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hellawaits77ny
04-30-2011, 02:03 AM
General Grading Scale

- How much I enjoy the album!!!! That's it, other than more respect to the more popular bands.


For this list, I will be including all subgenres of death metal. Grindcore, tech death, and yes, some deathcore. There will be some bands with more than one album, but I purposely checked out some material I had never listened to by bands I was familiar with, in order to include a broader, more diverse list. I'll admit, there aren't any truly underground bands here, but there may be a few you haven't checked out, so maybe I can convert a fan or 2. I'm sure I'll get some hate for a few picks, and there are some shockers, especially towards the top. So here goes!! :rocker:

hellawaits77ny
04-30-2011, 02:16 AM
#30

http://www.soundcult.com/wp-content/uploads/aborted-slaughter-and-apparatus-a-methodical-overture.jpg

Aborted
Slaughter and Apparatus : A Methodical Overture
2007


While Aborted is not one of my favorite bands, I enjoy most of their work, especially their lyrics :D. What stuck out to me on this album is how I was actually able to decifer most of the songs on the first listen. Much of their work kinda blends together and can get boring. Sven's vocal style is a big plus in my book, too. He uses a unique combo of extremely low gutteral growls, medium growls, and a sort of "hardcore" shout. Usually that type of hardcore shout in grindcore would irk me, but I like it.

The album opens w/ The Chondrin Enigma, which includes a sorta boring intro, but cuts into some nasty brutal grindcore rather quickly (aka puts a smile on my face). Probably the best song on the album. I really dig the solo in the 7th track, 'Archetype: Malice & Scorn'. Many people praise their newest album, 'Strychnine.213' for being the most diverse, but this album has more diversity in it's songs, which puts it as my favorite Aborted album. As I said before, I'm not an expert on all things Aborted, so if there are some things here that you don't agree with, I'm sorry.

Favorite Tracks
The Chondrin Enigma (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGkU_ZgOWfs)
And Carnage Basked In Its Ebullience (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=video&cd=2&ved=0CD0QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ddaq ZCCTTDGw&ei=BuG7Tc8pkra3B-rlgNkF&usg=AFQjCNGRUo5XqRbe472EmWWeFlh5Qm0tCw)

PowerMaiden
04-30-2011, 05:52 AM
that band is not for me hahaha, definitely not my cup of tea but keep up the list ;)


and I think that Amon Amarth is considered death metal right ? so I'll be waiting for them !

Cheers !
PowerMaiden

HandOfDoom
04-30-2011, 06:35 AM
I really like that album cover, tracks were better than I thought theyd be:horns:

jd091
04-30-2011, 02:56 PM
and I think that Amon Amarth is considered death metal right ? so I'll be waiting for them !


Yep! Melodic death metal. Definitely should make this list.

Can't wait to see the rest! I respect your opinions on metal, so this should be interesting.

OraclesofAgony
04-30-2011, 04:53 PM
I've never really listened to Aborted much at all, maybe a couple of songs. I'll have to check them out sometime.

I look forward to the rest of this thread.

hellawaits77ny
04-30-2011, 07:04 PM
#29

http://www.zanzana.net/forum/uploads/1/Neuraxis_-_Asylon.jpg

Neuraxis
Asylon
2011

Figured I'd do one while finishing my last Wild Turkey before I went out. Going to a lot of shows in Montreal, I was always treated to long Neuraxis sets as openers, as they're from the MTL. I never really got into them, but I liked them enough to check out their shit, and I'm especially glad I checked out their newest release. Much of Montreal's death metal falls into that "Northern Hyber-blast" category that Kataklysm falls into. It gets hated on some, but it's different than straight on death metal, which makes it unique IMO.

The first thing I noticed about this album that stuck out to me was it's ability to be technical without having any nerd metal in it. Ugh, I hate nerd metal. I really dig the overall feel of the album, it does a great job of not being repetitive, and there are some strong songs in the middle. I think a lot of death metal albums drag in the middle. The 5th track, 'Sinister' is the standout track to me. Besides a stupid, albeit very short intro, it features some awesome technical riffs over a downtuned, heavy rythym, a combo which sounded great to me. I also like the 2nd track 'Asylum'. A slightly more technical track, which is still brutal. Their vocals are one-dimensional for the most part, but I'm cool with that, cause they're solid and brutal. To top it all off, these guys are a great live band. The last couple tunes drag a bit, or else this album would be even higher. One of Montreal's best extreme bands, without a doubt. They've taken over Kataklysm as my favorite Montreal band.

Standout tracks
Asylum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCs7vHm3E1c)
Sinister (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9GCjAeOzZo)

jd091
04-30-2011, 07:22 PM
Does this mean... no Kataklysm?! :snivel:

hellawaits77ny
05-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Does this mean... no Kataklysm?! :snivel:

Maybe, maybe not ;)

hellawaits77ny
05-01-2011, 07:33 PM
#28

http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/too-many-humans.jpg

The Last Felony
Too Many Humans
2010

Another band out of Montreal, I found out about these guys by way of some luck. Mayhem was playing Montreal in '09, and the rest of the bands dropped off the tour, so the venue replaced them w/ some local acts. I checked these guys out, and dug them. They put on a good live show too. Their first album was solid brutal death, with some aspects of deathcore to it. W/ this release, they completely do away w/ all the deathcore undertones, and produced some awesome brutal death, w/ a little tech and grind involved.

I instantly fell in love with this album. I almost couldn't believe how much I liked it. The first tune 'We Are Future Housing Developments of Maggots' punched me in the mouth w/ quality double bass blasting w/ a fast, technical rythym. The vocalist belts out quality gutteral grows without a lot of variety, but he's pretty good. He will use some typical shrieky vocals too, which are ok, but I prefer the growls. The other standout tracks are at the 3 + 7 spots, so it keeps the listen interesting and fresh. And for a being an underground, fairly young band, I'm also very impressed by the production. Very clear sound, not much of the muddiness you encounter in many death metal items. The drums are a little low in the mix, but the guitars are extremely clear. I almost compare them to a faster, less technical Dying Fetus. I hope these guys actually tour soon, it seems like they only do 1 a year.

Standout tracks
We Are Future Housing Developments for Maggots (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFmZemVa3qs)

Promoting my own video - a tune from their first album : Starving Your Apathy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkIzXBPw-KM)

mankvill
05-01-2011, 08:03 PM
I am monitoring this thread!

I will also publically berate you if some key albums aren't included

hellawaits77ny
05-01-2011, 08:06 PM
I am monitoring this thread!

I will also publically berate you if some key albums aren't included

Haha, I'm sure there will be an album or 2 missing. I will accept the beration!!:D

treghet
05-01-2011, 08:32 PM
I am monitoring this thread!

I will also publically berate you if some key albums aren't included

We can gang up on him. ;)

illuminatus917
05-01-2011, 09:26 PM
The Last Felony
Too Many Humans
2010


Hmmm. I'll be following your list too.

If I don't see some Atheist and Arsis pop up here I'm going to be super pissed. ;)

larvtard
05-02-2011, 01:14 PM
#29

http://www.zanzana.net/forum/uploads/1/Neuraxis_-_Asylon.jpg

Neuraxis
Asylon
2011

Figured I'd do one while finishing my last Wild Turkey before I went out. Going to a lot of shows in Montreal, I was always treated to long Neuraxis sets as openers, as they're from the MTL. I never really got into them, but I liked them enough to check out their shit, and I'm especially glad I checked out their newest release. Much of Montreal's death metal falls into that "Northern Hyber-blast" category that Kataklysm falls into. It gets hated on some, but it's different than straight on death metal, which makes it unique IMO.

The first thing I noticed about this album that stuck out to me was it's ability to be technical without having any nerd metal in it. Ugh, I hate nerd metal. I really dig the overall feel of the album, it does a great job of not being repetitive, and there are some strong songs in the middle. I think a lot of death metal albums drag in the middle. The 5th track, 'Sinister' is the standout track to me. Besides a stupid, albeit very short intro, it features some awesome technical riffs over a downtuned, heavy rythym, a combo which sounded great to me. I also like the 2nd track 'Asylum'. A slightly more technical track, which is still brutal. Their vocals are one-dimensional for the most part, but I'm cool with that, cause they're solid and brutal. To top it all off, these guys are a great live band. The last couple tunes drag a bit, or else this album would be even higher. One of Montreal's best extreme bands, without a doubt. They've taken over Kataklysm as my favorite Montreal band.

Standout tracks
Asylum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCs7vHm3E1c)
Sinister (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9GCjAeOzZo)

Whoa, really? I mean, I was actually surprised at how much I liked it when I heard it a couple months back, considering I don't even like tech death -- but this in your top 30 death metal albums of all time?

jd091
05-02-2011, 02:10 PM
For this list, I will be including all subgenres of death metal. Grindcore, tech death, and yes, some deathcore

Oh Manks... you aren't gonna be happy...

hellawaits77ny
05-02-2011, 02:45 PM
Whoa, really? I mean, I was actually surprised at how much I liked it when I heard it a couple months back, considering I don't even like tech death -- but this in your top 30 death metal albums of all time?

Told you there would be some shockers. Also, this isn't my list of "Most Influential Death Metal Albums." Again, the main thing I'm judging these albums on is simply how much I enjoy listening to them.

hellawaits77ny
05-02-2011, 03:16 PM
# 27

http://www.ludovicopresents.com/pictures/DyingFetus_War.jpg

Dying Fetus
War Of Attrition
2007


Ah, the opening 'Homicidal Retribution'. Fuckin great song. I'm a big fan of all of DF's albums. Always brutal, always have great lyrics, and their breakdowns make all these deathcore bands today seem like pussies. I also love the vocal tradeoffs of John Gallagher and Sean Beasley (and Jason in the early days). Neither do anything out of this world spectacular, but the differences play off each other way, and keep things fresh. I know there are several death metal bands who do this, and I think it' a pretty cool thing.

This album is one of my favorites to listen to at the gym. Interesting all the way through, never gets stale, and it always fires me up. I think this album has some of the more catchy rythyms of DF's impressive catalogue. The intro to Homicidal Retribution is a perfect example of this. What makes it stick w/ me so much is it's ability to be groovy, technical, and fast without having any nerd to it. The 3rd track, 'Raping The System' is one of my favorites. A 6+ minute number that begins w/ some awesome double bass and a slowish, groovy guitar rythym. The "slowness" doesn't last long, it get's pretty darn brutal around 45 seconds. Track 5, 'Unadulterated Hatred' is another strong number. I get frusterated when John Gallagher is rarely mentioned among people's favorite death metal vocalists. His gutteral growls are some of my favorite, and he's a hell of a guitar player.

Standout Tracks
Homicidal Retribution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJxCLcU6Wc)
Raping The System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsW1TA788Y)

jhdeity
05-02-2011, 05:43 PM
# 27

http://www.ludovicopresents.com/pictures/DyingFetus_War.jpg

Dying Fetus
War Of Attrition
2007


Ah, the opening 'Homicidal Retribution'. Fuckin great song. I'm a big fan of all of DF's albums. Always brutal, always have great lyrics, and their breakdowns make all these deathcore bands today seem like pussies. I also love the vocal tradeoffs of John Gallagher and Sean Beasley (and Jason in the early days). Neither do anything out of this world spectacular, but the differences play off each other way, and keep things fresh. I know there are several death metal bands who do this, and I think it' a pretty cool thing.

This album is one of my favorites to listen to at the gym. Interesting all the way through, never gets stale, and it always fires me up. I think this album has some of the more catchy rythyms of DF's impressive catalogue. The intro to Homicidal Retribution is a perfect example of this. What makes it stick w/ me so much is it's ability to be groovy, technical, and fast without having any nerd to it. The 3rd track, 'Raping The System' is one of my favorites. A 6+ minute number that begins w/ some awesome double bass and a slowish, groovy guitar rythym. The "slowness" doesn't last long, it get's pretty darn brutal around 45 seconds. Track 5, 'Unadulterated Hatred' is another strong number. I get frusterated when John Gallagher is rarely mentioned among people's favorite death metal vocalists. His gutteral growls are some of my favorite, and he's a hell of a guitar player.

