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DethMaiden
06-23-2007, 10:57 AM
I changed my mind. On all of them. Fuck you.

ChildrenofSodom
06-23-2007, 11:34 AM
I won't be able to do this......Seems like a waste of time, since I am not very well-versed in my metal "classics."

overkiller
06-23-2007, 11:55 AM
I've still got a ways to go for mine. It's getting frustrating.

ravenheart
06-23-2007, 02:03 PM
and what's wrong with stuff before 1980? Hmm? ;)

I'm not going to order mine, and I'll fill in more as I think of them but, let's see... off the top of my head...

1980
Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell

1981
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Iron Maiden - Killers

1982
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
KISS - Creatures of The Night

1983


1984


1985
Metallica - Ride The Lightning

1986
Metallica - Master of Puppets

1987
Candlemass - Nightfall

1988
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Ozzy Osbourne - No Rest For The Wicked
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams

1989
W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Candlemass - Tales of Creation
Annihilator - Alice In Hell

1990
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Annihilator - Never, Neverland

1991
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
Overkill - Horrorscope
Skid Row - Slave To The Grind

1992
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto
Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer

1993
Annihilator - Set The World On Fire

1994
Motley Crue - Motley Crue
Dio - Strange Highways
Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso

1995


1996


1997
W.A.S.P. - K.F.D.

1998
Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding

1999
Opeth - Still Life
Bronx Casket Co. - Bronx Casket Co.
Testament - The Gathering
Overkill - Necroshine

2000
Halford - Resurrection
Black Label Society - Stronger Than Death
Arena - Immortal
Dio - Magica
Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet

2001
Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero
Slayer - Gods Hates Us All
Threshold - Hypothetical
Alice Cooper - Dragontown
Bronx Casket Co. - Sweet Home Transylvania

2002
Dio - Killing The Dragon
Blaze - Tenth Dimension
W.A.S.P. - Dying For The World

2003
Dream Theater - Train of Thought

2004
Ayreon - The Human Equation
Saxon - Lionheart

2005
Kamelot - The Black Halo
James LaBrie - Elements of Persuasion
Bronx Casket Co. - Hellectric
Scum of The Earth - Blah, Blah, Blah... Love Songs For The New Millennium
Frameshift - An Absence of Empathy

2006
Randy Piper's Animal - Violent New Breed
Rebel Meets Rebel - Rebel Meets Rebel
Evanescence - The Open Door
Stuck Mojo - Southern Born Killers
Rob Zombie - Educated Horses

overkiller
06-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Phew, finally fucking finished mine. I more or less followed the rules we observe for the normal end-of-year voting, with two exceptions--Morbid Tales wasn't originally released as a full-length and Apocalyptic Raids is an EP, but there's no way I could omit them. Some of the early 80s years are a bit skimpy because I simply don't have enough music from back then (which surprised me as I was making the list), and some later years (e.g. 2005) are fairly low-quality on their bottom half due to a lack of great albums from that year. A lot of the years have 'honorable mentions' because I was too much of a pussy to cut it down to 10. Anyway, enough beer-induced blathering, here's my list:

[1980]

1. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
2. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
4. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
5. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
6. Rush - Permanent Waves
7. Judas Priest - British Steel
8. Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law
9. Saxon - Wheels of Steel
10. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

[1981]

1. Iron Maiden - Killers
2. Rush - Moving Pictures
3. Black Flag - Damaged
4. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
5. Venom - Welcome to Hell
6. Raven - Rock Until You Drop
7. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
8. Judas Priest - Point of Entry
9. Holocaust - The Nightcomers
10. The Exploited - Punk's Not Dead


[1982]

1. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
2. Manowar - Battle Hymns
3. Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
4. Misfits - Walk Among Us
5. Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
6. Discharge - Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
7. Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
8. Saxon - Denim and Leather
9. Venom - Black Metal
10. Motörhead - Iron Fist

Honorable Mentions:
Tank - Filth Hounds of Hades
The Plasmatics - Coup D'Etat

[1983]

1. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
2. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
3. Dio - Holy Diver
4. Misfits - Earth A.D./Wolfsblood
5. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
6. Slayer - Show No Mercy
7. Subhumans - The Day the Country Died
8. Satan - Court in the Act
9. Antisect - In Darkness There Is No Choice
10. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies

[1984]

1. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Bathory - Bathory
4. Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
5. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
6. Metal Church - Metal Church
7. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
8. Manowar - Hail to England
9. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
10. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Honorable Mentions:
Venom - At War With Satan
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Dio - The Last in Line

[1985]

1. Exodus - Bonded by Blood
2. Possessed - Seven Churches
3. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
4. Overkill - Feel the Fire
5. D.R.I. - Dealing With It!
6. Manowar - Sign of the Hammer
7. Slayer - Hell Awaits
8. Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
9. Carnivore - Carnivore
10. Metal Church - The Dark

Honorable Mentions:
Bathory - The Return...
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
Destruction - Infernal Overkill
Artillery - Fear of Tomorrow
Amebix - Arise!

[1986]

1. Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
4. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
6. Destruction - Eternal Devastation
7. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
8. Slaughter - Strappado
9. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
10. Cro-Mags - The Age of Quarrel

Honorable Mentions:
Cryptic Slaughter - Convicted
Samhain - November-Coming-Fire
Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
Exumer - Possessed By Fire

[1987]

1. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
2. Napalm Death - Scum
3. Carnivore - Retaliation
4. King Diamond - Abigail
5. Sodom - Persecution Mania
6. Overkill - Taking Over
7. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
8. Heathen - Breaking the Silence
9. Lääz Rockit - Know Your Enemy
10. Anthrax - Among the Living

Honorable Mentions:
Candlemass - Nightfall
Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction
Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
Kreator - Terrible Certainty
Armored Saint - Raising Fear

[1988]

1. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
2. Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
3. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
4. King Diamond - Them
5. Danzig - Danzig
6. Death - Leprosy
7. Manowar - Kings of Metal
8. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
9. Sabbat - History of a Time to Come
10. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis

Honorable Mentions:
Minor Threat - Complete Discography
Slayer - South of Heaven
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration

[1989]

1. Terrorizer - World Downfall
2. Repulsion - Horrified
3. Sabbat - Dreamweaver
4. Sodom - Agent Orange
5. Overkill - The Years of Decay
6. Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness
7. King Diamond - Conspiracy
8. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
9. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
10. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

Honorable Mentions:
Obituary - Slowly We Rot
Extreme Noise Terror - A Holocaust in Your Head
Metal Church - Blessing in Disguise
D.R.I. - Thrash Zone

[1990]

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
2. Bathory - Hammerheart
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
4. Dead Can Dance - Aion
5. Danzig - Danzig II: Lucifuge
6. Kreator - Coma of Souls
7. Obituary - Cause of Death
8. King Diamond - The Eye
9. Atheist - Piece of Time
10. Vio-Lence - Opressing the Masses

Honorable Mentions:
Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Black Sabbath - Tyr
Exhorder - Slaughter in the Vatican

[1991]

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Overkill - Horrorscope
3. Death - Human
4. Type O Negative - Slow, Deep and Hard
5. Demolition Hammer - Tortured Existence
6. Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
7. Heathen - Victims of Deception
8. Master - On the Seventh Day God Created... Master
9. Massacre - From Beyond
10. Pungent Stench - Been Caught Buttering

Honorable Mentions:
Blind Guardian - Tales from the Twilight World
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
Immolation - Dawn of Possession
Dismember - Like An Everflowing Stream
Bolt Thrower - War Master

[1992]

1. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
2. Neurosis - Souls At Zero
3. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
4. Burzum - Burzum
5. Danzig - Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
6. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
7. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
8. Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
9. Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
10. At the Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours

Honorable Mentions:
Deicide - Legion
Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence
Tool - Opiate
Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer

[1993]

1. Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
2. Atheist - Elements
3. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
4. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
5. Gorguts - The Erosion of Sanity
6. Melvins - Houdini
7. Carcass - Heartwork
8. Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral
9. Cynic - Focus
10. Demilich - Nespithe

Honorable Mentions:
Dissection - The Somberlain
Katatonia - Dance of December Souls
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon

[1994]

1. Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
2. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
3. Danzig - Danzig IV: 4p
4. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
5. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
6. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
7. Impaled Nazarene - Suomi Finland Perkele
8. Overkill - W.F.O.
9. Megadeth - Youthanasia
10. Brutal Truth - Need to Control

Honorable Mentions:
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Enslaved - Frost
Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes

[1995]

1. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
2. Death - Symbolic
3. Summoning - Minas Morgul
4. Ulver - Kveldssånger
5. Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
6. Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do
7. Darkthrone - Panzerfaust
8. Suffocation - Pierced From Within
9. Immortal - Battles in the North
10. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

Honorable Mentions:
Storm - Nordavind

[1996]

1. Burzum - Filosofem
2. Summoning - Dol Guldur
3. Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics
4. Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
5. Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things
6. Manowar - Louder Than Hell
7. Tool - Ænima
8. Type O Negative - October Rust
9. Therion - Theli
10. Overkill - The Killing Kind

Honorable Mentions:
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Eyehategod - Dopesick

[1997]

1. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
2. Deströyer 666 - Unchain the Wolves
3. Immortal - Blizzard Beasts
4. Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy
5. Björk - Homogenic
6. Radiohead - OK Computer
7. Ulver - Nattens Madrigal
8. Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
9. Saxon - Unleash the Beast
10. Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics...

[1998]

1. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
2. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
3. Amon Amarth - Once Sent from the Golden Hall
4. Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer
5. Pig Destroyer - Explosions in Ward 6
6. Therion - Vovin
7. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
8. Soilent Green - Sewn Mouth Secrets
9. Morbid Angel - Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
10. Symphony X - Twilight in Olympus

[1999]

1. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
2. Mütiilation - Remains of a Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul
3. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
4. Type O Negative - World Coming Down
5. Overkill - Necroshine
6. Behemoth - Satanica
7. Amon Amarth - The Avenger
8. Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
9. Necrophagist - Onset of Putrefaction
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

[2000]

1. Decapitated - Winds of Creation
2. A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
3. Immortal - Damned in Black
4. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
5. Overkill - Bloodletting
6. Summoning - Stronghold
7. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
8. Agents of Oblivion - Agents of Oblivion
9. Radiohead - Kid A
10. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

Honorable Mentions:
Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond the Within
Deströyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
Impaled - The Dead Shall Dead Remain
Therion - Deggial
Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite

[2001]

1. Destruction - The Antichrist
2. Finntroll - Jaktens Tid
3. Sodom - M-16
4. Therion - Secret of the Runes
5. Amon Amarth - The Crusher
6. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
7. Absu - Tara
8. Behemoth - Thelema.6
9. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise
10. Tool - Lateralus

Honorable Mentions
Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper
Ensiferum - Ensiferum
Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

[2002]

1. Ghoul - We Came For the Dead!!!
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Bathory - Nordland I
4. Amon Amarth - Versus the World
5. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
6. Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
7. W.A.S.P. - Dying for the World
8. Symphony X - The Odyssey
9. Manowar - Warriors of the World
10. Deströyer 666 - Cold Steel... For An Iron Age

Honorable Mentions:
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Isis - Oceanic
Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus: Here and Beyond
King Diamond - Abigail II: The Revenge
Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera

[2003]

1. Ghoul - Maniaxe
2. Torture Squad - Pandemonium
3. Toxic Holocaust - Evil Never Dies
4. Municipal Waste - Waste 'Em All
5. Overkill - Killbox I3
6. Abigail - Forever Street Metal Bitch
7. Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
8. A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
9. King Diamond - The Puppet Master
10. Vital Remains - Dechristianize

Honorable Mentions:
Bathory - Nordland II
Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
Falkenbach - Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me
Enslaved - Below the Lights
Leviathan - The Tenth Sublevel of Suicide

[2004]

1. Iskra - Iskra
2. My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
3. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
4. Leviathan - Tentacles of Whorror
5. Therion - Lemuria/Sirius B
6. Turisas - Battle Metal
7. Finntroll - Nattfödd
8. Woods of Ypres - Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth
9. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
10. Necrophagist - Epitaph

Honorable Mentions:
Wolf - Evil Star
Wintersun - Wintersun
Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
Ensiferum - Iron
Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer

[2005]

1. Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
2. Toxic Holocaust - Hell On Earth
3. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
4. Impaled - Death After Life
5. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
6. High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings
7. Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine
8. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
9. Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
10. Overkill - ReliXIV

[2006]

1. I - Between Two Worlds
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
3. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
4. Ihsahn - The Adversary
5. Summoning - Oath Bound
6. Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
7. Deicide - The Stench of Redemption
8. Sodom - Sodom
9. Amorphis - Eclipse
10. Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam

Honorable Mentions:
Unleashed - Midvinterblot
Enslaved - Ruun
Dismember - The God That Never Was

[2007] (thus far)

1. Rwake - Voices of Omens
2. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
3. Minsk - The Ritual Fires of Abandonment
4. Neurosis - Given to the Rising
5. Blood Freak - Multiplex Massacre
6. Pelican - City of Echoes
7. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
8. Total Fucking Destruction - Zen and the Art of Total Fucking Destruction
9. Type O Negative - Dead Again
10. Swallow the Sun - Hope

Honorable Mentions:
Candlemass - King of the Grey Islands
Immolation - Shadows in the Light
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

JRA
06-23-2007, 06:48 PM
a)
[1981]
8. Judas Priest - Point of Entry


b)
[1983]

1. Mercyful Fate - Melissa


c)

[1984]

1. Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Bathory - Bathory
4. Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
5. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
6. Metal Church - Metal Church
7. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
8. Manowar - Hail to England
9. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
10. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Honorable Mentions:
Venom - At War With Satan
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
Dio - The Last in Line



d)

[1986]

2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends




e)

[1988]

1. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
2. Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
3. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
4. King Diamond - Them
5. Danzig - Danzig
6. Death - Leprosy
7. Manowar - Kings of Metal
8. Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
9. Sabbat - History of a Time to Come
10. Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis

Honorable Mentions:
Minor Threat - Complete Discography
Slayer - South of Heaven
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration


f)
[1989]


4. Sodom - Agent Orange
8. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains




g)
[1990]

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace


h)

[1999]

10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication





i)

[2003]

6. Abigail - Forever Street Metal Bitch


j)

[2004]

1. Iskra - Iskra
2. My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
3. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
4. Leviathan - Tentacles of Whorror
5. Therion - Lemuria/Sirius B
6. Turisas - Battle Metal
7. Finntroll - Nattfödd
8. Woods of Ypres - Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth
9. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
10. Necrophagist - Epitaph

Honorable Mentions:
Wolf - Evil Star
Wintersun - Wintersun
Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
Ensiferum - Iron
Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer





a) Hard Rock/Heavy Metal rule #4080: If "Point Of Entry" is near your top ten, then you DESPERATELY need Van Halen's "Fair Warning". Well, everybody needs it, but in this particular case you need to drop whatever
post-rock-punk-death-black-prog-flamingamazon-punk-man-running-while-masturbating nonsense you plan on studying for the greater good of music and get Unchained, go on down to Mean Street, do the Sinner's Swing, and take home some Dirty Movies.

Oh yea, and "No Sleep Til Hammersmith."


b) Hmmm, I never thought about it that way. I always thought Piece Of Mind was overrated as fuck, and I have yet to hear all of Holy Diver.:hmm:

c) If The Apocalyptic Raids EP is on there, there is no reason why "Haunting The Chapel" shouldn't be.

d) ennnnnh...

e) MOTHERFUCKING KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS! :mad: :mad: :mad:

f) I think I've found a good replacement for my Thrash Metal Playlist after my Sepultura burnout!

g) FTMFW! :party:

h) Damn, 1999 must have been a pretty shitty year for that to happen

i) :lol:

j) Mastodon got 0wned.:D Hey, wait a minute, WHERE'S INFERNO!:mad:

ADD
06-23-2007, 06:55 PM
Yeah right :lol:

overkiller
06-24-2007, 06:39 AM
a) Hard Rock/Heavy Metal rule #4080: If "Point Of Entry" is near your top ten, then you DESPERATELY need Van Halen's "Fair Warning". Well, everybody needs it, but in this particular case you need to drop whatever
post-rock-punk-death-black-prog-flamingamazon-punk-man-running-while-masturbating nonsense you plan on studying for the greater good of music and get Unchained, go on down to Mean Street, do the Sinner's Swing, and take home some Dirty Movies.

Oh yea, and "No Sleep Til Hammersmith."


Yeah, 1981 was one of those years I had to pad. Basically 6-10 were just added to fill the slots (although each of those albums has something to offer in their own right). And I didn't do any live albums.

c) If The Apocalyptic Raids EP is on there, there is no reason why "Haunting The Chapel" shouldn't be.

Apocalyptic Raids warranted me breaking the rules, Haunting the Chapel not so much. It would've landed on my honorables for '84.

d) ennnnnh...

What? Not happy that Reign beat Darkness Descends?

e) MOTHERFUCKING KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS! :mad: :mad: :mad:

Meh. I considered it and it almost made it onto my honorables (I'm guessing you're talking about Pt. 2 since you quoted 1988), but '88 was just too much of a loaded year.

f) I think I've found a good replacement for my Thrash Metal Playlist after my Sepultura burnout!

Agent Orange? Yeah, it's a great fucking record.

g) FTMFW! :party:

I don't get it :confused:

h) Damn, 1999 must have been a pretty shitty year for that to happen

Yes, RHCP could be considered padding, but Californication is really not a bad record.

i) :lol:

Fucking one of the coolest bands ever. Absolutely psychotic alcoholic hyperspeed NWOBHM/blackened thrash from Japan with titles like "Bitch! We Gonna Kill You," "Violence, Kill, and Destruction," and "We're the Pussy Hunter" (which features a hilarious 1000 MPH Deep Purple-style keyboard solo) :lol:

j) Mastodon got 0wned.:D Hey, wait a minute, WHERE'S INFERNO!:mad:

Yeah uh, I was kind of conflicted about Inferno. I'm actually not sure I've ever listened to it. I think I heard it once at some point, but I really don't remember, so I couldn't justify putting it on my list :eyes:

JRA
06-24-2007, 08:25 AM
What? Not happy that Reign beat Darkness Descends?


Or Peace Sells, or Somewhere In Time. IMO, Reign In Blood will always be the most overrated Slayer album ever. I mean, yea its ok, but I think the only reason its so legendary (aside from tapping the Nazi's for shock value) is its amazing production. But if Hell Awaits had sounded that good (or if Reign had HA's production for that matter), NOBODY would be talking about it today.




I don't get it :confused:


F.or T.he M.otherF.ucking W.in. I know, very lame



Yes, RHCP could be considered padding, but Californication is really not a bad record.



Something along the way turned the Chili Peppers into absolute nancy boys. Practically every song on their albums nowadays seems to be a ballad. I mean does Anthony even rap on the songs anymore (yes I know he raps on Around The World, which is the obvious highlight of that album)? I'll stick to my "Get Up & Jump's" and "Fight Like A Brave's" thank you very much.



Yeah uh, I was kind of conflicted about Inferno. I'm actually not sure I've ever listened to it. I think I heard it once at some point, but I really don't remember, so I couldn't justify putting it on my list :eyes:


:bouville:

overkiller
06-24-2007, 08:53 AM
Or Peace Sells, or Somewhere In Time. IMO, Reign In Blood will always be the most overrated Slayer album ever. I mean, yea its ok, but I think the only reason its so legendary (aside from tapping the Nazi's for shock value) is its amazing production. But if Hell Awaits had sounded that good (or if Reign had HA's production for that matter), NOBODY would be talking about it today.


I disagree. I think the whole "RIB is overrated" argument is just and has always been a largely unfounded reaction against its immense, universal praise. I'd be lying if I said I didn't rank it among the best Metal albums ever recorded.

JRA
06-24-2007, 09:32 AM
I disagree. I think the whole "RIB is overrated" argument is just and has always been a largely unfounded reaction against its immense, universal praise. I'd be lying if I said I didn't rank it among the best Metal albums ever recorded.


Well, part of the problem is when I finally got around to hearing it I had already soaked in Angel Of Death and Raining Blood. I figured shit, if it was top 3 heavy metal material/ the rest of the album should knock those two flat on their backs, right? (it worked for Van Halen's first album and I heard about half of it) Wrong. I was quite underwhelmed by the rest of it. I mean it has its moments, but I'd much rather listen to The Antichrist instead of say, Piece By Piece.

ADD
06-24-2007, 02:13 PM
Show No Mercy is at least 3x better than any other Slayer album.

overkiller
06-24-2007, 02:14 PM
Show No Mercy is at least 3x better than any other Slayer album.

Typical pretentious fanboy drivel :tp: :D

ADD
06-24-2007, 02:15 PM
Typical pretentious fanboy drivel :tp: :D
Vot? :dorky: :tongue: I still can't escape that tag, even when we're talkin Slayer :lol:

JRA
06-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Typical pretentious fanboy drivel :tp: :D

Bullshit. Everyone knows the "Universal Praise" of Reign in Blood is typical fanboy drivel.:D

overkiller
06-24-2007, 03:59 PM
Bullshit. Everyone knows the "Universal Praise" of Reign in Blood is typical fanboy drivel.:D

:blah:

This argument is so old. I don't care enough :lol:

JRA
06-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Show No Mercy is at least 3x better than any other Slayer album.

Enh, I wouldn't go that far.

ravenheart
06-24-2007, 05:40 PM
I always thought Piece Of Mind was overrated as fuck

Agreed. No album containing "Quest For Fire", "Sun And Steel" and "To Tame a Land" can ever possibly be considered a great record. It's an average record with some great songs. That doesn't make it a great record.

ravenheart
06-24-2007, 05:41 PM
Bullshit. Everyone knows the "Universal Praise" of Reign in Blood is typical fanboy drivel.:D

Everyone also knows that early Slayer just isn't that good ;)

Testament and Overkill all the way!

ADD
06-24-2007, 05:46 PM
Everyone also knows that early Slayer just isn't that good ;)



:bricks:

JRA
06-24-2007, 06:16 PM
Agreed. No album containing "Quest For Fire", "Sun And Steel" and "To Tame a Land" can ever possibly be considered a great record. It's an average record with some great songs. That doesn't make it a great record.

I actually like those last two, and I do think it's a great album, but it's not the best thing Maiden ever did.

SomewhereInTime72
06-24-2007, 06:59 PM
Agreed. No album containing "Quest For Fire", "Sun And Steel" and "To Tame a Land" can ever possibly be considered a great record. It's an average record with some great songs. That doesn't make it a great record.

I happen to love all of those songs. :nutkick: :D

ravenheart
06-25-2007, 01:48 AM
I happen to love all of those songs. :nutkick: :D

The last two I'll let pass, but anyone who actually likes "Quest For Fire" invalidates their opinion on EVERYTHING ;)


I think the same about Powerslave, actually. Half that album is awful as well. I will always put No Prayer For The Dying on before either of those albums.

Besides, we all know Somewhere In Time is their best album :finger2:

overkiller
06-25-2007, 06:11 AM
I think the same about Powerslave, actually. Half that album is awful as well. I will always put No Prayer For The Dying on before either of those albums.

You were saying something about "invalidating opinions..."

es156
06-25-2007, 06:12 AM
I think the same about Powerslave, actually. Half that album is awful as well. I will always put No Prayer For The Dying on before either of those albums.


Speaking of invalidating one's opinion.....

es156
06-25-2007, 06:13 AM
You were saying something about "invalidating opinions..."

:lol:

You beat me to it!

overkiller
06-25-2007, 06:14 AM
:lol:

You beat me to it!

:D

es156
06-25-2007, 06:15 AM
:D

Maybe your internet is faster than mine?

ravenheart
06-25-2007, 06:23 AM
It's because the No Prayer tracks aren't horrifically overplayed. I'm so bored of tracks from Piece and Powerslave that appear on every live album, every best of CD, every DVD...

Not to mention Back In The Village, Flash of The Blade and Duelists are all rubbish. Not as bad as Quest For Fire, which is the worst IM song ever, but crap all the same.

Tell you what though, at least I have an opinion that's mine, as opposed to someone elses. Fanboys ;)

Div
06-27-2007, 10:32 PM
It's because the No Prayer tracks aren't horrifically overplayed. I'm so bored of tracks from Piece and Powerslave that appear on every live album, every best of CD, every DVD...

Not to mention Back In The Village, Flash of The Blade and Duelists are all rubbish. Not as bad as Quest For Fire, which is the worst IM song ever, but crap all the same.

Tell you what though, at least I have an opinion that's mine, as opposed to someone elses. Fanboys ;)




Meh, worst Maiden album is Fear of the Dark hands down. Sure its got a couple good tracks and the title song is worth the album alone, but the middle has that "filler material" feeling to it.


be quick or be dead - solid fast song
from here to eternity - its ok
afraid to shoot strangers - good song, but the first half is useless
fear is the key - now the crap starts
childhoods end - "what the hell is going on?"
wasting love - i think ive only listened to this all the way through one time
the fugitive - more like "the prisoner" reloaded
chains of misery - weak
the apparition - weaker
judas be my guide - finally a good song!
weekend warrior - eh not bad, just doesnt really fit in
fear of the dark - epic

JRA
06-28-2007, 06:02 AM
Back In The Village = A supercharged "Hot For Teacher"
The Duelists = slightly lengthy, but its memorable enough to hum along too.
Flash Of The Blade = The weakest track on Powerslave in my opinion, but it doesn't warrant skipping.

Powerslave > Piece Of Mind

ravenheart
06-28-2007, 07:12 AM
Powerslave > Piece Of Mind

Agreed.

The X Factor kicks both their asses, though ;)

ADD
06-28-2007, 11:22 AM
Back In The Village = A supercharged "Hot For Teacher"


:wtf: x 100000000

ADD
06-28-2007, 11:22 AM
Agreed.

The X Factor kicks both their asses, though ;)
:metal:

JRA
06-28-2007, 11:44 AM
:wtf: x 100000000

My mind works in mysterious ways, just translate it as "a great Maiden song."

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 12:57 PM
wasting love - i think ive only listened to this all the way through one time


Listen again. And again and again. This is a top five Maiden song for me and you are a poseur.

Div
06-28-2007, 02:41 PM
Listen again. And again and again. This is a top five Maiden song for me and you are a poseur.


*listening*



:zzz:



huh what, its over?



sorry, but unless you can literally get off to sappy ballads i dont see any way in hell you can vote this a top 5 maiden song, hell its not even top 5 on this album. :confused:

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 06:30 PM
*listening*



:zzz:



huh what, its over?



sorry, but unless you can literally get off to sappy ballads i dont see any way in hell you can vote this a top 5 maiden song, hell its not even top 5 on this album. :confused:

I think a lot of people on here would be at my back in saying that's a great tune. Sorry you see it differently.

JRA
06-28-2007, 06:33 PM
I think a lot of people on here would be at my back in saying that's a great tune. Sorry you see it differently.

I think its a good tune, but top 5? African American please!

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 06:38 PM
I think its a good tune, but top 5? African American please!

OMG Hallowed, Rime, Trooper, NOTB, and Phantom of the Opera! AMIRITE?

es156
06-28-2007, 07:03 PM
I think its a good tune, but top 5? African American please!

:lol:

Yeah, it's definitely not top 5.

es156
06-28-2007, 07:12 PM
It's because the No Prayer tracks aren't horrifically overplayed. I'm so bored of tracks from Piece and Powerslave that appear on every live album, every best of CD, every DVD...

Not to mention Back In The Village, Flash of The Blade and Duelists are all rubbish. Not as bad as Quest For Fire, which is the worst IM song ever, but crap all the same.

Tell you what though, at least I have an opinion that's mine, as opposed to someone elses. Fanboys ;)

While I will not deny the Iron Maiden fanboy tag, I can assure you that my opinions are my own. Powerslave was the first Maiden release that I bought back in the day and to this day it is still my favorite. And Flash Of The Blade is still one of my favorite Maiden songs. (And I am not even buying that overplayed argument.)

JRA
06-28-2007, 07:24 PM
OMG Caught, Powerslave, 7th Son, Run To The Hills, Genghis Khan! AMIRITE?

Why, yes. Yes you are.:D

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 07:27 PM
Why, yes. Yes you are.:D

RTTH is top five for you? :eyes: :eyes:

Mine would look something like this: 2 Minutes to Midnight, Revelations, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Paschendale, Wasting Love

JRA
06-28-2007, 07:27 PM
While I will not deny the Iron Maiden fanboy tag, I can assure you that my opinions are my own. Powerslave was the first Maiden release that I bought back in the day and to this day it is still my favorite. And Flash Of The Blade is still one of my favorite Maiden songs. (And I am not even buying that overplayed argument.)

I always thought rule #4080 of "Maiden fanboydom" was hate every Maiden song that hasn't been played live (which incidentally is about half of Powerslave). That's the only reason I could think of people hating Gangland and Back In The Village.

JRA
06-28-2007, 07:29 PM
RTTH is top five for you? :eyes: :eyes:

Mine would look something like this: 2 Minutes to Midnight, Revelations, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Paschendale, Wasting Love

No. My top 3 are Caught, Powerslave, and 7th Son (no order, they continue to fight for first place to this day), and the last two I just picked off the top of my head.

I don't like Hallowed that much more than I like RTTH though.:eyes:

Div
06-28-2007, 07:51 PM
hallowed, to tame a land, the clairvoyant, nomad, caught (not in order)
honorable mentions; paschendale, dod, rime, ghost of the navigator, and aces high

:agree:

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 07:52 PM
nomad

:barf:

powerslave_85
06-28-2007, 07:52 PM
:barf:
Seconded.

Div
06-28-2007, 07:53 PM
its a hell of alot better than "generic boring love ballad"

es156
06-28-2007, 07:54 PM
I always thought rule #4080 of "Maiden fanboydom" was hate every Maiden song that hasn't been played live (which incidentally is about half of Powerslave). That's the only reason I could think of people hating Gangland and Back In The Village.

I vote to remove rule #4080 from the rule book.

:)

JRA
06-28-2007, 07:55 PM
:barf:

What's wrong with Nomad?

powerslave_85
06-28-2007, 07:56 PM
What's wrong with Nomad?
Boring, repetative, and waaaay too long.

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Boring, repetative, and waaaay too long.

All that, and how 'bout that vocal line: "NoooOOoooOOooomaAaAd!" Just awful.

JRA
06-28-2007, 08:43 PM
All that, and how 'bout that vocal line: "NoooOOoooOOooomaAaAd!" Just awful.

YOU'RE THE WRITER OF THE DESERT SANDS!

:rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:

es156
06-28-2007, 08:52 PM
YOU'RE THE WRITER OF THE DESERT SANDS!

:rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:

:eyes:

ADD
06-28-2007, 08:53 PM
So far every Maiden song mentioned rules, don't bitch 'till we start getting into From Here To Eternity, Weekend Warrior, The Assasin, etc.

JRA
06-28-2007, 08:54 PM
:eyes:

RIDER! So sue me.

JRA
06-28-2007, 08:55 PM
So far every Maiden song mentioned rules, don't bitch 'till we start getting into From Here To Eternity, Weekend Warrior, The Assasin, etc.

From Here To Eternity is ok, if you're in the mood to hear Maiden pay tribute to Elvis.:eyes:

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 08:59 PM
The worst Maiden song is obviously the awful Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger.

JRA
06-28-2007, 09:01 PM
The worst Maiden song is obviously the awful Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger.

Enh, I always liked the fast part at the end, but the rest of that song is no good.


Fuck Angel & The Gambler (just to get it out of the way).

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 09:02 PM
Fuck Angel & The Gambler (just to get it out of the way).

If it was four minutes long it would be the third best song on Virtual XI (behind The Clansman and Futureal).

This is fucking weird talking about all this Maiden that I haven't actually listened to in ages...I'm afraid I'm gonna get on a Maiden trip.

JRA
06-28-2007, 09:03 PM
If it was four minutes long it would be the third best song on Virtual XI (behind The Clansman and Futureal).

This is fucking weird talking about all this Maiden that I haven't actually listened to in ages...I'm afraid I'm gonna get on a Maiden trip.

Just make sure you don't get into "A Matter Of Life & Death" in the process. :eyes:

DethMaiden
06-28-2007, 09:03 PM
Just make sure you don't get into "A Matter Of Life & Death" in the process. :eyes:

I don't know why you think that album sucks, I really don't.

JRA
06-28-2007, 09:06 PM
I don't know why you think that album sucks, I really don't.

1) It's a double-pun.

2) I love Blood Brothers as much as the next guy, but there was no need to make an entire fucking album of it.

ADD
06-28-2007, 09:09 PM
The worst Maiden song is obviously the awful Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger.
Nah, that's a good one.

ADD
06-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Fuck Angel & The Gambler (just to get it out of the way).

Nope, good too :D

Div
06-28-2007, 09:48 PM
oh come on, nomad is fantastic. the guitar solo is amazing, the lyrics are awesome, the feel is like youre in the far east, and that mild echo effect bruce has all just combine to blow your head off. sure its long, but thats what makes it a great tune to have on when youre driving. :D


and amolad is weird, i find when i listen i must play the whole thing through. (maybe maidens last tour conditioned my mind :eyes:)

ravenheart
07-21-2007, 10:51 AM
OMG Hallowed, Rime, Trooper, NOTB, and Phantom of the Opera! AMIRITE?

No, no, no, no and no :D

metal_man1019
09-25-2007, 05:06 PM
wow this took a while here are my favourites and ill include live albums(no order)

1980:
--------
Heaven And Hell-Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden-Iron Maiden
Blizzard Of Ozz-Ozzy Osbourne
Ace Of Spades-Motorhead
Back In Black-ACDC
British Steel-Judas Priest
Wheels Of Steel-Saxon

1981:
---------
Killers-Iron Maiden
Diary Of A Madman-Ozzy Osbourne
The Mob Rules-Black Sabbath
Moving Pictures-Rush
Maiden Japan EP- Iron Maiden

1982:
----------
Blackout-Scorpians
Iron Fist - Motörhead
Creatures Of The Night-Kiss
Live Evil-Black Sabbath
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

1983:
---------
Kill Em All-Metallica
Pyromania - Def Leppard
Holy Diver - Dio
Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
Lick It Up - Kiss
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
Metal Magic - Pantera
Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche
Show No Mercy-Slayer

1984:
----------
Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Powerslave - Iron Maiden
Fistful of Metal - Anthrax

1985:
----------
I Am The Night - Pantera
Live After Death - Iron Maiden
Spreading the Disease - Anthrax
Hell Awaits - Slayer
Bonded by Blood - Exodus

1986:
---------
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Morbid Visions - Sepultura
The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - Megadeth
Reign in Blood - Slayer
Seventh Star - Black Sabbath
Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden

1987:
-----------
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Rock You To Hell - Grim Reaper
Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
Taking Over - Overkill
Among the Living - Anthrax
Tribute- Ozzy Osbourne
Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani
Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage
The Legacy - Testament

1988:
----------
State of Euphoria - Anthrax
The Dark Sides - King Diamond
..And Justice for All - Metallica
So Far, So Good... So What! - Megadeth
No Rest for the Wicked - Ozzy Osbourne
Operation: Mindcrime - Queensrÿche
South of Heaven - Slayer
Hell-O - GWAR
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden

1989:
-----------
Leprosy - Death
When Dream and Day Unite - Dream Theater
Conspiracy - King Diamond
Dr. Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
The Headless Children - W.A.S.P.

1990:
----------
The Razors Edge - AC/DC
Persistence of Time - Anthrax
No Prayer for the Dying - Iron Maiden
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
Cowboys from Hell - Pantera
Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

1991:
------------
Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
Iced Earth - Iced Earth
Metallica - Metallica
Ten - Pearl Jam
No More Tears-Ozzy Osbourne
Nevermind - Nirvana
Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Roll The Bones - Rush
Arise - Sepultura
Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

1992:
-----------
Live - AC/DC
Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath
Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
Countdown To Extinction - Megadeth
Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
The Crimson Idol - W.A.S.P.

1993:
----------
Sound of White Noise - Anthrax
And the Forests Dream Eternally - Behemoth
Live at Donington - Iron Maiden
Bastards - Motörhead
Hear Black - Overkill

1994:
-------------
The Bleeding - Cannibal Corpse
Balls to Picasso - Bruce Dickinson
Burn My Eyes - Machine Head
Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
Vitalogy - Pearl Jam

Ill finish the rest later..

ADD
09-25-2007, 07:12 PM
1980:

VAN HALEN: WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST
IRON MAIDEN: IRON MAIDEN


1986:

MEGADETH: PEACE SELLS BUT WHO’S BUYING?
IRON MAIDEN: SOMEWHERE IN TIME


1988:

HELLOWEEN: KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS PT. 2
IRON MAIDEN: 7th SON


What really? :confused: And how does Piece Of Mind not even make 1983 :mad:

Fe Maiden
09-26-2007, 12:23 PM
how does Piece Of Mind not even make 1983 :mad:Yeah, there is something really wrong with that;)

JRA
09-26-2007, 12:56 PM
What really? :confused: And how does Piece Of Mind not even make 1983 :mad:

Well for starters, all of the top 3 or 4 albums can be played all the way through without skipping (thank God for no Joey solo). Piece Of Mind and Kill 'Em All both require skipping once, but Kill 'Em All has more of a crunch to it.

Besides, Piece of Mind is the most overrated "classic" Maiden album. It also hasn't aged well by the fact that Maiden never bring out anything other than "The Trooper" for a tour except for nostalgia tours.

Also, I'm not 100% sure about 80' and 88'. That may have to do with with me being in a Van Halen/Kai Hansen fix right now, as well as being somewhat bored with those albums.

Fe Maiden
09-26-2007, 01:17 PM
Well for starters, Piece Of Mind require skipping once.

Besides, Piece of Mind is the most overrated "classic" Maiden album. It also hasn't aged well False!:allan:

JRA
09-26-2007, 01:22 PM
False!:allan:

Quest For Fire?

SomewhereInTime72
09-26-2007, 02:09 PM
Quest For Fire?

Great song! :party:

Fe Maiden
09-26-2007, 03:13 PM
Quest For Fire?Musically it is great! The lyrics are a bit cheesy, I'll admit, but the music more than makes up for that!

ADD
09-26-2007, 03:21 PM
It also hasn't aged well by the fact that Maiden never bring out anything other than "The Trooper" for a tour except for nostalgia tours.


What does that have anything to do with it? :confused: I wonder how well you think Melissa and Show No Mercy have aged then :rolleyes:

JRA
06-24-2008, 06:36 PM
Bump.

I figured since we have a few new cats around here, they'd wanna post theirs too. I was on my way to marvel at the greatness of overkiller's when I came across mine, and I realize I have a bunch of new albums from the 80's so I figure why not shake things up? To my surprise I new have 3 years with a top 10 instead of just 1984!


1980:
AC/DC: BACK IN BLACK
VAN HALEN: WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST
IRON MAIDEN: IRON MAIDEN
RUSH: PERMANENT WAVES
MOTORHEAD: ACE OF SPADES



1981:
IRON MAIDEN: KILLERS
RUSH: MOVING PICTURES
VAN HALEN: FAIR WARNING
BLACK SABBATH: THE MOB RULES
VENOM: WELCOME TO HELL


1982:
IRON MAIDEN: THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
JUDAS PRIEST: SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE
VENOM: BLACK METAL
MANOWAR: BATTLE HYMNS
MOTLEY CRUE: TOO FAST FOR LOVE


1983:
MERCYFUL FATE: MELISSA
SLAYER: SHOW NO MERCY
MANOWAR: INTO GLORY RIDE
DIO: HOLY DIVER
METALLICA: KILL ‘EM ALL



1984:
IRON MAIDEN: POWERSLAVE
VAN HALEN: 1984
METALLICA: RIDE THE LIGHTNING
SLAYER: HAUNTING THE CHAPEL/LIVE UNDEAD
MERCYFUL FATE: DON’T BREAK THE OATH
WASP: WASP
CELTIC FROST: APOCALYPTIC RAIDS / MORBID TALES
MANOWAR: HAIL TO ENGLAND
DIO: LAST IN LINE
JUDAS PRIEST: DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH



1985:
SLAYER: HELL AWAITS
POSSESSED: SEVEN CHURCHES
HELLOWEEN: WALLS OF JERICHO
EXODUS: BONDED BY BLOOD
MEGADETH: KILLING IS MY BUSINESS
OVERKILL: FEEL THE FIRE
CELTIC FROST: TO MEGA THERION
ANTHRAX: SPREADING THE DISEASE
MANOWAR: SIGN OF THE HAMMER
WASP: THE LAST COMMAND



1986:
DARK ANGEL: DARKNESS DESCENDS
MEGADETH: PEACE SELLS BUT WHO’S BUYING?
IRON MAIDEN: SOMEWHERE IN TIME
KREATOR: PLEASURE TO KILL
SLAYER: REIGN IN BLOOD



1987:
OZZY OSBOURNE: TRIBUTE
BATHORY: UNDER THE SIGN OF THE BLACK MARK
KING DIAMOND: ABAGAIL
DEATH: SCREAM BLOODY GORE
DIO: DREAM EVIL



1988:
HELLOWEEN: KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS PT. 2
IRON MAIDEN: 7th SON
VIO-LENCE: ETERNAL NIGHTMARE
MEGADETH: SO FAR, SO GOOD, SO WHAT?
MANOWAR: KINGS OF METAL
DEATH: LEPROSY
SLAYER: SOUTH OF HEAVEN
JUDAS PRIEST: RAM IT DOWN
METALLICA: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
OZZY OSBOURNE: NO REST FOR THE WICKED



Still not enough albums from 1989 onward to make a top 5 :(

SomewhereInTime72
06-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Awesome activity for bored guys like me who for some reason didn't answer the first time around. I'll start out with (top 5 should be good enough without getting too difficultly detailed) the 80's (best decade for me) and add in other years from there.

1980
1.Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
2.Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
3.Judas Priest - British Steel
4.Rush - Permanent Waves
5.Saxon - Wheels Of Steel

1981
1.King Crimson - Discipline
2.Iron Maiden - Killers
3.Rush - Moving Pictures
4.Judas Priest - Point Of Entry
5.Genesis - Abacab

1982
1.Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
2.Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
3.King Crimson - Beat
4.George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
5.America - View From The Ground ( :eyes: )

1983
1.Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
2.Dio - Holy Diver
3.Queensryche - Queensrcyhe
4.Metallica - Kill 'Em All
5.Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

1984
1.Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2.Queensryche - The Warning
3.Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
4.Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
5.Metallica - Ride The Lightning

1985
1.Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
2.Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business is Good!
3.Slayer - Hell Awaits
4.Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
5.Anthrax - Spreading The Disease

1986
1.Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
2.Queensryche - Rage For Order
3.Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
3.Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
4.Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian

1987
1.Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1
2.King Diamond - Abigail
3.Anthrax - Among The Living
4.Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol
5.Candlemass - Nightfall

1988
1.Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
2.Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
3.Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2
4.Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What!
5.Fates Warning - No Exit

1989
1.King Diamond - Conspiracy
2.Kreator - Extreme Aggression
3.Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
4.Adrian Belew - Mr. Music Head
5.Candlemass - Tales Of Creation

More to come later. '86 and '85 were hardest because they are the best and worst year respectively of this decade, IMO (which sorta says a lot if you look at fucking '85s list).

Edit: Walls of Jericho came out in 1985... what the fuck is it doing listed incorrectly in my music library and throwing me off. I'll fucking fix the lists accordingly later. :hecho:

DethMaiden
06-25-2008, 06:45 AM
I will redo the 80s at home. I am at my grandparents' right now.

DethMaiden
06-25-2008, 10:22 AM
Top fives, for the sake of simplicity:

1980:
1. Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
2. Judas Priest- British Steel
3. Rush- Permanent Waves
4. Black Sabbath- Heaven and Hell
5. Iron Maiden- Iron Maiden

1981:
1. Rush- Moving Pictures
2. Black Sabbath- Mob Rules
3. Dead Kennedys- In God We Trust, Inc.
4. Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz
5. Iron Maiden- Killers

1982:
1. Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast
2. Judas Priest- Screaming for Vengeance
3. Dead Kennedys- Plastic Surgery Disasters
4. Rush- Signals
5. Accept- Balls to the Wall

1983:
1. Iron Maiden- Piece of Mind
2. Mercyful Fate- Melissa
3. Dio- Holy Diver
4. Metallica- Kill 'em All
5. Slayer- Show No Mercy

1984:
1. Iron Maiden- Powerslave
2. Rush- Grace Under Pressure
3. Queensryche- The Warning
4. Mercyful Fate- Don't Break the Oath
5. Metallica- Ride the Lightning

1985:
1. The Pogues- Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
2. Megadeth- Killing is My Business...and Business is Good!
3. Rush- Power Windows
Oh my God I only have three albums from 1985.

1986:
1. Metallica- Master of Puppets
2. Queensryche- Rage for Order
3. Iron Maiden- Somewhere in Time
4. Slayer- Reign in Blood
5. Peter Gabriel- So

1987:
1. King Diamond- Abigail
2. Helloween- Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
3. Rush- Hold Your Fire
4. Whitesnake- Whitesnake
5. Savatage- Hall of the Mountain King

1988:
1. Queensryche- Operation: Mindcrime
2. Slayer- South of Heaven
3. Iron Maiden- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. Megadeth- So Far, So Good...So What!
5. Helloween- Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II

1989:
1. Sepultura- Beneath the Remains
2. Annihilator- Alice in Hell
3. Savatage- Gutter Ballet
4. Godflesh- Streetcleaner
5. Whitesnake- Slip of the Tongue

Holy fuck that was hard.

Angelripper
06-27-2008, 07:29 AM
I'd have to admit Back in the Village would be my second favourite song on Powerslave behind the titanic Aces High. However, it isn't because of the AWFUL chorus. They seriously couldn't think of anything better?

As for the dissers of Nomad, I have only one thing to say. No man ever understood it's genius.

DethMaiden
03-25-2010, 11:22 PM
In even two years I've heard soooo much more stuff and don't agree with myself at all on a lot of those. Whatever. Not worth thinking about again.

jhdeity
01-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Cool thread. I'm late to the party but here are my off the top of me head comments.

1) I LOVE Sun and Steel and Flash of the Blade. Sing-a-long songs that aren't too cheesy and repetative like Fear of the Dark. Conicidentally the most overrated Maiden song ever penned in my opinion. Seriously read those lyrics and tell me they don't sound like a 4th grade poem. Watching a live clip of that song is actually painfuil to me. Bruce takes the cheese level to 10 every time.

2) Somewhere in Time has to be the most overrated Maiden album ever. A MONUMENTAL let down from Powerslave to me. Chock full of filler and boring drawn out songs. It's their Turbo and came out the same year when bands were trying to mix up their sound and become more commercial. Epic fail!

3) Props for all the Vio-Lence and Dark Angel love. Now we seriously need to have a Sadus 101 class. Sadus are by far the most underrated band I've ever heard. They get no respect but Swallowed in Black is still to this day one of the 10 best albums I'v ever heard.

4) I can't believe how many people jump on the hatred of Reign in Blood bandwagon. Altar of Sacrifice and Jesus Saves are incredible and as a whole it's still the best album I've ever heard. Factor in when it came out 1986 when Priest was doing Turbo and bands were going commercial, that album was the biggest FUCK YOU that has ever been made. Uno and probably always will be...

JRA
01-20-2011, 02:04 PM
sacked for updating.

JLRedWing13
01-21-2011, 07:55 AM
2) Somewhere in Time has to be the most overrated Maiden album ever. A MONUMENTAL let down from Powerslave to me. Chock full of filler and boring drawn out songs. It's their Turbo and came out the same year when bands were trying to mix up their sound and become more commercial. Epic fail!
I disagree completely. To say it's overrated would be ignoring the fact that the only songs they care to play from it anymore are Wasted Years (One of Adrian's best riffs, and even it's not played all that much) and Heaven Can Wait. And that's a shame, because it starts and ends with two of the best songs Maiden ever wrote, not to mention the rest of them (Sea of Madness, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Deja Vu) are woefully overlooked. There are many adjectives to describe Somewhere In Time....overrated isn't one of them. Not even close.

powerslave_85
01-21-2011, 09:54 AM
"Deja Vu" is so underrated.

Maiden33
01-21-2011, 12:10 PM
2) Somewhere in Time has to be the most overrated Maiden album ever. A MONUMENTAL let down from Powerslave to me. Chock full of filler and boring drawn out songs. It's their Turbo and came out the same year when bands were trying to mix up their sound and become more commercial. Epic fail!

And it's easily one of my top 5 albums ever made.

Maiden33
01-21-2011, 12:11 PM
"Deja Vu" is so underrated.

Also, this.

maidenpriest
01-21-2011, 12:14 PM
Somewhere in Time is the most underrated "classic" Maiden album by far. it never gets recognition. Stranger in a Strange Land is one of the best Maiden songs ever imo.

JRA
01-21-2011, 12:30 PM
The only flaw with SIT is that "Lonliness" is a minute too long. If they cut it down to five minutes the album would be perfect (though it still wouldn't quite be their best).