I'm sure most would agree that a good metal album will take you on a ride while you're listening to it, bringing you through highs or lows and ultimately leaving you marked at the end. Whether leaving you feeling more lucid or nihilistic, it feels like you've expended an amount of energy to make it through.

So what are some albums that have particularly memorable journeys?

Some that come to mind for me:

Gorguts - Obscura
Primordial - To the Nameless Dead
Weakling - Dead as Dreams
Cruciamentum - Convocation of Crawling Chaos
Drudkh - Blood in our wells
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Immolation - Close to a World Below
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
Burzum - Hvis
Sunn O))) - Monoliths

so many more...
Philosophy > Life
Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
Tyrant - Too Late to Pray
Helloween - Keeper I&II
Avantasia - Metal Opera I&II
Summoning - everything
Blind Guardian - everything
Dodsengel - Imperator
Demon - Taking the World by Storm
Year of No Light - Ausserwelt
Nocturnus - The Key
Judas Priest - Nostradamus
Epidemic - Legend of All Times
Who are you? The prince of darkness? Don't you have any friends?

Emperor - Prometheus

i don't think many other albums have even come close for me
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cynic - focus
dodsengel - imperator
emperor - in the nightside
Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
Cette nuit j'ai rêvé que je mâchais ses yeux
Après avoir crevé par accès de furie
Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
Trop prompte à déféquer le fruit d'un vit sanieux.
I used to love Tool's - 10,000 Days on the bus into school if that counts.

Kinda hard to have a metal journey in the UK when it's all motorways through green fields.
All I want is for everyone to go to hell...
...It's the last place I was seen before I lost myself

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Sacramentum - Far Away From The Sun
Phlebotomized - Immense Intense Suspense
At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
Vehemence - God Was Created
Inquisition - Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult
Sentenced - North From Here
Nice call, Cedric. Was going to post about Peste Noire and now I don't have to.

Continuing on, Warning's Watching from a Distance. I don't think I've ever really had a connection with an album like I did this album. I listened to it for quite a few months and every now and then I still give it a listen, albeit I'm not as in tune with it as I once was.

I will say one album I wish I could listen to the first time again would be Arcturus' The Sham Mirrors. Spent many days absorbing myself into it and I'd say this is the main inspiration for why I listen to avant-garde music at all. Although not entirely avant-garde, it steered me in that direction.
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...I will say one album I wish I could listen to the first time again...

This feeling is all too real a thing for me. I'm a sucker for nostalgia and I would pay money and/or do dirty things to hear albums for the first time once again.

But only if I could go back to my previous state afterward. An aged relationship with music has its perks as well.

If I could hear Hvis Lyset Tar Oss for the first time again.....
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one