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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:43 AM
Okay, I finally got around to finishing my list. This list is meant to be a guide to for newbies as well as those obsessed with the genre. There is one album per a band, that way the list isn't full of half a band's discography. The top 100 list will be first. Chances are, if you listen to a lot of death metal, you will know most of these bands, but you may find some hidden gems here. After the top 100 is a list of every other old school death metal album, EP, and demo I have on my computer. Of course I don't have everything (not even close), so if you have something that isn't on the list, please share it! I will add everyone's suggestions, assuming they are actually old school death metal. Keep in mind I will not be editing the top 100 list. It would be a pain in the ass to renumber everything, so if I happened to leave out an awesome album, sorry. Also, remember everybody's opinions are different. I tried to pick what I think is the best album by each band. If you don't like my choice, again, sorry. I added commentary to some of the albums, but I don't feel like typing a full review for each one. This smiley (:rocker:) indicates that I like the album a lot. And I know a lot of the images are poor quality. I took most of them off Metal Archives and resized them because I didn't want to have to use the new Google image search (which sucks). This took a long time to put together, so I hope you guys like it! :)

1. Abhorrence - Abhorrence (1990)
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Abhorrence was one of Finland's early death metal bands. Despite the band only being active for a year, this EP became popular in the underground scene and likely had a great affect on future bands in the area.


2. Abramelin - Abramelin (1996)
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3. Adramelech - Psychostasia (1996)
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4. Apophis - Gateway To The Underworld (1993)
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5. Arghoslent - Galloping Through the Battle Ruins (1998)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:44 AM
6. Asphyx - The Rack (1991)
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Asphyx is one of the early death metal bands from The Netherlands, along with Pestilence. Many consider this album legendary.


7. At the Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours (1992)
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At the Gates was one of the earliest melodic death metal bands. Their first release is the most raw, showing the beginning of a new sub-genre. Personally, this is my favorite album of theirs.


8. Atheist - Piece of Time (1989) :rocker:
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While Unquestionable Presence is by no doubt much more spectacular, Piece of Time is closer to the death metal sound. Atheist is one of the standout bands in the Florida death metal scene, often credited (along with others) for starting technical death metal.


9. Autopsy - Mental Funeral (1991)
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On the opposite side of the country, Autopsy was putting out some incredible, raw death metal. Mental Funeral is my personal favorite, but it was a hard choice.


10. Banished - Deliver Me Unto Pain (1994)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:46 AM
11. Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit (1992) :rocker:
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Technically this is the same band as above before they had changed their name. I guess in a way I am breaking my own rule on including one album per a band. :tongue: That being said, both albums are great, but I really love this one.


12. Belial - Wisdom of Darkness (1993)
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13. Benediction - Transcend The Rubicon (1993)
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14. Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos (1989)
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15. Brutality - Screams of Anguish (1993)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:47 AM
16. Cancer - Death Shall Rise (1991)
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17. Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated (1992) :rocker:
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Cannibal Corpse has always been hit or miss to me. Their early material was great, but as time went on I feel the more recent albums were just meh, with a few exceptions. Anyway, this album blew me away. Incredibly heavy, technical, brutal, etc. If you don't have it... well, I don't like you.


18. Carbonized - For the Security (1991)
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This is one of the most interesting death metal albums I have heard. It combines typical old school death with grind and jazz influence. I definitely recommend this if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.


19. Carcass - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious (1991) :rocker:
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Ah, Carcass. This is one of my favorite death metal albums. The production is spot on, the lyrics are creative, and musicianship is great. Also, this is one of the few albums that the samples seem to add to the music, giving it an extra level or creepiness.


20. Cardiac Arrest - Morgue Mutilations (2006)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:47 AM
21. Cemetery Urn - Urn of Blood (2007)
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22. Centinex - Reborn Through Flames (1998)
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23. The Chasm - Procession To The Infraworld (1999)
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It seems like The Chasm just can't release a bad album. I would have to say this is my favorite. If you like a mix of death and doom, check them out.


