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  1. crookedsparrow

    crookedsparrow Well-Known Member

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    Not the most popular genre on the forum, but I figured I start a thread for people that are interested in seeing what it's all about. Or not.

    Here are some albums that I'd consider important in your quest to find the black abyss within your soul. Many different subgenres of metal are represented, and I'm sure the disagreement will be palpable.

    Black Sabbath - S/T
    Slayer - Reign In Blood
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
    Tool - Aenima
    Death - Symbolic
    In Flames - Clayman
    At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
    Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
    Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
    Deafheaven - Sunbather
    Deftones - White Pony
    Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - S/T
    Code Orange - I am King
    Unsane - Scattered, Smothered, & Covered
    Life of Agony - River Runs Red
    Sepultura - Roots
    Fear Factory - Demanufacture
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Soilwork - Figure Number Five
    Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    Harms Way - Rust
    System of a Down - Toxicity or S/T
    Shrinebuilder - S/T
    Russian Circles - Empros
    Isis - In the Absence of Truth
    Edge of Sanity - Crimson
    The Sword - Warp Riders
    Bloodbath - S/T
    Opeth - Still Life
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Sumac - S/T
    Baptists - Bushcraft
    Type O Negative - October Rust
    Jesu- Conqueror
    Alice In Chains - Dirt
    Bloodbath - S/T
    Dan Swano - Moontower
    Dream Theater - metropolis part 2
    Acid Bath - pagan Terrorist Tactics
    Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
    Down - S/T
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime


    Additions via @Vebberim


    Torche - Harmonicraft
    Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
    Thursday - War All the Time/ full collapse
    Anthrax - Among the Living
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Raise Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas tto Heaven



    I could go on for days, so I'll stop now.
     
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    (I don't want this to sound crappy. So know I'm asking this genuinely) Among metal fans, there's this huge reverence for Iron Maiden. Where does that come from? Metal isn't my strong suit, so plus someone tell me what it is that Maiden does so well that makes them such a fav?
     
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    I'm not super huge into Maiden, but my guess it's the guitar harmonies and Bruce Dickinson's voice. Maiden songs can be very catchy. I guess they also get credit for pioneering the whole British style of metal. Check out The Trooper or 2 Minutes to Midnight to get an idea of what I'm talking about.
     
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    No love for Paranoid? It may be derivative (and Black Sabbath is admittedly good), but "War Pigs" is such an under appreciated song IMHO and that alone I think make the album worthwhile. Truly listen to and consider the lyrics. For all the butt of jokes he has become, Ozzy has written some songs that are on-point as anyone.
     
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    I have love for that album for sure, I couldn't list everything up there.
     
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    Totally understand @crookedsparrow. I just mentioned it because I think there's often a stigma that metal is for brain-dead stoners when there can be some really interesting stuff going on. "War Pigs" is every bit as much a protest song as anything that came out of the folk movement of the 1960s.
     
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    Exactly. The brain dead stoner stereotype drives me nuts. There's plenty of intelligent metal out there if you're willing to listen.
     
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    is anybody into the more technical branches of metal like Math, or Prog? I can't really get into black/death/thrash metal as much as I used too, but damned if Dilinger Escape Plan doesn't catch my attention every time I listen to it.
     
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    Prog metal is great. some of the super technical stuff I don't enjoy so much, like the technical death with the pig squeals. Dilinger is great, saw them open for NIN last summer.
     
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    You're missing what I consider to truly be the first Metal album of all-time.

    Black Sabbath- Vol. 4
     
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    Yeah, pig squealing vocals are a huge minus for me. it's too shrill. I guess I like the more punk style of metal vocals. I hold Protest The Hero's album Fortress in a really high regard in that sense.
     
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    Protest The Hero is also a great band, Fortress is good, but I'm more into Kezia. I like a singer that can growl/scream, but can also sing clean and PTH definitely has that.
     
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    Oh man, I listened to Blindfolds Aside so many times in high school. I really need to give Kezia another listen.

    Speaking of clean vocalists, have you heard the new song from Between The Buried And Me, Coma Ecliptic? Definitely a change in sound from the hypersleep ep's
     
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    Definitely been meaning to check it out. BTBAM is a band I definitely enjoy more when Thomas uses his clean singing voice.
     
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    There is two songs from the album up on iTunes. I really enjoyed Memory Palace.
     
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    I also remember reading somewhere that Thomas put out a solo album as well a while back. I think the name was Orbs or something? I should go back and check that out.
     
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    Speaking of Sabbath, I love Master of Reality. John Darnielle wrote a 33 1/3 book on it that's fantastic.
     
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    Yeah, he has one or two released under Thomas Giles, Modern Noise, and Pulse

    edit: For anyone who cares, Thomas Giles solo albums aren't metal at all, more electronic and experimental.

    double edit: This second solo album is heavier than I remember his first record being, bonus it's pretty stickying pudding good.

     
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    Code Orange " I am King" is so stickying pudding good.
     
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    Surprised I didn't see Pantera or Lamb of God on your list.
     
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