|More Metal With Mettle|
Furthering my commitment to un-pussifying Sputnik's music libraries. If you don't like these, I guess there's always post-hardcore.
gon have riffs, gon be fast, gon thrash
Welcome to Hell
Way better than Black Metal. This thrashes hard to the max.
Seriously, an absolute fucking classic. Awesome riffs and awesome wailing vocals. You need this.
Raw, early thrash with tight riffs and some cool shrieks.
Makes me wanna rock the ripped jeans and high-tops.
Possessed by Fire
What can I say? German thrash slays the rest. Sodom, Destruction, and Kreator might be a bit more well-known, but this is one of the absolute best.
Fast and awesome. But you'll probably complain about the vocals 'cause you're not a true thrasher.
Pretty fast and technical shit with awesome vocals.
Annihilation of Civilization
A long-forgotten gem that pummels the weak and impure.
Awesome riffage and awesome vocals. Bang that head.
Spectrum of Death
I'm pretty sure I've used this album on a ton of lists, but with good reason. It's got to be one of my top three thrash albums ever. I'd almost say these guys are like the American version of Kreator. Wish they had released another full-length.
|12|| ||Death Metal|
Death metal with keys. Not nearly as gay as it sounds.
Sludgy death metal not unlike Coffins or if Church of Misery played death metal. I'd suggest getting the re-release of this. The remastered production is a bit more suited for their sound.
An under-appreciated little gem that crushes hard.
Icelandic death metal pretty heavily influenced by the Swedish scene and also a bit by doom.
The Shades Below
An underrated act from the US, Morbius have a wide range of influences and interesting fluctuations of tempo and style. Awesome drumming too.
An awesome demo out of the Netherlands that actually boasts a pretty earnest play-time of about thirty minutes. An awesome thirty minutes at that.
Inside the Labyrinth
Crushing down-tempo stuff from one of Finland's oldest death metal acts.
Beyond the Veil
One of the best (if not the best) death metal albums to come out of Germany. Great tempo shifts and sparing use of keys.
We Hail the Possessed...
A compilation from one of Sweden's oldest and most overlooked death metal bands. There?s a prevalent hardcore sound to these guys since they previously played hardcore under a different name.
One of the UK's finest contribution's to the genre. Rips.
|23|| ||Black Metal|
Awesome ambient/industrial black metal with tortured shrieks and wails.
Berustet av Kriegsdronnet
Raw pagan black metal from Russia.
Something old-school that doesn't get enough recognition.
Atmospheric black metal pretty heavy on the Burzum influence. But I wouldn't call it a carbon copy. I would call it an awesome album, though.
Death Before Dishonour
Aside from the album cover, this is a pretty good release.
Vancouver Missing Women
Awesome noise black metal from the mastermind behind Prurient and Ash Pool.
Exactly as the name implies.
Death Will Claim Us All
Awesome depressive black metal.
The Die Is Cast
Industrial black metal at its very best.
One-man project from the UK that's pretty grim.
low and slow
|35||The Slow Death|
The Slow Death
Very nice death doom complete with pretty female vox.
|36||Forest of Shadows|
Under the Dying Sun
Beautiful doom from Sweden with vocals that sort of oscillate between black and death metal and violin that makes for quite the melancholic atmosphere.
|37||Shape of Despair|
Angels of Distress
Dark and brooding atmospheric doom.
The Spooky Gloom
An early death doom gem that's a must. Seminal album.
Forest of Equilibrium
Formed by Lee Dorian after leaving Napalm Death, Cathedral are pretty heavily influenced by Sabbath and Pentagram, but offer a fairly unique brand of doom with some nice melodies.
French funeral doom with some pretty tormented vocals.
Thy Kingdoom Come
Doom with a nice groove to it and equally nice sung vocals.
Beautiful melodic doom from Finland.
|43||Process of Guilt|
Portuguese death doom with great dynamics and head-banging grooves.
|44||While Heaven Wept|
Sorrow of the Angels
Great epic doom with dramatic clean vocals a la Candlemass.
|45|| ||How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?|
Some obscure number you've never heard of.