24. Claws - Absorbed in the Nethervoid (2009)
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Formed in 2008, this the first album by the one man band Claws. This album reminds me a lot of Incantation, so that automatically makes it awesome. :horns:


25. Crematory - Denial (2009)
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This is a compilation album of the Swedish Crematory. It includes their EP as well as some demos.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:48 AM
26. Crypt of Kerberos - World of Myths (1993)
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27. Cryptopsy - None So Vile (1996) :rocker:
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Many people consider this to be the best technical death metal album. I disagree with that, but it's definitely up there. The production is raw and the bass is audible (which I like). Lord Worm's vocals are completely undecipherable, but awesome at the same time. It's a shame the band went to shit.


28. Cynic - Focus (1993)
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It's a stretch putting this album in here, but I knew someone would complain if it wasn't on the list. I've never been able to get into Cynic due to the overuse of the vocoder, but the music is spectacular. I prefer their demos, though, when there were only death growls.


29. Darkthrone - Soulside Journey (1991)
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I enjoy all of the phases of Darkthrone, but I think this would have to be my favorite. Before changing styles, Darkthrone wrote some pretty awesome death metal. This is nothing like any of their other albums.


30. Death - Scream Bloody Gore (1987)
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This is not my favorite Death album, but it is the one that started it all. While Death was not the first death metal band, they did a lot to popularize the genre, spurring a metal revolution in Florida.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:49 AM
31. Deathevokation - The Chalice of Ages (2007)
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32. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation (2000) :rocker::rocker:
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Winds of Creation is Decapitated's strongest album. It is an endless riff fest that never feels dull. It's another one of my very favorites.


33. Deceased - Luck Of The Corpse (1991)
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In the beginning, Deceased was a straight death metal band. Over the years their sound has evolved, incorporating elements of thrash, death, and heavy metal into their sound. Honestly, they've never put out a bad album.


34. Decrepit - Acrimonium (1997)
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35. Decrepitaph - Beyond The Cursed Tombs (2010)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:49 AM
36. Defleshed - Fast Forward (1999)
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37. Deicide - Legion (1992)
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Deicide is another one of those hit or miss bands for me. Their recent material is mostly boring, but their old stuff is great. Legion is another one of those legendary albums that you must listen to.


38. Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes (1992)
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This is one of the most popular death metal albums to come out of Finland. The band was off to a great start with this album but did not put out another album until 2002, since they were broken up for a while in the 90s.


39. Demilich - Nespithe (1993) :rocker::rocker::rocker:
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I've mentioned this album in a few other topics here, and with good reason. In my opinion this is one of the best technical death metal albums ever released. The vocals may take a bit of getting used to, but the musicianship in this band is incredible. I can honestly say I love every song on the album.


40. Demonical - Hellsworn (2009)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:50 AM
41. Depravity - Silence of the Centuries (1993)
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Depravity is yet another Finnish death metal act. They released two EPs and some demos before splitting in the mid 90s. This EP is very dark and heavy. Definitely worth listening to.


42. Deranged - Rated X (1995)
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43. Derkéta - Goddess of Death (2003)
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This is a compilation album for the Pennsy death/doom band Derkéta, consisting of their EP and two demos.


44. Deteriorot - In Ancient Beliefs (2001)
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45. Disciples of Mockery - Prelude to Apocalypse (1999)
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If you like Incantation, you will like this band. This album consists of three ex-Incantation members from the Onward to Golgotha era.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:51 AM
46. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind (1993) :rocker:
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This is one of my favorite Florida death metal albums. James Murphy perfectly combines some heavy riffing with a bit of melody. Sadly, this is the only album released by Disincarnate.


47. Diskord - Doomscapes (2007)
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As the album cover might suggest, this is some pretty abstract death metal. It has intense moments with some very interesting ones mixed in.


48. Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream (1991) :rocker:
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This was the beginning of Swedish legends Dismember. This seems to be the most popular release by them, and in my opinion it is another must have.


49. Dominus Xul - The Primigeni Xul (I Condemned my Enemies) (1998)
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50. Edge of Sanity - Nothing But Death Remains (1991)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:51 AM
51. Entombed - Left Hand Path (1990) :rocker:
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This is probably the best Swedish death metal album released. You really can't go wrong with this one.


52. Execration - Syndicate Of Lethargy (2008)
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53. Exhumed - Slaughtercult (2000)
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Exhumed play a style of death metal similar to Carcass, but more intense. If you want some grinding death metal, this will satisfy you.


