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brutal_descent
03-29-2012, 05:55 AM
Ahoy, and welcome to the thread. This list will be in alphabetical order (by artist) as opposed to ranked order to avoid petty arguments (and because I know a few albums on here may anger some of you), with short blurbs of each album (a sentence or two, maybe three). I'll try posting two or three per day, but we'll see how it goes. I pledge to not abandon this thread as I did with my end-of-year thread a few months ago, so have faith, and I hope you all enjoy this thread. We'll start with a more modern release...

After the Burial (USA)
Rareform (2008) Sumerian Records

http://files.dropbox.com/u/588592/lj/2008-aftertheburial-rareform.jpg

One of the few actually good technical core bands around, After the Burial's Rareform is their greatest album; though it was re-recorded in 2009 with ATB's new vocalist, the original vocalist on the album, Grant Luoma, helps the album veer away from its deathcore roots and more towards a technical death metal direction. The guitarwork on the album is very good too... probably my favorite album ever released under Sumerian Records.

Favorite tracks:
Berzerker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWEA8XFtDK4) (Re-recorded version)
Cursing Akhenaten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X49kqwfVhI) (Original)

masterguy49
03-29-2012, 06:08 AM
Alphabetical?
WHAT ARE YOU, CHICKEN!?
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg819/scaled.php?server=819&filename=arresteddevelopment4.gif&res=medium


Either way good start, I love that album a lot too, plus those breakdowns :drool:

mastodon421
03-29-2012, 06:10 AM
Good first pick. Definitely After the Burial's best album, although I do like their new vocalist a little bit more so I slightly prefer the reissue. The guitarwork is fantastic throughout. "Berzerker" is one of my favorite songs of the past decade, it also has one of the few breakdowns I've ever heard that is absoultely awesome.

kalfitegrdan
03-29-2012, 06:14 AM
Cursing Akenaten. :drool:


Personally I thought In Dreams was a load of dick though.

brutal_descent
03-29-2012, 06:49 AM
Agalloch (USA)
Ashes Against the Grain (2006) The End Records

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p68G-VEn95c/TJQd_mOUOHI/AAAAAAAABQY/T2cXcRKfy34/s1600/agalloch_ashes.jpg

I trust you all know who Agalloch are... a magical and emotional journey into the minds of the extremely gifted Portland, OR-based USBM quartet, Ashes Against the Grain may possibly be one of my favorite black metal albums. With atmospheric and calming pieces like "Fire Above, Ice Below" and "Limbs", as well as beautiful yet anger-filled songs like "Falling Snow", the album is an extraordinary work of art, coming together at only eight tracks, altogether a mere hour. While other Agalloch albums such as The Mantle and latest release Marrow of the Spirit also hold a place in my heart, Ashes is without a doubt their best album.

Favorite tracks:
Falling Snow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ih3JVrRPE)
Not Unlike the Waves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPz7cMD3qs)

slapguitarer
03-29-2012, 08:23 AM
>Alphabetical


phagit

Nice choice with Agalloch though.

Rocco44
03-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Not without a doubt their best, but you can't go wrong with any of their albums that's for sure.

brutal_descent
03-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Not without a doubt their best, but you can't go wrong with any of their albums that's for sure.

Well, I'd still recommend it above the rest.

AnataFan4Life
03-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Just a suggestion, but you should post a few youtube links of some of your highlighted songs.

treghet
03-29-2012, 10:43 PM
Just a suggestion, but you should post a few youtube links of some of your highlighted songs.

Seconded.

brutal_descent
03-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Just a suggestion, but you should post a few youtube links of some of your highlighted songs.

Sure thing, I'll edit the first two posts.

brutal_descent
03-29-2012, 11:39 PM
Anaal Nathrakh (UK)
The Codex Necro (2001) Earache Records

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/images/covers/anaal-nathrakh-the-codex-necro.jpg

Extreme music for extreme people? This is it... one of the most insane bands I've ever listened to, Anaal Nathrakh belongs to a genre of its own; with a musical style containing elements of black metal, industrial, and grindcore, every release is an aural attack, bleeding out unrelenting nihilism and hate. With their debut album, The Codex Necro, Anaal Nathrakh set the groundwork for their future recordings, though arguably this album has the most industrial influences to it.

Favorite tracks:
Submission Is for the Weak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6_MMo4rKFY)
Paradigm Shift: Annihilation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkVCZZ3pORg)

VoidFlame
03-30-2012, 10:54 AM
^ I love you.

For now, your choices are excellent (although I prefer The Mantle by Agalloch).

brutal_descent
03-30-2012, 12:55 PM
^ I love you. For now, your choices are excellent.

Thanks! Might post another up now... :)

Seventhzealot
03-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Agalloch (USA)
Ashes Against the Grain (2006) The End Records

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p68G-VEn95c/TJQd_mOUOHI/AAAAAAAABQY/T2cXcRKfy34/s1600/agalloch_ashes.jpg

I trust you all know who Agalloch are... a magical and emotional journey into the minds of the extremely gifted Portland, OR-based USBM quartet, Ashes Against the Grain may possibly be one of my favorite black metal albums. With atmospheric and calming pieces like "Fire Above, Ice Below" and "Limbs", as well as beautiful yet anger-filled songs like "Falling Snow", the album is an extraordinary work of art, coming together at only eight tracks, altogether a mere hour. While other Agalloch albums such as The Mantle and latest release Marrow of the Spirit also hold a place in my heart, Ashes is without a doubt their best album.

Favorite tracks:
Falling Snow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ih3JVrRPE)
Not Unlike the Waves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuPz7cMD3qs)

As much as I love Agalloch's every output, this is their most complete album in my eyes. Interesting that you term "Falling Snow" an anger-filled song because I feel like its one of their most up tempo and "feel good" songs. But hey, that's what their music is about, everyone comes away with their own interpretation which is quite fascinating really.

IrritatedTrout
03-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Ashes is probably my favorite Agalloch album too.

brutal_descent
03-30-2012, 01:25 PM
Interesting that you term "Falling Snow" an anger-filled song because I feel like its one of their most up tempo and "feel good" songs.

One of these days, Falling Snow is going to make me cry from how good it is. I agree with you that it's a feel-good song (makes me feel good!) but there's a lot of pain that I hear in it too.

brutal_descent
03-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Anthrax (USA)
Among the Living (1987) Island Records

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fzGnWfJpwv8/Sh7zqX5LvvI/AAAAAAAAABE/i970QXLByfA/s400/AnthraxAmongTheLiving.jpg

At the time I first heard this album, it was the fastest metal I had ever heard. My first listen of Caught in a Mosh and Efilnikufesin probably made me start a mosh pit in my room, as lame as that sounds! Arguably Anthrax's best album, the youthful vigour the band possessed in 1987 (and still does, if not youthful) brings this record an adrenaline kick, with great drumming from Charlie Benante and vocals from Joey Belladonna, one of my favorite metal vocalists.

Favorite tracks:
Caught in a Mosh (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CD4QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzlL n0UicWrM&ei=Dhh2T5j3BMeEhQfo2YyTDQ&usg=AFQjCNGoJkM3Vh0bPjkpZU9fczraBLZKIg&sig2=zBIhPpXGyMtjm5HABg_iIA)
Indians (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRzp RU347BDU&ei=LBh2T5zcCY60hAeC6ZnKDQ&usg=AFQjCNE0_rPTe7b6XoHlOhn_L_PsZtOopw&sig2=UmoMAxf00dp3YnzdC-h9OQ)

dcmetal108
03-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Anthrax (USA)
Among the Living (1987) Island Records

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fzGnWfJpwv8/Sh7zqX5LvvI/AAAAAAAAABE/i970QXLByfA/s400/AnthraxAmongTheLiving.jpg

At the time I first heard this album, it was the fastest metal I had ever heard. My first listen of Caught in a Mosh and Efilnikufesin probably made me start a mosh pit in my room, as lame as that sounds! Arguably Anthrax's best album, the youthful vigour the band possessed in 1987 (and still does, if not youthful) brings this record an adrenaline kick, with great drumming from Charlie Benante and vocals from Joey Belladonna, one of my favorite metal vocalists.

Favorite tracks:
Caught in a Mosh (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CD4QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzlL n0UicWrM&ei=Dhh2T5j3BMeEhQfo2YyTDQ&usg=AFQjCNGoJkM3Vh0bPjkpZU9fczraBLZKIg&sig2=zBIhPpXGyMtjm5HABg_iIA)
Indians (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRzp RU347BDU&ei=LBh2T5zcCY60hAeC6ZnKDQ&usg=AFQjCNE0_rPTe7b6XoHlOhn_L_PsZtOopw&sig2=UmoMAxf00dp3YnzdC-h9OQ)

That's fine. I remember being like 13 and discovering Slayer and playing their live dvds in my living and running in a circle pretending I was in a circle pit.

But great cds so far!

mankvill
03-30-2012, 09:40 PM
If I did my top 50 albums, I couldn't tell you right now what #50 - #2 would be, but #1 would for sure be The Codex Necro. :brofist:

hellawaits77ny
03-31-2012, 01:42 AM
as opposed to ranked order to avoid petty arguments (and because I know a few albums on here may anger some of you)

Oh come on, that's the best part!!! But seriously, I'm definately looking forward to this list.

Natrlhi
03-31-2012, 12:54 PM
Oh come on, that's the best part!!!Yeah, Linc - you really stole a lot of your own thunder by being such a wuss. ;)

Still, do carry on.

brutal_descent
03-31-2012, 01:05 PM
Yeah, Linc - you really stole a lot of your own thunder by being such a wuss. ;)

Still, do carry on.

Well, after the Agalloch post I did think about it a bit, and realized I could've pulled it off if I had really wanted to, but it's too late already, so enough about that ;)

iconoclast
04-07-2012, 11:28 PM
Anthrax (USA)
Among the Living (1987) Island Records

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fzGnWfJpwv8/Sh7zqX5LvvI/AAAAAAAAABE/i970QXLByfA/s400/AnthraxAmongTheLiving.jpg

At the time I first heard this album, it was the fastest metal I had ever heard. My first listen of Caught in a Mosh and Efilnikufesin probably made me start a mosh pit in my room, as lame as that sounds! Arguably Anthrax's best album, the youthful vigour the band possessed in 1987 (and still does, if not youthful) brings this record an adrenaline kick, with great drumming from Charlie Benante and vocals from Joey Belladonna, one of my favorite metal vocalists.

Favorite tracks:
Caught in a Mosh (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CD4QtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzlL n0UicWrM&ei=Dhh2T5j3BMeEhQfo2YyTDQ&usg=AFQjCNGoJkM3Vh0bPjkpZU9fczraBLZKIg&sig2=zBIhPpXGyMtjm5HABg_iIA)
Indians (http://www.google.ru/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRzp RU347BDU&ei=LBh2T5zcCY60hAeC6ZnKDQ&usg=AFQjCNE0_rPTe7b6XoHlOhn_L_PsZtOopw&sig2=UmoMAxf00dp3YnzdC-h9OQ)


This is the only one I can agree on so far ._.

MPF
04-07-2012, 11:58 PM
SO....did you just give up on this or what?

brutal_descent
04-08-2012, 02:22 AM
SO....did you just give up on this or what?

:nonono: I did the ones up so far last weekend, and I couldn't get to it during the week, but now that I've got a week-long break, I'll be returning to this.

brutal_descent
04-08-2012, 02:39 AM
At the Gates (Sweden)
Slaughter of the Soul (1995) Earache Records

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw29z7bSRP1qluzjyo1_cover.jpg

An album hopefully familiar to all of you, Slaughter of the Soul is arguably responsible for the popularity of melodic death metal as well as the existence of many bands both melodeath and of other genres. An unrelenting and violent (for melodic death metal) final release from Gothenburg-based act At the Gates, the album has no filler; each track is as good if not better than the last, the album itself a stunning standard for each metal band to reach.

Favorite tracks:
Blinded by Fear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJIy_mUSvc)
Slaughter of the Soul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJme5uubkyQ)
Under a Serpent Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWI6stYkwSc)

brutal_descent
04-08-2012, 02:52 AM
Between the Buried and Me (USA)
Colors (2007) Victory Records

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/WeezatonE/BTBAM.jpg

Let me open with a disclaimer: if you're still under the impression that BTBAM are a metalcore band, shut up and listen to this album. While previous releases The Silent Circus and Alaska both contained elements of metalcore to a degree, the band should by no means be put in the same category. Their best release along with The Great Misdirect, Colors is a masterpiece; timing in at over an hour with eight tracks, the album is beautiful yet savage, one of my favorite progressive metal albums of all time. Another thing to note is that though the album is not a concept album, I try to only listen to it in one sitting, instead of picking out tracks.

Favorite tracks:
Informal Gluttony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in0h71WceI4)
Prequel to the Sequel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAjK4czlH9U)
White Walls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNdRh2un5eg)

treghet
04-28-2012, 04:25 AM
I pledge to not abandon this thread as I did with my end-of-year thread a few months ago

lol

brutal_descent
04-28-2012, 08:00 AM
lol

Yeah, I'm sorry guys. I had a Word document with all fifty of the albums but about the day after posting that BTBAM album my computer overheated and I lost it. I'm not sure if it's worth rewriting. If you guys think it is, I'll see what I can do but that's about it.

slapguitarer
04-28-2012, 10:51 AM
You're averaging like 4-5 sentences an album. If you already got the list finalized, it shouldn't be too much of an effort to just re-write stuff. Don't let us down, just finish it.

brutal_descent
05-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Rewrote it, and saved the document this time! :)

Black Breath (USA)
Heavy Breathing (2010) Southern Lord Records

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XRbqSfWanl8/S_2VCAw3-jI/AAAAAAAAAaA/NXANT-bqndE/s1600/Black+Breath+-+2010+-+Heavy+Breathing.jpg

This is the first album on this list that somebody on here recommended I check out (thank you Ben), as well as the first of two Entombedcore albums on this list. Heavy Breathing is fucking insane, to say the last; I doubt anybody reading this don't know what Entombedcore is, but for those who don't, the sub-genre is crust/hardcore with Entombed/Dismember guitar tones. Black Breath are one of the best bands in the genre; I've got Sentenced to Life on my computer, so I'm looking forward to hearing some more kick-ass, unrelenting d-beat from these fuckers.

slapguitarer
05-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Are we really getting to the point where what guitar tone a band uses seperates them into a new genre? :hecho:

brutal_descent
05-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Are we really getting to the point where what guitar tone a band uses seperates them into a new genre? :hecho:

Entombedcore seems to be the only genre that's identified by it...

slapguitarer
05-05-2012, 03:15 PM
Alright, I listened to a few tracks and I'd say it's kind of justifiable. They've got a strong thrash/crossover vibe with death metal elements, so I guess the name Entombedcore fits.

BloodoftheKings
05-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Entombedcore is the worst made up label I've ever heard.

larvtard
05-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Entombedcore is the worst made up label I've ever heard.

You're a made-up label you piece of shit

Dextrimental
05-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Entombedcore is the worst made up label I've ever heard.

This.

treghet
05-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Entombedcore should be used to describe the legions of shitty bands that try to recreate '90s Swedish death metal and fail miserably.

larvtard
05-05-2012, 09:11 PM
I don't understand peoples' gripes with sub-genres or sub-sub-genres. I like to organize my music, ese! Do you just not like the name "Entombed-core?" Okay, can you suggest another name? It's definitely a legitimate sub-sub-genre.

BloodoftheKings
05-05-2012, 09:13 PM
I don't understand peoples' gripes with sub-genres. I like to organize my music, ese! Do you just not like the name "Entombed-core?" Okay, can you suggest another name? It's definitely a legitimate sub-sub-genre.

I don't have a problem with sub-genres. I have a problem with sub-sub-genres.

treghet
05-05-2012, 09:18 PM
I don't understand peoples' gripes with sub-genres. I like to organize my music, ese! Do you just not like the name "Entombed-core?" Okay, can you suggest another name? It's definitely a legitimate sub-sub-genre.

Entombedcore is not a legitimate genre. :lol: Just because one band sounds a bit different from their peers doesn't mean they need to be classified as a new genre. I mean, doesn't Slayer sound a hell of a lot different from Megadeth? Yet we call both of them thrash metal.

larvtard
05-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Entombedcore is not a legitimate genre. :lol: Just because one band sounds a bit different from their peers doesn't mean they need to be classified as a new genre. I mean, doesn't Slayer sound a hell of a lot different from Megadeth? Yet we call both of them thrash metal.

Well, if you thought of a label to differentiate Slayer from Megadeth, then I'd use it :lol: