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Similar to Segue's recent thread, but probably way harder, lol.

 

I'll see if I can figure something out.

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Limiting myself to one album per band otherwise my list would be mostly Sabbath.

 

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Riot - Fire Down Under
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Mastodon - Leviathan
Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
Iron Maiden - Killers
Danzig - Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
Budgie - Power Supply

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Ouch

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Tough.

 

One quick attempt:

 

Corrosion of Conformity - Blind 

Death Angel - Relentless Retribution 

Iron Maiden - Power Slave 

Tengger Cavalry - Sunesu Cavalry 

Ulver - Bergtatt 

Anthrax - Sound of White Noise 

Deus Ex Machina - I, Human 

Gojira - Amazonia 

Alchemist - Organasm 

Metallica - Matter of Puppets 

 

even worse than before with best bands, I definitely missed some

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mine will probably be the most basic stuff

 

and this time not really in order. and i'm gonna double up on bands.....cause this is hard.  harder still cause not a metalhead at heart. also some albums are from bands not on my fav bands list.

 

1. Scenes From A Memory.

2. Master of Puppets

3. Rising (i didn't mention Rainbow in my fav bands but this one's a monster)

4. Killing Machine

5. Images and Words

6. Holy Diver

7. Crack The Skye

8. Dirt

9. Screaming for Vengeance

10. Piece of Mind

 

Again you asked a lot and it's probably not accurate and if you asked me for 100 fav albums i'm betting not even half would be metal (some might based on your criteria)  THIS WAS HARD!!!!! i had Paranid but switched it out for Dio's Holy Diver BTW.

 

Mick

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Master of Reality - Black Sabbath

Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Welcome to Sky Valley - Kyuss

NOLA - Down

Transnational Speedway League - Clutch

Cowboys From Hell - Pantera

Adrenaline - Deftones

Fear Inoculum - Tool

Wisconsin Death Trip - Static-X

Coping with the Urban Coyote - Unida

 

 

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No particular order

 

Haken - Affinity

Haken - Virus

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son

Iron Maiden - Powerslave

Iron Maiden - Brave New World

Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory

Ghost - Meliora

Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet. I'm counting this album as metal.

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8 hours ago, Stormtron said:

Limiting myself to one album per band otherwise my list would be mostly Sabbath.

 

Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Riot - Fire Down Under
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Mastodon - Leviathan
Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
Iron Maiden - Killers
Danzig - Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
Budgie - Power Supply

 

 

Absolutely mint!  Half of that list would probably be in mine.

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One album per band:

 

1. Lacuna Coil- Karmacode 

2. Trivium- Ascendancy

3. Mastodon- Blood Mountain 

4. Iron Maiden- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

5. Paradise Lost- Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us

6. Rhapsody- Power Of The Dragonflame 

7. Savatage- Edge Of Thorns 

8. Nightwish- Dark Passion Play 

9. Queensryche- Operation: Mindcrime 

10. Blind Guardian- A Night At The Opera 

 

This was super hard!

 

Albums that I really wanted on this list:

 

Dream Theater- Awake 

Sonata Arctica- Reckoning Night 

Judas Priest- Sin After Sin 

In Flames- Come Clarity 

All That Remains- The Fall Of Ideals 

Machine Head- Bloodstones And Diamonds 

Killswitch Engage- As Daylight Dies 

Iced Earth- The Glorious Burden

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3 minutes ago, treeduck said:

I sometimes wake up late at night and wonder...am I metal enough?? :ohmy:

I don`t think I`m even slighly metallic. I can always walk straight through those detector things. :glare: 

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1 hour ago, treeduck said:

I sometimes wake up late at night and wonder...am I metal enough?? :ohmy:

 

 

Treeduck? Not metal enough?? That's about as possible as Cat Stevens singing on a Jethro Tull album... :poke:

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This was hard. I made a playlist of the opening track from roughly every metal album on my iPod (figuring I probably already own my top 10), and carefully arranged them from favorite to least favorite as well as I could manage. I could list all of them out in order, but that would take a while. So here's the top 10, plus the next 20 just cuz that's interesting to me. Side note, while I did go ahead and include some Grunge by the way of Soundgarden and AiC in my entire list, I left out the likes of Deep Purple and BOC and Rush and Queen and King Crimson, all of whom have albums which could probably qualify as metal, but generally that's just not where I see them. Zeppelin I think rarely touches metal (certainly not for a whole album). Sabbath are the first proper metal band in my book. I also included 80s pop/hair metal, but excluded Van Halen as they were really their own unique animal, which could easily do metal (heavy or hair) when they wanted, but didn't really do that as a main gig. 

 

1. Soundgarden - Superunknown

2. Dream Theater - Awake

3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace

4. Judas Priest - Stained Class

5. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

6. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

7. Dream Theater - Metropolis: Part 2. Scenes From A Memory

8. Def Leppard - Pyromania

9. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

10. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence

 

I really surprised myself with Superunknown beating out even my favorite DT album, something I expected to take the gold for me easily so long as Rust In Peace didn't beat it.

 

Anyway here's what the next 20 looked like:

 

11. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

12. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events

13. Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

14. Dream Theater - Images And Words

15. Mastodon - Hushed And Grim

16. Black Sabbath - Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath

17. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

18. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

19. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

20. Judas Priest - Firepower

21. Metallica - ...And Justice For All

22. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

23. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

24. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny

25. Caligula's Horse - Bloom

26. Anthrax - Persistence Of Time

27. Anthrax - Among The Living

28. Metallica - Master Of Puppets

29. System Of A Down - Mezmerize

30. Deftones - Around The Fur

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Judas Priest - Stained Class (although Sad Wings Of Destiny runs it close)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (or Master of Reality )

Dio - Holy Diver

Iron Maiden - Powerslave (or Seventh Son)

Opeth - Blackwater Park (or Ghost Reveries)

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2 (or Six Degrees)

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King (or Gutter Ballet)

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

Mastodon - Crack The Skye

 

I've kept it to one entry per band and limited it to what I reckon to be out and out metal bands rather than those which I  would classify as hard/classic rock bands.

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35 minutes ago, zepphead said:

Judas Priest - Stained Class (although Sad Wings Of Destiny runs it close)

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (or Master of Reality )

Dio - Holy Diver

Iron Maiden - Powerslave (or Seventh Son)

Opeth - Blackwater Park (or Ghost Reveries)

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2 (or Six Degrees)

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King (or Gutter Ballet)

Motorhead - Ace Of Spades

Mastodon - Crack The Skye

 

I've kept it to one entry per band and limited it to what I reckon to be out and out metal bands rather than those which I  would classify as hard/classic rock bands.

Yeah, I stayed away from bands that often get called "hard rock," too.  I'm not sure how much that would have changed my list.  Pyromania and Back in Black probably force out Defenders of the Faith and Mob Rules.  Maybe.

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Diamond Head - White Album (aka Lightning to the Nations)

Judas Priest - Killing Machine

Budgie - Power Supply

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Riot - Fire Down Under

Thin Lizzy - Thunder & Lightning

Manowar - Battle Hymns

Motorhead - Bomber

Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Dio - Holy Diver

 

Stuck to one album per band too

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Not a huge fan of true metal, but I love me some classic heavy rock.  Here are my top albums...

Dirt (Alice in Chains album - cover art).jpgBlizzard of ozz.jpgBlack Sabbath Heaven and Hell.jpg

Judas Priest British Steel.jpgScorpions Backout.pngSoundgarden - Badmotorfinger.jpg

The Nature of the Beast (April Wine album cover).pngMeliora.JPGBlack image with a 1:1 aspect ratio and a grey outline of a snake (bottom right)

 

and...

 

Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll.jpg

 

 

 

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In my eyes most bands are truly metal for only a few records. Something more metal comes about.

 

That which was once metal sometimes becomes mainstream.

 

 

Rush- ATWAS

Megadeth-sfsgsw

Megadeth-peace sells

Pantera- far beyond driven

Between the buried and me- colors & the great misdirect

Black sabbath- Paranoid

Mastodon-blood mountain

Dream theater- images and words

Buckethead- the cuckoo clocks of hell

Animals as leaders - AAL

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2 hours ago, Rick N. Backer said:

Killers?  C’mon man!

Shit.  How did I miss THAT?!?

 

 

ETA: Yet April Wine?  That may be my best post ever

 

 

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Black Sabbath - Sabotage 

Judas Priest - Stained Class

Iron Maiden - Killers

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

Motorhead - Overkill

Anvil - Forged in Fire  

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The actual order 1-10 rotates a little , but my 

 Top 10 Metal albums are … 

Maiden - Powerslave 

Maiden - Piece of Mind

Dream Theater - Awake 

Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Megadeth - Rust in Piece 

Dio - Holy Diver 

Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

Alice in Chains - Dirt 

 

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