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Initial post: Dec 25, 2009 6:34:03 PM PST
Wuchak says:
Other than HAMMERHEART no particular order:

1. Bathory HAMMERHEART
2. Agalloch THE MANTLE
3. My Dying Bride TURN LOOSE THE SWANS
4. Fear of God WITHIN THE VEIL
5. Mind Over Four THE GODDESS
6. Savior Machine LEGEND III:I
7. Metallica RIDE THE LIGHTNING
8. Iron Maiden KILLERS
9. Mercyful Fate DON'T BREAK THE OATH
10. Judas Priest SIN AFTER SIN
11. Slayer SEASONS IN THE ABYSS
12. Queensryche THE WARNING
13. Black Sabbath BLACK SABBATH
14. Motley Crue SHOUT AT THE DEVIL
15. Twisted Sister STAY HUNGRY
16. Sanctuary REFUGE DENIED
17. Judas Priest STAINED CLASS
18. Black Sabbath BLACK SABBATH
19. Van Halan VAN HALAN
20. Celtic Frost COLD LAKE

Okay, I'm just joking about COLD LAKE, so I guess I'll go with:

20. Kiss KISS

Posted on Dec 25, 2009 6:55:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 10, 2010 8:49:20 AM PST
Carrion Kind says:
1. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
2. Anthrax - State of Euphoria
3. Exodus - Fabulous Disaster
4. Testament - Practice What You Preach
5. Sepultura - Arise
6. Kreator - Extreme Aggression
7. Slayer - South Of Heaven
8. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
9. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
10. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
11. Fear Factory - Soul Of A New Machine
12. Obituary - Cause Of Death
13. Death - Human
14. Meshuggah - Nothing
15. Tool - Aenima
16. Isis - Panopticon
17. Converge - Jane Doe
18. Deftones - White Pony
19. Nile - Ithyphallic
20. Pig Destroyer - Prowler In The Yard

Okay, I just edited my post from last night. Had some time to think on it and made some revisions. This wittles it down a little more closely for me I believe.

Honorable mention:
Cryptopsy
Disincarnate
Gorguts
Ulcerate
Fear Factory
Morbid Angel

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2009 6:55:38 PM PST
davyboy says:
1. Iron Maiden
2. Killers - Iron Maiden
3. Rock Until You Drop - Raven
4. Unleashed In The East - Judas Priest
5. Kill 'Em All - Metallica
6. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
7. Live At Last - Black Sabbath
8. Never Say Die - Black Sabbath
9. Glory Road - Gillan
10. Law Of Devil's Land - Loudness
11. Too Fast For Love - Motley Crue
12. Diary Of A Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
13. Restless And Wild - Accept
14. No Sleep Til Hammersmith - Motorhead
15. No Heavy Petting - UFO
16. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
17. Taken By Force - Scorpions
18. Virgin Killer - Scorpions
19. Obsession - UFO
20. On Your Feet Or On Your Knees - Blue Oyster Cult

No order, and there are others. Just what's on my mind now.
Hon. Men. : Witchfinder General

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2009 7:26:49 PM PST
how can this thread be taken seriously when the OP's list of "20 favorite metal albums" isn't even all metal albums?

Posted on Dec 25, 2009 8:16:02 PM PST
Wuchak says:
Burb, notice I said "all genres"? There's not one album I listed that doesn't somehow fit within the parameters of "metal." Try not to be so one-dimensional. No offense!

Posted on Dec 25, 2009 8:35:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2009 2:35:05 PM PST
Wuchak says:
I forgot to fit in my list somewhere:

Death SYMBOLIC
Testament THE GATHERING
Death Angel ACT III
Iced Earth FRAMING ARMAGEDDON
Bathory - NORDLAND I

Also, I have a hard time figuring out which album to add by such bands as Kreator and Sodom, so let me give 'em an honorary mention here.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 9:23:03 AM PST
Snowblind says:
mastodon-crack the skye high on fire death is commonion isis wavering radiant led zeppelin physical graffitie ufo force it tool 10,0000 days sleep-sleep slayer reign in blood rush 2112 red hot chili peppers blood sugar sex magik rainbow on stage pantera vulgar display of power black sabbath black sabath deftones around the fur marilyn manson portriat of an americn family nin pretty hate machine metallica and justice for all megadeth peace sells...but who buying ministry Psalm69 led zeppelin 3 judas priest hell bent for leather

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 9:35:48 AM PST
Wuchak says:
A couple of you have mentioned Isis, whom I haven't heard yet; I'll have to check 'em out.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 9:44:57 AM PST
Carrion Kind says:
@Durrkk
"A couple of you have mentioned Isis, whom I haven't heard yet; I'll have to check 'em out."

Yes, I highly recommend Isis to anyone into all things heavy and cerebral. Earlier releases focused on intense walls of sound/guitar and raging vocals. Isis still incorporate those elements into their newer releases, but allow more spaciousness to play out within the "wall of sound" allowing for something I might call "Ambient metal" Cleanly sung vocals have also crept more into the mix, which I particularly enjoy.
I'd start with their newest one "Wavering Radiant" to get a taste of what they're all about at the moment, then move backwards to "Panopticon" and "Oceanic."
Their album "In the absence of truth" is fantastic, I just think that you can check it out last. Nothing wrong with it, it's massive like all the others, but it's my least listened to album of theirs.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 2:47:34 PM PST
I don't know why I like list threads so much. This will be in absolutely no order, as it's kind of ridiculous to try to rank great albums. They are all great to me, and move me in some way. OK here goes, I have no idea exactly what I'm gonna put on this list right now, but here goes:

Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence, Hrimthursum
Paradise Lost - Shades of God
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Swallow the Sun - Hope
Hypocrisy - S/T,Final Chapter,Virus,Latest (can't choose)
Overkill - Taking Over,Horrorscope,Bloodletting,Killbox (can't choose)
The Crown - Deathrace King
Bloodbath - First Two (hard to choose)
Destroyer 666 - Phoenix Rising(or any of them really)
Dark Funeral - Diabolis Interium
Behexen - Rituale Satanum, By the Blessing of Satan
Nehëmah - Light of a Dead Star
Azaghal - Omega
Naglfar - Sheol
Hail of Bullets - ...Of Frost and War
Asphyx - Last One on Earth
Evoken - Antithesis of Light
Shape of Despair - Illuions Play
Bathory - Nordland I,Blood Fire Death,Hammerheart(can't choose)
Dissection - First Two (can't choose)
Candlemass - First Two (can't choose)
Dark Tranquillity - Last Three (can't choose)
Uncanny - Splenium For Nyktophobia
Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
Sacramentum - Far Away From the Sun
Unanimated - Ancient God of Evil (any of them really)
Megiddo - The Devil and the Whore
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Insomnium - Above the Weeping World
Melechesh - Emissaries

I could go on, but I'm way past 20. I couldn't live a week without any of these.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 2:59:33 PM PST
MOTORHEAD - Ace Of Spades

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2009 9:19:32 PM PST
Wuchak says:
I only numbered my list to limit it to twenty albums; like I said they were in no specific order. And I don't see anything wrong with going over twenty. This is just a means to turn others on to some great albums, past and present.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2009 11:29:32 PM PST
Wuchak says:
I checked out some Isis songs on youtube from TRUTH and WAVERING and liked 'em. They're ambient post-metal in the manner of Agalloch, who's one of my favorite bands. If you're not familiar with Agalloch be sure to check out THE MANTLE -- great meloncholic, atmospheric, brooding post-metal!

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 12:14:41 AM PST
bozokarl says:
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Master Of Reality - Black Sabbath
Vol. 4 - Black Sabbath
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Ride The Lightning - Metallica
Master Of Puppets - Metallica
...And Justice For All - Metallica
Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden
Powerslave - Iron Maiden
Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
Screaming For Vengeance - Judas Priest
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying - Megadeth
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
Countdown To Extiction- Megadeth
State Of Euphoria - Anthrax
Among The Living - Anthrax
How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today - Suicidal Tendencies
The Years Of Decay - Overkill
Vulgar Display Of Power - Pantera

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 4:06:48 AM PST
E. Ferrigno says:
Slayer (first 4)
Iron maiden (all up to "fear of the dark")
Nile (all)
Bloodbath (all)
Gojira - the way of all flesh
Brutality - screams of anguish
Necrodeath - into macabe
Hail of Bullits
Dew-Scented (first 3 )
The Absence - from your grave
Marduk - F***k me jesus
Ozzy - speak of the devil
Kataklysm ( first 4 )