Standout Tracks
Homicidal Retribution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJxCLcU6Wc)
Raping The System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsW1TA788Y)

cool write-up. Would be in my Top 15

hellawaits77ny
05-03-2011, 07:52 PM
# 26

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__5d7eXyV_hE/TCgLfBs48pI/AAAAAAAAA-o/tzREjXtgvvw/s400/DeicideLegionCover.jpg

Deicide
Legion
1992

The opener, "Satan Spawn, the Caco-Daemon" has such an eerie and evil intro, the first time I listened to this album, I knew I was going to love it. The track went on the become my all-time favorite Deicide track, so I'm obviously partial to this album. Being a more technical album for Deicide, make's it stand out amongst their other releases, but though it's more technical, it doesn't lack brutality in any way. Glen's lyrics are great throughout, especially since they're all natural, not manipulated in the studio, as in their 1st release.

I remember on the way to a concert a few years ago playing this album, and a buddy who had never heard Deicide said "Dude, their drumming is fuckin' heavy." Uh yeah, you could say that. Steve Asheim's drumming on this one is killer. A few nights ago, I listened to the album from start to finish, and my head was dizzy for about an hour after. After the opening 'Spawn', 'Dead But Dreaming' kicks in and it's such a catchy tune to my ears. Definately a reason why this one is the only song from this album to remain in their live set. Though I wish they played much more from this album, 'Dead' is a killer tune. The 4th track 'Trifixion' starts w/ a slow (for Deicide) intro and isn't as brutal as other tracks on the album, but it remains a favorite of mine. It's slower rhthym w/ a nasty double bass behind it rattles the insides. The "in the name of Satan........." spoken part is awesome at the end of that one. The rest of the album, while not being bad, doesn't have a whole lot of highlights, or anything I found spectacular. But the first four songs on this album solidify it as a classic.

Standout Tracks
Satan Spawn, The Caco-Daemon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBiWmYlAxHU)
Trifixion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-3N8NRmWo4)

hellawaits77ny
05-05-2011, 09:29 PM
#25

http://images.mylot.com/userImages/images/postphotos/1613206.jpg

Cannibal Corpse
Tomb of The Mutilated
1992

I had a tough time deciding where I would put this in my list. It's such an influential and classic album that it deserves to be high, but there are so many albums I enjoy listening to more. With that being said, I love this album.

'Hammer Smashed Face' and Chris Barnes at his "inhumanly gutteral" vocals. That's all that needs to be said. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but at the time (1992), wouldn't these have been the most gutteral death metal vocals ever recorded? That glorious tune introduced me to Cannibal Corpse and death metal. It remains one of my favorite CC tracks to date. Such a brutal tune with such deep, monstrous lyrics, how can it not go down as one the best ever? 'I Cum Blood' and 'Addicted To Vaginal Skin' follow the opener strongly. ICB's slower, groovy rythym is set off by some great double bass and a very cool solo at the end. 'ATVS' is another one of my all time faves. Such as shame it isn't played live much anymore. The little bass loop before the 2nd verse is great. The intro of the interview w/ the Genesee River Killer Arthur Shawcross is a great way to start a tune about vaginal vivisection, lol. With the amazing quality of the 1st 3 tunes, there aren't a lot of highlights throughout the rest of the album, IMO. I do really enjoy track 8, however, 'Post Mortal Ejaculation'. Chris rips out some great screams towards the end in that one. Other than that one, the rest of the album is pretty average to my ears.

The lyrics are another reason this album is a classic. Besides the songs listed, tunes like 'Necropedophile' and 'Entrails Ripped From A Virgin's Cunt' are absolutely quite graphic and controversial. Hence, Cannibal Corpse couldn't play material from their ist 3 albums in Germany for quite a while. Gotta love people that take stuff too seriously! If the rest could come even close to the first 3 tracks, this one would have placed much higher. Overall though, still a classic.

Standout Tracks
Hammer Smashed Face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNhN6lT-y5U)
I Cum Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFnIJZyBhi0)
Post Mortal Ejaculation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9mjFImbVs)

jd091
05-06-2011, 01:30 AM
Ooh... I understand your points, but this is in my personal top 5. Hands down.

JuuKun
05-06-2011, 05:59 AM
Your list has reminded me that I haven't really listened to much DM lately, really only God Dethroned. I'll have to change that up.

Eagerly awaiting The Erosion of Sanity (Gorguts) to pop up. Because the only excuse, IMO, you could possibly have for not having that in your top 30 is that you haven't heard it. ;)

larvtard
05-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Your list has reminded me that I haven't really listened to much DM lately, really only God Dethroned. I'll have to change that up.

You like their newest one, Under the Sign of the Iron Cross? It's badass.

JuuKun
05-06-2011, 03:04 PM
You like their newest one, Under the Sign of the Iron Cross? It's badass.

Not their best, but I enjoyed it.

larvtard
05-06-2011, 04:07 PM
Not their best, but I enjoyed it.

I haven't listened to anything else by them. What do you recommend?

JuuKun
05-06-2011, 04:24 PM
I haven't listened to anything else by them. What do you recommend?

If you liked Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, then check out Bloody Blasphemy. The Blackened Death style on Iron Cross (and Passiondale before it) is a return to their sound on BB. All of their albums are really good, but if you liked Iron Cross, then Bloody Blasphemy & Passiondale are your best bets from there. If you like melodeath, then make sure to check out The Toxic Touch as well. And then from there, every other album.

larvtard
05-06-2011, 04:26 PM
If you liked Under the Sign of the Iron Cross, then check out Bloody Blasphemy. The Blackened Death style on Iron Cross (and Passiondale before it) is a return to their sound on BB. All of their albums are really good, but if you liked Iron Cross, then Bloody Blasphemy & Passiondale are your best bets from there. If you like melodeath, then make sure to check out The Toxic Touch as well. And then from there, every other album.

Okay, I'll download them. Thanks man, I'll let you know how I like them.

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 07:59 PM
Okay, I'll download them. Thanks man, I'll let you know how I like them.

You'll like them. 'Lair of The White Worm' is my favorite GD tune.

PowerMaiden
05-06-2011, 08:16 PM
Amon Fucking Amarth should be in that list, mandatory


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

jd091
05-06-2011, 08:57 PM
Amon Fucking Amarth should be in that list, mandatory


If there isn't Amon Amarth in the top 10, I will hunt you down, Hellawaits.

illuminatus917
05-06-2011, 08:59 PM
No Amon Amarth album should be in the top 10 death metal albums of all time.

idrinkwine732
05-06-2011, 09:37 PM
No Amon Amarth album should be in the top 10 death metal albums of all time.
Yo. :cool:

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 10:07 PM
#24

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mY_FjjvVXa0/S7djkIJ4jtI/AAAAAAAAAZs/zA3gmEP3awY/s1600/Cover.JPG

Whitechapel
The Somatic Defilement
2007

Bring on the hate. Yes, I admit : Deathcore is one of the worst things to happen to metal in a long time. BUT, I do like some deathcore. There are so many generic, shitty-ass deathcore bands who do nothing but "dun dun dun dundundun" breakdowns and lack any form of quality musicianship. There is one band that was able to do this and sound good to my ears: Whitechapel. So many bands have came out since Whitechapel released this album, and nearly all of them are just awful. I agree their 2 newer releases, 'This Is Exile' and 'A New Era Of Corruption', have seen them evolve into better musicians + songwriters. While I don't dislike those albums, they're just aren't anything special to me. 'The Somatic Defilement' is just basic, kick-you-in-the-balls deathcore. Brutal brutal brutal. Lyrics are pretty cool, too. A 1st person narration of the Jack The Ripper murders. Not original, but I think they did a good job of writing some sick lyrics.

The album starts off w/ a cool intro that features a quote by Jeffrey Dahmer. It gets quite brutal from there. The title track is a basic, heavy, brutal track. The 4th track 'Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation' stands out as my favorite Whitchapel tune. Again, there's no magic formula to it, it's just brutal heavy shit. 'Vicer Exciser' is another great tune at the end of the album. I give their lead singer some credit, too. The first few times I heard WC, he seemed like a typical one-dimension growler. After getting into them more, I realized he isn't bad. I wouldn't call him spectacular, but he's talented. This is an album that I can listen to from beginning to end without feeling the need to skip anything. That is the mark of a great album IMO. As I said, there's nothing special about what these guys did on this album. For some reason, the generic, simple brutalness of this record sounds great to me. I don't claim this album is anything spectacular musically, nor am I saying Whitechapel is a death metal great, I just truly enjoy listening to this album. Makes me feel kinda dirty, too. Just punches you in the face and doesn't stop!

Standout Tracks
Prostatic Fluid Asphysxiation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQFzQgr1Z4A)
Vicer Exciser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3sm3sq0SkY)

illuminatus917
05-06-2011, 10:11 PM
Noooooooooooooooooo

JLRedWing13
05-06-2011, 10:37 PM
Whitechapel
The Somatic Defilement
2007



:hecho:

jd091
05-06-2011, 10:46 PM
You know what Hellawaits, thank you for having the balls to put this on there. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

If you've read my posts in the past, you know how I feel about deathcore. :cool:

This is a little scary for me reading how you feel about the Somatic Defilement, because those words could have literally come directly from my mouth. I know that 99% of people on this forum hate deathcore, and primarily Whitechapel, but I think you and I are in that 1% that appreciate it for what it is, and actually enjoy listening to it. Its a fair enough position for it; if I made a list of this, not too high but high enough for good recognition. This album really does have good points to it, especially lyrically for me, and I'm glad there is one other smart human being who agrees with me on these points.

Call me whatever the hell you want (this is an open invitation, mankvill), this album kicks serious ass. Thats what matters in the end for good metal to me. Thank you for standing up for it! ;)

/flameshield

treghet
05-06-2011, 11:02 PM
I know you stated that this would be a diverse list, but it's just not making sense to me... :hecho: And I'm not just saying that because of the addition of Whitechapel; I was thinking this beforehand.

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 11:04 PM
You know what Hellawaits, thank you for having the balls to put this on there. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

If you've read my posts in the past, you know how I feel about deathcore. :cool:

This is a little scary for me reading how you feel about the Somatic Defilement, because those words could have literally come directly from my mouth. I know that 99% of people on this forum hate deathcore, and primarily Whitechapel, but I think you and I are in that 1% that appreciate it for what it is, and actually enjoy listening to it. Its a fair enough position for it; if I made a list of this, not too high but high enough for good recognition. This album really does have good points to it, especially lyrically for me, and I'm glad there is one other smart human being who agrees with me on these points.

Call me whatever the hell you want (this is an open invitation, mankvill), this album kicks serious ass. Thats what matters in the end for good metal to me. Thank you for standing up for it! ;)

/flameshield

Thanks Man! Haha, as I wrote in the first sentence : Bring on the hate. I knew I'd get flamed for this, but hey, I really enjoy this album. Again, this isn't my list of "most influential death metal albums", or "best musicianship in a death metal album", I'm just ranking these albums on how much I enjoy listening to them.

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 11:06 PM
I know you stated that this would be a diverse list, but it's just not making sense to me... :hecho: And I'm not just saying that because of the addition of Whitechapel; I was thinking this beforehand.

See my above post, Duder. And there's 20+ more to list, so don't get too fudgy!!!!

mankvill
05-06-2011, 11:17 PM
- A-;;; baka gaijin

treghet
05-06-2011, 11:21 PM
See my above post, Duder. And there's 20+ more to list, so don't get too fudgy!!!!

I have no problem with you excluding things that people consider essential or bands that have incredible musicianship (that's not always the most important part anyway). It's more that I feel you haven't explored death metal enough yet. I'm sure you've heard plenty of albums, but it seems like there are plenty more that you haven't heard. Now I don't mean this to sound like "there isn't enough old school albums" because that's not it. I just think there are many modern death metal albums that are worlds better than the ones you've shared thus far. So, I don't mean to come off as a prick or anything of that sort. I'd recommend you stuff to check out if you would like!

jd091
05-06-2011, 11:22 PM
- A-;;; baka gaijin

This is what it looks like to have an epileptic fit and pass out on your keyboard. I don't think he survived.

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 11:25 PM
I have no problem with you excluding things that people consider essential or bands that have incredible musicianship (that's not always the most important part anyway). It's more that I feel you haven't explored death metal enough yet. I'm sure you've heard plenty of albums, but it seems like there are plenty more that you haven't heard. Now I don't mean this to sound like "there isn't enough old school albums" because that's not it. I just think there are many modern death metal albums that are worlds better than the ones you've shared thus far. So, I don't mean to come off as a prick or anything of that sort. I'd recommend you stuff to check out if you would like!

