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Citatet
07-15-2010, 10:26 AM
Right now I am working on a Spotifyplaylist containing the most influental metalalbums of all time. I would like to get to maybe fifty albums and hope would like to help with suggestions on what I am missing.

The list right now is:

Iron Maiden - TNOTB
Judas Priest - British Steel
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Dio - Holy Diver
Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Slipknot - S/t
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
Ozzy - Blizzard of Ozz
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Dissection - Storm of the Lightīs Bane
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Napalm Death - Scum
Kiss - Destroyer
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Mastodon - Leviathan
Rush - Moving Pictures
Alice in Chains - Dirt

So there should be twenty-six more albums on that list. And if you donīt use spotify. There are some artists whose music arnīt available. For instance Metallica, AC/DC and Tool would have had albums on the playlist if they were available.

imanidiot777
07-15-2010, 10:30 AM
I would also have Reinventing The Steel by Pantera on there. That was the epitome of their progression to heavy, southern metal and I think the vocal performance and riffs you hear on TGSTK and RTS (more so RTS) influenced a lot of metal you hear today.

daimonos
07-15-2010, 10:32 AM
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Bathory - any of the first four
Death - Scream Bloody Gore or Leprosy, or Symbolic maybe?
Cynic - Focus
Venom - Black Metal
Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
Carcass - most likely Heartwork, but Reek of Putrefaction or Symphonies of Sickness
In Flames - The Jester Race
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated

thats all i can think of for now.

Crionics
07-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Venom- Black Metal

Sanitarium78
07-15-2010, 11:02 AM
Good call on putting Angel Dust from FNM on the list. It influenced the nu-metal sound of the late 90s and 2000s. The album was way ahead of it's time. Unfortunately it inspired garbage like Korn. But they also influenced some decent bands like Slipknot and SOAD. I'm not sure how Slipknot's first album makes the list though as you're still missing A LOT of albums that meant more to metal than that one ever will.

Here's a few more to add:

Metallica - Master Of Puppets (honestly how did you forget this:confused:)

Anthrax- Among The Living

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath, Master Of Reality, Volume 4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage.

Yes, all those Sabbath albums are that important:rocker:

mastodon421
07-15-2010, 11:14 AM
Iron Maiden-Piece Of Mind
Between The Buried and Me-Colors
Overkill-Horrorscope
In Flames-Colony/Clayman

Griphook
07-15-2010, 11:55 AM
At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus "and/or" Nightfall
Gorgoroth - Antichrist "and/or" Pentagram
Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness

JRA
07-15-2010, 12:01 PM
Death- Human
Carcass- Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
Bathory- Under The Sign of The Black Mark
Celtic Frost- To Mega Therion
Van Halen- Van Halen
Children of Bodom- Hatebreeder
Helloween- Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2
Rainbow- Rising

idrinkwine732
07-15-2010, 12:05 PM
Between The Buried and Me-Colors

Probably a little bit early to tell on this one.

JLRedWing13
07-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Probably a little bit early to tell on this one.
Indeed, I'd say anything younger than 5 years is pushing it...

daimonos
07-15-2010, 12:45 PM
Pentagram - Relentless or Day of Reckoning
Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain
Paradise Lost - Gothic

Dextrimental
07-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Korn - s/t
Kiss - Destroyer
Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Not sure whats been said, these are the only ones I feel like adding right now as I'm tired and very sick.

jhdeity
07-15-2010, 03:37 PM
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power changed my life more than any other album. Walking into a bar/club/concert after listening to A New Level worked wonders for my love life.

Maiden33
07-15-2010, 03:43 PM
Dream Theater - Images and Words (MUST be on the list. Easily the most important Prog Metal album ever made)

Most of the other really important ones have already been mentioned.

If you're straying into hard rock, a few must-haves:

Thin lizzy - Jailbreak
UFO - Phenomenon

evildeadjedi
07-15-2010, 04:24 PM
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath or Melissa
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
King Diamond - Abigail
Pentagram - Relentless
Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
Clutch - S/T
Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
Possessed - Seven Churches

makethemsuffer12
07-15-2010, 05:08 PM
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Hatebreed - Perseverence
Rainbow - Rising

Dextrimental
07-15-2010, 05:38 PM
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power changed my life more than any other album. Walking into a bar/club/concert after listening to A New Level worked wonders for my love life.

