New List to rip apart: Revolver Mag's 69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

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Here's a list that might amuse|disgust|anger some of the more agressive music lovers...

REVOLVER MAGAZINE's Top 69 Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time
Let the bickering commence!

69. MISFITS - Earth A.D.
68. CRO-MAGS - Age Of Quarrel
67. SOILENT GREEN - Sewn Mouth Secrets
66. GODFLESH - Streetcleaner
65. TESTAMENT - The New Order
64. SLEEP - Jerusalem
63. QUEENSRYCHE - Operation: Mindcrime
62. HATEBREED - Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
61. VOIVOD - Dimension Hatross
60. DARKTHRONE - Transylvanian Hunger
59. PRONG - Prove You Wrong
58. AT THE GATES - Slaughter Of The Soul
57. DIO - Holy Diver
55. CANNIBAL CORPSE - The Bleeding
54. MEGADETH - Rust In Peace
53. THE CULT - Electric
52. CARCASS - Heartwork
51. ENTOMBED - Wolverine Blues
50. POISON THE WELL - The Opposite Of December…
49. MARILYN MANSON - Antichrist Superstar
48. WHITESNAKE - Slide It In
47. PANTERA - Cowboys From Hell
46. DEF LEPPARD - High 'N' Dry
44. SKID ROW - Skid Row
43. THIN LIZZY - Jailbreak
42. OBITUARY - World Demise
41. JANE'S ADDICTION - Nothing's Shocking
40. JIMI HENDRIX - Are You Experienced?
39. MAYHEM - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
38. DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - Calculating Infinity
37. OZZY OSBOURNE - No Rest For The Wicked
36. FAITH NO MORE - Angel Dust
35. SCORPIONS - Virgin Killer
34. MORBID ANGEL - Domination
33. MINISTRY - Psalm 69
32. BAD BRAINS - I Against I
31. MOTORHEAD - Ace Of Spades
30. METALLICA - Ride The Lightning
29. LAMB OF GOD - New American Gospel
28. VAN HALEN - Van Halen
27. DEFTONES - Around The Fur
26. SOUNDGARDEN - Badmotorfinger
25. FEAR FACTORY - Demanufacture
24. DEATH - Symbolic
23. KISS - Rock And Roll Over
22. AEROSMITH - Rocks
21. KORN - Follow The Leader
20. VENOM - Black Metal
19. ANTHRAX - Spreading The Disease
18. LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin II
17. SLIPKNOT - Slipknot
16. MOTLEY CRUE - Shout At The Devil
15. CRADLE OF FILTH - Dusk & Her Embrace
14. JUDAS PRIEST - Screaming For Vengeance
13. OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz
12. MESHUGGAH - Destroy Erase Improve
11. METALLICA - Metallica
10. IRON MAIDEN - The Number Of The Beast
9. GUNS N ROSES - Appetite For Destruction
8. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Toxicity
7. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - Rage Against The Machine
6. AC/DC - Back In Black
5. EMPEROR - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise
4. SLAYER - Reign In Blood
3. BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid
2. PANTERA - Vulgar Display Of Power
1. METALLICA - Master Of Puppets


Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 13:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Side issue/Subthread: I coulda sworn that Revolver mag was set up to be some kind of American equivalent of Mojo...but somehere along the line it became some kind of Teenybooper Nu-metal knockoff of Kerrang!...but without Kerrang's long history of (*cough*) Journalistic Integrity. :)

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 13:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

er, 69, huhhuh.

michael wells (michael w.), Friday, 20 September 2002 13:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

where the hell is astral weeks?!

Jeff W (Jeff W), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The members of Linkin Park jumped up and down on it until it broke.

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No Kix = it is rub.

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hang on! There's no Saxon! 'Strong of the Law' isn't just the greatest metal album EVER - it is quite possibly the pinnacle of human achievement. In cassette form. Well MY copy's on cassette anyway.

Microkomputer (Microkomputer), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What?!? NO SEPULTURA??? Arise was like the best fuckin' metal album of 91-92....fuck that meshuggah/korn/system of whatever....Sepultura pummelled that shit ten years ago

rms (rms), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Here's some cold hard facts for the fans....

Nickelback with Default at Kool Haus, February 1. Tickets: $23.50. Attendance: 2,100. Rating: N

the kids in attendance bashed, thrashed and flashed the universal "this rocks!" hand signal while Nickelback roared their way through another of their soulless nu-metal tunes last Friday night at the Kool Haus. Vancouver's Default set the tone for a night of endless four-chord guitar drones and constipated Creed-style vocals, complete with the mean faces and rock posturing common among groups stuck in 1992.

The highlight of their dreadful set came when vocalist Dallas Smith provided some unintentional humour by introducing a number called Seize The Day as a blues song, possibly because halfway through it the band broke into the whitest-ever version of Led Zeppelin's Heartbreaker.

Then came Nickelback's onslaught of generic chord changes and predictable melodies. It was almost a relief to hear their encore, the annoyingly catchy hit single How You Remind Me.

I don't know how the band got a reputation for being great showmen, unless standing on top of the speakers while throwing water on the crowd passes for showmanship these days.

Vocalist/guitarist Chad Kroeger's cringe-worthy stage banter employed not-so-original lines such as "Toronto kicks ass" and "This is a song about weed," and he reminded us repeatedly about his big plans to get drunk and pass out in a bar later on that night. So what's with the pseudo-sensitive lyrics about drunken wife-beaters?

There are times when mediocre rock acts redeem their questionable material by putting on fun and enthusiastic live shows.

This was not one of them.

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 14:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That they'd pick "Domination" to represent the mighty Morbid Angel tells you all you need to know, i.e. that these people don't know their asses from their elbows.

The Cult, "Electric." Please.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 20 September 2002 16:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Quite right there -- should either be Love for pomp or Sonic Temple for Bob Rock-produced radio glory.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 20 September 2002 16:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Watch Seigbran's Head Explode in Blind Rage!
Strip the rock, nu-metal and punk/hardcore bands from this list, and it's not too bad, of course a few gaffes are inevitable (picking the worst Emperor, At The Gates, Entombed, Voivod and Morbid Angel albums for example). But everyone knows it's this list that is definitive (no non-metal, plus a balanced mix between old and new in all the different subgenres):

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 - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
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 - Killer
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
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

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 20 September 2002 16:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Siegbran, I'm combing your list for recent it your position that there's hardly any good metal right now? Or last year, or the year before? Surely the mighty Horna belongs in there someplace, and "Chaosphere," too.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Friday, 20 September 2002 17:58 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"5. EMPEROR - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise"

Wha? Who the fuck? At #5 no less?

Where the fuck are Killing Joke?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 20 September 2002 18:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink


i mean, what the fuck. siegbran's list is way, way, way closer to my reality ("blessed are the sick" seems to be the album everyone with any sense whatsoever acknowledges as THE morbid angel album - and WINTER - fuck yes).

and "wolverine blues"?! what the fuck is that? i'd vote for "clandestine" any day of the week, despite the kind of scattered, half-assed vocal work.

your null fame (yournullfame), Friday, 20 September 2002 18:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oh, siegbran - out of curiosity, how would you rate pestilence's "consuming impulse"?

your null fame (yournullfame), Friday, 20 September 2002 18:27 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Don't these morons at Revolver know that this has already been DONE and much better? Where are the Osmonds and Teeny Marie?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Friday, 20 September 2002 18:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mind you, this is not my list exclusively - this is something that came out of a discussion a few months ago (there are some albums on the heavy metal side of things I'm not too fond of - Grim Reaper isn't something you'll find spinning on my decks...). The idea was to compile albums that were both musically great and had somewhat of an impact on their respective scenes. This makes it somewhat biased against good "generic" albums in matured scenes and favours innovative artists.

I've got some recent favourites, but I don't think I can name any of them "classic". Well, OK here's a few I think are going to be "classic" in a few years:
Countess - The Shining Swords Of Hate (doesn't sound like ANYTHING else - ambient/black/doom/drone-like)
Absu - Tara
Impiety - Skullfucking Armageddon
Antaeus - Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan (somewhat of a nec-plus-ultra in black/grind chaos)
Taake - Nattestid (this screams "classic" all over itself, perhaps a bit too obvious)
Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (lightyears better than that schmaltzy "Stronghold" - this comes close to the musical quality of "Minas Morgul" but with a massive 2002 production)
Apparently the new Graveland is a step up from the previous (boring) albums, but I've yet to hear it.
The latest Esoteric and Skepticism albums are also very good, but I can't say they're better than the ones mentioned above.

Horna is OK I guess...but is so much of a clone band (note-by-note ripoff of Gorgoroths first two albums) it takes away much of my enjoyment (Urgehal has the same effect on me, sadly). That's mainly my position on most metal coming out - everybody is so busy revering the oldies:
- cloning 1992 Norwegian BM
- 1985 German thrash
- 80s heavy/power metal
- late 80s Blackgrind chaos a la Blasphemy/Beherit
- mid 90s Polish black/folk
- drowning mediocre material in layers of synth fluff a la Limbonic Art
- going mid 80s DM a la Pestilence/Slayer/Death
- perfecting Suffocation-like technicality to the nth degree
- revelling in Black Legions-like lo-fi obscurity

Somehow I'm starting to get the feeling that after the enormous leaps from 1985-1995, everyone stopped, and started digesting/permutating these developments rather than continue plunging headlong into the unknown. This is probably why something like Horna will never have the impact that, say, Darkthrone or Gorgoroth had on me. The history of it all seems to drag everything down...if there's going to be any buildup of a new spirit/momentum it's probably come out of a scene no-one is expecting it from. I mean, from a European/American point of view, who would've predicted the Brazilian scene producing greats like Volcano/Sarcofago/Sepultura?

And for the sake of discussion: why "Chaosphere" and not "Destroy:Erase:Improve"? I enjoy both almost equally. I should add at least one Meshuggah album and it's got to be one of these two.

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 20 September 2002 18:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

pestilence's "consuming impulse"
Just outside of this list - when we made the list we discussed if this album should be included, and deliberately left it out because we felt there were already too many Death Metal releases. But rest assured, it is classic/must-have/etc in my book. "Spheres" was (sadly) vetoed. Although I can see why, the vocals are pretty weak and the transitions between the spacy free jazz parts and the riff-fests are somewhat awkward.

i'd vote for "clandestine" any day of the week, despite the kind of scattered, half-assed vocal work.
Actual (paraphrased) discussion:
- "Clandestine" is just as good, you know.
- Yes, but those vocals...
- OK, "Left Hand Path" it is.
When Entombed ditched the Sunlight Studios' ultra-dense guitar sound their appeal was massively reduced. Bloody typical that a band can depend so much on such a trivial thing, really...

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 20 September 2002 19:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yes! YES! YESSSSS!! I *knew* Siegbran would set us straight and give us buttloads of info.

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 19:52 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's a kneejerk thing.

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 20 September 2002 20:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Battle of Los Angeles" is better than "RATM".

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 20 September 2002 20:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Side issue/Subthread: I coulda sworn that Revolver mag was set up to be some kind of American equivalent of Mojo...but somehere along the line it became some kind of Teenybooper Nu-metal knockoff of Kerrang!...but without Kerrang's long history of (*cough*) Journalistic Integrity. :)

*Sniff* I KNOW! I used to freakin' love "Revolver" (it's the Classic Rock magazine that features Wookie and Wu Tang Clan!), and now it's gone down the drain...

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 20 September 2002 21:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

don't you mean it's gone down the Drain STH?

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 21:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Okay...enough of THIS list...try THIS one

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Friday, 20 September 2002 21:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Pantera at No2 while Sleep is at 64 ?? This person reads too much Hit Parader

brg30 (brg30), Friday, 20 September 2002 21:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Siegbran while I sympathize with the position that there's nothing as exciting/turbulent going on in metal at the moment as there was a few years back, I have to disagree with your conclusion, which seems to be (correct me if I'm wrong) that innovation is to be privileged over all else. I have a bunch of perverse & boring aesthetic reasons for my own take on things, but isn't working on an existing model & perfecting it at least no less interesting than being inventive? To my ears the new Hate Eternal is a quite stunning & brilliant work, even though it's just death metal -- better produced and louder than those early groundbreaking Morbid Angel records, but also better than them, even if it's not leaping out into empty air with some bold new idea. I think the records that Northern Heritage is putting out are wonderful, intentionally unoriginal & great. Innovation vs. working on extant models: discuss, if you like.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Saturday, 21 September 2002 00:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

defenders of the faith was always my favourite judas priest record. and ride the lightning is the best metallica record.

keith (keithmcl), Saturday, 21 September 2002 01:09 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Northern Heritage have a very strong roster indeed with Deathspell Omega, Clandestine Blaze and Pest. I love their stuff as much as the next guy - plus, any label releasing Ildjarn on vinyl gets my support... There aren't too many labels anymore that are really a guarantee for a good album. If you look at the roster of, say, Hammerheart or Napalm you'll have one quality band for every ten sub-par bunch of lowlifes who wouldn't recognize a good riff if Lemmy handed it to them on a plate. Barbarian Wrath (Countess, Megiddo, etc) and Drakkar are especially high-quality labels who generally release 'generic' material. No Colours has let me down quite a bit with some spectacular duds like Juvenes but they're still going strong.

I do have the feeling sometimes that I should get away from the scene and re-enter a few years later - perhaps in the last fifteen years I've been numbing myself with hundreds of albums to the point that only the stuff that stands out as different (sound, structure, whatever) gets my blood flowing. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the last few Decayed albums which are basically excellent "The Return" ripoffs, and the Cutthroat "Rape! Rape! Rape!" covers-of-old-thrash-bands CD was pretty great too, in terms of headbanging/air guitar playing appeal (something you don't get with your average 90s influenced band). But somehow to me the bar lies higher for artists that "work on existant models". I could rave about Megiddo, Maniac Butcher, Black Witchery, Nile or Abigail but somehow I can't really convince myself they're really something worthy of being in an "all time greats" list. Perhaps in retrospect I will appreciate them more than I do now.

I actually haven't heard the latest Hate Eternal album, although I keep hearing wonderful things about it from everyone. I guess I should take a hint...

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Saturday, 21 September 2002 15:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

More fun for nu-metal haytas!

Awful Link of the Day

Crypt of the Lost Souls (thanks Roland) - In sticking with the theme of today's update, here is a website filled with angst called the "Crypt of the lost souls." Filled with horrifying satanism and gothic-ness, it's a testament to hell that the dark lord himself could be proud of. It's run by a 16 year old boy named Chris who could most definitely pass for a 14 year old girl.

Lord Custos Alpha (Lord Custos Alpha), Saturday, 21 September 2002 22:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

This rant pretty much sums up my views why so very little good BM gets released. And why the whole NSBM stuff is so terribly tiresome.

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Saturday, 21 September 2002 22:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

all lists are pointless, soulless, rockist, music destroying exercises; also, Dio's 'Holy Diver' should be at least three places higher.

thom west (thom w), Sunday, 22 September 2002 00:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Siegbran, is that page yours? Good stuff. I'm fonder of death metal than black metal largely for reasons cited on that page -- of course there used to be a pretty tight/yucky scene mentality in death metal but I think that's largely gone or in remission.

J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle), Sunday, 22 September 2002 02:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

excellent observations throughout - for a newer Black band that's quite good, how about Opeth? Then there's the rather odd Burnie band who got arrested due to cover and lyric imagery - Intense Hammer Rage.

threemetalinsects (threemetalinsects), Sunday, 22 September 2002 07:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it's an okay list. No Annihilator or Xentrix though.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 22 September 2002 08:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What scares me is I own more of those albums (7? 8?) than I own on many of the other lists posts on ILM.

Argh! You can take the girl out of white trash, but the white trash RUBS OFF ON the girl!

kate, Sunday, 22 September 2002 11:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hm, I have 24. Unsurprising.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 22 September 2002 16:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Siegbran, is that page yours?
No, it's not mine. I don't know those guys, I just discovered the site it's from a week ago, and it's surprisingly insightful.

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Monday, 23 September 2002 12:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've got ten of them. Ah, the early teenage years of having to save up to buy albums!

jel -- (jel), Monday, 23 September 2002 16:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
lets let the new crew attack this list before we retire this thread to dustbin of history one last time.

Lord Custos Epsilon (Lord Custos Epsilon), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Where the hell was "I Get Wet"?

Nick H, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm so embarrassed by my reference to "Teeny Marie" [sic] on this thread.

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 15 May 2003 00:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is metal the most male genre ever?
There's not a single woman in any of the bands in that listy is there?

Rightly so, I can't think of a single good female metal band.

Why? Girls are great at other genres.

mei (mei), Thursday, 15 May 2003 10:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wasn't there a Dallas Smith who played for the Bruins back in the 70s?

dave q, Thursday, 15 May 2003 10:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Kittie, obv

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 15 May 2003 10:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There was a pretty good crustcore/metal band in Ottawa in the mid-late-90s called Warfare State. They had a woman singer.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 15 May 2003 18:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I know it's been said already but - Prometheus at #5? WTF? It's alright but it's not even close to being Emperor's best.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 15 May 2003 19:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

RENDEZVOUS, Wednesday, 18 June 2003 19:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Montrose, "Montrose"
Deep Purple, "Machine Head"

>I can't think of a single good female metal band

Precious Metal, "That Kind of Girl"

Chris Clark (Chris Clark), Wednesday, 18 June 2003 20:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink



Jon Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 18 June 2003 20:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know much about metal. I like some of it. I don't like some of it. I'm glad they had Jerusalem on the list, as it's a pretty great album to chill out to. Other choices I approve of: Godflesh, Emperor, Hendrix, AC/DC, Kiss... though I don't know how much the last three qualify as what most people think of as "metal" today. At least in my experience, if you talk about liking metal the person will assume you're talking about speed/death metal. Weird definition, certainly.

Two Pantera albums and only one Sabbath album has to be criminal.

Why the hell are Bad Brains, Misfits and, to a lesser extent, Jane's Addiction on this list? They don't seem very metal to me.

Ian Johnson, Wednesday, 18 June 2003 20:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Misfits and Faith No More are way too low!

Jon Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 18 June 2003 21:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck Faith no More and everything Mike Patton has done, is doing and ever will do.

Ian Johnson, Wednesday, 18 June 2003 22:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
1. misfits - earth ad

Aditya (dan138zig), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 14:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Is that you, Glen?

js (honestengine), Wednesday, 21 June 2006 16:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

66. GODFLESH - Streetcleaner
64. SLEEP - Jerusalem
60. DARKTHRONE - Transylvanian Hunger


21. KORN - Follow The Leader
17. SLIPKNOT - Slipknot
7. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - Rage Against The Machine

thank you ilxor for starting this much needed thread (ilxor), Friday, 11 March 2011 05:13 (eight years ago) Permalink


There's nothing left alive but a pair of ashy thighs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 11 March 2011 09:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

22. AEROSMITH - Rocks
21. KORN - Follow The Leader
9. GUNS N ROSES - Appetite For Destruction
8. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Toxicity

Play with human heads instead of playing with balls (kkvgz), Friday, 11 March 2011 09:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

4. SLAYER - Reign In Blood
3. BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid
2. PANTERA - Vulgar Display Of Power
1. METALLICA - Master Of Puppets

it certainly is a number two.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 11 March 2011 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

2nd best metal album of all time my arse

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 11 March 2011 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

even bill magill thinks its a joke its #2 and he is one of the few Pantera fans round here

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 11 March 2011 14:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

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