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02-15-2010, 10:31 PM
1. Tool - Aenima
2. Death - Symbolic
3. Kyuss - Sky Valley
4. Brant Bjork - Jalamanta
5. Monster Magnet - Spine of God
6. Sleep - Holy Mountain
7. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
8. Neurosis - Souls At Zero
9. Hickey - Hickey
10. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
11. Electric Wizard - Supercoven
12. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
13. Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain
14. The Obsessed - Lunar Womb
15. Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
16. Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium
17. Spirit Caravan - Jug Fulla Sun
18. Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
19. Iron Maiden - The X Factor
20. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

JRA
02-16-2010, 08:17 AM
1. A Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory
2. Wu-Tang Clan- Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
3. Gamma Ray- Powerplant
4. Megadeth- Rust In Peace
5. Judas Priest- Painkiller
6. At The Gates- Slaughter of The Soul
7. The Fugees- The Score
8. Carcass- Heartwork
9. Children of Bodom- Hatebreeder
10. Jeff Buckley- Grace
11. Nas- Illmatic
12. Death- Symbolic
13. Motorhead- 1916
14. Snoop Dogg- Doggystyle
15. Rage Against The Machine- Rage Against The Machine
16. Bathory- Hammerheart
17. Pantera- Cowboys From Hell
18. Black Sabbath- Dehumanizer
19. Kreator- Coma of Souls
20. GZA- Liquid Swords

DethMaiden
02-16-2010, 10:40 AM
1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Clutch - The Elephant Riders
3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Savatage - Streets
6. Clutch - Clutch
7. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
8. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
9. Dream Theater - Awake
10. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
11. At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
12. My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River
13. Alice in Chains - Dirt
14. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
15. Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
16. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
17. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
18. Opeth - Morningrise
19. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
20. Death - The Sound of Perseverance

Maiden33
02-16-2010, 10:50 AM
Same idea as my 80s list, I just brainstormed a list of all the albums I would be strongly considering, and wound up with around 30 total, listed alphabetically:

Black Sabbath - TYR (1990)
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side (1995)
Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth (1998)
Dickinson, Bruce - Accident of Birth (1997)
Dickinson, Bruce - The Chemical Wedding (1998)
Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory (1999)
Evergrey - Solitude Dominance Tragedy (1999)
Fates Warning - Parallels (1991)
Fates Warning - Inside Out (1994)
Gamma Ray - land of the Free (1995)
Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out in Space (1997)
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998)
Iron Maiden - The X Factor (1995)
King's X - Dogman (1994)
labyrinth - Return to Heaven Denied (1998)
Pink Cream 69 - Electrified (1998)
Riot - Brethren of the longhouse (1995)
Riot - Inishmore (1998)
Royal Hunt - Paradox (1997)
Savatage - Streets (1991)
Savatage - Edge of Thorns (1993)
Savatage - Handful of Rain (1994)
Saxon - Unleash the Beast (1997)
Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica (1999)
Stratovarius - Visions (1997)
Symphony X - Divine Wings of Tragedy (1996)
WASP - The Crimson Idol (1992)
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force - Facing the Animal (1997)

DethMaiden
02-16-2010, 10:59 AM
Same idea as my 80s list, I just brainstormed a list of all the albums I would be strongly considering, and wound up with around 30 total, listed alphabetically:

Black Sabbath - TYR (1990)
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side (1995)
Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth (1998)
Dickinson, Bruce - Accident of Birth (1997)
Dickinson, Bruce - The Chemical Wedding (1998)
Dream Theater - Images and Words (1992)
Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory (1999)
Evergrey - Solitude Dominance Tragedy (1999)
Fates Warning - Parallels (1991)
Fates Warning - Inside Out (1994)
Gamma Ray - land of the Free (1995)
Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out in Space (1997)
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998)
Iron Maiden - The X Factor (1995)
King's X - Dogman (1994)
labyrinth - Return to Heaven Denied (1998)
Pink Cream 69 - Electrified (1998)
Riot - Brethren of the longhouse (1995)
Riot - Inishmore (1998)
Royal Hunt - Paradox (1997)
Savatage - Streets (1991)
Savatage - Edge of Thorns (1993)
Savatage - Handful of Rain (1994)
Saxon - Unleash the Beast (1997)
Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica (1999)
Stratovarius - Visions (1997)
Symphony X - Divine Wings of Tragedy (1996)
WASP - The Crimson Idol (1992)
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force - Facing the Animal (1997)

Not gonna give me mad props for having Streets at #5? :D Not to mention three other albums on your list? ;)

Maiden33
02-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Not gonna give me mad props for having Streets at #5? :D Not to mention three other albums on your list? ;)

We only have 3 shared total. I just clipped off Awake. If I had included 3-5 more albums it would've made it. I like it, actually, I love it. But not quite as much as most of the rest of these.