Hells YES! Probably my favorite album of all time, by my favorite band of all time. That album makes you feel so much more confident in yourself, not in a macho way, but in a 'I can do this' way.

makethemsuffer12
07-15-2010, 05:49 PM
I always thought that Cowboys was Pantera's best, with Power Metal coming in second. But I just prefer the stuff where Phil actually sings as opposed to sounding as gruff as possible. Vulgar is still a classic and highly influential album, though.

Dextrimental
07-15-2010, 05:54 PM
I always thought that Cowboys was Pantera's best, with Power Metal coming in second. But I just prefer the stuff where Phil actually sings as opposed to sounding as gruff as possible. Vulgar is still a classic and highly influential album, though.

I can understand where you're coming from, but I think you making a tad bit of a sweeping statement there, This Love, Hollow and Live In A Hole all feature some very impressive vocal melodies, granted nothing as challenging wa what he did on cowboys, but to me FBD was the album in which Phil fully left the melodic singing and just decided to growl his way through the album.

daimonos
07-15-2010, 07:13 PM
Enslaved - Hordanes Land, Frost, or Isa? (Maybe a bit broad...)
Opeth - Still Life
Immortal - Pure Holocaust, At the Heart of Winter, or Sons of Northern Darkness?
Strapping Young Lad - City

Maiden33
07-15-2010, 07:40 PM
I always thought that Cowboys was Pantera's best, with Power Metal coming in second. But I just prefer the stuff where Phil actually sings as opposed to sounding as gruff as possible. Vulgar is still a classic and highly influential album, though.

Oh my god, I am in 100% agreement with this statement. :party:

treghet
07-15-2010, 08:03 PM
Mayhem - Deathcrush

Very influential release amongst the second wave of black metal.

Demilich - Nespithe

While this album may not be incredibly popular, I believe it played an important part in shaping the genre of technical death metal.

makethemsuffer12
07-15-2010, 08:31 PM
Oh my god, I am in 100% agreement with this statement. :party:

I'm pretty sure we've agreed on this before, but yes, :party:

jerry1013
07-15-2010, 10:23 PM
To those saying Destroyer I have to disagree, Alive! (in terms of KISS records) is much more influential. When those who point the band has an influence they usually list Alive, other than Rob Zombie I've never heard anybody cited Destroyer.

TonyD
07-15-2010, 10:47 PM
If we're talking about purely "influential" there's way too much bias going on in this thread.

The Pantangler
07-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Strapping Young Lad - City
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
The Wretched Spawn - Cannibal Corpse
British Steel - Judas Priest

mankvill
07-16-2010, 12:37 AM
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Death - Symbolic
Possessed - Seven Churches
Venom - Welcome To Hell

etc.

treghet
07-16-2010, 01:56 PM
Possessed - Seven Churches

How did I forget that one? I was trying to think of some influential death metal albums.

JLRedWing13
07-16-2010, 03:59 PM
If we're talking about purely "influential" there's way too much bias going on in this thread.
You can't say it wasn't inevitable.

elturtleboy
07-17-2010, 09:35 AM
Metallica-Ride The Lightning
Slayer-Reign In Blood
Anthrax-Spreading The Disease
Megadeth-Killing Is My Buisness...And buisness Is Good!
Mayhem-Deathcrush
Death-Scream Bloody Gore
Pantera-Vulger Display Of Power
AC/DC-High Voltage/Back In Black
Cannibal Corpse-Tomb Of The Mutilated
Napalm Death-Scum
Dio-Holy Diver
Black Sabbath-Paranoid/Heaven And Hell
Venom-Black Metal
Motorhead-Ace Of Spades
Iron Maiden-Iron Maiden/Killers/Number Of The Beast
Exodus-Bonded By Blood
Judas Priest-British Steel
Burzum-Burzum / Aske
Sepultura-Schitzophrenia/Chaos AD
Anal Cunt-Everything they ever put out.

Citatet
07-17-2010, 01:03 PM
Thanks for all your suggestions.

