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Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:28 AM
Since I saw a few others do this, I think I will as well. This will take me sometime to compile, but will be fun. Comments are welcome, but please don't be a dick!! So here goes....

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:30 AM
#100:

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)

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This album is such a classic black metal record. This time frame is when the world was watching what would happen next in the Norwegian black metal scene. The murder of Euronymous by Varg Vikernes happened right before the initial release of the CD, which I think made this an instant classic before anyone even listened to it. To me personally what makes this album so great are Attila Csihar's sinister and inhuman vocals!!

Line Up:

Euronymous: Guitars
Hellhammer: Drums
Attila Csihar: Vocals
Count Grishnackh: Bass
Blackthorn: Guitars


Tracks to Check Out:

"Freezing Moon"
"Pagan Fears"
"From the Dark Past"
"De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:43 AM
#99:

Acid - Maniac (1983)

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Acid was a female fronted speed metal band from Belgium, and I'm sure most people on here never heard of them. The music was very influenced by Motörhead. The drums are totally loud and pounding. Kate's vocals are what really draw me to this album. It's almost like she's saying "I'm a chick, but fuck you, I'll kick your ass just like the boys!!"

Line Up:

Kate De Lombaert: Vocals
Demon: Guitars
Dizzy Lizzy: Guitars
T-Bone: Bass
Anvill: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"America"
"Lucifera"
"Prince of Hell and Fire"
"Black Car"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:51 AM
#98:

The Runaways - Queens of Noise (1977)

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Hey, I didn't say all these would be metal!! These gals were WAY ahead of their time!! With the help of flamboyant record producer, Kim Fowley. They rose to stardom mostly in Japan. This album is far superior to the debut album. Just great song writing.

Line Up:

Cherie Currie: Vocals
Joan Jett: Guitars / Vocals
Lita Ford: Guitars
Jackie Fox: Bass
Sandy West: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"I Love Playing With Fire"
"Queens of Noise"
"Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin"
"Born to Be Bad"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:58 AM
#97:

Nunslaughter - Hex (2007)

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Cleveland, OH's Nunslaughter (or as some refer to as "Nun's Laughter") have been around since 1987. This is their 3rd full length (as they mostly release EPs and splits). It's not the most complex death metal in the world, but the songs are catchy and get right to the point. There is no love for Jesus Christ found on this album, which makes it great!!!

Line Up:

Don of the Dead: Vocals
Zack Massacre: Guitars
The Deserter: Bass
Jim Sadist: Drums / Vocals

Tracks to Check Out:

"Smell the Burning Churches"
"I Hate Christians"
"Unbaptized"
"This Is Fucking War"

MPF
11-07-2011, 02:04 AM
I'm really digging your taste in music so far. Cool thread. Looking forward to the next 96 albums!

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:05 AM
#96:

Sargeist - Let the Devil In (2010)

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Finland's Sargeist has been satanizing the black metal world since 1999, and "Let the Devil In" is no exception. Full of blasphemy, Satanism, and just full on chaotic black metal!! No keyboards or female vocals, just pure fucking black metal...the way it should be!!!

Line Up:

Hoath Torog: Vocals
Shatraug: Guitars
Vainaja: Bass
Horns: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Twilight Breath of Satan"
"Let the Devil In"
"From the Black Coffin Lair"
"A Spell to Awaken the Temple"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:12 AM
#95:

Venom - Temples of Ice (1991)

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Ok, I may get a lot of slack from the old schoolers about this one, but I loved the Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan albums!! To me Venom, always kicked major ass (except the last two albums). This album has the same speed metal riffs and and driving drums as always, and Tony's vocals are just as raspy and demonic as Cronos' were. The guitar work was also very well played on this record. Plus it's Satanic as Venom SHOULD be!!

Line Up:

Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan: Vocals / Bass
Mantas: Guitars
Abaddon: Drums
War Machine: Guitars

Tracks to Check Out:

"Even in Heaven"
"Temples of Ice"
"Arachnid"
"Faerie Tale"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:17 AM
#94:

Motörhead - Kiss of Death (2006)

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Ok first off, it's fucking Motörhead!!! I think this is their best album since 1993's "Bastards". The opening track "Sucker" just kicks you in the face as only Lemmy and the boys can do!! There will only be one and only Motörhead. Long live Lemmy!!!


Line Up:

Lemmy Kilmister: Vocals / Bass
Phil Campbell: Guitars
Mikkey Dee: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Trigger"
"Sucker"
"God Was Never on Your Side"
"Devil I Know"
"Kingdom of the Worm"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:23 AM
#93:

Black Sabbath - Never Say Die! (1978)

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The last album to feature original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. A lot of people did not like this album, but me personally it's one of my favorites of the original line up. It shows a more mature Sabbath and Tony's guitar work is as great as ever!!

Line Up:

Ozzy Osbourne: Vocals
Tony Iommi: Guitars
Geezer Butler: Bass
Bill Ward: Drums / Vocals in "Swinging the Chain"
Don Airey: Keyboards (uncredited)

Tracks to Check Out:

"Johnny Blade"
"Air Dance"
"Never Say Die"
"Junior's Eyes"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:27 AM
#92:

Ritual Killer - Upon the Threshold of Hell (2005)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/5/5/4/85549.jpg

Satanic, raw black metal project featuring Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath, ex-Crowbar). Very dark and evil!! No pussy, poser shit here!! Just pure Satanic black metal the way it should be!! I really hope a second album comes out someday, but until then I have this excellent release to listen to!!

Line Up:

Sammy Duet: Guitars / Bass
Jordan Barlow: Vocals
Zak Nolan: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Empire of Shit"
"Invoking the Twilight Void"
"Witch of the Sabbatic Fire"
"Scourge of a Satanic Infinity"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:35 AM
#91:

Fear - The Record (1982)

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Debut album from LA punk band Fear. True pissed off punk rock that doesn't give a fuck who they piss off. No pussy shit like Green Day here!! The thing that sets Fear apart from other punk bands to me is Lee Ving's vocals. The man can do traditional punk screams, but he also has a great singing voice as well. Such a dirty and pissed off album.

Line Up:

Lee Ving: Vocals
Philo Cramer: Guitar
Derf Scratch: Bass
Spit Stix: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"I Don't Care About You"
"I Love Livin' in the City"
"Let's Have a War"
"Fuck Christmas"
"Gimme Some Action"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:41 AM
#90:

Scorpions - Taken by Force (1977)

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Such a great hard rock record!! These German boys have been taking the world by storm since 1964. This album is so well written musically and Klaus' vocals are as great as always. This is also the last full length to feature Uli John Roth on guitars.

Line Up:

Klaus Meine: Vocals
Uli John Roth: Guitars
Rudolf Schenker: Guitars
Francis Buchholz: Bass
Herman Rarebell: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"We'll Burn the Sky"
"He's a Woman - She's a Man"
"The Sails of Charon"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:48 AM
#89:

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a8/Never_Mind_the_Bollocks.jpg/220px-Never_Mind_the_Bollocks.jpg

The one and only album from these British punk legends. It's very rare for a band to become so huge by only one record, but these guys did!! Like most punk bands of the 70s and 80s, this record was full of pissed off songs about who fucked up society is. Controversy has always surrounded this band from day one.

Line Up:

Johnny Rotten: Vocals
Steve Jones: Guitars / Bass
Paul Cook: Drums
Sid Vicious: Bass on "Bodies"

Tracks to Check Out:

"Problems"
"Bodies"
"Anarchy in the UK"
"God Save the Queen"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:53 AM
#88:

Hobbs' Angel of Death - Hobbs' Angel of Death (1988)

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Hailing from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Hobbs' Angel of Death was the Aussie version of Slayer. The band dissolved soon after the release but seven years later the band reformed to release their second album called "Inheritance" which was basically only distributed in Australia. These guys are as underground as it gets!! Very great stuff indeed!!

Line Up:

Peter Hobbs: Vocals / Guitars
Darren McMaster-Smith: Drums
Mark Wooley: Guitars
Phil Gresik: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"Marie Antoinette"
"Jack the Ripper"
"Satan's Crusade"
"Lucifer's Domain"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:59 AM
#87:

Napalm Death - Scum (1987)

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The debut from British grindcore legends Napalm Death. Now as most my friends know, I am not a very big fan of these guys or of grindcore for that matter, but I do enjoy the first few albums. The songs are mostly very short (the longest being 02:28 and the shortest being 00:01). Very pissed off album, society really pissed these guys off!!

Line Up:

Nicholas "Nik Napalm" Bullen: Vocals (tracks 1-12), Bass (tracks 1-12)
Lee Dorrian: Vocals (tracks 13-28)
Justin Broadrick: Guitars (tracks 1-12)
Jim Whitely: Bass (tracks 13-28)
Bill Steer: Guitars (tracks 13-28)
Mick Harris: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Scum"
"Instinct of Survival"
"Siege of Power"
"Human Garbage"
"You Suffer" (just for the funny fact that it's only one second long!!)

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:04 AM
#86:

The Crown - Hell is Here (1999)

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First album from this Swedish death metal machine after they changed their name from "Crown of Thorns" to simply "The Crown". Very brutal and evil death metal. Pounding drums and blazing guitars make this album fucking great!! Johan's vocals are also performed very well!!

Line Up:

Johan Lindstrand: Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt: Bass
Marcus Sunesson: Guitars
Marko Tervonen: Guitars
Janne Saarenpää: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"1999 - Revolution 666"
"Black Lightning"
"The Poison"
"Death by My Side"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:12 AM
#85:

Blue Öyster Cult - Heaven Forbid (1998)

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Blue Öyster Cult are one of those bands you can't compare to anyone else out there!! All their songs are so very different from each other. So much variety on each album, and that cannot be more true with this release. The album opens with the thrashy sounding "See You in Black".

Line Up:

Eric Bloom: Vocals / Guitars
Buck Dharma: Vocals / Guitars
Allen Lanier: Guitars / Keyboards
Danny Miranda: Bass (tracks 1, 4-9, 11)
Jon Rogers: Bass (tracks 2, 3, 10)
Chuck Burgi: Drums (tracks 1-8)
Bobby Rondinelli: Drums (track 9)

Tracks to Check Out:

"Harvest Moon"
"See You in Black"
"Hammer Back"
"Still Burnin"

hellawaits77ny
11-07-2011, 03:16 AM
Damn bro, you started that quick. #100 is a great start!

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:17 AM
#84:

Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated (1992)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/7/0/770.jpg?5803

The album is banned in Germany, which means it MUST be good, and it is!! Brutal and powerful music. Sickening and disturbing lyrics. I think Chris Barnes' vocals were at their best on this album.

Line Up:

Chris Barnes: Vocals
Jack Owen: Guitars
Bob Rusay: Guitars
Alex Webster: Bass
Paul Mazurkiewicz: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Necropedophile"
"Beyond the Cemetery"
"I Cum Blood"
"Hammer Smashed Face"
"Entrails Ripped from a Virgin's Cunt"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:23 AM
#83:

Candlemass - Tales of Creation (1989)

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When I think of doom metal, I think of bands like Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Trouble, and of course the Swedish gods....Candlemass!! This album is so full of misery and darkness it just makes you depressed!! So much agony in Messiah's voice through out the songs. A very haunting release!! Last album to feature (and last album I gave a shit about until 2005's self titled album) vocalist Messiah Marcolin.

Line Up:

Messiah Marcolin: Vocals
Leif Edling: Bass
Mats "Mappe" Björkman: Guitars
Lars "Lasse" Johansson: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Edge of Heaven"
"Dark Reflections"
"Under the Oak"
"Through the Infinitive Halls of Death"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:31 AM
#82:

Alice Cooper - Killer (1971)

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I have been a huge Alice Cooper fan most of my life, and this album is no exception. The Alice Cooper Band was at their best on this release!! This album also caused controversy from the attached calendar, which shows Alice Cooper hanging from a noose with a stab wound in his torso.

Line Up:

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Glen Buxton: Guitars
Michael Bruce: Guitars
Dennis Dunaway: Bass
Neal Smith: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Under My Wheels"
"Dead Babies"
"Halo of Flies"
"Desperado"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:36 AM
#81:

Bitch - Be My Slave (1983)

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One of the first albums released by Metal Blade Records. This female fronted band from LA sang about bondage and S&M themes. Just a great traditional heavy metal record! Not for wimps!!

Line Up:

Betsy Bitch: Vocals
David Carruth: Guitars
Jett Black: Bass
Robby Settles: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Leatherbound"
"Be My Slave"
"Riding in Thunder"
"Heavy Metal Breakdown"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:44 AM
#80:

Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes (1994)

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The only album I really like from this Finnish band. The music is very well written and performed. There is a very dark and depressing feel to the music. I often listen to this album in the winter time to get me in the mood for the season.

Line Up:

Tomi Koivusaari: Vocals / Guitars
Esa Holopainen: Guitars
Olli-Pekka Laine: Bass
Jan Rechberger: Drums
Kasper Mårtenson: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"Black Winter Day"
"Forgotten Sunrise"
"First Doom"
"To Fathers Cabin"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:49 AM
#79:

Malevolent Creation - Stillborn (1993)

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This album recieved horrible reviews due to the very poor production. The band originally wanted to go back and have the album re-mastered but due to Roadrunner's greed, they wouldn't pay for it. The songs however, I think are very well written and if the production wasn't so poor, this would be considered one of their best releases.

Line Up:

Brett Hoffmann: Vocals
Phil Fasciana: Guitars
Jon Rubin: Guitars
Jason Blachowicz: Bass
Alex Marquez: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Disciple of Abhorrence"
"Ordain the Hierarchy"
"Ethnic Cleansing"
"Dominion of Terror"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:53 AM
#78:

Satan - Court in the Act (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/4/1/9/2/4192.jpg

Satan was a NWOBHM band which formed in 1979. This album is a great piece of work. Excellent guitar work, pounding drums, and high soaring vocals!! How these guys didn't get as big as other NWOBHM bands like Iron Maiden and Saxon is beyond me?!?

Line Up:

Brian Ross: Vocals
Russ Tippins: Guitars
Steve Ramsey: Guitars
Graeme English: Bass
Sean Taylor: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Trial by Fire"
"Broken Treaties"
"No Turning Back"
"Blades of Steel"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 03:59 AM
#77:

Onslaught - In Search of Sanity (1989)

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While it's a great record, it's nowhere as great as "Power From Hell" and "The Force" were. Not as much brutality and evil on this album. The album was originally recorded with Sy Keeler on vocals, but the label wanted more commercial success so they made the band re-record it with Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper) on vocals. If this album was released by a different band, it would of became a classic, but I guess Onslaught fans knew what they wanted, and this wasn't it.

Line Up:

Steve Grimmett: Vocals
Nige Rockett: Guitars
Rob Trotman: Guitars
James Hinder: Bass
Steve Grice: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Welcome to Dying"
"Shellshock"
"In Search of Sanity"
"Lightning War"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:04 AM
#76:

Fear Factory - Demanufacture (1995)

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I have always been very picky with Fear Factory, but I loved this album. The guitar work is great and Burton C. Bell's vocals go from very angry screams, to well sung melodies. Plus Raymond Herrera is a fucking beast on the drums!!!

Line Up:

Burton C. Bell: Vocals
Dino Cazares: Guitars / Bass
Raymond Herrera: Drums

*Although Christian Olde Wolbers is credited on bass, he joined the band after the album was recorded. All Bass on the album was played by Dino Cazares.*

Tracks to Check Out:

"Pisschrist"
"Replica"
"New Breed"
"Zero Signal"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:10 AM
#75:

Root - The Book (1999)

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I don't think there is any other black metal band quite like Root. Where most black metal bands feature very high pitched screeching vocals, Root features operatic vocals which somehow fit very well!! Super Satanic stuff (as Big Boss founded the first Church of Satan in Czech Republic.

Line Up:

Big Boss: Vocals
Ashok: Guitars
Petr "Blackie" Hošek: Guitars
Alesh Dostál: Bass
Evil: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Mystical Words of the Wise"
"The Message of the Time"
"Remember Me!"
"The Book"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:18 AM
#74:

Death Strike - Fuckin' Death (1991)

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In 1984, Master frontman, Paul Speckmann decided to start his own band, Death Strike, using songs originally written for Master. The album was "Fuckin' Death". The music is typical old school death metal. Although the album was recorded in 1985, it wasn't released until 1991.

Line Up:

Paul Speckmann: Vocals / Bass
Chris Mittleburn: Guitars
Kirk Miller: Guitars
John Leprich: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Re-Entry and Destruction"
"The Final Countdown"
"Pay to Die"
"The Truth"

IrritatedTrout
11-07-2011, 04:24 AM
Killer is an awesome album, so is Kiss of Death. I actually really enjoy Never Say Die when I'm in the mood for it too.

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:25 AM
#73:

KISS - Creatures of the Night (1982)

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A return to their hard rock sound (after the pop sounding "Dynasty", "Unmasked", and "Music From the Elder"). Where it's not their best album, I still think it's a great album. The songs are catchy (especially "War Machine").

An interesting note: Before working on the album, Eddie Van Halen, who by then was not getting along with his bandmate in Van Halen, David Lee Roth, wanted to join the band, replacing Frehley on guitar. Simmons and Alex Van Halen persuaded Eddie to remain in Van Halen.

Line Up:

Paul Stanley: Vocals / Guitars
Gene Simmons: Bass / Vocals
Vinnie Vincent: Guitars
Eric Carr: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Creatures of the Night"
"War Machine"
"I Still Love You"
"Saint and Sinner"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:32 AM
#72:

Incantation - Blasphemy (2002)

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One of my favorite death metal bands of all time!! This is the first record I had from them. The music is so brutal yet doomy. So evil and the title says it all...BLASPHEMY!! The two Outro tracks were a "fuck you" to Relapse Records (their long time label before this album) who more experimental bands.

Line Up:

John McEntee: Guitars
Mike Saez: Vocals
Joe Lombard: Bass
Kyle Severn: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Rotting With Your Christ"
"A Once Holy Throne"
"Uprising Heresy"
"Crown of Decayed Salvation"
"His Weak Hand"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:42 AM
#71:

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night (2000)

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Very different from my other list, I know. I truly love this album so much I've worn the CD out!! I've always been a sucker for great classical music. I'm not a huge fan of their Xmas shit, but I really do love this album!!

Line Up:

Jon Oliva: Keyboards
Chris Caffery: Guitars
Al Pitrelli: Guitars
Johnny Lee Middleton: Bass
Jeff Plate: Drums

various singers are featured....

Tracks to Check Out:

"What Is Eternal"
"Misery"
"Who is This Child"
"A Last Illusion"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:46 AM
#70:

Deicide - Scars of the Crucifix (2004)

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The mighty Deicide!! A great album after the last two shit ones (Insineratehymn and In Torment in Hell). This is the last album to feature Eric and Brian Hoffman on guitars. This is also the tour I first saw Deicide live on. Your typical Deicide album. Fast death metal and songs about killing Jesus...what more could you want??

Line Up:

Glen Benton: Vocals / Bass
Eric Hoffman: Guitars
Brian Hoffman: Guitars
Steve Asheim: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Fuck Your God"
"Scars of the Crucifix"
"When Heaven Burns"
"Mad at God"
"Go Now Your Lord is Dead"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:50 AM
#69:

Obituary - Frozen in Time (2005)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/9/8/1/79819.jpg?3936

What a great comeback album from these death metal legends!! Nothing new or original, just the same great old school death metal we've grown to know and love from these guys!! Last album to feature Allen West on guitar as his alcohol problems caught up to him!

Line Up:

John Tardy: Vocals
Allen West: Guitars
Trevor Peres: Guitars
Frank Watkins: Bass
Don Tardy: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Redneck Stomp"
"Insane"
"Lockjaw"
"Slow Death"

IrritatedTrout
11-07-2011, 04:54 AM
#73:

KISS - Creatures of the Night (1982)


A return to their hard rock sound (after the pop sounding "Dynasty", "Unmasked", and "Music From the Elder"). Where it's not their best album, I still think it's a great album. The songs are catchy (especially "War Machine").

An interesting note: Before working on the album, Eddie Van Halen, who by then was not getting along with his bandmate in Van Halen, David Lee Roth, wanted to join the band, replacing Frehley on guitar. Simmons and Alex Van Halen persuaded Eddie to remain in Van Halen.

I did not know that. Love this album too, my only complaint is I don't like Gene's vocal performance on some songs. I feel like the album would be stronger if Paul did the vocals on Saint and Sinner and Killer. I think he does a good job on Rock and Roll Hell, I Love it Loud, and War Machine though.

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 04:56 AM
#68:

Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/9/3/93.jpg?1311

Another early piece of Norwegian Black Metal history. This is where Emperor started. One of the very few symphonic black metal albums I enjoy.The album has a very dark atmosphere.

Line Up:

Ihsahn: Vocals / Guitars
Samoth: Guitars
Tchort: Bass
Faust: Drums
Charmand Grimloch: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"I Am the Black Wizards"
"Cosmic Keys to My Creations & Times"
"Inno A Satana"
"Beyond the Great Vast Forest"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:01 AM
#67:

Mayhem - The Dawn of the Black Hearts (1995)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/0/7/5/8075.jpg?1840

Now I am NOT usually a fan of live albums, but this one is so historical I had to buy it. The frontcover bearing a photograph of Mayhem's vocalist, Dead (Per Yngve Ohlin), after his suicide in April 1991. The production is quite terrible (remember it's a live bootleg!!)

Line Up:

Dead: Vocals (tracks 1-8)
Messiah: Vocals (tracks 9-12)
Euronymous: Guitars
Necrobutcher: Bass
Hellhammer: Drums (tracks 1-8)
Manheim: Drums (tracks 9-12)

Tracks to Check Out:

any

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:07 AM
#66:

Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/0/2/3/3023.jpg

Not my favorite Celtic Frost album by any means, but I do enjoy a lot of the songs. And their last good album until their comeback, "Monotheist" in 2006. Has many elements of Avant-garde but also has some of the elements that were on previous albums.

Line Up:

Tom G. Warrior: Vocals / Guitars
Martin Eric Ain: Bass / Vocals
Reed St. Mark: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Babylon Fell"
"Caress Into Oblivion"
"I Won't Dance"
"Mexican Radio (Wall of Voodoo cover)"
"Sorrows of the Moon"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:13 AM
#65:

Destruction - Cracked Brain (1990)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/6/6/2/2662.jpg

The only Destruction album without Schmier that I like. It's your typical Destruction album....pure thrash!! Has great leads and pounding drums. The cover of The Knack's "My Sharona" is pretty gay though!!

Line Up:

André Grieder: Vocals
Mike Sifringer: Guitar / Bass
Harry Heinrich Wilkens: Guitar / Bass
Olly Kaiser: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Frustrated"
"Die a Day Before You're Born"
"Rippin' You Off Blind"
"Time Must End"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:18 AM
#64:

Hypocrisy - The Final Chapter (1997)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/2/1/1021.jpg

Was supposed to be the last Hypocrisy album, but due to immense fan response the band decided to forge on. The album is your typical Hypocrisy album (post - Osculum Obscenum) which means it's great melodic death metal. These guys are one of my favorite bands and will be featured on this list a few times!!

Line Up:

Peter Tägtgren: Vocals / Guitars / Keyboards
Mikael Hedlund: Bass
Lars Szöke: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Adjusting the Sun"
"The Final Chapter"
"Inseminated Adoption"
"Request Denied"
"Lies"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:27 AM
#63:

Alice Cooper - Dragontown (2001)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/27/Alice_Cooper_-_Dragontown.jpg/220px-Alice_Cooper_-_Dragontown.jpg

Alice Cooper almost never disappoints me!! This album (along with Brutal Planet) were much more heavier than Alice normally did, but it also has some more traditional sounding Alice songs as well.

Line Up:

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Ryan Roxie: Guitars
Tim Pierce: Guitars
Greg Smith: Bass
Kenny Aronoff: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"It's Much too Late"
"Somewhere in the Jungle"
"The Sentinel"
"Dragontown"
"Disgraceland"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:35 AM
#62:

Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon (1993)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Beheritmoonalbumcover.jpg

Not your typical black metal album from these gods from Finland. Sure, there's your normal raw black metal songs on here, but also features slow, hypnotic, droning guitar work, and even some ambient-synth type intros. The vocals almost sound like he's whispering them, which is quite unique. All and all it's a great record and a must have for black metal fans.

