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TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 11:03 AM
When I finished my first Top 100 albums of all time list last year, I said I would do a revised version at the end of the year. Well, since that didn't happen I have decided to do it now. My list has changed so much that I do believe the new one merits being posted. I am not going to do reviews this time, I'm just going to post a album cover and a song link to my favorite track off the record. I should be starting sometime today so check back frequently.

dcmetal108
03-18-2014, 11:37 AM
:(

mankvill
03-18-2014, 11:38 AM
I expect this to be radically different from the last one. Better be some black metal here.

illuminatus917
03-18-2014, 11:41 AM
I expect this to be radically different from the last one. Better be some black metal here.

:lol:

And c'mon man, if you're going to do a list, include reviews. Even if they're brief, write out something.

ravenheart
03-18-2014, 11:47 AM
This from the kid who's never going to change ;)

Lipservice had better make it!

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 02:32 PM
This from the kid who's never going to change ;)

Lipservice had better make it!

this is exactly why I'm making it. Most of the changes are the traditional heavy metal and melodic death metal I've been exposed to in the past year. Other than that nothing out of the ordinary, just a broader range of the genres I like.

I'm just going to tell you right now, it will :horns:

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 02:33 PM
:lol:

And c'mon man, if you're going to do a list, include reviews. Even if they're brief, write out something.

Ok I guess I'll throw in a thing or two for them, figured nobody would want to read them because some of them are still the same from last list.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 02:42 PM
100.Elvenking - Two Tragedy Poets (...And A Caravan Of Weird Figures)
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/873/MI0000873547.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 55

My love of folk and power metal comes from my love of all things fantasy, and expect a lot more power/folk in this list than my last one. Elvenking are one of the best folk metal bands out there, and this is hands down their best record. Also includes a very surprisingly 80's Bon Jovi like cover of 'Heaven Is A Place On Earth'.

Favorite song: Another Awful Hobs Tale https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6mEYem1l2Yg

AnthG
03-18-2014, 02:45 PM
OMG THERE BETTER BE WHAT I LIKE IN HERE OTHERWISE INVALID.

Though i'm probably not one to judge since my musical taste at age 16 was like, Numetal, Metallica, and modern hard rock. But I also discovered Opeth and Children of Bodom at that age so whatever.

ravenheart
03-18-2014, 03:04 PM
I'm just going to tell you right now, it will :horns:

Thought so ;)

I listened to the new one again today. It has literally two good songs. Easily their worst album to date.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Thought so ;)

I listened to the new one again today. It has literally two good songs. Easily their worst album to date.

My thoughts exactly. Unspoken Words and Right From Wrong are the only two I liked all the way through, and the title-track has a good chorus but that's it. Do you hear the Sharp Dressed Man riff rip off on I Don't Mind or is that just me?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-18-2014, 06:59 PM
99.Switchfoot - Nothing Is Sound
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/622/MI0001622814.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 33
Place on revised list: None

I know everyone on here think Switchfoot is like the worst thing that happened to rock music but they were one of the first bands I was ever exposed to as a kid. I've loved them ever since and I probably always will. This is their best album and with the recent shift towards a more modern pop sound it most likely always will be. Great songwriting + overly distorted melodic guitar riffs= fantastic. If you hated Switchfoot's radio hits, give this album a chance, it's heavier moments like Politicians and Lonely Nation are tragically underrated and put their radio stuff to shame.

Favorite song: Politicians https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ztN_B18Lsqk

RAZOR
03-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Now I don't even think I read your other list...but Switchfoot? Really? :p

dcmetal108
03-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Now I don't even think I read your other list...but Switchfoot? Really? :p

I don't know if you two have much in common :D

Datjazzfusion
03-18-2014, 10:56 PM
When I finished my first Top 100 albums of all time list last year, I said I would do a revised version at the end of the year. Well, since that didn't happen I have decided to do it now. My list has changed so much that I do believe the new one merits being posted. I am not going to do reviews this time, I'm just going to post a album cover and a song link to my favorite track off the record. I should be starting sometime today so check back frequently.
Review the albums new to the list for sure, but you do not have to review the "old" albums if you would rather not.

kalfitegrdan
03-18-2014, 11:12 PM
Review the albums new to the list for sure, but you do not have to review the "old" albums if you would rather not.

Yeah, exactly. Just copy your old review or something.

El Gordo
03-19-2014, 03:34 AM
So... this is happening again? Less than a year later? :eyes:

dcmetal108
03-19-2014, 04:47 AM
So... this is happening again? Less than a year later? :eyes:

Yes! Now with 5% new! :D

RAZOR
03-19-2014, 09:51 AM
I don't know if you two have much in common :D

Yeah, he likes power metal. That means we can't be friends.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 10:00 AM
So... this is happening again? Less than a year later? :eyes:

started my last one one January 25th of last year, that's definitely a year.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 10:01 AM
Yeah, he likes power metal. That means we can't be friends.

You might as well keep as far away as you can from this thread then, it will include a lot of power metal.

AnthG
03-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Blind Guardian?!?!?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 10:07 AM
98.Stryper - Soldiers Under Command
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/439/MI0001439971.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 62
Place on revised list: 57

This band gets a lot of hate, but I really love them. If you can get past the image (and don't mind Christian lyrics) you will find out that the album is very reminiscent of Judas Priest musically. The album suffers from two crappy ballads (something Stryper has never been good at), but the rest of the album is awesome.

Favorite song: Soldiers Under Command http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/439/MI0001439971.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

marker
03-19-2014, 10:26 AM
98.Soldiers Under Command - Stryper
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/439/MI0001439971.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

If you can get past the image

Favorite song: Soldiers Under Command http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/439/MI0001439971.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Nothing wrong with that image, they look pretty badass especially the guy on the bottom right.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 10:29 AM
Nothing wrong with that image, they look pretty badass especially the guy on the bottom right.

I'm with you but a lot of people here aren't :(

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 10:35 AM
97.The Darkness - Permission To Land
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/664/MI0001664038.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 80
Place on revised list: 78

I feel pretty much the same about this album as I've had for the past year, and that's that it rocks and is just plain out fun. The Darkness showed up on the scene with 70's/80's rock influences and showed us that commercial modern rock can be really good.

Favorite track: Growing On Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mv0ddLgCsus

marker
03-19-2014, 10:36 AM
:I'm with you but a lot of people here aren't :(

:hmm:

adamclark52
03-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Yes! Now with 5% new! :D

If I can remember right last year he revised his top 100 within a few weeks of posting it last year and it had completely changed. So I'd expect this one to be seventy five percent totally different from the last one.

"All-time" may be the wrong phrase to use in the thread title.

El Gordo
03-19-2014, 10:50 AM
started my last one one January 25th of last year, that's definitely a year.

So sorry, I didn't check my dates. It's gotta be less than a year since you finished the last one though, no?

If I can remember right last year he revised his top 100 within a few weeks of posting it last year and it had completely changed. So I'd expect this one to be seventy five percent totally different from the last one.

"All-time" may be the wrong phrase to use in the thread title.

Probably "for the next year or so" would be a better title. I wonder when his next top 30 movies of "all-time" thread will pop up?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 11:05 AM
So sorry, I didn't check my dates. It's gotta be less than a year since you finished the last one though, no?



Probably "for the next year or so" would be a better title. I wonder when his next top 30 movies of "all-time" thread will pop up?

Yea I finished it around the beginning of April, but it's been almost year since that as well.

Probably should change the title, and the movies thread will probably pop up next year, kinda a huge list of movies I want to watch.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 11:06 AM
If I can remember right last year he revised his top 100 within a few weeks of posting it last year and it had completely changed. So I'd expect this one to be seventy five percent totally different from the last one.

"All-time" may be the wrong phrase to use in the thread title.

You are correct, this list will include most of those changes plus some more. One of those changes has already been posted.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 12:37 PM
96.Danger Danger - Screw It!
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/935/MI0001935944.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 62

Danger Danger is one of the most underrated glam bands in existence IMO, and this is surely their best record. Sure, the songwriting isn't one might call great, but musically this album is top notch melodic rock. Other than the horrid rap song near the end ('Yeah You Want It'), the rest of the album is awesome and should be given a chance even if you only slightly like glam.

Favorite song: Crazy Nites http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/935/MI0001935944.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Blind Guardian?!?!?

if that's a question to me, you should know better :nonono:

ravenheart
03-19-2014, 02:20 PM
My thoughts exactly. Unspoken Words and Right From Wrong are the only two I liked all the way through, and the title-track has a good chorus but that's it. Do you hear the Sharp Dressed Man riff rip off on I Don't Mind or is that just me?

Jump The Gun and I Won't Look Down are the only ones I like. I can't stand the title track. But Maybe is the worst song they've ever recorded. It makes me want to murder.

ravenheart
03-19-2014, 02:21 PM
So why are all the bands and titles the wrong way round?

MPF
03-19-2014, 02:35 PM
I'm just thinking of this as a Reunion Thread like on reality TV, all the same stuff you've seen before with new Tidbits reflecting back on the last year. :lol:

adamclark52
03-19-2014, 03:07 PM
I'm just thinking of this as a Reunion Thread like on reality TV, all the same stuff you've seen before with new Tidbits reflecting back on the last year. :lol:

Anyone remember the cartoon series of Clerks? Where the second episode of the series was recapping the first episode?

MPF
03-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Anyone remember the cartoon series of Clerks? Where the second episode of the series was recapping the first episode?

Haha Exactly!

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 07:13 PM
So why are all the bands and titles the wrong way round?

I have always posted them like this, people complain about it all the time lol.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-19-2014, 07:23 PM
95.Hardcore Superstar - Hardcore Superstar
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/033/MI0002033651.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 74
Place on revised list: 70

Fairly underrated band that, even though their a glam band, I can see most people here liking because they are way heavier than the glam bands of the 80's and also have some thrash influences. You should check them out if you ever get the chance.

Favorite song: Kick On The Upperclass http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/033/MI0002033651.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

kalfitegrdan
03-19-2014, 10:40 PM
I have always posted them like this, people complain about it all the time lol.

I can't even describe how much it annoys me.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-20-2014, 09:59 AM
I can't even describe how much it annoys me.

:lol:

ravenheart
03-20-2014, 10:07 AM
people complain about it all the time lol.

Yes, because it's wrong.

The only reasons to keep doing it are trolling or stupidity. And you don't troll...

adamclark52
03-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Yes, because it's wrong.

The only reasons to keep doing it are trolling or stupidity. And you don't troll...

Oh shit, and we're only at number ninety-five.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Yes, because it's wrong.

The only reasons to keep doing it are trolling or stupidity. And you don't troll...

fine I'll change it, I find it weird though because I'm talking about albums, the album should come first then the artist.

ravenheart
03-20-2014, 10:22 AM
the album should come first then the artist.

No, it shouldn't, under any circumstances, unless used in a sentence "...album by artist...".

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-20-2014, 10:29 AM
94.Trixter - Hear!
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZYn08CEDL.jpg

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Trixter was one of those glam bands that came around just as grunge was about to explode, and when this album came out that had already happened. It's a shame to because this outdoes their debut (which sold well) by leaps and bounds. The first noticeable thing is the production, which is extremely better than the the debut that had horrible production. The other very noticeable thing is Peter Loran's vocals. On the debut his voice didn't sound as strong as it should have, and it often sound like he went off key. This album is one excellent slice of melodic rock (though avoid the crappy ballad near the end "As The Candle Burns").

Favorite song: Bloodrock http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZYn08CEDL.jpg

AnthG
03-20-2014, 12:18 PM
No, it shouldn't, under any circumstances, unless used in a sentence "...album by artist...".

Then how come the "Now Playing" thread has the artist listed last?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-21-2014, 08:50 AM
93.Tiluland - Axes Of The Universe
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/60531783/Axes+of+the+Universe+cover.jpg

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

This is a fairly unknown power metal project that I have recently discovered a couple of months ago. They only have released one record so far, and it is phenomenal! But hear is the interesting though, it's all instrumental. Yep, no vocals at all. Usually I am not one to want to listen to instrumentals all too much, but Tiluland know how to do them so well that it almost feels like they would be less amazing with vocals. Musically, it is very reminiscent of DragonForce, BUT (before you write these guys off) without the lighting speed and the huge song lengths (except for the last song). It also throws in some symphonic (actually really good), classical, and folk elements in as well. I recommend this album to power metal fans, and since I can not pick the best song on this album for the life of me I'll just pick one I think best represents the album.

Favorite song: Tilu Of The Kings http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/60531783/Axes+of+the+Universe+cover.jpg

adamclark52
03-21-2014, 08:54 AM
If they're like Dragonforce without vocals and with shorter songs I can see no wrong.

ravenheart
03-21-2014, 09:02 AM
Then how come the "Now Playing" thread has the artist listed last?

No one writes song - artist in there...

AnthG
03-21-2014, 09:22 AM
No one writes song - artist in there...

The current format in that thread is:

Song Title
Album Title
Artist Name

Unless you expect us to read bottom up, that format has the Artist name last and the Song title first, something you said shouldn't happen:

No, it shouldn't, under any circumstances, unless used in a sentence "...album by artist...".

Bolded emphasis mine, to point out that such extraordinary circumstance does not take place in the Now playing thread.

So i'll ask you again: Why is this way of doing things acceptable in one thread but not in this thread?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-21-2014, 09:57 AM
If they're like Dragonforce without vocals and with shorter songs I can see no wrong.

I highly suggest you check them out.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-22-2014, 07:49 AM
92.Bad English - Bad English
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/717/MI0000717838.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I'm a Neal Schon fan, so almost anything he's apart of I'm gonna enjoy. To many Bad English is just another generic rock group from the 80's, but I love this album to death. Excellent guitar playing and tons of catchy songs. One thing bad about this record though is that they are way to many ballads (four in total), which is to much even for me. I know it's one pf bands hits, but 'Possession' could have easily been left off and the album would be a much more better one. For serious fans of melodic rock but otherwise stay away.

Favorite song: Forget Me Not https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rOSUrenJByw

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-22-2014, 11:57 AM
91.Black Veil Brides - Set The World On Fire
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/174/MI0003174406.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 61
Place on revised list: 56

Everyone here pretty much knows my opinion on this band by now, so I'm not going to say much about this album. I was really obsessed with it when I first heard it, I loved the catchy riffs and anthem like choruses. It reminded me a lot of the 80's glam metal bands that I have an undying love for, mixed with huge amounts of A7X worship. I don't care what anybody says about these guys, they are one of the better mainstream rock groups out there IMO.

Favorite song: The Legacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=REOqZii0cYA

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-22-2014, 03:55 PM
90.Dark Tranquility - Fiction
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/649/MI0000649263.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I discovered Dark Tranquility last year, and even though the vocals can be a little to extreme for me some times, the guitars are more than enough reason for me to continue to listen. I haven't listen to all of their albums in full, but I gotta say Fiction is definitely the best I've heard. I know most people say The Gallery is their best album because it helped start melodeath, but that album isn't melodic enough for me, especially compared to their newer stuff (I think Construct ranks a very close second). By no means the best melodeath album, but it's definitely the best DT album.

Favorite song: Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/649/MI0000649263.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

smearCampaign
03-22-2014, 04:35 PM
90.Dark Tranquility - Fiction


Nice. This is their last good album IMO. :fist:

dcmetal108
03-22-2014, 06:12 PM
though the vocals can be a little to extreme for me some times

my new sig! :lol:

AnthG
03-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Nice. This is their last good album IMO. :fist:

The last 2 albums were good. But Fiction is definitely their best album.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-23-2014, 07:52 AM
89.Alestorm - Back Through Time
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/166/MI0003166271.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 66

Alestorm are one of my favorite folk metal bands, and I'm a huge fan of the pirate theme. A lot of people push this band away because they believe the pirate thing makes them lack to much in variety. I for one don't care about how much their lyrics have grown pretty stale, all I care about is how great the music is and it definitely is. I know most people won't agree here, but I really think this is the band's best album, every song is filled with great pirate-esque sing-a-long choruses, and overall the whole album is just very fun with lots of energy that will make me to continue to listen for a long time.

Favorite track: Shipwrecked https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=oTQz_mkluQQ

Dextrimental
03-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Alestorm are in another league if you ask me, legitimately entertaining as both a novelty and a serious act! Great band, songs are altogether very catchy.

Onioner
03-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Alestorm rules. I've been wanting to see them live since I was like 16 but shit has come up every time. One day it will happen and it will be awesome.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-23-2014, 10:24 AM
88.Reckless Love - Spirit
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/628/MI0003628603.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I am positive everybody on this board will hate this band, but most people on here don't even know who they are anyway. They're a modern glam band that embody every single cliche of the 80's and have combined them with a more poppier and polished modern sound. To me it's just a really fun hard rock/AOR record, and even though it was only released last year I enjoy it so much that I just had to put it on here. Don't know if it's possible for them to top this record.

Favorite track: Night On Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dAKeNfp6ESQ

ravenheart
03-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Alestorm are in another league if you ask me, legitimately entertaining as both a novelty and a serious act! Great band, songs are altogether very catchy.

:lol: Did you just use the words "serious" and "Alestorm" in the same sentence?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-23-2014, 02:55 PM
87.Winger - Winger
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/199/MI0002199904.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 73
Place on revised list: 68

Winger get some bad rep, but all four members of the band are extremely skilled musicians. This deviates from many glam metal records in the fact that there's some progressive metal influences in the group, making the music quite complex and interesting, all while having strong melodies and guitar riffs throughout.

Favorite song: Time To Surrender https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GgMm6msH2kQ

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-23-2014, 05:52 PM
86.Dokken - Tooth And Nail
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/501/MI0003501114.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: 67
Place on revised list: 63

All I want to say about this album is that it is some really great heavy metal that all metalheads should listen to, and I honestly don't see why you wouldn't. George Lynch is beast and Don Dokken has a cool, unique kind of voice that complements the music very well. If anything you gotta at least like title track, definitely one of my favorite songs to headbang to :rocker:.

Favorite song: Without Warning/Tooth And Nail (I consider them as one track) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mrA9N-8hme8

kalfitegrdan
03-24-2014, 05:53 AM
Great choices with Alestorm and Dokken.

Winger and Black Veil Brides...not so much. :barf:

ravenheart
03-24-2014, 06:09 AM
Winger are better than both of those :p

And BVB. And Reckless Love. Now there's a pair of horrible bands.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-24-2014, 05:15 PM
85.Armored Saint - March Of The Saint
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/705/MI0001705727.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 29

I never heard about Armored Saint until last year, when I came across a picture of this very album. I thought the cover was one of the coolest album covers ever, so I decided to check it out. As soon as the title-track kicked in, I fell in love with the record instantly. The guitars are outstanding, and vocals are pure metal greatness. I personally haven't been able to get into much of their other stuff that much, but this album is more than enough to satisfy me. A true metal classic.

Favorite song: Can U Deliver https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wpBKAWvliT4

mankvill
03-24-2014, 05:36 PM
I actually started to listen to that Armored Saint album for the first time a couple nights ago, but listened to WASP instead.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-24-2014, 08:00 PM
I actually started to listen to that Armored Saint album for the first time a couple nights ago, but listened to WASP instead.

On one hand I'm mad at you for dissing this album, and on the other I'm with you thinking WASP is better.

ravenheart
03-25-2014, 01:37 AM
Everything about that album cover screams "gay club medieval theme night."

Onioner
03-25-2014, 08:20 AM
I actually started to listen to that Armored Saint album for the first time a couple nights ago, but listened to WASP instead.

March of the Saint is good, but Symbol of Salvation is their absolute best by a mile. Any fan of classic, headbanging tradition heavy metal needs that album in their collection.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-25-2014, 11:41 AM
84.HammerFall - Legacy Of Kings
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/178/MI0000178430.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 87

There's not much I can say that hasn't already been said about HammerFall, but what I will say is that they are one of my personal favorite power metal bands. They are another contender for the five classic albums in a row streak, I seriously think everything from Glory To The Brave to Chapter V are classic metal albums. Unfortunately the band couldn't keep the streak alive with their more recent efforts, but no matter, I have any of their first five to keep me happy. I wouldn't say this is the band's best album, but it sure comes close. The album kicks off with the sort of call to arms rocker "Heeding The Call", closes with the epic ballad "The Fallen One", and the rest of the record is filled with power metal anthems like "Let The Hammer Fall", "Dreamland", and "At The End Of The Rainbow". A power metal classic.

Favorite song: Dreamland https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9c0f11rKw10

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-25-2014, 04:26 PM
83.Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/474/MI0002474292.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Wuthering Heights never get as much appreciation as they truly deserve, and I have not a clue why. They are, in essence, THE folk metal band. Most people go to bands like Elvenking or Alestorm when they want folk metal, and while both are great bands, they don't come to close to Wuthering Heights (and more specifically this album). To me this is the perfect pure folk metal album, probably helped by the fact that the album obviously has a Tolkien influence (as made obvious by the songs "Bad Hobbits Die Hard" and "Lament For Lorien"). It doubles as great background music for playing RPG games as well, which is always a plus.

Favorite song: Highland Winds https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=fYPcDokf-wc

kalfitegrdan
03-25-2014, 11:08 PM
I'd say most people would go to the popular bands of the genre like Ensiferum, Eluveitie or Korpiklaani when they want folk metal. Wuthering Heights is pretty alright though.

If Crimson Thunder didn't suck then Hammerfall would have a six album streak of damn good albums.

XDoomsayerX
03-25-2014, 11:10 PM
I'd say most people would go to the popular bands of the genre like Ensiferum, Eluveitie or Korpiklaani when they want folk metal. Wuthering Heights is pretty alright though.

If Crimson Thunder didn't suck then Hammerfall would have a six album streak of damn good albums.

Isnt Wuthering Heights a shitty book?

kalfitegrdan
03-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Isnt Wuthering Heights a shitty book?

:lol: Yeah.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-26-2014, 09:37 AM
I'd say most people would go to the popular bands of the genre like Ensiferum, Eluveitie or Korpiklaani when they want folk metal. Wuthering Heights is pretty alright though.

If Crimson Thunder didn't suck then Hammerfall would have a six album streak of damn good albums.

you're probably going to be very mad, listening to Renegade one more time to get my final opinion.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-26-2014, 09:46 AM
82.Journey - Revelation
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

If you don't know, I love Journey, and many of their albums are going to be featured in this list. I didn't take a full listen to this record to last year, even though I had seen them twice before with Arnel Pineda , and had bought Eclipse. I gotta say this record is definitely one of Journey's best, filled with great rockers ("Never Walk Away", "Wildest Dream") and epic ballads ("After All These Years", "Turn Down The World Tonight"). Not to mention the remake of "Faith In The Heartland", which was made better with Arnel, and is one perfect opener. If you are hesitant to listen because there is no Perry, you should definitely not let that stop you from hearing a great record.

Favorite song: Never Walk Away http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/806/MI0000806121.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

ravenheart
03-26-2014, 10:37 AM
If Crimson Thunder didn't suck then Hammerfall would have a six album streak of damn good albums.

You're nuts. Crimson Thunder is great. Everything after it has been pretty boring.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-26-2014, 12:48 PM
You're nuts. Crimson Thunder is great. Everything after it has been pretty boring.

Agreed. After listening to Renegade, I've decided I like it more, but Crimson Thunder is still awesome.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-27-2014, 11:11 AM
81.Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
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Place on original list: 71
Place on revised list: 71

Aerosmith were a very important band in my musical life, leading me to discover a lot of my favorite bands from the 70's and 80's. I don't think this is their best record, but it's definitely their best 80's one.

Favorite song: Permanent Vacation https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0E4urHnCGz0

AnthG
03-27-2014, 11:40 AM
The current format in that thread is:

Song Title
Album Title
Artist Name

Unless you expect us to read bottom up, that format has the Artist name last and the Song title first, something you said shouldn't happen:



Bolded emphasis mine, to point out that such extraordinary circumstance does not take place in the Now playing thread.

So i'll ask you again: Why is this way of doing things acceptable in one thread but not in this thread?

Still waiting for a response on this.

kalfitegrdan
03-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Still waiting for a response on this.

Completely different when used vertically instead of horizontally. Point is, you're a goddamn neanderthal if you use "Song" - Artist. It's all about what is more aesthetically pleasing in the end.

El Gordo
03-28-2014, 03:29 AM
Completely different when used vertically instead of horizontally. Point is, you're a goddamn neanderthal if you use "Song" - Artist. It's all about what is more aesthetically pleasing in the end.

Lol a neanderthal? Really? I'm with AnthG on this one. Who the fuck cares?

AnthG
03-28-2014, 05:09 AM
Completely different when used vertically instead of horizontally. Point is, you're a goddamn neanderthal if you use "Song" - Artist. It's all about what is more aesthetically pleasing in the end.

See, when you say "It's Completely different when used vertically instead of Horizontally", what i'm actually reading is "It's completely different when I do it then when someone else does it."

And besides That's not what was being argued


No, it shouldn't, under any circumstances, unless used in a sentence "...album by artist...".

Doesn't mention vertical vs. horizontal usage at all.

If you want to criticize someone's style of posting, fine, but don't be a chickenshit about it and try to hide behind some bullshit objective "standard" that doesn't exist, especially when there's other threads that are guilty of it being done by the people criticizing it, as if it has absolutely nothing to do with your opinions about it towards the thread, poster, or poster's opinions.

THREAD HIJACKING!!!

I've also noticed that ravenheart hasn't responded. TYPICAL!!

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-28-2014, 05:59 AM
80.Metal Church - Metal Church
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 64

I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal, but I really dig this record. It's probably because it's not pure thrash, but a combination of thrash, speed metal, trad. heavy metal, and even a little power metal. The guitars are epic and even though I don't usually the shriek type of vocal style, I have learned to love David Wayne's voice. In a about a year I see this possibly scaling higher on the list, but for now I'm comfortable with it here.

Favorite song: In The Blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0zVcKdFdbw&list=PL7CCC9B450BA407D4&feature=player_detailpage

El Gordo
03-28-2014, 06:23 AM
80.Metal Church - Metal Church


I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal, but I really dig this record. It's probably because it's not pure thrash, but a combination of thrash, speed metal, trad. heavy metal, and even a little power metal. The guitars are epic and even though I don't usually the shriek type of vocal style, I have learned to love David Wayne's voice. In a about a year I see this possibly scaling higher on the list, but for now I'm comfortable with it here.

Favorite song: In The Blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0zVcKdFdbw&list=PL7CCC9B450BA407D4&feature=player_detailpage

Definitely not thrash metal, but easily the best album on this list so far and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the best album on the entire list once it's finished. Soooo fucking good.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-28-2014, 06:31 AM
Definitely not thrash metal, but easily the best album on this list so far and I wouldn't be surprised if it's the best album on the entire list once it's finished. Soooo fucking good.

not thrash? how are Merciless Onslaught, Hitman, and (My Favorite) Nightmare not thrash? the whole album has thrash elements all over it, if not then I don't have a single clue what thrash is. Every review I've seen also says it's thrash as well, so don't get where your coming from.

El Gordo
03-28-2014, 07:55 AM
not thrash? how are Merciless Onslaught, Hitman, and (My Favorite) Nightmare not thrash? the whole album has thrash elements all over it, if not then I don't have a single clue what thrash is. Every review I've seen also says it's thrash as well, so don't get where your coming from.

There are thrash elements, but I can't call it a thrash album. Merciless Onslaught is one of the thrash moments for sure. Hitman isn't -- it's fast, yes. Not thrash though. I can't recall Nightmare right now, so I won't comment on that one. Metal Church got lumped into the thrash explosion of the early-to-mid-80's because they were starting up in the Bay Area around the same time as Metallica, Exodus, etc.

There's a simple way to differentiate what Metal Church does versus what a typical thrash sound is. Listen to Metal Church, then throw on Bonded By Blood or vice versa.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-28-2014, 08:45 AM
There are thrash elements, but I can't call it a thrash album. Merciless Onslaught is one of the thrash moments for sure. Hitman isn't -- it's fast, yes. Not thrash though. I can't recall Nightmare right now, so I won't comment on that one. Metal Church got lumped into the thrash explosion of the early-to-mid-80's because they were starting up in the Bay Area around the same time as Metallica, Exodus, etc.

There's a simple way to differentiate what Metal Church does versus what a typical thrash sound is. Listen to Metal Church, then throw on Bonded By Blood or vice versa.

yea that's why I said it isn't a pure thrash album, it's a mixture of thrash, speed metal, trad. metal, and power metal.

El Gordo
03-28-2014, 09:24 AM
yea that's why I said it isn't a pure thrash album, it's a mixture of thrash, speed metal, trad. metal, and power metal.

Then why did you question my original post that stated "Definitely not a thrash album", hmmmmmm?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Then why did you question my original post that stated "Definitely not a thrash album", hmmmmmm?

why say "Definitely not a thrash album" in the first place?

El Gordo
03-28-2014, 01:18 PM
why say "Definitely not a thrash album" in the first place?

"I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal, but I really dig this record."

You then followed that up by saying that it is not a pure thrash album, so I was really just agreeing with you. But then you said every review you've read for it said it was thrash. So, really I think you're a little confused. I was confused when I was your age too. Actually, I still am confused. Metal Church isn't thrash though. I think we decided on that already.

JRA
03-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Definitely not thrash metal


Eh...Definitely?

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-28-2014, 09:40 PM
"I'm usually not a fan of thrash metal, but I really dig this record."

You then followed that up by saying that it is not a pure thrash album, so I was really just agreeing with you. But then you said every review you've read for it said it was thrash. So, really I think you're a little confused. I was confused when I was your age too. Actually, I still am confused. Metal Church isn't thrash though. I think we decided on that already.

I sure am confused, so let's just say they aren't thrash and leave it at that.

El Gordo
03-29-2014, 11:42 AM
Eh...Definitely?

Absolutely.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-29-2014, 07:26 PM
79.Cinderella - Heartbreak Station
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Place on original list: 41
Place on revised list: 37

By their third album, Cinderella completed their transformation from a glam metal band to a straight up blues rock band.This results in an album that sounds like Aerosmith meets The Rolling Stones meets Neil Young.This is probably Cinderella's finest moment lyrically wise, and for a time it was my favorite record by them. Anyway, on this album Tom Keifer vocals are excellent, Jeff LaBar is as good as ever on guitar, Eric Brittingham keeps a steady rhythm, Fred Coury also keeps a good solid wall of sound and his drum tone is awesome.Standouts include the vastly underrated "Love's Got Me Doin' Time", and the New Orleans-feeling rockers "Sick For The Cure" and "Shelter Me".If you refuse to listen to this album because you think it's a glam metal album, then it's your lose.

Favorite song: Sick For The Cure https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=yw6vlTFitGE

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Decided for the albums that are on the old list that I would just put the same review to quicken things up.

Datjazzfusion
03-29-2014, 07:29 PM
Decided for the albums that are on the old list that I would just put the same review to quicken things up.

I agree.
Maybe put their original position and then their new position if they changed in ranking.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-29-2014, 07:31 PM
I agree.
Maybe put their original position and then their new position if they changed in ranking.

Great idea, I'll do just that right now.

TheWildAndTheYoung
03-31-2014, 12:01 PM
78.KISS - Destroyer
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Place on original list: 16
Place on revised list: 72

I've already said many times how KISS introduced me to rock/metal music.They still to this day remain as one of my favorite bands.Destroyer, though not their best album, is a real close second and is definitely one of the best classic rock albums of all-time.The only thing stopping this from being KISS's best album is the horrid "Great Expectations".All four members (Paul, Gene, Peter, Ace) are at the top of their game on this record, especially Ace.Standouts include the classic album opener "Detroit Rock City", Gene Simmion's signature tune "God Of Thunder", and my personnel favorite, "Shout It Out Loud".

Favorite song: Shout It Out Loud https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLE06A446FE4D91B55&feature=player_detailpage&v=16cEJ-CBejA

IrritatedTrout
04-01-2014, 06:31 AM
I like Great Expectations, it's Flaming Youth that sucks.

ravenheart
04-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Flaming Youth, Great Expectations, King of The Night Time World, Sweet Pain, Shout It Out Loud... most of that album sucks. I've never understood its lofty status. Detroit Rock City and God of Thunder are the only two really great songs on it.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-01-2014, 11:44 AM
77.W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

W.A.S.P. are one of my favorite bands, and are yet another contender for the "five classic albums in a row" streak (yes I love Electric Circus to). This is their second best record in my eyes, with tons of metal energy and some of their best songs. Great tracks include "Mean Man", "The Heretic", and "Forever Free".

Favorite song: Mean Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1dA6BbX9yCc

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-03-2014, 10:47 AM
76.TNT - Intuition
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I had Tell No Tales on my first list, and even though I still love that album, I think Intuition is TNT's best album. With one of the best album intros of all time ( "A Nation Free"), some great melodic uplifting songs (title-track, "Forever Shine On"), excellent ballads ("End Of The Line", "Wisdom"), and one of the most underrated guitar players ever (Ronnie Le Tekro), this album is a pure pop metal gem. The guitar solos on "Caught Between The Tigers" and the title-track in particular are some of my favorites.

Favorite song: Take Me Down (Fallen Angel) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYl2I8l95c4

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-04-2014, 07:09 AM
75.Stratovarius - Visions
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 42

Stratovarius is another one of my favorite power metal bands, and have released many great records (Infinity, Nemesis, Dreamspace, etc.), but none can best Visions. The album provides an excellent combination of power metal and neo-classical metal, making for a near perfect record. The album opens with the mid-tempo (but still rockin') "The Kiss Of Judas" and closes with what I consider the bands best "epic" track "Visions (Southern Cross)".

Favorite song: Forever Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4oy3E7HxxQ&list=PLAFF2A8DC7AD440AF

dcmetal108
04-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Flaming Youth, Great Expectations, King of The Night Time World, Sweet Pain, Shout It Out Loud... most of that album sucks. I've never understood its lofty status. Detroit Rock City and God of Thunder are the only two really great songs on it.

Nope. Fuck you! All those songs are great.

ravenheart
04-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Nope. Fuck you! All those songs are great.

Boring. All of those songs are boring. And soft.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-05-2014, 07:34 AM
74.Queen - Queen II
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Place on original list: 49
Place on revised list: 46

Queen's first entry in my list of top 100 albums, is one that is definitely a metal record and probably one of the first metal records ever made.The many different vocal and guitar parts that Queen is known for is taken to the extreme on this album.All four players are incredibly talented at what they do.Brian May has shredding guitars aplenty, Freddie Mercury gives stellar vocal performances, Roger Taylor pounds on the drums, and John Deacon's awesome skill at the bass is shown on this album as well.Highlights include possibly the first speed metal song ever "Ogre Battle", the bombastic epic "The March Of The Black Queen", and the tragically underrated "The Ferry Feller's Master-Stroke".This isn't Queen's best album, but it sure comes close.

Favorite song: The Ferry Feller's Master-Stroke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcM-GfmX4O4

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-05-2014, 03:56 PM
73.Winger - In The Heart Of The Young
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Place on original list: 65
Place on revised list: 61

To this day I remember when my friend let my listen to "In The Day We'll Never See" when I was 9, and ever since then I loved this album.It was my favorite album at that time of my life, and still holds it's place as one of my favorite albums of all time.The guitar playing is outstanding on this album, courtesy of Reb Beach and Paul Taylor.Both guitar players were my favorites as a kid.The standouts are the extremely underrated "In The Day We'll Never See", the guitar shredding assault that is "Baptized By Fire", and the power ballad "Miles Away". A solid glam metal album that surpasses their debut by leaps and bounds.

Favorite song: In The Day We'll Never See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW-pHf5wdf4

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-06-2014, 07:38 PM
72.Ratt - Out Of The Cellar
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Place on original list: 40
Place on revised list: 36

Ratt was one of the first bands to appear out of the LA glam metal scene, and also one of the first glam metal bands I ever listened to, so expect at least one more album from them on this list.All five members of this group are some of the best of what they do.Stephen Pearcy has a unique vocal tone that sounds off-key at times but for some reason sounds incredibly awesome.Bobby Blotzer kicks on the drums just as good as any great drummer out there.Juan Croucier does what is needed and provides a great rhythm for the rest of the band.Both Warren DeMartini and Robin Crosby are some of the best guitar players in the world IMO.Standouts from this glam metal classic include driving opener "Wanted Man", the underrated rocker "The Morning After", and my favorite, the heavy metal assault "I'm Insane".

Favorite song: I'm Insane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnW_bqy8gYs

kalfitegrdan
04-07-2014, 01:01 AM
72.Ratt - Out Of The Cellar
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Place on original list: 40
Place on revised list: 36

Ratt was one of the first bands to appear out of the LA glam metal scene, and also one of the first glam metal bands I ever listened to, so expect at least one more album from them on this list.All five members of this group are some of the best of what they do.Stephen Pearcy has a unique vocal tone that sounds off-key at times but for some reason sounds incredibly awesome.Bobby Blotzer kicks on the drums just as good as any great drummer out there.Juan Croucier does what is needed and provides a great rhythm for the rest of the band.Both Warren DeMartini and Robin Crosby are some of the best guitar players in the world IMO.Standouts from this glam metal classic include driving opener "Wanted Man", the underrated rocker "The Morning After", and my favorite, the heavy metal assault "I'm Insane".

Favorite song: I'm Insane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnW_bqy8gYs

This one and Invasion of Your Privacy are fucking great.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-09-2014, 07:14 AM
71.At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

This is definitely the harshest I get when it comes to music. The very extreme growls tend to get overbearing to me some times, but I always keep coming back to this album. The music is VERY good and it's melodic enough to drag my attention away from the vocals when they can be to much. This pretty much stands as At The Gates best album, and it's also pretty much the only one I like. The album artwork is also epic and one of the reasons why I checked this one out in the first place.

Favorite song: Slaughter Of The Soul https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL144949CECD7CC84B&v=QC5yxsn0SkU&feature=player_detailpage

smearCampaign
04-09-2014, 07:44 AM
http://i.imgur.com/nPPIr.gif

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-09-2014, 08:46 AM
70.Bryan Adams - Reckless
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Place on original list: 27
Place on revised list: None

Bryan Adams is probably not one that many people will like around here.But to me he is extremely great.His vocals are very unique and cool, as well as his piano and guitar playing abilities.Now as for the rest of the musicians, they are WAY to many to list here, so I'm just going to not go through every person that plays on this record.The drums are solid, the bass is nothing extraordinary, and the backing vocals are strong.This is definitely Bryan Adams at his best, and everyone should listen to it if you like 80's AOR.Summer Of '69 (though good), is probably the worst song on the album, so if you don't listen to it because of that, you are really missing out.Highlights include the rocker "Kids Wanna Rock", the best of the six smash hits on this record "Somebody", and the best Bryan Adams song of all time, "She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'", that has one catchy guitar riff.

Favorite song: She's Only Happy When She's Dancin' http://grooveshark.com/s/She+s+Only+...n/2Mymsr?src=5

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-10-2014, 07:52 AM
69.Survivor - Vital Signs
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 74

Survivor to me is an often overlooked band. Sure, everyone knows "Eye Of The Tiger" and "Burning Heart", but I never here anyone talking about them besides those two songs. It's quite odd considering how big of a success this album was, and it's definitely the best they have ever released. Having three great, high charting singles (the insanely catchy "High On You" and "Can't Hold Back", and the power ballad "The Search Is Over") makes me wonder why this isn't given more attention. It's not just the singles that make this record either, the rest of the album is filled with hooky melodic rock that will get stuck in your head forever ("It's The Singer, Not The Song" and "First Night" are my two favorites). This record is classic 80's AOR, and should definitely be given another look for any fans of the genre.

Favorite song: First Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lfrzCanrH14

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-11-2014, 08:00 AM
68.Anberlin - Cities
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I'm not an overall "fan" of alternative rock, except for Switchfoot and Anberlin. Anberlin to me is the best alternative rock band, because their songs are extremely hooky and yet still focus on great, thick, sometimes heavy guitar riffs. The album starts off with "(Debut)" which is the perfect intro into the track that the band have yet to best "Godspeed", a fast paced epic feeling rocker. The band's more rock side is shown best in tracks like "A Whisper & A Clamor" and "Reclusion", while songs like "Adelaide" and "Inevitable" showcase the band's pop side. The album closes with the epic "(*Fin)", possibly the band's definitive closing song. Even though the band's past three albums are also very very good, they have yet to beat this record. It seems like they never will since they are calling quits this year.

Favorite song: "Godspeed" https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iBSevoUYwz4

Dextrimental
04-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Anberlin and Slaughter of the Soul :D

Why do you keep putting none for revised list? Is this not your revised list!?

ravenheart
04-11-2014, 08:40 AM
I've never listened to Anberlin before... and after that, I never will again. Good god that was horrific.

Nice choice on the BA album, albeit not his best.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Anberlin and Slaughter of the Soul :D

Why do you keep putting none for revised list? Is this not your revised list!?

I was referring to the revised list I put up like a week after I finished last year, thought it would be nice to compare.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-11-2014, 10:21 AM
I've never listened to Anberlin before... and after that, I never will again. Good god that was horrific.

Nice choice on the BA album, albeit not his best.

Funny, this is exactly what I thought you would reply with :lol:.

Being curious, what do you think is his best?

ravenheart
04-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Being curious, what do you think is his best?

Waking Up The Neighbors, hands down.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Waking Up The Neighbors, hands down.

really? I thought that had to many songs on it, couple of ones that were kinda boring to me. If what was shortened it would've been better. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight" is his most underrated hit IMO, such a great song.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-11-2014, 11:00 AM
67.Dio - Holy Diver
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I'm not the biggest Dio fan there is (that's why this isn't as high as it would be for others), but this album right here is just pure heavy metal greatness. I really can't say anything that hasn't already been said about this album, so I'll just stick with saying this is a metal classic and my favorite Dio album. Favorites include "Stand Up And Shout", "Don't Talk To Strangers" and "Straight Through The Heart".

Favorite song: Straight Through The Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e8Hd27L-JM

ravenheart
04-11-2014, 02:37 PM
really? I thought that had to many songs on it, couple of ones that were kinda boring to me. If what was shortened it would've been better. "There Will Never Be Another Tonight" is his most underrated hit IMO, such a great song.

Don't Drop That Bomb On Me, Touch The Hand, House Arrest, Hey Honey I'm Packin' You In, Is Your Momma Gonna Miss Ya?, Not Guilty... if that album has too much of anything, it's too many of his best songs in the same place.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-12-2014, 10:30 AM
66.Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith
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Place on original list: 26
Place on revised list: 19

On Keep The Faith, Bon Jovi prove that their not just a hair band, they are a band that knows how to change with the times and still stay on top."Woman In Love" is the only song that has any hint of glam in it.Richie Sambora shows some outstanding guitar playing (see Dry County), with Alec John Such providing groovy bass lines (see title track), David Bryan cutting off most of the synthesizers and bringing in classic piano skills (see "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"), Tico Torres pounding hard on the drums (see "Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll"), and Jon Bon Jovi provides stellar vocals and really delivers on this album.Highlights include the arena-ready opener "I Believe", the extremely underrated "Blame It On The Love Of Rock & Roll", and the best song, the almost ten-minute epic "Dry County".

Favorite song: Dry County https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8UX-G_JSmio

SomewhereInTime72
04-12-2014, 10:12 PM
On Keep The Faith, Bon Jovi prove that their not just a hair band, they are a band that knows how to change with the times and still stay on top.

No offense but this is like, a bad thing, in my opinion. The change in sound to me seems to display a lack of integrity. As someone who liked the early Jovi sound, it's just kind of shameful that they started to change in a desperate (and successful) attempt to hold onto popularity once hair metal became completely unpopular. I mean it doesn't help that what they changed to didn't work so well with my tastes - but considering this is the first of a few noticeable sound changes, the history of Bon Jovi to me seems just to be like a story of selling out over and over again. :(

edit: In summary, I notice that Holy Diver is a new addition to the list, so I hope it continues to grow on you and surpasses this album ;)

ravenheart
04-13-2014, 02:10 AM
No offense but this is like, a bad thing, in my opinion. The change in sound to me seems to display a lack of integrity. As someone who liked the early Jovi sound, it's just kind of shameful that they started to change in a desperate (and successful) attempt to hold onto popularity once hair metal became completely unpopular. I mean it doesn't help that what they changed to didn't work so well with my tastes - but considering this is the first of a few noticeable sound changes, the history of Bon Jovi to me seems just to be like a story of selling out over and over again. :(

All doesn't matter. Good is good, bad is bad. And this album is good.

MetalIsArt
04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Don't Drop That Bomb On Me, Touch The Hand, House Arrest, Hey Honey I'm Packin' You In, Is Your Momma Gonna Miss Ya?, Not Guilty... if that album has too much of anything, it's too many of his best songs in the same place.

I like BA's material right up until "On A Day Like Today".

:bliss:

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-13-2014, 02:16 PM
No offense but this is like, a bad thing, in my opinion. The change in sound to me seems to display a lack of integrity. As someone who liked the early Jovi sound, it's just kind of shameful that they started to change in a desperate (and successful) attempt to hold onto popularity once hair metal became completely unpopular. I mean it doesn't help that what they changed to didn't work so well with my tastes - but considering this is the first of a few noticeable sound changes, the history of Bon Jovi to me seems just to be like a story of selling out over and over again. :(

edit: In summary, I notice that Holy Diver is a new addition to the list, so I hope it continues to grow on you and surpasses this album ;)

I've found that I don't care if a band "sells out", all that matters is if the music is good to me. No matter if they had sold out or not, their 90's albums are really good. I'm curious though, how were they really selling out? I doubt they changed their sound just by the fact glam was going down in popularity at the time, and the sound they changed to wasn't necessarily popular either. I mean sure it's rock, but what other band sounded like this at the time? The only way they'd be "selling out" would be if they went grunge or something like that, which would've been catastrophic to say the least. The record was popular, good, and still had a certain element in it that made it undeniably Bon Jovi.

Too each his own I guess.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-13-2014, 02:35 PM
65.Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I remember when I first made this list I wasn't really into Maiden, but now they are one of my top 5 favorite bands. I don't know why, but something clicked when I listened to Seventh Son. More on that (way) later though. To me Somewhere In Time is Maiden's third best record. I guess the only true reason as to why I don't think this is their second best record is probably just because that some of the songs are a little long to me. In particular "Heaven Can Wait", which could have been trimmed a bit. Other than that the album is amazing, being progressive and melodic at the same time all while being undeniably heavy metal. Favorites include "Caught Somewhere In Time", "Wasted Years", and "Stranger In A Strange Land".

Favorite song: Caught Somewhere In Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bViDXOb6qrU&list=PL5EAEDABE71F19BEF

IrritatedTrout
04-13-2014, 06:31 PM
SiT is my 3rd favorite Maiden album too, and one of my favorites of all time. I also agree that Heaven Can Wait is easily the worst track. :lol:

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-14-2014, 09:26 AM
64.Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
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Place on original list: 24
Place on revised list: 17

Cinderella has never released a bad album IMO, all four of their albums are excellent.But this one in particular stands out above all the rest.It is the perfect combination of blues rock and glam metal, and it remains as one of my favorite blues rock records.Tom Keifer is one of my favorite vocalist and guitar players, as well as Jeff LaBar.Fred Coury's drum playing is pretty strong on this record also, and Eric Brittingham just keeps the backbone steady, nothing over-the-top.Standouts include the scorching blues infested "Second Wind", the slower, but not quite a ballad track "Coming Home", and the best Cinderella song of them all, and possibly the most glam track on the album, "Gypsy Road".

Favorite song: Gypsy Road https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6j7E7pvLxmI

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-15-2014, 11:53 AM
63.HammerFall - Renegade
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

HammerFall released five killer albums in a row, and I guess in theory any of those first five could be put in the top spot. To me though, Renegade stands as my favorite HammerFall record. Just look at the album cover, it screams power metal cheese. The lyrics and the Judas Priest-like guitar riffs perfectly set up the dungeons & dragons theme better than any other HammerFall album does IMO. Tracks like "Templars Of Steel", "A Legend Reborn", "The Way Of The Warrior", and the title-track prove to be some of the best songs the band have ever written.

Favorite song: The Way Of The Warrior https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=D6OsE5Q_2LQ

ravenheart
04-15-2014, 01:26 PM
I like BA's material right up until "On A Day Like Today".

:bliss:

That had better be "up until and including", Belgium.

Also, three great picks in a row. I suspect within the context of this list they're all going to be far too low, especially Somewhere In Time, but at least the kid's learning! ;)

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-16-2014, 12:30 PM
62.Boston - Boston
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I honestly have no idea why I didn't have this album on my original list, because it truly is one of the best records from the 70's. Brad Delp's killer vocals and the studio mastery and incredible guitar work of Tom Scholz are what make this record so great. I got to say to that I really think Tom has the best guitar tone of all time. Considering just about every song on this record can be heard on classic rock radio 30+ years, no one can deny that this is definitely one of the best classic rock records period. I could pick any song on here for my favorite track, but I'll just go with "Something About You" simply because I feel it's the most overlooked song on the album.

Favorite song: Something About You https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CORy9MEgVZ0

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-17-2014, 12:50 PM
61.Halestorm - The Strange Case Of...
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Halestorm are one my favorite modern rock bands, and probably the best when it comes to modern rock radio. Lizzy Hale's vocals are the definite highlight of the album, though the guitar riffs and great drumming are never the less awesome. It's a perfect blend of everything, hard hitting rockers ("Love Bites (So Do I)", "Freak Like Me", "Mz. Hyde"), soft ballads ("Beautiful With You", "Break In") and some good catchy singles ("I Miss The Misery", "Here's To Us").

Favorite song: Freak Like Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxFQRmjk3rQ&list=PL586E418CEBE975E5

John The Drummer
04-17-2014, 01:11 PM
I'm not just saying this cuz it's on your list (just reminded me of it) but I srsly do not understand all the hype over Halestorm. It seems like everyone just loves them and think that they are just OMG SO AMAZING... but I just don't hear it at all. What am I missing? It just sounds like bland radio rock to me.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-17-2014, 02:43 PM
I'm not just saying this cuz it's on your list (just reminded me of it) but I srsly do not understand all the hype over Halestorm. It seems like everyone just loves them and think that they are just OMG SO AMAZING... but I just don't hear it at all. What am I missing? It just sounds like bland radio rock to me.

To be completely honest, I don't know why I think they are so better than the all the other radio rock bands, there's is just something about them that I really enjoy. I can't stand bands like Shinedown, Three Days Grace and the like, so they in theory "should" be a band I am not a huge fan of, but I am. I don't think I can answer your question properly, I guess if you don't like them you just don't like them.

John The Drummer
04-17-2014, 03:18 PM
To be completely honest, I don't know why I think they are so better than the all the other radio rock bands, there's is just something about them that I really enjoy. I can't stand bands like Shinedown, Three Days Grace and the like, so they in theory "should" be a band I am not a huge fan of, but I am. I don't think I can answer your question properly, I guess if you don't like them you just don't like them.

Fair enough :D
I do give them credit for being a part of the Dio compilation, that gives them +4 more credibility than other bland radio rock :)

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Fair enough :D
I do give them credit for being a part of the Dio compilation, that gives them +4 more credibility than other bland radio rock :)

they do covers extremely well, I enjoy all of them that they have, especially Straight Through The Heart.

ravenheart
04-17-2014, 05:02 PM
I'm not just saying this cuz it's on your list (just reminded me of it) but I srsly do not understand all the hype over Halestorm. It seems like everyone just loves them and think that they are just OMG SO AMAZING... but I just don't hear it at all. What am I missing? It just sounds like bland radio rock to me.

You're not missing anything. They're exactly what you're hearing; yet another ordinary, unimaginative kids' radio band. And they're even worse live.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-17-2014, 05:04 PM
And they're even worse live.

Not from what I've heard, I definitely want to go see them someday.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-17-2014, 05:09 PM
60.Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid
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Place on original list: 44
Place on revised list: 41

Alice Cooper, the king of shock rock, has again landed a spot on this list.While "Billion Dollar Babies" is a great record, this one has to be the best Alice album of all-time.Some call it a glam album, I really think it's a heavy metal album.This is definitely one underrated album, and it's filled with musical guest including Mick Mars, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Slash, Vinnie Moore, Nikki Sixx, and Ozzy Osbourne.This is the first Alice Cooper album that I listened to start to finish and ever since then I've loved it.Standouts include the anit-drug title track anthem, the odd "Wind-Up Toy", and the best Alice song in my opinion, and possibly most underrated, "Snakebite".So check this album out, you won't regret it.

Favorite song: Snakebite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn0jNgmj0WM

kalfitegrdan
04-17-2014, 11:07 PM
To be completely honest, I don't know why I think they are so better than the all the other radio rock bands, there's is just something about them that I really enjoy. I can't stand bands like Shinedown, Three Days Grace and the like, so they in theory "should" be a band I am not a huge fan of, but I am. I don't think I can answer your question properly, I guess if you don't like them you just don't like them.

I think this means you're finally hitting puberty. ;)

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-18-2014, 06:40 AM
I think this means you're finally hitting puberty. ;)

:lol:

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-18-2014, 09:56 AM
59.Van Halen - Fair Warning
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Van Halen are definitely in my top 5 favorite bands of all time, mostly in part to the inspiration that Eddie has been on my guitar style. I love every one of their records except III (I dig Gary Cherone, but he just doesn't work with VH). What makes this album different from all the rest of VH's records is how dark it is. Not all of the lyrics are "dark" per se, it's the music that gives off most of the dark vibe. I for one love it and I think every song on here is excellent (although the album could have done without "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" and be replaced with another full song). The best song on here is a toss up between "Mean Street", "Hear About It Later", and "Unchained", but I think in the end I have to go with "Unchained" just because of the epic riff.

Favorite song: Unchained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rikBW9x_hAk

ravenheart
04-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Not from what I've heard, I definitely want to go see them someday.

I've seen them; they're horrible.

ravenheart
04-18-2014, 10:34 AM
60.Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid

Wrong song selection, but damn right, it's a terrific album.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Wrong song selection, but damn right, it's a terrific album.
Well when the first time hearing the song is through HQ speakers with a whole lot of bass, turned up all the way, it leaves an impression :horns:.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-18-2014, 11:02 AM
58.Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Another one of those albums that has influenced my guitar playing greatly, Blizzard Of Ozz set new standards for heavy metal, the biggest of them being guitar virtuosity. Randy Rhoads was one of the greatest guitar players in musical history (IMO), but unfortunately his greatness didn't last two long. If you're a guitar player, it's very hard not to like this record (or any of Ozzy's records for that matter), even if you're not a fan of Ozzy's voice (which I'm not really either). I still think it's amazing how "Crazy Train" is one of the most popular songs in the freakin universe (might be over exaggerating just a little, but oh well) wasn't even a top 40 "hit". Guess it's just another testament to how great this record is.

Favorite song: Mr. Crowley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c6BdY8m1C4

AnthG
04-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Lzzy Hale's got an impressive set of pipes, and that "Freak like me" song is pretty goddamn good and catchy. Overall though they are sort of "ehh", but that doesn't matter because if you're a Freak like me then wave your flag.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 09:57 AM
57.Ratt - Invasion Of Your Privacy
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

On their second record, Ratt took everything that was great on their debut and made it better. The main reason why I love this record more than the debut is the reason why a lot of people may think so as well, and that's the riffs. Warren Demartini and Robin Crosby make all the songs on this album totally driving on the riffs (except Closer To My Heart), as appose to the the debut where the riffs were complementing the songs. Though not as successful as the debut, songs like "You're In Love" and "Lay It Down" are genre defining anthems.

Favorite song: You're In Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMTNB9YBrbs

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 04:09 PM
56.Blessed By A Broken Heart - Feel The Power
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Place on original list: 18
Place on revised list: 98

Blessed By A Broken Heart are yet another band from my "Top Ten Glam Metal Revival Albums" thread, with this being their second entry on this list.This by far is their best album, and most likely will always be because it seems impossible to top.This album was actually the first "New" glam metal album I ever heard.They sound a lot like Dokken meets Journey, and it proves to be a great combo.The metalcore influences that were very prominent on their previous release are really toned down on this record, with only about half the songs having one scream part in them.Tony Gambino's vocals might not sound too much like your typical 80's glam singer, but that's what makes this great.This isn't 80's glam metal, this is 2010's glam metal, and his vocals are astounding.Sean Maier can really shred with the best of them to (his nickname is "Shred"), and Sam Ryder does great with the rhythm guitars, and adds stellar backing vocals.Tyler Hoare keeps the bass solid and consistent through the album, as well as the drummer Slater.Highlights include the Dokken infested opener "Deathwish", the keyboard heavy anthem "Scream It Like You Mean It", and the best song on the album, the most 80's sounding rocker on the album, "Rockin' All Night".

Favorite song: Rockin' All Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=oc8z0U9HiEU

ravenheart
04-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Just when it was going so right...

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Just when it was going so right...

come on dude, you should've seen this coming :lol:

ravenheart
04-19-2014, 05:31 PM
come on dude, you should've seen this coming :lol:

That you'd follow up some truly great stuff with one of the worst bands in existence? Yes, yes I did.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 05:32 PM
That you'd follow up some truly great stuff with one of the worst bands in existence? Yes, yes I did.

:D

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 05:36 PM
55.Crazy Lixx - New Religion
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Place on original list: 81
Place on revised list: 81

I've already covered just about everything good in this album in my "Top Ten Glam Metal Revival Albums" thread, but just in case you didn't read that I'll state it again here.This album ROCKS, and it rocks hard.This album has veverything needed in a glam metal album, Def Leppard harmonies, the Danger, Danger meets Bon Jovi anthems and ballads, Motley Crue-like guitars, and with a bit of Hey Stoopid-era Alice Cooper vibe added to top it off.Great highlights include Danger,Danger sounding opener "Rock And A Hard Place", Bon Jovi-like ballad "What Of Our Love", and Skid Row/Alice Cooper rocker "21 'Till I Die".If glam metal was ever really dead (as if Crashdiet and Hardcore Superstar weren't enough), this album has brought it back in full gear.

Favorite song: 21 'Till I Die https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBI1fyhRE88&list=PL312D0AF9D018C55D

ravenheart
04-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Good album! Ranking it above stuff like Blizzard of Ozz and several of the other albums already listed is pure idiocy, but this is one of those rare occasions where one of the rip-off bands actually pulled a good record out of their ass.

JRA
04-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Blizzard owns but you might as well just put Tribute on a list like this considering its all of the songs but done better.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Good album! Ranking it above stuff like Blizzard of Ozz and several of the other albums already listed is pure idiocy, but this is one of those rare occasions where one of the rip-off bands actually pulled a good record out of their ass.

I'm glad someone else on here actually enjoys them, because I feel they are one of those bands where people don't give them a chance because of them being a glam band.

Riot Avenue is good to, though I can't get into Loud Minority that much. I look forward their new one this year as well.

TheWildAndTheYoung
04-19-2014, 07:32 PM
54.Crashdiet - Rest In Sleaze
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Place on original list: 48
Place on revised list: 45

With a name like Crashdiet, I didn't expect much when I first went to listen them.Well, all I can say is that I was completely blown away with this band.Crashdiet, along with Hardcore Superstar, are really the first bands that started the Swedish Glam Metal movement (I really hope I get to visit there one day).This album is one that should have been bigger than it was in the states, and unfortunately you can't get your hands on a copy here without ordering online.If your reading this Crashdiet, PLEASE release this and The Unattractive Revolution on ITunes.All that said, this album is true glam metal, sounding like GnR meets Skid Row.Dave Leppard (R.I.P) was incredible on this album, along with the awesome guitar player Martin Sweet, phenomenal drum player Eric Young, and solid bassist Peter London.Highlights include the power ballad "It's A Miracle", the perfect closer "Back On Trakk", and the best song on the album, the fist-pumping anthem "Riot In Everyone".

Favorite song: Riot In Everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaqZJANa0Jk&list=PLyVoZEvI6YgzU7P91oAT6sIuMZkhp3R6C

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-01-2014, 07:41 AM
53.Harem Scarem - Mood Swings
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Harem Scarem is an extremely underrated band, and it's shame because they have produced some top notch melodic rock. I don't why, but this album feels a lot different then most melodic rock records. I don't know if it's the over all feel of the album, the inspirational themes of the album, or the unique guitar riffing style used throughout. Whatever it is it's what makes the album stand out from some of the other records of it's genre at the time. Best album cuts are the uplifting opener "Saviors Never Cry", the Def Leppard-esque "Stranger Than Love", and the groovy "Sentimental Blvd.".

Favorite song: Sentimental Blvd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyG44-K0y58

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-09-2014, 07:16 AM
52.Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked
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Place on original list: 83
Place on revised list: 83

Ozzy Osbourne was one of the most feared men by parents in the 80's, all the more reason to like his music.This album is filled with great guitar by Zakk Wylde, which was his first album with Ozzy.Standouts include rockin' opener "Miracle Man", "Tattooed Dancer", which has arguably the best guitar work on the whole album, and my absolute favorite "Breakin' All The Rules".If you like straight up heavy metal then this album is definitely for you.Another all killer no filler album from the prince of darkness.

Favorite song: Breakin' All The Rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtPc3Fygvb8&list=PL9CCA152A2C5AB851

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-15-2014, 11:37 AM
51.Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Amon Amarth are probably my second favorite melodeath band, and to me this is by far their best album. A lot of people usually go with Surtur Rising or With Oden On Our Side when they pick a favorite Amon Amarth album, but to me this truly their most epic and melodic album they have. It's pretty tough picking a highlight, because all these songs are excellent. "Free Will Sacrifice", "Guardians Of Asgard", "No Fear For The Setting Sun", "Embrace Of The Endless Ocean", and "Tattered Banners And Bloody Flags" are all worthy of claiming the top spot on this album, but in the end the title-track has to take it because it's what introduced me to this band.

Favorite song: Twilight Of The Thunder God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6fgNOa2fDY

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-15-2014, 11:41 AM
I apologize for the very slow output rate, but after I'm school's out I should be posting them more often.

John The Drummer
05-15-2014, 12:58 PM
51.Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God


AA bores the shit out of me these days... but this album is so awesome, def their most entertaining :rocker: :light:

kalfitegrdan
05-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Who the hell goes with Surtur Rising? That album blew. I would also have to say that Twilight of the Thunder God is my favorite by them. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags is the shit.

John The Drummer
05-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Who the hell goes with Surtur Rising? That album blew.

14 year olds. TWATTY is 15, so he knows better :)

Onioner
05-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Who the hell goes with Surtur Rising? That album blew. I would also have to say that Twilight of the Thunder God is my favorite by them. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags is the shit.

Tie between Twilight and With Odin for me. Both are excellent. And agreed, Surtur is definitely their weakest album.

adamclark52
05-16-2014, 12:08 PM
Who the hell goes with Surtur Rising? That album blew. I would also have to say that Twilight of the Thunder God is my favorite by them. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags is the shit.

That's the same thing I thought. I was under the impression that Twilight of the Thundergod was generally their most loved album.

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-16-2014, 12:59 PM
14 year olds. TWATTY is 15, so he knows better :)

16 actually ;)

And I've just seen posts comments about best AA albums and Surtur has shown up quite a bit.

Sanitarium78
05-16-2014, 03:02 PM
16 actually ;)

And I've just seen posts comments about best AA albums and Surtur has shown up quite a bit.

I'm not sure where you were reading that but it's usually Twilight or Odin that is everyone's favorite.

kalfitegrdan
05-16-2014, 03:07 PM
16 actually ;)

And I've just seen posts comments about best AA albums and Surtur has shown up quite a bit.

From what I've seen, it's quite the opposite of that. I don't think I've ever seen anyone say anything more than, "Meh, it's alright." In any case, Twilight is way more popular.

Onioner
05-16-2014, 04:20 PM
I remember liking Surtur a lot for like a week or so when it came out. I think they went on their Evening With tour like right when the album came out where they played all of it for the first set and then played a 75 minute best of set after. That's still probably one of the most fun shows I went to back when I was in high school.

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-17-2014, 10:46 AM
50.Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Odyssey
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

I see this album get some bad rep a lot, my guess is it's mostly do to the more mellow/pop feel that the album has. But to me that's what makes this album so great, it blends neo-classical metal with the 80's rock/pop sound of the time. Combining one of my favorite singers (Joe Lynn Turner) and one of my favorite guitar players (Yngwie of course) make this album that much more cooler. It's definitely one of my favorite "guitar albums", and it's by far the best work Yngwie has put out. I recommend Riot In The Dungeons, Deja Vu, Bite The Bullet, and Krakatau for the best guitar work on the album.

Favorite song: Riot In The Dungeons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWUd6uk8BM0&list=PLjKyKJkl0FevdflEg1w1w7KsIflJQe_CC

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-19-2014, 01:55 PM
49.White Lion - Pride
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Place on original list: 57
Place on revised list: 54

White Lion was one of the first bands that I really got into.This album was a huge inspiration for me on my guitar playing, wanting to learn all songs on this record at that time.The guitar style of Vito Bratta is a lot similar to Eddie Van Halen, tapping very frequently, and is even on par with Eddie most of the time when it comes to skill.The drums pound loud on this record, all because of the great drummer Greg D'Angelo.Bass player James Lomenzo keeps a great steady rhythm, as most rock/metal bass players do.Of course Mike Tramp's incredible vocals are always great to listen to. He sometimes sounds like he's off-key but he makes it sound great.Highlights include mega-hit "Wait", highly underrated "All You Need Is Rock N' Roll", and my favorite, the "troubled child" song "Lonely Nights".This albums is a 80's glam masterpiece, and everyone should check it out.

Favorite song: Lonely Nights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG4TXu8eTpc

Spiner202
05-19-2014, 02:48 PM
50.Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Odyssey

I see this album get some bad rep a lot, my guess is it's mostly do to the more mellow/pop feel that the album has.
I ignored buying this album for probably 2 or 3 years because of the bad rep it got, but I decided to buy it before I had a chance to see him because he played a ton from it and it was a great decision. This might be my favourite album of the 6 I have from him. Marching Out is a contender too though.

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-19-2014, 03:45 PM
I ignored buying this album for probably 2 or 3 years because of the bad rep it got, but I decided to buy it before I had a chance to see him because he played a ton from it and it was a great decision. This might be my favourite album of the 6 I have from him. Marching Out is a contender too though.

Marching Out is pretty good, but Eclipse is second best for me, what a underrated album.....

ravenheart
05-19-2014, 04:10 PM
War To End All Wars for me.

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-19-2014, 04:25 PM
War To End All Wars for me.

Hmmm, never listened to that one before, will check it out!

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-20-2014, 11:37 AM
48.Journey - Escape
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Place on revised list: None

Journey are definitely in my top ten favorite bands of all time, and this album is what made me fall in love with them. Even though songs like "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms" get ridiculously overplayed, they are truly great melodic rock songs and that's why they do. Neal Schon is a boss guitar player and has been a massive influence on my guitar style (Journey in general is one my bands biggest influences). Some of the standouts for me are "Keep On Runnin'", "Mother, Father", and the title-track (my favorite from the album).

Favorite song: Escape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSE8cA5zBvI

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-30-2014, 08:50 AM
47.H.e.a.t - H.e.a.t
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Place on original list: 88
Place on revised list: none

H.e.a.t is one of the leading forces in the glam metal scene in Sweden, as I have said before.This album was huge there, scoring two top 40 hits ("1000 Miles" and "Keep On Dreaming").This album is extremely awesome album that all fans of 80's rock should enjoy.It has a Bon Jovi meets Europe meets Journey kind of sound.Great tracks include opener "There For You", the bluesy "Late Night Lady", and signature song "1000 Miles".The best song on the entire thing though has to be "Keep On Dreaming", which sounds like it belongs in a 80's movie.The only song on here that is not that good is "Cry", because it drags a bit.All in all a great melodic 80's sounding album.

Favorite song: Keep On Dreaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xjwrkYbrTc

TheWildAndTheYoung
05-30-2014, 09:00 AM
46.Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin
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Place on original list: 47
Place on revised list: 44

If you ask Ozzy fans what his best record is, your most likely gonna get either "Blizzard Of Ozz" or "No Rest For The Wicked".While both are extremely great records, my favorite definitely has to be "The Ultimate Sin".The guitar playing by Jake E. Lee is a real great feature of this album, with "Shot In The Dark" having one of the best solos of all-time.This whole album is killer, except for "Never Know Why", but the the rest of the album is great it overcomes this one bad song.Randy Castillo's incredible drumming is also worth mentioning.Standouts include the killer title-track, super underrated "Killer Of Giants", and the best Ozzy song of all-time, the before mentioned "Shot In The Dark".Even though many consider this Ozzy's worst album, I think it's the best and is one of the most underrated metal records out there.

Favorite song: Shot In The Dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJQCC0ubcvw

marker
05-30-2014, 10:06 AM
I don't know why anyone would think Ultimate Sin is his worst album. Both albums with Jake E. Lee are much better than any album Zakk played on.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-02-2014, 09:56 AM
45.Iron Maiden - Powerslave
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Ever since my last list I've been loving Maiden more and more, now they are easily in my top 5 favorite bands. This album is their second best record IMO, and probably has the best guitar riffs of any Maiden album. It's aggressive and melodic at the same time, and that's what makes me love it so much. Nothing more to say seeing as everyone here knows how great it is already. Highlights include "Rime Of The Ancient Mariner", the title-track, and "Aces High".

Favorite song: Aces High https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAmuo-ZXWfM

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 07:03 AM
44.Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love
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Place on original list: 36
Place on revised list: 31

Motley Crue was one of the first hair bands to ever appear on the earth, along side Wrathchild and Hanoi Rocks.Motley was probably the heaviest of the three, and definitely one of the heaviest hair bands of them all.This record is not glam metal for the most part really, it's mostly just straight up raw heavy metal.Vince Neil's voice fits this type of music perfectly, Mick Mars's guitar playing is really good, not to flashy though, at least on this record, and Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee keep a good strong rhythm on this as well.Highlights include the slower ballad-like track "Merry-Go-Round", the incredible closer "On With The Show", and one the best Crue songs of all time "Live Wire".The only thing I don't like on this record is the chorus of "Come On And Dance", goodness gracious that chorus is annoying.

Favorite song: Live Wire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuSi9OKv0ng

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 07:11 AM
43.Def Leppard - Hysteria
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Place on original list: 38
Place on revised list: 32

Def Leppard is probably my third favorite band, so expect more from them higher on up as well.Now Hysteria is an album that a lot of people find overrated, and at times, so do I.When you look at Def Leppard''s sets, they have ALWAYS played all 6 hits on this record, so that's what really helps makes this album feel overrated.But, when you actually go back and listen to the hits, you realize they were hits for a reason.Not to mention the extremely underrated second half.This album is also one of the most expensive albums ever made, and it took a good 4 years to write.Production wise, I have to say this is one of the best albums ever made.Not to say the vocals and instruments are bad though, because they certainly aren't.Rick Allen is possibly my favorite drummer of all time, Rick Savage handles the bass really well, Joe Elliot has massive vocal talent on this record, and the legendary duo of Phil Collen and Steve Clark is extraordinary as can be.Highlights include the stellar title-track, the EXTREMELY underrated "Excitable", and the best song of the whole record, the anti-war anthem "Gods Of War".

Favorite song: Gods Of War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXIuKF1pPPk

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 07:15 AM
42.Tesla - Mechanical Resonance
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Place on original list: 52
Place on revised list: 50

Tesla, probably one of the best bands that's considered a hair band but isn't.I mean seriously, why do people insist on calling Tesla a glam metal act when they are obviously just a regular hard rock/heavy metal band? Whatever the answer is it's wrong.Now that I've disgusts how they're not a hair band, let's get down to the album.First off, Jeff Keith has one of the best voices in rock 'n' roll, period.Second, the duel guitar bombast of Frank Hannon and Tommy Skeoch is definitely the best parts of the album.Standouts include western inspired rocker "Modern Day Cowboy", the best song guitar wise Tesla's ever done "Comin' Atcha Live", and my favorite, the seriously underrated "Love Me".If you like straight up hard rock and/or heavy metal, then this is the album for you.

Favorite song: Love Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4hX4NdVouM

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 07:30 AM
41.DragonForce - Valley Of The Damned
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 41

DragonForce has gotten too much crap over the years, all over one album ("Inhuman Rampage"). Sure, I agree with most people in the fact that most of that album sounds the same, and I fully agree it's their worst record (and "Ultra Beatdown" didn't give many reasons to stop hating, though it still is light years ahead of Rampage). But before that record, DragonForce released two other great albums, being "Sonic Firestorm" and "Valley Of The Damned". To me the DragonForce fan base is split into two groups: those that think Sonic Firestorm is their best, and those that think Valley Of The Damned is their best. I am certainly apart of the later, mainly because I believe this record is more diverse than Firestorm. This album truly invokes a sense of adventure, which is another reason why I love it so much. The album makes me feel like I'm on a quest for glory in a fantasy land full of knights, epic battles, and of course dragons. I know that sounds super cheesy, but that's really the point of DragonForce. Luckily they have improved since Rampage and now are back on the right track. Favorite songs include the title-track, "Disciples Of Babylon", and "Where Dragons Rule".

Favorite song: Where Dragons Rule https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBszAwxSsBc

AnthG
06-04-2014, 07:48 AM
You forgot a third group: Those who played Guitar Hero 3.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 08:09 AM
You forgot a third group: Those who played Guitar Hero 3.

Was thinking about putting that in there but I didn't think it counted. I mean I did discover them through Guitar Hero, but that's not what made me like them. I didn't like them until I heard Valley Of The Damned. I would've discovered them sooner or later if I didn't play the game anyway.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 12:37 PM
40.H.e.a.t - Freedom Rock
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Place on original list: 86
Place on revised list: 79

H.e.a.t is one of the best bands to come out of the Swedish glam metal scene, as I've said before.This album is an easy contender for best AOR album of all time, with a true 80's feel surrounding the whole album.Guitar players Dave Dalone and Eric Rivers are some of the most underrated guitar players of all time, with killer riffs in songs like "High On Love" and "Danger Road".Singer Kenny Leckremo also has a great 80's voice that is executed quite well on this album.Another thing worth mentioning is the guest appearance of Tobias Sammet on "Black Night", which surprised me a little when I first heard it.Highlights include 80's ready rockin' single "Beg, Beg, Beg", epic album closer "Who Will Stop The Rain", and "Cast Away", by far the best song on the album.To summarize, this album is an AOR masterpiece.

Favorite song: Cast Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbKoddSNFI0

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 12:49 PM
39.Ratt - Detonator
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Place on original list: 31
Place on revised list: 25

Most people who like Ratt will say Out Of The Cellar is their best record, and even though that is a sick album, Detonator definitely tops it, and is one of the most underrated albums of all-time.This album see's Pearcy's vocals at their best, Warren and Crosby's guitars riffs are the best they have ever been as well.Bobby's drums and Juan's bass do as needed, not to flashy, but still strong.This album is just what all glam metal is about, having FUN.Highlights include the extremely catchy "One Step Away", the speedy closer "Top Secret", and the best Ratt song of their entire catalog, "Shame, Shame, Shame".Everyone should really give this album a chance.

Favorite song: Shame, Shame, Shame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izuQa1NAPF8

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 12:53 PM
38.Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
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Place on original list: 39
Place on revised list: 35

Bon Jovi, my favorite band.This album is probably "THE" glam metal album, with every aspect of the genre shown on here, and it sky-rocketed glam to the highest it could possibly go.Hits like "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "You Give Love A Bad Name", and "Livin' On A Prayer" might me played to death, but they no doubt show what glam was best at, and that is big anthems.Now I once read a review on this album that said the three hits are excellent, but the rest of the album is mediocre.Never have I heard a more untrue statement.On the contrary, the rest of the album is for the most part better than the hits.Richie Sambora is one of my favorite guitarist of all-time because of his bluesy style, David Bryan is an excellent keyboard player, Tico Torres is an incredible drummer, Alec John Such is as good as can be on this album, and Jon Bon Jovi, though not the best singer in the world, is definitely a great one, and has good tone to his voice.Standouts include ballad "Never Say Goodbye", the fun-fueled rock anthem "Raise Your Hands", and possibly one of the most underrated songs of all time "Wild In The Streets".

Favorite song: Wild In The Streets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wA452wVw7k

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 12:59 PM
37.Journey - Frontiers
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Place on original list: 63
Place on revised list: None

Journey, yet another legendary rock band that makes this list, more than once I should tell you.This album is a killer album, with no filler songs, and the re-release is even better because it adds four great tracks.Neal Schon is one the greatest guitar players of all time, and Steve Perry is definitely one of the most talented vocalists of all time as well.Journey is also another band that was my favorite band at some point in my life.I always knew "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Any Way You Want It", but it was "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" that really got me hooked on Journey.Highlights include of course the opener "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)", the ballad "Send Her My Love", and the underrated "Edge Of The Blade".I really suggest everyone listen to this album, especially the highly underrated second half.

Favorite song: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIr7AxzCRmU

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 01:03 PM
36.Whitesnake - Whitesnake
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Place on original list: 50
Place on revised list: 47

Some might think this album is overrated.Some might think it's Whitesnake selling out.And others (including me), say that this is one of the greatest rock/metal albums ever recorded. I know there are those of you who probably don't want to hear "Still Of The Night" or "Here I Go Again" ever again, but you need to go deeper into the album to find it's incredible gems.The combination of David Coverdale and John Sykes is a perfect one that unfortunately was only shown on this album.Standouts include mid-pace opener "Crying In The Rain", the underrated "Straight For The Heart", and the sometimes overlooked "Give Me All Your Love".So metal fans and rock fans need to whip this one back out and give it a complete listen, and prepare to be amazed.

Favorite song: Give Me All Your Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxdzTpI5ebk

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 01:08 PM
35.Kix - Blow My Fuse
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Place on original list: 19
Place on revised list: 28

I first heard "Blow My Fuse" when I was about 9 or 10 years old.I liked it, but never really thought about digging deeper into Kix's catalog.Well all that change during the summer of last year (this is when I discovered a lot of bands that I liked).I decided to listen to this album from track 1 to track 10, and man was I blown away! This album is by no doubt Kix's greatest, and everyone needs to give it a chance.Steve Whiteman, has a great gritty tone to his voice reminiscent of say Brian Johnson.Ronnie Younkins and Brian Forsythe are both stellar guitar players, and both have a killer guitar tone that I want to replicate myself.Donnie Purnell's bass playing compliments Jimmy Chalfant's incredible drumming nicely.Highlights include my second favorite ballad of all time "Don't Close Your Eyes", the anthemic title-track, and the best Kix song of them all, the insanely catchy rocker "Cold Blood".

Favorite song: Cold Blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jg3G9Qk5tU&list=PL97hDb6r7--m2TV_D4-4bX2GFNZmKys4y

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 01:12 PM
34.Van Halen - 5150
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Place on original list: 72
Place on revised list: 67

Before anyone starts to throw a fit, I would like to point out that this isn't the only Van Halen record that will make this list.That said, I actually do like a lot of Sammy stuff, of course they are exceptions.This record though is very good, and really surprised me on my first listen, because I only heard bad stuff about Sammy.Eddie has some of his best work on here in my opinion, just listen to "Summer Nights".The highlights include the slow, keyboard driven ballad "Love Walks In", the killer title-track, and my favorite, another keyboard driven track "Dreams".The only song that is weak here in my opinion is "Inside", but other than that, it's an awesome album that all rock fans need to check out.

Favorite song: Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C2oVwXcN_g

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-04-2014, 01:21 PM
33.Tyketto - Don't Come Easy
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

Tyketto is another one of those groups that came late to the 80's rock party, and as a result did not make it like they should have (this record was released in 1991). It's a crying shame to, because this album is chock full of some of the best melodic rock there is. The guitar work is top notch, and the vocals are extremely good as well. I seriously recommend checking this album out if you dig this type of music at all. Highlights include the opener (and probably their most known song) "Forever Young", summer ready "Lay Your Body Down", and my favorite the inspiring "Wings".

Favorite song: Wings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF-MqXKOVEs

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-05-2014, 12:21 PM
32.Wintersun - Wintersun
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

This album is the reason why I got into melodeath, and to me it will always be my favorite in the entire genre. It's aggressive, melodic, atmospheric, and folk-like all at the same time, giving a true fantasy feel to the entire record. Most people go with Time 1 when talking about Wintersun, but there isn't enough on that record for me. I do however look forward to part II. Highlights for me are the short but amazing "Beyond The Dark Sun", the epic "Starchild", and "Beautiful Death", which has some of the best metal riffs ever.

Favorite song: Beautiful Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1JRqUcDBEU

Alduin
06-05-2014, 01:32 PM
32.Wintersun - Wintersun
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

This album is the reason why I got into melodeath, and to me it will always be my favorite in the entire genre. It's aggressive, melodic, atmospheric, and folk-like all at the same time, giving a true fantasy feel to the entire record. Most people go with Time 1 when talking about Wintersun, but there isn't enough on that record for me. I do however look forward to part II. Highlights for me are the short but amazing "Beyond The Dark Sun", the epic "Starchild", and "Beautiful Death", which has some of the best metal riffs ever.

Favorite song: Beautiful Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1JRqUcDBEU

this would probs be in my top 20 albums of all time, if i ever made one

the solos in winter madness make my jaw drop everytime

Sanitarium78
06-05-2014, 02:18 PM
34.Van Halen - 5150
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Place on original list: 72
Place on revised list: 67

Before anyone starts to throw a fit, I would like to point out that this isn't the only Van Halen record that will make this list.That said, I actually do like a lot of Sammy stuff, of course they are exceptions.This record though is very good, and really surprised me on my first listen, because I only heard bad stuff about Sammy.Eddie has some of his best work on here in my opinion, just listen to "Summer Nights".The highlights include the slow, keyboard driven ballad "Love Walks In", the killer title-track, and my favorite, another keyboard driven track "Dreams".The only song that is weak here in my opinion is "Inside", but other than that, it's an awesome album that all rock fans need to check out.

Favorite song: Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C2oVwXcN_g

This is a damn good album. I never understood why so many fans hated the Hagar stuff? Maybe they just couldn't handle the fact that the band was still hugely successful after David Lee Roth left? They still wrote some great stuff with Sammy. Dreams, Summer Nights, Best Of Both Worlds, Love Walks In and the title track are some of the best songs in the whole VH catalog.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-05-2014, 03:54 PM
This is a damn good album. I never understood why so many fans hated the Hagar stuff? Maybe they just couldn't handle the fact that the band was still hugely successful after David Lee Roth left? They still wrote some great stuff with Sammy. Dreams, Summer Nights, Best Of Both Worlds, Love Walks In and the title track are some of the best songs in the whole VH catalog.

I love all the Hagar stuff, sure it's more poppy but it's all top notch.

marker
06-05-2014, 10:34 PM
This is a damn good album. I never understood why so many fans hated the Hagar stuff? Maybe they just couldn't handle the fact that the band was still hugely successful after David Lee Roth left? They still wrote some great stuff with Sammy. Dreams, Summer Nights, Best Of Both Worlds, Love Walks In and the title track are some of the best songs in the whole VH catalog.

Whether you like the Hagar stuff or not, you have to give him credit. Trying to follow 6 multiplatinum albums and one of the best frontmen of all time was near impossible. I can't think of another guy who could have done a better job than Sammy. They scored their first number one album with 5150 and had shitloads of success for years. I really like OU812 also, but its been ages since I've heard it.

kalfitegrdan
06-06-2014, 02:15 AM
32.Wintersun - Wintersun
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

This album is the reason why I got into melodeath, and to me it will always be my favorite in the entire genre. It's aggressive, melodic, atmospheric, and folk-like all at the same time, giving a true fantasy feel to the entire record. Most people go with Time 1 when talking about Wintersun, but there isn't enough on that record for me. I do however look forward to part II. Highlights for me are the short but amazing "Beyond The Dark Sun", the epic "Starchild", and "Beautiful Death", which has some of the best metal riffs ever.

Favorite song: Beautiful Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1JRqUcDBEU

Where do you even hear these kinds of things? I've never heard anyone say they prefer Time I.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 04:56 AM
Where do you even hear these kinds of things? I've never heard anyone say they prefer Time I.

Now that's odd, I've seen tons of list online of best melodeath albums (and power metal albums), and Time 1 made it higher on almost every one of those lists.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 07:35 AM
31.Metallica - Ride The Lightning
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Place on original list: 35
Place on revised list: 30

The only thrash band I am a "fan" of is Metallica.I don't know what it is about other thrash bands, maybe it's just because I was exposed to Metallica at the time I was discovering rock and metal music. I mean some Megadeth I like, and I actually like some Overkill, but that's about the extent of it. But anyway I think this is by no doubt Metallica's best album, with James, Lars, Cliff, and Kirk at their best. 8 killer tracks and no filler whatsoever, and being the only thrash album to make my list, it truly says something about it. Standouts include the classic take-no-prisoners metal assault "Fight Fire With Fire", the haunting "For Whom The Bell Tolls", and my all-time favorite Metallica song "Fade To Black".

Favorite song: Fade To Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE7hcSgxlM

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 07:40 AM
30.KISS - Creatures Of The Night
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Place on original list: 14
Place on revised list: 14

Here we have the last KISS make-up album of the 80's, and undoubtedly the best.Actually, this is KISS's BEST album period.It's also their heaviest album period.Vinnie Vincent's guitars are excellent and add more to the overall heavyness of the record.Gene Simmons is of course great at the vocals and even better on the bass.Paul Stanley is as I've said before my favorite singer of KISS, and he keeps strong rhythm guitars throughout the whole record.Eric Carr is an absolute beast of a drummer, and the drum tone of this album is better than almost any other album in history IMO, they just sound like cannons! This is the best work that any of the members of KISS have put out, ever.Standouts include the highly underrated ballad "I Still Love You", the best Gene song of all time "War Machine", and the best KISS song of the all time, the rockin' title-track.

Favorite song: Creatures Of The Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJEofi_eJ-A&list=PLF5C9E474DF8341F3

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 07:44 AM
29.Aerosmith - Rocks
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Place on original list: 28
Place on revised list: 21

As I've said before Aerosmith were once my favorite band, and though I'm not as into them as I used to be, I still very much enjoy them and this album, witch is my favorite Aerosmith record.This was really one of the first heavy metal albums out there, and as such deserves it's place as one of the best heavy metal records of all time.This album also has really inspired my guitar playing.Joe Perry and Brad Whitford are just incredible on this album, especially on "Get The Lead Out" and "Last Child".Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Steven Tyler are all at their best on this record as well.Highlights include the heaviest song Aerosmith has ever done "Nobody's Fault", the underrated "Sick As A Dog", and as always my favorite "Last Child".

Favorite song: Last Child http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DzVwt-1LpxE

jhdeity
06-06-2014, 07:45 AM
31.Metallica - Ride The Lightning
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Place on original list: 35
Place on revised list: 30

The only thrash band I am a "fan" of is Metallica.I don't know what it is about other thrash bands, maybe it's just because I was exposed to Metallica at the time I was discovering rock and metal music. I mean some Megadeth I like, and I actually like some Overkill, but that's about the extent of it. But anyway I think this is by no doubt Metallica's best album, with James, Lars, Cliff, and Kirk at their best. 8 killer tracks and no filler whatsoever, and being the only thrash album to make my list, it truly says something about it. Standouts include the classic take-no-prisoners metal assault "Fight Fire With Fire", the haunting "For Whom The Bell Tolls", and my all-time favorite Metallica song "Fade To Black".

Favorite song: Fade To Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLE7hcSgxlM

Glad to see this moving up. One day I think you'll have a revelation and it'll be Top 10.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Glad to see this moving up. One day I think you'll have a revelation and it'll be Top 10.

won't say it'll never happen, it probably will one day.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 08:02 AM
28.Skid Row - Skid Row
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Place on original list: 29
Place on revised list: 22

Skid Row were one of the best glam metal bands of the 80's (if you can really call them "Glam").They released two of the best metal albums of all time.Their debut is definitely one of them.Sebastian Bach screams on this record, Scotti Hill and Dave Sabo's guitars are top notch, Rob Affuso's drum playing is excellent, and Rachel Bolan remains as another one of my favorite bass players (that bass in "Piece Of Me" kicks!).This one another album that I grew up with, and it still remains as one of my favorites, and I honestly can't see why you would not like this record.Standouts include the before-mentioned "Piece Of Me", an extremely good ballad "18 And Life", and one of the greatest metal anthems of all time "Youth Gone Wild".O how I wish the original line-up was still together!

Favorite song: Youth Gone Wild http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOb-VIdeIy0

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 08:08 AM
27.Europe - Wings Of Tomorrow
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Place on original list: 51
Place on revised list: 48

I have labeled Europe THE most underrated band on the planet.Everyone labels them as bad band because they only listen to "The Final Countdown" and refuse to give anything else a chance.Well, I feel sorry for you because this album is truly a heavy metal album with power metal influences.Joey Tempest's vocals are outstandin, along with John Norum's guitars are killer and probably at their best on this album.Tony Reno's drum playing and John Leven's bass skill are both also pretty good on this record, providing extra power metal punch.Standouts include opener "Stormwind", soothing ballad "Dreamer", and the best one "Wasted Time".This is Europe's best album, and every metal fan should check it out.

Favorite song: Wasted Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrwfKZX0f6g&list=ALBTKoXRg38BBaig7zWTxfZIube4Bznh18

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 08:13 AM
26.Journey - Raised On Radio
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Place on original list: 17
Place on revised list: 59

Journey are one of my top 10 favorite bands, and Raised On Radio to me is their best album.Now this album, though popular during it's time, is now very under-looked by the band and fans a like.Sure, Ross Valory and Steve Smith aren't on it, but it has such a great 80's AOR feel to it that I love very much.Steve Perry is as good on here as he is on any other record, Neal Schon doesn't go all out shred on this record, but he makes up for it in great guitar tone and melodic riffs.Jonathan Cain is of course amazing on the keyboards and backing vocals, and Randy Jackson and Larrie Londin just take a back seat and do what is needed.Highlights include the highly underrated "It Could Have Been You", the very catchy opener "Girl Can't Help It", and my favorite Journey song, the fan favorite "Be Good To Yourself".

Favorite song: Be Good To Yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kao8H6bpAHw

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 11:28 AM
25.Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: 76

Judas Priest are one of those bands that had to grow on me at first. Back when I was discovering all the glam that I'm into it, I of course came across a couple of Judas Priest hits ("You Got Another Thing Coming", "Breaking The Law", etc.). I wasn't really into it at the time, but in the past couple of years I've become a huge fan. This album is filled with great guitar work and classic metal anthems, including "You Got Another Thing Coming", "Electric Eye", and the title-track. I think the Anniversary edition is better though because it has "Prisoner Of Your Eyes". This is my second favorite JP record, and it is definitely one of metal's classic albums.

Favorite song: Electric Eye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUCRFMZ-hiY

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-06-2014, 11:39 AM
24.Gotthard - Lipservice
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Place on original list: None
Place on revised list: None

If I had discovered this album earlier, this definitely would've made a similar spot in my previous list. I haven't checked out their other stuff yet (I'm planning to though), but I don't think it's possible for them to have a better record than this. I don't know what other people think, but to me this is a great blend of Whitesnake and Foreigner with a little modern feel. Every single track on here is so good it's almost impossible to pick standouts, I think in the end though I think "All We Are" best represents the album, followed closely by "Stay For The Night" and "Cupid's Arrow". If you haven't heard this yet, check it out ASAP!!!

Favorite song: All We Are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYl-JMjzHkc&list=PLhw2RO8Cc3oPVfbND07QX7AQUCQzb_ynf

marker
06-06-2014, 01:00 PM
30.KISS - Creatures Of The Night
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Place on original list: 14
Place on revised list: 14

Here we have the last KISS make-up album of the 80's, and undoubtedly the best.Actually, this is KISS's BEST album period.It's also their heaviest album period.Vinnie Vincent's guitars are excellent and add more to the overall heavyness of the record.Gene Simmons is of course great at the vocals and even better on the bass.Paul Stanley is as I've said before my favorite singer of KISS, and he keeps strong rhythm guitars throughout the whole record.Eric Carr is an absolute beast of a drummer, and the drum tone of this album is better than almost any other album in history IMO, they just sound like cannons! This is the best work that any of the members of KISS have put out, ever.Standouts include the highly underrated ballad "I Still Love You", the best Gene song of all time "War Machine", and the best KISS song of the all time, the rockin' title-track.

Favorite song: Creatures Of The Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJEofi_eJ-A&list=PLF5C9E474DF8341F3

Good choice, this album rocks. I love the drums also, they're fuckin killer.

It's pretty ridiculous that they put Ace on the cover when he doesn't play a single note on it. A few years later they released it with a different cover, it had Bruce Kulick and the others obviously without makeup. Not sure when they went back to using the original cover but the second cover has been gone for many years. So both covers had the lead guitarist that didn't play on the album.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-07-2014, 11:28 AM
23.Savatage - Gutter Ballet
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Place on original list: 21
Place on revised list: None (don't know how that happened...)

Savatage are one of my all time favorite heavy metal bands, and second favorite progressive metal band.Picking a favorite Savatage record is by no means easy, considering all their releases are extremely good (save for "Fight For The Rock"). This is no longer my favorite Savatage album, but it definitely comes close. Jon Oliva (lead vocals, piano), Criss Oliva (guitars), Steve Wacholz(drums), Johnny Middleton (bass), and Chris Caffery (guitars, keyboards) are all at their absolute best on this album.The standouts are the highly underrated "She's In Love", epic title-track, and my all time favorite Savatage song, the ballad "When The Crowds Are Gone" (awesome guitar solo here).A true musical masterpiece.

Favorite song: When The Crowds Are Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQsRxETkZpo

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-07-2014, 11:33 AM
22.Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Part 1 & 2
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Place on original list: 42 (for Part 1), 91 (for Part 2)
Place on revised list: 38 (for Part 1), 79 (for Part 2)

I had these separate on my first list, mainly because of how much I was obsessed with the part one over part two, but now I love them both equally. I really now just consider them to be a double album. All of songs off both records are incredible, and pretty much every song is a 10/10 for me. Standout songs from Part 1 are "A Little Time", "Future World", and "Halloween", and standouts from Part 2 are "Eagle Fly Free", "Dr. Stein", and "Keeper Of The Seven Keys". Helloween was the first power metal band I ever discovered, and these records will always hold a special place in heart. Both of these albums represent power metal at it's best.

Favorite song: (Part 1) A Little Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q-J1pxurY0

(Part 2)Dr. Stein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFLjF7xxyks

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-07-2014, 02:22 PM
21.Def Leppard - High N' Dry
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Place on original list: 25
Place on revised list: 18

Def Leppard are one of my all-time favorite bands, with many inclusions on this list.This album, "High 'N' Dry", is definitely their second best album.This was back when they were really just a heavy metal band from England.The twin attack of Pete Willis and Steve Clark, though not as good as Phil and Steve, is one thing that makes this album truly amazing.Rick Savage is also one of my favorite bass players, and Rick Allen is still one of my favorite drummers.This album especially shows Savage at his best.And of course Joe Elliot's great vocal range is incredible as always, but not as good on this record than on others.Standouts include rippin' opener "Let It Go", the great fan favorite "Mirror, Mirror (Look Into My Eyes)", and the VERY much underrated "Lady Strange".

Favorite song: Lady Strange https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrg7zXaHWGI

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-07-2014, 03:20 PM
Would everybody be mad if I put both Keeper 1 & 2 in the same spot? I feel the same about both of them....

adamclark52
06-07-2014, 03:29 PM
Would everybody be mad if I put both Keeper 1 & 2 in the same spot? I feel the same about both of them....

I'll get by.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 12:19 PM
20.Judas Priest - Painkiller
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Place on original list: 43
Place on revised list: 39

This is the record that got me into Priest, and so I declare it their best album of all-time.I never really was into Priest before a couple months ago, and one day I decided I should check it out.It has a killer album cover, and most of the time if I see a album that I've never heard before, that has a good album cover, I will want to listen to it.I don't know why, but that's how I think.Anyway, this album is one of the greatest metal albums period, and that is pretty much all there is to say.Standouts include the stellar title-track, the killer anthem "Leather Rebel", and the best priest song of all-time imo, "One Shot At Glory".

Favorite song: One Shot At Glory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KSpjSJMuRk

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 02:11 PM
19.Bon Jovi - These Days
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Place on original list: 13
Place on revised list: 13

Bon Jovi go even further away from their glam metal sound on These Days, in fact any trace of glam that was on Keep The Faith is now completely gone.On this album, Bon Jovi matured even more significantly than on Keep The Faith, and took more of a blues rock approach.This album features some of Richie Sambora's best guitar and backing vocal work, as well as Jon's vocals and his guitar (on the songs he plays guitar on).David Bryan is probably at his best on this record, and Tico Torres and Hugh McDonald keep the strong rhythm that the band as always excelled at IMO.Standouts include the very underrated "Hearts Breaking Even" (even though it bares a striking resemblance to Aerosmith's "Cryin'"), the stellar title track ballad, and my personnel favorite, "Something For The Pain".Those of you who are not a fan of glam metal Bon Jovi should check this out if haven't already, it might just surprise you.

Favorite song: Something For The Pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6aO-A_QVgS4

illuminatus917
06-08-2014, 02:28 PM
I'll get by.

:lol:

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 02:44 PM
18.Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
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Place on original list: 34
Place on revised list: 27

I found about Savatage through Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and thought I'd check them out because I thought they would sound like TSO. Well, I was wrong, they sound way better.Not to say that TSO is bad, it's just with TSO I really only loved the instrumentals, but when I heard Jon Olivia's vocals the first time I knew he was a great singer.So I started digging deeper and fell in love with most of their albums (even Zachary's records).This album, while not their best in my opinion, is so incredibly awesome, with a good fantasy-story like vibe to it.Standouts include the breathtaking title-track, the killer opener "24 Hours Ago", and personnel favorite, the sometimes overlooked "Strange Wings".A true progressive metal masterpiece. (edit: this is actually my favorite 'tage album now)

Favorite song: Strange Wings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s19s0-Ujhn8

Onioner
06-08-2014, 03:02 PM
This is the record that got me into Priest, and so I declare it their best album of all-time.

There is just so much fundamentally wrong about this kind of statement. Priest have one of the most musically diverse libraries in metal history, how can you say that the first album you happened to like is the best of their career? That's just a logically flawed sentence right there.

Painkiller is for sure their most musically and lyrically over the top album, but most hardcore fans would probably rank Unleashed in the East at #1. Give that a listen if you haven't already. Defenders of the Faith and Ram it Down are also highly underrated, and Screaming for Vengeance and British Steel speak for themselves. Their '70s work is highly acclaimed and deservedly so, but it's definitely a lot tougher for younger fans to get it into them given how much metal has evolved, not to mention the dated production.

Fuck dude, from Sad Wings through Painkiller, Judas Priest's catalog is utterly pristine. Especially if you can get over how cheesy Turbo is and just enjoy for the fun pseudo-hair metal album that it is.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 03:10 PM
There is just so much fundamentally wrong about this kind of statement. Priest have one of the most musically diverse libraries in metal history, how can you say that the first album you happened to like is the best of their career? That's just a logically flawed sentence right there.

Painkiller is for sure their most musically and lyrically over the top album, but most hardcore fans would probably rank Unleashed in the East at #1. Give that a listen if you haven't already. Defenders of the Faith and Ram it Down are also highly underrated, and Screaming for Vengeance and British Steel speak for themselves. Their '70s work is highly acclaimed and deservedly so, but it's definitely a lot tougher for younger fans to get it into them given how much metal has evolved, not to mention the dated production.

Fuck dude, from Sad Wings through Painkiller, Judas Priest's catalog is utterly pristine. Especially if you can get over how cheesy Turbo is and just enjoy for the fun pseudo-hair metal album that it is.

:lol: Dude, I wrote this review over a year ago when I sucked at writing reviews (still do, but I try to avoid statements like that now). I'm a huge Priest fan, and have been since before I started my top 100 list last year, so it's not like I don't know anything else. I've listened to every Priest album from Sad Wings to Painkiller (except Unleashed, just haven't gotten around to it), and this is still my favorite Priest album.

Onioner
06-08-2014, 03:49 PM
:lol: Dude, I wrote this review over a year ago when I sucked at writing reviews (still do, but I try to avoid statements like that now). I'm a huge Priest fan, and have been since before I started my top 100 list last year, so it's not like I don't know anything else. I've listened to every Priest album from Sad Wings to Painkiller (except Unleashed, just haven't gotten around to it), and this is still my favorite Priest album.

Fair enough then. Do give Unleashed in the East a listen though. It's just so, so badass.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Fair enough then. Do give Unleashed in the East a listen though. It's just so, so badass.

I'm sure it is, I've heard loads about it for a long time.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-08-2014, 04:14 PM
17.Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
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Place on original list: 85
Place on revised list: 84

Blind Guardian are the reason why I like power metal today.They have pretty much earned the title of "THE power metal band", and I support that statement to the fullest.This album is obviously a concept album about Middle Earth, and being the Tolkien fanatic I am I naturally love the idea.Even though the album is a little to heavy on the interludes, it's killer as most people already know.Highlights include "Time Stands Still (At The Iron Hill", "Nightfall", and "When Sorrow Sang", with the best song being "Mirror Mirror".The guitar playing on this record is some of the best I've heard out of the genre, and is really fun to play if your a guitar player. Now just make sure you people know, this is NOT the only Blind Guardian album on this list, in fact the other one will be quite high up.All power metal fans will love this record.

Favorite song: Mirror, Mirror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heXiSFXI2h0

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-09-2014, 04:52 AM
16.Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
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Place on original list: 15
Place on revised list: 15

Motley Crue are not only one of the best glam metal bands around, they're one of the best metal bands around period.But around this time, the only thing glam about Motley Crue was their image.Their music on this album (and the first) was just straight up heavy metal, I don't care what anybody says.Mick Mars is one of the most underrated guitar players of all-time, and Nikki Sixx can handle the bass pretty well.Tommy Lee is of course one of the legendary drummers that came out of 80's, and Vince Neil's voice on this record fits the type of "Danger"(no pun intended) this album tries to bring perfectly.Highlights include the two punch attack of "Shout At The Devil" and "Looks That Kill", and my all-time favorite Crue song "Too Young To Fall In Love".All in all a classic metal album.

Favorite song: Too Young To Fall In Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJAxqjgAho

treghet
06-09-2014, 05:10 AM
Mick Mars is one of the most underrated guitar players of all-time, and Nikki Sixx can handle the bass pretty well.

You know Nikki Sixx wrote almost the entire album, right? If anything Mick Mars is one of the most overrated guitarists of all time.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-09-2014, 05:23 AM
You know Nikki Sixx wrote almost the entire album, right? If anything Mick Mars is one of the most overrated guitarists of all time.

I love how most people aren't getting how these reviews were written over a year ago, when I was HORRIBLE at writing reviews. I know that Nikki wrote almost all the the stuff, it's just back then I never thought about putting stuff like that in the reviews.

And I believe Mick Mars is probably considered so overrated by people like you that he is underrated.

treghet
06-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Plenty of people consider him to be some sort of guitar god, despite the fact that he never contributed much to the writing process. That's why he's overrated.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-09-2014, 05:40 AM
Plenty of people consider him to be some sort of guitar god,

Nobody I know does.

AnthG
06-09-2014, 07:07 AM
You know Nikki Sixx wrote almost the entire album, right? If anything Mick Mars is one of the most overrated guitarists of all time.

Guitar playing =/= songwriting. Marty Friedman didn't write any of the songs on Rust In Peace, but I doubt anyone will argue that his guitar playing on the album isn't good.

TheWildAndTheYoung
06-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Guitar playing =/= songwriting. Marty Friedman didn't write any of the songs on Rust In Peace, but I doubt anyone will argue that his guitar playing on the album isn't good.

My point exactly.

treghet
06-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Guitar playing =/= songwriting. Marty Friedman didn't write any of the songs on Rust In Peace, but I doubt anyone will argue that his guitar playing on the album isn't good.

Marty Friedman showed his ability and creativity in his solo work. It's also worth noting that Rust in Peace is leagues above anything Motley Crue ever did in terms of technicality. To be clear, I'm not giving Nikki Sixx any accolades here, he just managed to write a lot of catchy riffs, which take little skill to play.

AnthG
06-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Marty Friedman showed his ability and creativity in his solo work. It's also worth noting that Rust in Peace is leagues above anything Motley Crue ever did in terms of technicality. To be clear, I'm not giving Nikki Sixx any accolades here, he just managed to write a lot of catchy riffs, which take little skill to play.

I'm not criticizing your criticism of Mick Mars, nor am I necessarily defending him and saying he's a good guitarist, but if your argument for why he isn't a good guitarist is because he didn't contribute to the songwriting then it's a very poor one.

treghet
06-09-2014, 07:30 AM
To be a great guitarist you need to not only have technical skill with the instrument, but also the creativity to match it. If you're barely writing anything in your band, how are you showing your creativity?

AnthG
06-09-2014, 07:35 AM
To be a great guitarist you need to not only have technical skill with the instrument, but also the creativity to match it. If you're barely writing anything in your band, how are you showing your creativity?

...Which is separate from songwriting. Again, people thought Marty Friedman was a great guitarist just based on his work with Megadeth. No one gives 2 shits about his solo stuff he releases from his cave in Japan. And he didn't contribute anything to the songwriting but is still creative. And even if he was just matching what Mustaine wrote and playing off of him you still couldn't deny his technical ability. Same thing goes for a guy like Kirk Hammet or even a dude like Carlos Santana (check the liner notes of the Supernatural album. Dude barely wrote anything).

If you want to argue that Mars isn't creative or isn't a good guitar player then fine. I'm not a Crue fan and don't care either way. But your initial argument for why he isn't a good guitar player is a shitty one, and different from the argument you're making now.

treghet
06-09-2014, 07:54 AM
I never changed my argument, I only added points to counter yours. How is creativity not a part of the songwriting process? If you're merely playing what somebody else wrote, you're not being creative.

AnthG
06-09-2014, 07:59 AM
Because there are a lot of things musicians can do that aren't captured under the "songwriting" umbrella, like solos for guitarists, bass lines for bassists, drum fills for drummers, etc. If you're just looking at the liner notes credits you're not going to get the full picture. It's the musical equivalent to not watching a sporting event and then just looking at the box score afterwards for the stats. There are things that don't show up in the box score.

treghet
06-09-2014, 08:20 AM
I'll certainly agree with you on that, however I've never found his solos to be anything noteworthy. And regardless, I feel you need to contribute more than just solos to be a great guitarist. You need the whole package.

AnthG
06-09-2014, 08:59 AM
Which is all fine, but you didn't bring that up initially. You've added all of that in your posts since, and I don't disagree with that assessment, just your initial one. I just feel both statements about Mars (not being a good guitarist and not being a songwriter) are mutually exclusive and not necessarily the causation and more just correlation.