of you jizz over Lazarus Bird, please don?t forget Bursts humble beginnings as one of the best metalcore bands ever.
|8||Brutal Truth |
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom
One of the most influential grindcore bands of all time and quite possibly, one of the best examples of how grind is to be done. Even with a little variety?
Fear Emptiness Despair
If you do not own this album, you are not a fan of death metal or grind. First band to do the whole death metal/ grind amalgamation and make it actually sound great.
300 Percent Density
What the hell am I doing putting rap metal on this list? Must be all the dope I?ve been smoking recently. Or it could be the fact that Candirias jazzy musicianship coupled with off-time rhythms, hardcore breakdowns, and lyrical flow fitting so tightly together that it would shock most of you who think rap metal was a dead genre. Think again?
|Just a reaction list to make all of you who have asked me in the past "Wizard, what metal do you like besides Opeth and Napalm Death. Here is your answer, "Not shitty, hype metal". I think I just invented a new genre of metal.|
|List is automatically win because of Today Is The Day... and Unearthly Trance too, are you planning to review that. I need to acquire 1 pronto and other than that, 3,4, and 6 are win.|
I partially wrote this list for you seeing as I was hurt by your negativity comments hahahaha. Thanks bro and you should check out this whole list. I'm still planning on reviewing Electrocution 4/4.5. The most balls-out album on this list that I could strongly recommend to you is the Napalm Death album.
|A Wizards justification is the best kind of justification tbh. Heil the black magic. I need more Napalm in my life especially since I've been feeling more neurotic lately than usual.|
|Tell me about Neurotica Balls....been drinking myself silly lately.|
|dude from 8 kinda looks like arnold schwarzenegger|
Brutal Truth and Napalm Death rule. Shame that Johnny Truant called it quits though.
|Nah, their last album was mediocre.|
|10 is pretty tight|
|wow i wanna listen to 8 just because of the cover|
|You should listen to it because it's grind.|
|hell yea dude for that godflesh. that brutal truth also kicks your teeth in. grind has been a little up with many downs for me, but brutal truth as reigns. |
|I'm listening to 3 as I type this, rawk on. Props for Candiria, too. Their new one is sexy. |
|2 and 10 bring the goods.|
|4 IS AWESOME. prolly their best.|
I didn't know Candiria had a new album out. Is it better then their last album?