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07.28.19 Metal: Cult Classics Pt. XXI01.05.19 Metal: Cult Classics Pt. XX
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10.27.18 Metal: Cult Classics Pt. XVII10.23.18 Metal: Cult Classics Pt. XVI
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02.03.18 Metal: Cult Classics Pt. X 12.17.17 The need to feel miserable
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Metal: Cult Classics Pt. III

Part 3 of the series.

Helstar's most well known album, straddling the line between NWOBHM-influenced speed metal and quasi-technical thrash metal. Superb musicianship and excellent theatrical vocals work within a "gothic castle"-like atmosphere.
Till Fjälls

In my opinion, the best thing Vintersorg ever did. Like a "Viking Bergtatt" this album takes you on a trip through snow-covered Nordic mountains and forests with it's icy riffs and infectious pagan vocal melodies. His baritone-style vocals are definitely an acquired taste, but I've grown to love them. And so should you!
3Cirith Ungol
King of the Dead

Do these legends need another introduction? Doomy occult metal with (again) an acquired-taste vocal performance that has never been imitated nor duplicated.

4Infernal Majesty
None Shall Defy

Don't let the quirky, cartoon-like cover art fool you; this is dark and evil thrash metal. Menacing riffs, vicious snarling vocals and horrorific lyrics giving you a proper old school beatdown.
Court in the Act

Classic metal with tons of energy, a distinct foggy haunting vibe, earworm vocal hooks and proper musicianship. As far as I'm concerned, one of the best NWOBHM albums in existence.
6Saviour Machine
Saviour Machine I

One of the first and purest examples of "gothic metal". Saviour Machine's debut is what happens if you put classic heavy metal in a Fields of Nephilim-like soundscape. The fact that these guys were Christians may deter some, but the air they conjure is truly dark, foreboding and at times almost apocalyptical.
7Jag Panzer
Ample Destruction

One of the staples in old school US power metal. Forceful riffs and unparalleled vocal work by the great Harry Conklin come together in powerful, memorable metal-as-fuck songs.
Stream From The Heavens

Considered to be a founding father of funeral doom, Stream From The Heavens to this day remains an unique example of the genre. Droning guitars and raspy gutturals seem to tumble down from high above, while mournful wails and whispers swirl around to bleak, almost alien landscape the music creates. It's a divisive album, but to those who were able to get into this piece of work, it remains one of the purest expressions of sadness.
Complete Discography

Modern bands have used certain aspects of Timeghoul's sound as an inspiration, nevertheless the style the band used on their recordings has never been duplicated as it befits any "cult classic". What remains unique about Timeghoul is the whole "50's Twilight Zone"-like aura the music has. No other metal band has ever even attempted to evoke this bygone era ambience like Timeghoul (possible unawarely so) managed to create on their recordings.
When All The Laughter Has Gone

Blackened doom or doom-like black metal with a surrealistic undercurrent? Dolorian is one of the many Finnish bands that managed to take the metal genre and mold it into their own peculiar and singular vision.
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