*Interesting note: My good friend Dave Sandy wrote the lyrics for "Salomon's Gate"*

Line Up:

Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance: Vocals / Guitars
Black Jesus: Bass
Necroperversor: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Salomon's Gate"
"The Gate of Nanna"
"Black Arts"
"Sadomatic Rites"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:42 AM
#61:

Rainbow - Bent Out of Shape (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/8/0/4/3804.jpg

Mr. Blackmore and crew's seventh full length album. Your typical 80s Rainbow album...soaring guitar work from the master and pop sounding keyboars (i.e. "Desperate Hearts"). Not their best work by any means, but still good for some listening.

Line Up:

Joe Lynn Turner: Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore: Guitar
Roger Glover: Bass
Chuck Burgi: Drums
David Rosenthal: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"Can't Let You Go"
"Desperate Heart"
"Street of Dreams"
"Fool For the Night"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:50 AM
#60:

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (1993)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Bloodykiss.jpg

The second full length album from the Brooklyn gods, and the begining of their more goth sound. Half the album was in the style of the first album (Slow, Deep, and Hard) where the other half of the album was more goth-friendly. Very dark and sorrowful album. Was also the first album on Roadrunner Records to go Gold and Platinum. This is also the album that lauched Type O Negative into the popularity of mall-goths world wide.

Line Up:

Peter Steele: Vocals / Bass
Kenny Hickey: Guitars
Josh Silver: Keyboards
Sal Abruscato: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Christian Women"
"We Hate Everyone"
"Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)"
"Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
"Kill All the White People"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 05:55 AM
#59:

Sepultura - Arise (1991)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/7/3/273.jpg

The first album I heard from the band (and last one I liked). A thrash gem indeed!! So fast and relentless!! None of that gay tribal crap they used on later albums to be found!! This is a true ass-kicker!!

Line Up:

Max Cavalera: Vocals / Guitars
Andreas Kisser: Guitars
Paulo Jr: Bass
Igor Cavalera: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Murder"
"Arise"
"Altered State"
"Dead Embryonic Cells"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:01 AM
#58:

Danzig - Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1992)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/2/9/1129.jpg

The last Danzig album I really liked (until Deth Red Sabaoth). So much darker than previous works. Danzig's voice is great on this and John Christ's guitar work is fantastic! A great album!!

Line Up:

Glenn Danzig: Vocals
John Christ: Guitars
Eerie Von: Bass
Chuck Biscuits: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Left Hand Black"
"Dirty Black Summer"
"Do You Wear the Mark?"
"When the Dying Calls"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:09 AM
#57:

Brujeria - Matando Güeros (1993)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/3/6/3/7363.jpg

Brutal Satanic death metal from Mexico. The cool thing also is the lyrics are all in Spanish (so I have no clue what the fuck they are saying half the time)!! Great brutal stuff though!!

Line Up:

Juan Brujo: Vocals
Asesino (Dino Cazares): Guitars
Güero Sin Fe (Billy Gould): Bass
Hongo (Shane Embury): Guitars / Bass
Fantasma: Vocals / Bass
Greñudo (Raymond Herrera): Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Leyes Narcos"
"Cristo De La Roca"
"Seis Seis Seis"
"Molestando Niños Muertos"
"Matando Güeros"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:14 AM
#56:

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power (1992)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/PanteraVulgarDisplayofPower.jpg/220px-PanteraVulgarDisplayofPower.jpg

The first album I heard from these guys and a true ass-kicker!! Total fucking brutality throughout!!

Line Up:

Philip Anselmo: Vocals
Dimebag Darrell: Guitars
Rex Brown: Bass
Vinnie Paul: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"This Love"
"Mouth for War"
"By Demons Be Driven"
"Hollow"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:19 AM
#55:

Crucifyre - Infernal Earthly Divine (2010)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/5/3/285394.jpg

A newer band featuring members of Regurgitate, Nasum, General Surgery, Crematory, and Morbid. A great album of old school Satanic Swedish death metal. Great stuff, worth checking out!!

Line Up:

Erik "Tormentor" Sahlström: Vocals
TG: Guitars
Urban Skytt: Guitars
Henrik Doltz Nilsson: Bass
Yasin Hillborg: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Kiss the Goat"
"Hail Satan"
"Born-Again Satanist"
"Hellish Sacrifice"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:24 AM
#54:

Impiety - Advent Of...(ep) (2011)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/9/5/9/295919.jpg

The latest release from Singapore's Impiety. A mix of black metal, death metal, thrash, and lots of nuclear warfare!! Such a great ep from an even greater band!!!

Line Up:

Shyaithan: Vocals / Bass
Eskathon: Guitars
Guh Lu: Guitars
Atum: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Advent of the Nuclear Baphomet"
"Ave Satanas"
"Blood Ritual Defamation"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:40 AM
#53:

Mortician - Chainsaw Dismemberment (1999)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/4/3/11432.jpg

If you don't know who Mortician is, crawl back under your rock! The horror themed death metal machine's second full length album is backed with blasting drum machine beats, VERY low-tuned guitars and bass, and the lowest gutteral vocals known to man. Not to mention lots of great horror movie clips!!

Line Up:

Will Rahmer: Vocals / Bass
Roger J. Beaujard: Guitars / Drum Programing
Desmond Tolhurst: Guitars

Tracks to Check Out:

"Silent Night, Bloody Night"
"Lord of the Dead (Mortician Part II)"
"Camp Blood"
"Chainsaw Dismemberment"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:45 AM
#52:

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/4/4/844.jpg?3344

The madman returns with his first album since the passing of guitarist Randy Rhodes and first with new guitarist Jake E. Lee. I personally think Jake is a fantastic guitarist and the song writing on this album is great!!

Line Up:

Ozzy Osbourne: Vocals
Jake E. Lee: Guitars
Bob Daisley: Bass
Tommy Aldridge: Drums
Don Airey: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"You're No Different"
"Waiting For Darkness"
"Spiders"
"Bark at the Moon"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:50 AM
#51:

Sentinel Beast - Depths of Death (1986)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/4/7/2/3/4723.jpg

Female fronted thrash band from Sacramento, CA. Great guitar playing and excellent vocals from Ms. Debbie Gunn. This is a classic album that should of gotten more popular than it did!!

Line Up:

Debbie Gunn: Vocals
Barry Fischel: Guitars
Mark Koyasako: Guitars
Scott Awes: Drums
Mike Spencer: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"Evil is the Night"
"The Keeper"
"Dogs of War"

jhdeity
11-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Definitely an ecclectic list. Love Fear and Killer being in there. Demanufacture and Vulgar are both Top 10 for me so cool seeing them getting some respect.

Never thought I's see Temples of Ice or Never Say Die in any list. I might have to re-visit TOI sonce it's been years since I threw it on.

jhdeity
11-07-2011, 06:52 AM
#52:

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/4/4/844.jpg?3344

The madman returns with his first album since the passing of guitarist Randy Rhodes and first with new guitarist Jake E. Lee. I personally think Jake is a fantastic guitarist and the song writing on this album is great!!

Line Up:

Ozzy Osbourne: Vocals
Jake E. Lee: Guitars
Bob Daisley: Bass
Tommy Aldridge: Drums
Don Airey: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"You're No Different"
"Waiting For Darkness"
"Spiders"
"Bark at the Moon"

No Center of Eternity? One of my favorite Ozzy songs. Maybe I'm just weird. hahaha

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:58 AM
#50:

Incantation - Diabolical Conquest (1998)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/9/1/3/2913.jpg?1627

Once again the mighty Incantation appears on my list. This release is super heavy and dark!! Features Daniel Corchado (Cenotaph / The Chasm) as the frontman, and what a perfect fit he was!!

Line Up:

Daniel Corchado: Vocals / Bass / Guitars
John McEntee: Guitars
Kyle Severn: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Disciples of Blasphemous Reprisal"
"Ethereal Misery"
"Impending Diabolical Conquest"
"United in Repungence"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:00 AM
Never thought I's see Temples of Ice or Never Say Die in any list. I might have to re-visit TOI sonce it's been years since I threw it on.

I have very varied tastes as you can see haha

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:04 AM
#49:

Blood Feast - Kill for Pleasure (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/1/3/2813.jpg

One of my favorite thrash bands of all time!! Songs are so fast and ass kicking!! A boot in the face from start to finish! These guys SHOULD be part of the big 4, but sadly they only put out two albums plus and EP.

Line Up:

Gary Markovitch: Vocals
Adam Tranquilli: Guitars
Mike Basden: Guitars
Lou Starita: Bass
Kevin Kuzma: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Vampire"
"Menacing Thunder"
"Kill for Pleasure"
"Venomous Death"
"R.I.P."

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:14 AM
#48:

Goreaphobia - Morbidious Pathology (demo) (1990)

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRA9_6E46A2IKma-dDlzmomXhzgallkfg7-8me1M-KlSOS5o2qSZw

The amazing demo from Philadelphia, PA death metal band Goreaphobia. A very hard to find and rare piece of old school death metal.

Line Up:

Chris Gamble: Vocals / Bass
Alex Bouks: Guitars
Craig Smilowski: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Poltergeist Entrapment"
"Devious Regordation"
"Organ Donor"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:18 AM
#47:

Watain - Sworn to the Dark (2007)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/4/4/144497.jpg

A black metal masterpiece of true devil worship!! This is how black metal should sound!! So fucking evil and dark!! I can listen to this album everyday!!

Line Up:

Erik Danielsson: Vocals / Bass
Pelle Forsberg: Guitars
Håkan Jonsson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Legions of the Black Light"
Satan's Hunger"
"Stellarvore"
"The Serpent's Chalice"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:57 AM
#46:

Oz - Fire in the Brain (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/6/5/10650.jpg

What a great band/album!! Traditional heavy metal from Finland. Not bad production for 1983 either!! A must have for collectors!!

Side note: The hand on the cover is that of Quorthon (Bathory)

Line Up:

Ape De Martini: Vocals
Speedy Foxx: Guitar
Jay C. Blade: Bass
Mark Ruffneck: Drums
Spooky Wolff: Guitars

Tracks to Check Out:

"Search Lights"
"Black Candles"
"Gambler"
"Fortune"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:02 AM
#45:

Bathory - The Return...... (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/5/6/756.jpg?0854

The second album from the legendary Bathory. A great record of early first wave of black metal. No keyboards, no female vocals, no poser shit!! Raw, dark, and evil!! All hail Quorthon!!!

Line Up:

Quorthon: Vocals / Guitars
Stefan Larsson: Drums
Andreas Johansson: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"Bestial Lust"
"The Return of Mayhem"
"Possessed"
"Total Destruction"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:06 AM
#44:

Witchfinder General - Death Penalty (1982)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/7/8/1278.jpg

A great doom/NWOBHM classic!! Doomy riffs and haunting vocals. Songs about burning witches and drugs. A must have for any metalhead!!!

Line Up:

Zeeb Parkes: Vocals
Phil Cope: Guitars / Bass
Steve Kinsell: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Free Country"
"Burning a Sinner"
"Invisible Hate"
"R.I.P."

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:10 AM
#43:

Angelcorpse - Exterminate (1998)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/2/0/2320.jpg?1947

Brutal and Satanic blackened death metal from Kansas City!! Another one of my favorite death metal bands of all time!! Ripping guitar leads, militant pounding drums, and evil and blasphemous vocals make for a great release!!

Line Up:

Pete Helmkamp: Vocals / Bass
Gene Palubicki: Guitars
Bill Taylor: Guitars
John Longstreth: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Wartorn"
"Christhammer"
"Sons of Vengeance"
"Phallelujah"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:16 AM
#42:

Krisiun - Black Force Domain (1995)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/1/8/818.jpg

The debut album from Brazilian death metal beasts, Krisiun. The drums sound like a machine gun, the guitars ripping like crazy, and the vocals spew forth such blasphemy it would make Satan question his evil nature!!


Line Up:

Alex Camargo: Vocals / Bass
Max Kolesne: Drums
Moyses Kolesne: Guitars

Tracks to Check Out:

"Messiah of the Double Cross"
"Meanest Evil"
"Sacrifice of the Unborn"
"Evil Mastermind"

treghet
11-07-2011, 09:24 AM
#79:

Malevolent Creation - Stillborn (1993)

This album recieved horrible reviews due to the very poor production. The band originally wanted to go back and have the album re-mastered but due to Roadrunner's greed, they wouldn't pay for it. The songs however, I think are very well written and if the production wasn't so poor, this would be considered one of their best releases.

Finally someone who agrees with me! I fucking love that album. It's sad that it seems to be forgotten just because of the production.

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:25 AM
#41:

Marduk - Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered (1996)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/7/2/2/1722.jpg

It doesn't get much more evil than Marduk!! These guys are what true black metal should sound like!! This is the first album to feature Legion on vocals (which in my opinion was their best vocalist to date)!!

Line Up:

Legion: Vocals
Morgan Håkansson: Guitars
B. War: Bass
Fredrik Andersson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Legion"
"The Black Tormentor of Satan"
"Infernal Eternal"
"Beyond the Grace of God"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:30 AM
#40:

Pentagram - Be Forewarned (1994)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/2/0/2220.jpg

The legendary Pentagram was formed in 1971, but didn't release their debut album until 1985. This is their third album. This band is what doom is all about!! Songs about drug abuse, free living, and evil. Bobby Liebling's vocals are legendary!!!

Line Up:

Bobby Liebling: Vocals
Victor Griffin: Guitars
Martin Swaney: Bass
Joe Hasselvander: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Ask No More"
"Live Free and Burn"
"Bride of Evil"
"Be Forewarned"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:36 AM
#39:

Vital Remains - Dechristianize (2003)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/6/8/9/16895.jpg?3558

My all time favorite death metal band of all time!!! I've seen them live thirteen times and have become good friends with guitarist Tony Lazaro. This was the most blasphemous album I had heard at the time!! The songs are so well written it almost seems like they signed a deal with Satan to do so!! Also joined by legendary death metal frontman Glen Benton for the vocals sealed the deal!!

Line Up:

Glen Benton: Vocals
Tony Lazaro: Guitars / Bass
Dave Suzuki: Guitars / Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Savior to None... Failure for All..."
"Dechristianize"
"Entwined by Vengeance"
"Infidel"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:40 AM
#38:

Morbid Angel - Gateways to Annihilation (2000)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/2/4/324.jpg

The first metal band I ever saw live, and they were on tour for this album!! A lot of people hate the Steve Tucker albums, but I love them!! The music is slow and doomy, yet brutal as all fuck!! The lyrics are such inspiring incantations of utter evil and blasphemy!! And Pete's drums are inhuman as always!!

Line Up:

Steve Tucker: Vocals / Bass
Trey Azagthoth: Guitars
Erik Rutan: Guitars
Pete Sandoval: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"He Who Sleeps"
"I"
"Ageless, Still I Am"
"God of the Forsaken"
"Opening of the Gates"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:50 AM
#36:

Possessed - Beyond the Gates (1986)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/6/9/2369.jpg

Second album from the inventors of death metal. The album opens with a keyboard piece which sounds like it could be a theme to a horror movie, then kicks into the ass kicking "Heretic". These guys were the true definition of what a hard working death metal band should be!!

Line Up:

Jeff Becerra: Vocals / Bass
Mike Torrao: Guitars
Larry Lalonde: Guitars
Mike Sus: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Heretic"
"Tribulation"
"March to Die"
"Phantasm"
"No Will to Live"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 09:58 AM
#35:

Dimmu Borgir - Stormblåst (1996)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/4/2/9/429.jpg

It's hard to imagine these guys used to be good!! This was such a great black metal record, I guess money got to their heads!! Such great guitar work, and the keyboards were so haunting!! Plus the vocals were great to! How the mighty have fallen!!

Line Up:

Shagrath: Guitars / Vocals
Erkekjetter Silenoz: Guitars / Vocals
Brynjard Tristan: Bass
Stian Aarstad: Keyboards
Tjodalv: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen"
"Broderskapets Ring"
"Dødsferd"
"Sorgens Kammer"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:23 AM
#35:

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers (1984)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/4/0/1/3401.jpg

The legendary Deep Purple, what more do I need to say?? Their first album after reforming and first since 1975's "Come Taste the Band". It has all the classic Deep Purple elements that I love!

Line Up:

Ian Gillan: Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore: Guitars
Roger Glover: Bass
Ian Paice: Drums
Jon Lord: Keyboards

Tracks to Check Out:

"Knocking at Your Back Door"
"A Gypsy's Kiss"
"Perfect Strangers"
"Under the Gun"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:28 AM
#34:

Onslaught - Power From Hell (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/0/1/2/5012.jpg

The debut album from British thrashers Onslaught. This album is super raw and evil as all hell!! There's even hints of first wave of black metal in the music and lyrics!!

Line Up:

Paul Mahoney: Vocals
Nige Rockett: Guitars
Jason Stallard: Bass
Steve Grice: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Lord of Evil"
"Damnation/Onslaught (Power from Hell)"
"The Devil's Legion"
"Witch Hunt"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:34 AM
#33:

Sodom - Obsessed by Cruelty (1986)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/0/9/5/3095.jpg

Debut full length German thrashers, Sodom. Very dark and evil album! Has hints of early black metal. Just an ass kicking album through and through!!

Interesting note: Only Tom Angelripper is alive out of the musicians on the album, as both Destructor and Witch Hunter have both passed away.

Line Up:

Tom Angelripper: Vocals / Bass
Destructor: Guitars
Chris Witchhunter: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Deathlike Silence"
"Equinox"
"Volcanic Slut"
"Brandish the Sceptre"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:40 AM
#32:

Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane (1995)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/6/8/768.jpg

The second album from Swedish black metal legends Dissection. Very melodic for typical European black metal, yet VERY Satanic!! Also last Dissection album until 2006, as Jon Nödtveidt was imprisoned for being an accessory to murder in 1997. He was released in 2004.

Line Up:

Jon Nödtveidt: Vocals / Guitars
Johan Norman: Guitars
Peter Palmdahl: Bass
Ole Öhman: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Night's Blood"
"Where Dead Angels Lie"
"Thorns of Crimson Death"
"Soulreaper"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:44 AM
#31:

Motörhead - Iron Fist (1982)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/9/4/2/942.jpg

A great release from the dirtiest boys of them all, Motörhead!! It's your typical Motörhead release, raspy vocals, and the nastiest metal known to man!!

Line Up:

Lemmy Kilmister: Vocals / Bass
"Fast" Eddie Clarke: Guitars
Philthy Animal: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Loser"
"(Don't Need) Religion"
"Iron Fist"
"Go to Hell"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:51 AM
#30:

Massacre - From Beyond (1991)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/1/3/1113.jpg

Debut album from Florida death metalers, Massacre. A band featuring former Death members. A great and classic album of old school death metal done the right way...fast and brutal!! Great guitar leads, and very guttural vocals!!

Line Up:

Kam Lee: Vocals
Rick Rozz: Guitars
Terry Butler: Bass
Bill Andrews: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Cryptic Realms"
"Chamber of Ages"
"Corpse Grinder"
"Dawn of Eternity"
"Symbolic Immortality"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 11:57 AM
#29:

Alice Cooper - Constrictor (1986)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Acconst.jpg/220px-Acconst.jpg

First album back after retiring in 1983. This also his first album to be heavy metal. Such a fantastic album!! I can listen to this album from front to back without skipping a single song!!

Interesting note: The track "The Great American Success Story" was supposed to be the theme song to the Rodney Dangerfield film Back to School, but was not used.

Line Up:

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Kane Roberts: Guitars
Kip Winger: Bass
David Rosenberg: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Life and Death of the Party"
"(He's Back) The Man Behind the Mask"
"Teenage Frankenstein"
"The World Needs Guts"
"Crawlin"

BloodoftheKings
11-07-2011, 12:00 PM
#29:

Alice Cooper - Constrictor (1986)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Acconst.jpg/220px-Acconst.jpg

First album back after retiring in 1983. This also his first album to be heavy metal. Such a fantastic album!! I can listen to this album from front to back without skipping a single song!!

Interesting note: The track "The Great American Success Story" was supposed to be the theme song to the Rodney Dangerfield film Back to School, but was not used.

Line Up:

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Kane Roberts: Guitars
Kip Winger: Bass
David Rosenberg: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Life and Death of the Party"
"(He's Back) The Man Behind the Mask"
"Teenage Frankenstein"
"The World Needs Guts"
"Crawlin"

Interesting choice. I've never been crazy about this album but I like a few songs. Teenage Frankenstein is catchy and I love Thrill My Gorilla for it's ridiculous lyrics. I could never stand The Man Behind the Mask though, that song is waaaaayy to poppy.

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 12:04 PM
#28:

Hypocrisy - Penetralia (1992)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/1/6/1016.jpg?2044

Debut album from Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy. Very brutal and evil album. Much different than the Hypocrisy of today. This was very old school death metal, not much melodic songs. Just Satanic brutality!!

Line Up:

Masse Broberg (aka Emperor Magus Caligula): Vocals
Peter Tägtgren: Guitars / Drums (tracks 1-3, 5-8)
Jonas Österberg: Guitars
Mikael Hedlund: Bass
Lars Szöke: Drums (tracks 4, 9-10)

Tracks to Check Out:

"God is a..."
"Burn by the Cross"
"Jesus Fall"
"Impotent God"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 12:09 PM
#27:

Entombed - Left Hand Path (1990)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/9/6/796.jpg?3310

Such a great Satanic old school death metal album!! Some of the tracks featured on this album were written while the band went under the name of Nihilist. I really love how they put the Phantasm theme in the middle of the title track!! This and Clandestine were the only good albums by them in my opinion.

Line Up:

Lars-Göran Petrov: Vocals
Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund: Guitars / Bass
Alex Hellid: Guitars
Nicke Andersson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Left Hand Path"
"Drowned"
"Morbid Devourment"
"The Truth Beyond"

PowerMaiden
11-07-2011, 12:56 PM
you started your list today and you are already at number 28 !?!? hahaha ! you're a machine man !!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Rocco44
11-07-2011, 01:21 PM
Solid list and in record time haha

mankvill
11-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Awesome list!

larvtard
11-07-2011, 01:48 PM
Just caught up...holy shit :eek: Damn dude!

Really digging Hypocrisy, both the newer album and the older one. Haven't heard that Krisiun or Marduk album, solid stuff. Angelcorpse is fucking sick. I couldn't find a studio version of anything from the Goreaphobia demo on youtube, only a live version, which sounded pretty cool, but I couldn't find any download links. Crucifyre is really cool, gotta look into those guys more. Impiety=:lovedup: Sepultura=:lovedup: I didn't think Obituary after their first two albums were any good, but Frozen in Time seems pretty solid.

You must be really bored today :lol: Give people time to comment!

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 01:57 PM
#26:

King Diamond - Abigail (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/7/6/1176.jpg

If you don't know who or what King Diamond sounds like, you probably shouldn't be on this site!! Just a great album with a creepy story!!

Line Up:

King Diamond: Vocals
Andy LaRocque: Guitars
Michael Denner : Guitars
Timi Hansen: Bass
Mikkey Dee: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Arrival"
"The 7th Day of July 1777"
"Abigail"
"Omens"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:02 PM
#25:

Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/1/6/1416.jpg

I've been a huge Savatage fan for many moons now. This one is my favorite album by them (maybe because it's the first one I heard). I love everything about this album!!

Line Up:

Jon Oliva: Vocals
Criss Oliva: Guitars
Johnny Lee Middleton: Bass
Steve "Doc" Wacholz: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Strange Wings"
"White Witch"
"Hall of the Mountain King"
"Beyond the Doors of the Dark"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:08 PM
#24:

Carnivore - Carnivore (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/0/9/8/2098.jpg

The band Peter Steele was in before Type O Negative. A great album of thrash meets NY Hardcore. Very politically correct lyrics from the eternal smartass Mr. Steele.

Line Up:

Peter Steele: Vocals / Bass
Keith Alexander: Guitars
Louie Beateaux: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"God is Dead"
"Armageddon"
"Male Supremacy"
"World Wars III & IV"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:13 PM
#23:

Slayer - Show No Mercy (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/0/7/207.jpg

This is where they started!! Evil, fast, and relentless!! Need I say more??

