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I'm just curious what your all time favorite metal album is and why. If you don't have just one then name a few. Mine is Judas Priest's Painkiller because its just everything I love in a metal album: loud, powerful, yet melodic and gripping. Go ahead: name yours!
Dimmu Borgir- Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
and What ive heard of Blackwater Park
Wenn die Nack einfällt
bedeckt sie die Welt
mit undurchdringlicher Dunkelheit.
Kälte steigt vom boden auf
und verpestet die Luft
hat das Leben neue

Burzum "Dunkelheit"
Tough one. I enjoy Sonata Arctica's "Ecliptica" though. Their new album "Unia" isn't their best, but it's also enjoyable.
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Worst-Atheists (because 90% of them are arrogant bastards)
Best- Music

90% of people are arrogant bastards, regardless of religion.
Calculating Infinity by The Dillinger Escape Plan, it set a high bar for technicality in metal.
ESP Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Eclipse
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Ibanez AF85VLS
My favorites would have to be Still Life by Opeth, Swallow the Sun's album Hope, and Mirrorthrone's album Carriers of Dust.

EDIT: I also forgot The Absence's Riders of the Plague.
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Calculating Infinity by The Dillinger Escape Plan, it set a high bar for technicality in metal.

metal album.

as for me

probably Rust In Peace
Onset of Putrefaction by Necrophagist is my all time favorite Cd.
Get baked, study theory.

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Why are you bringing Cm into this?
as for my alltime fav, it's Master Of Puppets
but close second is Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.

Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.


first off: Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane.
Doesn't have a single weak song on it, the production is pristinely clear, vocals are brutal but also have clarity; guitars have some of the best tone I've heard on a metal album, and one that's distinctly recognisable. It has excellent lead work, beautiful acoustic guitars, memorable riffs, interesting drumming and some of the most poetic lyrics in metal. I have listened to this album so many times, and it sounds fresh and threatening every time.

Drudkh - Autumn Aurora.

Sorrowful melodies tinged with folky atmospheres. This is a very evocative album, full of ambience. This is pure black metal, and wonderfully executed. The sound is thickly layered, but doesn't sound muddy, rather the melodies sculpt each other into the amazing collective whole. It's well recorded, ensuring the atmosphere remains with the listener long after the last note rings out.

Esoteric - Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum

My favourite funeral doom album, and features not only slow, relentless and crushing riffs, but plenty of ambience, and incredibly beautiful leads. Greg Chandler's vocals are blood-curdling, and full of raw emotion. Again, featuring excellent production, meaning every note and every instrument is heard.


Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
While Heaven Wept - Of Empires Forlorn

there's more but I can't be bothered typing them all

“Who are you then?.."
"- I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”
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Ensiferum - Ensiferum
Falkenbach - Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Thergothon - Steam From The Heavens
Borknagar - The Olden Domain
Mirrorthrone - Carriers of Dust
Enthroned - Prophecies of Pagan Fire
Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
Obtained Enslavement - Witchcraft
Limbonic Art - Moon In The Scorpio
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Originally posted by Novaworld
Smiddys right...
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i absolutely adore despised icon's new album the ills of modern man.

but otherwise death - symbolic/cynic - focus
My top 10

Sodom - In the Sign of Evil (even better on the release with Obsessed by Cruelty!)
Possessed - Seven Churches
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos
Destroyer 666 - Violence is the Prince of this World
Mayhem - Deathcrush
Burzum - Det Som En Gang Var
Bestial Warlust - Blood and Valour
Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom
Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Noteworthy landmarks but don't quite qualify for an 'album,' but other wise would find a place in the top list
Beherit - Drawing down the Moon
Spear of Longinus - Nazi Occult Metal
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Calculating Infinity by The Dillinger Escape Plan, it set a high bar for technicality in metal.

+13215735683687, but unfortunately they don't belong here. Mathcore is in the Hardcore Forum. Awesome band, though.

My favourite at the moment is Blackwater Park. EVERY song on it is cum worthy.
Top 5 with one per artist would be:

Master of Puppets - Metallica
Reinventing the Steel - Pantera
God Hates Us All - Slayer
Horror Show - Iced Earth
The Blackening - Machine Head

Heavy, thrasy, American metal, I love it.
Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
Destroyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
Bathory - Nordland 1+2
Lord Wind - Atlantean Monument
Folkearth - By the Sword of my Father
Turisas - The Varangian Way
Ensiferum - Victory Songs
Nokturnal Mortum - Weltanschauung
Manegarm - Urminnes Havd - The Forest Session

With soundtracks to 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy and 'The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion' too.
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Rust in Peace and Peace Sells...But Who's Buying by Megadeth.

I reckon Greatist Hits: back to the start was megadeth's best album.
CoB - Follow the Reaper
Ensiferum - Iron
Wintersun - st
As much as i hate them now i respect this album... Master of Puppets...
Founder of UG's COB Hatecrew
Meshuggah - Catch 33
Isis - Panopticon
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Decapitated- Nihility
Gojira- The Link
Burzum - Det Som En Gang Var
Meshuggah - Catch 33
Metallica - ... And Justice For All
Slayer - Reign In Blood

Alternative Metal Genres:
Korns first album was brilliant. shame about what it would create.
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Ug's Drunken Irishman prevails over existence once again +All UG'S Point to you my drunken irish friend.

Black/Folk Metal
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Decapitated- Nihility
Alternative Metal Genres:
Korns first album was brilliant. shame about what it would create.

I kind of agree with you on the point about Korn's s/t album. It's the only one of their CDs I can now listen back on and still enjoy.
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Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom

Heros past, Unto ye we give Hail,
Mighty men, without fear, without pain,
Some may say that our pride is a sin,
But in their name, we rise up and we're proud to be proud
Big-arse list -
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Rainbow - Rising
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Diamond Head - Borrowed Time
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
Motorhead - Overkill
Bathory - Hammerheart
Venom - At War with Satan
Cathedral - Forest of Equilbrium
Reverend Bizarre - In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
Warning - Watching from a Distance
WASP - The Headless Children
Dio - Dream Evil

All of them flawless.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

Raptoral judgement upon all our sins
This placid island of ignorance
Opeth - Ghost Reveries, Deliverance, Blackwater Park. I can't rank them, their power levels are over 9000!
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within
Strapping Young Lad - Alien
Meshuggah - Chaosphere, Nothing, Chaos 33. Tie between these as well.
Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
I'm a communist. Really.
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Heros past, Unto ye we give Hail,
Mighty men, without fear, without pain,
Some may say that our pride is a sin,
But in their name, we rise up and we're proud to be proud

Originally posted by Novaworld
Smiddys right...
Killing Is My Business-Megadeth
Rust In Peace-Megadeth
Sacrament-Lamb Of God
Dimmu Borgir-In Sorte Diaboli
Slayer-Seasons In The Abyss
Ghost Reveries-Opeth
Vantage has the right idea though!
My favourite albums in no particular order:

Testament-The Legacy
Darkthrone-A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Morbid Angel-Blessed Are The Sick
King Diamond-Abigail
Possessed-Seven Churches
Suffocation-Pierced From Within
Nile-Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Pestilence-Consuming Impulse
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.

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Right now I'd have to say...

Megadeth- Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
Moonsorrow- Viides Luku-Havitetty
In Flames- Jester Race/Black-Ash Inheritance
Dimmu Borgir- Stormblast 2005
Immortal- Sons of Northern Darkness
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Ensiferum - Ensiferum
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
Nile-Amongst The Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Opeth - Still Life
Sepultura-Beneath the Remains
Slayer-Seasons in the Abyss
Nile-In their Darkened Shrines
Arch Enemy-Doomsday Machine
The Haunted-One Kill Wonder
The Absence-Riders of the Plague

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He swallowed black nail polish and shat the word 'motherfucker' onto a non-metal kid. Rad.

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You can dress a woman slutty, but she's not a slut. Understand?

living inside a drop only to die in an ocean
Death-Scream Bloody Gore
Cannibal Corpse-Tomb of the Mutilated
Slayer-Show No Mercy
Exodus-Bonded By Blood
Megadeth-Rust in Peace
Bathory-Blood Fire Death
Suffocation-Effigy of the Forgotten
Metallica-Ride the Lightning
Testament-The New Order
Morbid Angel-Alters of Madness
Atheist-Piece of Time
Annihilator-Alice in Hell
Mercyful Fate-Melissa
Darkthrone-Transilvanian Hunger
Cryptopsy-None So Vile
Immolation-Dawn of Possession
Kreator-Extreme Aggression
Metallica-Kill 'em All
Napalm Death-Scum
Nile-In Their Darkened Shrines
Obituary-Cause of Death
Overkill-Taking Over
Possessed-Seven Churches
Sadus-Swallowed in Black
Sodom-In the Sign of Evil
SOD-Speak English or Die
Testament-The Legacy
Venom-Black Metal
Xasthur-The Funeral of Being
Emperor-In the Nightside Eclipse
Atheist-Unquestionable Presence

I better stop.
Nile - Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka (Niles best album)
Marty Friedman - Dragons kiss
Testament - The Legacy
Slayer - Show No Mercy/Haunting The Chapel
Blind Guardian - Battalions of fear / Follow the Blind
Iron Maiden - Ironmaiden(1980) - Powerslave(1984)
Children of bodom - Hatebreeder / Tokyo warhearts / follow the reaper
In Flames - Lunar Strain
Metallica - Kill Em All
Megadeth - Rust in peace

the list go's on..
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SOD-Speak English or Die

that song is great. lyrically and instrumentally.
For the time being my favourites would be

Vintersorg - Till Fjälls
Subway To Sally - Bannkreis
Burzum - Filosofem
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
Graveland - Immortal Pride
Темнозорь - Ведовством Крепка Черная Слава Руси
Der Geist ist willig, aber das Fleisch ist schwach.
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