You're completely right. I'm sure there is a lot I haven't heard. But I have explored quite a bit. Not calling myself a death metal expert by any means. Just saying that I've explored a lot of shit I had never heard of until recently. I will admit, there is plenty of death metal I simply don't like, that's probably why you're suprised by my list thus far. What do you dig for newer shit?

treghet
05-06-2011, 11:26 PM
You're completely right. I'm sure there is a lot I haven't heard. But I have explored quite a bit. Not calling myself a death metal expert by any means. Just saying that I've explored a lot of shit I had never heard of until recently. I will admit, there is plenty of death metal I simply don't like, that's probably why you're suprised by my list thus far. What do you dig for newer shit?

I'll put together a list to PM you.

hellawaits77ny
05-06-2011, 11:30 PM
I'll put together a list to PM you.

Thanks Man, look forward to it.

hellawaits77ny
05-07-2011, 01:32 AM
#23

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QGiSo4zjtwg/Sm8bLb_SdHI/AAAAAAAACWo/C7ySORdGrdc/s400/Malevolent+Creation+-+Retribution+(1992).jpg

Malevolent Creation
Retribution
1992

Old school Florida death metal. Definately one of my favorite "sub"-subgenres of death metal. This is a band that most people have heard of, but they are generally a disrespected afterthought. They are known for a great live show, but their studio releases don't get much love. Granted, some of their albums have been boring, and their first 2 albums were definately their best, but I still think they make release decent records. Hell, I enjoy listening to them, and that's what matters to me. Unfortunately for the band, they've only had one permanent member in Phil Fasciana. The rest of the positions have seen many changes, especially 2nd guitar and drums. Could they have kept a more steady lineup, their other releases may have been closer to the quality of their first 2.

I really dig Brett Hoffman's voice. It's not quite a death metal growl, and it's not quite a thrash yell. Unique. Thrash-death I suppose. He also belts out some amazing screams, and can still pull them off live to this day. This album starts out w/ 'Eve of The Apocalypse', which is often their live show opener. I love the main riff of this song, and the double bass pounds through most of it. On top of all that, it has a pretty cool intro to it. Another thing about MC that I like, and not a lot of death metal bands do it, are fast lyrics. This album doesn't see as much of these as their debut does, but they are here. 'Coronation of Our Domain' is probably my 2nd favorite track. It's slower, but w/ a heavy as hell chug-a-chug to it, and has some solid lyrics. Ends with a good solo. Other than that, most of the songs are pretty similar, but IMO there isn't a weak track on here. If you check out their live sets, they almost always include 3-4 songs from this album, obviously for good reason.

Standout Tracks
Eve of The Apocalypse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqyDDQd5uzk) - shamelessly promoting one of my vids
Coronation of Our Domain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC9_dbNimpw)

larvtard
05-07-2011, 02:12 PM
#23

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QGiSo4zjtwg/Sm8bLb_SdHI/AAAAAAAACWo/C7ySORdGrdc/s400/Malevolent+Creation+-+Retribution+(1992).jpg

Malevolent Creation
Retribution
1992

Old school Florida death metal. Definately one of my favorite "sub"-subgenres of death metal. This is a band that most people have heard of, but they are generally a disrespected afterthought. They are known for a great live show, but their studio releases don't get much love. Granted, some of their albums have been boring, and their first 2 albums were definately their best, but I still think they make release decent records. Hell, I enjoy listening to them, and that's what matters to me. Unfortunately for the band, they've only had one permanent member in Phil Fasciana. The rest of the positions have seen many changes, especially 2nd guitar and drums. Could they have kept a more steady lineup, their other releases may have been closer to the quality of their first 2.

I really dig Brett Hoffman's voice. It's not quite a death metal growl, and it's not quite a thrash yell. Unique. Thrash-death I suppose. He also belts out some amazing screams, and can still pull them off live to this day. This album starts out w/ 'Eve of The Apocalypse', which is often their live show opener. I love the main riff of this song, and the double bass pounds through most of it. On top of all that, it has a pretty cool intro to it. Another thing about MC that I like, and not a lot of death metal bands do it, are fast lyrics. This album doesn't see as much of these as their debut does, but they are here. 'Coronation of Our Domain' is probably my 2nd favorite track. It's slower, but w/ a heavy as hell chug-a-chug to it, and has some solid lyrics. Ends with a good solo. Other than that, most of the songs are pretty similar, but IMO there isn't a weak track on here. If you check out their live sets, they almost always include 3-4 songs from this album, obviously for good reason.

Standout Tracks
Eve of The Apocalypse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqyDDQd5uzk) - shamelessly promoting one of my vids
Coronation of Our Domain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC9_dbNimpw)

I definitely agree with you that they are better live. Their albums aren't bad, I just don't ever get the urge to give them a spin.

treghet
05-07-2011, 06:28 PM
:rocker:


I really dig Brett Hoffman's voice. It's not quite a death metal growl, and it's not quite a thrash yell. Unique. Thrash-death I suppose. He also belts out some amazing screams, and can still pull them off live to this day.

I completely agree with this. I love the vocals.

hellawaits77ny
05-08-2011, 08:18 PM
#22

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6iywJSsa_FY/TV8OKRt5ufI/AAAAAAAAAAw/4JcaQppdljY/s1600/53348.jpg

Behemoth
Demigod
2004

I remember the first time I heard Behemoth, I was watching Headbanger's Ball back in 2006. I saw the video for 'Conquer All', and I remember thinking, "Man, that drumming is just awesome." While I dug the track, I didn't really listen to them much until I finally saw them live at the 2009 Mayhem Fest. I checked out a lot of their shit after that, and this one stands out as my favorite. And as a side note, it's great to see Nergel's recovery is coming along well, and he's back on stage. Can't wait for these guys to tour NA.

After a pretty so-so opener, the title track makes up for it quick. I love the slow "dunnn......dun nuh nu nuhhhh" rythym and the awesome blast beats throughout. I admit, it took me a few listens to for Nergel's voice to grow on me, but it really has. 'Conquer All' then comes in, and while it's not the most brutal song, it's simply a great tune. It's slower verses, and then blast beat-fueled sections play off each other nicely. To top it all off, a killer solo at the end. 'Towards Babylon' is another good track, and I'm really sold on 'Slaves Shall Serve.' Ha, it's one of the few blackened death metal songs I would call "catchy", but it is. SLAVES SHALL SERVE!! SLAVES SHALL SERVE!! The album's overall listenability and heaviness along with excellent production and sound quality solidifies this record as a classic.

Standout Tracks
Demigod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o7SamPkmeg)
Conquer All (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXQvy2_Wno)

jd091
05-08-2011, 10:19 PM
After a pretty so-so opener

"Sculpting The Throne Ov Seth" is a beast of a song! Are you kidding me?!

And by far the best song off of this album, and perhaps my favorite Behemoth song of all time, is "The Reign Ov Shemsu-Hor", the brutally epic 8 minute long ending track. You're missing that. :hmm:

Still, this album deserves a spot on any death metal list. Great band.

hellawaits77ny
05-08-2011, 11:03 PM
"Sculpting The Throne Ov Seth" is a beast of a song! Are you kidding me?!

And by far the best song off of this album, and perhaps my favorite Behemoth song of all time, is "The Reign Ov Shemsu-Hor", the brutally epic 8 minute long ending track. You're missing that. :hmm:

Still, this album deserves a spot on any death metal list. Great band.

I do like the opener, just not as much as some of the other tunes. Shemsu-Hor is a solid track :rocker:

hellawaits77ny
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
#21

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Job For a Cowboy
Genesis
2007

Bring on more hate. Say what you want about these guys, I really enjoy their shit. This album is such an improvement over their 1st EP 'Doom'. Though there are still some deathcore undertones, they graduated to straight up modern death metal on this one. A couple months ago, this stayed in my car CD player for about 2 weeks straight. It had been quite a while since I had an done that. I can listen to the entire album and enjoy every tune. As I've mentioned before, that's a huge barometer of an album's quality IMO. I'm indifferent on concept albums, but I dug the subjects of this one. The concept isn't anything original, but it's written well (especially since these guys were like 18-21 at the time) and interesting. The birth of the AntiChrist -> the VeriChip being the Mark of The Beast -> The AntiChrist taking over the world. Each song builds on the last, before the ending track tells of the "new world."

'Bearing The Serpents Lamb' is such a killer song. Definately one of my all-time favorite death metal numbers. Jonny Davy rips out some great growls in this one, and the "structure" of the song is great. It isn't structured at all! It's a shitload of riffs and rythyms without any discernable pattern. Usually this means shit, but for whatever reason it works in this song. Lyrics are pretty cool too. Track 2, 'Reduced To Mere Filth' picks up and continues the brutality nicely. The hit 'Embedded' is another tune I enjoy. It finally offers some variation to the album. Slower in parts, more time w/o vocals, and a nice solo at the end. 'Strings of Hypocrisy' and 'Martyrdom Unsealed' are a nice 6-7 punch. Again, nothing real different, but I think they just simply enjoyed their sound during recording and production, and didn't fuck with it. And also, really good drumming throughout. I will say that is one area where there WAS some variation. As far as pure enjoyment of this record, I could absolutely rank this one higher. But I have some criticisms : It took me a while to differentiate about 5 different songs. For the most part, the album is pretty similar. They also don't let the riffs breath. Most songs only feature about 20-30 seconds of music sans vocals. Lastly, the few solos on this record are pretty solid, IMO. No reason not to include more.

Standout Tracks
Bearing The Serpents' Lamb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9sFQTzJZ3k)
Embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o1hmM3A_x8) - Shamelessly promoting one of my own vids

larvtard
05-10-2011, 08:14 AM
#21
Job For a Cowboy
Genesis
2007


:nonono:

C'mon you were on a roll back there! :lame:

idrinkwine732
05-10-2011, 08:49 AM
no

jd091
05-10-2011, 09:02 AM
I don't necessarily agree, but I see your points and respect your opinion.

mastodon421
05-10-2011, 09:14 AM
I love Job For A Cowboy, but I didn't really Genesis too much outside of Bearing The Serpent's Lamb, Reduced To Mere Filth and Embedded. I thought it was alright, but really nothing special. Ruination blows it out of the water in every possible way imo.

JLRedWing13
05-10-2011, 02:45 PM
no
This.

hellawaits77ny
05-10-2011, 10:31 PM
Ruination blows it out of the water

I agree

hellawaits77ny
05-10-2011, 11:46 PM
#20

http://www.furiacontralamaquina.com/blog/uploads/cannibalcorpse/goreObsessed.jpg

Cannibal Corpse
Gore Obsessed
2002

Most definately one of CC's less celebreated releases, but I don't know why. When I first bought this CD when it came out, I remember listening to the first few tracks a lot, but not the rest. Big mistake. This album kills all the way through. Some really unknown gems are stuck in the middle and end of this album, and most of them have never been played live unfortunately. Great story with this album; I use to deliver pizza in college, and there was a particularly crazy night at work where I played this album in it's entirety about 4 times through. My head rang for about 2 days afterwards.

'Savage Butchery' is a short, brutal, blisteringly fast opener, and a great live tune. 'Pit Of Zombies' remains one of my favorite CC tracks. It isn't their fastest nor most brutal tune, which is why it's special. It has a heavy, brooding main riff synched w/ an always solid bass rythym courtesy of Alex Webster. Corpsegrinder shows his amazing range in this one too. Ripping solo in this one, too. It's another song that kills live. 'Compelled To Lacerate' and 'Dormant Bodies Bursting' keep the middle of the album fresh and steady. 'Sanded Faceless' is the best track from the last few tunes. My favorite part is the chorus, as Corpsegrinder rips out some of his almost impossibly fast growls. Amazing how he can do some of his lyrics so fast while keeping them so gutteral. As with all of CC's albums from the 2000's there's nothing really new or shocking in any of the tracks, but their medium-technical prowess and old school brutality shows why they're arguably the most popular death metal band in the world today, and maybe ever. As I said before, this is not one of their celebrated or "classic" albums, but in my opinion, it should be.