Line Up:

Tom Araya: Vocals / Bass
Kerry King: Guitars
Jeff Hanneman: Guitars
Dave Lombardo: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Black Magic"
"The Final Command"
"Metal Storm/Face the Slayer"
"Crionics"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:17 PM
#22:

Pentagram - Relentless (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/8/4/5/1845.jpg

Such a doom masterpiece!! This is Pentagram's debut full length. Was originally just titled "Pentagram", but was re-released in 1993 with the title "Relentless", the artwork above, and a different track order.

Line Up:

Bobby Liebling: Vocals
Victor Griffin: Guitars
Joe Hasselvander: Drums
Martin Swaney: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Ghoul"
"Sinister"
"Your Lost, I'm Free"
"Relentless"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 02:23 PM
#21:

Vital Remains - Into Cold Darkness (1995)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/8/3/8/7838.jpg

Last album to feature original vocalist Jeff Gruslin. Such an epic piece of old school death metal like none other!! Great guitar work by Lazaro and Flynn, and Jeff's vocals are inhuman!!

Line Up:

Jeff Gruslin: Vocals
Tony Lazaro: Guitars
Paul Flynn: Guitars
Joe Lewis: Bass
Rick Corbett: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Under the Moon's Fog"
"Descent Into Hell"
"Angels of Blasphemy"
"Immortal Crusade"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:32 PM
#20:

Incantation - Mortal Throne of Nazarene (1994)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/9/9/2299.jpg

Once again the mighty Incantation appear on my list. This is my favorite release from them. The music is so dark, you just want to sell your soul while listening to it! Hands down, Craig Pillard is the best frontman that Incantation has had in their history!!

Line Up:

Craig Pillard: Vocals / Guitars
John McEntee: Guitars
Dan Kamp: Bass
Jim Roe: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Ibex Moon"
"Iconoclasm of Catholicism"
"Abolishment of Immaculate Serenity"
"Essence Ablaze"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:37 PM
#19:

Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments (1991)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/3/9/1039.jpg?1711

The debut album from Malevolent Creation, and in my opinion, their greatest work!! So brutal, so fast, so heavy!! If there was a class to teach death metal bands how to play, the text book would be this album!!

Line Up:

Brett Hoffmann: Vocals
Phil Fasciana: Guitars
Jeff Juszkiewicz: Guitars
Jason Blachowicz: Bass
Mark Simpson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Impaled Existence"
"Premature Burial"
"Multiple Stab Wounds"
"Sacrificial Annihilation"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:44 PM
#18:

Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet (2000)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c1/Brutalplanet.jpg/220px-Brutalplanet.jpg

Probably the heaviest and darkest Alice Cooper album to date! The subject matter deals with subjects like racism, starvation, war, and school shootings. Alice's voice is top notch in the album also, and after performing for over 40 years is very impressive!!

Line Up:

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Ryan Roxie: Guitars
Phil X: Guitar
Eric Singer: Drums
Bob Marlette: Bass

Tracks to Check Out:

"Pick Up the Bones"
"Wicked Young Man"
"Cold Machines"
"Gimme"

GarageMetal468
11-07-2011, 06:48 PM
...... Yeah this list is awesome.

:rocker:

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:50 PM
#17:

Candlemass - Nightfall (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/4/124.jpg

My personal favorite Candlemass record. So doomy that you feel so depressed when listening to it. So much agony and pain in the vocals.

Interesting note: In the video for "Bewitched" there's a cameo by former Mayhem vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin.

Line Up:

Messiah Marcolin: Vocals
Lars "Lasse" Johansson: Guitars
Mats "Mappe" Björkman: Guitars
Leif Edling: Bass
Jan Lindh: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Bewitched"
"At the Gallows End"
"The Well of Souls"
"Dark Are the Veils of Death"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:55 PM
#16:

Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids (1984)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/9/3/13934.jpg

The final demo from Swiss black metal group Hellhammer. Tom and Martin would later go on to form Celtic Frost. Hellhammer were one of the first black metal bands in existence and are among one of my favorites of all time.


Line Up:

Tom G. Warrior: Vocals / Guitars
Martin Eric Ain: Bass
Bruce Day: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Massacra"
"Triumph of Death"
"Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation)"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 06:59 PM
#15:

Venom - Black Metal (1982)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/6/1/861.jpg

The album that started the term "Black Metal". Obviously musically, it's not black metal in today's standards. Musically it's more NWOBHM, Speed, and Thrash. But Satanism and blasphemy is throughout this release!!

Line Up:

Cronos: Vocals / Bass
Mantas: Guitars
Abaddon: Drums


Tracks to Check Out:

"Black Metal"
"Countess Bathory"
"Heaven's on Fire "
"Raise the Dead"
"Don't Burn the Witch"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:04 PM
#14:

Death - Scream Bloody Gore (1987)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/9/8/598.jpg?3657

One of the first death metal records to be released. Chuck Schuldiner's long legacy began right here. This is just down and dirty raw old school death metal. Much different, and in my opinion, better than later material!!

Line Up:

Chuck Schuldiner: Vocals / Guitars / Bass
Chris Reifert: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Evil Dead"
"Zombie Ritual"
"Denial of Life"
"Baptized in Blood"
"Infernal Death"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:09 PM
#13:

Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/5/2/4/1524.jpg

The debut full length from Tom G and crew. A very dark album. Tom's vocals are legendary and cannot be beat!!

Interesting note: "To Mega Therion" was one of Aleister Crowley's "magical names".

Line Up:

Tom G. Warrior: Vocals / Guitars
Dominic Steiner: Bass
Reed St. Mark: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Usurper"
"Dawn of Meggido"
"Circle of the Tyrants"
"Necromantical Screams"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:14 PM
#12:

Dissection - The Somberlain (1993)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/6/9/769.jpg

Debut album from Swedish black metal legends, Dissection. My personal favorite album by them!! So evil and blasphemic!! Jon Nödtveidt was an amazing writer and musician!! RIP Nödtveidt!!

Line Up:

Jon Nödtveidt: Vocals / Guitars
John Zwetsloot: Guitars
Peter Palmdahl: Bass
Ole Öhman: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Black Horizons"
"Heaven's Damnation"
"A Land Forlorn"
"In the Cold Winds of Nowhere"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:20 PM
#11:

Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger (1994)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/6/2/4/624.jpg

One of the blackest of the black metal albums of all time!! So raw, so grim, so dark!! This album is what black metal is all about!! Poor production adds to the darkness of this release!! "'Norsk Arisk Black Metal"!!

Line Up:

Nocturno Culto: Vocals
Fenriz: Guitars / Bass / Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Transilvanian Hunger"
"Skald Av Satans Sol"
"Graven Tåkeheimens Saler"
"En Ås I Dype Skogen"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:25 PM
#10:

Mercyful Fate - Melissa (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/4/5/745.jpg?5227

Probably one of the most evil records ever made!! The darkness is so strong on this record!! King Diamond's powerful falsetto vocals just add to the darkness.

Line Up:

King Diamond: Vocals
Michael Denner: Guitars
Hank Shermann: Guitars
Timi "Grabber" Hansen: Bass
Kim Ruzz: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Satan's Fall"
"Curse of the Pharaohs"
"Evil"
"Melissa"
"Into the Coven"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:34 PM
#9:

Black Sabbath - Headless Cross (1989)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/2/4/524.jpg

Call me crazy, but this is my favorite Sabbath record!! I am a huge fan of Tony Martin's vocals!! Tony Iommi's guitar work is top notch here as well (as always). Also the lyrics are very dark and evil!! A great album from start to finish!!

Line Up:

Tony Martin: Vocals
Tony Iommi: Guitars
Laurence Cottle: Bass
Cozy Powell: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"When Death Calls"
"Call of the Wild"
"The Headless Cross"
"Nightwing"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:38 PM
#8:

Dio - Holy Diver (1983)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/0/3/1303.jpg

Ronnie James Dio's first, and most popular solo album. Ronnie was the true metal god!! There was never before and will never again be another Ronnie James Dio!! RIP!!!

Line Up:

Ronnie James Dio: Vocals
Vinny Appice: Drums
Jimmy Bain: Bass / Keyboards
Vivian Campbell: Guitars

Tracks to Check Out:

"Don't Talk to Strangers"
"Caught in the Middle"
"Gypsy"
"Holy Diver"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:43 PM
#7:

Sentenced - The Cold White Light (2002)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/6/9/8/698.jpg

This album got me through a lot of tough times when I was a teenager. Who would think songs about depression and suicide could help you from being depressed and suicidal yourself, but for me it did. So much pain and agony in the lyrics. The music fits well to set the mood as well!!

