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DethMaiden
05-04-2011, 10:01 AM
Some fuel for discussion, one of my two bosses over at the Quietus, John Doran, contributed a blog post on the 20 heaviest albums ever for NME.

http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=149&p=10225&title=the_twenty_heaviest_metal_records_of_all_1&more=1&c=1

1. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
2. SunnO))) - ии Void
3. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
4. UFOmammut - Eve
5. Sleep - Dopesmoker
6. Overmars - Born Again
7. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
8. Thorr's Hammer - Dommedagsnett
9. Part Chimp - I Am Come
10. Khanate - Things Viral
11. Warhorse - As Heaven Turns to Ash
12. Admiral Angry - Buster
13. Slayer - Reign in Blood
14. Cobalt - Eater of Birds
15. EyeHateGod - Dopesick
16. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
17. Earth - Earth 2
18. Swans - Cop
19. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
20. Meshuggah - Chaosphere

1) I'm canceling my ticket back from England and moving into the Quietus offices permanently.
2) He's dead fucking right about Overmars, Cobalt, EyeHateGod and Anaal Nathrakh. And a lot of the doom stuff, too, even if it's not quite as up my alley.

idrinkwine732
05-04-2011, 10:13 AM
I oppose this list a lot less than I thought I would.

mankvill
05-04-2011, 10:16 AM
god i love khanate

illuminatus917
05-04-2011, 10:32 AM
I'd put Eparistera Daimones on this list.

I agree with a lot of it though.

mankvill
05-04-2011, 10:44 AM
I'd put Eparistera Daimones on this list.

I agree with a lot of it though.

I think Monotheist is much heavier than Eparistera Daimones.

illuminatus917
05-04-2011, 10:50 AM
I think Monotheist is much heavier than Eparistera Daimones.

Hmm... I don't. I don't think either is much heavier than the other, but I'd give the edge to Eparistera Daimones.

300%_Density
05-04-2011, 11:11 AM
Think I'd give the nod to Eparistera Daimones as well. Not really a wrong answer for either one.

This list also shows me I need to listen to more doom...

IrritatedTrout
05-04-2011, 11:49 AM
I've never thought De Mysteriis was all that heavy really.

daimonos
05-04-2011, 12:19 PM
They sure as hell got #1 right.

jhdeity
05-04-2011, 12:37 PM
Cool list. Not a fan of the order. Meshuggah #20 is a head scratcher

hb420
05-04-2011, 02:39 PM
They sure as hell got #1 right.

This.

illuminatus917
05-04-2011, 04:39 PM
Yeah, #1 would be hard to argue.

300%_Density
05-04-2011, 06:14 PM
Thanks to this list I just listened to Funeralopolis and shit. I'm pissed off now I've been missing out the whole time. I need to catch up big time.

Natrlhi
05-04-2011, 09:09 PM
I'd have to listen to them back to back (and I don't have time to do it now), but I'd have to guess that I would probably consider "Gin" to be heavier than "Eater of Birds".

That, and I'll bet I could think of some pretty heavy shit that's not on here but should be.

However, having said the above...
I oppose this list a lot less than I thought I would.
This, I guess.

evildeadjedi
05-05-2011, 12:33 PM
Dopesmoker should have been higher and WTF is with no Melvins or Harvey Mlk?

JRA
05-05-2011, 12:46 PM
It needs Slowly We Rot, but yea it's not a bad list.

mankvill
05-05-2011, 01:41 PM
The only bad thing about this list is that it's compiled by NME, so it's mainly going to be ultra-accessible doom/stoner metal. No real "heaviest metal records of all time" is real until a Bolt Thrower album is on it. That's not bias, it's just the truth.

El Gordo
05-05-2011, 03:36 PM
The only bad thing about this list is that it's compiled by NME, so it's mainly going to be ultra-accessible doom/stoner metal. No real "heaviest metal records of all time" is real until a Bolt Thrower album is on it. That's not bias, it's just the truth.

Astoundingly true. I didn't even think of it when I first looked at the list, but now that you mention it, <facepalm> "Fucking Bolt Thrower!"

ChildrenofSodom
05-05-2011, 04:42 PM
I'm glad you said heaviest "metal" album. I know some pretty heavy country albums that would have given Dopethrone a run for its money.

daimonos
05-05-2011, 09:20 PM
I'm glad you said heaviest "metal" album. I know some pretty heavy country albums that would have given Dopethrone a run for its money.

:lol:

mankvill
05-05-2011, 09:37 PM
I'm glad you said heaviest "metal" album. I know some pretty heavy country albums that would have given Dopethrone a run for its money.

eye dee kay if you're joking, but I know of some decidedly heavy non-metal records.

Joy Division springs to mind.

treghet
05-05-2011, 10:00 PM
eye dee kay if you're joking, but I know of some decidedly heavy non-metal records.

Joy Division springs to mind.

And there's plenty of heavy hardcore bands.

+ NIN - The Downward Spiral :cool:

ravenheart
05-15-2011, 06:00 AM
Just seen this. Impressive list for NME to actually publish. It is, however, sorely lacking in Cathedral's 'Forest of Equilibrium' which, if you're going to put doom releases in the list, deserves to be there ahead of a few of the others.

El Gordo
05-15-2011, 11:13 AM
eye dee kay if you're joking, but I know of some decidedly heavy non-metal records.

Joy Division springs to mind.

Massive Attack comes to my mind if we're talking heavy non-metal stuff.