The playlist is now the follwin

Iron Maiden - Number of The Beast
Judas Priest - British Steel
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
At The Gates - Slaughter of The Soul
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Dio - Holy Diver
Sepultura - Chaos A.D
Faith No More - Angel Dust
* Slipknot - S/t
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Sprial
* Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
* Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
* Opeth - Blackwater Park
* Dissection - Storm of The Lights Bane
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Napalm Death - Scum
Kiss - Destroyer
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
* Mastodon - Leviathan
Rush - Moving Pictures
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
* Carcass - Heartwork
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Death - Human
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Mercyful Fate - Donīt break The Oath
Bathory - Under The Sign of the Black Mark
Van Halen - S/t

I know the list are missing MOP, Black Metal and Back in Black. But since those albums arnīt available on Spotify they really canīt be included :-(

Albums marked with an * is albums that I am unsure of if they could really be classified as "influental", even though they all are Kick-Ass.

What I am really missing is Power Metal since it is a genre I donīt listen to and really know nothing about. And maybe I should put up some Neurosis on the list?

Hmmm.. This is really not easy

mankvill
07-17-2010, 01:07 PM
I can say for sure that Heartwork is influential for melodic death metal. That and Slaughter Of The Soul are pretty much the only good melodeath releases.

daimonos
07-17-2010, 01:08 PM
Thanks for all your suggestions.

The playlist is now the follwin

Iron Maiden - Number of The Beast
Judas Priest - British Steel
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
At The Gates - Slaughter of The Soul
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Dio - Holy Diver
Sepultura - Chaos A.D
Faith No More - Angel Dust
* Slipknot - S/t
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Sprial
* Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
* Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
* Opeth - Blackwater Park
* Dissection - Storm of The Lights Bane
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Napalm Death - Scum
Kiss - Destroyer
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
* Mastodon - Leviathan
Rush - Moving Pictures
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
* Carcass - Heartwork
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Death - Human
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Mercyful Fate - Donīt break The Oath
Bathory - Under The Sign of the Black Mark
Van Halen - S/t

I know the list are missing MOP, Black Metal and Back in Black. But since those albums arnīt available on Spotify they really canīt be included :-(

Albums marked with an * is albums that I am unsure of if they could really be classified as "influental", even though they all are Kick-Ass.

What I am really missing is Power Metal since it is a genre I donīt listen to and really know nothing about. And maybe I should put up some Neurosis on the list?

Hmmm.. This is really not easy

Heartwork by Carcass is one of the most important Melodic Death Albums, Dissection basically helped shape Blackened Death Metal, and Blackwater Park is just fucking awesome. I'm sure Blizzard definitely influenced alot of people too, or at least Randy Rhoads's playing on the album.

treghet
07-17-2010, 01:10 PM
I can say for sure that Heartwork is influential for melodic death metal. That and Slaughter Of The Soul are pretty much the only good melodeath releases.

You don't like any Hypocrisy?

daimonos
07-17-2010, 01:12 PM
I can say for sure that Heartwork is influential for melodic death metal. That and Slaughter Of The Soul are pretty much the only good melodeath releases.

You're nuts :lol:

While I think that must Melodic Death Metal is repetitive and somewhat boring, there are definitely some bands that I think stand out from the other ones. For instance, I think Unleashed, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, and old Children of Bodom stand out. Some of the old In Flames albums were alright too.

mankvill
07-17-2010, 01:13 PM
You're nuts :lol:

While I think that must Melodic Death Metal is repetitive and somewhat boring, there are definitely some bands that I think stand out from the other ones. For instance, I think Unleashed, Amon Amarth, Dark Tranquillity, and old Children of Bodom stand out. Some of the old In Flames albums were alright too.

:( I don't like to think of Unleashed as melodeath, just old-school death. With their latest, though...:snivel:

daimonos
07-17-2010, 01:15 PM
:( I don't like to think of Unleashed as melodeath, just old-school death. With their latest, though...:snivel:

I haven't heard the newest one yet, but I think that most of their material could be classified under the melodeath tag, but either way their music is awesome.

treghet
07-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Unleashed is definitely old-school death, but their latest does lean much more towards the melodic side. It could have been a lot better though.

The Pantangler
07-17-2010, 01:30 PM
What I am really missing is Power Metal since it is a genre I donīt listen to and really know nothing about. And maybe I should put up some Neurosis on the list?

Hmmm.. This is really not easy

If you want power metal, I would listen to:
Somewhere Far Beyond by Blind Guardian
Glory to the Brave by Hammerfall
and pretty much anything from Firewind, Symphony X, Primal Fear, Iced Earth, or ManowaR