DethMaiden
02-16-2010, 11:11 AM
We only have 3 shared total. I just clipped off Awake. If I had included 3-5 more albums it would've made it. I like it, actually, I love it. But not quite as much as most of the rest of these.

Ah, damn. In fairness, Images and Words and Nightfall in Middle-Earth were the last two I cut, so we could have had as many as six.

JRA
02-16-2010, 11:24 AM
1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Clutch - The Elephant Riders
3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Savatage - Streets
6. Clutch - Clutch
7. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
8. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
9. Dream Theater - Awake
10. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
11. At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
12. My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River
13. Alice in Chains - Dirt
14. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
15. Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
16. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
17. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
18. Opeth - Morningrise
19. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
20. Death - The Sound of Perseverance

I'm not quite sure what's more shocking. The fact that you have Painkiller at #1, or the fact that there's no Queensryche on here whatsoever.

Maiden33
02-16-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm not quite sure what's more shocking. The fact that you have Painkiller at #1, or the fact that there's no Queensryche on here whatsoever.

At best, Queensryche released two good albums in the 90's, and that's all I would call them - good. Not great.

powerslave_85
02-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Jesus, this is gonna be next to impossible. I'll give it a shot later...maybe.

Indestructible
02-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Dreaming Neon Black-Nevermore
Burnt offerings-iced earth
Dehumanizer-Black sabbath
Politics of Ecstasy-nevermore
Vulgar Display Of Power - Pantera
Dirt-alice in chains
Bloody kisses-type o negative
October Rust-type o negative
Cross Purposes-black sabbath
Awake -dream theater
Scenes From A memory-dream theater
Countdown To Extinction-megadeth
TYR-black sabbath
Night of the stormrider-iced earth
Alice In Chains-alice in chains
Rust in Peace-megadeth
Counterparts-rush
test for echo-rush
Black Album-metallica
Seasons in the abyss-slayer

DethMaiden
02-16-2010, 02:27 PM
I'm not quite sure what's more shocking. The fact that you have Painkiller at #1, or the fact that there's no Queensryche on here whatsoever.

How is the first part of that shocking? It's the best Judas Priest record in my opinion.

At best, Queensryche released two good albums in the 90's, and that's all I would call them - good. Not great.

Yeah, Empire and Promised Land weren't really even that close to getting on the list.

JRA
02-16-2010, 02:40 PM
How is the first part of that shocking? It's the best Judas Priest record in my opinion.

I don't know, I just don't remember you talking about it all that much.

The Ancient Mariner
02-20-2010, 01:09 PM
Iron Maiden – No Prayer For The Dying
Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark
Iron Maiden – The X Factor
Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire
Bruce Dickinson – Chemical Wedding
Doro – True At Heart
Faith No More – Live At The Brixton Academy
Guns ‘n Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II
Megadeth – Rust In Peace
Megadeth – Countdown To Extinction
Metallica – The Black Album
Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power
Queensryche – Empire
Skyclad – Tracks From The Wilderness
Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss
Slipknot – Slipknot
Testament – The Ritual
Warlock – Rare Diamonds
Xentrix – Kin

In no particular order again. Not as difficult as the 80's ... especially when it came to the back end of the 90's era :eyes:

JRA
03-13-2010, 10:01 PM
So if I were to stick strictly to metal I could actually come up with a top 25, although I would be repeating myself.

1. Megadeth- Rust In Peace
2. Judas Priest- Painkiller
3. At The Gates- Slaughter of The Soul
4. Carcass- Heartwork
5. Children of Bodom- Hatebreeder
6. Death- Symbolic
7. Motorhead- 1916
8. Bathory- Hammerheart
9. Dissection- Storm of the Light's Bane
10. Gamma Ray- Powerplant
11. Pantera- Far Beyond Driven
12. Black Sabbath- Dehumanizer
13. Death- Human
14. Morbid Angel- Blessed Are The Sick
15. Kreator- Coma of Souls
16. Overkill- Horrorscope
17. Gamma Ray- Somewhere Out In Space
18. Pantera- Vulgar Display of Power
19. Children of Bodom- Something Wild
20. Carcass- Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
21. Pantera- Cowboys From Hell
22. Sleep- Holy Mountain
23. WASP- The Crimson Idol
24. Gamma Ray- Land of The Free
25. Metallica- Metallica

jhdeity
03-14-2010, 09:27 PM
[QUOTE=The Ancient Mariner;252889]Xentrix – Kin

[QUOTE]

:rocker:

youngandaspiring
04-12-2010, 01:46 AM
Going through itunes, gonna miss a lot of great stuff unfortunately on this list:

Judas Priest - Painkiller
WASP - The Crimson Idol
Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part 2
Virgin Steele - Invictus
Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2
Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
X Japan - Dahlia

Div
04-12-2010, 10:29 AM
god so many good albums in the early 90's....

one that'd i put in my list that noone else has done yet would be night of the stormrider. i know thats pretty lame coming from me, but its the only IE album i still think is really great.

youngandaspiring
04-12-2010, 08:33 PM
god so many good albums in the early 90's....

one that'd i put in my list that noone else has done yet would be night of the stormrider. i know thats pretty lame coming from me, but its the only IE album i still think is really great.
It's actually my favourite Thrash album of all time. Greely rocks, none of that Barlow whine for me please.

zerkz
04-13-2010, 09:39 AM
Surprised to see nothing from In Flames on any of these lists. No Jester Race, Whoracle or Colony?

undergroundrage
04-13-2010, 10:29 AM
I'll just do a top 10, while doing this I realized how much my musical tastes have changes since the 90's. So I got this memory of when I was younger, and then reality of now as to what's good and what's just a good memory (like, if this shit came out now and I never heard of the band before, I'd never listen to it...so how could it be in my top list?). Also I'm noticing that there are a lot of albums I haven't listened to enough to form a good opinion on, from this era.

TOOL - Ænima
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
White Zombie - Astro-Creep 2000
Fear Factory - Demanufacture
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Metallica - Metallica
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto
Machine Head - The More Things Change
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

* There is always In Flames, but I don't think their 90's work is their best.
* Also leaving off two huge Sepultura albums (chaos ad & roots).
* Alice in Chains never put together a complete album, in my opinion.
* Korn's early work came out in the late 90's but...
* Tool, my favorite band probably, had Opiate and Undertow, but I've never been a huge fan of that more rock-sound.
* Opeth's early work needs to be mentioned.
* Rammstein's early work.
* Amon Amarth's first few albums.
* Behemoth's Satanica?
* Early Children of Bodom?
* SlipKnot - self titled?

Derelict
04-13-2010, 10:51 AM
[QUOTE=undergroundrage;263904]
* There is always In Flames, but I don't think their 90's work is their best.
QUOTE]

:confused:

Natrlhi
04-13-2010, 11:29 AM
TOOL - ÆnimaYou and I agree on something for once. Once.

undergroundrage
04-13-2010, 12:21 PM
[QUOTE=undergroundrage;263904]
* There is always In Flames, but I don't think their 90's work is their best.
QUOTE]

:confused:

I'm not saying they are bad albums, not by any means. But I became a fan with Reroute to Remain, and I think Clayman is where they really started to hit their stride, but that didn't come out until 2000. Add in Soundtrack to Your Escape and Come Clarity and that's their four best albums, in my opinion. I hated their last one (a sense of purpose).

The Green and Black
04-13-2010, 01:25 PM
This was nearly impossible for me to do, just so you all know! :tongue:
I am sure I am forgetting lots! I tried to limit it to one album per band, but in some cases there are ties where I just could not choose one over the other.

Angra - Angels Cry
Anthrax - Sound of White Noise/Stomp 442 (tie)
Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
Candlebox - Self Titled/Happy Pills (tie)
Cinderella - Still Climbing
Dark Tranquility - The Gallery
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
Edguy - Theatre of Salvation
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Flotsam & Jetsam - Cuatro/Drift (tie)
Gamma Ray - Land of the Free/Powerplant (tie)
Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II
Hammerfall - Glory to the Brave
Helloween - Time of the Oath
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Overkill - WFO
Savatage - Streets: a Rock Opera
Savatage - Edge of Thorns
Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
Tad Morose - A Mended Rhyme
Tesla - Bust a Nut

(edit: I was thinking, how could I not include Tad Morose on this list, so just added Tad Morose - A Mended Rhyme)

RustinPeace1113
05-02-2010, 12:53 AM
A lot of these picks aren't metal but they were still my faves back in the 90's.

1. Megadeth- Rust in Peace
2. Tool- Aenima
3. In Flames- Colony
4. Deftones- Around the Fur
5. Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadnes
6. Pearl Jam- Vs.
7. In Flames- The Jester Race
8. At the Gates- Slaughter of the Soul
9. Pantera- Vulgar Display of Power
10. Bad Religion- The Gray Race
11. Deftones- Adrenaline
12. Our Lady Peace- Clumsy
13. Megadeth- Countdown to Extinction
14. Dillinger Escape Plan- Calculating Infinity
15. In Flames- Whoracle
16. Live- Secret Samadhi
17. The Haunted- The Haunted
18. Children of Bodom- Something Wild
19. Opeth- Still Life
20. The Offspring- Ixnay on the Hombre