Standout Tracks
Savage Butchery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYTgsT8RfEg)
Pit Of Zombies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbS9S60AZSw)

El Gordo
05-11-2011, 04:17 PM
Nice. I'm not a big death metal fan, but I fucking love Pit of Zombies.

hellawaits77ny
05-12-2011, 08:13 PM
#19

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Six Feet Under
Maximum Violence
1999

More hate. Bring it. Chris Barnes' last great album. I get hated on, but I'm a Six Feet Under fan. While they've made some ok albums in the 2000's, none come even close to this one. This album's simple, heavy, groovy rythyms, combined w/ Barnes' last good (his vocals haven't been great since 1994 IMO) vocal output make this one my favorite SFU release. Probably the best produced SFU album as well. Crystal clear sound quality throughout, vocals are very clear and audible, and all instruments mesh well together.

'Feasting on The Blood of The Insane' is not your typical death metal opener. It's a slower tune, and never really gets all that brutal. However, it's somewhat complex structure, heaviness and tightness make it a great song. The middle of this album doesn't drag in the least, courtesy of 'No Warning Shot', the infamous "Die Motherfucker! Die! Die!" song. It's faster than most SFU material and is just a great tune. Very good live song as well. A bizarre KISS cover, 'War Machine' follows. Like I said, it's weird, but I don't mind it. 'Torture Killer' is a simple, effective tune in the 9 spot, and the album ends w/ arguable SFU's best song, 'Hacked To Pieces'. A heavy heavy main riff and simple (Greg Gall is not a talented drummer) rythym section are effective in solidifying this one as one of their best.

Standout Tracks
Feasting on The Blood of The Insane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6hKey7gIBo)
Hacked To Pieces (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY3sZM2_xRg)

MPF
05-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Never before have I been more o.0 at a Metal album countdown. I can't look away.

BRAVO!

hellawaits77ny
05-12-2011, 08:55 PM
Never before have I been more o.0 at a Metal album countdown. I can't look away.

BRAVO!

I mentioned earlier there would be some shockers.

MPF
05-12-2011, 08:58 PM
I mentioned earlier there would be some shockers.

Oh I know. I'm just so used to there being maybe one not so shocking album in a list, or one that completely sucks with one good album. While I can't agree with the full list, I can't necessarily disagree for the reasoning.

Good list so far, let's see the shocking 18 albums to come! :rocker:

hellawaits77ny
05-12-2011, 08:59 PM
Oh I know. I'm just so used to there being maybe one not so shocking album in a list, or one that completely sucks with one good album. While I can't agree with the full list, I can't necessarily disagree for the reasoning.

Good list so far, let's the shocking 18 albums to come! :rocker:

Glad you understand. It seems like every Top Death Metal Album list I've ever read always has the same old-school albums. So I figured I'd do one and be honest with what I enjoy listening to the most.

MPF
05-12-2011, 09:05 PM
Glad you understand. It seems like every Top Death Metal Album list I've ever read always has the same old-school albums. So I figured I'd do one and be honest with what I enjoy listening to the most.

That's what a personal favorites list is all about. :cool:

hellawaits77ny
05-13-2011, 03:21 AM
#18

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TlZfSUdPqJ4/TPaIpLPC4YI/AAAAAAAAAAg/QzNg-_SdbbI/s1600/Benighted-icon.jpg

Benighted
Icon
2007

A band a lot of you have probably never heard of. I just recently checked these guys out, thanks to a very kind member here:D. I quickly fell in love. These guys are very.........unique, that's the best way I can put it. They don't really fall into a certain subgenre of death metal. I see them advertised as brutal death, which I don't think they are. Their songs have too many "parts" for it to be considered brutal death, but too brutal to be tech death, etc. I would consider them atypical deathgrind. Like I said, it's tough the describe them, but they are totally worth checking out.

The 2nd track 'Slut' is a great track. Some great + brutal parts, then a rapid switch to some technical riffs. A really bizarre, almost rap part at one point. Kinda offputting, but I guess it fits into the song, cause I still liked it. most of their tracks have variances of brutal death, grind, tech death, and even some deathcore. 'Smile then Bleed' is probably the 2nd strongest track. A heavy down tuned main riff carries this one and punches you in the mouth from the get go. 'Pledge of Retaliation' follows that one up nicely, w/ more unique mixes of multiple subgenres of death metal. Vocalist is talented. A great mix of shrieks, insanely gutteral growls, and even some piq squeals that aren't irritating. For those of you who aren't familiar w/ these guys, check them out!

Standout Tracks
Icon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v42nvuYRPcs)
Smile then Bleed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zneLanXtVZI)

jd091
05-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Cool choice! I haven't heard these guys before, but they sound pretty fantastic.

I'm wondering, since you're including all genres of death metal, whether Opeth will appear on your list. :snivel:

hellawaits77ny
05-13-2011, 12:39 PM
Cool choice! I haven't heard these guys before, but they sound pretty fantastic.

I'm wondering, since you're including all genres of death metal, whether Opeth will appear on your list. :snivel:

I won't confirm or deny anything ;)

Glad you liked it! Definately check out more by these guys. One of the few bands that are experimental that are still brutal + nasty. It's a shame, as it seems they've never toured NA. At least I couldn't find any info of it.

hellawaits77ny
05-13-2011, 11:30 PM
#17

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qxI916klmoA/TTsYoN8wlBI/AAAAAAAAAgg/kkjPzQozHRg/s1600/Suffocation%2B-%2B2006%2B-%2BSuffocation%2B-%2BFront.jpg

Suffocation
Self Titled
2006

Suffocation's last 3 albums sound pretty similar to me for the most part, and they're all solid. Yes, I know Blood Oath was their best selling album ever and got rave reviews. While I like Blood Oath, their self titled album is my personal favorite of their reformed years. The quality of the first 3 songs push this one over and make it a favorite of mine. Not much else sticks out to me, but other than a filler in the middle *cough-Translucent Patterns of Delirium-cough*, the album is excellent from beginning to end.

'Abomination Reborn' is a good opener. Typical Suffocation. Old-school death metal w/ a technical grind twist. 'Redemption' opens with a very cool clean guitar, sorta reminds me of Metallica's 'Call of Ktulu'. But it get's to typical Suffocation rather quickly. This is a hella brutal track w/ Suffocation's perfect blend of tech thrown in. Nice and long too, at 5+ minutes. 'Bind, Torture, Kill' is arguably my favorite Suffocation song. I've always had a soft spot for songs about serial killers, and this one hits home. The breakdown, if you wanna call it that, from 1:28-2:13 sends chills every time I listen to it. I love the higher "den dun el un" part at the end of the rythym. Haha, always funny to write the way you think a riff sounds. As I said earlier, nothing out of the ordinary the rest of the album, but other than the stinker I mentioned, they're all strong tunes. 'Entrails of You' is probably the best song towards the end. I love the fast-ish vocals at the beginning, and the "breakdown" around the 3:00 mark is another one that makes all these deathcore idiots (yes - I like some deathcore - but most is garbage) look like absolute doo-doo.

Standout Tracks
Redemption (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyuLwCQGZ0k)
Bind, Torture, Kill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HI8ta-ShU4)

hellawaits77ny
05-16-2011, 09:46 PM
#16

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_rewCtr8EJB4/TEC8XG_YTJI/AAAAAAAAAQ8/2K4Q7x30lyc/s1600/Morbid+Angel+-+Domination+(1995).jpg

Morbid Angel
Domination
1995

Morbid Angel manages to do something a little odd on this album IMO: Have several truly amazing songs and several extremely abysmal numbers. 'Dominate', 'Where The Slime Live', 'Dawn of The Angry', and 'Caesar's Palace' = amazing. I just wish the rest of the album could come close. With that being said, the strength of these gems makes up for the other tracks in a big way.

'Domination' is just a straight forward death metal song. Nothing out of the ordinary, but it's fast, brutal and leads into track 2 perfectly. 'Where The Slime Live' is easily one of the best death metal songs ever written. If there is a song that could be used to turn people onto death metal, this would be one of the top 5 IMO. The sludgy, eery main rythym coupled w/ Pete's amazing, pulsating, heart palpatation-causing double bass just kills throughout this tune. The breakdown around ~3:37 is beautiful. Seriously. I firmly believe any person who doesn't love that part cannot consider themselves a metal fan. The breakdown then leads flawlessly into a killer solo. 'Dawn of The Angry' is another amazing tune. Like 'Slime' it has some killer double bass, and an awesome rythym. A song I'm very happy they continue to play live. 'Caesar's Palace' is the last great song. Another sludgy, evil anthem that quickly out duals it's lameish intro. While I do have issues w/ the amount of stinkers on this album, the quality of the tracks I've mentioned make this one a classic that has, and will continue to stand the test of time.

Standout Tracks
Where The Slime Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq-FVsrBpJQ)
Dawn of The Angry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jXLnVbPh0)

OraclesofAgony
05-16-2011, 11:32 PM
I was about to post an inquiry on when a Morbid Angel album would make an appearance and here we are. The leads on Dominate and Where the Slime Live is some of the best stuff Trey has ever wrote.

You don't like Eyes To See, Ears To Hear, This Means War, or Nothing But Fear though? The only two tracks on this album I don't care for much are Inquistion and Hatework.

hellawaits77ny
05-16-2011, 11:56 PM
I was about to post an inquiry on when a Morbid Angel album would make an appearance and here we are. The leads on Dominate and Where the Slime Live is some of the best stuff Trey has ever wrote.

You don't like Eyes To See, Ears To Hear, This Means War, or Nothing But Fear though? The only two tracks on this album I don't care for much are Inquistion and Hatework.

Agree 100% w/ the solos.

Inquisition is OK. Other than that, not a huge fan of those other songs. I can listen to them, I just usually find myself switching to the other songs I mentioned.

JRA
05-17-2011, 09:26 AM
Eyes To See, Ears To Hear is my favorite song on this album.

hellawaits77ny
05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Eyes To See, Ears To Hear is my favorite song on this album.

Interesting. It seems to be a pretty popular song, but it's one of my least favorite from this album. I respect your opinion though :rocker:

hellawaits77ny
05-18-2011, 02:03 AM
#15

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xQeR3X10YlM/SLXdKz6RIMI/AAAAAAAAAIM/jpmVpksWixY/s400/Deicide+-+The+Stench+of+Redemption.jpg

Deicide
The Stench of Redemption
2006

While I wouldn't call this a "comeback" album, I do believe this a statement by Deicide. That statement said : "We're still f'in Deicide". 2 bad albums in Insineratehym + In Torment, In Hell were followed by an Ok album in Scars of The Crucifix. The band also proved they could make a killer album w/o the Hoffman brothers. Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla, while being absolute corpses on stage, are two great guitar players. I really, really dug the solos on this album. Definately far from a melodic death metal fan, but most most of these solos have some amazing melody and emotion to them. To keep things brutal, the rythym always comes back quickly and kicks you in the balls!

The title track starts the album off in an usual way. It's not the most brutal tune, but as I mentioned, the solos in this song are unreal. Ralph and Jack have a sort of duel at the end, going back and forth, and make for a section that almost melted my face the first time I put this in my CD player. 'Death to Jesus' continues w/ the aformentioned brutal melody and is another great tune. Steve Asheim really sticks out in this one IMO. 'Desecration' and 'Crucified for the Innocence' get Deicide back into their straight forward brutal satanic death metal. While I don't think Glen Benton has ever sounded bad on an album, he sounds fucking incredibly evil on this one. 'Homage for Satan' kicks in at #6 and is one of all-time favorite Deicide tunes. A painfully simple rythym combined w/ eardrum incinerating symbol crashes by Steve make for a true classic. They opened up their set on their latest tour with 'Homage' and I think it's the perfect opener. I think what ultimately makes this a classic is how similar, yet different it is than all previous (and newer) Deicide albums. It's able to maintain all their sheer brutality via lightning fast rythyms, furious blast beats and great lyrics from Glen, while instituting some more melody into parts. This album is in no way melodic death metal, but th subtle melodic bits here and there and the improvement in song structure (IMO at least) are truly unique, and just plain awesome.

Standout Tracks
Death To Jesus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eZ15FWYDZo)
Homage for Satan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_WLL2Ra63E)

OraclesofAgony
05-18-2011, 09:23 AM
One word about this album: SOLOS!

Ralph Santolla is a beast.

hellawaits77ny
05-20-2011, 08:48 PM
One word about this album: SOLOS!

Ralph Santolla is a beast.

