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MetalIsArt
02-20-2012, 01:10 AM
10. Aerosmith - Get Your Wings (1974)

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There's nothing wrong with seventies Aerosmith, in fact, it's among the best music ever made IMHO.

Even though Joe & Brad didn't play on all tracks (something I only know for about a year or so), this album should've been as huge as the next two: from Same Old Song & Dance to Lord Of The Thighs : raw energy. I'm sure it must've been wild to see the boys live back then.

Jack Douglas produces for the first time and he's the George Martin of his generation. He even added applause to Train Kept A-Rollin', taken from Frank Zappa concerts...

Favourite track: Lord Of The Thighs

MetalIsArt
02-20-2012, 01:13 AM
9. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)

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Well yes, I do think their first album is their best. Rolling stone hated them, but now they are the heaviest band ever according to that sh*t magazine :lol:

It's no metal, but as hard as rock can be.

Favourite track: Good Times Bad Times

More to come...

MetalIsArt
02-25-2012, 06:16 AM
8. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)

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It's not teh Paranoid, but that has a logical explanation: I like to go against teh grain.

This album shows some "other" influences, (Looking For Today, Who Are You) which would only be explored further on their next album, the underrated Sabotage (1975).

So in that case, you COULD say that it's not good, because it's not always hard metal anymore. Wrong: with the exception for Who Are You, this album is as intense as you expect from this band: the titletrack grabs you with a killer riff (duh) and is easily one of their best songs, why they didn't play it much live is a mystery to me.

Even the piano & keyboards on Sabbra Cadabra fit like a glove, nice percussion too.

All in all, this album made me a lifelong Sabbath-fan.

Favourite track: Killing Yourself To Live.

Sanitarium78
02-25-2012, 06:33 AM
the titletrack grabs you with a killer riff (duh) and is easily one of their best songs, why they didn't play it much live is a mystery to me.


The reason they don't play it live, at least with Ozzy over the last ten years is because of how high Ozzy's voice is on that song. Even with tuning down the song it's still gonna be a struggle for him to pull that off now.

You're not going angainst the grain by picking this over Paranoid. A lot of Sabbath fans rate this album higher. Plus, the title track is better than anything off Paranoid so SBS has the album beat right off the bat. Then you also have A National Acrobat, Killing Yourself To Live and Spiral Architect which are some of Sabbath's best songs. This album is also my favorite from the Ozzy era.

MetalIsArt
02-25-2012, 06:45 AM
The reason they don't play it live, at least with Ozzy over the last ten years is because of how high Ozzy's voice is on that song. Even with tuning down the song it's still gonna be a struggle for him to pull that off now.

You're not going angainst the grain by picking this over Paranoid. A lot of Sabbath fans rate this album higher. Plus, the title track is better than anything off Paranoid so SBS has the album beat right off the bat. Then you also have A National Acrobat, Killing Yourself To Live and Spiral Architect which are some of Sabbath's best songs. This album is also my favorite from the Ozzy era.

They din't play it much live during the seventies either.

El Gordo
02-25-2012, 01:30 PM
The reason they don't play it live, at least with Ozzy over the last ten years is because of how high Ozzy's voice is on that song. Even with tuning down the song it's still gonna be a struggle for him to pull that off now.

You're not going angainst the grain by picking this over Paranoid. A lot of Sabbath fans rate this album higher. Plus, the title track is better than anything off Paranoid so SBS has the album beat right off the bat. Then you also have A National Acrobat, Killing Yourself To Live and Spiral Architect which are some of Sabbath's best songs. This album is also my favorite from the Ozzy era.

Yeah, definitely not going against the grain. SBS has long been my favourite Sabbath album.

IrritatedTrout
02-25-2012, 01:53 PM
I like I but I like II through Houses better.

jhdeity
02-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Great list so far...

MetalIsArt
02-26-2012, 01:00 AM
Yeah, definitely not going against the grain. SBS has long been my favourite Sabbath album.

Thx!

The critics have a different opinion than we, fans. Good good... :D

MetalIsArt
02-26-2012, 01:07 AM
7. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)

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Well, where would Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth etc be without this band? I know that Lemmy insists that they are rock & roll, but do you honestly think that he doesn't know that his band is one of the "thrash creators"?
Every single track hits you like a hammer, incredibly catchy too. And they must have played Ace about 250.000 times now...

The only thing that bothers me is that casual listeners only seem to acknowledge the title track. Never mind that bullocks. OWN this album, even more than No Sleep.

Favourite track: The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Seventhzealot
02-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Good choices so far, expecting Epica soon ;)

IrritatedTrout
02-26-2012, 04:08 PM
I actually only got Ace of Spades a few months ago. I'd been into Motorhead for a couple of years but never got around to getting it. However, it's easily my favorite record of theirs now and probably one of my all time favorite albums.

Sanitarium78
02-26-2012, 04:21 PM
They din't play it much live during the seventies either.

Which might tell us that even back then Ozzy wasn't able to pull those notes off live. I love his voice on SBS and Sabotage but there's no doubt that Ozzy sang way higher than his voice was ever meant to on those two albums.

El Gordo
02-26-2012, 05:44 PM
Still one of the most important albums to me, personally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXLYCiH-1k

dcmetal108
02-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Still one of the most important albums to me, personally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXLYCiH-1k

It has a bluesy feel to it.

Seventhzealot
02-26-2012, 08:01 PM
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It's not teh Paranoid, but that has a logical explanation: I like to go against teh grain.



I like Master of Reality slightly more than Paranoid and SBS.

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 12:20 AM
Good choices so far, expecting Epica soon ;)

That's to be put in the "the most beautiful women in Metal" thread. ;)

MetalIsArt
03-01-2012, 09:04 AM
6. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)

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The album that finally made them huge.

Ah, the seventies... my favourite period in music lasts from 1969 - 1989, and Aerosmith is still one of the bands I listen to the most. I even like a lot of their "not troo commerciul sh*t". As you all know, there are other bands who changed their sound and sold even more or at least as much as before. (Queen, Metallica)

From Walk This Way to the title track... The riffs are among the best ever written, and even Big Ten Inch Record sounds solid.

Fun fact: Run DMC thought that the band who made WTW was called Toys In The Attic!


Favourite track: No More No More

MetalIsArt
03-12-2012, 04:57 AM
5. Aerosmith - Rocks (1976)

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Ah, 1976. A hot summer, and the year my parents married. ;)

It was in those peaceful times these new rockstars released their best album. Even though they were, shall we say, high on the food chain of drugs, they didn't let it go (yet). Rats In The Cellar can be seen as some sort of biography, and as the darker side of Toys...

The six string bass on Back In The Saddle alone, played by Joe Perry, is worth buying the album.

Favourite track: Sick As A Dog

MetalIsArt
03-29-2012, 06:41 AM
4. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)

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In before teh metallicats attack :allan:

Well what can I say? Singer dies, band decides to go on with an almost unknown bloke that sung in Geordie...

Band makes record, record sells gazillions and is still one of the most successful albums of all times.

Metalisart finds it hard to pick one favourite…

But chooses Shoot To Thrill...

Mental Pain
09-13-2012, 05:04 AM
No words can describe the intensity and power of Back In Black. It is the perfect blend of heavy metal and rock.

JRA
09-16-2012, 10:38 AM
10. Aerosmith - Get Your Wings (1974)

http://i39.tinypic.com/29dx060.jpg

There's nothing wrong with seventies Aerosmith, in fact, it's among the best music ever made IMHO.

Even though Joe & Brad didn't play on all tracks (something I only know for about a year or so), this album should've been as huge as the next two: from Same Old Song & Dance to Lord Of The Thighs : raw energy. I'm sure it must've been wild to see the boys live back then.

Jack Douglas produces for the first time and he's the George Martin of his generation. He even added applause to Train Kept A-Rollin', taken from Frank Zappa concerts...

Favourite track: Lord Of The Thighs


I presume this is what one should get after Rocks & Toys In The Attic?

MetalIsArt
11-03-2012, 07:53 AM
I presume this is what one should get after Rocks & Toys In The Attic?

Yep.

Anyway, I finally found time to complete this list...

3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986)

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The album that sounded even more melodic than RTL, but still very heavy. Cliff Burton's bass is out of this world, and you just knew they were gonna make it BIG TIME.

1986 was a top metal year, and MOP grabs you without ever letting you go, even more than Reign In Blood.

Favorite track: Battery

MetalIsArt
11-03-2012, 08:00 AM
2. Metallica - ... and justice for all (1988)

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Dis record has no bazz, start of teh sellout with teh video, blahblah... Fuck it. It's very heavy, and a lot of the riffs are still the most complicated they ever done, e.g. the title track.
AJFA has also some of Kirk's best solos, especially Eye Of The Beholder and Frayed Ends Of Sanity.

To Live Is To Die is a sad song that doesn't sound of of place: dark lyrics written by Cliff, who of course died way too early. I don't want them to play this live actually.

They got their big breakthrough with One, but it's not the best track here, and not even a personal favorite of mine.

Favorite track: Blackened

MetalIsArt
11-03-2012, 08:07 AM
1. Metallica - Ride The Ligthning (1984)

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A great year. I was born and this album was released. :D

Hard to imagine now, but there were complaints that FTB uses acoustic guitars!!!! Trolls, they already existed...
A more "finetuned" album than KEM, it's still crushing, or do you consider fight Fire With Fire fluff? Still the best opening song ever btw.

There isn't a bad song on this disc, and I can safely say that this is my most played album.

Favorite track: Fight Fire With Fire

hellawaits77ny
11-03-2012, 09:18 AM
Solid top 3!!!

JRA
11-03-2012, 06:01 PM
Hard to imagine now, but there were complaints that FTB uses acoustic guitars!!!! Trolls, they already existed...

It wasn't really trolling, it was the fact that Metallica spent so much time slamming glam bands and hair metal and then turned around and did the one thing a glam band was most likely to do musically: write a ballad. Fade To Black is a great song, but it only works because of it's morbid and bleak nature (which also works in favor of Hetfield's lack of ability to convey emotion vocally).

MetalIsArt
11-04-2012, 01:31 AM
I obviously don't agree, but to each his own.

Btw, buy Aerosmith's GYW now. And realize how big a letdown Music From Another Dimension! is.