siegbran's great metal list

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i have been gradually working through this list of siegbran's over the last couple of years:

3rd & The Mortal - Tears Laid In Earth
Accept - Restless And Wild
Amorphis - Tales From The 1000 Lakes
Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
Anathema - Serenades
Anathema - The Silent Enigma
Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
Arckanum - Kostogher
Asphyx - The Rack
At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
Bathory - The Return
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Blasphemy - Fallen Angel Of Doom
Bolt Thrower - For Victory
Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Carcass - Necrotism - Descanting The Insalubrious
Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales/Emperor's Return
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Cynic - Focus
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Death - Human
Death - Scream Bloody Gore
Destruction - Infernal Overkill
Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
Dissection - The Somberlain
Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma
Exciter - Violence & Force
Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Gorguts - Obscura
Graveland - 1000 Swords
Graveland - The Celtic Winter
Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys I
Immortal - Pure Holocaust
Impaled Nazarene - Ugra-Karma
Incantation - Onward To Golgotha
Iron Maiden - Killers
Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
Master's Hammer - Ritual
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Merciful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
Metallica - Kill 'Em All
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
Motorhead - No Sleep 'Till Hammersmith
My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
Napalm Death - Scum
Nocturnus - The Key
Paradise Lost - Gothic
Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise
Pestilence - Consuming Impulse
Possessed - Seven Churches
Raven - All For One
Sacrifice - Torment In Fire
Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
Samael - Worship Him
Sarcofago - INRI
Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Sodom - Obsessed By Cruelty
Sort Vokter - Folkloric Necro Metal
Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
Summoning - Minas Morgul
Terrorizer - World Downfall
Testament - The Legacy
Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
Unholy - From The Shadows
Unleashed - Where No Life Dwells
Vader - The Ultimate Incantation
Venom - Black Metal
Venom - Welcome To Hell
Voivod - Rrroooaaarrr
Winter - Into Darkness

And perhaps, if they proves to retain their appeal after a few years:
Countess - The Shining Swords Of Hate
Absu - Tara
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine - Rampton

still have not heard everything, but what i have heard is awesome. wondering if those last four (and any others) make the list now. also wondering about a couple that seem, to me, to maybe be 'glaring omissions': repulsion - horrified, master - s/t, obituary - slowly we rot, earth - 2....

cb, Friday, 21 August 2009 14:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

i can't really see siegbran listening to Earth, but what do i know.

scott seward, Friday, 21 August 2009 14:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

but, anyway, yeah, most of these albums are classics of the genre, listen to all of them.

scott seward, Friday, 21 August 2009 14:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, maybe yr right about the earth; it just seems to be some kinda touchstone. (i actually like 'thrones and dominions' and 'pentastar' better)

i thought of two more that i think should be on the list: st. vitus - born too late and darkspace - II.

cb, Friday, 21 August 2009 15:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Countess - The Shining Swords Of Hate
I love this album so much but it's not for everyone. Doesn't sound like anything else, and is very different from all other Countess records. Personal favourite but hasn't really become a canonical classic like everything else on that list.

Absu - Tara
This really is a classic & pretty widely recognized as such. IMO best US metal record since 1990.

Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Oath Bound came out two years later and is better on all points.

Teeth Of Lions Rule The Divine - Rampton
This really hasn't aged very well.

I'd say Darkspace II and Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro belong up there now.

repulsion - horrified, master - s/t, obituary - slowly we rot

Yeah those too.

Siegbran, Saturday, 22 August 2009 19:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

that countess album is my favorite by far! something about the epic quality and guitar tone makes it sound like he was listening to trad, gras och stenar or something. i'm sure he wasn't, of course, but still...

ETERNAL WAR AGAINST THE DICKS IS ALL WE CAN RESPECT (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 23 August 2009 08:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

To make this list, does the album simply have to be great enough or are you also judging based on whether the album has reached a certain critical mass with underground fans?

Because I believe that Morgoth Odium is as good as anything on this list. But nobody ever talks about it as being canonical. Also, where is Sad Wings of Destiny and To Mega Therion?

Nate Carson, Sunday, 23 August 2009 11:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

And Rrroooaaarrr over Killing Technology or Dimension Hatross? Hmm.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 23 August 2009 11:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

my additions would be the Erosion of Sanity, Stillbirth Machine, Mental Vortex, and Mental Funeral but yeah you can't fuck with this list

Man Is Nairf! (J0hn D.), Sunday, 23 August 2009 11:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is a good recommendations list it largely overlaps with the huge amount of stuff De Subjectivisten recommended to me when i started a metal/hardrock listening project. (http://onvermijdelijkemetal.blogspot.com/) (just check out the pictures ;) ) (or my 14 favourites: http://onvermijdelijkemetal.blogspot.com/search/label/Onvermijdelijk

my favourite from the list is Mercyful Fate's Don't Break the Oath.

Ludo, Sunday, 23 August 2009 12:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

my favourites strangely (..) correlate with softer melodic records, like Death Angel's Act II (which is awesome)

Ludo, Sunday, 23 August 2009 12:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

To make this list, does the album simply have to be great enough or are you also judging based on whether the album has reached a certain critical mass with underground fans?

This list was done together with friends some old bandmates etc. The idea was that it needed a critical mass of followers yes, the definitive top 100 canon of "metal for die-hard metalheads" - no crossover prog/hardcore/goth bullshit, no retro or clone bands, nothing too far into the kvlt-limited-to-66-tapes sub-sub-subgenre labyrinth etc.

Lots of my personal favourites are not on it (And The Forests Dream Eternally, Wolf's Lair Abyss, Orkblut The Retaliation, Vampires of Black Imperial Blood, Gorefest-False, Battles In The North, Individual Thought Patterns etc).

This is a good recommendations list it largely overlaps with the huge amount of stuff De Subjectivisten recommended to me

Yeah followed the discussion on the DS board, didn't really feel like flooding the thread with suggestions but if anything you should hear Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites.

Siegbran, Sunday, 23 August 2009 14:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'll make a note of it. next on the list is Slayer's Seasons of the Abyss. (after the summer-break, i don't think metal is much of a summer genre)

Ludo, Sunday, 23 August 2009 18:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Been listening to With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness a lot lately. Awesome. Slowly dawning on me that I prefer Death Metal to Black.

123456789 (jim), Monday, 24 August 2009 00:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Darkspace II but not III? III is mind-melting.

You are Rebels! You are all yankees (country matters), Monday, 24 August 2009 00:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Been listening to With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness a lot lately. Awesome. Slowly dawning on me that I prefer Death Metal to Black.

^^^ real motherfucking talk

Man Is Nairf! (J0hn D.), Monday, 24 August 2009 00:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I want to start listening to some more metal.

Can any of you tell me what the best metal magazines and blogs/websites are?

kshighway, Monday, 24 August 2009 04:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

www.metalsucks.net is pretty good and funny. blabbermouth nowadays is full of too much rubbish and the comments section is nearing youtube levels sometimes.

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 24 August 2009 07:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm a fan of Metal Inquisition myself. As for magazines, Terrorizer is a good all-round read. They get most of the popular genres covered and have a good balance between the trad and the hip. They sometimes do nice genre specials, the punk one they did some years ago was really good.

no-nonsense, Monday, 24 August 2009 11:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm going to check out all of those pubs. Thanks, guys.

kshighway, Monday, 24 August 2009 16:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

They sometimes do nice genre specials, the punk one they did some years ago was really good.

http://www.terrorizer.com/system/files/imagecache/product_full/BlackMetal_Packshot.jpg

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 24 August 2009 17:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

I wish I could find it. :(

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Can any of you tell me what the best metal magazines and blogs/websites are?"

Pitchfork has a metal blog ya know!

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

;)

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

you can order the black metal special direct from http://www.terrorizer.com/blackmetal I think

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 24 August 2009 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah if I don't find it in the next week or so, I think I'll end up going that route.

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Borders is your best bet.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 24 August 2009 17:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I would have thought that Aquarius was my best bet, but when I called earlier last week the guy on the phone was like "WTF are you talking about? I've never even heard of that."

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Actually he was very polite and said that he was sure they would try to stock it since they stock Terrorizer.

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 17:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

As far as internet metal goes, this is of course the grandaddy

Siegbran, Monday, 24 August 2009 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

90% sure that my work isn't letting me get to that site.

Alex in SF, Monday, 24 August 2009 19:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is the metal mag I subscribe to (and very infrequently write for):

http://www.ampmagazine.com/img/Slayersmall.png

Mordy, Monday, 24 August 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

it really does exist???

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 24 August 2009 21:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Belatedly working through this helpful list. I'm curious, what would you add to/subtract from it now, Siegbran?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Great, I'm happy that this is helping people. Wouldn't really subtract anything, I'd say it's still a pretty good list of the canonical stuff until 1999/2000. Maybe I'd pick another Voivod record but the first few are all great. I'd probably add Gorguts <i>The Erosion Of Sanity</i>.

For more recent stuff, this was my ballot for the 2000-2015 metal poll: https://ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?showall=true&bookmarkedmessageid=6056022&boardid=41&threadid=104546

Siegbran, Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:52 (five months ago) Permalink

Thanks! Much appreciated.

pomenitul, Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:39 (five months ago) Permalink


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