Without a doubt this album contains the best solos of Deicide's career:light:

hellawaits77ny
05-20-2011, 11:30 PM
#14

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn208/worldspammer/05032007SpiritualApocalypse.jpg

Monstrosity
Spiritual Apocalypse
2007

These guys are a lot like Malevolent Creation in that they've been around for quite a while, have made both great and mediocre death metal, and don't get much respect. These guys are truly underrated. Their earlier material was great, but their 3rd and 4th albums were nothing spectactular. When everyone was about to write them off, they made an amazing album. Nothing fancy here, just straight up brutal death metal, with some of the catchiest guitar riffs (to my ears, at least) you can expect from death metal.

The title track is a decent opener, but nothing I'd write home about. Track 2, 'Firestorm', jumps out to me as the best track on the album. It is home of one of the catchy rythyms I was talking about earlier. In no way is it mainstream sounding or "un"-brutal, but something about it just pleases the ears. 'The Inhuman' race keeps the oft-boring "death album middle" from happening w/ a fast intro and medium-technical prowess throughout. Killer solo, too. The rest of the album continues to pound, and there isn't anything close to a weak track anywhere. I'm not ashamed to say how much I enjoy the solo's on this album. A perfect mix of melody + speed. As I've written before, I think melody is overdone in death metal. However, some bands are able to use it to their advantage while still staying brutal and bot sounding nerd or gay. The solo's on this one are a perfect example. Their vocalist Mike Hrubovcak is a pretty talented George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher knock-off. Sound fairly similar to him. Guess they found a great replacement considering he's their old vocalist. He isn't as talented as Corpsegrinder, but he's unique in the same way. Doesn't use extremely gutteral growls, but a death metal "shout", if you wanna call it that. Not wuite sure how you'd describe it, but that's how I would. One of the few albums on this list that really flew under the radar. Check it out.

Standout Tracks
Firestorm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ZXXal_VSI)
Inhuman Race (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vM_rWjTzII)

JRA
05-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Yea I only know the first three Deicide albums, but Ralph is miles ahead of the Hoffman brothers lead wise.

larvtard
05-22-2011, 12:21 PM
The only Monstrosity song I've heard is their brilliant cover of Angel of Death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTDDQ0tfBSI

OraclesofAgony
05-22-2011, 01:05 PM
The only Monstrosity song I've heard is their brilliant cover of Angel of Death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTDDQ0tfBSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNBz5mPn2A

The opening riff to this Monstrosity song is one of my all-time favorite Death Metal riffs.

larvtard
05-22-2011, 01:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNBz5mPn2A

The opening riff to this Monstrosity song is one of my all-time favorite Death Metal riffs.

Well damn. That is a great riff. :agree:

:rocker:

hellawaits77ny
05-22-2011, 08:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myNBz5mPn2A

The opening riff to this Monstrosity song is one of my all-time favorite Death Metal riffs.

Killer riff!

hellawaits77ny
05-25-2011, 08:44 PM
#13

http://991.com/NewGallery/Cannibal-Corpse-Vile-467392.jpg

Cannibal Corpse
Vile
1996

Following Chris Barnes' departure, Cannibal Corpse did what they had to do to prove they could move along (and improve) : make a fucking killer album. Vile was CC's best selling album at the time, and deservedly so. From the opening scream of 'Devoured by Vermin' through the solid finisher 'Monolith', this album does not have anything close to a weak track, and is as diverse an album that anything CC has ever done.

'Devoured by Vermin' feature's an amazing 15-20 secong scream courtesy of George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher. He and Barnes are so different as vocalists, but he fit right in w/ CC, and throughout the album proves he is one of the best vocalists in death metal history. Go ahead, bring on the hate. The song continues w/ a technical rythym and slowish middle section that leads into a killer solo. 'Mummified in Barbed Wire' is the first tune that showcases Corpsegrinder's amazing ability to belt out deep, gutteral growls almost inhumanly fast. I wish more singers in all genres of extreme metal would use faster lyrics. 'Disfigured' is a groovy, sludgy tune w/ the catchiest of rythyms. I always get bizarre looks at the gym when this comes on my iPod, cause I have a special "point" I do when I hear it, a la Stimpy to the muddy mudskipper commercial :D 'Bloodlands' is another amazing tune, so is 'Puncture Wound Massacre'. An amazingly fast number about killing a bunch of people at a party. Good stuff. 'Orgasm Through Torture' is one of my favorite CC tunes of all time. A very technical song w/ a pounding double bass throughout. Such a shame it's no longer played live. The only complaint I have about this album is it's production. It's kinda fuzzy, and the snares are quiet in areas. Could be even better with improvements in those parts. Again, such an amazing, diverse album. It combines brutal death, some tech death, and even some grind. Absolutely great stuff.

Standout Tracks
Devoured by Vermin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdcmvzpF2M)
Orgasm Through Torture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOlYx6Jl53U)

jd091
05-25-2011, 09:45 PM
Devoured by Vermin is my favorite Cannibal Corpse song, no contest.

hellawaits77ny
05-25-2011, 11:13 PM
Devoured by Vermin is my favorite Cannibal Corpse song, no contest.

Sick tune. My 50 year-old father's favorite song too :rocker:

makethemsuffer12
05-26-2011, 06:12 AM
I really like Vile's production. It has that raw, old school feel with pretty good (for the time) production values. It also has Corpsegrinder's best vocal performance, IMO.

Nick_to_the_face
05-26-2011, 07:35 AM
#21

Job For a Cowboy
Genesis
2007



While I don't agree with this being a "best of all time" album, or even having "best of all time songs" I'm glad someone finally stood up for Job For A Cowboy. I know a lot of people here give them shit but you know what, I think they are damn good. No way in hell they deserve a spot over Malevolent Creation, but I'm glad someone stood up for them :cool:

larvtard
05-26-2011, 06:14 PM
I've always liked Cannabis Corpse better than Cannibal Corpse, to be honest...

OraclesofAgony
05-26-2011, 07:27 PM
There are still a few Cannibal Corpse albums I have never listened to and Vile is one of them. I've just never gotten around to it.

hellawaits77ny
05-26-2011, 07:49 PM
It also has Corpsegrinder's best vocal performance, IMO.

Probably


While I don't agree with this being a "best of all time" album, or even having "best of all time songs" I'm glad someone finally stood up for Job For A Cowboy. I know a lot of people here give them shit but you know what, I think they are damn good. No way in hell they deserve a spot over Malevolent Creation, but I'm glad someone stood up for them :cool:

Great to see some love for Malevolent Creation. I don't think you'll be disappointed w/ the rest of my list ;)

Nick_to_the_face
05-26-2011, 11:28 PM
Great to see some love for Malevolent Creation. I don't think you'll be disappointed w/ the rest of my list ;)

Malevolent Creation is the shit :horns:
and we shall see.. ;)

hellawaits77ny
05-27-2011, 09:51 PM
#12

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VF-QRElQTwU/TdQXED_XOlI/AAAAAAAACQA/23asYV2h1Ls/s1600/necrophagist_onset.jpg

Necrophagist
Onset of Putrification
1999

This pick will probably surpise some of you, as I've mentioned several times I'm not a fan of most technical death metal. Well, this is nowhere near anything "normal". Fucking amazing job by Muhammed SuiÁmez on this one, as he essentially played all instruments on it, except for some of the bass tracks I guess. Yes, it's technical as can be, but never at the expense of brutality or heaviness. I really like his vocals too.

It opens w/ 'Foul Body Autopsy', a quick + fast little opener. Track 2, 'To Breathe in a Casket', is a fucking amazing tune. Catchy as death metal can be. A perfect mix of technicality and speed. 'Intestinal Incubation' is another great one. Starts off as pretty average, but a series of really solid riffs start at around 1:30 and lead into an awesome solo. Which leads into a killer breakdown of sorts. Really meshes well together. I really like it when complex death metal flows together. Lot's of band just say "let's play 10 different riffs with 8 different rythyms." Yeah, it shows they can be technical, but lot's of times it sounds like shit. Not so in this tune. My favorite tune is 'Culinary Hyperversity'. Has a really cool Slayer type rythym (relax - not saying it sounds like Slayer, just saying it's formula is similar), with a dundundundun - doonooluhdoo sorta sound to it. It is also home of one my personal favorite solos of all time. From any genre of metal. Just fucking beautiful shit. And it's like 1:30 long, too. And right after the solo, some killer gutteral vocals tear your face apart. Amazing song. Despite the fact this album came out fucking 12 years ago, these guys (well, guy) have only released one other album. Epitaph was way too fucking nerd metal for me. It had it's good parts, but it fell into my category of wank-ass tech death. If they ever put together anything close to this album again, I'd be happy.

Standout Tracks
To Breathe in a Casket (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywtyzT5xE8M)
Culinary Hyperversity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_3jJG_oGSs)

jd091
05-27-2011, 10:16 PM
YES! :party: Man, this album changed my life. Fucking perfect! One of my favorite bands of all time.

treghet
05-27-2011, 11:09 PM
Although I occasionally rip on bands that are overly technical, I love Necrophagist. I'm glad you chose this album over the second, even though I love both. The first one just feels more chaotic, while Epitaph is a bit more focused.

I have one question about Onset of Putrefaction though. The drumming is done by a drum machine, which used sample recordings of actual drums and I would assume that most of you who are into the album are aware of that, however this version of the album is actually re-recorded. The original one used a drum machine as well, but without real drum samples. I'm curious if anybody has heard the original copy and if so, what did you think of it? I looked for it online and was only able to find the newer one. I assume the newer one is much better, but I am still wondering if the first one was an atrocity or if it was just more synthetic sounding.

jd091
05-27-2011, 11:41 PM
Also, I noticed you don't have Fermented Offal Discharge up as a favorite track. Personally, I think that is the best and catchiest solo in a metal song I've ever heard.

Nick_to_the_face
05-28-2011, 12:10 AM
Necrophagist?! Fuck yeah.
Definitely off to a good direction

hellawaits77ny
05-28-2011, 01:57 AM
I'm curious if anybody has heard the original copy and if so, what did you think of it? I looked for it online and was only able to find the newer one. I assume the newer one is much better, but I am still wondering if the first one was an atrocity or if it was just more synthetic sounding.

Sucks you can't find it. I read somewhere something about the label did a really shitty job promoting the album, so there weren't even that many copies of the original in circulation. I doubt it was an atrocity, but you're probably right in that the re-recorded version is much better. If you;re ever able to find it, I'd love to check it out.

hellawaits77ny
06-03-2011, 10:52 PM
My apologies on the lack of updates. Haven't had much down time lately.

jd091
06-03-2011, 11:34 PM
My apologies on the lack of updates. Haven't had much down time lately.

I was wondering what happened to this thread! I still can't wait to see your top 10, and #1. Hopefully we see some Opeth... :snivel:

hellawaits77ny
06-04-2011, 12:31 AM
#11

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UadfF7epgqo/SJnI5zKthAI/AAAAAAAAAHo/zteMCKFusIw/s400/SUFFOCATION-Effigy_Of_The_Forgotten.jpg

Suffocation
Effigy of The Forgotten
1991

This album really needs no introduction. So much of what grindcore has become can be traced back to this masterpiece. Suffocation has such a unique sound, and they've stuck to the same formula for much of their career. I mean you could listen to 'Blood Oath' and think it sounds similar to 'Effigy'. True, but at the same time, they're different. Hard to explain, but I think you guys catch my drift.

It's tough for me to choose more than 1 or 2 favorites from this album, because the whole thing is so great. Straight through the album, it's brutal, groovy, and catchy. I think a couple of the middle tunes are kinda meh, but nothing that isn't at worse "just good". I love how "Liege of Inveracity' takes right off and kicks you in the balls. A prototypical Suffocation-type rythym fronts some amazing speedy drumming courtesy of the great Mike Smith. The breakdown around 2:52 should be played for all of the current deathcore bands, then they should be kicked in da troat and be told "THIS IS A FUCKING BREAKDOWN!!!!!!". The bass intro of the title track is another highlight of the album. The whole song is great, but I really like the intro especially. The intro is put to a rather abrupt end w/ some drumming that nearly gave me an MI the first time I heard it. 'Jesus Wept' is my favorite tune. Such a groovy and heavy rythym, I can only imagine how amazing that song is live. Sadly, I've never seen these guys live. Hopefully soon!!

