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|My Decade In Metal|
Checked out my metal albums of the 2000's, limited
the list to one
per band. Yes, I'm mostly a death metal fan.
The Stench of Redemption
Finally a great album by one of the founding fathers of death. The line-up
change brought some fresh ideas, and some astounding solos.
Probably at the peak of their career, they still put out great albums, but the
ferocity of this one has never been topped.
The Wretched Spawn
Constant greatness defines this band, and this past decade they delivered 4
(and a half) rotting beasts of top-notch quality.
The Conductor's Departure
Technicality meets melody in a surprising fashion. Unforgettable riffs, complex
songwriting, a masterpiece.
World Painted Blood
At last, they're back. Going back to their roots, the legendary band gave us a
hell of a
thrash album this year. Too bad so many people didn't give it a chance.
The masters of brutal death released their best since... oh well, maybe their
Mike Smith is incredible, by the way.
Twilight of the Thunder God
I like my metal technical and brutal. But once in a while, I need some melodic,
pumping, anthem-shouting metal. This is it.
Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Never heard of them before this. Incredibly well written concept album, melodic
sections, orient meets death metal meets power metal, this is more than the sum
of its parts.
Powerful, cold and actually "listenable" album by the legends of black
metal. A brief pause in the
experimentation / ambience band they seem to have become.
Tempo Of the Damned
What a comeback by a second-tier thrash band. With 2 more strong efforts after
this one, it looks
like Exodus are now on top of the thrash food chain.
Those Once Loyal
Simple yet effective death metal. It sounds like war.
Close to a World Below
Inimitable riffing by one of the best guitar players there is, and a doomy,
scary voice and
focused, accusing lyrics, this is Immolation in a nutshell.
Sons of Northern Darkness
Their last effort before a successful re, this is filled with crazy fast and
"catchy" (if this
can apply to black metal) riffs and the trademark voice of Abbath.
Shadows and Dust
Northern hyperblasters at their best, no fillers, just great headbanging, hook-
From the thrashy Fuel for Hatred to the epic and dark closer Black Lava, this
turned out to be the
last great record from this band.
Gone are the simplistic radio-ready hard rock songs of the 90's, and gone are
the nu- or
whatever influences of St-Anger. Metallica's back.
The Fathomless Mastery
I don't care much for this being a "supergroup", I don't care much for their
"main" bands, this is
the real stuff, this is what I'd expect from Morbid Angel, but it came out from
|18|| ||Les Ekorches|
Probably no one on Sputnik knows about this band from Quebec. French songs,
yet metal as hell.
The Thin Line Between
Saw this band live last year, got the album just months ago, could've been even
higher given more playing
time. Great technical death metal band, somehow reminiscent of Anata, although
less melodic and intricate.
The Forever Endeavor
An excellent melodic death metal album, with guest appearance by legendary lead
Ah, that swedish old-school guitar sound... Of the big three of the golden years
(Unleashed and Entombed being the other 2), they're my personal favorites
To Violate the Oblivious
This is lo-fi, suicidal, atmospheric black metal by a one-man band that sounds
was recorded in his basement with no budget (and it probably was). Yet it sounds
perfect for the genre.
|23||Cradle Of Filth|
Damnation and a Day
I guess this is their last album before selling-out. Not as good as their 90's
Cruelty... and V Empire..., but this is a surprisingly complex and rich concept
Kiss Of Death
30 years and counting, and back with a highly respectable metal/hard rock album
Lemmy's unique voice.
Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice
Some really frightening moments on this black metal album, grim and blasphemous.
|good stuff here|
only #2 was on my top 20
I need to listen to some of this
|Excellent list but I disagree with a lot of the descriptions. 2,4,7,8,11,12,13,17,20 and 25 are all awesome.|
|decent list |
I'm a fan of 8 and 12
and 25 is amazing (although I am partial to Fas)
|This list just plain fucking sucks.|
|No In Flames :( and as much as I liked Death Magnetic, to have it on a top 25 list of the decade is comical to say the least. |
|Some great shit on here. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 23 are all really good. |
|Brokencyde - Brutal Death Metal from hell|
|few here are good. but just a few|
|mindtrain knows whats up|
|Having In Flames in there would have been comical (to say the least).|
|This list just plain fucking sucks.|
|Wow. Lots of douche-bags posted before me. Anyway... I didn't really dig "Demigod" with it's recycled Anthrax riff, but in general, this is a fine list.|
|List is pretty decent although it's brought down by some mediocre material. |
|I don't mind the douchebag comments, it's just their primitive way of saying they disagree with the list. But for the other comments, as the one by Zoo, it would be much more interesting, for the sake of discussion, if said "mediocre material" was pointed out. I can guess a few - I know some of my choices are far from consensual.|
For example, I know 3 and 5 (to limit the examples to the top 10) get their fair share of critics (not necessarily that specific album for CC, but the band in general). And 7 and 9 may not be everybody's album of choice. For the rest of the top 10, I don't think there's much to argue, quality-wise. They're all widely praised metal albums. Obviously, whatever's said won't change a thing, this is my personal list, but it'd make an interesting discussion to go beyond "this is crap" and "some are mediocre" and get more specific - with argumentation. But then again, this is Sputnik...
|3 and 23 ...OMFG ! come on ! |
others are rad !