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Your favourite metal albums?

Just thought I would thin it down a bit. Top 10 overall is too few.

I don't listen to much metal these days, but I have quite a collection I still listen to...

 

Here's mine...

Sepultura - Arise

Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss

Metallica - And Justice for all

Morbid Angel - Blessed are the sick

Faith No More - The Real Thing

Pestilence - Testimony of the Ancients

Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments

Death Angel - Act III

Pantera - Vulgar display of Power

*Shels - Sea of the Dying Dhow

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Not a massive fan of metal, are you including heavy rock, and metal punk?

If so:

AC/DC - Back In Black

AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It

Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

I have albums by Sabbath, Zepp, Deep Purple, Motorhead and others, but I can't say that I've played them enough to say if I actually like them. 

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

I don't really 'get' metal but would rather like to. Which of those albums would you consider the most accessible for a non-devotee?

 

(That was a question for fr0g, but anyone could help out if they're so inclined.)

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Picking 10-or-so from about 700 was always gonna be tricky, but I've tried to choose albums that I go back to regularly despite having owned them for 10/15/20 years, or the pick of the crop of recent purchases......

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Cynic - Focus

Tool - Lateralus

Fear Factory - Obsolete

Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity

Textures - Silhouettes

Devin Townsend - Terria

The Faceless - Autotheism

Veil Of Maya -  Eclipse

And a band that's a recent discovery for me, my current favourite CD..... Uneven Structure - Februus..... Brutal, ambient, space, prog, tech-metal!

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

BenLaw wrote:

I don't really 'get' metal but would rather like to. Which of those albums would you consider the most accessible for a non-devotee?

 

(That was a question for fr0g, but anyone could help out if they're so inclined.)

Depends. What aspects of metal do you find hardest to 'get'? For most it's the aggressive vocals, so steer clear of Death or Black metal. Something like Pantera's 'Vulgar Display Of Power' is a good starter metal album, not too heavy, with some nice catchy hooks.

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Define metal. Are Nirvana metal? led Zep? Green Day? Rhcp?

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

BenLaw wrote:

I don't really 'get' metal but would rather like to. Which of those albums would you consider the most accessible for a non-devotee?

 

(That was a question for fr0g, but anyone could help out if they're so inclined.)

 

Out of my list, Faith No More and Death Angel. More funk metal really.

Although I think Metallica's "And justice for all" album is very accessable.

 

Faith No more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5FSLgKD5J4

 

 

 

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Surely metal is a sub category of rock?

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Alter Bridge - Blackbird

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell

Diamond Head - White Album

Dio - Holy Diver

Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know

Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Metallica - Black Album

Motorhead - No Sleep 'Til hammersmith

Soundgarden - Superunknown

 

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Oooooo...... I do love 'Superunknown'....... :?

Not really Metal though, is it.

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Big Chris wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

I don't really 'get' metal but would rather like to. Which of those albums would you consider the most accessible for a non-devotee?

 

(That was a question for fr0g, but anyone could help out if they're so inclined.)

Depends. What aspects of metal do you find hardest to 'get'? For most it's the aggressive vocals, so steer clear of Death or Black metal. Something like Pantera's 'Vulgar Display Of Power' is a good starter metal album, not too heavy, with some nice catchy hooks.

 

Hmm, I'm not sure I even know the answer to that! The animalistic vocals I do find odd, although if they're mixed up with a different kind of vocals I find it less troubling. I also struggle with anything I find a bit 'wall of noise', but I assume I'm missing some of the subtlety. I prefer things a little more 'melodic', if that's the right word. Catchy hooks sounds like a good start, I have added your and fr0g's suggestions to my current Sonos list so thanks to you both. 

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

Surely metal is a sub category of rock?

 

What's your point?

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

BenLaw wrote:

Catchy hooks sounds like a good start

In which case, check my list in the 'rock' thread, much of which was regarded as 'metal' when it came out... Smile

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

You could try Pelican or Rusian Circles, they are instumental metal, melodic and pretty progressive.

 

You could also try Metalica S&M, its a live recording of Metalica performing with an Orchestra.  Epic.  The S&M version of Devils Dance is amazing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTjZTcarrWI

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

John Duncan wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

Catchy hooks sounds like a good start

In which case, check my list in the 'rock' thread, much of which was regarded as 'metal' when it came out... Smile

 

Ok, ta. There's a few bands I haven't heard of in your lists, which 2 or 3 would you recommend as most metally yet accessible?

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RE: Your favourite metal albums?

Paul. wrote:

You could try Pelican or Rusian Circles, they are instumental metal, melodic and pretty progressive.

 

You could also try Metalica S&M, its a live recording of Metalica performing with an Orchestra.  Epic.  The S&M version of Devils Dance is amazing.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTjZTcarrWI

 

Thanks. I like Pelican as a band name. Album with most interesting cover art from both added to list!

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