Standout Tracks
Liege of Inveracity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGOL-p_hzoA)
Jesus Wept (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNp2F1PmuzU)

hellawaits77ny
06-04-2011, 12:34 AM
Predictions for top 10? Would like to hear 'em

jd091
06-04-2011, 01:04 AM
I'm betting these are in there:

Opeth- Blackwater Park and/or Ghost Reveries

Decapitated- Winds of Creation and/or Nihility

Amon Amarth- With Oden on our Side

Carcass- Heartwork

At the Gates: Slaughter of the Soul

Nile- Annihilation of the Wicked

Atheist- Elements (?)

Obituary- The End Complete (?)

Cynic- Focus (?)


And of couse...

Death- Scream Bloody Gore :rocker:

larvtard
06-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Predictions for top 10? Would like to hear 'em

Malevolent Creation - Ten Commandments
Deicide - To Hell with God
Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Obituary - Slowly we Rot/Cause of Death

that's all I got

OraclesofAgony
06-04-2011, 11:35 AM
Effigy of the Forgotten is in my top 5 along with Legion, Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious, Altars of Madness, and Human.

idrinkwine732
06-04-2011, 03:33 PM
At least 2 Death albums should be in there.

larvtard
06-04-2011, 03:49 PM
I'm betting these are in there:

Opeth- Blackwater Park and/or Ghost Reveries

Amon Amarth- With Oden on our Side

Carcass- Heartwork

At the Gates: Slaughter of the Soul

Atheist- Elements (?)



what makes you think he'll have any of these?

mankvill
06-04-2011, 04:08 PM
what makes you think he'll have any of these?

If I were to rate the top ten death metal albums of all time, one per band, Slaughter Of The Soul would probably be about #3

jd091
06-04-2011, 04:45 PM
what makes you think he'll have any of these?

I was just thinking of some of my personal favorite records that could fit this list, and was throwing out some ideas.

larvtard
06-04-2011, 05:01 PM
I was just thinking of some of my personal favorite records

I know;)

larvtard
06-04-2011, 05:15 PM
If I were to rate the top ten death metal albums of all time, one per band, Slaughter Of The Soul would probably be about #3

You guys just don't get it, do you...what makes you think those albums will make his list? I haven't seen anything on his list that resembles jd's picks, that's why.

Rocco44
06-04-2011, 06:19 PM
what makes you think he'll have any of these?

I was thinking the same thing. Ghost Reveries is barely death metal.

jd091
06-04-2011, 06:28 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Ghost Reveries is barely death metal.

Well, he said he'd include all derivations of death metal, and earlier in the thread I asked if we'd see Opeth, and he responded with this:


I won't confirm or deny anything ;)

smokebeer420
06-05-2011, 02:13 AM
Nile- Annihilation of the Wicked-this also death and bloodbath should def be in the top ten

hellawaits77ny
06-09-2011, 09:49 PM
And the Top 10..........

#10

http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/23204.jpg

Disincarnate
Dreams of The Carrion Kind
1993

A band a lot of people here have never heard of. I stumbled upon these guys by chance (and some luck), but being bored at work and Googling Death band members and shit. These guys' were founded by James Murphy, of Death and Testamnent fame. It's damn shame these guys only released one album. I think what stuck out to me the most on this album was how typical it sounded for Florida Brutal Death Metal, but at the same time, how unique it was. It incorperates some melody and emotion into many of the solos, nearly all of which are awesome. Also, it's quite complex for brutal death. There are no 8 minute anthems, but each song features a wide array of riffs, tempo changes and solos. Really great stuff. Vocals are pretty average for brutal death, but effective. TBH, don't really feel like going into a track-by-track synopsis. Just check this amazing album out!!

Standout Tracks
In Sufferance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5YDw7GvL2Q)
Stench of Paradise Burning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VYkNZqCns)

jhdeity
06-09-2011, 10:18 PM
If I were to rate the top ten death metal albums of all time, one per band, Slaughter Of The Soul would probably be about #3

Me too. With Scream Bloody Gore 1 and Altars of Madness 2

Natrlhi
06-10-2011, 06:31 AM
Me too. With Scream Bloody Gore 1 and Altars of Madness 2
This.

Mods, please delete this thread in its entirety if Altars and SBG are not at least in the top five.


EDIT: Also, I haven't read every single page in this thread, so if it has been mentioned already, I beg your pardon, but this needs to be in here somewhere as well:

http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d89/2563_pestilence_consuming_impulse.jpg

OraclesofAgony
06-10-2011, 10:08 AM
Very surprising pick there. I love James Murphy's work so I've been familiar with Disincarnate for a while now. One of the best death metal guitarists of all time.

jd091
06-16-2011, 11:34 AM
Please finish this list! :snivel:

Nick_to_the_face
06-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Please finish this list! :snivel:

Seconded.

treghet
06-18-2011, 11:32 PM
He's just trying to make it suspenseful, guys! :tongue:

Nick_to_the_face
06-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Maybe...there is no more :eyes:

hellawaits77ny
06-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Hey Dudes. My PC at home has had some issues lately, and I can't use it. So only time I can get online is during downtime at work. I will post #9 today

jd091
06-22-2011, 07:37 PM
Hey Dudes. My PC at home has had some issues lately, and I can't use it. So only time I can get online is during downtime at work. I will post #9 today
http://www.candy95.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/captain-picard-full-of-win-500x381.jpg

hellawaits77ny
06-22-2011, 08:36 PM
#9

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/9/9/599.jpg?3127

Death
Leprosy
1988

Pure, old-school death metal goodness right, my boys. While I was not a huge fan of Death's later, more progressive work, nothing beats their first 2 albums, especially Leprosy. Chuck Schuldiner and his band are probably more responsible than anyone for the formation and progression of death metal and grindcore. RIP Chuck.

The title track is just an amazing, amazing song. It has everything that I value in a great death metal song: Speed, brutality, great vocals, and some groove. And it's 6+ minutes long, too. Track 3, 'Forgotten Past' is another classic. The main rythym is so groovy and just plain awesome. I love that you can hear the bass throughout. Great, great stuff. 'Left to Die' is another great tune. Not a weak tune on this album, and just pounds and grinds all the way through :rocker:

Standout Tracks
Leprosy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFyZvw84T3g)
Forgotten Past (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ0I7ebuV1s)

jd091
06-22-2011, 08:39 PM
FUCK YES! Worth the wait! :rocker::rocker::rocker:

illuminatus917
06-22-2011, 09:06 PM
FUCK YES! Worth the wait! :rocker::rocker::rocker:

It's nice to see a Death album in the top 10, yes.

But as far as Death albums go, this is one of the weakest. Actually, I think every Death album is better than this one except Spiritual Healing.

Who knows, though. There might just be another one to make the top 10. :eek:

slapguitarer
06-22-2011, 09:55 PM
Leprosy is my favorite pre-Human era Death album :eyes:

JRA
06-22-2011, 10:32 PM
I maintain that this album is a little overrated, but Left to Die is one of the best Death tunes ever. That thrash break is fucking lethal!

larvtard
06-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Leprosy is my favorite pre-Human era Death album :eyes:

Me too. Why the eyes?

LOVE that title track :rocker:

illuminatus917
06-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Why the eyes?

Because I think Slap realizes that Scream Bloody Gore is arguably the most influential death metal album ever.

mastodon421
06-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Yeah, Leprosy is not even close to my favorite Death record either, but you still can't go wrong with Death.

larvtard
06-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Because I think Slap realizes that Scream Bloody Gore is arguably the most influential death metal album ever.

We weren't talking about influential records though.

jd091
06-23-2011, 01:39 PM
We weren't talking about influential records though.

Yeah, but you and I both know that Scream Bloody Gore is widely regarded as one of the most influential death metal records. The :eyes: posted by slap suggest that he knows this, and is expecting criticism that he enjoyed Leprosy more than Scream Bloody Gore, despite its level of influence.

I feel like you already know this and I'm losing something in translation and sounding like an idiot.

larvtard
06-23-2011, 02:03 PM
I feel like you already know this and I'm losing something in translation and sounding like an idiot.

;)

illuminatus917
06-23-2011, 02:32 PM
The :eyes: posted by slap suggest that he knows this, and is expecting criticism that he enjoyed Leprosy more than Scream Bloody Gore, despite its level of influence.

Correct.

hellawaits77ny
06-23-2011, 10:42 PM
#8

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/JobForACowboyRuination.jpg

Job For A Cowboy
Ruination
2009

Yeah yeah yeah, more hate. Not doing this list to please. This album just does it for me. Not overtly brutal, techincal, fast or original. But there is a perfect blend of all to make it sound great to me. And I'm a big fan of Jonny's vocals. This album also sticks out to me cause it's such an improvement musically over 'Genesis'. While I also loved that the songs were more decipherable than their previous album.

The first 2 tracks are decent, but track 3 'Constitutional Masturbation' kills it. A really cool chrous highlight it for me. The 7th and 8th tracks respectively, are some of the best on the album. As I've mentioned before, I think a lot of death metal albums get stale with the "early-end" part before finishing with a solid tune or 2. Not the case w/ this one. My favorite tune comes towards the end w/ 'Detonate and Exterminate'. Just fucking love it. The vocals are some of my favorite of JFAC's career, and it's a great live opener.

Standout Tracks
Constitutional Masturbation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e14a3UA1Ggc)
Detonate and Exterminate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioBIJEplBRg)

illuminatus917
06-23-2011, 10:44 PM
:bouville:

slapguitarer
06-23-2011, 10:56 PM
:bouville:

Indeed :bouville:

jd091
06-24-2011, 04:17 AM
#8

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/JobForACowboyRuination.jpg

Job For A Cowboy
Ruination
2009

Yeah yeah yeah, more hate. Not doing this list to please. This album just does it for me. Not overtly brutal, techincal, fast or original. But there is a perfect blend of all to make it sound great to me. And I'm a big fan of Jonny's vocals. This album also sticks out to me cause it's such an improvement musically over 'Genesis'. While I also loved that the songs were more decipherable than their previous album.

The first 2 tracks are decent, but track 3 'Constitutional Masturbation' kills it. A really cool chrous highlight it for me. The 7th and 8th tracks respectively, are some of the best on the album. As I've mentioned before, I think a lot of death metal albums get stale with the "early-end" part before finishing with a solid tune or 2. Not the case w/ this one. My favorite tune comes towards the end w/ 'Detonate and Exterminate'. Just fucking love it. The vocals are some of my favorite of JFAC's career, and it's a great live opener.

Standout Tracks
Constitutional Masturbation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e14a3UA1Ggc)
Detonate and Exterminate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioBIJEplBRg)

I'll give it to ya, this definitely is JFAC's best work. Not deathcore, anyway.

mastodon421
06-24-2011, 04:41 AM
I really dig Ruination. I wasn't really a fan of JFAC untill this came out, I was impressed with this record. Their new EP Gloom is even better. I am glad they dropped the deathcore and evolved their sound

Natrlhi
06-24-2011, 08:54 AM
JFAC ranked higher than Death. Really. Well, this is one thread I never need to spend time reading again.

hellawaits77ny
06-24-2011, 07:40 PM
JFAC ranked higher than Death. Really. Well, this is one thread I never need to spend time reading again.

Eh, personal favorites, my friend. I love how some of you take this so seriously, when it's simply one dude's personal favorite albums.

OraclesofAgony
06-24-2011, 07:47 PM
I like post-Doom JFAC. Not enough for one of their albums to be in my personal Top 10, but worthy enough for me to listen to every once in a while.

jd091
06-26-2011, 06:56 AM
I forgot to mention that music aside, Ruination had one of my favorite album covers of all time. :lovedup:

hellawaits77ny
06-30-2011, 10:58 PM
#7

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__5d7eXyV_hE/S_-AikKIepI/AAAAAAAAAtA/77p5kJg-nto/s400/06_the_price_of_existence.jpg

All Shall Perish
The Price of Existence
2005

Another band that will piss some people off. I just love these guys. Yes, they're deathcore, but at the same time, they aren't. Their range of melodies, technical prowess (especially guitar + bass), Eddie's vocals, and on top of that, they're great song writers; all lead me to love these guys. They've actually been around since 2002. Arguably, the first "true" deathcore band (along w/ Despised Icon). 3 years before JFAC, and 4 before Whitechapel. This album sticks out to me because they kept it brutal without getting too wank and melodic (something I thought they went a little far w/ on "Awaken the Dreamers").

The opening track 'Eradication' is probably my favorite ASP tune. A really fast and technical main rythym stand out as the strength to this track. 'Wage Slaves', at #2, is probably ASP's most known song. It's a slower, groovy, brutally heavy tune, and is also a great live closer. 'The Day of Justice' is another great one, and 'The True Beast' strengthens the bottom. I was really happy (and surpised) to see them play this on their tour w/ Kataklysm this past spring. And speaking of them live, they're great!! Definately check them out!!!

Standout Tracks
Eradication (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXD42igxRlM) - Shamelessly promoting my own video
Wage Slaves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJglaqH5Tno)

jd091
07-01-2011, 03:43 AM
:allan: Bring on the haterade!

Great album, actually.

larvtard
07-01-2011, 05:31 AM
I actually like All Shall Perish, but they were one of the worst bands I've ever seen live.

hellawaits77ny
07-01-2011, 07:43 PM
I actually like All Shall Perish, but they were one of the worst bands I've ever seen live.

That sucks :confused:

I thought they were great both times I've seen 'em, but hey, to each his own.

jd091
07-01-2011, 10:17 PM
That sucks :confused:

I thought they were great both times I've seen 'em, but hey, to each his own.

I'm really looking forward to seeing them with Francesco at guitar. He's incredible; definitely adds a new element to the band.

hellawaits77ny
07-02-2011, 08:07 PM
#6

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-cCb-TWkMWo/SCfKzwgQ4OI/AAAAAAAAAEI/dYHVj8-OftY/s1600/98_killing_on_adrenaline.jpg

Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline
1998

Ahh, 'Killing on Adrenaline'. Pure deathgrind perfection. From John's opening growls on the title track, all the way through the brutal closer 'Intentional Manslaughter', this album induces headches and MCI's to even the healthiest of metal heads :rocker:

The title track is pure brutality and technicality rolled into just.......perfection, I guess. I often find myself listening to the first few minutes of this tune a couple times before moving on. Once I finally do so, 'Procreate the Malformed' picks up right where track 1 left off. A 7 minute death metal tune it is. I would usually call doo-doo "let's repeat everything 3 times" BS for this track, but that's not the case. While I think some of DF's lyrics are pretentious and over the top anti-establishment political BS, I actually like the lyrics on this album. Live staple 'Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog' is a funny 'fuck the mainstream' sorta thing in the middle, and the final track 'Intentional Manslaughter' battles for my favorite DF song. Really groovy and catchy throughout, and has one the best breakdowns EVER. Anyone who can't dig that breakdownn should kill themselves, or go listen to some gay ass tech-wank shit.

Standout Tracks
Killing an Adrenaline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=898E_nhDrpI)
Intentional Manslaughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI97CP7grsA)

larvtard
07-02-2011, 08:21 PM
#6

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Dying Fetus
Killing on Adrenaline
1998

Ahh, 'Killing on Adrenaline'. Pure deathgrind perfection. From John's opening growls on the title track, all the way through the brutal closer 'Intentional Manslaughter', this album induces headches and MCI's to even the healthiest of metal heads :rocker:

The title track is pure brutality and technicality rolled into just.......perfection, I guess. I often find myself listening to the first few minutes of this tune a couple times before moving on. Once I finally do so, 'Procreate the Malformed' picks up right where track 1 left off. A 7 minute death metal tune it is. I would usually call doo-doo "let's repeat everything 3 times" BS for this track, but that's not the case. While I think some of DF's lyrics are pretentious and over the top anti-establishment political BS, I actually like the lyrics on this album. Live staple 'Kill Your Mother/Rape Your Dog' is a funny 'fuck the mainstream' sorta thing in the middle, and the final track 'Intentional Manslaughter' battles for my favorite DF song. Really groovy and catchy throughout, and has one the best breakdowns EVER. Anyone who can't dig that breakdownn should kill themselves, or go listen to some gay ass tech-wank shit.

Standout Tracks
Killing an Adrenaline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=898E_nhDrpI)
Intentional Manslaughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI97CP7grsA)

I predicted them! Just the wrong album :lol:

but yeah, I hate tech-death for the most part, but this is a good album! I don't like their later stuff but this album is them at their best, for sure.

hellawaits77ny
07-02-2011, 08:25 PM
I predicted them! Just the wrong album :lol:

I don't like their later stuff but this album is them at their best, for sure.

I loved of War of Attrition, but I was disappointed w/ Descend into Depravity.

OraclesofAgony
07-03-2011, 01:46 AM
I loved of War of Attrition, but I was disappointed w/ Descend into Depravity.

It's the other way around for me. I thought War of Attrition aside from a couple songs was their weakest, and I thought Descend into Depravity was their best since Destroy the Opposition.

Killing on Adrenaline is a great album. That and Destroy the Opposition was Dying Fetus at their best.

hellawaits77ny
07-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Top 5 begins tonight!!

jd091
07-05-2011, 03:53 PM
Top 5 begins tonight!!

:agree:

hellawaits77ny
07-05-2011, 09:19 PM
#5
http://www.sikworld.com/artofmetal/Cannibal_Corpse-The_Bleeding.jpg

Cannibal Corpse
The Bleeding
1994

Chris Barnes' last album with CC saw a bit of a different direction for the arguably greatest death metal band in the world. More decipheral, less gutteral vocals, more technical guitar and bass work, and shorter verses. These changes led to Cannibal Corpse's greatest, most popular album. Well, a lot of people think that. Great solos, rythyms, drumming, vocals, and continuing brutal lyrics blend together perfectly to create a true death metal classic.

The opening 'Staring Through the Eyes of The Dead' is a slow(ish) song for CC, which opens with an eery string bending rythym and is book marked w/ a Slayer-esque guitar solo battle by Jack Owen and Rob Barrett. 'Fucked w/ a Knife' is a brutally fast and quick number w/ some of my favorite lyrics of all time. "stick it in, rip the skin, carve and twist, torn flesh. From behind, I cut her crotch, in her ass, I stuck my cock. Killing as I cum." Haha, I love Barnes' lyrics. Track 3 is my favorite death metal song of all time. 'Stripped, Raped and Strangled' is a simply amazing song. The 1/64 riffs (not a guitar whizz, not sure if I wrote it correctly) shortly into the intro are so awesome. It has fast parts, slower choruses, and a sick intro and outro. Just great all around! One of the few death metal songs I think one can honestly call beautiful! The middle of the album has a couple good tunes like 'Pulverized' and 'She Was Asking For It'. Nothing spectacular, but nothing weak. The title track kicks in #8, and has an amazing, groovy rythym. Alex Websters' bass is especially sick in this tune, he hits some really solid higher notes. 'An Experiment in Homicide' is another great track at the end. An album I can listen to from beginning to end more than once on a road trip. While I have grown to prefer Corpsegrinder to Barnes', Barnes helped to make one of the most amazing death metal albums in history before his unfortunate departure from the band.

Standout Tracks
Fucked w/ a Knife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoKogh34UIo)
Stripped, Raped and Strangled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvP1Eb7awzA) - shamelessly promoting my own vid

OraclesofAgony
07-05-2011, 09:26 PM
Oh shit, I'm listening to that for the first time right now. :tongue: What a coincidence.

I should've listened to this a long time ago, it's fucking awesome.

hellawaits77ny
07-05-2011, 09:34 PM
Oh shit, I'm listening to that for the first time right now. :tongue: What a coincidence.

I should've listened to this a long time ago, it's fucking awesome.

Better late than never!!!!

OraclesofAgony
07-05-2011, 09:39 PM
After that first listen I'd say it's up there with Eaten Back To Life as my favorite Cannibal Corpse albums. I have still yet to listen to Vile and Gallery of Suicide though but I don't think those will be better than these two.

hellawaits77ny
07-05-2011, 10:12 PM
After that first listen I'd say it's up there with Eaten Back To Life as my favorite Cannibal Corpse albums. I have still yet to listen to Vile and Gallery of Suicide though but I don't think those will be better than these two.

Vile is one of my all-time faves, and Gallery of Suicide is a great record, too. Both are definately worth checking out :rocker:

makethemsuffer12
07-06-2011, 06:53 AM
#5
http://www.sikworld.com/artofmetal/Cannibal_Corpse-The_Bleeding.jpg

Cannibal Corpse
The Bleeding
1994
Chris Barnes' last album with CC saw a bit of a different direction for the arguably greatest death metal band in the world. More decipheral, less gutteral vocals, more technical guitar and bass work, and shorter verses. These changes led to Cannibal Corpse's greatest, most popular album. Well, a lot of people think that. Great solos, rythyms, drumming, vocals, and continuing brutal lyrics blend together perfectly to create a true death metal classic.

The opening 'Staring Through the Eyes of The Dead' is a slow(ish) song for CC, which opens with an eery string bending rythym and is book marked w/ a Slayer-esque guitar solo battle by Jack Owen and Rob Barrett. 'Fucked w/ a Knife' is a brutally fast and quick number w/ some of my favorite lyrics of all time. "stick it in, rip the skin, carve and twist, torn flesh. From behind, I cut her crotch, in her ass, I stuck my cock. Killing as I cum." Haha, I love Barnes' lyrics. Track is my favorite death metal song of all time. 'Stripped, Raped and Strangled' is a simply amazing song. The 1/64 riffs (not a guitar whizz, not sure if I wrote it correctly) shortly into the intro are so awesome. It has fast parts, slower choruses, and a sick intro and outro. Just great all around! One of the few death metal songs I think one can honestly call beautiful! The middle of the album has a couple good tunes like 'Pulverized' and 'She Was Asking For It'. Nothing spectacular, but nothing weak. The title track kicks in #8, and has an amazing, groovy rythym. Alex Websters' bass is especially sick in this tune, he hits some really solid higher notes. 'An Experiment in Homicide' is another great track at the end. An album I can listen to from beginning to end more than once on a road trip. While I have grown to prefer Corpsegrinder to Barnes', Barnes helped to make one of the most amazing death metal albums in history before his unfortunate departure from the band.

Standout Tracks
Fucked w/ a Knife (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoKogh34UIo)
Stripped, Raped and Strangled (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvP1Eb7awzA) - shamelessly promoting my own vid

:fist:

PowerMaiden
07-06-2011, 11:33 AM
still waiting for the vikings! :mad:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5725/amoncorneaxe.jpg



;)


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

hellawaits77ny
07-07-2011, 09:43 PM
#4

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Deicide
Deicide
1990

When you talk about Deicide's debut, you're talking about one of the most evil sounding death metal albums of all time. If I listen to more than 4-5 songs in a row, I feel demonically posessed. It was arguably the most brutal record in history when it was released. Sure, in the 21 years since, there has been more insane metal to see the light, but think about 1990. There was plenty of great death metal, but you gotta believe this was the most brutal. Glen Benton sounds so evil on this record it's incredible. Yes, they used voiced manipulations, but even so, his vocal performance is just amazing. Steve Asheim's drumming is tight, technical and pounding as always, and the Hoffman brothers' guitar work is just, well, DEICIDE. They have a unique sound that's kinda hard to explain. Definately different than Ralph and Jack, but more brutal IMO. Their solos are fucking fantastic on every song. Everything works together in PERFECT harmony, if you wanna call it that. It's brutal, technical and fast without being too fancy or gay.

The opener, 'Lunatic of God's Creation' fires up w/ a really, really catchy rythym. I always find myself playing the air guitar when I hear it. A great live song, too. 'Sacrificial Suicide' is next and doesn't stop pounding. So fast with everything, and all the instruments are so fucking precise and ear piercing. 'Dead by Dawn' is track #4 and arguable Deicide's bets known track. A killer, steady ryhtym with some heart thumping double bass sets the tone on this one. I'm really a big fan of 'Mephistopheles'. It's not an unknown Deicide track by any means, but it isn't usually talked about when you discuss some of their best work. I think it should be. As the rest of the album is, it's so fucking fast, everywhere. The guitar work is incredible, and what really sticks out to me are Glen's vocals. Glen often used fast vocals, and I'm a huge fucking fan of fast vocals in all genres of metal. A shame it's not done more often. But this track features some of his fastest ever. His able to keep the "evil" tone throughout, and when he combines that with the speed, it's truly sick. 'Crucifixion' closes the album with a bang. One of more "scary" tracks, and as I've said before, it's fucking fast and precise just like the rest of the album is. Anyone who's ever like ANYTHING Deicide has done, should listen to this record in full ASAP. An amazing, amazing, satanic death metal album.

