|the long awaited highly anticipated continuation|
a continuation of my 100(now 161) favorite metal albums (one per band)
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Tuno Ido Tarlat
listen to the track "neath waters"
this band is beyond good. Really the epitome of avant-garde blackish metal. I cant believe i forgot to include it originally.
|60||Nodes of Ranvier|
Nodes of Ranvier
Good metalcore, i mean it.
this actually needs to be higher. Lost senses more innocence also good
Down makes the cut i guess.
favorite song "stone the crow"
Self Destructive Pattern
throwing in some numetal for good measure
A Dream In Static
well im at my wits end here.
that hammered dulcimer tho
Valley of the Damned
Khaooohs And Kon-Fus-Ion
the title says it all
New World Shadows
finns being finns.
okay i really enjoy this band and most have never heard of them.
Listenable brutal death witha horn section
A Pleasant Shade of Gray
im digging deep here
"inferno" and "undeceived" are my favorite songs
obscure, atypical brutal death unknown to most.
At the Heart of Winter
Portal of I
Dead Heart In A Dead World
really used to love this band when i first got into metal, soured on them a bit, but they have talent.
The Spirit of Ukko
honestly i still cant tell if i hate or like this album but ive listened to it a lot
|40||Shadow of Intent|
Monolith of Inhumanity
this band has a long history and theyre are highly atypical to say the least, i definitely need to spend more time with them, but i felt they are probably worth a mention so ill chuck em in
Dreams of Endless War
finns being finns
V - Halmstad
this band confounds me, sometimes it seems so gimmicky and cheesy other times it seems brilliant. worth a listen
track recomendation "neka morgondagen"
if this album stopped after the first 3 tracks it might be the greatest album of all time, but to me the highs pretty much never return. Perhaps i should give it another spin and see if my outlook has changed
favorite song "grottans barn"
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow If I Can't Even Smile Today?
album on here solely for brilliance of title track. not saying i dont like the other stuff, but goddamn
if youre a fan of metal and youve never seen metalocalypse do yourself a favor and do so.
Requiem - Mezzo Forte
i apparently used to listen to a lot of fairly depressing music
my favorite VB song is definitely "and the kiss of gods mouth 1+2" off elegant and dying but this was probably thhe most complete album they realeased
really like the first 4 albums from this band, the first 3 had a different and more typical death vocalist, this is the first with cowan on the mic i believe.
choice decap songs on other albums "humans dust" "spheres of madness" "babylons pride"
the Negation as a whole is also pretty solid no real standouts though
Cause of Death
im clearly not the biggest fan of brutal 90s american death but it probably should show up on my list at least once so here it is
A Pale Debilitating Autumn
band that one upped all the technical wankery of necrophagist and faceless clones, but they did it in 1994.
I mean this album and its follow up are fucking as challenging listens as it gets, and its maybe not one of my favorite ablums but i have spent some quality time with it so it gets an appearance here.
The Scepter of the Ancients
weird music weird vocals. Less generic than psycroptics later stuff though they also have their moments
guitar driven techdeath that also harkens back to early 90s american death.
"Solar impulse" and "ignite the tesla coil" are recommended songs
another nwoahm band.
also another ever evolving band that had a very small sweetspot in that evolution and Determination is that sweetspot. I otherwise dont care for god forbid.
The War Within
somehow feel like these guys had a reputation as sellouts or something (maybe im generating that out of nothing)but im fricking sorry but this band is literally responsible for some of the best riffs and solos ever, they also have no true sound a likes. They for whatever reason have seemed to fade into oblivion though. Nwoahm got replaced by deathcore pretty quick i guess.
This album and the preceeding 2 are worth a check.
A Celebration of Guilt
the debut and the best.
after this arsis became somehow both more technical and more generic.
This to my ears is a one of a kind melodeath album, Neartly every track is a standout but none more so than "the face of my innocence".
this would probably be higher but i listened to it so much i got sick of it
The Black Halo
struggling to figure out y this wasnt on my top 100. "Blood and thunder" and "megalodon" are classics, many other good tracks to be found.
First 4 Mastodon albiums are damn good the rest are solid
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
not a huge dimmu fan on the whole but they have a handful of tracks i tend to return to.
"the night masquerade" "mourning palace" and "a succubus in rapture" come to mind from this album. "serpentine offering " and "kings of the carnival creation" coming to mind from other albums
|16||The Black Dahlia Murder|
american melodic death/ maybe deathcore. Uses vocal layering and tremolo picking to great effect. heavy. good solos. good writing.
check out title track and "deathmask divine"
Cry To Me River
i have a softspot for eastern european black folk
Folkstorm of the Azure Nights
Beyond the Veil
not gonna lie i havent listend to tristania in 10 years but as long as im thinking about gothic metal here u go
well this album has 1 vote on sputnik. so its not very popular, its also not very well produced, but it manages to pull emotions out of me.
gothic metal in the vein of tristania or sirenia
lilitu songs to check "intro/the seventh aeon" "firmament" "unhallowed be thy shame" "i cannot be saved"
Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn
well this album has a fairly low rating on this site, but the first 2 songs (title track and "veneratio diaboli-i am sin")are fucking great. The band is not breaking ground by any means but they embody the spirit of extreme metal. "der geistertreiber" also a song i enjoy, wery simple heavy, headbangable.
band managing to find their own little niche in the power metal spectrum. Band lacks consistency but can manage to get your adrenaline pumping from time to time.
decent sabaton songs from the earlier albums "into the fire", "nuclear attack" price of a mile" "cliffs of gallipoli" "angels calling"
a band that in its own genre. probably trailing only black sabbath and metallica in terms of inspiration to metal and all its subgenres.
Rage for Order
the first 4 albums from this band are quite legendary
Reign in Blood
80s slayer. you know it. you love it.
Waking the Fallen
when the band was starting their transition into some kind of pop/prog metal but still retained some of their more punk based roots.
songs are more diverse and better written than the later stuff, probably not displaying as much musical talent though.
the ballad "i wont see you tonight pt 1" stacks up against songs like "free bird" and "stairway to heaven". Its that good i shit you not
The Shape of Punk to Come
okay sorry not metal, i clearly went through a hardcore phase. I think its close enough to metal though so sue me.
fantastic album. "New noise" is one of the best songs ever. I also enjoy "liberation frequency" and "refused are fucking dead"
artsy sludge metal.
dig "the le brea tar pits"
band putting out consistently good material since their transition to death metal.
this and the satanist are probably my favorite 2 behemoth albums
Spirit Of The Forest
"wwoden pints", and "with trees" alone worth the price of admission
swedish thrash gods.
"Dead mans song" is one of the more unique and phenomenal pieces of metal i have known