54. Fleshcrawl - Descend Into The Absurd (1992)
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55. Funebrarum - The Sleep Of Morbid Dreams (2009)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:52 AM
56. God Dethroned - Bloody Blasphemy (1999)
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57. God Macabre - The Winterlong (1993)
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58. Golem - Eternity: The Weeping Horizons (1996)
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59. Gorguts - Considered Dead (1991) :rocker:
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Although Obscura seems to be considered their best album, I really love the simplicity of Considered Dead. Plus, it fits better with the rest of the list. There are hints of technicality here and there, a sign of what Gorguts would become in the future.


60. Grave - Into The Grave (1991)
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I feel a lot of Grave's albums are mediocre, but their first release is among their strongest. This is some great Swedish death metal.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:52 AM
61. Hibernus Mortis - The Existing Realm Of Perpetual Sorrow (2002) :rocker:
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This is a band I don't think many people have heard of. They're raw and incredibly heavy sounding. This is a great addition to any death metal fan's collection.


62. Hypocrisy - Osculum Obscenum (1993)
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63. Immolation - Dawn Of Possession (1991) :rocker:
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64. Impaled - The Dead Shall Dead Remain (2000)
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65. Incantation - Onward to Golgotha (1992) :rocker:
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This is among the most evil sounding death metal albums. Onward to Golgotha has the perfect atmosphere for a death metal album.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:53 AM
66. Incrust - Baptized In Unholy Gore (2004)
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67. Interment - Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy (2010)
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Interment is a Swedish death metal band that has been around since '88, yet this is their first full length album. Needless to say, this is great classic Swede death. So, better late than never, right?


68. Intestine Baalism - Ultimate Instinct (2008)
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The Japanese can make good death metal too! Intestine Baalism mixes classic death metal with some melody, and does it very well. I highly recommend checking out these guys.


69. Kataklysm - Sorcery (1995)
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I'm sure most of the members here are familiar with Kataklysm's recent material, but they might not know what they used to sound like. Before changing to a more mainstream sound, Kataklysm wrote some pretty intense death metal.


70. Loudblast - Sublime Dementia (1993)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:54 AM
71. Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments (1991)
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72. Massacre - From Beyond (1991)
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73. Monstrosity - Imperial Doom (1992)
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As many of you may know, before Corpsegrinder joined Cannibal Corpse, he was the vocalist for Monstrosity. He is featured on this awesome album.


74. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness (1989) :rocker::rocker:
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This is another for the must have list. Morbid Angel is another one of the death metal legends that you really need to hear. There's not much else I need to say about this album.


75. Morbius - Alienchrist (1995)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:54 AM
76. Morgue - Eroded Thoughts (1993)
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77. Morpheus Descends - Ritual of Infinity (1992)
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78. Morta Skuld - Dying Remains (1993)
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79. Nerlich - Defabricated Process (2007)
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80. Nocturnus - The Key (1990)
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Spacey, sci-fi death metal from Florida.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:55 AM
81. Nominon - Diabolical Bloodshed (1999)
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Here is some more great Swedish death metal for you. Diabolical Bloodshed was the band's first full length. They released a new album this year and did a few small US tour in support of it.


82. Obituary - Slowly We Rot (1989)
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After the first few albums, Obituary began to lose their step. Their earliest album is by far my favorite by them. They were another key band in the developing Florida death metal scene.


83. Obliteration - Nekropsalms (2009) :rocker:
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Obliteration is a newer death metal band from Norway. This is their second album, which includes quite a few longer songs. The longer songs do not feel boring, though. This a very strong death metal album.


84. Old Funeral - The Older Ones (1999)
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Before the birth of Immortal, three of the members were together in this death metal band. The Older Ones is a compilation of their EP and two demos.


85. Pestilence - Consuming Impulse (1989)
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There is no doubt this was highly influential to many bands throughout Europe at the time. This another to add to your must have list.

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:56 AM
86. Possessed - Seven Churches (1985)
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Possessed are the true fathers of death metal. Seven Churches was the first death metal album to be released. Although this is a very primitive form of the genre, it is a great record and something everybody needs to at least give a listen.


87. Putrevore - Morphed From Deathbreath (2008)
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88. Revenant - Prophecies of a Dying World (1991) :rocker:
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Awesome death/thrash. This was the only album Revenant released but it's nothing short of spectacular. It consists of longer songs, averaging around six minutes.


