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5.0 classic
ABBA ABBA Gold
AC/DC Back in Black
One of the greatest rock albums ever released. Simple as that.
Allegaeon Allegaeon
20 minutes of blistering metal. E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T.
Anthrax Among the Living
In my opinion Among The Living is their best work and one of the best Thrash Metal records ever made. My favourite songs here are the title track, I Am the Law, Indians, Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) and specially Caught in a Mosh. TM absolute classic
Behemoth Demigod
Remarkably consistent, Demigod is one of the greatest extreme metal releases of the past decade.
Behemoth Evangelica Heretica
Impressive live performance from the greatest extreme metal band of the past 10 years.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
One of the most essential and influential heavy metal albums ever recorded.
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is my favourite but Paranoid and Master Of Reality are both close second. In my opinion this is their heaviest record and one of the most influential albums ever made. Children Of the Grave is almost proto-thrash and Sweet Leaf has an amazing and very original groovy riff. Master Of Reality was and still is a template to thousands of bands worldwide. An absolute classic.
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is probably their most experimental and progressive record and also my favourite. Songs like the title track, A National Acrobat, Sabbra Cadabra, Killing Yourself to Live (this song could be on Nirvana's Nevermind), Looking for Today or Spiral Architect are Heavy Metal anthems. An absolute classic.
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Livin' On a Prayer and You Give Love a Bad Name are absolute classics
Bryan Adams Reckless
Easily Bryan's best record. Full of memorable songs like Run To You, Summer Of 69, Heaven, One Night Love Affair or Somebody. An absolute classic.
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Definitely the best Doom record ever made. Amazing performance by Johan Langqvist. Classic!!
Death Symbolic
Excellent record. Chuck you did a hell of a job here RIP.
Deep Purple Machine Head
This record and specially Highway Star changed and upgraded the Hard Rock scene.One of the most important rock albums ever made.
Deep Purple Made in Japan
Probably the best Hard Rock live album ever recorded. All songs are memorable but my favourite performance here is probably Child in Time.
Def Leppard Hysteria
Leppard's most successful album selling over 20 million copies worldwide. Special credits to Animal, Hysteria and Love Bites.
Dio Holy Diver
Mr. Ronnie James Dio first record and also his best. Special credits to: Holy Diver, Caught In The Middle, Don't Talk to Strangers and Rainbow in the Dark
Dio The Last in Line
His debut and Dream Evil are my favourites but The Last in Line is close second. Amazing record filled with memorable songs like the title track, We Rock, I Speed at Night, Evil Eyes or Egypt (The Chains Are On). An absolute classic.
Dio Dream Evil
Very underrated Dream Evil is an excellent album. Special credits to: Night People, Sunset Superman, All the Fools Sailed Away, Naked in the Rain and I Could Have Been a Dreamer
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Definitely one of the best records of the 80's and in my opinion also their best. Songs like So Far Away, Walk
of Life, Your Latest Trick and specially Money for Nothing and Brothers in Arms are absolute classics. Brothers
in Arms is an amazing and timeless album.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition
Classical meets rock. One of the most iconic progressive/symphonic albums ever released.
Enigma The Cross of Changes
A unique album with a unique atmosphere. One of the greatest albums of the 90's.
Europe The Final Countdown
This record has one of the most successful rock singles ever made: The Final Countdown. An excellent
song. Special Credits: The Final Countdown, Rock The Night, Carrie, Danger On The Track and Cherokee
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
One of the greatest concept albums ever released, filled with classics such as The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Fly on a Windshield, In the Cage or The Carpet Crawlers.
Genesis Duke
An amazing record. My favorite Genesis album. Special credits: Duchess, Turn It On Again, Heathaze and Duke's End
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Like it or not Appetite For Destruction was on of the best rock albums of the 80's. My favourite songs are Nightrain, Paradise City and specially Welcome To The Jungle and Sweet Child O' Mine. An absolute classic.
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Michael Kiske was clearly an upgrade. An absolute pumpkin classic. Special credits to: I'm Alive, A Little Time, Twilight of the Gods, Future World and Halloween
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
An absolute classic. My favorite Helloween record. Special credits: Eagle Fly Free. Dr. Stein. I Want Out. March Of Time and Keeper Of The Seven Keys.
Iron Maiden Powerslave
In my opinion Maiden's best record. The World Slavery Tour is probably the best tour ever made. An absolute classic.
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Somewhere In Time is in my opinion one of Maiden's best records. I really love all these songs, from Caught Somewhere In Time to Alexander The Great. You only find amazing tracks here however my favourite songs are the title track, Wasted Years (amazing solo by Adrian Smith), Sea Of Madness, Stranger In A Strange Land and Deja Vu. An absolute classic. UP THE IRONS!!!!
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Maiden's famous record. I personally never quite like the production however this album is an absolute classic with the best metal song ever made: Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Essential. A strong influence to thousands of bands like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, Helloween,...and the list goes on and on...
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
After the worldwide success of the previous record this band had definitely something to prove with Piece Of Mind and they simple did it again!One of the best records ever made. Special credits to: Where Eagles Dares. Revelations. Flight Of Icarus. Die With Your Boots On and specially The Trooper! After this record Iron Maiden become the major Heavy Metal act in the world. Up the Irons!!!
Iron Maiden Live After Death
An absolute masterpiece. The best metal live album ever recorded. Special Credits: Aces High.The Trooper. Rime of The Ancient Mariner. Powerslave. Hallowed be thy Name
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The last Maiden classic and definitely one of the best metal albums ever recorded.In my opinion all songs here are 5/5 but my favourites are Moonchild, Infinite Dreams, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, The Clairvoyant and specially the awesome epic The Evil That Men Do. An absolute classic. UP THE IRONS!!!!!!
Iron Maiden Maiden England '88
After the World Slavery Tour, this was Maiden's most memorable show. A must have for any heavy metal fan. UP THE IRONS!!!
Iron Maiden The Soundhouse Tapes
The Soundhouse Tapes (and Life 'til Leather) is the most famous demo tape ever recorded. Who have guessed these guys would become the biggest heavy metal band around? An absolute classic. UP THE IRONS!!!!
Iron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)
This live is one of the most memorable heavy metal moments ever recorded.
Journey Greatest Hits
Journey is perfect on a Greatest Hits. We only find the classics here avoiding the average stuff they also have.
All songs are great here but my favourite are Only the Young, Don't Stop Believin', Any Way You Want It, Who's
Crying Now and specially Separate Ways (Worlds Apart). Excellent choice to hear on a long journey.
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Definitely one of their best records full of classic songs like Freewheel Burning, Jawbreaker, Rock Hard Ride Free, The Sentinel, Love Bites, Eat Me Alive, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Night Comes Down, Heavy Duty/Defenders of the Faith....yep..that's it...all songs are absolute classics. Amazing record.
Judas Priest Painkiller
What can I say...a perfect record quite simple. All songs are memorable and classic.rThe title track is heavy as f***. Tonight this song will be definitely one of the highlights. Amazing record.
Judas Priest Priest...Live!
Classic live! The die hard fans (like me) usually prefer Unleashed in the East but I always loved this record. Out in the Cold or Breaking the Law are definitely memorable moments. An absolute classic.
King Diamond The Best of King Diamond
Klaus Schulze Mirage
A haunting journey into the inventive mind of Klaus Schulze. An absolute timeless soundscape.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Zeppelin's first 6 albums are absolute rock classics but their third album has in my opinion their best song: Immigrant Song, one of the most amazing tracks ever made. The Rhythm section is unbelievable. Timeless music
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin's debut is definitely one of the biggest turning points in rock history. Songs like Good Times Bad Times, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Dazed and Confused or Communication Breakdown are absolute classics. Timeless music.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Arguably one of the best albums ever recorded. All songs here are amazing but my favourites are Rock And Roll, Stairway To Heaven and specially Black Dog. Timeless music.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Madonna The Immaculate Collection
Madonna is a Marketing product? Not a real artist? Well...Probably...But like it or not Madonna is the most successful and influential female artist of the 80's. My favourite songs here are Holiday, Like A Virgin, Live To Tell, Papa Don't Preach, La Isla Bonita and Like A Prayer
Manowar Kings of Metal
Kings of Metal is in my opinion their best record. This album is filled with epic and memorable songs like
Wheels Of Fire, Kings Of Metal, Heart Of Steel, The Crown And The Ring (Lament Of The Kings), Kingdom
Come and specially my 2 favourite Manowar songs: Hail And Kill and Blood Of The Kings. Blood Of The Kings
is among the most epic heavy metal songs ever made. An absolute classic.
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
All their records with Fish are great but Misplaced Childhood is definitely the highlight. No average songs
here, all tracks are amazing. Absolute masterpiece from the best progressive band of the 80's.
Marillion The Best of Both Worlds
Interesting to see how a band can have two completely different faces. I love Hogart but the Fish era remains my absolute favourite.
Megadeth Rust in Peace
My favourite is PSBWB but Rust In Peace is close second. Arguably one of speed/thrash metal's finest albums filled with classic songs like Holy Wars...The Punishment Due, Hangar 18, Tornado Of Souls or Rust In Peace...Polaris. Marty Friedman's solo on Tornado Of Souls is amazing and in my opinion Holy Wars...The Punishment Due is among the best songs Dave ever made. An absolute classic.
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Even if Rust in Peace is arguably regarded as Dave's best work, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? still remains my favourite album. My Last Words is the best speed metal song ever recorded.
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
SFSGSW is their most underrated record of their classic TM era. Always have mixed reviews from critics and
metal heads. Sure, we find some weak points here like Chuck Behler's performance in some tracks or the
sound production but how can we rate bellow 4 an album with tracks like Into the Lungs of Hell, Set the World
Afire, Mary Jane, Hook in Mouth and specially In My Darkest Hour? So Far, So Good... So What! is an absolute
speed/thrash metal classic. That's a fact in my book.
Metallica Master of Puppets
One of the best heavy metal albums ever recorded. A speed metal true gem.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Master of Puppets is arguably considered their magnus opus but Ride The Lightning is close second in my book. This record is essential and extreme influential to an entire generation of metal heads worldwide. All songs here are anthems but my favourites are Fight Fire With Fire, Ride The Lightning, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Fade To Black, The Call Of Ktulu and specially Creeping Death, in my opinion their best song. An absolute classic.
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica's progressive album to date and also one of my all time favourites. Great production, amazing musical performances and excellent songwriting. The best songs here are Blackened, Eye Of The Beholder, One, Harvester Of Sorrow, The Frayed Ends Of Sanity and Dyer's Eve. An absolute classic and the last album of their early speed/thrash era.
Michael Jackson Thriller
Like it or not Thriller is an outstanding record. My favourite songs here are Thriller and specially Billie Jean and Beat It. Timeless music.
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Origin of Symmetry is in my opinion the best record of the last decade. These guys gave definitely a step forward with this amazing album. All songs here are great but my favourites are New Born, Bliss, Space Dementia and specially Plug In Baby. Matthew Bellamy is among the most talented artists of his generation.
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
In my opinion Ozzy's debut is one of the best records ever made. Almost all songs here are 5/5 like I Don't Know, Suicide Solution, Goodbye To Romance, No Bone Movies, Revelation (Mother Earth) and specially Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley. Randy Rhoads solo on Mr. Crowley is one of the best leads ever made. An absolute and timeless classic.
Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin
A little bit US cheesy for the die hard fans but I always loved this record, specially Jake E Lee performance
(underrated). My favourite songs here are The Ultimate Sin, Secret Loser, Lightning Strikes and Killer of Giants.
An absolute classic.
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Bark at the Moon is one of my favourite Ozzy records. Now You See It (Now You Don't), Rock 'N' Roll Rebel, So Tired and specially Waiting for Darkness and Bark at the Moon are amazing songs. Jake E Lee is extreme underrated. An absolute classic.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
An absolute masterpiece. Quite simple....The best album ever recorded.
Pink Floyd Animals
In my opinion this record was a turning point in their career. Roger's introspective songwriting made this record very different from the previous Wish You Were. Animals has a very unique feeling. Essential and absolute classic record.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
I'm a huge Pink Floyd fan so it's not difficult to rate this amazing masterpiece. In my opinion The Dark Side of the Moon is their best record....sorry...the best record ever made...but Wish You Were Here and The Wall are close second. Every song is epic and inspired here. Incredible record.
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
An amazing record. All songs here are great but my favourites are What Do You Want from Me?, Poles Apart, Take It Back and specially Keep Talking and High Hopes. High Hopes has the saddest solo I've ever heard. An absolute classic.
Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder
Amazing Live album. Comfortably Numb's solo is probably the highlight. Try something: Smoke a j**** and listen to this Comfortably Numb version. Better...smoke 2 and listen the entire album. Incredible Live record.
Pink Floyd Pulse
Amazing live album. Difficult to choose between Delicate Sound of Thunder and Pulse. If Delicate's Yet Another Movie version is excellent, Pulse's Astronomy Domine, What Do You Want from Me and Comfortably Numb versions are also brilliant. Essential.
Pink Floyd The Wall
One of the greatest concept albums ever released. An absolute masterpiece.
Queen The Platinum Collection
Most of their records have up and downs but here you only can find true classics like Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust, Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Flash, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Under Pressure, I Want it All, Innuendo, Show Must Go On, You Don't Fool Me,.... The Disc III has a very cool version of Show Must Go On with Elton John. Queen's Platinum Collection is essential on any decent playlist. Any rating below 5/5 here is in my opinion completely unfair.
Queen Live Magic
Queen Live at Wembley '86
This was probably Queen's memorable show. Their live performances are legendary and like it or not Freddie Mercury is the greatest rock singer ever and one of rock's greatest all-time entertainers. An absolute live classic.
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
If Marillion's Misplaced Childhood is the best progressive album of the 80's, Operation: Mindcrime is definitely the best Prog Metal record of that same era. Incredible songwriting from Chris DeGarmo and an amazing performance from Geoff Tate. Metal can be smart and these guys always proved that. Amazing record.
Running Wild Port Royal
Definitely their best album. This record deserved to be supported by a major label back in 88. The best songs here are Port Royal, Raging Fire, Warchild, Calico Jack and specially Conquistadores. An absolute classic in my book.
Scorpions Love At First Sting
Love At First Sting and the previous record are in my opinion Scorpions best albums. Probably their most US market oriented record to date but also their best. Songs like Bad Boys Running Wild, Rock You Like a Hurricane, Coming Home, Big City Nights and specially Still Loving You (the best rock ballad ever made) made Love At First Sting an absolute classic in my book.
Scorpions Lovedrive
One of the greatest hard rock albums ever released.
Scorpions World Wide Live
One of my favourite live albums. World Wide Live assemble their classic 80's work. All songs here are great
but my favourites are Blackout, Bad Boys Running Wild, Make It Real, Big City Nights, Rock You Like a
Hurricane and specially No One Like You and Coming Home. Matthias Jabs's ending lead on Coming Home is
amazing. An absolute live classic.
Scorpions Gold Ballads
Cheesy.....cheesy.....cheesy....cheesy.....but so damn good
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Seasons In The Abyss is in my opinion the last real classic Slayer record and also one of my favourites. The best tracks here are War Ensemble, Blood Red, Expendable Youth, Skeletons Of Society and specially Seasons In The Abyss and the thrash anthem Dead Skin Mask. An absolute classic.
Slayer Reign in Blood
In my opinion Reign In Blood is the best thrash metal album ever recorded and Angel of Death the best TM ever made. This record was and still is a template to thousands of extreme bands worldwide. Best songs here are Angel of Death, Piece by Piece, Altar of Sacrifice, Postmortem and of course Raining Blood. An absolute classic.
Slayer Show No Mercy
In my opinion Show No Mercy always was extreme underrated by some pseudo metal critics with comments like " Show No Mercy proved to be only a small step toward Slayer's domination of the extreme metal scene, basically amounting to a cleaned-up version of black metal stalwarts Venom". Jesus...Show No Mercy is an extreme influential and essential thrash metal record. Recorded in 1983, only a few months after Kill Em All, this album was (with Metallica's Kill Em All and Exodus live performances) the template for thousands of extreme metal bands worldwide. Songs like Evil Has No Boundaries, The Antichrist, Die by the Sword, Crionics, Show No Mercy and specially Black Magic are definitely thrash anthems. Show No Mercy was the heaviest album ever made at the time and still is one of my all time favourites. An absolute classic.
Slayer Decade of Aggression
Probably the greatest thrash metal album ever recorded. An absolute classic.
Slayer South of Heaven
Thrash Metal masterpiece. South of Heaven is very different from the previous classic. Definitely not so fast as Reign in Blood or Hell Awaits but still has the same powerful Slayer signature. All songs here are amazing but I always liked two underrated songs here: Live Undead and Behind the Crooked Cross. Essential.
Slayer Live Undead
Fake live however still rules damn hard. Black Magic and Captor of Sin are probably the best tracks here.
Testament The New Order
In my opinion Testament's best record. An absolute Bay Area classic. The New Order is full of good moments like the title track, Trial by Fire, Into the Pit, Disciples of the Watch or The Preacher. An absolute Thrash masterpiece.
U.D.O. Animal House
Extremely underrated record. Animal House is an absolute classic.
Van Halen 1984
In my opinion their best record. Eddie was definitely on top form. Songs like Jump, Panama, Hot for Teacher or I'll Wait are memorable. Absolute classic.
W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol
Extreme underrated. In my opinion Blackie's finest moment. The Crimson Idol is the best prog/conceptual metal record just after Operation: Mindcrime. Masterpiece!
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force
His debut is in my opinion the most influential "guitar" record of the last 30 years. His neo-classic amazing technique is quite unique. Extreme influential to thousands of bands worldwide. Like it or not (and sometimes his character doesn't help) Malmsteen's Black Star or Far Beyond the Sun are absolute masterpieces.
Yngwie Malmsteen The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection
An essential collection to any decent discography.

4.5 superb
ABC The Lexicon of Love
Accept Restless and Wild
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Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
One of the most enjoyable hard rock albums of the 70's and probably Aerosmith's greatest album. "Toys in the Attic", "Sweet Emotion" and specially "Walk This Way" are rock anthems.
Aerosmith Rocks
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
One of the greatest albums of the 90's. "Forgiven" is an amazing song.
Alice Cooper Welcome to my Nightmare
A rock staple filled with memorable songs such as "Welcome to My Nightmare", "The Black Widow", "Only Women Bleed", "Department of Youth" or "Steven". Essential.
Alice Cooper Hey Stoopid
Really like this Alice. Hey Stoopid is filled with good songs. My favourites are the title track, Love's a Loaded Gun, Might as Well Be on Mars, Little by Little, Wind-Up Toy and specially Dangerous Tonight.
Allegaeon Fragments Of Form And Function
Impressive how such a young band can produce such a mature debut like "Fragments of Form and Function".
Excellent album.
Allegaeon Formshifter
Smart and interesting songwriting that swings between modern technical death metal structures and extremely catchy harmonies. Allegaeon is definitely one of the most interesting new acts around. Impressive album and a must have for all metal fans out there.
Alphaville Forever Young
In my opinion Forever Young is one of the best albums of the 80's. The best songs here are Summer In Berlin, Big In Japan, Forever Young, Sounds Like A Melody and specially A Victory Of Love, a personal all time favourite. Bring back good and unforgettable memories.
Amogh Symphony The Quantum Hack Code
An intriguing and impressive effort, a must have for any progressive rock/metal fans out there.
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Annihilator's best record full of excellent speed/thrash moments like Alison Hell, W.T.Y.D, Wicked Mystic, Word Salad or Human Insecticide.
Arena Contagion
Amazing album. Ascension is one of the most enjoyable songs I've heard in a while. A must have for all progressive rock fans out there.
Axxis Kingdom of the Night
Kingdom of the Night is in my opinion one of the best german metal albums ever recorded. Remarkably consistent, this record is filled with great songs like Living in a World, Kingdom of the Night, Love Is Like an Ocean, Tears of the Trees and specially the extremely catchy The Moon. If you like german classic metal don't miss this excellent album!!
Behemoth The Apostasy
The Apostasy is an excellent record. Nergal left Demigod's layered vocals but his voice remains extremely violent and Inferno's performance here is once again unbelievable. My favourite tracks are Slaying The Prophets Ov Isa, At The Left Hand Ov God, Be Without Fear, Arcana Hereticae and specially the "Slayer oriented" Libertheme. Behemoth is probably the most consistent extreme metal band around.
Behemoth Live Apostasy
Excellent album that captures perfectly Behemoth's impressive live performances.
Behemoth Evangelion
After the great The Apostasy I honestly expected Evangelion to be a more slow tempo oriented album. I thought Be Without Fear or Libertheme will be Nergal's future templates...but I was wrong. Evangelion is definitely more raw than the previous but still is an amazing record. My favourite tracks here are the ultra violent Daimonos and Shemhamforash, the mid tempo Ov Fire and the Void and the inspired Lucifer. Great album.
Behemoth The Satanist
A pretty interesting progression into more melodic and accessible territories without losing the intensity of their previous albums. Another excellent release from the greatest extreme metal band of the past 10 years.
Benighted Identisick
Impressive piece of extreme music. Easily one of the best albums of 2006.
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Another impressive release from one of the most creative contemporary bands. A must have.
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Despite the incomprehensible blindness of some pseudo-elite music critics, bands like Between the Buried and Me keep breaking new territory. Easily one of the most interesting albums of the year so far. Excellent release.
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
The title track just changed music. Tony's riff here inspired an all generation. Wanna know who and how things really started to move away from Rock, Hard Rock and R&B? Listen to this record and specially the title track. Essential and classic.
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Arguably the best Sabbath with Dio (RIP). Full of memorable songs like the title track, Neon Knights, Children of the Sea or Die Young. Absolute classic!
Black Sabbath Sabotage
In my opinion this is the last great album of their classic era. All songs are classic but my favourites are Hole in the Sky, Megalomania, Supertzar, Am I Going Insane? (Radio) and specially the almost proto-thrash Symptom of the Universe.
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
It was great to see the legends together again. Dehumanizer is a very cool record with amazing songs like Computer God, After All (The Dead), TV Crimes, Buried Alive and specially I. Sad to see this Sabbath mark II break apart soon after this release.
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
15:38" of excellent death metal.
Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal
One of the greatest death metal albums of the past decade.
Boston Boston
One of the most catchy albums released in the 70's. "More Than a Feeling" is just timeless music.
Crimson Glory Transcendence
An amazing album from one of the most underrated heavy metal bands of the 80's.
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Possessed's Seven Churches come first but Scream Bloody Gore gave a little step forward into a new genre: Death Metal. An extreme influential record to thousands of extreme bands worldwide. My favourite tracks here are Zombie Ritual and Evil Dead.rDM essential and classic.
Death Spiritual Healing
Extreme underrated by Schuldiner die hard fans and critics. I really like this record. Songs like Living Monstrosity, Altering the Future, Defensive Personalities or Genetic Reconstruction are absolute Dm classics. The lead breaks from Schuldiner and James Murphy are very cool.
Death Human
Definitely one of their best records. Cool Death Metal stuff that mixes great harmonies with really heavy old school DM. Human is filled with good moments but Lack of comprehension is definitely the best song here. In my opinion Chuck's riff on 2.15" to 2.34" is the best thing he ever made (RIP).
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Band's magnum opus. One of the most impressive and influential metal albums of the past decade.
Decapitated The Negation
Excellent release from one of the most influential modern death metal bands.
Deep Purple In Rock
Probably their second best just after Machine Head. My favourite songs here are Speed King and specially Child In Time. Essential and influential record.
Def Leppard Pyromania
The next one remains my favourite Leppard but Pyromania is also an amazing album.
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry
One of Leppard's finest moments. All songs are great here but my favourites are "Let It Go", "Another Hit and Run", "Bringin' On the Heartbreak", "Switch 625", "On Through the Night" and "Mirror, Mirror (Look into My Eyes)". A must have to all hard rock fans out there.
Deicide Deicide
Essential death metal release.
Deicide The Stench of Redemption
Easily one of their best releases. Highly recommended.
Dido No Angel
One of my favourite albums of the past 15 years. Here With Me, Hunter, Don't Think of Me or Take My Hand are amazing songs.
Dire Straits Alchemy: Dire Straits Live
One of the most memorable live albums released in the 80's.
Down NOLA
An album which captures true rock 'n' roll spirit. An essential addition to any heavy metal collection.
Dream Theater Images and Words
My favourite album from the most successful and inspired Prog Metal band of the 90's. Images and Words is an absolute prog classic. All songs are great but Pull Me Under, Another Day, Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleepe and Learning to Live are my favourites.
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
In my opinion their second best record just after Images and Words. The musical performances here are unbelievable, specially from John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy. My favourite songs are The Dance of Eternity and specially Home. Home is in my opinion the best song this band ever made.
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Excellent piece of modern technical death metal with blistering moments like "Subjected to a Beating", "In the Trenches", "Devout Atrocity" or "Revisionist Past".
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
Enigma Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!
The previous is better however "Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!" remains an awesome work.
Enya Watermark
A delightful journey into Enya's gentle subtle music. A must have.
Exodus Fabulous Disaster
Fabulous Disaster is an amazing thrash gem filled with memorable tracks like The Toxic Waltz, Like Father, Like Son and specially The Last Art Of Defiance and Fabulous Disaster. Their debut is an absolute classic TM album but in my opinion this is probably even better. If Fabulous Disaster was released in 86 probably their career had been more successful.
Exodus Let There Be Blood
Nothing beats the original, almost always a fact, but I really like how these classic songs sound here. The modern production of this album put Bonded by Blood, Exodus, A Lesson in Violence, Piranha or Strike of the Beast on extreme higher grounds. And yes, I really like Rob Dukes's performance.
Firewind The Premonition
In my opinion their best record. Almost all songs here are 5/5 but my favourites are Into the Fire, Mercenary Man, Angels Forgive Me, Remembered, Circle of Life and specially Head Up High. Gus G is an amazing guitar player.
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
One of the greatest albums released in the 70's. Timeless music.
Forbidden Forbidden Evil
Absolute Bay Area classic. Forbidden's debut is a memorable thrash metal record. My favourite songs here are Chalice of Blood and of course Through Eyes of Glass.
Forbidden Twisted into Form
In my opinion their best record and a personal favourite. The best songs here are the title track, Infinite and specially Step by Step.
Gary Moore Still Got The Blues
An essential work for any guitar lover. RIP Mr. Gary Moore.
Gary Moore We Want Moore!
This gentleman was one of the best guitar players of his generation. We Want Moore! is a memorable live album with some of Moore's best classics like Murder in the Skies (probably his heaviest song), Shapes of Things to Come (amazing solo), Victims of the Future, End of the World or Empty Rooms. Good to hear Ian Paice here. An absolute live classic.
God Dethroned Passiondale
Killer album from a band that deserves far more attention. One of the best '09 metal releases.
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
They didn't reinvent the wheel but this album has definitely an original vibe. Excellent effort.
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
One of the most impressive albums of the year so far, going straight into my top five albums of 2012.
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
A very interesting release that deserves a top spot in the smart death metal lists of 2012.
Helloween Walls of Jericho
An absolute speed metal classic. Kay Hansen isn't the best singer in the world but I really like how these songs sound with his high tuned vocals. All songs are great here but my favourites are Ride the Sky, Guardians, Phantoms of Death, Gorgar and How Many Tears.
Helloween The Dark Ride
In my opinion The Dark Ride is definitely the best record of Andi Deris era and one of their best works to date. Songs like If I Could Fly, I Live For Your Pain, Immortal and specially Escalation 666 are among the best things this band ever made.
Helloween Live in the U.K.
Classic live. The best song is definitely How Many Tears.
Helloween Helloween
This EP is an absolute Speed Metal classic. It's not a perfect record, these guys were very young and immature but that's probably the reason I like this record so much. Best songs here are Starlight and specially Victim of Fate.
Helstar Nosferatu
Nosferatu is arguably Helstar best record. Criminally underrated, this album is filled with excellent tracks like To Sleep, Per Chance to Scream, Harker's Tale (Mass of Death), The Curse Has Passed Away, Swirling Madness and specially Baptized in Blood. The guitar solos on Baptized in Blood are unbelievable. Great record.
HIM Razorblade Romance
Razorblade Romance is my favourite gothic rock album and one of 99' best releases. The best songs here are Poison Girl, Join Me In Death, Bury Me Deep Inside Your Heart and Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover).
IQ Subterranea
One of IQ's most challenging works (conceptually and musically). An excellent addition to any progressive rock collection.
Iron Maiden Killers
Killers is in my opinion the less brilliant album of their classic era however still an amazing record. My
favourite songs here are Murders in the Rue Morgue, Another Life, Killers, Purgatory and specially the classic
Wrathchild. Bruce may have a better voice but I really like Paul's raw style here. By the way, one of the best
album covers ever made. UP THE IRONS!!!!
Judas Priest Stained Class
Priest's best album from their classic 70's era. All songs are great and I really like Dennis Mackay production. Excellent and extreme influential album.
Judas Priest British Steel
Probably their most successful record and the beginning of a new era. Some people say British Steel is the first real Heavy Metal record ever made (without any R&B influences). Well...I don't have a strong opinion about that but one thing I know..this record was a turning point in their career and it's an absolute classic! Breaking the Law is their best song. Memorable riff, memorable chorus.
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Probably the most influential record for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Not the best record of their classic era but still a great album. The best songs here are Sinner, Diamonds and Rust and specially Dissident Aggressor, one of the heaviest songs ever made. GRAAAAAAAAANNNDD CAANYONS!!!!!
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Extreme underrated! This record has is weak points sure but also has amazing songs like Ram It Down (probably the best solo duet ever made), Hard as Iron, Blood Red Skies or I'm a Rocker. One of my personal favourites.
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East
Classic Priest live. The compilation of their classic era. This version of victim of changes is definitely the highlight here (with Green Manalishi) Rob's high tune performance in the end is in my opinion the best vocal moment ever in metal. Essential record.
Katalepsy Autopsychosis
These Russian dudes know how to play it right. Blistering release.
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Diamond Abigail
Definitely King's best record. An absolute concept classic. Great performances from Andy LaRocque, Michael Denner and Mikkey Dee. All songs are f**** great.
Klaus Schulze Moondawn
Few musicians have influenced the development of electronic music as much as Klaus Schulze. Impressive work.
Kraftwerk Radio-Activity
One of the greatest electronic albums of the 70's. Radioactivity still remains my favourite Kraftwerk song.
Lillian Axe Psychoschizophrenia
Criminally underrated, "Psychoschizophrenia" is one of my favourite 90's releases. "Crucified", "Deepfreeze", "Moonlight in Your Blood", "Stop the Hate" or "Sign of the Times" are all memorable songs.
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
One of the most interesting albums of the early 00's.
Linkin Park Meteora
Excellent.
M.A.R.S. Project: Driver
This project with the guitarist virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, Tommy Aldridge, Rob Rock and Rudy Sarzo was a huge commercial flop back in 86. Shame, because I really like these Malmsteen's neo-classic oriented songs. All tracks are good here but Nations on Fire, Writing on the Wall, Unknown Survivor, I Can See It in Your Eyes and specially Stand Up and Fight are my favourites. MacAlpine's solo on Stand Up and Fight is amazing. Extreme underrated.
Madonna True Blue
"La Isla Bonita" still remains my favourite Madonna song. An archetypal '80s pop release.
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear
Their debut is definitely a great record. Even if sometimes the low budget production doesn't help, songs like He Knows You Know, Chelsea Monday or Forgotten Sons are among the best music this band ever made. Absolute classic.
Marillion Fugazi
Marillion's debut is probably more intense however Fugazi still remains a very good effort. The title track is an absolute masterpiece.
Marillion Clutching at Straws
The previous is definitely my favourite but all their records with Fish are brilliant and Clutching at Straws is one of those timeless records I never get tired of listening. Probably their darkest and introspective record to date. All songs are amazing but my favourites are Warm Wet Circles, That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw), Incommunicado, Torch Song and Sugar Mice. Absolute classic.
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Dave's most successful work and also one of his most inspired moments.
Megadeth Youthanasia
Probably their most mature release and one my favourite Megadeth albums. Songs like Reckoning Day, Addicted to Chaos, A Tout le Monde or Elysian Fields help to make Youthanasia a very enjoyable album.
Melechesh Sphynx
Mercyful Fate The Best of Mercyful Fate
Essential best of from an extreme influential band. Best Mercyful Fate song? Desecration of Souls, definitely!
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
They will continue to improve this new formula on their next albums, nevertheless "Destroy Erase Improve" remains one of the most revolutionary and influential releases of the past 20 years.
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
"While we have lots of bands that influence still, we all rip off Meshuggah!" - Devin Townsend.
Metallica Kill 'Em All
The first thrash metal album ever recorded and one of the most influential albums ever released. Need to say more?
Metallica Metallica
Metallica's turning point into the mainstream. To be honest I was really disappointed back in 91 but I learned to like this album. The best songs here are Enter Sandman, Sad But True, The Unforgiven, Of Wolf & Man, My Friend of Misery and specially Wherever I May Roam. An amazing production by Bob Rock.
Metallica/Slayer/Megadeth/Anthrax The Big 4: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria
Misery Index Heirs To Thievery
Modern death metal at its finest. Excellent album.
Muse Absolution
The previous is my favourite however Absolution is close second. Amazing album filled with excellent songs like Apocalypse Please, Time Is Running Out, Sing for Absolution, Stockholm Syndrome and specially Hysteria, probably their heaviest song. Great record.
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave
Extreme metal at its finest. Killer album with an impressive performance from Barney Greenway.
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Definitely one of their best albums. Extremely solid songwriting with a top level production from Andy Sneap.
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
This is probably their finest album. This Godless Endeavor has many highlights like Born, My Acid Words, Bittersweet Feast or the title track. Great record.
Opeth Deliverance
Another awesome album from Mr. Mikael Akerfeldt. Deliverance is one of the band's heaviest albums.
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Awesome album. Ghost Reveries is definitely one of the greatest 2005 releases. The musical dynamics within the songs creates an unique atmosphere.
Opeth Watershed
Amazing work. "Burden" is one of the greatest songs released in the past ten years.
Overkill Feel the Fire
This record should be released 2 years later. I really respect these Thrash pioneers. Feel the Fire is in my opinion their best record. Yep...sometimes the first is the best....Full of classic tracks like the title track, Raise the Dead, Rotten to the Core or Hammerhead. Thrash Classic!!
Ozzy Osbourne No Rest for the Wicked
To be honest I didn't like No Rest For The Wicked back in 88. Found it worse than The Ultimate Sin and specially badly produced. This album took a couple of listens to grow on me but it really did. Songs like Miracle Man, Devil's Daughter (Holy War), Bloodbath in Paradise, Tattooed Dancer and specially Breakin' All the Rules are now absolute classics in my book. PS: However I still don't like the production.
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
One of Ozzy's greatest releases. Songs like Over the Mountain, Flying High Again, S.A.T.O. or the epic title track are absolute classic heavy metal gems.
Paradox Heresy
Criminally underrated, Heresy is one of the greatest speed metal albums ever released. The best songs here are Heresy, Search For Perfection and Serenity.
Pearl Jam Ten
I was never into grunge but Ten is definitely a great record. All songs are very cool but my favourites are Even Flow, Alive, Jeremy and specially Black, their greatest song in my opinion.
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
In my opinion this is Water's first solo album. Still an amazing work.
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
A Momentary Lapse of Reason is easily Pink Floyd's most underrated record. Most of the die hard fans never gave this album a chance. Shame. In my opinion A Momentary Lapse of Reason is an excellent record filled with great songs like Signs of Life, On the Turning Away, Yet Another Movie/Round and Around or Sorrow.
Portishead Dummy
Songs like "Mysterons", "Sour Times", "Numb", "Roads" or "Glory Box" help to make Dummy one of the most memorable albums released in the 90's.
Pretty Maids Future World
One of the most underrated albums ever released. Future World is a must have to any 80's metal fan. If you don't know this album, don't miss it.
Queensryche Rage for Order
To be honest the first impression wasn't very good but after a while I really start enjoying Rage for Order. All songs here are great but my favourites are Walk in the Shadows, The Killing Words, The Whisper and specially Screaming in Digital. They played this song on Priest's Epitaph show and it was really amazing. Smart Metal.
Queensryche Empire
I saw them yesterday on Priest's Epitaph show. Amazing gig. They played Empire and Jet City Woman. The title track is one of their best songs and the all album is really good. Queensryche golden era.
Queensryche Promised Land
Queensryche last great record. Promised Land is definitely their most introspective album filled with intense
moments like I Am I, Damaged, Out of Mind, Bridge, Promised Land, Lady Jane or Someone Else? Sad to see
how this band lost their way after this record.
Rammstein Mutter
Exzellente musik
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Another excellent release from the greatest German band of the new millennium.
Running Wild Ready For Boarding
Despite the bad sound engineering Ready For Boarding is a fine testament of Running Wild's golden era. Purgatory is one of the best metal songs ever made.
Rush Clockwork Angels
It's amazing to see that after more than 40 years they've still managed to make such a quality album.
Sabaton Carolus Rex (Swedish Version)
One of the best heavy/power metal albums I've heard in quite a while. Enjoyable concept (about the life of the Swedish king Charles XII), solid musical performances and excellent songwriting. "Carolus Rex" is the best power metal release of 2012 so far and a serious contender for metal album of the year. The Swedish version is definitely more interesting.
Sabaton Carolus Rex
One of the best heavy/power metal albums I've heard in quite a while. Enjoyable concept (about the life of the Swedish king Charles XII), solid musical performances and excellent songwriting. "Carolus Rex" is the best power metal release of 2012 so far and a serious contender for metal album of the year. The Swedish version is definitely more interesting.
Sanctuary Refuge Denied
Extreme underrated. In my opinion Refuge Denied is their best work. Die For My Sins is an excellent song and Warrel's high range is amazing.
Savatage Still The Orchestra Plays (Greatest Hits Vol.1+2)
Saxon Denim and Leather
One of Saxon's most solid releases, no fillers here. "Princess of the Night", "Never Surrender", "And the Bands Played On", "Midnight Rider" or "Denim and Leather" are absolute NWOBHM classics.
Scorpions Blackout
The next one is my favourite but Blackout is probably their classiest record. The best songs here are the title track, Dynamite, When the Smoke Is Going Down and especially No One Like You (one of my personal favourites). An absolute classic.
Sepultura Arise
Excellent record. In my opinion the previous is better but Arise is close second. Songs like the title track, Dead Embryonic Cells, Desperate Cry, Altered State or Infected Voice are absolute TM classics.
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
In my opinion their best album. Beneath the Remains had a huge impact back in the 80's. I believe it was the first and only time one band almost stealed Slayer's crown. Amazing record with classic tracks like the title track, Inner Self and Slaves of Pain
Slayer Christ Illusion
Flesh Storm is the best Slayer song since Seasons in the Abyss. And this record is their best also since 1990. Intense, fast and brutal as all Slayer records should sound. Great record.
Sodom Agent Orange
In my opinion their best record. An absolute classic Teutonic Thrash album.rMy favourite songs are the title track, Tired and Red and Remember the Fallen. Classic!
Sodom In War and Pieces
Sodom Agent Orange (2010 Reissue)
Soundtrack (Film) Lost Highway
Supertramp Crime of the Century
Probably their most known record (with Breakfast in America) and definitely a classic. My favourite songs here are School, Hide In Your Shell, Dreamer and specially Crime of the Century. Timeless music.
Supertramp Breakfast in America
Their blockbuster hit filled with timeless songs like "Goodbye Stranger", "Breakfast in America", "Take the Long Way Home" and specially "Logical Song", one of the most memorable songs released in the '70s. Essential.
Talk Talk It's My Life
A remarkable work with some of the most interesting new wave-flavoured songs released in the '80s.
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
The album that practically created a whole new musical vocabulary. Phaedra was a turning point in electronic music and one of the most influential works of the mid 70's.
Tangerine Dream Rubycon
One of the most memorable examples of analogical soundscapes released in the 70's. Essential work.
Testament The Gathering
Far better than the previous Death Metal adventure. The Gathering has really good moments like D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate). The beginning is metal as f*****. Excellent record.
Testament The Formation of Damnation
In my opinion their best record after Practice What You Preach. More Than Meets the Eye is metal as f***. Good to hear Alex again. Great comeback. Great record.
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Pet Sounds is one of the greatest albums of the 60's.
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
Classic record from one of the most influential rock bands of the last 30 years. Don't Stand So Close to Me, Driven to Tears and De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da are my favourite songs here.
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
A blistering piece of controlled violence. Excellent release.
The Who Quadrophenia
Tony Macalpine Maximum Security
One of the greatest guitar albums released in the 80's. Essential work.
Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich
37:38 minutes of excellent death metal. Great album.
Van Halen Best of Volume I
Vicious Rumors Digital Dictator
Every song on here is worth listening to. Excellent album.
Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye
One of the greatest guitar albums of the 80's, highly influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen.
W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P.
Blackie's debut is an absolute metal classic. Songs like L.O.V.E. Machine, School Daze, Hellion, Sleeping (In The Fire) and specially I Wanna Be Somebody are memorable.
Whitesnake Whitesnake
Dave's finest work. Full of classics like Crying in the Rain, Here I Go Again, Give Me All Your Love, Is This Love and specially Still of the Night - my absolute favourite Whitesnake track. Classic and memorable.
Whitesnake Slide It In
One of the most enjoyable hard rock albums released in the 80's. The best songs here are "Slide It In", "Love Ain't No Stranger", "Gambler", "Guilty of Love" and "Give Me More Time".
Whitesnake Best of Whitesnake
Yanni Live at the Acropolis
Yes Close to the Edge
Probably the band's crowning achievement.
Yes Fragile
Awesome musical performances and perfectly balanced arrangements. An essential progressive rock album.

4.0 excellent
3 Inches of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal
"Long Live Heavy Metal" has nearly every metal cliche known to man (musically and lyrically) but still remains a very enjoyable album. Cam Pipes performance, which is somewhere between Rob Halford and Jon Oliva's early years, is quite impressive.
a-ha Hunting High and Low
Very cool record. Ah-a are among the best pop bands of the 80's. The best songs here are Hunting High and Low, The Sun Always Shines on T.V. and specially the timeless classic Take On Me.
Abominable Putridity The Anomalies of Artificial Origin
Interesting blend of slam and technical death metal. Matti Way's very deep, guttural, and unintelligible vocals also helps to make "The Anomalies of Artificial Origin" a very distinctive release. A must have for all extreme metal fans out there.
Aborted The Necrotic Manifesto
More cohesive and powerful than its predecessor, "The Necrotic Manifesto" will certainly not disappoint Aborted's fanbase. Blistering tracks like "The Extirpation Agenda" or "Coffin upon Coffin" show that the band's deathgrind formula is sharper than ever.
