|The Top Tier: My Favorite Metal|
I generally think of metal in three tiers. Tier 1 is as heavy as it gets (for me at least) and tier 3 is mainstream, with tier 2 being somewhere in-between. The following are my favorite Tier 1 metal bands (and associated albums) generally post 1994.
|20||Scar the Martyr|
Scar the Martyr
Unto the Locust
Unden!able is a close second.
Once More 'Round the Sun
My favorite all around Mastodon album
Great set of tracks and different vocalists
The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Went downhill after this album, in my opinion.
Prophecy was a close second.
The All-Star Sessions
A smorgasbord of greatness...
To all the "haters" of the Derrick Green era, eat this.
|11||Heaven and Hell|
The Devil You Know
Underrated. Have found this in the dollar bin too many times, which is a crime.
Really dug this lineup of Megadeth...
For the doubters, take a listen to "Caustic are the Ties that Bind"
|8||Killer Be Killed|
Killer Be Killed
My God! Max Cavelara, Troy Sanders, and Greg Puciato singing seamlessly on one album. It is as good as it sounds.
I know...the loudness wars. But this is still a top notch album!
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
My favorite Down album, no matter what people say. The inclusion of Rex Brown really shows on this album.
|5||Type O Negative|
Far Beyond Driven
Best Buy Deluxe version. The inclusion of 4 additional, awesome tracks (Methademic, Peace of Mind, Pariah, and Naivete in Black) make this album a tour de force.
Used to blare this album to scare average folks walking down the street. But it is so great!
Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
There was nothing greater, in my opinion, than seeing Slipknot live during the Vol 3 era.