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masterguy49
08-09-2011, 01:45 PM
So I'm pretty bored and so I was wondering, if you guys had to make a list to define each genre in Metal(Death, Thrash, Black, Etc.) and were limited to 10 songs per genre, what songs would it be for each genre?

I'm slightly buzzed and I hope this makes sense... :eyes:
But yeah, I'm interested as to what you guys will choose. :tongue:

mankvill
08-09-2011, 03:00 PM
Black metal:

5 that laid the foundations:

Bathory - Sacrifice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBo4IoyhU7o)
Venom - Witching Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVnhN1-dhZI)
Hellhammer - Messiah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dQwbsP7Sg)
Celtic Frost - Into The Crypts Of Rays (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1DVq5C6AuI)
Sarcofago - INRI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI1ItXX3QV0)

5 that refined it to what it is:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmDL_PzvdY)
Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtT3AIX3_js)
Burzum - Jesus' Tod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXu8M6q6v84)
Immortal - Call Of The Wintermoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBdAY8eA9w)
Enslaved - Lifandi Liv Undir Hamri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLgt7FB_wWg)

Just my opinion. Also a pretty standard list/great beginning bands for people looking to get into black metal.

mankvill
08-09-2011, 03:23 PM
Death metal (a more general list):

Death - Zombie Ritual (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcZQYhYQrdM)
Obituary - Slowly We Rot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVTOHVXQQA)
Massacre - Dawn Of Eternity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlsC7lJbofc)
Possessed - The Exorcist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YfOGtXz4wg)
Deicide - Lunatic of God's Creation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvRBiQY6lo)
Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7YLblswAI0)
Autopsy - Severed Survival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Ig_fhJ5r4)
Entombed - Left Hand Path (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_agMM4Czeo)
Bolt Thrower - Eternal War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvFA5yS4Y4)
Master - Master (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_B3hhSLnLo)

ravenheart
08-09-2011, 04:05 PM
Was going to do a doom one but a) didn't think that without Witchfinder General and Trouble albums in my collection I could legitmately claim a top 10 tracks having not considered those two, and b) couldn't be fucked.

evildeadjedi
08-09-2011, 06:53 PM
Black metal:

5 that laid the foundations:

Bathory - Sacrifice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBo4IoyhU7o)
Venom - Witching Hour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVnhN1-dhZI)
Hellhammer - Messiah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_dQwbsP7Sg)
Celtic Frost - Into The Crypts Of Rays (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1DVq5C6AuI)
Sarcofago - INRI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI1ItXX3QV0)

5 that refined it to what it is:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmDL_PzvdY)
Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtT3AIX3_js)
Burzum - Jesus' Tod (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXu8M6q6v84)
Immortal - Call Of The Wintermoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VBdAY8eA9w)
Enslaved - Lifandi Liv Undir Hamri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLgt7FB_wWg)

Just my opinion. Also a pretty standard list/great beginning bands for people looking to get into black metal.

Not a bad list but no Emperor? :confused:

makethemsuffer12
08-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Death metal (a more general list):

Death - Zombie Ritual (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcZQYhYQrdM)
Obituary - Slowly We Rot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVTOHVXQQA)
Massacre - Dawn Of Eternity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlsC7lJbofc)
Possessed - The Exorcist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YfOGtXz4wg)
Deicide - Lunatic of God's Creation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvRBiQY6lo)
Morbid Angel - Immortal Rites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7YLblswAI0)
Autopsy - Severed Survival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Ig_fhJ5r4)
Entombed - Left Hand Path (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_agMM4Czeo)
Bolt Thrower - Eternal War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvFA5yS4Y4)
Master - Master (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_B3hhSLnLo)

Cannibal Corpse?

mankvill
08-09-2011, 08:38 PM
Cannibal Corpse?

:lol: I knew there was one I was forgetting.

makethemsuffer12
08-09-2011, 08:41 PM
:lol: I knew there was one I was forgetting.

The most obvious freakin' one. :lol:

300%_Density
08-09-2011, 10:41 PM
I'm gonna go waaaaaay back. I hate the Beatles w/ a passion but the argument can be made that Helter Skelter might have had first metal-ish riff even w/ my dislike for them.

If not that the song Black Sabbath IMO is the definitive song for metal. Blue Cheer should get some credit too.

christopher
08-09-2011, 10:58 PM
:lol: I knew there was one I was forgetting.

Well you get mad props for including the best of them all, Master:rocker:

jd091
08-10-2011, 06:07 AM
Great lists, as always, Manks. I'll have to check out some of that Black Metal; been trying real hard to get into the genre.

I don't think I'm exactly qualified to don any list, 'cause I learn new things and delve deeper into metal every day. That's what makes it beautiful. I could probably do a modern metalcore list, a djent list, or a (gulp) deathcore list, I anyone is interested. The stuff you all hate! :lol:

masterguy49
08-10-2011, 06:19 AM
Great lists, as always, Manks. I'll have to check out some of that Black Metal; been trying real hard to get into the genre.

I don't think I'm exactly qualified to don any list, 'cause I learn new things and delve deeper into metal every day. That's what makes it beautiful. I could probably do a modern metalcore list, a djent list, or a (gulp) deathcore list, I anyone is interested. The stuff you all hate! :lol:

Do it! :P

I'd do a list too but like you said, I've only been into metal for 3-4 years at most and I still feel like I have a lot to go.

Maiden33
08-10-2011, 06:24 AM
Will probably do a Power metal list at some point, but am hesitant to attempt a Progressive Metal list because I can already sense the bitching from people who claim I don't listen to the right variety of what they consider Progressive Metal.

jd091
08-10-2011, 07:02 AM
Okay, here's my first:

MODERN MELODIC METALCORE:

7 Angels 7 Plagues - The Commentator's Despair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acuP-7HRiUg&feature=related)
Misery Signals - The Year Summer Ended in June (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSx0W1lAE1Y)
All That Remains - Passion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCJWkb0_WZM&feature=related)
Poison the Well - My Mirror No Longer Reflects (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi0ataiSz2A)
Killswitch Engage - Fixation on the Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suf_0v6_y_Q)
Trivium - Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fpAFOSPKDs)
Unearth - One Step Away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrK6X8Hr388)
Unearth - This Lying World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm1P1FOSCY8)
As I Lay Dying - 94 Hours (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AnEVnqEss4)
As I Lay Dying - Empty Hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR750JRicK0)

I tried to pick some older, more influential "melodic" metalcore songs here that help proliferate and spread the genre. I'm not including Converge, Botch, Coalesce or other "angry-hardcore-beat-the-piss-out-of-the-person-next-to-you" metalcore bands like that in this list. ;)

Enjoy!

ravenheart
08-10-2011, 08:11 AM
MODERN MELODIC METALCORE:

:lol: How is there any metalcore that isn't modern? The whole "genre" was only made up about 15 minutes ago.

ravenheart
08-10-2011, 08:12 AM
I can already sense the bitching from people who claim I don't listen to the right variety of what they consider Progressive Metal.

Yeah that's right, it's everyone else's fault. The fuckers ;)

jd091
08-10-2011, 09:27 AM
:lol: How is there any metalcore that isn't modern? The whole "genre" was only made up about 15 minutes ago.

"modern" as in 2002(ish)-present, rather than 1995-2000, and melodic versus more hardcore influenced. It makes sense.

EDIT: Could have included some old Darkest Hour in there, too.

JRA
08-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Thrash:
Motorhead: Overkill
Venom: Witching Hour
Metallica: Whiplash
Slayer: Chemical Warfare
Megadeth: Peace Sells
Overkill: Deny The Cross
Anthrax: Caught In A Mosh
Exodus: Exodus
Dark Angel: The Burning of Sodom
Kreator: Riot of Violence

Black:
Hellhammer: The Triumph of Death
Bathory: 13 Candles
Mayhem: Deathcrush
Emperor: I Am The Black Wizards
Enslaved: Wotan
Immortal: Battles In The North
Burzum: Det Som Engang Var
Darkthrone: In The Shadow of The Horns
Dissection: Black Horizons
Satyricon: Mother North

jd091
08-10-2011, 10:20 AM
Here's my next list:

TOP MODERN PROGRESSIVE DJENT:

or as some of you might want to call it,

THAT DJENT SHIT:

PERIPHERY - Letter Experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrz_lC10P6A)
TESSERACT - Concealing Fate Part III: The Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8GK_Ej7a5s)
ANIMALS AS LEADERS - Wave of Babies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRh4lIGO4V0)
TEXTURES - The Sun's Architect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaEoBMJ0Xy8)
AFTER THE BURIAL - A Steady Decline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2GTrgQsXE)
MONUMENTS - Admit Defeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwM4JhM4EAQ)
VILDHJARTA - Shiver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGx8PCl_Bjw)
XERATH - Machine Insurgency (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CQLneqTMGY)
MNEMIC - Liquid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6mP1w2T5-4)
VOLUMES - Wormholes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L0wJrj6yHI)


-I obviously excluded Meshuggah here, since I feel they influenced the genre, and aren't part of it.

-You SHOULD know Periphery, Tesseract, AAL, and ATB. AAL and ATB dabble in Djent, but aren't necessarily poster boys for the genre like Periphery or Tesseract. Still, they have influential songs for the genre. I'd also recommend Xerath a lot, as well as Textures (duh).

JRA
08-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Death:

1. Possessed- The Exorcist
2. Kreator- Ripping Corpse
3. Death- Baptized In Blood
4. Morbid Angel- Maze of Torment
5. Carcass- Corporal Jigsore Quandry
6. Cannibal Corpse- A Skull Full of Maggots
7. Obituary- Internal Bleeding
8. Deicide- Dead By Dawn
9. Demilich- When The Sun Drank the Weight of Water
10. Entombed- Left Hand Path

ravenheart
08-10-2011, 12:37 PM
"modern" as in 2002(ish)-present, rather than 1995-2000, and melodic versus more hardcore influenced. It makes sense.

Oh well, if it's 1995 then sure. That was practically a different age.

jhdeity
08-15-2011, 07:40 AM
Speed Metal

Sadus - Certain Death
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Metallica - Metal Militia
Sodom - Deathlike Silence
Exhorder - Anal Lust
Dark Angel - Merciless Death
Overkill - Deny The Cross
Vio-Lence - Kill On Command
Sepultura - Morbid Visions
Testament - Apocalyptic City

I know these songs cross barriers (Thrash/Death/Punk, etc.) but are all fast as fuck. Some others off the top of my head would be:

Nuclear Assault - Hang the Pope
Death - Scream Bloody Gore
Flotsam & Jetsam - Der Fuhrer
Kreator - Ripping Corpse
Megadave - Rattlehead
Death Angel - Kill As One
Carnivore - S.M.D.
Cancer - C.F.C.
Bathory - Chariots of Fire

Actually I need to burn this cd for my car...

makethemsuffer12
08-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Here's my next list:

TOP MODERN PROGRESSIVE DJENT:

or as some of you might want to call it,

THAT DJENT SHIT:

PERIPHERY - Letter Experiment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrz_lC10P6A)
TESSERACT - Concealing Fate Part III: The Impossible (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8GK_Ej7a5s)
ANIMALS AS LEADERS - Wave of Babies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRh4lIGO4V0)
TEXTURES - The Sun's Architect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaEoBMJ0Xy8)
AFTER THE BURIAL - A Steady Decline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg2GTrgQsXE)
MONUMENTS - Admit Defeat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwM4JhM4EAQ)
VILDHJARTA - Shiver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGx8PCl_Bjw)
XERATH - Machine Insurgency (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CQLneqTMGY)
MNEMIC - Liquid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6mP1w2T5-4)
VOLUMES - Wormholes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L0wJrj6yHI)


-I obviously excluded Meshuggah here, since I feel they influenced the genre, and aren't part of it.

-You SHOULD know Periphery, Tesseract, AAL, and ATB. AAL and ATB dabble in Djent, but aren't necessarily poster boys for the genre like Periphery or Tesseract. Still, they have influential songs for the genre. I'd also recommend Xerath a lot, as well as Textures (duh).
Wait, there are djent bands that matter besides Periphery, AAL, and Tesseract?

jd091
08-15-2011, 08:22 AM
Wait, there are djent bands that matter besides Periphery, AAL, and Tesseract?

Yeah, there's a ton. A lot of them are unsigned and small, but there are mountains of them out there.