Abysmal Dawn Obsolescence
AC/DC Highway to Hell
Accept Balls to the Wall
Balls to the Wall is their popular record. The album that definitely establish Accept is the States back in the 80's and the only that get Gold certification. The title track is a metal anthem but my favourite song here is definitely Love Child, the best Accept's track in my book. An absolute classic.
Accept Metal Heart
Another absolute classic from the german legends. In my opinion their previous two records are better but Metal Heart is close second. My favourite songs here are the title track, Midnight Mover, Screaming for a Love-Bite and Living for Tonite.
Accept Blood of the Nations
Blood of the Nations was a nice surprise. If I miss UDO? Sure, but Mark Tornillo did a very good job here.
Accept Stalingrad
Accept's formula still works. Very interesting album.
Accept Blind Rage
Adramelech Psychostasia
Aeon Aeons Black
Deicide meets Morbid Angel in a very competent manner.
Aeternam Disciples of the Unseen
Catchy hybrid songwriting. Very promising debut from a fine band that deserves far more recognition.
Aeternam Moongod
Put some Behemoth, Septic Flesh, Orphaned Land, At The Gates, Melechesh, 1 thrash shot and shake it. Pretty enjoyable cocktail.
Agent Steel Unstoppable Force
One of the most interesting speed metal albums released in the 80's. John Cyriis's high range vocals is quite impressive.
Alice Cooper Killer
The first half of the album is indeed a killer. One of Alice's finest moments.
Alice Cooper Love It To Death
Alice Cooper School's Out
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite
More aggressive than the previous album (mainly due to Ezra's performance), but keeping all the technical and melodic components that separate the band from the rest of the modern technical death metal pack, "Elements of the Infinite" is another pretty solid release from one of the most talented bands around.
Alterbeast Immortal
Thy Art is Murder and Rings of Saturn meet Hour of Penance. Pretty interesting debut, recommended only for fans of modern death metal.
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
A sound with multiple personalities. Interesting release.
Anata The Conductor's Departure
A stimulating take on technical death metal.
Anata Under a Stone With No Inscription
Like Neuraxis or Martyr, this band managed to balance the old and the new quite well. An excellent addition to any technical death metal collection.
Angel Dust Into the Dark Past
Pretty solid old school speed/thrash hybrid.
Angel Vivaldi Universal Language
Angel Witch Angel Witch
One of the most interesting NWOBHM albums. My favourite songs are "Angel Witch", "White Witch", "Sorceress" and the proto-thrash "Angel of Death".
Annihilated XIII Steps to Ruination
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Probably Annihilator's second best record just after the previous classic Alice In Hell. Classic stuff.
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Spreading the Disease is in my opinion their second best record just after Among the Living. A.I.R, Madhouse, Armed and Dangerous, Medusa and specially Gung-Ho are absolute Thrash classics!!
Anthrax Sound of White Noise
"Interesting....different" That's what I thought at the time. Not their best record sure but songs like Potter's Field, Room for One More, 1000 Points of Hate and specially Only make this a 4/5 record in my book.
Anthrax Worship Music
Worship Music was the most enjoyable 11' release so far. The best Belladonna performance since Among the Living. The NY boys are back!!
Apodiablosis Utrechtse Krop
Archspire All Shall Align
It's that kind of album that needs a couple extra spins to reveal its potential. More than just senseless high-tech, "All Shall Align" is a pretty enjoyable debut.
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Much more than a mere display of technical skill, Archspire's latest album features a pretty interesting set of songs with unorthodox musical structures and unpredictable vocal dynamics. Like its predecessor, "The Collective Lucid" is an album for a very specific niche and needs time to be fully appreciated.
Arena The Visitor
At this point the band was heavily influenced by Marillion, nevertheless "The Visitor" remains a very enjoyable album.
Arkaik Metamorphignition
Somewhere between Hour of Penance and Gorod, Arkaik's Metamorphignition has the right ingredients to please any modern technical death metal fan - good musicianship, complex time signatures, interesting arrangements, cohesive musical direction and clear sharp sound engineering. Pretty solid release.
Armageddon Armageddon
Very interesting record from an obscure and unknown Hard Prog band from the 70's. The spotlight here is
definitely Buzzard, the first song (amazing track). To be honest my rate here is 3.5/5 but a record with a song
like Buzzard deserves always an extra 0.5.
Artillery By Inheritance
Great thrash. The guitar work and Flemming Ronsdorf performance are top level. How could I miss this back in the 90's?
Aspid Extravasation
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
One of the most influential death metal albums of the '90s. Catchy but still extreme enough.
Atoma Skylight
Very interesting debut. If they manage to evolve their identity around songs like Atoma, Hole In The Sky or Bermuda Riviera and skip the dispensable harsh vocals, Atoma will be one of the finest bands of the decade.
Audrey Horne Youngblood
Pretty fun album that pays tribute to the 70's and 80's with some post-grunge flavours. Highly recommended for all hard rock fans out there.
Azarath Blasphemers' Maledictions
Very interesting album. Solid songwriting with an impressive drumming.
Beardfish The Void
Pretty enjoyable blend of sludgy progressive metal and vintage prog rock.
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Beheaded Ominous Bloodline
High precision low riffing and pretty competent drumming. Interesting release.
Beheaded Never To Dawn
With a more traditional songwriting (Vader comes to mind) than their previous works, Malta's best-known extreme metal band managed to release one of the most interesting death metal albums of the year.
Behemoth Satanica
Very interesting effort. Their last works are more consistent, however "Satanica" remains an excellent album. "Chant for Eschaton 2000", "Decade of Therion", "LAM", "Ceremony of Shiva" and "The Sermon to the Hypocrites" are probably
the best songs here.
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Behemoth's next releases are definitely more consistent however this album remains a very good effort. "Horns ov Baphomet", "Modern Iconoclasts", "No Sympathy for Fools" or "Heru Ra Ha: Let There Be Might" are all great tracks.
Benighted Icon
Excellent album from one of the most interesting and distinctive extreme metal acts around. A true must have for every modern death metal fan out there.
Benighted Insane Cephalic Production
One of the most underrated French acts of our time. 35 minutes of blistering extreme music.
Benighted Asylum Cave
A brutal assault of controlled violence. Excellent piece of modern extreme metal.
Between the Buried and Me Colors
They will improve their distinctive hybrid formula over the next releases, nevertheless "Colors" remains a fine product of its time and a very enjoyable listening experience.
Beyond the Bridge The Old Man and The Spirit
Interesting album with catchy melodies, smart arrangements and solid musical performances. Very enjoyable debut that should please all progressive rock/metal fans out there.
Big End Bolt Mechanical Race Creation
Pretty competent and groovy piece of Russian brutal slam fun.
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
In my opinion Volume 4 is the worst record of their classic era (from the debut to Sabotage) however still a great album with very cool songs like Tomorrow's Dream, Changes, Supernaut or Cornucopia.
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
The previous is slightly better however Mob Rules still an amazing record. All songs are very cool but my favourites are Turn Up the Night, Voodoo, The Sign of the Southern Cross, Falling Off the Edge of the World and specially The Mob Rules. This last song has a great solo from Mr. Tony Iommi.
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Probably Sabbath's most overlooked album. My favourite songs here are "Devil & Daughter", "When Death Calls" and specially "Headless Cross", the best song of Tony Martin's era.
Black Sabbath Past Lives
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
One of the greatest power metal albums released in the 90's. "Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)" is an amazing song.
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Excellent effort. Really love the Swedish old school death metal vibe here.
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Old school death metal time machine.
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Bolt Thrower Realm of Chaos
WORLD EATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Bolt Thrower War Master
With "War Master" Bolt Thrower finally established their distinctive signature sound. Along with "…For Victory " and "Those Once Loyal" this is their best work to date.
Bolt Thrower ...For Victory
One of Bolt Thrower's finest albums. Essential to any decent death metal discography.
Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride
Probably their most underrated album. "Contact-Wait Out", "Inside the Wire", "7th Offensive" and "Pride" are excellent tracks. Definitely more consistent than the previous "Mercenary".
Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Brutal Truth Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
A must-have for anyone interested in extreme metal.
Camel Mirage
Camel Moonmadness
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Easily one of their most blistering releases to date.
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
The cannibal is back hungrier and thrashier than ever. One of their strongest albums to date.
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
In my opinion their best record. Something between death and grind, Necroticism:Descanting The Insalubrious is an original and very solid record. Best song here is definitely Corporal Jigsore Quandary. That drum intro and that riff.......Jesus.......
Carcass Heartwork
Their most successful record. At this time these guys, Death and Morbid Angel were the biggest death metal bands around. Solid and heavy balanced record.
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
One of the most influential grindcore albums ever released. Essential for any extreme metal collection.
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
Songs like "A Living, Breathing Piece Of Defecating Meat", "Forced Gender Reassignment", "Gristle Licker", "Lifestalker", "Your Disposal" or "Kingdom Of Tyrants" help to make Monolith of Inhumanity one of the most interesting albums of the year so far.
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
To be honest I never was a die hard fan but Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion was deeply influential to many extreme metal bands in the mid 80's. The best songs here are The Usurper and the classic Circle of the Tyrants.
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Interesting, unconventional and unrealistic music. Excellent album.
Cephalic Carnage Anomalies
A pretty good example of a band breaking down genre boundaries. Excellent piece of modern extreme metal.
Cephalic Carnage Xenosapien
Slightly less adventurous than "Anomalies" but still a blistering release filled with diverse time signatures, catchy hooks and pretty solid musicianship.
Cinderella Night Songs
Ok let's forget the dress code and all that glam stuff and just listen to the music. Cinderella's Night Songs is really a very cool record and Tom Keifer was among the most inspired US musicians back in 86. Night Songs, Nobody's Fool, Shake Me and specially Somebody Save Me are amazing songs. Definitely a classic album in my book.
Circus Maximus The 1st Chapter
Very solid effort. A must have for all progressive metal fans out there.
Circus Maximus Isolate
Well nothing really new here but Isolate remains a very enjoyable effort. Solid songwriting with impressive performances from Mike Eriksen and Mats Haugen. If you love Dream Theatre don't miss this.
Circus Maximus Nine
Very enjoyable and catchy piece of work, with an excellent performance from Michael Eriksen. Circus Maximus have released their most solid effort to date.
Colosseum II War Dance
Rock meets jazz in a most peculiar way. Gary Moore performance here is top level as usual.
Colosso Abrasive Peace
Pretty interesting piece of modern death metal from this Portuguese one-man band. My only complaint here is the guitar solos. Max Tome should avoid playing leads, it's not his specialty.
Coprofago Unorthodox Creative Criteria
Despite its divided and slightly unbalanced nature, "Unorthodox Creative Criteria" delivers a smart mixture of jazz textures and Meshuggah's oriented heavy riffing. Interesting album.
Coroner Punishment for Decadence
Classic record with special credits to Masked Jackal. One of the best Thrash songs ever made.
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
A genuine start from a band that helped shape the modern extreme metal sound.
Cryptopsy None So Vile
It represents a bridge between old school and the modern day offerings. Essential addition to any extreme metal collection.
Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg
Misunderstood by many fans and music critics, "And Then You'll Beg" is a fine exhibition of groundbreaking extreme metal. Excellent release.
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
A blistering blend of old school and modern brutal/technical death metal. An excellent return to form.
Cytotoxin Radiophobia
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dead Congregation Graves of the Archangels
Blistering brand of Incantation-esque death metal.
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Leprosy
If their debut helped to shape Death Metal, Leprosy is definitely more mature and solid. My favourite tracks here are Leprosy, Pull the Plug and Open Casket. Another DM classic from Chuck Schuldiner (RIP)
Death Individual Thought Patterns
My least favourite Death album (with The Sound of Perseverance) however still a very good record. The best song here is The Philosopher.
Death Death By Metal (Demo)
Revolutionary release. One of the first steps towards a new genre.
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Despite being such a young band (all of the members where under 18. Vitek was only 15) Decapited managed to release a very solid debut. The weakest point on the album is Sauron's vocal dynamics, they don't display enough variability.
Decapitated Nihility
Relentless drumming (RIP Vitek) and highly technical riffing. Excellent effort.
Deeds of Flesh Inbreeding the Anthropophagi
Deeds of Flesh Crown of Souls
Deeds of Flesh Reduced to Ashes
Deeds of Flesh Trading Pieces
Deeds of Flesh Path of the Weakening
Deeds of Flesh Mark of the Legion
Deeds of Flesh Gradually Melted
A brief but very effective demonstration of technical and brutality.
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple Fireball
Deep Purple Deep Purple
Purple's Mark I least successful album but also the most solid work of the three Mark I era albums. "Chasing Shadows", "Blind", "The Painter", "Why Didn't Rosemary?" and specially "April" are my favourite songs. "April" is one of the most interesting songs this band ever recorded.
Deftones Koi No Yokan
This album is everything that you'd expect from Deftones - a smart balance between heaviness and melody. Very interesting release.
Deicide Once Upon the Cross
Relentless release from one of the most prominent death metal bands of the early '90s.
Deivos Demiurge Of The Void
Razor-sharp Polish modern technical death metal. For fans of Behemoth and Hour of Penance.
Demigod Slumber of Sullen Eyes
Demigod Let Chaos Prevail
Demilich Nespithe
unpredictable. schizophrenic. interesting
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Devin is without a doubt a very talented musician and even if we find some recycled ideas on "Epicloud" his songwriting is undeniably interesting.
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
One of Lars Ulrich's favourite NWOBHM bands. Slightly overrated in my opinion, however songs like The Prince, Am I Evil? or Helpless helps to make this album one of the NWOBHM most influential releases.
Dio Killing the Dragon
Very interesting album. "Killing the Dragon", "Better in the Dark", "Throw Away Children" and specially "Push" are great songs. Excellent performance from Doug Aldrich.
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
Dire Straits Making Movies
Dire Straits Dire Straits
Disfiguring the Goddess Sleeper
Big Chocolate deserves the credit for exploring new musical territories with his hybrid brutal death metal/electronica songwriting. The unorthodox textures will not please the traditional old school death metal fan. For the open minded only.
Disincarnate Dreams of the Carrion Kind
Dokken Tooth and Nail
Dokken Under Lock and Key
This is my favourite Dokken album filled with classics like The Hunter, In My Dreams, It's Not Love and specially Unchain the Night. George Lynch is a great guitar player.
Dokken Beast from the East
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
A Change of Seasons is one of the best songs this band ever released. The live covers are cool but dispensable.
Dream Theater Awake
In my opinion the previous is better however Awake is also a very cool record. My favourite songs here are Caught In A Web and Innocence Faded.
Duran Duran Rio
Dying Fetus Stop at Nothing
A worthy successor to Destroy the Opposition. Pretty solid release.
Dying Fetus Destroy the Opposition
Groundbreaking album, which greatly influenced the sound of modern extreme music over the past decade.
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
Very solid released that should please all modern death metal fans out there.
Dyscarnate And So It Came To Pass
Avoiding the high technical playing in favour of well structured heaviness, these Brits managed to release a pretty solid effort. An excellent addition to any death metal collection.
Embrional Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors
This Polish underground band have a lot more to offer than most other death metal bands around. "Absolutely Anti-Human Behaviors" is an excellent album that should appeal both old school and modern death metal fans.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Enforcer Death By Fire
Pretty enjoyable '80s revival. HORNS UP!
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Enigma A posteriori
Entombed Left Hand Path
This and the next one are in my opinion Entombed's best records. Left Hand Path was crucial to the European Death Metal scene. This intro always reminds me Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales. Absolute Death Metal classic.
Entombed Clandestine
Their debut is slightly better but Clandestine is close second. Swedish Death Metal classic.
Entombed Wolverine Blues
Excellent album. Death 'n' roll in your fucking face.
Evergrey The Inner Circle
Another solid release from one of the most interesting metal bands of the 00's.
Evergrey In Search Of Truth
At the top of their game. Very enjoyable album.
Evergrey Recreation Day
Evergrey Torn
Very interesting album with another passionate performance from Tom S. Englund.
Ex Deo Romulus
Ex Deo Caligvla
Exhorder Slaughter in the Vatican
One of the heaviest thrash metal albums ever released. Excellent effort from a band that deserved far more recognition.
Exhumed Anatomy Is Destiny
Exhumed Necrocracy
Exodus Bonded by Blood
These guys were thrash metal pioneers and Bonded by Blood is among the most influential and essential TM records ever made. Exodus, A Lesson in Violence, Metal Command, Strike of the Beast and specially Bonded By Blood and Piranha are TM anthems. What I dislike the most is the sound production and Paul's vocals...yes Paul (RIP) is a metal legend but in my opinion never had a golden voice. This record should be released 2 years earlier.
Exodus Tempo of the Damned
Exodus best album since Fabulous Disaster. Excellent piece of thrash.
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
This record was really a great surprise. Best record since Fabulous Disaster. Amazing production from Andy Sneap (as usual).
Exodus Blood In, Blood Out
Exumer Possessed by Fire
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More The Real Thing
My favourite Faith no More album. The best songs here are From out of Nowhere, Falling to Pieces, The Real Thing and specially Epic, in my opinion their best song.
Fallujah The Harvest Wombs
Very enjoyable blackened tech death hybrid. Promising young act.
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
An album with pretty good ideas and intriguing soundscapes that deserved a better sound engineering. "The Night Reveals" is my personal highlight.
Fight War Of Words
Very interesting album. My favourite tracks here are Into the Pit, Nailed to the Gun, Immortal Sin and specially the epic Reality-A New Beginning.
Firewind Allegiance
Very enjoyable album from the most consistent power metal band of the last decade. My favourite songs here are "Allegiance", "Insanity" and "Till the End of Time".
Firewind Days of Defiance
In my opinion The Premonition is their best album however Days of Defiance is also a great record. My favourite songs are The Ark Of Lies, World On Fire, Embrace The Sun, Cold As Ice and the astonishing SKG (instrumental). In my opinion Firewind is the most inspired Power Metal band out there.
Fish Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors
Enjoyable and diverse songwriting that swings between neo-prog atmospheres (Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors and Cliche), world music (Big Wedge) and hard-rock (View from a Hill). A very interesting debut from one of the greatest lyricists of the '80s.
Flesh Consumed Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate
Flesh Consumed Ecliptic Dimensions Of Suffering
Pretty competent brand of brutality, heavily influenced by Deeds of Flesh.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Excellent debut from one of the most interesting extreme metal acts around.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Very solid release from one of the most interesting modern death metal bands out there.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Excellent album.
Florence and the Machine Lungs
One of the most interesting and distinctive voices in contemporary pop music. Very enjoyable debut.
Galahad Empires Never Last
Enjoyable album that blends classic neo-progressive musical structures (IQ comes to mind), heavier parts and even some Muse glimpses. It's not an original piece of work but the smart arrangements and Stuart Nicholson's passionate performance help to make "Empire Never Last" a very enjoyable listening experience.
Garbage Garbage
Gary Moore Victims Of The Future
Gary Moore Run for Cover
One of Moore's most enjoyable rock albums. The best songs are "Run for Cover", "Military Man", "Empty Rooms" and specially the epic "Out in the Fields".
Gary Moore Wild Frontier
Victims of the Future and Wild Frontier are my favourite records of Gary Moore's hard rock era. The celtic elements vs Moore's unique old school rock style are among the coolest things He's ever made. My favourite songs here are Wild Frontier, The Loner and specially the memorable Over the Hills and Far Away. RIP Mr. Gary Moore.
General Surgery Left Hand Pathology
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis Invisible Touch
Genesis Turn It On Again: The Hits
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam
The Swedish occult rockers are back and the second strike is even deadlier.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorod Neurotripsicks
Excellent debut from one of the most interesting modern death metal bands around. A must have.
Gorod Transcendence
The title track alone makes this extended play worth getting.
Grand Magus The Hunt
More solid than the previous effort, "The Hunt" is a very enjoyable and unpretentious piece of classic heavy metal.
Great White Once Bitten....
Very enjoyable album. "Rock Me" is my favourite Great White song.
Great White ...Twice Shy
Excellent album. All songs here are very enjoyable.
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
In my opinion Chinese Democracy is a very cool and underrated record.
Halford Resurrection
Solid effort with great moments like "Resurrection", "Made in Hell" or "The One You Love to Hate". A must have to all classic metal fans out there.
Havok Time Is Up
Excellent release from one of the highest hopes for modern thrash metal.
Headspace I Am Anonymous
Pretty enjoyable debut, well worthy of the progressive rock fan's attention.
Heathen The Evolution of Chaos
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
So great to see these guys back again. The Devil You Know is a very interesting record with really good songs like Atom and Evil, Fear and specially Bible Black. Tony Iommi and Dio performances on this particular track are amazing. Sadly the king of rock'n'roll died before this supergroup make another one. RIP Mr. Ronnie James Dio.
Hell (UK) Curse and Chapter
Helloween Better Than Raw
The next one will be better but Better Than Raw was the first really above average record these guys made
since Pink Bubbles Go Ape. My favourite songs here are Hey Lord!, Don't Spit on My Mind, I Can, A Handful of
Pain and specially Push. Andi Deris performance on Push is unbelievably powerful.
Helloween Gambling With The Devil
Helloween's most consistent effort since "The Dark Ride". A must have for all power metal fans.
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
As expected there's nothing groundbreaking about "Straight Out of Hell", the band is tied within the bounds of the genre they helped create. Nevertheless the German metal-pumpkins managed to release another solid piece of power metal filled with catchy vocal hooks and fine songs like "Nabataea", "Burning Sun", "Hold Me In Your Arms", "Church Breaks Down" and specially "Waiting For The Thunder", album's best track. Recommended.
Helstar The King of Hell
Another excellent effort from one of the most underrated US speed metal acts around.
Helstar A Distant Thunder
Excellent album from an extremely underrated band.
Helstar Glory of Chaos
Very decent effort. My favourite songs here are Angels Fall To Hell, Monarch Of Bloodshed, Summer Of Hate and Alma Negra. James Rivera's performance is top level (as usual).
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
The concept? Weak. The music? Great.
High Spirits Another Night
An unpretentious journey into the 80's. A very enjoyable album that needs urgent attention from audiences and record labels.
Holy Terror Mind Wars
Hour of Penance The Vile Conception
The musical performances here are top level. This is death metal done right.
Hour of Penance Paradogma
Rules.
Hour of Penance Sedition
The best death metal album of 2012 so far.
Hour of Penance Regicide
The band expertly blends the frenetic intensity of "The Vile Conception " or " Sedition" with a more traditional and refined sense of melody. "Regicide" is a step forward and easily Hour of Penance's most melodic and accessible album to date.
Iced Earth Dystopia
Very solid release with an enjoyable performance from Stu Block.
Immolation Unholy Cult
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
The New York death metal veterans have unleashed one of the most ferocious albums of the year. A must-have.
In Vain Aenigma
Incantation Onward to Golgotha
One of the heaviest albums of the early '90s.
Incantation Diabolical Conquest
Incubus (LA-USA) Beyond the Unknown
A link between thrash and death metal that every old school fan should check out.
Inquisition Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
Internal Suffering Awakening Of The Rebel
This album should be called the formula for chaos.
IQ Dark Matter
Almost 20 years have passed since "The Wake" and the musicianship has clearly evolved. Excellent album with impressive moments like the stunner "You Never Will" or the epic "Harvest of Souls". One of the finest neo-progressive rock albums of the past decade.
IQ The Road of Bones
These British veterans are without a doubt one of the most consistent bands in the neo-prog movement and Road of Bones proves once again that IQ are still at the top of their game.
Iron Maiden Brave New World
The return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith to Maiden restored heavy metal's finest line-up and was enough to make Brave New World their better record since...let's say Fear of the Dark.rI don't agree with those who say that BNW matched Powerslave, Piece of Mind or Seventh Son (that is taking things a little too far) but this album have really good songs like Ghost of the Navigator, Blood Brothers, the title track and specially The Wicker Man. A good step into the new decade.
Iron Maiden En Vivo!
Iron Maiden is arguably one of the greatest heavy metal live acts of all time, and even if "En Vivo" fails to match the quality of the legendary "Live After Death" it remains a very enjoyable release. The most interesting moments here are the post-Live After Death songs.
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Arguably Satriani's best record. All songs have a very cool vibe but the title track is the highlight here.
Jose Cid 10,000 Anos Depois Entre Venus E Marte
Journey Escape
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
One of Priest's greatest albums, filled with metal gems like "The Hellion/Electric Eye", "Bloodstone", "Screaming for Vengeance" or their biggest hit "You've Got Another Thing Comin'". Essential to any decent discography.
Judas Priest Killing Machine
Even if it misses the consistency of the previous effort Killing Machine still a great album. Delivering the Goods, Hell Bent for Leather, Running Wild, Before the Dawn and specially The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) are absolute classic anthems.
Judas Priest Turbo
I know...80% don't like Turbo. It's not cool to say I like Turbo....Well I'm not the coolest guy in the world. This record has really goods songs like Out in the Cold, Turbo Lover (amazing live song), Private Property or Reckless. Classic!
Kamelot The Black Halo
Very interesting album filled with good songs like "March of Mephisto", "Soul Society", "This Pain" or "Serenade".
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
King Diamond Conspiracy
In my opinion Conspiracy is King's best record just after his debut and Abigail. Cool record.
King Diamond Fatal Portrait
King's debut is very interesting. Another absolute metal classic. My favourites songs are The Candle, The
Jonah and specially Halloween. Classic!!
Klaus Schulze Timewind
Kreator Coma of Souls
This and Extreme Aggression are my favourites. In my opinion the best tracks here are Coma of Souls and People of the Lie. Teutonic TM Classic!
Kreator Extreme Aggression
Extreme Aggression and Coma of Souls are my favourite Kreator records. This album has very intense teutonic thrash moments like the title track, Love Us or Hate Us, Some Pain Will Last or Betrayer. Classic stuff.
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Excellent piece of thrash with an unusual sense of melody. One of their best albums to date and a serious contender for thrash album of the year.
Kreator Dying Alive
Pretty enjoyable live from one of the most influential European thrash metal bands. Recommended for old and new fans.
Krisiun The Great Execution
Enjoyable blend of old school and modern death metal.
Kronos The Hellenic Terror
Less melodic than the previous release, "The Hellenic Terror" is a full-frontal technical brutal death metal assault. Recommended.
Lago Tyranny
An auspicious debut that swings between '90s NY death metal and Opeth with some blackened moments.
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Lost Soul Immerse in Infinity
Lost Soul may not have Nergal's songwriting abilities or Decapitated's high quality arrangements but they still managed to release a very interesting effort with a surprising amount of replay value.
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Ascending To Infinity
Based upon competent musicianship, compelling arrangements and catchy melodies "Ascending To Infinity" has all ingredients to please the symphonic power metal fans out there. Very interesting release.
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The Blackening
Very consistent effort with great moments like "Beautiful Mourning", "Aesthetics of Hate" or "Halo".
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Man Must Die No Tolerance For Imperfection
Manowar Battle Hymns
Their debut remains one of their best records. My favourite macho tracks here are Death Tone, Metal Daze, Fast Taker and specially Manowar and Battle Hymn. Classic old school US Heavy Metal
Manowar The Triumph of Steel
The previous is better however "The Triumph of Steel" still remains a very decent effort. "The Power of Thy Sword" and "Master of the Wind" are the best songs here.
Manowar Fighting the World
Probably the cheesiest record for the die hard fans but I really like Fighting the World. My favourite songs here are Fighting The World, Carry On, Violence And Bloodshed, Defender, Holy War and specially Black Wind, Fire And Steel one of their best songs. An absolute metal classic.
Marco Sfogli There's Hope
Very impressive guitar performance. My only complaint is that his music doesn't break into any new territory.
Marillion Seasons End
Marillion The Thieving Magpie
Marillion Afraid of Sunlight
Probably their most solid album with Steve Hogart, filled with great songs such as Beautiful, Afraid of Sunlight, Out of This World or King.
Marillion Real to Reel
An excellent live document of Marillion's early ears. The highlights here are Emerald Lies, Cinderella Search, and Forgotten Son's ending.
Martyr Warp Zone
Released in the early '00s, "Warp Zone" served as a bridge between old school and modern technical death metal. Top notch musicianship and pretty interesting songwriting.
Martyr Hopeless Hopes
Martyr Feeding the Abscess
It's the kind of record that needs a few spins to really start to grow, but once it does, it carries some really enjoyable moments. Based on top level musicianship and smart arrangements "Feeding The Abscess" is a very interesting piece of work that belongs in any technical death metal collection.
Massacre From Beyond
The ancient Chuck Schuldiner mates were back on tracks with From Beyond. A cool and classic Death Metal record. The best song here is Dawn Of Eternity.
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Megadeth The System Has Failed
The System Has Failed is definitely better than the previous average The World Needs a Hero.Blackmail the Universe,Die Dead Enough,Kick the Chair or The Scorpion are very cool songs. The chorus of Die Dead Enough and the track This Day We Fight (from Endgame) are in my opinion the best things Dave did in the last years. Very cool record.
Megadeth Endgame
This record was a cool surprise. Definitely Dave's best record since Cryptic Writings. This Day We Fight! is probably the best moment here.
Mekong Delta In a Mirror Darkly
Melechesh Emissaries
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Extreme influential to the Thrash and let's say...Black Metal scene in the early 80's. All songs are classic here but my favourites are Evil, Curse of the Pharaohs, Into the Coven and Black Funeral. An absolute classic
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
In my opinion MF best record. Full of classic tracks like A Dangerous Meeting, Gypsy, Come to the Sabbath and specially Desecration of Souls. Essential underground stuff.
Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate
Influential release to all underground scene. Specially to the U.S Thrash Metal young acts such as Metallica,
Slayer or Exodus. Favourite songs: A Corpse Without Soul, Nuns Have No Fun and Doomed by the Living Dead
Meshuggah Nothing
Another excellent release from one of the most original and influential bands of the past 15 years.
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Band's natural evolution of their sophomore release. At this point Meshuggah already have established a solid and distinctive identity. Pretty solid effort.
Meshuggah obZen
M.A.T.H.E.M.A.T.I.C.
Meshuggah Koloss
One of the most enjoyable 2012 releases so far. Killer album.
Metal Church Metal Church
One of the classiest thrash metal albums ever released. Even if these guys were still searching for their identity "Metal Church" remains a very decent work. "Beyond the Black", "Metal Church", "Merciless Onslaught" and "Battalions" are the best songs here.
Metal Church The Dark
Probably their classic record. Ton of Bricks, Start the Fire and specially Watch the Children Pray are great songs.
Metal Church Blessing in Disguise
Although it failed to put Metal Church in the first league, Blessing in Disguise is one of the most impressive
power/thrash records ever conceived in the 80's.
Metal Church The Human Factor
The first half of the album is definitely better but overall "The Human Factor" remains a very enjoyable album. "In Mourning" is my favourite song here.
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Misery Index Retaliate
Misery Index Live in Munich
All fans of the band should check this out. Relentless live.
Misery Index The Killing Gods
Staying true to their distinctive sound, but incorporating more melody and thrash elements than before, Misery Index releases another killer set of songs. "The Killing Gods" is a true grower and their most ambitious and diverse album to date (not necessarily the best).
Monstrosity Millenium
Don't judge a book by its cover, "Millennium" is one of the standout death metal albums of the mid-'90s. Recommended.
Monstrosity Rise to Power
Monstrosity's most underrated release. Killer album with high production value.
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Classic Death Metal album. Possessed come first, Death shaped the sound but Altars of Madness is probably most influential. Template to thousands of bands worldwide.
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
The previous is probably more influential but this is my favourite.
Motley Crue Shout at the Devil
One of the most iconic US metal albums of the early 80's. "Shout at the Devil", "Helter Skelter", "Too Young to Fall in Love" and specially "Looks That Kill" are the best songs here.
Murder Construct Murder Construct
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
In my opinion the previous and specially Origin of Symmetry (masterpiece) are better but Black Holes and Revelations still a really cool record. Map of the Problematique is an amazing song.
Muse The Resistance
"The Resistance" may not have the highlights of some of their previous works but still remains a very interesting release.
Muse The 2nd Law
Exploring diverse musical textures such as funk, dubstep or 80's pop-rock (Queen or The Power Station come to mind) Matt Bellamy & Co managed to release yet another interesting and unpredictable release. "The 2nd Law" may not have the irreverence and energy of Origin of Symmetry or Absolution but it certainly deserves our open-minded attention.
Myrath Tales of the Sands
Very enjoyable blend of occidental and oriental textures. Awesome to see how music can still connect people.
Napalm Death Enemy of the Music Business
Excellent effort from one of the most consistent extreme metal bands around.
Napalm Death Inside the Torn Apart
Overlooked.
Napalm Death Smear Campaign
You can't go wrong with these guys. Another excellent release from the leaders of the extreme.
Napalm Death Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Rules hard.
Napalm Death Order of the Leech
Another excellent album from the leaders of the extreme.
Napalm Death Utilitarian
The first impression was great. One of my next buys for sure.
Neal Morse Sola Scriptura
Very enjoyable and diverse songwriting. Despite the subjective religious themes "Sola Scriptura" is a must-have for any progressive rock fans out there.
Near Death Condition The Disembodied - In Spiritual Spheres
Near Death Condition Evolving Towards Extinction
Blistering extreme metal hybrid with high replay value.
Necrophobic The Nocturnal Silence
One of the greatest Swedish death metal albums ever released.
Neuraxis Trilateral Progression
Replacing the jazz flavors of genre pioneers like Cynic or Atheist in favor of sheer power, Neuraxis managed to released a blistering piece of technical death metal.
Neuraxis The Thin Line Between
Smart, technical and catchy. Excellent addition to any modern death metal collection.
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black
Nightmare (FRA) The Burden of God
Excellent album from an obscure French act that deserves far more recognition. Power metal at its finest.
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Complex and interesting songwriting.
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
I'm not a huge fan of the vocal dynamics but the musicianship here is top level. A must have for any technical/modern death metal fan.
Nirvana Nevermind
In my opinion Nevermind, and specially Smells Like Teen Spirit helped to put the Heavy Metal genre into the underground. I'll never forget the first time I heard Smells Like Teen Spirit....I told my brother "Fuck!! What is this shit?? Harder than metal but more easy listening....Fuck!! Metal is dead bro". Well metal will never really die sure but my favourite genre will never be mainstream again.
Omnihility Deathscapes Of The Subconscious
Pretty interesting release. Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse fans should check this out.
Onslaught The Force
Onslaught Sounds of Violence
Very interesting effort that will not disappoint the true thrashers out there. UK thrash at its best.
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
To be honest I always find Opeth overrated. I bought Blackwater Park last week to give it another chance. I'm changing little by little my opinion about this record. Blackwater Park has a solid songwriting and a really cool dark atmosphere. The vocals are also interesting.
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Excellent album. My favourite tracks here are When, The Amen Corner and specially Demon of the Fall. Funny to hear their early black metal influence on April Ethereal.
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Orphaned Land All Is One
Ouroboros Glorification Of A Myth
These Aussies didn't reinvent the wheel but their blend of thrash and modern death metal sounds surprisingly fresh. Excellent debut from a promising young band that deserves the attention of audiences and record labels.
Overkill The Years of Decay
Overkill's most successful record. Elimination is probably the highlight here. Good album.
Overkill Horrorscope
One of their best records. Sad to see Bobby Gustafson leave but Horrorscope is definitely a good album. Coma, Bare Bones, Horrorscope and Soulitude are really cool songs.
Overkill Under the Influence
Probably not their best record but Hello from the Gutter is definitely their best song. Thrash classic!
Overkill Taking Over
Their debut is in my opinion their best but Taking Over is close second. Absolute Thrash classic record with memorable tracks like Deny the Cross, Wrecking Crew, In We Stand, Electro-Violence and specially Powersurge. Epic!
Overkill The Electric Age
Their best album since Horrorscope. Excellent piece of thrash with that old school vibe written all over it.
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Ozzy's most successful album to date and probably their last classic release. "Mr Tinkertrain", "I Don't Want to Change The World", "Mama I'm Coming Home", "Desire" and specially "No More Tears" are my favourite songs here.
Ozzy Osbourne Tribute
Classic live with the guitar wizard Randy Rhoads. Great to hear how this band sound with this classic line-up.
Ozzy Osbourne Live and Loud
Very cool live. My favourite tracks here are definitely Mr. Crowley and Black Sabbath performed by Black Sabbath.
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
This record was unfairly received by audiences and pseudo critics. Shame. Scream is not Ozzy's best record sure but We can find very cool and intense moments here like Let It Die, Let Me Hear You Scream or Diggin' Me Down. Gus G performance is also very cool. Underrated.
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane
Very interesting record filled with intense and emotional moments created by Daniel Gildenlöw.
Paradise Lost Paradise Lost
This record was a very nice surprise. Almost all songs are great here but my favourite is definitely Sun Fading, the ending theme is amazing.
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
One of their most solid releases. "Enchantment", "The Last Time", "Yearn for Change", "Shades of God" or "Jaded" are among the band's best songs.
Paradise Lost Icon
Extreme influential record for all gothic metal bands in the 90s. One of their classic albums.
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Their best album since Paradise Lost. Very enjoyable effort.
Paradox Riot Squad
More straightforward thrash than their previous release, "Riot Squad" is a highly enjoyable album. Recommended.
Paul Simon Graceland
Pestilence Testimony of the Ancients
Cool record. Patrick Mameli was on top level form here. Twisted Truth is definitely the best song.
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
One of the most iconic British psychedelic albums. Their best work is yet to come however "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" remains an essential work. The best song here is definitely "Astronomy Domine".
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii
Poison Look What The Cat Dragged In
Let's forget the dress code ok? This is an excellent record if you take it for what it is. The best songs are "Talk Dirty to Me", "I Want Action", "Cry Tough", "Play Dirty" and specially "Look What the Cat Dragged In".
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Pretty Maids Red, Hot and Heavy
Psycroptic The Scepter of the Ancients
Excellent blend of groove, technicality and brutality. An essential addition to any death metal collection.
Psycroptic Symbols of Failure
Another pretty solid release from one the most interesting extreme metal bands of the past decade.
Psycroptic Ob(Servant)
Despite some weak points, like Peppiatt's harsh vocals, Ob(Servant) remains an excellent album. Psycroptic is the most talented Australian band around.
Psycroptic The Inherited Repression
Joe Haley is one of the most interesting rhythm guitarists around. Excellent album.
Pyaemia Cerebral Cereal
One of the best post-Effigy of the Forgotten releases I've heard so far. Recommended.
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queen A Kind of Magic
Queensryche The Warning
To be honest I've always found Queensryche debut The Warning very immature and badly produced however I'm changing my opinion everytime I listen to En Force, the title track, Deliverance, No Sanctuary and specially Take Hold of the Flame. Their best music is yet to come but their debut also deserves to be on any decent playlist.
Queensryche Queensryche EP
Radiohead OK Computer
Probably the most important British rock album of the late '90s, paving the way for emerging young acts such as "Muse" or "Coldplay". Influential work.
Rage 21
I take my hat off to Peter Wagner & Co for producing such a quality album after nearly 30 years in the music business. "21" will please both long-time and new fans.
Rainbow Rising
Probably their best album. Stargazer is an absolute classic. RIP Mr. Ronnie James Dio.
Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll
The previous is slightly better in my opinion but Long Live Rock & Roll still a memorable record. The best songs here are Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Gates of Babylon, Kill the King and Rainbow Eyes. Classic line-up.
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Another excellent album from one of the most interesting bands of the past 15 years.
Raven Wiped Out
More consistent than the previous effort, Wiped Out is a must have for all NWOBHM out there.
Revocation Chaos of Forms
Somewhere between frantic thrash and modern death metal, Revocation managed to release a pretty interesting piece of contemporary metal.
Revocation Deathless
With a surprisingly fresh, diverse and well-crafted sound, "Deathles" is a pleasant surprise and most certainly one of their best albums to date.
Riot Fire Down Under
Don't judge a book by its cover, "Fire Down Under" is a pretty enjoyable release, filled with the unique early '80s vibe.
Riot Thundersteel
Robert Miles Dreamland
Excellent album. "Fable" (message and dream version) and specially "Children" are among the greatest songs released in the 90's. An amazing mind voyage.
Roger Waters The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Roger's natural musical sequel to The Wall and The Final Cut. Still remains my favourite Waters solo album.
Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74
Enjoyable live album from one of the greatest European guitar players. A must have for all blues rock fans out there.
Running Wild Death or Glory
Running Wild Under Jolly Roger
Port Royal is my favourite however Under Jolly Roger still remains one of their best efforts. The best songs here are Under Jolly Roger, Raw Ride and specially Raise Your Fist.
Running Wild Branded and Exiled
Nostalgia german heavy metal. My favourite songs here are "Branded and Exiled", "Mordor", "Fight the Oppression" and "Chains and Leather".
Running Wild Blazon Stone
Their best-selling album of the 90's. "Blazon Stone", "Lonewolf", "Rolling Wheels", "Fire & Ice" and "Little Big Horn" are among Running Wild's best moments.
Rush Moving Pictures
Sabaton Primo Victoria
Sabaton Attero Dominatus
Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua
Saint Vitus Born Too Late
Samson Head On
Samson's first album with Bruce Dickinson on vocals is a must have to all NWOBHM fans out there. Excellent effort with a top level performance from "Bruce Bruce" that sometimes sounds just like Ian Gillan, definitely his major influence.
Sanctuary The Year the Sun Died
Pretty interesting comeback from one of Seattle's best hidden treasures of the late '80s. Arise and Purify and especially Exitium (Anthem of The Living) are my personal highlights.
Satan Life Sentence
Pretty enjoyable NWOBHM revival that certainly deserves 44 minutes of your time. Recommended.
Savage Grace Master Of Disguise
Pretty interesting early US power/speed metal release, heavily influenced by Iron Maiden.
Savatage The Hall of the Mountain King
Savatage Gutter Ballet
Gutter Ballet, Edge of Thorns and Hall of the Mountain King are my Savatage absolute favourites. Very interesting record with memorable songs like the title track, When The Crowds Are Gone, The Unholy and Summer's Rain. This record was a turning point in their career.
Savatage Edge Of Thorns
In my opinion Edge of Thorns, Gutter Ballet and Hall of the Mountain King are Savatage best records. The title track is amazing. Degrees of Sanity and Damien are also great songs.
Saxon Crusader
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Wheels of Steel is definitely one of the most classic NWOBHM records. Motorcycle Man, Stand Up and Be Counted, 747 (Strangers in the Night), Wheels of Steel or Suzie Hold On are great songs.
Saxon Innocence is No Excuse
First EMI album and Saxon's attempt to seduce the US Market, nevertheless "Innocence is No Excuse" remains their most solid effort since "Denim and Leather". My favourite songs here are "Back on the Streets", "Devil Rides Out", "Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy" and specially "Broken Heroes" one of their best songs.
Saxon The Eagle Has Landed
Excellent live album that captures the energy of Saxon's glory days. Essential for any NWOBHM fan.
Saxon Destiny
Saxon Strong Arm of the Law
Scorpions Crazy World
Enjoyable album. My favourite songs are "Don't Believe Her", "Wind of Change", "Restless Nights", "Money and Fame" and specially "Send Me an Angel", one of their most memorable ballads.
Scorpions Savage Amusement
Solid release. The best songs are "Don't Stop at the Top", "Passion Rules the Game", "Walking On the Edge", "Believe in Love" and specially "Rhythm of Love".
Scorpions Taken by Force
Interesting record. My favourite songs are Steamrock Fever, The Sails of Charon, The Riot of Your Time, He's a Woman ? She's a Man and Born to Touch Your Feelings. Ulrich Jon Roth's solo on The Sails of Charon is very cool.
Septicflesh Communion
Interesting songwriting, arrangements and orchestrations. Arguably one of the best '08 releases.
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Excellent effort with very enjoyable arrangements. A must have for any modern death metal fan.
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
In my opinion their previous two records are better but Chaos A.D. still is a great album. Huge influence to all Nu Metal in the 90's and probably their successful record to date.
Severe Torture Fall Of The Despised
Severe Torture Misanthropic Carnage
Keeping the sound signature of its predecessor, "Misanthropic Carnage" takes no prisoners, and marks the end of the straightforward brutal death metal era for the band.
Severe Torture Feasting on Blood
Excellent debut from one of the best and most underrated European brutal death metal bands.
Severe Torture Sworn Vengeance
Severe Torture Slaughtered
Simon and Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park
The Sounds of Silence....memorable live performance
Sinister Cross the Styx
Sinister Diabolical Summoning
Skid Row Slave to the Grind
Excellent record. My favourite songs are "Monkey Business", "Slave to the Grind", "The Threat" and "Riot Act".
Skyclad A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol
Slayer Hell Awaits
Extreme influential record with classic thrash anthems like Kill Again, At Dawn They Sleep and specially the title track.
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Essential and influential to the extreme metal scene in the mid 80's.
Sodom Persecution Mania
Persecution Mania is an absolute Teutonic Thrash classic. In my opinion their best record came just after, however this album deserves to be in any decent thrash playlist.
Sodom Sodom
Interesting album filled with killer songs like "Buried in the Justice Ground", "City of God", "Bibles and Guns", "Axis of Evil" or "No Captures".
Sophicide Perdition of the Sublime
Who would have guessed that this young musician could produce such a solid debut? Excellent piece of modern death metal from one of the most promising acts around.
Soreption Deterioration of Minds
Despite its lack of originality (the Decapitated influence is obvious) "Deterioration of Minds" remains a very enjoyable debut. I hope they manage to break new territories on their sophomore full-length.
Soundtrack (Film) Rocky IV Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack (Film) American Gigolo
Spectral Mortuary Total Depravity
Very interesting balance between modern and traditional death metal. Excellent release from a band that deserves far more recognition.
Stalwart Manifest of Refusal
Russian extreme metal act Stalwart has crafted a pretty interesting release that smartly blends math song structures, modern death metal and groove thrash textures. Despite some less accomplished moments such as Oleg's imperfect accent, "Manifest of
Refusal" deserves the attention of all extreme metal fans out there.
Steel Panther Balls Out
A very enjoyable album. Supersonic Sex Machine, It Won't Suck Itself, Tomorrow Night or Critter are very cool tracks. Satchel is one of the most impressive guitar players around.
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Stratovarius Nemesis
Pretty enjoyable collection of songs filled with remarkably catchy melodies. Recommended.
Stryper To Hell With the Devil
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Suffocation Suffocation
Their best album of the past decade. An excellent addition to any death metal collection.
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Suffocation Despise the Sun
Crisp clear production, relentless riffing and good musicianship. Recommended.
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam
More focused and less experimental than the previous release, "Pinnacle of Bedlam" has all the elements you'd expect to hear on a Suffocation album. Excellent addition to any smart extreme metal collection.
Suicidal Tendencies How Will I Laugh Tomorrow If I Can't Even Smile Today?
My favourite crossover record. Best songs here are Sorry?! and specially Trip at the Brain.
Supertramp Paris
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Interesting album that mixes traditional thrash songwriting with modern textures. Josh Middleton is one of the greatest young guitar players out there.
Sylvan Sceneries
Very interesting release with a nice prog post-rockish vibe. My only complaint is the little sense of dynamic throughout the album, nevertheless "Sceneries" is one of the best progressive releases of the year so far.
Symbyosis On the Wings of Phoenix
Good musicianship, smart arrangements and eclectic songwriting. Recommended for all progressive extreme metal fans out there.
System of a Down System of a Down
In my opinion System of a Down is one of the most inspired bands of the last decade. All their work is interesting but my favourite remains their debut. Spiders is an amazing song.
System of a Down Toxicity
System Of a Down were one of the most inspired bands of the 00's and this album is one of their greatest releases.
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Almost no oxygen here...dark and claustrophobic. Awesome music.
Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair
Their most successful work filled with remarkable songs such as "The Working Hour", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", "Listen" or "Shout", one of the most memorable songs released in the mid-'80s.
Terrorizer World Downfall
Tesla Mechanical Resonance
Very enjoyable album. My favourite songs are "Gettin' Better", "Rock Me to the Top", "Modern Day Cowboy", "Changes" and "Before My Eyes".
Testament Practice What You Preach
Practice is an absolute Bay Area classic. The previous is better sure but this record is filled with excellent songs like the title track, Envy Life, Greenhouse Effect and specially Sins of Omission.
Testament The Legacy
In my opinion the next one is better however The Legacy is probably their classic album. Over the Wall, Burnt Offerings, Raging Waters, First Strike Is Deadly or Alone in the Dark are absolute Bay Area TM classics. The best moment here is Skolnick's solo on Over the Wall.
Testament The Ritual
Somehow underrated this is probably their last classic record (also with the original line-up).The Ritual has really good moments like Electric Crown, As the Seasons Grey, Agony and Return to Serenity.
Testament First Strike Still Deadly
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
With a perfectly balanced sound engineering, "Dark Roots of Earth" is another pretty solid release from the Bay Area legends. Despite some less inspired moments such as the title track or the slow tempo "Cold Embrace" the album will not disappoint the fan base. Along with "The Electric Age" and "Phantom Antichrist" it's a strong contender for the thrash album of the year.
Textures Dualism
Very interesting and creative mix of a variety of genres. "Dualism" is a fine product of modern times.
The 11th Hour Burden Of Grief
An elegant piece of doom that will please most genre fans. Very enjoyable debut.
The Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination
The County Medical Examiners Olidous Operettas
Pretty enjoyable Carcass worship.
The Cult Electric
The Cult Sonic Temple
Good album with some cool songs like Sweet Soul Sister, Edie (Ciao Baby) and specially Fire Woman.
The Cure Disintegration
The Devil's Blood The Time Of No Time Evermore
Very enjoyable and unpretentious occult '70s rock revival. A must have for all rock/hard rock fans out there.
The Foreshadowing Second World
Despite the slightly repetitive songwriting that leads to some monotonous moments, "Second World" remains a very enjoyable listening experience. An excellent addition to any gothic rock/metal discography.
The Gathering Mandylion
Groundbreaking.
The Mist Phantasmagoria
This unknown brazilian band made a very cool record back in 89. Phantasmagoria is a great thrash album. My favourite tracks are Flying Saucers in The Sky, The Enemy, Hate and Phantasmagoria.
Deserves to be on any decent TM playlist. Check this out!
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
One of the greatest "electronic" albums of the late 90's. "Smack My Bitch Up" is definitely the best song here.
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
A relentless debut from one of the most interesting extreme metal bands of the past 10 years.
The Red Chord Clients
More stylish and refined than its predecessor, "Clients" was a step in the right direction.
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
Band deserves credit for exploring different sounds and influences. Excellent follow-up to Clients.
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning
Thin Lizzy Renegade
Threshold March of Progress
An enjoyable balance between their classic progressive rock influences (Yes comes to mind) and modern metal textures. "March of Progress" is definitely one of the most interesting progressive rock/metal releases of 2012 so far and a must have for all genre fans out there.
Threshold For The Journey
Another enjoyable and unpretentious Threshold album, with a pretty catchy '80s flavour. Personal highlights: Turned to Dust, Autumn Red, The Mystery Show and Siren Sky.
Thy Art Is Murder The Adversary
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
Pretty solid piece of modern death metal.
TNT Tell No Tales
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Old school thrash time machine.
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
Fischer's sequel to Celtic Frost's Monotheist. Very interesting journey into Fischer's troubled mind. Excellent and unpredictable album.
U2 The Joshua Tree
Probably their best record. My favourite songs are Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and With or Without You.
UFO Lights Out
Very enjoyable album. My favourite song here is definitely "Love to Love".
Uriah Heep Demons and Wizards
Very enjoyable album. My favourite songs here are "The Wizard", "Easy Livin'", "Circle of Hands" and "Paradise".
Vader De Profundis
An excellent release that belongs in any proper death metal collection.
Vader Black to the Blind
Vader Litany
Vader starts the new millenium off on the right foot. Killer album.
Vader Revelations
Vader Impressions In Blood
Another excellent release from one of the most respected European death metal acts of the past 20 years.
Vader Tibi et Igni
Often criticized for their inability to evolve musically, these Polish veterans have always preferred to focus on their own brand of straightforward death metal instead of venturing into new territories. This career decision has its creative setbacks, but at the same time assured Vader's consistency over the years. "Tibi et Igni" is a goddamn killer album and mandatory purchase for all Vader fans.
Van Halen Van Halen
This record changed the world back in the 70's. Extreme influential to thousands of bands worldwide. Eruption is quite simple a lead masterpiece. Essential
Vangelis Blade Runner Soundtrack
One of the most iconic sci-fi soundtracks ever released.
Vicious Rumors Welcome to the Ball
Very enjoyable album. Solid songwriting with great performances from Carl Albert, Geoff Thorpe and Mark McGee. "Abandoned", "You Only Live Twice", "Dust to Dust" and specially "Children" are my favourite songs.
Vince Neil Exposed
Very enjoyable album with an impressive performance from Steve Stevens. The best songs here are "Sister of Pain", "Can't Have Your Cake", "The Edge", "Can't Change Me" and specially "Look in Her Eyes".
Vindicator United We Fall
A non-stop thrash revival riff fest.
Vital Remains Forever Underground
Vital Remains Dawn of the Apocalypse
Voivod Nothingface
W.A.S.P. The Headless Children
Cool record with good moments like The Real Me, The Headless Children or Mean Man. A turning point of Blackie's sound.
W.A.S.P. Live...in the Raw
Warlock Triumph and Agony
Classic and very cool record from this underrated german band. Triumph and Agony is filled with great songs but my favourites are All We Are, I Rule the Ruins, Kiss of Death and East Meets West.
Wormed Exodromos
A creative brand of brutality that stretches the boundaries of the genre. Pretty interesting release.
Wretched (USA-NC) The Exodus of Autonomy
Pretty enjoyable debut from one of the most talented new acts in the modern death metal scene.
Wretched (USA-NC) Beyond The Gate
Much more than another generic modern death metal release, "Beyond the Gate" offers a contemporary three-dimensional songwriting which combines elements from diverse heavy metal genres with a blistering elegance. An excellent addition to any smart metal collection.
Wretched (USA-NC) Son of Perdition
Pretty solid piece of modern metal with a surprising amount of replay value.
Xentrix For Whose Advantage?
Xentrix's first two efforts are among the best UK thrash albums ever released. "For Whose Advantage?" is a must have to all thrash metal fans out there.
Xentrix Shattered Existence
British thrash at its finest. "No Compromise" is one of the greatest thrash metal tracks ever released.
Yes The Yes Album
"Starship Trooper" and "I've Seen All Good People" are among the best progressive rock songs ever released. A must have to all prog fans out there.
Yes Drama
Drama is one of Yes most easy listening records. Chris Squire performance here is top level.
Yes 90125
One of the most enjoyable progressive rock albums of the 80's.
Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey
Often unfairly underrated by critics, Odyssey remains one of Malmsteen's most enjoyable efforts. "Hold On", "Deja Vu" and specially "Heaven Tonight" are the best songs here.
Yngwie Malmsteen Trilogy
Yngwie Malmsteen Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad
Classic live from the guitar genius. The best moment here is definitely Guitar Solo (Trilogy Suite Op: 5/Spasebo Blues) Specially between 2.00'' and 2.34''...This riff...THIS F****RIFF!!!
Yngwie Malmsteen Marching Out
Even if it failed to match the previous masterpiece Marching Out remains a very solid effort. "I'll See the Light, Tonight" is my favourite song here.

3.5 great
Abnormality Contaminating the Hive Mind
There are more interesting 2012 death metal releases, nevertheless "Contaminating the Hive Mind" remains a solid debut.
Abnormity Irreversible Disintegration
Solid effort that should please all slam/brutal death metal fans out there.
Aborted Goremageddon
Aborted Global Flatline
Despite some more predictable song structures and vocal dynamics, it remains an enjoyable and surprisingly catchy album.
Ade Spartacus
Adramelech Pure Blood Doom
Adramelech Terror Of Thousand Faces
After Oblivion Stamina
Chuck Schuldiner lives.
Ageless Oblivion Penthos
Solid release that combines various trends of modern extreme metal. But despite its versatility "Penthos " is still halfway to something greater .
Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Enjoyable musical landscapes.
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
Alice Cooper Trash
The record that put Alice in the spotlight again. In my opinion the next one is better but we can find very cool songs here like Poison (my favourite), Spark in the Dark, House of Fire or Hell Is Living Without You.
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Competent, safe and catchy as usual.
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Another pretty competent by the book release that should please genre fans.
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Good and ambitious music however they still miss that final step into greatness.
Anathema Weather Systems
Enjoyable music, but once again I feel the band failed to cross that thin line between competence and greatness.
Anglagard Hybris
An enjoyable Yes meets King Crimson revival. A nice addition to any progressive rock collection.
Annihilator Set the World on Fire
Their previous work is definitely better, however Set the World on Fire remains a very decent effort. The best songs here are Set the World on Fire, No Zone, Phoenix Rising and Brain Dance.
Annihilator King of the Kill
Anterior This Age of Silence
Solid debut with an enjoyable guitar performance from Leon Kemp.
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Probably their "serious" and somehow conceptual work of the classic era. Really good songs here but also boring moments.
Anthrax State of Euphoria
Well not their best record however we can find good songs here like Make Me Laugh, Antisocial (Trust cover), Now It's Dark and specially Be All, End All.
Anthrax Penikufesin
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Their best work was yet to come however "Fistful of Metal" remains a genre classic release. My favourite songs here are Deathrider and Metal Thrashing Mad.
Anthrax Attack of the Killer B's
Anvil Metal on Metal
Classic and influential record. The title track is my favourite song here. Robb Reiner was a reference to many early thrash drummers like Lars Ulrich or Charlie Benante.
Arena The Seventh Degree of Separation
Despite some less inspired moments "The Seventh Degree of Separation" remains an enjoyable listening experience.
Arsis Lepers Caress
Despite the generic, but still competent, songwriting, "Lepers Caress" will please the band's fanbase. Solid release.
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Gorguts meets Wormed. Cool stuff.
Artillery When Death Comes
Despite the predictable and generic songwriting, "When Death Comes" should please most of the thrash fans out there.
Ash Ra Tempel Ash Ra Tempel
The sound engineering and some soundscapes are rather dated as expected, nevertheless ART's debut remains a genuine product of its time that should still be part of any krautrock/space-rock collection.
Astra The Black Chord
Interesting retro progressive rock. A must have to all 70's nostalgia fans out there, but don't expect to find any fresh idea here.
At the Gates At War with Reality
A catchy comeback. Personal highlights: Death and the Labyrinth, At War with Reality, The Circular Ruins, Eater of Gods and Upon Pillars of Dust. Rating: 3.7/5.
Atheist Piece of Time
Classic old school death metal. Probably the most technical DM band at the time. The title track is among the best death metal songs ever made.
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Axxis Utopia
Bane (Srb) Chaos, Darkness & Emptiness
Enjoyable piece of blackened death metal from Serbia that smartly blends melodic arrangements and heavier parts.
Bathory Blood Fire Death
The last record of Quorthon's BM era. A must have for all die hard fans. My favourite track here is A Fine Day to Die
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
In my opinion Quorthon's best record. My favourite tracks here are Enter the Eternal Fire and specially Woman of Dark Desires, his best song. Essential and extreme influential to the second wave of Black Metal.
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
The main problem with the melodic death metal scene is finding space to create something really new, nevertheless "Of Breath and Bone" remains an enjoyable effort that should please genre fans.
Becoming The Archetype I Am
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Their transition from black metal to blackened death metal. Great album, my favourite songs at the moment are "In Thy Pandemaeternum", "Driven by the Five-Winged Star" and "The Past is Like a Funeral".
Behemoth Thelema.6
Probably their less inspired release of the past decade however still a great album.
Belphegor Pestapokalypse VI
On top of their game. "Chants for the Devil 1533" is my favourite track here.
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead
Another solid release from the Austrian blasphemers.
Beneath (IS) Enslaved by Fear
Interesting brand of extreme metal that blends the old and the new. Promising debut.
Beneath (IS) The Barren Throne
Benediction Transcend the Rubicon
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
Benighted's catchiest and most accessible release to date, however at this stage of their career the band begins to show some signs of creative stagnation, which is perfectly normal after seven albums. Carnivore Sublime is nonetheless a quality effort that will certainly please the band's fanbase.
Bermuda The Wandering
Pretty solid full-length debut filled with Meshuggah-esque polyrhythm grooves that should please most genre fans.
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
The album is undeniably interesting but their best work is yet to come. Between the Buried and Me is just one of those bands that have aged quite well.
Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull
Black Sabbath Live Evil
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
At first I didn't like this "Deep Sabbath" record however I get used to songs like In for the Kill, Seventh Star, Sphinx (The Guardian) or In Memory...Glenn Hughes has an amazing voice but not for this band.
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Cross of Thorns", "Virtual Death", "Immaculate Deception" and "Dying for Love".
Blood Red Throne Blood Red Throne
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Solid effort.
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Interesting debut but their best work is yet to come.
Bolt Thrower The IVth Crusade
Great effort, however "War Master" and "...For Victory" are definitely better albums.
Bolt Thrower Mercenary
Definitely not Bolt Thrower's best effort however still remains a good album. My favourite songs here are Powder Burns and No Guts, No Glory.
Bonfire Fireworks
Bruce Dickinson Accident of Birth
One of Dickinson's most solid efforts. My favourite songs are "Road to Hell", "Man of Sorrows", "The Magician" and specially "Darkside of Aquarius".
Brutality Screams of Anguish
Brutality Ruins of Humans
Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony
Despite the slightly average songwriting and poor production Speed Metal Symphony remains one of the most notorious shred albums released in the 80's.
Candlemass Nightfall
Classic doom record from the genre masters Candlemass. All songs here are cool but the previous (and debut) is in my opinion definitely better.
Candlemass King of the Grey Islands
Lowe's versatile vocal range allowed Edling to explore new dark-coloured territories. Enjoyable release.
Candlemass Psalms For The Dead
Solid and catchy swansong. Candlemass/Leif Edling fans will not be disappointed.
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Cannibal Corpse Gallery of Suicide
Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn
Cannibal Corpse Kill
There aren't many standout moments here, nevertheless "Kill" remains a solid release.
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Solid effort.
Carcass Swansong
Slightly flat songwriting but still an enjoyable album.
Carcass Surgical Steel
Carnage Dark Recollections
Cool Swedish death metal record from Michael Amott first band. Had this on vinyl.
Cephalic Carnage Misled by Certainty
Potent blend of aggression and technicality.
Cerebral Bore Maniacal Miscreation
Pretty solid blend of old school and modern death metal.
Cerekloth In the Midst of Life We Are In Death
Cinderella Long Cold Winter
Cinderella Rocked, Wired, & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits
Coldworker The Contaminated Void
Coldworker Rotting Paradise
Coldworker The Doomsayer's Call
Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
Cronos Dancing in the Fire
Conrad "Cronos" Lant solo debut album is relatively unknown. Dancing in the Fire is not an amazing record but has some cool songs like the title track and Fantasia.
Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy
Unfairly criticized by the band's more conservative fan base, "Whisper Supremacy" remains one of Cryptopsy's most blistering releases.
Cryptopsy Once Was Not
Cynic Focus
D-A-D No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims
Interesting album. My favourite tracks are "Jihad", "Point Of View" and specially "Sleeping My Day Away", one of the greatest rock songs released in the 80's.
David Lee Roth Eat 'em And Smile
Album with a very cool vibe. My favourite song here is "Yankee Rose".
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Incantation worship - the sequel: reloaded & back with a vengeance.
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Death Angel Killing Season
Killing Season was a very nice surprise I found last summer. Good moments like Soulless make this record
definitely interesting. Good to see these bay area guys still thrashing.
DeathevokatioN The Chalice Of Ages
There's no trace of modernity here, just a competent old school revival (Bolt Thrower meets old school Swedish sound) that could easily be released in 1992. Recommended to all old-school death metal fans out there.
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Even if it fails to match the previous effort "Carnival Is Forever" remains an enjoyable album.