89. Ripping Corpse - Dreaming with the Dead (1991) :rocker::rocker:
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I would have to say this is the ultimate death/thrash album. Unfortunately the band split up before releasing a second album.


90. Rottrevore - Iniquitous (1993)
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treghet
08-17-2010, 03:56 AM
91. Runemagick - The Supreme Force Of Eternity (1998)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/Runemagick.jpg


92. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten (1991) :rocker:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/suffocation.jpg

As most of you already know, this is an absolutely crushing album. If you don't know, go listen to it.


93. Terrorizer - World Downfall (1989)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/Terrorizer.jpg

Terrorizer combines death metal and grindcore into this simplistic, yet driving album. The songs are all short, but feel perfect.


94. Uncanny - Splenium For Nyktophobia (1994)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/Uncanny.jpg


95. Unleashed - Where No Life Dwells (1991)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/Unleashed.jpg

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:57 AM
96. Vader - De Profundis (1995)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/vader.jpg

There's no doubt that Vader is the band that put Poland on the death metal map. I believe their second album is stronger than the first.


97. Vermin - Plunge Into Oblivion (1994)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/vermin.jpg


98. Viogression - Expound and Exhort (1991)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/viogression.jpg


99. Vital Remains - Let Us Pray (1992) :rocker:
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/vitalremains.jpg

This is another one of the strongest death metal releases. Incredibly heavy with long winding songs.


100. Vomitory - Raped In Their Own Blood (1996)
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad86/treghet/Album%20Covers/Death%20Metal%20List/Vomitory.jpg

And what better way to finish off the list with some more awesome Swedish death metal?

treghet
08-17-2010, 03:58 AM
Now here is part two of the list! As I stated in my first post, if you know of anything that isn't on this list, feel free to suggest it and I will add it on.


