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John The Drummer
07-15-2013, 01:31 PM
Yes, this thread is totally taken from adamclark's Favorite Album's thread, but it's a great idea and figured I'd share some of my most favorite albums ever.

I'll start it soon, and hopefully stick with it, unlike every other list thread I make :lol:
In advance, this will not be in order, there will be no "NUMBER ONE", it is just a list of albums that I love... and junk, as the thread title says :) . So hopefully there will be some stuff that not many people know of that will be interested in and check out.

MURRICA!

Ever Growing List of Albums In This Thread
1. Pantera - Power Metal
2. Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony is a Dead Scene
3. Windir - Arntor
4. I - Between Two Worlds
5. Sworn - Bastards & Conquerors
6. Trench Hell - Southern Cross Ripper
7. !T.O.O.H.! - Order and Punishment
8. Absu - Sun of Tipareth
9. Gallowbraid - Ashen Eidolon

John The Drummer
07-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Pantera
Power Metal (1988)

Glam Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/8/228.jpg

I know, I know, I know "Goddamnit, John, I thought this was going to be a serious thread!" Well I am 100% serious on this. Pantera "Power Metal" to me is an amazing album. I cannot tell you how many times I've randomly put it in and found myself failing to at hitting Phil Anselmo's falsettos :lol: . Pantera released 4 albums prior to their "debut" Cowboys From Hell, and this one, to me at least, is the best. It's fun, its cheesy, its a great listen if you just need something to jam out to when you're bored.

Stand Out Tracks:
Proud To Be Loud - www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNO-UcKcoIk
Power Metal - www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mnu8H2qQ0

TheWildAndTheYoung
07-15-2013, 04:20 PM
Pantera
Power Metal (1988)

Glam Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/8/228.jpg

I know, I know, I know "Goddamnit, John, I thought this was going to be a serious thread!" Well I am 100% serious on this. Pantera "Power Metal" to me is an amazing album. I cannot tell you how many times I've randomly put it in and found myself failing to at hitting Phil Anselmo's falsettos :lol: . Pantera released 4 albums prior to their "debut" Cowboys From Hell, and this one, to me at least, is the best. It's fun, its cheesy, its a great listen if you just need something to jam out to when you're bored.

Stand Out Tracks:
Proud To Be Loud - www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNO-UcKcoIk
Power Metal - www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mnu8H2qQ0

Great start to the list! Definitely a great glam metal record!

John The Drummer
07-15-2013, 04:23 PM
Dillinger Escape Plan featuring Mike Patton
Irony Is a Dead Scene (EP) (2002)

Experimental Metal

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q7Y66YAGL.jpg

This may piss off some people, but this is the only DEP album that I actually enjoy. I respect them for how much heart they put into their performances, but their current musical state just does not affect me at all. This EP that they did with Mike Patton, however, is a masterpiece. Right when I saw "featuring Mike Patton" on the cover I KNEW this would be a weird, yet enjoyable, album, and I was correct. It jumps from genre to genre. They have their normal chaotic sound, then they'll play some soft section, then back into chaos, then into some weird jazzy sounding spot. Sure they do that now, but the fact they are doing it with Patton on this gives it a special place in my heart. If you are a fan of of Mike Patton's work, but do not like DEP, you still need to give this a shot.

Stand Out Tracks:
It's only 4 songs, listen to the whole thing...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp8U6Mt_OG8
(I think this is the correct link, at work and YouTube is blocked, hoping Google isn't lying)

adamclark52
07-17-2013, 10:48 AM
I'm glad you're going to include movies in your thread. I was going to put video games in mine but I thought it was too far away from music to be in the "Album Reviews" section. And the video game soundtracks I posted in my thread were from my favorite games anyway.

John The Drummer
07-17-2013, 01:34 PM
I'm glad you're going to include movies in your thread. I was going to put video games in mine but I thought it was too far away from music to be in the "Album Reviews" section. And the video game soundtracks I posted in my thread were from my favorite games anyway.

Well by DVD's I more so meant Live Concert DVD's, but movies isn't a bad idea either!

John The Drummer
07-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Windir
Arntor (1999)

Black/Folk/Viking Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/4/6/1346.jpg

Quite possibly one of the most atmospheric, yet still beautiful and energetic albums to ever be released, in my opinion. This whole album is filled with golden song after golden song, and features the track that I honestly feel may be the best song ever recorded, "Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet". It was Windir's second full length album, and despite the still somewhat raw and ambient production (ambient as in lots of background noise) it is an amazing album. For those of you that have not listened to this album, or even Windir at all, please do your ears a favor and do it :) . It is too bad that Valfar passed away, because after listening to their 4 main releases it only leaves you wanting more and more of his amazing music.

Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qeyNX013yM

Ending
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrf5y1ck7zY

adamclark52
07-18-2013, 12:43 AM
Windir
Arntor (1999)

Black/Folk/Viking Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/4/6/1346.jpg

Quite possibly one of the most atmospheric, yet still beautiful and energetic albums to ever be released, in my opinion. This whole album is filled with golden song after golden song, and features the track that I honestly feel may be the best song ever recorded, "Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet". It was Windir's second full length album, and despite the still somewhat raw and ambient production (ambient as in lots of background noise) it is an amazing album. For those of you that have not listened to this album, or even Windir at all, please do your ears a favor and do it :) . It is too bad that Valfar passed away, because after listening to their 4 main releases it only leaves you wanting more and more of his amazing music.

Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qeyNX013yM

Ending
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrf5y1ck7zY

I'm always up for some mid-to-late 1990's Scandinavian black metal. That song Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet is pretty whack. It reminds me of the earlier Blut Aus Nord albums but a little cleaner and happier. I really like the keyboards (it may be guitars as well) in the first four minutes.

John The Drummer
07-18-2013, 01:19 PM
That song Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet is pretty whack.

I hope you mean "whack" in a good way... or else... THEMS BE FIGHTIN' WORDS :hmm:

John The Drummer
07-18-2013, 05:08 PM
I
Between Two Worlds (2006)

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/1/6/131602.jpg

A very underrated and underplayed album from one of Black Metal's biggest stars, Abbath of Immortal. This album takes on a more Black 'n' Roll style, and is rockin from beginning to end! Song after song makes you want to headbang and throw the horns up in the air, and despite it's rocking nature, it still has that cold winter breeze of a guitar tone that Abbath is known for. If you are a fan of Immortal, Bathory and Motorhead and wanted to know what it'd sound like if you combined the three bands, then check this album out, you will not be disappointed.

Storm I Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7tMlG9Kg0k

Between Two Worlds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U94E9ifr8uY

Datjazzfusion
07-18-2013, 11:36 PM
Windir
Arntor (1999)

Black/Folk/Viking Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/4/6/1346.jpg

Quite possibly one of the most atmospheric, yet still beautiful and energetic albums to ever be released, in my opinion. This whole album is filled with golden song after golden song, and features the track that I honestly feel may be the best song ever recorded, "Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet". It was Windir's second full length album, and despite the still somewhat raw and ambient production (ambient as in lots of background noise) it is an amazing album. For those of you that have not listened to this album, or even Windir at all, please do your ears a favor and do it :) . It is too bad that Valfar passed away, because after listening to their 4 main releases it only leaves you wanting more and more of his amazing music.

Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qeyNX013yM

Ending
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrf5y1ck7zY

:party::rocker::party:

adamclark52
07-19-2013, 12:44 AM
I hope you mean "whack" in a good way... or else... THEMS BE FIGHTIN' WORDS :hmm:

No, I liked it. My 1990's street-lingo isn't what it used to be. I thought the song was pretty hype. Do the kids still say that?

kalfitegrdan
07-19-2013, 01:53 AM
I really need to listen to more Windir. I've listened to songs here and there, but never actually sat down and listened to a whole album.

John The Drummer
07-19-2013, 03:25 PM
Sworn
Bastards & Conquerors (2009)

Melodic Black Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/4/8/224839.jpg

Sworn may be one of the most underrated bands out there today. Formed in 2005 in Bergen, Norway they have released 2 full lengths and a demo. They definitely have that Melodic Norwegian Black Metal sound (along the lines of Windir at times) but there is also some Swedish influence, ala-Dissection. Their second album, Bastards & Conquerors is a melodic masterpiece, to me at least. A friend of mine randomly stumbled upon them many years ago, and I was hooked ever since. It was hard to decide between this album and their first album, "The Alleviation" (which featured the vocals of Lars Jensen of Myrkgrav), but I feel that this one has more of a wide appeal than the first one. Check them out if you like Melodic BM.

Summoning The Sinister
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FogFZVDRD80

Damnation Spawned
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQzvkV_S9vY

Rocco44
07-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Sworn
Bastards & Conquerors (2009)

Melodic Black Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/4/8/224839.jpg

Sworn may be one of the most underrated bands out there today. Formed in 2005 in Bergen, Norway they have released 2 full lengths and a demo. They definitely have that Melodic Norwegian Black Metal sound (along the lines of Windir at times) but there is also some Swedish influence, ala-Dissection. Their second album, Bastards & Conquerors is a melodic masterpiece, to me at least. A friend of mine randomly stumbled upon them many years ago, and I was hooked ever since. It was hard to decide between this album and their first album, "The Alleviation" (which featured the vocals of Lars Jensen of Myrkgrav), but I feel that this one has more of a wide appeal than the first one. Check them out if you like Melodic BM.

Summoning The Sinister
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FogFZVDRD80

Damnation Spawned
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQzvkV_S9vY

Never heard of these guys, but I will check them out after your description.

Between Two Worlds is such a great album. "Warriors" is probably the most badass song ever.

John The Drummer
07-22-2013, 07:00 PM
Trench Hell
Southern Cross Ripper (EP) (2008)

Speed Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/0/5/0/205071.jpg

Possibly one of the most badass releases that Hell's Headbangers has put out, "Southern Cross Ripper" by Aussie Speed Metal titans, TRENCH HELL. Trench Hell is one of those bands that is SOOO BAD ASS, yet only have a demo, an EP, and a split... WTF!? Even worse, Metal-Archives lists them as being "On Hold" at the moment. I randomly got this album with an order I made with HHR, I forgot what bundle it came with, but I had no idea what it was going to sound like, and boy oh boy was I floored. It is for fans of early Kreator, Venom, and Celtic Frost. It is raw, but still rocking and fun to listen to! It clocks in at just 22 minutes long... which is faaaaaaar too short for how fun this album is.

Southern Cross Ripper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWnB1YUlgwI

Infernal Screaming
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-gMmi5Rc4Q

John The Drummer
08-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Last week was absolutely nuts at work so I didn't have any time to add onto this, but this week I will try to put up a few more once I get some time.

John The Drummer
04-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Thinking of reviving this thread! Completely forgot about it and there are still SO MANY albums that I love! Barely scratched the surface!

Datjazzfusion
04-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Thinking of reviving this thread! Completely forgot about it and there are still SO MANY albums that I love! Barely scratched the surface!

:party:

Nater
04-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Do it. Do it NEAHHHHHHH!

John The Drummer
06-05-2014, 06:51 PM
LETS GET BACK INTO THIS! Probably won't be posting too much, but will try to do at least a little more. :)

!T.O.O.H.!
Order and Punishment

Progressive Grindcore

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/2/3/5/82355.jpg

I'd hate to say this, but I had no idea who these guys were prior to getting this album. I had seen their name thrown around here and there, but always just figured they were just another Grindcore band.... could I have been any more wrong?

A couple of months back CM Distro had a sale going where you spend X amount of money and they'll send you a free grab bag. The first bag I got was from Century Media themselves, it was good, some good stuff, but not TOO exciting overall. For my next one I went with the Earache Grab Bag, figuring that it'd be a little more "extreme" or "heavy". While sorting through the albums I got I came across this album by T.O.O.H., "Order and Punishment". I thought it was cool, new music to check out, always heard their name, whatever, fine. I went on YouTube to sample a song to see how it was.... :drool:

I put the CD in the next morning on my way to work and jammed it right away! It was nothing like I have ever heard, just a generic Grindcore band!? Yeah no! These guys were the most odd and out there thing that I had ever heard, but SO AMAZING. It's really hard to label these guys as any genre.... so I guess the only one that makes perfect sense is "Progressive Grindcore". The vocals do take a bit of time to get used to, but after you get passed that little hurdle then the album just opens up and is incredible. There aren't many albums out there that I would say this about, but this is just a straight up FUN album!

Konec Kontinentálního Kontejneru - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Jk-68LlqY

Al-Amín (Aneb Jak Vycákat Jelito) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cAXh9XozQ4

Datjazzfusion
06-05-2014, 06:56 PM
!T.O.O.H.!
Order and Punishment



:party:

John The Drummer
06-05-2014, 07:02 PM
:party:

I guess I should have added more in depth that I had not listened to this band at all prior to a month or two ago, and now I am a HUGE fan :D

John The Drummer
06-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Absu
Sun of Tipareth

Black Thrash

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/9/7/3/973.jpg

When it comes to Absu it is really hard to pick ONE album that stands out from their catalog. Whether it is their really early death metal material, their later more progressive sound, or their blackened thrash mid-section (they still are black thrash, but just more progressive, IMO). So I decided to go with an album that really stands out as "different" in their list of albums, and one that took forever to grow on me, only to become my most favorite (at the moment) out of their catalog, "Sun of Tipareth".

I used to look over this one and not listen to it very much, but when I saw Absu at MDF two years ago and hearing them open their set with the first two tracks off this album... WOW... I had to revisit the album. It really brings everything that you could ever want from any Absu album: Tasty drumming, killer vocal delivery, great atmosphere, and FALSETTOS :rocker: . This album also has a cover of "The Coming of War" by the lesser known Death Metal band Morbid Scream (which they covered again on their Third Storm album).

Everything about this album is nearly perfect, and just makes you want to raise your [drink of choice] into the air and headbang along to Proscriptor's snare!

I really cannot pick just one song to check out... so here is the whole album (in great quality for YouTube!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0ZOxd8fB30

Spiner202
06-07-2014, 12:18 PM
This album also has a cover of "The Coming of War" by the lesser known Death Metal band Morbid Scream (which they covered again on their Third Storm album).

:rocker:

I'll have to check this out. Never listened to Absu, but they have good taste!

John The Drummer
06-08-2014, 08:17 PM
:rocker:

I'll have to check this out. Never listened to Absu, but they have good taste!

watch?v=k7fZf2IP5lM

watch?v=_sLQ5fEeHws

John The Drummer
06-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Gallowbraid
Ashen Eidolon (2010)
Atmospheric/Melodic Black Metal

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/4/9/284970.jpg

A band that went under the radar for me for FAR TOO LONG. Easily one of the most perfect bands that I have ever heard... ever. Gallowbraid bring a very melodic/atmospheric tone to Black Metal, very similar to Agalloch, but so much better! My way of describing this band to new comers is...

"It's what I want to hear when I listen to Agalloch."
or...
"Imagine all the good energetic catchy parts of Agalloch, and there you go."

Their (or his, which ever way you want to look at it) only release at the moment is a 4 track EP entitled Ashen Eidolon, and it is near perfection. It consists of two 10 minute+ tracks, and two instrumental interludes. I normally just skip the interludes when I listen to this as they don't do much for me, but the songs themselves are just... :drool: . I have listened to this disc so much that it skips and has become a bit worn out :lol:

The vinyl edition of this release comes with a bonus track which is just as amazing as the other two "normal" songs.

Here ya go! Links to the 3 "real" songs
Ashen Eidolon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVATLAuYWU
Oak and Aspen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR0OzoojEkY (the vocals ath the 8:04 mark are some of the best vocals ever IMO)
Stone of Remembrance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd-_oDGdfks