Line Up:

Ville Laihiala: Vocals
Miika Tenkula: Guitars
Sami Lopakka: Guitars
Sami Kukkohovi: Bass / Keyboards
Vesa Ranta: Drums

Songs to Check Out:

"Guilt and Regret"
"Excuse Me While I Kill Myself"
"Cross My Heart and Hope to Die"
"No One There"
"The Luxury of a Grave"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:50 PM
#6:

Sarcófago - INRI (1987)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7f/Sarcofago-Inri-front.png/220px-Sarcofago-Inri-front.png

The legendary Brazilian black metal group Sarcófago's debut album. This was the most aggressive thing out of Brazil at the time, and may still even be!! The extensive use of blast beats on this album by drummer "D.D. Crazy" made him a pioneer in the metal world. This band influenced everyone from Mayhem to Impaled Nazarene. They are also one of the first bands to use "corpsepaint".

Line Up:

Wagnet "Antichrist" Lamounier: Vocals
Geraldo "Incubus" Minelli: Bass
Zeber Butcher: Guitars
D.D. Crazy: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Satanic Lust"
"The Last Slaughter"
"Ready to Fuck"
"Christ's Death"
"Nightmare"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:54 PM
#5:

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry (1984)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/1/6/12165.jpg

You are probably thinking why this album is so far down on the list?? Well, this is the first metal album I had ever heard!! I found this cassette in my buddy's brother's house and I was blown away! I had never heard anything quite like it at the time! This to me, is such a classic album!!

Line Up:

Dee Snider: Vocals
Jay Jay French: Guitars
Eddie Ojeda: Guitars
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza: Bass
A.J. Pero: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Burn in Hell"
"The Beast"
"Horror-Teria: The Beginning (A) Captain Howdy, B) Street Justice)"
"Stay Hungry"
"S.M.F."

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 07:58 PM
#4:

Megadeth - Peace Sells...but Who's Buying? (1986)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/6/6/2/662.jpg

I found this album along with the Twisted Sister one...and I had never heard anything so heavy!! I was blown away and knew I'd dedicate the rest of my life to metal!!

Line Up:

Dave Mustaine: Vocals / Guitars
David Ellefson: Bass
Chris Poland: Guitars
Gar Samuelson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"The Conjuring"
"Devil's Island"
"Wake Up Dead"
"Good Mourning / Black Friday"
"Bad Omen"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:04 PM
#3:

Bathory - Bathory (1984)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/Bathory_album.jpg/220px-Bathory_album.jpg

One of the first black metal records ever recorded! The original title for this album was Pentagrammaton, but this title was discarded when several people read it as "Pentagon". It was first printed in 300 vinyl copies, with a yellow goat instead of a white one, these copies can go as much as $1,200 on ebay!! The music is so raw and dark the way it should be!!!

Line Up:

Quorthon: Vocals / Guitars
Rickard Bergman: Bass
Stefan Larsson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"War"
"In Conspiracy With Satan"
"Hades"
"Sacrifice"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:07 PM
#2:

Vital Remains - Let Us Pray (1992)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/8/3/7/7837.jpg

Debut album from Rhode Island death metal legends Vital Remains. Wow, what a great album!! Great leads, pounding drums, and amazing vocals!! I really wish they still played material from this live!!

Line Up:

Jeff Gruslin: Vocals
Tony Lazaro: Guitars
Paul Flynn: Guitars
Joe Lewis: Bass
Ace Alonzo: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"War in Paradise"
"Ceremony of the Seventh Circle"
"Frozen Terror"
"Malevolent Invocation"
"Of Pure Unholiness"

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:17 PM
and here it is.......#1:

Possessed - Seven Churches (1985)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/3/6/8/2368.jpg

The FIRST death metal album ever released!! The intro to the first song, "The Exorcist", is a version of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" from the movie "The Exorcist". Such an evil record!! So much darkness and Satanism in the lyrics!! The music is fast and heavy!! Even Ronnie James Dio stated in the book "The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal" that the album was "monumental in developing the death metal style, the first death metal album.

Interesting note: For the extreme lyrics and uses of the word "fuck", the album was one of the earliest (in 1985) to receive the RIAA's Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics sticker.

Line Up:

Jeff Becerra: Vocals / Bass
Larry LaLonde: Guitar
Mike Torrao: Guitar
Mike Sus: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Satan's Curse"
"Evil Warriors"
"The Exorcist"
"Death Metal"
"Burning in Hell"

DethMaiden
11-07-2011, 08:18 PM
Very interesting top ten. I love Seven Churches but honestly never expected to see it hit #1 on anyone's personal list. Thanks for doing this crazy fast, I enjoyed attempting to keep on top of it! ;)

illuminatus917
11-07-2011, 08:21 PM
Did you seriously just complete a top 100 albums list in 24 hours?

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Did you seriously just complete a top 100 albums list in 24 hours?

Sure did!

illuminatus917
11-07-2011, 08:25 PM
Sure did!

You should get an award or something. I mean, that has to be unprecedented on this site.

Great work!

Bloodcurse
11-07-2011, 08:30 PM
You should get an award or something. I mean, that has to be unprecedented on this site.

Great work!

Thank you.

Sepultura69
11-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Kick ass list my man. Hope more of these come in :rocker:

JRA
11-07-2011, 09:21 PM
No Maiden or Priest albums OMG!


Seriously though, good on you sir for pumpin all this out in one day. I kinda wish I did mine this way but whatever.

IrritatedTrout
11-08-2011, 01:00 AM
Brutal Planet is my favorite Cooper album too.

PowerMaiden
11-08-2011, 10:10 AM
I don't don't recall one single Iron Maiden record in that list so ...


well yeah....



you FAIL


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

IrritatedTrout
11-08-2011, 10:23 AM
Looked over it again. Sabbath, Dio, and Megadeth are all good picks.

hellawaits77ny
11-15-2011, 02:43 AM
#79:

Malevolent Creation - Stillborn (1993)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/4/1/1041.jpg?1246

This album recieved horrible reviews due to the very poor production. The band originally wanted to go back and have the album re-mastered but due to Roadrunner's greed, they wouldn't pay for it. The songs however, I think are very well written and if the production wasn't so poor, this would be considered one of their best releases.

Line Up:

Brett Hoffmann: Vocals
Phil Fasciana: Guitars
Jon Rubin: Guitars
Jason Blachowicz: Bass
Alex Marquez: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Disciple of Abhorrence"
"Ordain the Hierarchy"
"Ethnic Cleansing"
"Dominion of Terror"


Dude, you're so right, this is a great album!! Would certainly be interesting to hear this beast remastered.

hellawaits77ny
11-15-2011, 02:51 AM
#19:

Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments (1991)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/3/9/1039.jpg?1711

The debut album from Malevolent Creation, and in my opinion, their greatest work!! So brutal, so fast, so heavy!! If there was a class to teach death metal bands how to play, the text book would be this album!!
Line Up:

Brett Hoffmann: Vocals
Phil Fasciana: Guitars
Jeff Juszkiewicz: Guitars
Jason Blachowicz: Bass
Mark Simpson: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"Impaled Existence"
"Premature Burial"
"Multiple Stab Wounds"
"Sacrificial Annihilation"

YES:rocker::rocker:!!!

hellawaits77ny
11-15-2011, 08:55 PM
Such a fun read. Your lists are awesome!

Fe Maiden
11-16-2011, 07:36 AM
#90:

Scorpions - Taken by Force (1977)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/5/0/6/35060.jpg

Such a great hard rock record!! These German boys have been taking the world by storm since 1964. This album is so well written musically and Klaus' vocals are as great as always. This is also the last full length to feature Uli John Roth on guitars.

Line Up:

Klaus Meine: Vocals
Uli John Roth: Guitars
Rudolf Schenker: Guitars
Francis Buchholz: Bass
Herman Rarebell: Drums

Tracks to Check Out:

"We'll Burn the Sky"
"He's a Woman - She's a Man"
"The Sails of Charon"Nice that you included this!