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Underrated Albums

I was listening to some Flotsam and Jetsam at work and wondering how it was people didn't like their "When the Storm Comes Down" album and it prompted this list.

Anathema's latest output has totally overshadowed the fact that they also happen to have a really good doom album in their discography. Deep, guttural death vocals, mournful guitar melodies and slow as fuck.
State of Euphoria

Even the band always talks shit about this album. I'm not saying that there aren't a few duds here but a lot of the album is awesome. Some of their coolest riffs are on this album.
3Bad Religion
New America

Ok, Brett isn't on here and it's definitely not punk but who cares. This is probably the only album to not have Brett in it that is actually any good. It's the only album that finally fully embraced the huge pop/alt/folk thing that Greg Graffin was shooting for during the dark Atlantic years.
4Damn the Machine
Damn the Machine

Chris Poland's first post-Megadeth release gets alot of flack for not being thrash. In fact it's not even all that heavy. It's a very classy, bare-bones prg album that kicks ass, though. Lots of cool solos, interesting musical ideas, and vocals that aren't your typical prog wail.
5Flotsam and Jetsam
When the Storm Comes Down

Ok, they stopped being thrash on this album but they weren't really doing anything different or special anyway (even if their first two albums are still great). This album found them streamlining their sound and also throwing some quirky experimentation into the mix. Great bass playing too.

People refer to this album as one of Fugazi's worst. How can that be? The locked in rhythm section, the raw punk feel, the cool guitar parts. It's my personal fav.
7The God Machine
Scenes from the Second Storey

Underrated and pretty unknown too. People have described this as metal's answer to The Cure's "Disintegration" as well as Janes Addiction goes doom. It like alt. metal with huge riffs, overwhelming feelings of loss, great atmosphere and so much more. Probably one of my favs of all time.

Sloppy, poorly produced and juvenile. Who cares? This album rocks.
Souls at Zero

This album is always overshadowed by the band's newer material. It's a shame because this is a unique entry in Neurosis' discography.
10The Offspring

Excellent surf punk. Before they started relying on gimmicky songs to sell albums there was this awesome release.
Promised Land

Who cares that it's not Mindcrime. What album is? It is their most experimental album and is basically a cross between Mindcrime and Rage for Order. Very moody with some nice expansive songs. They're still basically a metal band on this release too.
The Ritual

It's not thrash... it's Testament trying to copy Metallica's black album. Who cares? It has a lot of really cool metal songs so take it for what it is.
13Vicious Rumors
Welcome to the Ball

It's power metal with an 80s metal slant. Swallow the puke in your mouth and give this a chance.
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