Aborted - The Purity Of Perversion
Abhoth - Forever to Be Vanished There In
Abomination - Abomination
Accessory - Within Your Mind
Accidental Suicide - Deceased
Afflicted - Prodigal Sun
Aggressor - Live Eternally
Altar - Ego Art
Amaymon - Split (Purulence)
Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Armagedon - Death Then Nothing
Ascended - The Art of Necromancy
Atrocity - Hallucinations
Authorize - The Source of Dominion
Avulsed - Eminence in Putrescence
Babylon Sad - Kyrie
Bastard Priest - Meciless Insane Death
Belsebub - Disemboweled
Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom
Blasphereion - Rest in Peace
Blaspherian - Allegiance to the Will of Damnation
Blood - Impulse to Destroy
Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
Broken Hope - Swamped in Gore
Burden of Grief - Dead End Road
Cadaver - Hallucinating Anxiety
Caedere - Clones of Industry
Calvary Death - Jesus, Intense Weeping
Carnage - Dark Recollections
Catafalc - Pain Performance
Cemetary - An Evil Shade Of Grey
Cerebrocide - Seeming Paradise
Ceremonial Oath - Carpet
Ceremony - Tyranny From Above
Chaosbreed - Brutal
Coffins - Mortuary In Darkness
Comecon - Megatrends In Brutality
Convulse - World Without God
Creepmime - Chiaroscuro
Crepitus - Gates to Obscurity
Crypticus - Dedicated to the Impure
Crystal Age - Far Beyond Divine Horizons
Damnation - Reborn...
Dark Millennium - Ashore the Celestial Burden
Darkified - Dark
Death Breath - Stinking Up the Night
Deeds of Flesh - Inbreeding The Anthropophagi
Deformity - Sickly Obsessed
Delirium - Zzooouhh
Demiurg - The Hate Chamber
Demonoid - Riders of the Apocalypse
Desecrator - Subconscious Release
Desultory - Into Eternity
Devastation - Idolatry
Devilyn - Anger
Devourment - Molesting the Decapitated
Dies Irae - Immolated
Disaffected - Vast
Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
Disgrace - Grey Misery
Disharmonic Orchestra - Expositionsprophylaxe
Disma - The Vault of Membros
Dissect - Swallow Swouming Mass
Divine Eve - Upon These Ashes Scorn The World
Dread - Cerebral Mutation
Electrocution - Inside the Unreal
Embryo - Damnatory Cacophony
Epitaph - Seeming Salvation
Eternal Darkness - Total Darkness
Eternal Solstice - Demonic Fertilizer
Excommunion - Superion
Excoriate - On Pestilent Winds...
Excrement - Scorched
Excruciate - Passage of Life
Exmortem - Dejected In Obscurity
Expulser - The Unholy One
Fatalist - The Depths Of Inhumanity
Fondlecorpse - Creaturegore
Fulmination - Fulmination
Funebre - Children Of The Scorn
Funerus - Festering Earth
Gehenna - Murder
General Surgery - Necrology
Ghoul - We Came for the Dead
Goddefied - Abysmal Grief
Golgotha - Land of Death
Goreaphobia - Mortal Repulsion
Gorefest - False
Gorelord - Zombie Suicide: Part 666
Gorement - The Ending Quest
Gortal - Blastphemous Sindecade
Grave Miasma - Exalted Emanation
Gravehill - Rites of the Pentagram
Graveless - Condemned to a Nameless Death
Grotesque - In The Embrace Of Evil
Gurkkhas - Engraved in Blood, Flesh and Souls
Harmony - The Radiance from a Star
Hazael - Thor
Houwitser - Embrace Damnation
Immortalis - Indicium De Mortuis
Impaler - Charnel Deity
Imperator - The Time Before Time
Impetigo - Horror of the Zombies
Impious - Evilized
Imprecation - Theurgia Goetia Summa
Incapacity - 9th Order Extinct
Incubus - Incubus
Infester - To the Depths... In Degradation
Infinitum Obscure - Internal Dark Force
Iniquity - Five Accross The Eyes
Insanity - Death After Death
Internal Decay - A Forgotten Dream
Inverted - The Shadowland
Judecca - Beyond, What the Eye's Can't See...
Kaamos - Lucifer Rising
Karnarium - Karnarium
Katalysator - Mass Genocide Ritual
Killing Addiction - Omega Factor
Koldborn - First Enslavement
Konkhra - Nothing Is Sacred
Korpse - Pull the Flood
Krabathor - Orthodox
Krypts - Open the Crypt
Kvikksřlvguttene - Krieg
Lie in Ruins - Swallowed by the Void
Liers in Wait - Spiritually Uncontrolled Art
Lifeless - Beyond the Threshold of Death
Lucifer - The Dark Christ
Luciferion - Demonication (The Manifest)
Macrodex - Disgorged To Carrion (Demo) 1989
Magus - Ruminations Of Debauchery
Maim - From The Womb To The Tomb
Mandatory - Adrift Beyond
Massacra - Final Holocaust
Master - Master
Mastication - Demo 1991
Masticator - Dismembered Corpse
Maze of Torment - Death Strikes
Medeia - Cult
Megaslaughter - Calls From The Beyond
Merciless - The Awakening
Mercyless - Abject Offerings
Messiah - Extreme Cold Weather
Miasma - Changes
Miasmal - Miasmal
Mitochondrion - Archaeaeon
Molested - Blod Draum
Moondark - The Shadowpath
Morbid - December Moon
Mordicus - Dances From Left
Morgorth - Cursed
Mortem - De Natura Daemonum
Mortuary - Blackened Images
Necrophagia - Harvest Ritual Volume I
Necropsy - Never to be Forgotten
Necrosis - Acta Sanctorum
Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood
Nightfall - Macabre Sunsets
Nihilist - Nihilist (1987-1989)
Nirvana 2002 - Recordings 89-91
Nuclear Death - Carrion For Worm
Obfuscation - Swansongs
Obscenity - The 3rd Chapter
Oppressor - Solstice of Oppression
Paganizer - Murder Death Kill
Pandemonium - Insomnia
Paraxism - .xism Excursion
Pathologist - Grinding Opus of Forensic Medical Problems
Pentacle - Under the Black Cross
Pestigore - Within the Dark Mist
Polluted Inheritance - Ecocide
Portal - Outre'
Procreation - Enter the Land of the Dark Forgotten Souls of Eternity
Psypheria - Embrace the Mutation
Psychotogen - The Calculus Of Evil
Pungent Stench - For God Your Soul...For Me Your Flesh
Purtenance - Member of Immortal Damnation
Purulence - Split (Amaymon)
Putrefied - Gore-Ific
Putrid - Morbid Awakening
Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness
Revolting - Dreadful Pleasures
Ribspreader - Opus Ribcage
Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia
Sadistic Intent - Ancient Black Earth
Sanatorium - Arrival Of The Forgotten Ones
Sarcasm - A Touch of the Burning Red Sunset
Scum - Purple Dreams and Magic Poems
Seance - Awakening of the Gods
Sempiternal Deathreign - The Spooky Gloom
Sentenced - Shadows of the Past
Septic Flesh - Esoptron
Sickening Gore - Destructive Reality
Sightless - Larvae of Trinity
Sinister - Cross The Styx
Slugathor - Circle of Death
Sorcery - Bloodchilling Tales
Sororicide - The Entity
Soulreaper - Written in Blood
Spasme - Deep Inside
Stench of Decay - Where Death and Decay Reign
Sthygma - Sthygma
Suffer - Structures
Supreme Pain - Cadaver Pleasures
Tenebrae - Dysanchelium
Thanatos - Emerging From The Netherworlds
Therion - Beyond Sanctorum
Thornafire - Vorex Deconstrucción
Tiamat - The Astral Sleep
Timeghoul - Tumultuous Travelings
Torchure - Beyond the Veil
Tormented - Rotten Death
Torn - Violent Ecstasy
Toxaemia - Kaleidoscopic Lunacy
Trauma - Daimonion
Traumatic - Spasmodic Climax
Tribulation - The Horror
Twin Obscenity - Bloodstone
Utumno - Across the Horizon
Vacant Coffin - Sewer Skullpture
Verminous - Impious Sacrilege
Vomiturition - A Leftover
Wombbath - Internal Caustic Torments
Xysma - Yeah