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Deeds of Flesh Of What's to Come
Deeds of Flesh Portals to Canaan
Deep Purple Burn
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn
Even even if it failed to catch the intensity of Purple's live performances "The Book of Taliesyn" remains a very interesting album. "Wring That Neck", "Kentucky Woman", "Exposition" or "Shield" are my favourite songs.
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
A band in search of an identity, nevertheless Purple's debut remains a very enjoyable effort. "And the Address", "Mandrake Root" and specially "Hush" are the most memorable songs here.
Deep Purple Now What?!
Def Leppard Adrenalize
Back in the early 90's, grunge killed almost all hard rock, hair metal or glam bands. The Seattle explosion (extreme overrated IMO) didn't help Leppard's Adrenalize to reach the success of the previous two records. And let's face it...this record has some cool songs like Let's Get Rocked, Make Love Like A Man or Tonight but not enough to fulfil the expectations.
Deicide Scars Of The Crucifix
Deicide Legion
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
Deivos Gospel of Maggots
Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence
Depeche Mode Ultra
Cool record. My favourite songs here are Home and specially It's No Good
Devangelic Resurrection Denied
Devourment Butcher The Weak
Devourment Molesting the Decapitated
Dio Sacred Heart
Disma Towards the Megalith
Towards Incantation nostalgia.
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
One of the best Swedish Death Metal records. At this time probably only Entombed made better DM in this country.
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Dokken Breaking the Chains
Dokken Back for the Attack
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
This band don't create nothing really new since " Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory", nevertheless this album still has some good moments and top level musical performances (as usual).
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Despite the record label involvement to make Falling Into Infinity a more commercial release, this album remains an enjoyable listening experience. "You Not Me" is the most dispensable song here.
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline
Dying Out Flame Shiva Rudrastakam
Glen Benton meets Dalai Lama, proving that Heavy Metal remains a universal language. An extra 0.5 in honor of Shiva.
Dyscarnate Enduring the Massacre
Interesting debut that blends modern and more technical songwriting with blistering old school riff-based moments (Dying Fetus and Decapitated come to mind). A nice addition to any death metal collection.
Eagles Hotel California
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Dan Swano deserves the credit for creating this long-playing track, however in my opinion "Crimson" has too many ups and downs to be considered a classic of the genre. Still an enjoyable work.
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Despite some weak points, like Swano's clean vocals, Purgatory Afterglow remains a solid release. Twilight is the best song here.
Editors An End Has A Start
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Eloy Ocean
Interesting work. I'm not a fan of Bornemann's voice or vocal lines however Rosenthal's performance here is top level. One of the most iconic German progressive Rock albums.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Tarkus
The opening title track still remains one of the finest pieces of progressive music ever released, but unfortunately the other songs downgrade the overall quality of the album.
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Europe Wings of Tomorrow
Evanescence Fallen
Evergrey The Dark Discovery
Enjoyable debut.
Evergrey Solitude Dominance Tragedy
Very interesting album. My favourite songs here are "Solitude Within", "A Scattered Me" and "The Corey Curse". Englund's passionate performance is top level.
Exciter Heavy Metal Maniac
Influential release for the speed/thrash metal scene of the early 80's.
Exhorder The Law
Their debut is definitely better, nevertheless "The Law" remains a very solid release.
Exhumed Slaughtercult
Exhumed All Guts, No Glory
There are more interesting extreme metal bands out there, nevertheless "All Guts, No Glory" remains a pretty solid release.
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Enjoyable album with great moments like "Children of a Worthless God" however most of the songs are too long making "The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A" a little bit monotonous and repetitive. The sequel is better.
Exumer Fire And Damnation
Enjoyable comeback.
Fallujah Nomadic
More melodic and atmospheric than "The Harvest Wombs", Fallujah give us a little taste of what's to come.
Fear Factory The Industrialist
I don't know their more recent works so I can't tell if "The Industrialist" is a step forward or plain and simple deja-vu. The album itself is very solid.
Firewind Few Against Many
The first impression wasn't great but after a few spins the album grew on me. Even if it fails to match the quality of the last efforts "Few Against Many" still has nice moments like the title track, "The Undying Fire" or "Destiny". I'm still kinda disappointed.
Fish Internal Exile
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Fleshmould Interitum
Enjoyable blend of old school and technical death metal with great moments like "The 14th Legion" or "Alexandria". "Interitum" may not be the most original album out this year, but remains a very solid release.
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Using the same previous formulas may have worked this time but Florence and her machines need to find new ways. Still an enjoyable album.
Flotsam and Jetsam Doomsday for the Deceiver
Great US thrash. My favourite songs here are Hammerhead, Iron Tears and Metal Shock.
Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace
"Doomsday for the Deceiver" is their most known work however this is probably their most solid effort to date. "Dreams of Death" is my favourite song here.
Flotsam and Jetsam The Cold
Interesting comeback album with a surprisingly modern sound which blends the intensity of riff-based song structures with classy Queensryche-esque harmonies. "Take" is one of the best songs this band has ever written.
Forbidden Omega Wave
Omega Wave don't have the fire of their first two albums but still have enough good tracks like Forsaken at the Gates, Overthrow or Swine. Very cool performance from Russ Anderson (as usual).
Gamma Ray Somewhere Out in Space
Very enjoyable album. A must have for all power metal fans out there.
Gamma Ray Land of the Free
One of their best records and a power metal classic for all die hard fans but in my opinion Land of the Free is miles aways from both Keeper's. The best song here is probably Afterlife (Ingo RIP).
Gary Moore After the War
Not my favourite album of his hard rock era however still has good moments like "After the War", "Led Clones", "Blood of Emeralds" or "The Messiah Will Come Again".
Gazpacho Demon
Enjoyable album, heavily influenced by Marillion (H-era) and Radiohead. It's a slow grower.
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genesis Abacab
Abacab has good moments like the title track but in my opinion the previous is definitely better.
Ghost B.C. Opus Eponymous
Goatwhore Blood For The Master
Fine piece of blackened thrash/death with some enjoyable Sodom (early years) glimpses.
Goatwhore Constricting Rage of the Merciless
God Dethroned Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
It fails to match the quality of previous effort, nevertheless "Under the Sign of the Iron Cross" remains an interesting album.
Gojira The Link
Adventurous and distinctive. Enjoyable album.
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Enjoyable album with great moments like Esoteric Surgery and specially The Art of Dying, the best song here, but it fails to match the quality of the previous release.
Gorerotted Only Tools and Corpses
Gorod Leading Vision
Gory Blister Earth-Sick
Solid brand of technical death metal.
Grand Magus Hammer of the North
Good old school Priest oriented metal. Simple and catchy.
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Hate Solarflesh
Pretty solid Behemoth-based songwriting.
Havok Unnatural Selection
Heart Heart
Amusing mainstream rock. "These Dreams" and specially "What About Love" are the best songs here.
Heathen Victims of Deception
Helloween Master of the Rings
Helloween 7 Sinners
7 Sinners is a solid record with cool songs like Long Live the King. A safe but not essential buy.
Helstar Remnants of War
Helstar This Wicked Nest
Glory of Chaos meets Nosferatu. Solid but not outstanding.
Hideous Divinity Obeisance Rising
Despite the obvious similarities with their country counterparts Hour of Penance and Fleshgod Apocalypse,
Hideous Divinity still managed to release a decent debut. Rating: 3.26
Hideous Divinity Cobra Verde
More consistent than the previous album, "Cobra Verde" is a step forward in the band's career. Giulio Galati's performace is particularly interesting. Rating: 3.7/5
Huntress Starbound Beast
Hypocrisy Virus
Solid release. War-Path is definitely the best track here.
Ignominious Incarceration Of Winter Born
Very decent UK tech death metal effort.
Illogicist The Unconsciousness of Living
Chuck Schuldiner meets Gorod. Interesting release.
Immolation Failures for Gods
Immolation Dawn of Possession
Immolation Close to a World Below
In the Silence A Fair Dream Gone Mad
Interesting self-released debut from a very promising Sacramento band. With a good label support and the right producer to help the band maximize their creative potential, "In the Silence" will take a step forward.
Inanimate Existence A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement
Incantation Mortal Throne of Nazarene
Incantation Vanquish in Vengeance
Incantation Dirges of Elysium
Predictable but solid, as expected.
Incubus (LA-USA) Serpent Temptation
Internal Bleeding Voracious Contempt
Intruder A Higher Form of Killing
Nice piece of thrash.
IQ The Wake
Overlooked piece of neo-progressive music. Enjoyable album.
IQ Ever
Another pretty solid release from one of the most overlooked British progressive rock bands of the past 30 years.
IQ The Seventh House
Less ambitious than "Subterranea" but still an enjoyable release. Peter's passionate performance is the highlight here.
IQ Frequency
Interesting album with great moments like "Life Support", "Stronger Than Friction" or the title track (the best song here) but their previous work is more consistent.
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
The previous is slightly better however "Dance Of Death" still a solid effort.
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
One of their most successful releases however their prime ended with Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The best songs here are "Be Quick or Be Dead", "Afraid to Shoot Strangers", "Judas Be My Guide" and "Fear of the Dark".
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
I believe everyone (including myself) were a little bit disappointed with this record., specially after the previous masterpiece. However we find good moments here in Public Enema Number One or the title track. Up the Irons!!
Iron Maiden Live at Donington
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
This record has really good moments like For the Greater Good of God. Don't belong to Maiden's top 10 however still worth buying. Up the Irons!!
Jag Panzer Ample Destruction
James LaBrie Impermanent Resonance
Jason Becker Perpetual Burn
Impressive shredding however the songwriting isn't amazing.
Jeff Loomis Plains of Oblivion
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Joe Satriani Not of This Earth
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Not an amazing album but still has its moments like "Demonizer", "Hellrider", "Lochness" and specially "Judas Rising" their best song since Painkiller's A Touch of Evil.
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Well not Priest best work for sure but still has really good songs. Hard to get in but it deserves the effort. And tonight I will see the metal legends probably for the last time.
Kamelot Silverthorn
Enjoyable album with interesting harmonies (sometimes overly melodic) and arrangements. Tommy Karevik's performance is quite remarkable.
Kataklysm Waiting for the End to Come
Melodic death metal tends to be very predictable and "Waiting For The End To Come" is no exception, however the songs are good enough to keep us interested throughout the album.
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Passionate performance from Jonas Renkse. Enjoyable music.
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Elegant songwriting with a strong sense of harmony dynamics. Interesting release.
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Very interesting album with an excellent performance from Howard Jones. "A Bid Farewell", "The End of Heartache", "Wasted Sacrifice" and specially "Rose of Sharyn" are my favourite songs.
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Interesting album. "Unbroken", "For You", "Break the Silence" and specially "My Curse" are my favourite songs here.
King Diamond ''Them''
King's successful record but in my opinion not his best. The previous 2 and Conspiracy are better. Still an absolute classic.
King Diamond Give Me Your Soul...Please
Far from being King's best record. However we can find good songs here. A safe buy.
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
One of the most influential thrash metal albums ever released, however their best work was yet to come.
Kreator Hordes of Chaos
Kronos Colossal Titan Strife
Enjoyable piece of melodic brutal death metal with quite a good number of catchy hooks.
Linkin Park Living Things
Enjoyable and catchy.
Lita Ford Lita
Very enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Back to the Cave", "Blueberry", "Close My Eyes Forever" and specially "Kiss Me Deadly".
Lita Ford Living Like a Runaway
Nice to see Lita going back to her rock/metal roots. Enjoyable surprise.
Lost Soul Chaostream
Their next effort is better, nevertheless it remains a pretty solid release. "Shameful Race" and "The Hidden Law" are my favourite tracks.
Loudness Thunder In The East
Loudness Soldier of Fortune
Malevolent Creation Retribution
Malice In the Beginning...
In the beginning...there was Judas Priest
Malice License to Kill
Man Must Die The Human Condition
Man Must Die Peace Was Never An Option
Mandator Initial Velocity
Cool underground thrash metal record. The best song here is definitely Black Rose. If you like Sabbath, Xentrix, Paradox or Atrophy don't miss Initial Velocity.
Manowar Sign of the Hammer
Iconic Manowar effort. The best song here is definitely "Guyana (Cult of the Damned)".
Marillion Holidays in Eden
Marillion Brave
Marillion Sounds That Can't Be Made
It may not be an outstanding work or their best H era album but it's certainly an enjoyable release. Great to see this band still making music.
Masachist Death March Fury
Almost 30 minutes of blistering modern death metal. Appearance of the Worm is the best track here.
Master On the Seventh Day God Created.... Master
Mastodon Leviathan
I was never a die-hard fan of the band but "Leviathan" is one of the most important and influential releases of the past decade.
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Essential and classic. Almost a demo-tape. However Dave's best work came just after...
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Melechesh The Epigenesis
Their previous two albums are more consistent however "The Epigenesis" remains a very decent effort. "Ghouls of Nineveh", "The Magickan and the Drones" and "Mystics of the Pillar" are probably the best songs here.
Meshuggah I
21 minutes of Meshuggah's random intenseness. Enjoyable piece of music but the band has more interesting works.
Metal Church Hanging in the Balance
My least favourite album from Mike Howe's era however still remains an enjoyable effort.
Metallica The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
Michael Jackson Bad
Mike Oldfield Discovery
Enjoyable album. "Tricks of the Light", "Poison Arrows", "The Lake" and specially "To France" are the best songs here.
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II
Misery Index Discordia
Pretty solid release from one of the most interesting extreme metal bands around.
Misery Index Traitors
Interesting album with great moments like Traitors, Occupation or Black Sites but "Heirs to Thievery" is definitely better.
Monstrosity Imperial Doom
Monstrosity In Dark Purity
Monstrosity Spiritual Apocalypse
Enjoyable balance between brutality, technicality and melody. Solid release.
Morbid Angel Domination
Mr. Big Lean Into It
Enjoyable album with impressive musical performances.
Murder Construct Results
Murder Construct's debut full-length may not grab the same attention as "Monolith of Inhumanity", "Reign Supreme" or "Utilitarian", but it remains a pretty solid release destined to make some extreme metal year end lists.
Napalm Death The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code
Solid.
Napalm Death Utopia Banished
Napalm Death Diatribes
Love it or hate it? Pick a side.
Napalm Death Harmony Corruption
The Grind masters turned into Death Metal in Harmony Corruption. A cool record with some good moments like Vision Conquest, Mind Snare and specially Unfit Earth (with Glen Benton and John Tardy)
Napalm Death Mentally Murdered
Nausea Condemned To The System
Solid piece of grind that should appeal to old-school fans.
Necrophobic Darkside
Neuraxis Asylon
Pretty competent piece of modern technical death metal.
Nevermore Enemies Of Reality
Not their best or most inspired effort, nevertheless remains an enjoyable album.
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy
Very interesting follow up to Nevermore's debut, however their best work is yet to come.
Nevermore Nevermore
Enjoyable debut. The best songs here are "What Tomorrow Knows", "The Sanity Assassin", "The Hurting Words" and "Timothy Leary".
Nevermore The Obsidian Conspiracy
The previous effort is definitely better however "The Obsidian Conspiracy" still has its moments like "The Termination Proclamation", "And the Maiden Spoke" or "Emptiness Unobstructed".
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Solid debut from a band that created its own distinctive brand of death metal, musically and thematically.
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Noisem Agony Defined
Nuclear Assault Handle With Care
Good album from one of the most interesting thrash/crossover US acts of the 80's. "New Song" remains my favourite Nuclear Assault track.
Obituary Cause of Death
Difficult to choose between Cause Of Death and their debut. In my opinion both are classic DM stuff but let's say this is slightly more mature. My favourite songs here are Infected, Circle of the Tyrants (Celtic Frost Cover) and specially Chopped In Half. Classic Death Metal
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Slowly We Rot is an essential death metal record. John Tardy's unique guttural voice is definitely the highlight here.
Oblivion Called to Rise
Eclectic debut that deserves the attention of the technical death metal community.
Obscura Omnivium
Enjoyable technical death metal effort with great moments like "Ocean Gateways", but it lacks re-listen value.
Oddland The Treachery of Senses
An enjoyable release which smartly blends progressive based harmonies and modern groovy rhythms (Gojira and Textures come to mind). Promising band.
Odious Mortem Cryptic Implosion
Om Advaitic Songs
Onslaught Power from Hell
Onslaught VI
Outcast Awaken The Reason
Basically a faster Gojira, nevertheless there's a good deal of songs worth checking out.
Overkill Ironbound
Ironbound is an interesting record. In my opinion the best tracks here are The Green and Black, Ironbound,
Give a little, Endless War and The . Great to see the TM legends still thrashin'.
Overkill White Devil Armory
Another solid piece of thrash from the NJ metal legends. Bobby's highly distinctive vocals sound better than ever.
Ozzy Osbourne Ozzmosis
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
I saw this tour (yes I'm a dinosaur) and remember being astonish with their powerful performance and fresh sound. This is one of the most influential records of the 90's. My favourite songs are the title track and Cemetery Gates.
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Their biggest commercial success. My favourite track here is I'm Broken.
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
The previous is slightly better in my opinion but Vulgar Display of Power still a cool record. The best song here is Fucking Hostile.
Paradise Lost Gothic
Influential record with good songs like the title track, Dead Emotion or Shattered.
Paradise Lost One Second
Paradise Lost reinvented themselves with One Second. "Say Just Words" is one of the most interesting songs released in 97.
Paradox Electrify
Paradox Tales of the Weird
Charly Steinhauer proves yet again that he can still release pretty solid material. A worthy addition to any thrash metal fan's collection.
Pathology Awaken to the Suffering
Pathology The Time of Great Purification
There really aren't any surprises on "The Time Of Great Purification", nevertheless it remains a pretty competent and surprisingly catchy piece of slam/brutal death metal.
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Pestilence Obsideo
Pet Shop Boys Actually
Interesting release with some nice moments such as "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "Heart", "King's Cross" and specially "It's a Sin", one of their best songs.
Pig Destroyer Book Burner
Album takes no prisoners. Pretty solid.
Possessed Seven Churches
Seven Churches was the first death metal album ever recorded. The missing link between Thrash and Death Metal. Classic underground stuff
Primal Rock Rebellion Awoken Broken
Far away from Iron Maiden's heavy metal sound "Awoken Broken" is a surprisingly solid effort with great moments like "No Friendly Neighbour", "Tortured Tone", "Awoken Broken", "Search for Bliss" and specially "White Sheet Robes". Adrian Smith's side project deserves far more recognition.
Prince Purple Rain
Process For Enigma Blueprints for a War Machine
Pretty solid self-released debut.
Process For Enigma Seeds of Evil
More technical than their debut EP (Gorod comes to mind), "Seeds of Evil" can be seen as the next logical step in the band's evolution. A nice addition to any modern death metal collection.
Pyrithion The Burden Of Sorrow
Q5 Steel the Light
Queen A Day at the Races
Queen News of the World
Queen The Miracle
Queen Innuendo
Queen The Works
Queensryche American Soldier
To be honest my first impression wasn't good but after a couple of listenings this album grew on me. Not an amazing effort but still has enjoyable moments like "Unafraid", "Hundred Mile Stare", "At 30,000 Ft", "Remember Me" or "Home Again".
Queensryche Queensryche
Enjoyable attempt to recapture the golden years. "A World Without" and "Fallout" are definitely among the best post-Promised Land songs.
Quidam Quidam
Enjoyable debut with an interesting balance between the acoustic and electric instruments. Beautiful performance from Emila Derkowska.
Quo Vadis Defiant Imagination
Cool melodic brand of technical death metal. Impressive performances from Steve DiGiorgio and Yanic Bercier.
Rage Reign of Fear
Interesting debut. Remains my favourite 80's Rage release.
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Raven Rock Until You Drop
Songs like "For the Future" or "Lambs to the Slaughter" laid the groundwork for speed/thrash metal. Very interesting debut from one of the most legendary NWOBHM bands.
Revocation Teratogenesis
David Davidson is one of the most interesting guitarists around. Pretty solid release.
Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly
Upon first listen "Embryonic Anomaly" may sound like another sterile technical jam session, but if we dig a little deeper into Rings of Saturn's 8-bit aliencore layers, we find an interesting blend of creativity and technique. Great to see young musicians exploring new territories.
Rings of Saturn Dingir
The logical sequel to Embryonic Anomaly. Band deserves credit for creating a distinctive sound signature.
Riot Immortal Soul
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
In a scene infested by Dream Theatre and Opeth clones, Riverside managed to release a refreshing work.
Roxy Music Avalon
Running Wild Black Hand Inn
Since Port Royal Rolf's songwriting remains unchanged, using the same formula in every song. However Black Hand Inn remains an enjoyable album if we skip the deja vu moments and focus only on the album.
Running Wild Gates to Purgatory
Running Wild Pile of Skulls
Running Wild Masquerade
Running Wild Resilient
Better than Rolf's previous mediocre release, "Resilient" recaptures Running Wild's songwriting formula. Predictable but still a fun listen.
Sabaton The Art of War
Sabbat Dreamweaver
Sacred Reich Ignorance
Their debut still remains my favourite album. Nice piece of thrash.
Sacrifice Forward to Termination
Fine piece of thrash from one of Canada's most respected underground acts.
Savage Grace After The Fall From Grace
Savatage Streets: A Rock Opera
Definitely one of their classic records where broadway meets metal. Streets have good songs like Streets, Jesus Saves or Ghost in the Ruins but my favourites are the previous two and the next one. Chris Oliva was an amazing guitar player.
Savatage The Wake Of Magellan
More interesting than the previous effort. Enjoyable album.
Saxon Power and the Glory
It lacks the consistency of their previous three albums nevertheless remains an enjoyable effort.
Saxon Unleash the Beast
Scorpions Animal Magnetism
Enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Make It Real", "Lady Starlight", "The Zoo" and "Animal Magnetism".
Scorpions In Trance
Enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Life's Like a River", "Top of the Bill", "Robot Man" and specially "In Trance".
Scorpions Fly to the Rainbow
Scorpions Lonesome Crow
Scorpions Sting in the Tail
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Somewhere between Thrash and Death Schizophrenia is an interesting record. Their magnum opus came just after.
Sithu Aye Cassini
Skeletonwitch Forever Abomination
Interesting blend of thrash and black metal.
Skunk Anansie Paranoid And Sunburnt
Skunk Anansie Post Orgasmic Chill
The previous is slightly better however "Post Orgasmic Chill" is still a very enjoyable album. The best song here is definitely "Charlie Big Potato".
Skunk Anansie Stoosh
My favourite Skunk Anansie. "Yes It's Fucking Political" and "All I Want" are my favourite songs here.
Slayer World Painted Blood
This album has a lot of good moments (the title track is great), however in my opinion the previous is better.
Soen Cognitive
Very interesting album conveyed with remarkable musicianship and emotional songwriting, but they need to build a more solid and original identity (the Tool influences are too obvious) to make the step forward.
Solitude Aeturnus Into the Depths of Sorrow
Candlemass doom oriented Depths of Sorrow is a very cool record. A must have to all doom fans out there. All songs here are good.
Sphere (POL) Homo Hereticus
Despite the lack of originality (Vader comes to mind) Homo Hereticus remains a very solid release.
Stormtroopers of Death Speak English or Die
Stryper Soldiers Under Command
Enjoyable album from the most famous christian metal band of the 80's.
Suffocation Breeding the Spawn
If we listen past the incompetent sound engineering and focus on the music, we'll find some solid material here.
Suicidal Angels Dead Again
There's nothing really new here, just a pretty solid piece of retro-thrash (Kreator and Slayer come to mind) that will please most of the nostalgic headbangers out there.
Suicidal Angels Bloodbath
Another solid and by the book retro-thrash release but, creatively, the band needs to take more risks to take the next step forward.
Suicidal Tendencies Lights...Camera...Revolution
Survivor Eye of the Tiger
Pleasant album. "The One That Really Matters", "I'm Not That Man Anymore" and of course the rock anthem "Eye of the Tiger" are the best moments here.
Sybreed God Is an Automaton
Despite some slightly monotonous moments, mainly due to the similarities between songs, "God Is An Automaton" remains an enjoyable release filled with catchy hooks, interesting atmospheric backgrounds and attractive grooves.
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Despite the formulaic songwriting it remains a solid effort. Let's hope the band push the boundaries on their next effort.
Sylosis Monolith
Not a groundbreaking or innovative release but "Monolith" is still a pretty solid piece of modern thrash.
Symphony X Paradise Lost
Enjoyable album. Michael Romeo's performance is top level.
Symphony X Iconoclast
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Enjoyable album featuring a mix of their previous catchier work with the ambient experimentation of their later releases.
Tenet Sovereign
Pretty competent thrash/death hybrid.
Testament Low
These guys were a little bit lost here, however "Low" remains a very decent effort.
The Contortionist Intrinsic
Band deserves credit for exploring new territories by fusing a diverse variety of musical textures. "Intrinsic" is an interesting product of its time and it deserves our attention.
The Cranberries Bury the Hatchet
The Faceless Planetary Duality
Influential release for the current generation of extreme music. Interesting album.
The Faceless Autotheism
Despite some inconsistencies in the song structures and the uncharismatic clean vocals, "Autotheism" remains an enjoyable listening experience. Band deserves credit for blending diverse musical textures.
The Gathering Disclosure
The Modern Age Slavery Requiem For Us All
The Vile Impurity Anathema
Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Threshold Dead Reckoning
Enjoyable release, based on competent songwriting and catchy harmonies but "Dead Reckoning" takes no risks. Their next effort will be more adventurous.
Tool Lateralus
Despite some monotonous moments "Lateralus" remains an unconventional and enjoyable effort.
Toranaga God's Gift
Tribulation The Horror
Trifixion A Utopia For The Damned
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Twisted Sister Stay Hungry
Enjoyable album with good moments like the title track, "We're Not Gonna Take It", "I Wanna Rock" and specially "Street Justice".
Tygers Of Pan Tang Spellbound
U.D.O. Mastercutor
U.D.O. Rev-Raptor
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Not their best work but the amazing Pride (In the Name of Love) is more than enough to make The Unforgettable Fire a classic in my book.
Unisonic Ignition
Unisonic Unisonic
Interesting album with enjoyable 80's retro songs like "Unisonic", "Souls Alive", "Renegade" or "My Sanctuary". Great to see Hansen and Kiske together again.
Unisonic Light of Dawn
A catchy set of songs filled with easy listening melodies, good guitar solos and great vocals. Personal highlights: "Your Time Has Come", "For the Kingdom", "Night of the Long Knives", "Find Shelter" and specially "Exceptional", the most interesting song the band has ever written.
Vader The Ultimate Incantation
Very interesting debut but the songwriting will improve over the next release.
Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Judgement Day", "Man on a Mission", "Right Now", "Top of the World" and specially the epic "Poundcake", one of their best songs.
Van Halen 5150
The die hard fans never accepted Sammy. Shame, because Sammy Hagar is a fine musician and decent frontman, doesn't have Diamond Dave's charisma, but still is a very talented musician. 5150 it's not better than the memorable 1984, however songs like Dreams and specially Why Can't This Be Love? are amazing enough to make 5150 a good record in my book.
Van Halen OU812
Van Halen Women and Children First
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Revisiting the past proved to be a smart move. A Different Kind of Truth is indeed a very enjoyable album with great moments like "She's the Woman", "You and Your Blues", "China Town", "As Is" or "Honeybabysweetiedoll".
Vektor Outer Isolation
Enjoyable piece of modern thrash but the band will need a new vocalist to take the next step forward.
Vicious Rumors Word Of Mouth
Vicious Rumors Electric Punishment
Despite its ups and downs, "Electric Punishment" deserves the attention of the power/thrash metal fanbase.
Best songs: "I Am the Gun", "Black X List" and "Thirst for a Kill".
Vital Remains Let Us Pray
Vital Remains Dechristianize
Voivod Angel Rat
One of their most enjoyable albums. "Panorama", "Clouds in My House", "The Prow" and "Best Regards" are the best songs here.
W.A.S.P. Inside the Electric Circus
W.A.S.P. The Last Command
Classic LA Metal, The Last Command is filled with Blackie anthems like Wild Child, Fistful of Diamonds, Widowmaker and specially Blind in Texas. However in my opinion the previous (and debut) is better.
W.A.S.P. Babylon
Nice to see Blackie still rockin' after all these years. Pretty solid release with great moments like "Crazy", "Babylon's Burning" or "Godless Run".
Warbringer Worlds Torn Asunder
Enjoyable Bay Area styled thrash but they need to improve their songwriting (specially the chorus sections) to take the next step forward.
Wargasm Why Play Around
Very cool underground stuff. The best songs are definitely Revenge and Bullets & Blades
Warlock Burning the Witches
Warlock Hellbound
Warlord The Holy Empire
Warning Watching from a Distance
Patrick Walker was really depressed when he wrote this (heart broken). The vocal dynamics are interesting and we find some cool doom riffs here but also some monotonous moments. Still cool.
Whiplash Power and Pain
White Lion Pride
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Whitesnake Ready An' Willing
Interesting album. My favourite songs are "Ready an' Willing", "Carry Your Load", "Black and Blue", "She's a Woman" and specially "Fool for Your Loving", one of Whitesnake's greatest songs.
Whitesnake Saints and Sinners
Enjoyable album. The best songs here are "Young Blood", "Crying in the Rain" and "Here I Go Again".
Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue
The previous is better in my opinion but the mix between Coverdale and Vai worth always a listen. Songs like Now You're Gone or Fool for Your Loving (remake) are very cool, a little bit US Rock oriented but still cool.
Whitesnake Come An' Get It
Enjoyable album. My favourite songs here are "Don't Break My Heart Again" and "Would I Lie to You".
Whitesnake Forevermore
Enjoyable album. Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach's performance are top level.
Witch Mountain Cauldron Of The Wild
Enjoyable doom revival that takes the listener on a early '70s psychedelic journey.
Xenocide Galactic Oppression
Enjoyable self-released debut. Recommended for technical death metal and Star Trek fans.
Yngwie Malmsteen Eclipse
One of Malmsteen's most underrated releases. "Eclipse", "Making Love" and specially "Judas" are my favourite songs.

3.0 good
7 Horns 7 Eyes Throes Of Absolution
Nice blend of subgenres (melodic death metal, progressive, tech-death), but the band are still developing their identity and they need to improve their songwriting skills to make the step forward. A decent debut, nevertheless.
Abysmal Torment Omnicide
Abyssal Denouement
Accept Russian Roulette
Russian Roulette is probably Accept's worst album of their classic era. However still a classic with some good moments.
Accept Eat the Heat
A huge step back, however we still find some good moments here. X-T-C is definitely the best song.
Accept Breaker
Some good moments here like "Breaker", "Run If You Can" or "Breaking Up Again" but their best work is yet to come.
Acid Reign The Fear
Cool UK thrash/crossover stuff.
Acid Reign Moshkinstein
Agalloch The Mantle
Some cool moments sure, but also predictable ones. Decent but slightly overrated.
Agent Steel Skeptics Apocalypse
Agressor Neverending Destiny
Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights
It's great to see Alanis exploring her happiness but despite some interesting moments like "Numb" or "Edge of Evolution" her eighth studio release is basically a collection of standard radio-friendly pop-rock songs.
Alice Cooper Constrictor
Not an amazing album but still worth listening. "Give It Up" and "The World Needs Guts" are the best songs here.
Alice Cooper The Last Temptation
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Anacrusis Suffering Hour
Some cool moments here like the memorable "Present Tense".
Annihilator Annihilator
Anubis A Tower Of Silence
Apocalypse Apocalypse
Cool underground Speed/Thrash DIGITAL LIFEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Arena Pepper's Ghost
Despite some interesting moments it fails to match the quality of the previous effort. "Opera Fanatica" is definitely the best song here.
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Catchy piece of melodic death metal, with some interesting guitar riffs.
Ascariasis Ocean Of Colour
Asia Asia
Some good moments but also too many uninteresting ones.
Asphyx Death... The Brutal Way
Uncomplex old school styled death metal. Not amazing but still has its moments.
Asphyx Deathhammer
Despite some minor moments "Deathhammer" remains a nice effort.
Atheist Jupiter
Good music arrangements and smart lyrics like "Fraudulent Cloth" but at this point there are more interesting death metal bands out there.
Atlantean Kodex The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Azarath Diabolic Impious Evil
Their best work is yet to come.
Badlands Badlands
Impressive line-up, not so impressive album, however we still find some good moments here.
Baroness Yellow and Green
There's nothing really wrong here, solid songwriting and some pretty enjoyable songs like "March to the Sea", "Sea Lungs" or "Eula" but it lacks some serious replay value, at least for me.
Barren Earth The Devil's Resolve
Good but also predictable songwriting. That kind of album that grew off quickly.
Bathory Bathory
In my opinion this is the first real black metal record. Venom's Welcome to Hell was extreme influential sure but it was Quorthon that shaped the BM specific raw sound in his debut. Back in 84 this was the most violent, extreme and darkest album you could get.
Bathory The Return......
Quorthon's The Return is another extreme influential record to the black metal scene. The Return of the Darkness and Evil is definitely the best song here. A BM anthem.
Battlecross War of Will
Belphegor Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn
Enjoyable album with cool moments like "Veneratio Diaboli - I Am Sin", the Morbid Angel oriented "Hail The New Flesh" or the Rammstein oriented "Der Geistertreiber". Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn is not an amazing release but still deserves a listen.
Belphegor Blood Magick Necromance
Beyond Creation The Aura
Black Sabbath Tyr
Not an amazing album however still has its moments like "Anno Mundi (The Vision)", "The Sabbath Stones" or specially "Feels Good to Me".
Black Sabbath 13
Seeing these guys together again it's really something, but if we look through the emotional glass, "13" feels like a band in autopilot mode trying to do their best impression of old Sabbath (the soulless drumming and flat production value didn't help
either). Still an enjoyable listen nevertheless.
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
I bought recently this record. Well...nothing new (as I expected) however we can find good songs here.
Bloodtruth Obedience
Unoriginal, but still a decent Italian brutal death metal template. For fans of Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse or Hideous Divinity.
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune
Body Count Body Count
Bonded by Blood The Aftermath
Solid release as expected, but not bringing anything new to the table. The genre needs to reinvent itself urgently.
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Cancer Death Shall Rise
Candlemass Ancient Dreams
Some good moments but still miles away from the quality of their debut.
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked
Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
Essential and Extreme influential record to the grind core scene. Extremely violent.
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor
Celldweller Wish Upon a Blackstar
Despite the predictable and generic electro-rock moments it remains an enjoyable album.
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Their first two records were both extreme influential to the extreme metal scene. I really like their HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA intro here. The best track is probably Into the Crypts of Rays.
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
Celtic Frost Vanity/Nemesis
After the huge Cold Lake flop, Vanity/Nemesis was Warrior's attempt to catch the die hard fans. Not a bad record but we find really uninspired songs here. The best track is The Heart Beneath.
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Coprocephalic Gluttonous Chunks
Coroner No More Color
Probably their most known record but in my opinion the previous is better. I find most of the songs a little bit boring.
Corpsessed Abysmal Thresholds
The poor sound engineering severely damaged the real potential of the album. It's a shame, because I sincerely believe that Abysmal Thresholds has interesting songs that unfortunately lose effectiveness through this confusing and overly reverberated wall of sound. Incantation fans should check this out.
Crimson Glory Crimson Glory
Decent effort, but their best work is yet to come.
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Unmercifully criticized by fans and critics "The Unspoken King" is easily Cryptopsy's most controversial release to date. Let's get things straight, the album isn't particularly outstanding, their attempt to merge metalcore based harmonies into their technical death metal signature sound forced and uninspired but the album still has its moments.
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Carbon-Based Anatomy is definitely the best song here. Some cool ambients, but that's it.
Cynthesis ReEvolution
D.R.I. Thrash Zone
Cool crossover stuff. Kill the Words is one of the best songs here.
Daft Punk Discovery
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Melodic, light & catchy.
David Bowie Let's Dance
David Gilmour On An Island
Enjoyable overall atmosphere but the songs suffer from a lack of more diverse songwriting.
Death Angel Act III
Death Angel Relentless Retribution
Good record with good and cool moments but the previous is slightly better.Good to see this guys still
thrashing.
Death Angel The Dream Calls For Blood
Deathrow Raging Steel
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light
Def Leppard On Through the Night
Interesting debut but Leppard's best work is yet to come.
Def Leppard Slang
Leppard's attempt to reach the new 90's audiences. Some interesting moments however Slang's musical direction remains unfocused.
Deicide Serpents Of The Light
Deicide To Hell With God
Destruction Infernal Overkill
Destruction Spiritual Genocide
Far from being an outstanding album but still worth a spin. Great to see this legendary band still thrashing.
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Difficult to determine where the fictional or the joke ends and the actual music begins. Still an enjoyable listen.
Devolved Reprisal
Devourment Conceived in Sewage
Dio Lock up the Wolves
Except from the title track and Wild One this is a relatively average album. The end of the golden era for Mr.
Ronnie James Dio (RIP). Still worth buying.
Dio Strange Highways
Dire Straits Communiqué
Dire Straits On Every Street
Disavowed Perceptive Deception
Disfiguring the Goddess Deprive
Sleeper reloaded.
Disgorge Cranial Impalement
Doro Raise Your Fist
Pretty decent release filled with catchy eighties nostalgia.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Top level musical performances, unfortunately the songwriting remains average and uninspired.
DragonForce The Power Within
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
A glimpse of what's to come.
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
If Images and Words, Awake or Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory didn't exist A Dramatic Turn of Events
will be a very cool record. Too much deja vu stuff in my opinion. Mike Mangini is an amazing drummer but
Mike Portnoy is irreplaceable.
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Dying Fetus War of Attrition
Dying Fetus Purification Through Violence
Enigma The Screen Behind the Mirror
Enigma Seven Lives, Many Faces
Enslaved RIITIIR
Using the same formula of the previous release Enslaved managed to release yet another catchy effort, but the band shows no signs of evolving.
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Nice symphonic moments but the songwriting remains too predictable.
Evergrey Glorious Collision
Not an amazing album but still has its moments like "Leave It Behind Us".
Evildead Annihilation of Civilization
Good but not outstanding.
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Some killer riffs as usual but overall it's not an amazing album.
Exodus Force of Habit
After the memorable Fabulous disaster these guys were a little lost. Force Of Habit have some good moments but is too boring to be among their best work.
Eyefear The Inception of Darkness
EZO EZO
Falconer Northwind
Nice melodies but the songwriting remains too predictable.
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry
Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
Fisthammer Devour All You See
Fleshcrawl Descend Into the Absurd
Flotsam and Jetsam When the Storm Comes Down
Forbidden Green
Despite the dispensable "Machine Head oriented" moments, this album has some good tracks like "What Is the Last Time?", "Green" or "Phat".
Forbidden Distortion
Decent effort but the Bay Area boys were a little bit lost here. Miles away from their previous masterpiece.
Gamma Ray To the Metal!
To the Metal has good moments sure. Songs like Empathy, All You Need To Know, Time To Live or the title track, however you can't find nothing really new here.
Gamma Ray Empire of the Undead
As expected, power metal's inventor Kai Hansen returns with no surprises, but it's always a pleasure to hear one of the most influential European heavy metal artists of all time. Avalon is the most interesting song on the album.
Genesis Genesis
God Dethroned The Toxic Touch
Album has its moments like "2014", "The Day You Died" or "Fail to Exist" but their next effort is definitely better.
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorod Process of a New Decline
Solid musical performances as expected but unfortunately the songwriting isn't amazing. "A Perfect Absolution" is definitely a step forward.
Grand Magus Triumph and Power
After six albums the band should have been more ambitious and explored new territories, however Grand Magus consistency and passion for classic metal deserves our recognition.
Grave Into the Grave
Cool old school stuff.
Grave Endless Procession Of Souls
Nice piece of old school nostalgia. Nothing more, nothing less.
Haken The Mountain
Hate Morphosis
Some enjoyable Behemoth based moments but overall the album lacks a distinctive sound.
Hate Eternal Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
Despite the standard and unoriginal songwriting "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" remains a solid release.
Hatriot Heroes of Origin
Nothing new under the sun, but if you're looking for some catchy Bay Area thrash, look no further. Welcome back Zetro.
Havok Point of No Return
One of the most interesting thrash acts around, but is this release really necessary? The originals tracks are fine and the covers are played by the book, but still not enough to justify this extended play.
Heathen Breaking the Silence
Despite Dave Godfrey average performance Heathen's debut remains an enjoyable effort. Their prime is yet to come.
Hellion Screams In The Night
Ann Boleyn is a terrible singer, but the guitar work is very interesting. Chet Thompson is one of the most underrated guitarists of his generation.
Helloween Pink Bubbles Go Ape
This album and the next one were a huge step back in their career. However PBGA has really good songs like Kids of the Century, Someone's Crying and The Chance.
Helloween Rabbit Don't Come Easy
Some good moments here like "Open Your Life", "Don't Stop Being Crazy", "Do You Feel Good" or "Hell Was Made In Heaven" but also uninspired ones.
Hellwell Beyond the Boundaries of Sin
Despite the poor sound engineering and some unappealing moments it remains a worthwhile listen.
Hexen Being and Nothingness
"Being And Nothingness" will not be the thrash album of the year, but it's certainly an enjoyable effort (kinda Bay Area meets Sodom with some progressive textures).
HIM Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
Holy Terror Terror and Submission
Hord The Waste Land
Some really interesting ideas but the band will need to improve their songwriting (specially the clean vocal sections) to take the next step forward.
Hour of Penance Pageantry For Martyrs
Some good moments like End of Relief but their best work is yet to come.
Hour of Penance Disturbance
Decent debut. The songwriting will improve over the next years.
Hypocrisy End of Disclosure
Entertaining death metal that revisits familiar ground.
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Iced Earth The Dark Saga
Iced Earth Plagues of Babylon
Despite being inferior to Dystopia, Plagues of Babylon still features some nice songs. The second half of the album is more interesting.
Ihsahn After
One of my recent digs. Well I like the tridimensional side of After, specially the sax. But sounds a little too pseudo-criative to my taste.
Ihsahn Eremita
Immolation Here in After
Immolation Harnessing Ruin
Immolation Shadows in the Light
Immolation Providence
In Flames The Jester Race
Inanimate Existence Liberation Through Hearing
Incantation The Infernal Storm
Inferi The Path of Apotheosis
Iron Maiden A Real Dead One
Iron Maiden A Real Live One
Janus Nox Aeris
Consistent effort but in my opinion the songwriting remains too predictable and generic.
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Despite the awkward band name, the album still has its moments.
Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum
Judas Priest Point of Entry
After the previous classic British Steel this record somehow didn't fulfil the expectations (except Desert Plains and Heading Out to the Highway) this is probably the worst album of their classic era (yep in my opinion is worst than Turbo)
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
As expected, Redeemer of Souls will not go down in history as one of Priest's best albums, the band has lost its mojo after Painkiller and never managed to record an album truly relevant since. However, even though the album basically recycles old ideas, after a few listens Redeemer of Souls becomes more enjoyable. Cold Blooded and Secrets of the Dead are the best songs on the album.
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Prominent in the metalcore scene but in my opinion their best work is yet to come.
King Diamond The Eye
My least favourite album of King's classic era however still worth a listening. The best songs here are "Eye of the Witch", "Burn" and "Behind These Walls".
KISS Monster
Like ZZ Top's "La Futura", Kiss rediscovered their 70's sound. Not an outstanding work but it will certainly please the old school fan base.
Kreator Endless Pain
Their debut record was very influential but their best work was yet to come. My favourite tracks here are Endless Pain and Tormentor
Krisiun Conquerors of Armageddon
Some blistering moments but the songwriting remains too generic and predictable.
Leprous Bilateral
Some good moments and smart arrangements but the songwriting needs some improvement.
Living Death Protected from Reality
Living Death Metal Revolution
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Interesting debut with some really enjoyable moments but the symphonic arrangements seem a little out of place. They need to simplify the writing process on their sophomore release.
Malevolent Creation The Ten Commandments
Slightly above average classic death metal, however still a decent debut.
Manowar Hail to England
Manowar's classic but to be honest Hail to England never was among my favourites. I believe 3/5 suits well here.
Manowar Louder Than Hell
Despite some good moments like "Courage", "Number 1" or "The Power", Manowar's songwriting at this point remains too predictable and repetitive.
Manowar The Lord of Steel
Marillion Marbles
Interesting work with enjoyable moments like "The Invisible Man", "You're Gone", "Don't Hurt Yourself" or "Fantastic Place" however it's far from being their best post-Fish album.
Marillion This Strange Engine
Massacre Back from Beyond
Master The New Elite
Using the same formula that helped to build the foundations of early death metal, Paul Speckmann & Co managed to release yet another solid piece of old school death metal nostalgia.
Mastodon The Hunter
Megadeth United Abominations
Definitely better than The World Needs a Hero or Risk but I believe the previous and specially the next one are better. Best songs here are Sleepwalker and Washington Is Next!. Dave...It was really necessary to make another A Tout le Monde version?...Nop...
Mercyful Fate In the Shadows
Nice but not amazing. "The Old Oak" is probably my favourite song here.
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
A turning point in their career and one of those love it or hate it albums. Load has good songs sure but also uninspired moments built for the mainstream audiences. My favourite song here is Until It Sleeps.
Metallica Death Magnetic
In my opinion Death Magnetic is better than the previous record. Some good moments like That Was Just Your Life or All Nightmare Long but still far away from the quality of their classic 80's releases.
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Midnight Satanic Royalty
Motorhead + Venom = Midnight. Still nice.
Mnemic Mnemesis
Solid songwriting but there's nothing really distinctive about this release.
Morbid Angel Covenant
Some good moments like "God of Emptiness" but at this point Morbid Angel wasn't the most interesting death metal band around.
Morbid Saint Spectrum of Death
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood
Musically is probably Motley Crue's best effort however it's not my favourite Crue album.
Mouth of the Serpent Manifest
Napalm Death Scum
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration
Nasty Savage Nasty Savage
Nasty Savage Indulgence
Nasty Savage Abstract Reality
Natron Grindermeister
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Some really enjoyable moments but there's a difference between competence and greatness.
Necrophagist Epitaph
Despite the impressive musicianship the songwriting remains one dimensional and sterile in my humble opinion. Nevertheless "Epitaph" was an influential work within the technical death metal scene of the mid-00's.
Neuraxis Truth Beyond...
Newsted Heavy Metal Music
Nile Ithyphallic
Not a complete disappointment but it fails to match the quality of the previous release. Better times will come.
Obituary World Demise
Obituary The End Complete
Nice record but their previous work is better in my opinion. They missed the jump to the next level with this one.
Obituary Inked in Blood
Odious Mortem Devouring the Prophecy
Omen Battle Cry
Onslaught Killing Peace
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Damnation
Some good moments as usual but Damnation is in my opinion one of their weakest efforts. Let's see if it grows on me.
Origin Entity
Overkill I Hear Black
Ozzy Osbourne Speak of the Devil
Classic enough to be on any die hard fan playlist but not an essential record. Brad Gillis is a good guitar player but not for Ozzy.
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Far from being an amazing record however Not Going Away, I Don't Wanna Stop, Black Rain or Trap Door are cool songs. Sounds like Black Label Society.
Pallbearer Sorrow And Extinction
Paradise Lost Shades of God
Between average and good. As I Die is probably their best song here.
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Decent album with some good moments like "Fallen Children" but it fails to match the quality of the previous effort.
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
Some interesting moments but far from being an outstanding album.
Paradox Product of Imagination
Good debut however their best work was yet to come.
Pestilence Mallevs Maleficarvm
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Poison Open Up and Say... Ahh!
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Queen Made in Heaven
Queen Jazz
Queen The Game
Queen Hot Space
Queensryche Hear in the Now Frontier
Hear in the Now Frontier unfortunately was the beginning of the end for the best Prog Metal band of the 80's. Some good moments but not even close to match their previous work.
Quiet Riot Metal Health
Rage Perfect Man
Good effort however I miss Schroder's songwriting here.
Rainbow Down To Earth
Ratt Out of the Cellar
Not amazing but still has its moments. My favourite track here is "Round and Round".
Repugnant Epitome of Darkness
Revocation Existence Is Futile
Revocation Revocation
Sabaton Heroes
As expected on "Heroes" Sabaton recycles the formula of previous albums, releasing a set of catchy power metal songs always with a strong melodic component, but unfortunately the album does not have the quality of the previous work. Still an enjoyable listen that should please the fanbase.
Sadus Swallowed in Black
Sanctuary Into the Mirror Black
Never understood why the die hard fans find this the best Sanctuary album. Some good moments sure but far away from the previous debut masterpiece.
Satan Court in the Act
Savage Messiah The Fateful Dark
Savatage Dead Winter Dead
Some good songs like "I Am", "Mozart and Madness" or "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" however I can't find a
truly inspiring moment here.
Savatage Handful of Rain
Some good moments like "Handful of Rain" or "Chance" but overall this album failed to match the consistency of their previous effort and to be honest I find Zak Stevens performance almost soulless.
Savatage Poets and Madmen
Despite the good musical arrangements and the usual smart songwriting "Poets and Madmen" failed to match the quality of their classic releases.
Savatage Power of the Night
Their best record at this point. The title track is a great song but we also can find average songs here. Their best work came after.
Savatage Sirens
Classic stuff with some good moments like the title track and Holocaust but their best work came after.
Savatage The Dungeons Are Calling
Some cool moments here like "The Dungeons Are Calling" or "By the Grace of the Witch" however their best work was yet to come. "The Whip" is probably the worst music this band ever made.
Saxon Solid Ball of Rock
Enjoyable moments like "Requiem (We Will Remember)", unfortunately at this point Saxon past their prime.
Saxon Rock the Nations
Some good moments like "Rock the Nations", "Battle Cry" or "Waiting for the Night" however this remains one of Saxon's least inspired albums.
Saxon Sacrifice
Solid release in the vein of their 80's material.
Scorpions Face the Heat
Best song on the album is definitely Alien Nation (one of their last great songs).
Scorpions Virgin Killer
Some cool songs here like Pictured Life, Catch Your Train or Crying Days but their best work is yet to come.
Seax High On Metal
Despite the predictable lack of originality it remains an enjoyable speed metal meets NWOBHM revival.
Sebastian Bach Kicking and Screaming
Some good moments here but the songwriting tend to be a little generic.
Septicflesh Sumerian Daemons
Some really interesting moments but they will perfect this formula on further releases.
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Shadow of the Colossus END GAME
Simple Minds Once Upon a Time
Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain
Enjoyable work with some fan favorite songs like "Up on the Catwalk", "Speed Your Love to Me" or "Waterfront".
Slash Slash
Slayer Divine Intervention
One of my least favourite Slayer albums, however still has its moments.
Sodom Tapping the Vein
Decent album but still far from their golden era. Unfortunately they lost their way after Agent Orange.
Sodom M-16
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Catchy piece of mainstream metalcore that should please all fans looking for a more melodic and predictable side of extreme music.
Soreption Engineering The Void
The technical ability of the band is undeniable, however they lack the soul, charisma and songwriting skills of Decapitated (easily their main influence). It's still a competent release that should appeal to tech death fans.
Spawn of Possession Incurso
Good effort, but high-tech isn't everything...
Steel Panther Feel the Steel
Steeler Steeler
Great the hear Malmsteen in his pre-solo career but that's about it.
Suffocation Souls to Deny
Despite some good moments, Suffocation's comeback failed to match the quality of their previous releases.
Suffocation Blood Oath
Some good moments but there are more interesting bands nowadays.
Sunpocrisy Samaroid Dioramas
Competent Meshuggah meets Tool release but the band needs to build a more solid identity.
Synodik Sequences for a New Matrix
Tankard The Morning After
Teutonic Thrash Metal classic. Metal meets german beer! Some good moments but not an essential Thrash album.
Terrorizer Hordes of Zombies
Not amazing but still has its moments.
Testament Demonic
The Bay Area legends turned into Death Metal. Some cool and intense songs, but the next one will be definitely better.
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The County Medical Examiners Forensic Fugues and Medicolegal Medleys
The Gathering Nighttime Birds
Good moments like On Most Surfaces (Inuit) or Third Chance but in my opinion the previous is better.
The Monolith Deathcult Tetragrammaton
The Police Synchronicity
The Safety Fire Grind The Ocean
Thin Lizzy Chinatown
Thrice Major/Minor
TNT Knights of the New Thunder
Some good moments like "Seven Seas" or "Knights of the Thunder" but their best work is yet to come.
U.D.O. Mean Machine
Some good songs but far far away from the brilliant debut Animal House
U.D.O. Faceless World
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulcerate Vermis
Unleashed Odalheim
Decent release that should please the band's fan base.
Vader Necropolis
Not an amazing album. Their next one is definitely better.
Van Halen Van Halen II
Average songwriting but still remains an enjoyable party album. "Dance the Night Away" is the best song here.
Van Halen Balance
Not an amazing effort but still has its cool moments. "Can't Stop Lovin' You", "Baluchitherium", "Feelin'" and
specially "Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)" are the best songs here.
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Venom Welcome to Hell
Vicious Rumors Vicious Rumors
Some good moments like "Can You Hear It" nevertheless it failed to match their previous effort. Vicious Rumors will return to form soon enough.
Vile Metamorphosis
Viper Theatre of Fate
Voivod Dimension Hatross
Voivod Target Earth
Warbringer IV: Empires Collapse
Winger Winger
Not an amazing album but still has its moments like "Headed for a Heartbreak" and Reb Beach's lead work.
Wretched (USA-NC) Cannibal
X Japan Art of Life
Xentrix Kin
Worst than the previous records, however we can find good songs here.
Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration
Malmsteen's performance here is top level as usual but most of the covers sound soulless, at least for me.
Yngwie Malmsteen Fire & Ice
Yngwie Malmsteen The Seventh Sign
An average record from the guitar genius. His golden era ended with Fire and Ice (slightly better than The Seven Sign)
ZZ Top La Futura
An entertaining release from the US blues rock legends that somehow captures their 70's vibe. If you're looking for fine blues rock then you're in good company.

2.5 average
Abiotic Symbiosis
Despite some interesting moments, Abiotic's Rings of Saturn-oriented songwriting remains generic and unmemorable.
Accept Objection Overruled
Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist and Yell
Some cool moments like "Roses on White Lace", "Prince of Darkness" or "Time to Kill" but overall Raise Your Fist and Yell remains an average album.
Anomalous Ohmnivalent
Anthrax Stomp 442
Some cool moments like "Random Acts of Senseless Violence" or "Fueled", however Stomp 442 failed to match the quality of the previous release.
Armored Saint March of the Saint
Some cool moments but the songwriting remains quite generic.
Atrocity Todessehnsucht
Atrophy Socialized Hate
Classic underground Thrash stuff with good songs like Product of the Past however still an average record.
Augury Fragmentary Evidence
Believer Sanity Obscure
Sanity Obscure has some good moments but the best song here is definitely Dies Irae (Day of Wrath).
Benighted Psychose
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath lost their way after Sabotage. Uninspired as hell...
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die! are the most uninspired records of their classic era. Rock 'n' Roll Doctor is probably the best song here. Average record.
Black Sabbath Born Again
"Disturbing the Priest", "Zero the Hero" and specially "Trashed" are cool songs but this remains one of Sabbath's worst releases.
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Some good moments like the title track however "The Eternal Idol" still remains one of Sabbath's most uninspired albums.
Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law!
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
One of the most overrated metal albums ever released. RIP Chuck.
Converge Jane Doe
One of the most overrated albums of the past decade.
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Deathrow Riders of Doom
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters
Defeated Sanity Passages Into Deformity
Demigod Shadow Mechanics
An album without a coherent musical direction, which shows that the band was a little lost at this point, stuck somewhere between the past and present, unsure of what direction to take. Even some good songs like My Blood Your Blood, In the Mirrors or Gates of Lamentation are not sufficient to ensure an above average quality.
Desecravity Implicit Obedience
Dio Master of the Moon
Dio's solo swan song is unfortunately one of his most uninspired moments, nevertheless his vocal performance remains top level as usual. RIP Mr. Ronnie James Dio.
Dio Magica
Well...I'm a huge Dio fan however this record is in my opinion one of Ronnie''s worst albums. Boring songs with a serious lack of inspiration. The next record is definitely better.
Dismember Indecent & Obscene
Exodus Pleasures of the Flesh
After the classic Bonded by Blood, everyone (myself included) expected a lot more.
Fates Warning No Exit
Some decent moments but overall remains an average effort.
Gamma Ray Sigh No More
One With The World is an amazing song but the album (in my opinion) is average
Gamma Ray Heading for Tomorrow
Lot's of people find this record an absolute Power Metal masterpiece. Well I disagree. Some good songs for sure but still an average record
Gamma Ray Insanity and Genius
Average is definitely the word that suites Insanity and Genius.
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
Uninspired release. Miles away from the classic Keepers.
Helloween The Time of the Oath
In my opinion this record is overrated. An average record nothing more. Their best albums after the 2 Keepers come just after.
Holy Grail Ride the Void
Some catchy moments but still more of the same.
I Built The Cross Banish the Disconnect
Intruder Psycho Savant
Some cool moments but the previous is definitely better.
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Mission impossible: Replacing Bruce part.1. Some good moments like Man on the Edge or Sign of the Cross are not enough to make this a classic Iron Maiden album. Up the Irons!!
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Mission impossible: Replacing Bruce part.2. Definitely their worst album...Up the Irons!!
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
In my opinion this is one of Maiden's worst records. Boring songs, average solos and an uninspired performance from the almighty Bruce. Well who can blame these guys? It's impossible to have such a long career only with classic albums. Up the Irons!!
Judas Priest Jugulator
Judas Priest Demolition
Killers Murder One
King Diamond The Puppet Master
Nice moments like Magic, The Ritual, No More Me or Darkness but "The Puppet Master" remains an average effort.
King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge
This sequel is far from the quality of the original classic. An average album...
KISS Destroyer
One of the most iconic but also overrated rock albums ever released.
KISS Creatures of the Night
Kreator Renewal
Renewal is the typical love it or hate it record. Personally it was a huge disappointment. This industrial adventure never convinced me
Krypts Unending Degradation
Liege Lord Freedom's Rise
Living Death World Neuroses
Masachist Scorned
It's always nice to hear Sauron but the album fails to match the consistency of their debut. Monotonous and predictable songwriting.
Master Master
Iconic death metal band, but let's say their debut it's not an amazing piece of work.
Megadeth Risk
Well Dave...Something went wrong here. This and The World Needs a Hero are in my opinion their worst records.
Megadeth Th1rt3en
I'm very disappointed. Average songwriting...deja vu...deja vu...deja vu...
Megadeth Super Collider
Metal Church This Present Wasteland
Let's say this isn't Vanderhoof's most inspired effort...
Metal Church Generation Nothing
Great to see Metal Church still making music after more than 30 years but unfortunately "Generation Nothing" is one of their least interesting releases.
Metallica St. Anger
Morbid Angel Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Nekromantheon Rise, Vulcan Spectre
Some nice retro old-school moments but overall it remains an average effort.
Onslaught In Search of Sanity
Opeth Heritage
Some cool moments here like "The Devil's Orchard" or "Folklore" ending theme, however this album and "Damnation" are Opeth's weakest efforts in my opinion.
Opeth Pale Communion
It's perfectly understandable and even desirable for an artist to explore new paths, new ideas on each album, however "Pale Communion" isn't a creative progression or the masterpiece of an experienced musician, it's just a collection of retro songs. After "Watershed" the band lost the contrast between heaviness and softness, which was basically the most interesting element of Mikael's music. It's a shame but Mikael is getting older and at this stage of his career he can do whatever he wants.
Origin Omnipresent
Technically competent, but the songwriting is pretty average.
Powerwolf Blood of the Saints
Catchy moments like Murder at Midnight but far from being a great effort.
Queensryche Q2K
Despite some enjoyable moments, unfortunately at this point the band have passed their prime.
Queensryche Tribe
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
I'm a big fan of their first 5 albums. However this band ended after Chris departure. Miles away from Operation: Mindcrime.
Queensryche Frequency Unknown
Racer X Street Lethal
Paul Gilbert's shredding is top lovel but the songwriting is poor. Also too many Malmsteen's copycat harmonies here.
Rage Strings To A Web
Rainbow Difficult to Cure
Sabaton Metalizer
Sacred Reich The American Way
In my opinion The American Way always was overrated. We can find good moments here, but not enough to make this a great record. Their previous work is better.
Septicflesh Titan
Despite the good musical arrangements and orchestrations, Titan suffers from a distinct lack of inspiration.
Sepultura Morbid Visions
Sepultura Bestial Devastation
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
"Diabolus In Musica" is their most uninspired performance to date...
Sodom Better Off Dead
One of their worst records. The Saw Is the Law is probably the best song here.
Sodom Obsessed by Cruelty
influential record for the Black Metal scene (1 Wave) however far from been a great record. For the die hard fans only.
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Despite some good moments it remains an unremarkable release.
Soulfly Enslaved
Despite some interesting songs the songwriting remains too predictable and uninspired.
Steve Harris British Lion
Despite some catchy moments, British Lion remains a rather uninteresting release. Was this really necessary Mr. Steve Harris?
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Boring.
Testament Souls of Black
Except for the title track, Souls of Black is an average album. Unfortunately they failed to make the step forward into the big four circle.
The Contortionist Language
Between the Buried and Me do it better.
The Zenith Passage Cosmic Dissonance
Tiamat Wildhoney
Overrated
Vallenfyre A Fragile King
Despite some nice moments it remains an average OSDM revival.
Viking Man Of Straw
Vio-Lence Eternal Nightmare
The most Bay Area overrated band and album in my opinion. Average songwriting, average musical performances and bellow average vocals. Miles aways from Testament, Exodus, Forbidden or even Death Angel.
Virgin Steele The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Part II
Extreme overrated by some critics this record is in my opinion an average album. If you like epic old school metal listen to Manowar.
W.A.S.P. Dying For the World
Well I bought it last summer and it was a disappointment. Definitely not Blackie's finest moment.
Warrant Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Solid musical performances but the songwriting remains too generic.
Within the Ruins Phenomena
X Japan Blue Blood

2.0 poor
Behemoth Grom
Benediction Subconscious Terror
Black Sabbath Forbidden
No matter how much I try I just can't like this one. Probably their worst album.
Brodequin Festival of Death
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Dark Angel Time Does Not Heal
Sometimes having 678439 riffs per song on an album it's just not enough. Mediocre songwriting.
Defeated Sanity Chapters of Repugnance
Dio Angry Machines
Dio's most uninspired album. For the die hard fans only.
Exodus Impact Is Imminent
A huge step back. Their worst album to date, in my opinion.
Flotsam and Jetsam Ugly Noise
This isn't the album I've been hoping for. Dispensable.
Hallows Eve Tales Of Terror
Helloween Chameleon
Definitely their worst record that almost ruined their career. A huge step back...
Horrendous The Chills
Ok album if it had been released back in 87.
Lamb of God Resolution
Living Death Vengeance of Hell
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
What happened Dave? An average and uninspired record.
Morbus Chron Sweven
Pestilence Spheres
Queen Flash Gordon
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
Running Wild Shadowmaker
RIP Running Wild
Van Halen Van Halen III
Van Halen's most uninspired album. What happened Eddie?
Voivod Killing Technology
Voivod War and Pain
Wormed Planisphaerium

1.5 very poor
Celtic Frost Cold Lake
Huge step back.
Extreme Noise Terror A Holocaust In Your Head
Flourishing Intersubjectivity
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Probably I'm not being fair with Illud Divinum Insanus, maybe it's too tridimensional for me but I just can't understand this pseudo extreme electronic metal. A failed experimental death metal record in my opinion.
Pantera Metal Magic
Probably the greatest album cover ever made. Well the dudes needed to start somewhere, right? RIP Dime.
Paradise Lost Lost Paradise
Voivod Rrroooaaarrr

1.0 awful
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Umskiptar
Uninteresting.
Fell Voices Untitled
Sunn O))) Flight of the Behemoth
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