Standout Tracks
Lunatic of God's Creation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVEkqcvFuYE)- Shamelessly promoting my own vid
Mephistopheles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKQJersn-ZY)

OraclesofAgony
07-08-2011, 12:11 AM
Oh hell yes! :rocker:

I like Legion more than this one personally, but this one is very close. Both are two of my all-time favorite death metal albums.

hellawaits77ny
07-08-2011, 12:30 AM
Oh hell yes! :rocker:

I like Legion more than this one personally, but this one is very close. Both are two of my all-time favorite death metal albums.

As you may recall, I have Legion on here too :rocker: Another amazing album!

jd091
07-08-2011, 04:34 AM
FUCK YEAH DEICIDE

still waiting for the vikings! :mad:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5725/amoncorneaxe.jpg



;)


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

:lol: :fist:

larvtard
07-08-2011, 06:40 AM
Nice, I like the self-titled much more than Legion.

JRA
07-08-2011, 07:16 AM
The first Deicide album is the Thriller of death metal. Just one pop gem after another.

hellawaits77ny
07-08-2011, 07:25 PM
#3
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Morbid Angel
Covenant
1993

I had a really toughtime deciding what I put in the #3 spot, this one or Deicide. What finally made me decide was this album's amazing clarity between tracks and overall listenability. There's so much classic Morbid Angel, mixed in w/ AOM-era speed and BATS-era sludge and song structure. This album in my opinion, is bar far David Vincent's best vocal performance. I made the mistake of listening to this album a few times in the weeks leading up to their new album. His vocals are straight doo-doo compared to this. I also believe this is the best produced MA album. Crystal clear sound quality, the instruments mesh together so well, and the quality of Trey's solos are incredible.

'Pain Divine' is just a classic MA track. Combines great speed, and is then bookmarked by their trademark sludge and groove. 'World of Shit (The Promised Land)' is a poor man's 'Where The Slime Live'. Not as good, but still a classic. A slow, sludgy and insanely heavy tune made even better by the aforementioned David Vincent vocal peak. 'The Lion's Den' is another amazing track. Pete Sandoval's double bass always kicks the shit outta my ears, but for some reason, they just sound incredible on this track. 'Blood on My Hands' comes up next and is a ball kicker. Nothing out of the ordinary, just straight forward brutal Morbid Angel death metal. A very cool solo on this one, too. Truth be told, the only song I really don't care for is 'Angel of Disease'. Sorry. I know it's a popular song, but Dave's vocals for whatever reason sound like shit, and it's too arena rockish for me. Sorta chessy. 'God of Emptiness' is among my favorite album closers ever. A groovy, sludgy, evil sounding tune. I think this one sounds especially brooding live. Big fan of the spoken word chorus. Well, sorta spoken word. Again, what stuck out to me most is how different most of the tracks are. They could be on a different album entirely, there is just so much diversity. Grab a six pack and blast this album ASAP!!

Standout Tracks
World of Shit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GfcNNn8t7w)
The Lion's Den (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K21VyxeVP4)

JRA
07-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Lion's Den has that spastic "KILLEMALLKILLEMALLFORSLANDER" part, but other wise it's a damn boring song. Maybe if they went with a more tradition verse/chorus structure the song would be a million times more interesting.

also, World of Shit a poor man's Where The Slime Live? :LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC:

OraclesofAgony
07-09-2011, 09:42 AM
Lion's Den has that spastic "KILLEMALLKILLEMALLFORSLANDER" part, but other wise it's a damn boring song. Maybe if they went with a more tradition verse/chorus structure the song would be a million times more interesting.

also, World of Shit a poor man's Where The Slime Live? :LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC:

Ah hell no! That's my favorite song off of Covenant.

hellawaits77ny
07-11-2011, 07:41 PM
:horns:Lion's Den has that spastic "KILLEMALLKILLEMALLFORSLANDER" part, but other wise it's a damn boring song. Maybe if they went with a more tradition verse/chorus structure the song would be a million times more interesting.

also, World of Shit a poor man's Where The Slime Live? :LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC::LOLFC:

I didn't mean it as a BAD thing! In my eyes, it's similar sounding, sludgy + brutal awesome track. Remains one of my favorite MA tunes. I just referred to it as "poor man's", because I like Slime more :horns:

hellawaits77ny
07-12-2011, 07:58 PM
Runner up!!!

#2

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Malevolent Creation
The Ten Commandments
1991

As I mentioned in my review of 'Retribution', I feel that Malevolent Creation is criminally underrated in the death metal community. Granted, their first 2 albums were much better than their releases since, but they still make quality albums that I enjoy listening to, and are a fucking awesome live band. 'The Ten Commandments' is widely considered a great album, and MC's best, and both statements are correct. Not overly brutal or fast, but the formula here just WORKS. Brett Hoffman's lyrics on this album are some of my all-time favorites. As I've mentioned before, I fucking love fast lyrics, and there is certainly no shortage of that here. Nothing overly technical either, but the solos rule on this album, and Ralph Fasciana's rythym is clear, tight and precise.

Strangely, nothing sticks out to me as spectactular during the first 3 songs, but none are bad at all. 'Multiple Stab Wounds' comes in at #4 and is MC's first classic track. It is smartly played at every live show, and is a simple, fast and effective track. 'Sacrifical Annihilation' is probably my second favorite track. This has some of Brett's finest aforementioned lightning fast ( yet still decipherable for the most part) lyrics. I love the chorus on this song. The albums' closer, the band's most famous and self-titled track 'Malevolent Creation' is a truly, truly amazing song. A very close second to Cannibal Corpse's 'Stripped Raped and Strangled' on my list of favorite death metal tunes. A thumping bass drum with a simple rythym give this track an eerie and intense start before all chaos breaks loose. Brett's lyrics on this one are incredible. Especially the "Martydomic terror, flash through yellow eyes..............." part. So fast, almost punkish in a way. The middle part of this track is pure chaos and I love it. Unfortunately, MC has never been able to come close to the quality of this album with their later releases, but I give them credit still, as it would be nearly impossible to do so!

Standout Tracks
Multiple Stab Wounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0l7nJ8vIDo)
Malevolent Creation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKlTgtEpplU) - shamlessly promoting my own vid

larvtard
07-12-2011, 08:02 PM
Runner up!!!

#2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XI3hoeBKL._SL500_.jpg

Malevolent Creation
The Ten Commandments
1991

As I mentioned in my review of 'Retribution', I feel that Malevolent Creation is criminally underrated in the death metal community. Granted, their first 2 albums were much better than their releases since, but they still make quality albums that I enjoy listening to, and are a fucking awesome live band. 'The Ten Commandments' is widely considered a great album, and MC's best, and both statements are correct. Not overly brutal or fast, but the formula here just WORKS. Brett Hoffman's lyrics on this album are some of my all-time favorites. As I've mentioned before, I fucking love fast lyrics, and there is certainly no shortage of that here. Nothing overly technical either, but the solos rule on this album, and Ralph Fasciana's rythym is clear, tight and precise.

Strangely, nothing sticks out to me as spectactular during the first 3 songs, but none are bad at all. 'Multiple Stab Wounds' comes in at #4 and is MC's first classic track. It is smartly played at every live show, and is a simple, fast and effective track. 'Sacrifical Annihilation' is probably my second favorite track. This has some of Brett's finest aforementioned lightning fast ( yet still decipherable for the most part) lyrics. I love the chorus on this song. The albums' closer, the band's most famous and self-titled track 'Malevolent Creation' is a truly, truly amazing song. A very close second to Cannibal Corpse's 'Stripped Raped and Strangled' on my list of favorite death metal tunes. A thumping bass drum with a simple rythym give this track an eerie and intense start before all chaos breaks loose. Brett's lyrics on this one are incredible. Especially the "Martydomic terror, flash through yellow eyes..............." part. So fast, almost punkish in a way. The middle part of this track is pure chaos and I love it. Unfortunately, MC has never been able to come close to the quality of this album with their later releases, but I give them credit still, as it would be nearly impossible to do so!

Standout Tracks
Multiple Stab Wounds (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0l7nJ8vIDo)
Malevolent Creation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKlTgtEpplU) - shamlessly promoting my own vid

:rocker: Think I predicted this one, too.

hellawaits77ny
07-12-2011, 08:31 PM
:rocker: Think I predicted this one, too.

Yep, you had some good calls

Nick_to_the_face
07-14-2011, 12:21 AM
WHAT THE FUCK. I HAVEN'T BEEN ON HERE IN LIKE A MONTH AND IT'S STILL NOT DONE!?

Hell Yeah for Malevolent Creation back on here though :party::party:

hellawaits77ny
07-18-2011, 08:36 PM
DUN DUN DUN.........

#1

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Cannibal Corpse
Bloodthirst
1999

So many good memories from this album. This was the first death metal album I ever owned. My aunt and uncle got it for me for my 16th birthday. Whenever I listen to this album, I get some great nostalgic feelings. Lot's of cool shit happened when I was 16, and I was blasting this album constantly back then. It's another album where I listen to it's entirety and don't find myself ever changing a track. I remember reading an interview w/ Alex Webster where he mentioned that this album is actually CC's worst selling album. They were apprently extremely disappointed w/ this, as they feel it's one of their best albums, and Alex is especially proud of it. I obviously agree wholeheartedly. This album showed that brutal death metal doesn't have to be 1000mph w/ insane blast beats every song to be killer. It certainly has it's brutal tracks, but it also shows a calmer, groovier, and sometimes, melodic version of Cannibal Corpse that is certainly different, but somehow just awesome. It's also Corpsegrinder's best performance in my opinion. His vocals in every track are borderline flawless. And even people who may not agree w/ me about my love of this album, have to agree, this is the best produced Cannibal Corpse album. Crystal clear sound quality, perfect levels of each instrument, and I can't recall anywhere that the vocals are drowned out by the music, or vice versa.

'Pounded Into Dust' is a typical CC album opener being fast + blasting. Nothing outstanding, but a very solid track. Track 2 is 'Dead Human Collection', which is an amazing song. It has some of the aforementioned melody (but not at the expense of heaviness), and dare I mention, emotion?? Yes, emotion in a Cannibal Corpse song. 'Unleashing The Bloodthirsty' is next, and is an all-time favorite of mine. It's a groovy, heavy tune, w/ an amazing performance by Corpsegrinder. He belts out some of his famously fast lyrics. I'm happy this song is a live staple, but it sucks that they only play a few songs from this one still. 'Raped By The Beast' (again, you gotta love their song titles) is a strong track in the middle of the album, while track 7 'Coffinfeeder' is another all time fave. Nothing different or new on this track, it just slays all the way through. I love the chorus, where Corpsegrinder lays down some sick screams. 'Blowtorch Slaughter' and 'Condemned to Agony' are two more great tunes at the end. Yeah, this album is a little different from much of their work, which is probably the main reason it hasn't sold well. Regardless, I fucking love this album, and I feel I certainly lucked out by this album being the first death metal album I listened to in full :rocker:

Standout Tracks
Unleashing The Bloodthirsty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHUONMSp1tU)
Coffinfeeder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsZN3APfmPQ)

makethemsuffer12
07-18-2011, 08:37 PM
:fist:

masterguy49
07-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Such a great, ballsy list! :party:
I love it! :D One of my favorite lists here, even if I may not agree with some of the choices. Plus you have showed me some great, kickass albums. Great list man! :rocker:

jd091
07-18-2011, 09:52 PM
The list... it's done...

I need to like, find another John G. to hunt down. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.

OraclesofAgony
07-19-2011, 12:02 AM
Not surprised that #1 is a Cannibal Corpse album. :tongue:

I enjoyed following this list.

larvtard
07-19-2011, 08:12 AM
The list... it's done...

I need to like, find another John G. to hunt down. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.

lol at you thinking there would be Opeth on this list

anyway, solid list man! :rocker:

jd091
07-19-2011, 08:50 AM
lol at you thinking there would be Opeth on this list

anyway, solid list man! :rocker:

He said he would include different subgenres of death metal... I didn't know that would just mean deathcore

;_;

llama lom
07-19-2011, 10:10 AM
Awesome. Bloodthirst is such a great album, although I prefer Gore Obsessed just slightly more. ;)

Nick_to_the_face
07-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Nice :party: Surprised a bit though that it's Bloodthirst

smearCampaign
07-19-2011, 01:22 PM
Very respectable list and a great thread to follow. Nice work. :party:

hellawaits77ny
07-25-2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks for the comments, dudes!! Glad many of you enjoyed following the list :rocker::rocker: