|Metal With Mettle|
Just thought I'd do my part to help Sputnik grow back its testicles.
gon have riffs, gon be fast, gon thrash
Russian thrash to wet your gash. KILL and I have been whoring this one for a minute now and with good reason. Plenty of awesome riffs to bang your head to.
Battalions of Fear
Criminally overlooked, BG's debut thrashes and thrashes hard. One of their very best and one of my personal favorite thrash albums.
Proggy thrash from Germany. Has a cover of Genesis? Dance on a Volcano that I think is better than the original.
Pretty melodic with some power metal-esque vocals. Owns.
Dreamweaver (Reflections of Our Yesterday)
One of the most consistent acts in thrash, Sabbat hail from UK, and this album may very well be their magnum opus. Should get the blood pumping to your chode.
A more modern thrash album that doesn't suck dick. Vocals have a bit of a black metal feel a la Kreator.
One of the absolute best. Don't hear this mentioned much except among true thrashers. Lots of cool intros. Just get it; it's a classic.
Campo de Exterminio
Brazilian thrash with tinges of black metal. Not a clone of Sarcofago or Mystifier either.
Delivers the suffering. Cool intros on here too.
Fast as shit. These dudes give Sadus a run for their money.
|12|| ||Death Metal|
Old-school Swedish death metal with Dead on vocals. One of the pioneers of the scene along with Nihilist (later Entombed) and Sorcery.
One of my favorites from the very same guitarist that would later bring us Borknagar. Very unique. Can't think of any other albums of the period that would have a Nokturnal Mortum-esque folk part erupt into brutal death metal.
A badass gem out of Finland. Pretty melodic but not quite melodeath.
Children of the Scorn
Another great cut from Finland, this one more on the old-school side.
Choir of Horrors
Good shit from Switzerland. This and Rotten Perish are both pretty rad.
Good mixtures of tempos with some great playing.
Kinda heavy. Some nice solos.
Milwaukee's finest. Really like the vocals.
The best album Corpsegrinder has ever been a part of.
Into the Halls of the Blind
Melodeath but not the gay kind.
|23|| ||Black Metal|
Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera
Something Neige did that isn't fruity.
This album isn't trying to be La Sanie, so don't approach it that way. It's just another excellent release in Peste Noire's consistent-as-hell discography. Give it the proper chance it deserves.
Fucking slays. Why aren't these dudes popular?
The End of Tides
Raw just like your mom's snizz from last night.
The Form of Thought from Beast
Ambient black metal from Australia.
|29||Wrath of the Weak|
Wrath of the Weak
USBM that brings the grim and frostbitten atmospheres.
Fairly melodic punk-influenced black metal.
Folky pagan black metal that is absolutely awesome. If you don't have this, I don't know where you've been, but get it now.
Ten Black Hymns
Cascadian band that is constantly evolving. This, their debut, has elements of hardcore, crust, and folk. Stop fapping to Kvelertak and get this instead.
Rarely do I expect Canada to do something right, but this band is most excellent.
low and slow
|35||The Austrasian Goat|
The Austrasian Goat
Bleak blackened funeral doom.
One of the best. Crushing and hopeless.
The Monad of Creation
Another powerful and beautiful doom classic.
The first and probably the best release from these Finnish doom titans.
Another debut and another stunningly beautiful album. Awesome vocals.
Eerie and punishing doom from the UK.
Into the Depths of Sorrow
A true doom classic. The debut from a very influential and consistent band that has that old-school feel with some excellent vocals.
EDM may get all the attention, but this is truly Candlemass' magnum opus. Absolutely beautiful.
A very accessible but highly enjoyable album from some Frenchies.