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 5:34:28 AM PST
amanda_13 says:
@Durrkk: I'm enjoying The Mantle more and more, but that album really had to grow on me for sure. You should probably also just skip Isis and go straight for Neurosis. My $0.02.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 8:25:44 AM PST
Warped Mind says:
In no order, but these are my top 20 for right now. I only added one album per band. If not, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden albums would fill out the 20 slots.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
Sodom - Persecution Mania
Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
Overkill - Taking Over
Slayer - South of Heaven
Anthrax - Among the Living
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Dismember - Indecent & Obscene
Testament - The Gathering
Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Death - Leprosy
Candlemass - Nightfall
Solitude Aeturnus - Into the Depths of Sorrow
Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
Winter - Into Darkness

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 8:32:24 AM PST
Carrion Kind says:
"You should probably also just skip Isis and go straight for Neurosis. My $0.02."

Well, that would be silly. Why not enjoy both bands? Yeah yeah, I heard it all before - But if it weren't for Neurosis there would be no Isis. Blah blah. All great bands spring from the seeds of great bands that have come before. Next.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 12:55:44 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2009 2:21:29 PM PST
Wuchak says:
I originally wanted to fit King Diamond's THE EYE somewhere on my list, but other albums beat it out; I'm also a big fan of THE SPIDER'S LULLABYE and (of course) ABIGAIL.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2009 2:25:02 PM PST
Wuchak says:
Amanda: In contrast to your experience I loved THE MANTLE the second I heard it. PALE FOLKLORE and ASHES AGAINST THE GRAIN took a little longer. I hope they have a new (full) album out soon; it's been over 3 years.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 4:35:41 PM PST
no particular order....just albums that I love, never get tired of and couldn't imagine not ever hearing again. I kept it to one album per artist otherwise it'd be nothing but Maiden, Priest, Slayer, Sabbath and Motorhead albums!

1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath-Black Sabbath
2. Sad Wings of Destiny-Judas Priest
3. S/T-Iron Maiden
4. The End Complete-Obituary
5. The New Order-Testament
5. Rust In Peace-Megadeth
6. Ride the Lightning-Metallica
7. Rage for Order-Queensryche
8. Beneath the Remains-Sepultura
9. South of Heaven-Slayer
10. Obsession-UFO
11. Highway to Hell-AC/DC
12. Rocks-Aerosmith
13. Vulgar Display of Power-Pantera
14. Orgasmatron-Motorhead
15. Psychotic Supper-Tesla
16. Among the Living-Anthrax
17. How Will I Laugh Tomorrow...-Sucidal Tendencies
18. Diary of a Madman-Ozzy Osbourne
19. Restless and Wild-Accept
20. Mean Streak-Y&T

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 5:21:32 PM PST
Rev Mgr says:
In rough order of obscure to more well known.

1.Horror Wrestling - Drain STH
2.Inhaler - Tad
3.Houdini - Melvins
4.Courtesy and Goodwill Toward Men - Harvey Milk
5.Khanate - Khanate
6.Crush The Insects - Reverend Bizarre
7.Call of the Wretched Sea - Ahab
8.Death Is This Communion - High On Fire
9.Dopethrone - Electric Wizard
10.Jhva Elohim Meth - Katatonia
11.Alone - Solitude Aeturnus
12.Powertrip - Monster Magnet
13.With Oden on Our Side - Amon Amarth
14.Annihilation of the Wicked - Nile
15.Dirt - Alice in Chains
16.Epicus Doomicus Metallicus - Candlemass
17.Secret Treaties - Blue Oyster Cult; If not metal enough, then Holy Mountain by Sleep.
18.Painkiller - Judas Priest
19.The System Has Failed - Megadeth
20.Master of Reality - Black Sabbath

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 5:45:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2009 5:59:40 AM PST
Some honorable mentions left off my list of 20..

The American Way-Sacred Reich
Cuatro-Flotsam and Jetsam
Trouble-Trouble
Lucifuge II-Danzig
Gutter Ballet-Savatage
Edge of Thorns-Savatage
Images and Words-Dream Theater
Mutter-Rammstein
Psalm 69-Ministry
Nobody Said It Was Easy-Four Horsemen
Strange Cousins From the West-Clutch
No Exit-Fates Warning
Sonic Temple-The Cult

Posted on Dec 27, 2009 6:28:18 PM PST
Carrion Kind says:
@Samantha Magistrale

I salute you for including "Cuatro" by Flotsam and Jetsam. That album is a top notch metal/rock album. I thought about including that one on my list above, but didn't for one reason or another...
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