Wizzbang11
08-17-2010, 05:10 PM
My only complaint would be the amount of modern death metal, but otherwise 100% awesome list.
Nice job! :light:

NecroRob
08-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Holy shit :eek:

What an absolute behemoth of a list man, many props. I'm sure I can find some great stuff from this :rocker:

larvtard
08-17-2010, 05:30 PM
wow, I've heard of about 10% of these bands here :lol:

Thanks for this list man, this should be very helpful to me :allan: Old school DM is the only form of death metal I can even tolerate, so I'm in luck here

Wizzbang11
08-17-2010, 05:32 PM
I wonder how long this will go before you get shit for Arghoslent.
;)
I've heard about 80% of the main list and less than half of the second, the first one I definitely need to finish off, but I recognize a lot of the names in the second and am 'eh' about them.

mankvill
08-17-2010, 05:32 PM
*bookmarks this thread*

Wizzbang11
08-17-2010, 05:38 PM
Also- I had forgotten how awesome that Rottevore album is. Insane!
And the one glaring omission I see is Impetigo's Horror of the Zombies, which I feel is one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.

And I am thrilled that you threw in Mental Funeral over Severed, high five!

NecroRob
08-17-2010, 05:49 PM
I wonder how long this will go before you get shit for Arghoslent.
;)


...Why? Am I missing something here :eyes:

Wizzbang11
08-17-2010, 05:54 PM
...Why? Am I missing something here :eyes:

The part where they are Hammerskins, openly support/sing about hating black people, Jews etc, are pro slavery/holocaust and all that maybe?
People on here flip out over Anal Cunt, which is all for humor's sake, so I'm just making a guess :)

NecroRob
08-17-2010, 05:59 PM
The part where they are Hammerskins, openly support/sing about hating black people, Jews etc, are pro slavery/holocaust and all that maybe?
People on here flip out over Anal Cunt, which is all for humor's sake, so I'm just making a guess :)

Oh...I didn't really know about that to be honest :hecho:

I'll just pretend like I don't know when I listen to them...

Wizzbang11
08-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Oh...I didn't really know about that to be honest :hecho:

I'll just pretend like I don't know when I listen to them...

You weren't tipped off by song titles like Flogging the Cargo, Rape of a Slave, Hornet of the Pogrom, The Negress or Tar Skinned Pygmoids of the Deep Bush haha?
They aren't like 'stupid' skinheads (with the exception of their use of words like nigger,) in interviews they come off as extremely intelligent, certainly more sophisticated than most death metal bands.
It's very iffy for me, on the one hand I have a hard time support people this openly bigoted, but on the other they make such amazing death metal...so music trumps political ideology.
It is kind of sad though, they were going to be one of the opening bands after Kerasphorus broke up on the Proclamation tour, which puts into question the ideology's of a lot of amazing bands on there for me, but oh well, I'll just hope they don't agree.

treghet
08-17-2010, 10:34 PM
And the one glaring omission I see is Impetigo's Horror of the Zombies, which I feel is one of the greatest death metal albums of all time.

I don't know how I forgot that. I'll add it to the second part.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it. :D

jhdeity
08-17-2010, 11:13 PM
Cool list. I really respect the inclusion of Cancer. When that cd 1st came out I couldn't get enough of it. I guess Bathory is considered Black Metal but no list like this can be complete without them to me. Without Bathory I probably wouldn't have gotten into Deicide, Death, Athiest and others.

DigMySpanky
08-18-2010, 04:09 AM
This must've taken quite a while man, good job!

I was curious to see if you would pick Clandestine, Deicide, Retribution, Testimony of the Ancients, etc. or their counterparts (which you did). It was also good to see stuff on there I love that never gets mentioned in this forum.

A lot of modern metal, true, but in the vein of Old School.

larvtard
08-18-2011, 11:09 AM
You should post links to recommended songs from each album here :D

OraclesofAgony
08-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Looks like I have some work to do.

treghet
08-18-2011, 12:07 PM
You should post links to recommended songs from each album here :D

Yes, great idea! ;)

larvtard
08-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Yes, great idea! ;)

I'm assuming you're being sarcastic here... :hecho:

treghet
08-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Yes. I could do it, but I don't necessarily want to. :tongue:

christopher
08-21-2011, 05:27 PM
I know you have Master on there, but Abomination is also a kick ass band that should have been mentioned.

jd091
08-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Jesus Christ, I had no idea how hardcore you are... :bowdown:

I need to check some of these out! Thanks for the list.

treghet
08-22-2011, 10:53 PM
I'm glad people are still getting some use out of this. Looking back at it though, there are some things I would change.

OraclesofAgony
08-22-2011, 11:23 PM
I'm glad people are still getting some use out of this. Looking back at it though, there are some things I would change.

I just downloaded quite a few albums off this list and I'm going to listen to them throughout the week. I also finally listened to Left Hand Path (I know, shame on me) and it is an awesome record.

christopher
08-22-2011, 11:43 PM
General Surgery - Necrology is a great fucking EP.

treghet
08-22-2011, 11:45 PM
Probably should have included them as well, seeing as Terrorizer is on there.

hellawaits77ny
08-25-2011, 01:28 AM
Jesus Christ, I had no idea how hardcore you are... :bowdown:

I need to check some of these out! Thanks for the list.

I thought the same thing. Out of the 300+ albums listed, I've probably heard of 50 of the bands. Not a good %. Seems like the thing to do my next night off is grab a 12er and check some these obscure titles out.

Oh, and JD, you can thank him for enlightening us on Benighted. He was the one who first told me about them. Thanks again treghet!

jd091
08-25-2011, 04:58 AM
Nice! That band is the shit. Gonna have to check out these others.

orlandodavis
03-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Bump.

GarageMetal468
03-03-2012, 01:50 PM
I got around to checking out that Disincarnate album, really good stuff!

Seventhzealot
03-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Just saw this list now. Good job in taking time out to make this list man! I'll be sure to check out the albums I haven't listened to from this list.

treghet
03-03-2012, 07:13 PM
Just saw this list now. Good job in taking time out to make this list man! I'll be sure to check out the albums I haven't listened to from this list.

Thanks. I really just want to redo it now though. I should have focused solely on older bands and there are a lot of albums that should be in there, but I hadn't really got into at the time I made this.

hellawaits77ny
03-03-2012, 07:44 PM
I got around to checking out that Disincarnate album, really good stuff!

Yeah it is. One of my top 10 death metal abums.

Sepultura69
03-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Props for putting up Vio Aggression. They are one of my favorites. :hmm:

kalfitegrdan
03-20-2012, 12:06 AM
Just read all this. Holy shit do I feel uninformed! I only know about 10 percent of these bands.Amazing list. I have a lot of bands to check out.

justinm4bama
03-27-2012, 06:38 AM
Wow I just read this list... I feel like a noob :eek: