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SEPULTURA - Chaos A.D. Groove Metal
VENOM - Black Metal Speed Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
ANGRA - Temple of Shadows Progressive Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Powerslave NWoBHM
SLAYER - Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality Heavy Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple In Rock Hard Rock
THE PAX CECILIA - Blessed Are The Bonds Metal Related
BLIND GUARDIAN - Imaginations From the Other Side Power Metal
RUSH - A Farewell to Kings Hard Rock
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head Hard Rock
MINDFLOW - Mind Over Body Progressive Metal
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - The New Black Industrial Metal
RANDOM - Todo.s los colores del Progressive Metal
RANDOM MULLET - Capturing Moments Progressive Metal

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 163 3.97
2 Heavy Metal 103 3.68
3 Hard Rock 83 3.74
4 Non-Metal 63 3.48
5 Thrash Metal 57 3.62
6 Death Metal 40 3.69
7 Alternative Metal 32 3.64
8 Stoner Metal 32 3.81
9 Power Metal 29 3.62
10 Technical Death Metal 28 4.02
11 Black Metal 27 3.76
12 Avant-garde Metal 24 3.81
13 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 22 4.05
14 Industrial Metal 21 3.95
15 Proto-Metal 19 4.08
16 Melodic Death Metal 18 4.08
17 Metal Related 16 3.75
18 Grindcore 16 3.75
19 Atmospheric Black Metal 14 3.86
20 Traditional Doom Metal 14 3.71
21 Sludge Metal 13 3.81
22 Doom Metal 13 4.12
23 Mathcore 13 3.65
24 Heavy Alternative Rock 12 3.08
25 Crossover Thrash 12 4.04
26 Technical Thrash Metal 11 3.95
27 Gothic Metal 10 3.70
28 Hardcore Punk 9 3.50
29 Groove Metal 9 3.89
30 Folk Metal 8 3.94
31 US Power Metal 8 3.44
32 Stoner Rock 8 3.63
33 Metalcore 7 3.57
34 Death-Doom Metal 6 3.25
35 Funk Metal 6 3.42
36 Nu Metal 6 2.83
37 NWoBHM 6 3.83
38 Heavy Psych 5 3.90
39 Cybergrind 5 3.60
40 Speed Metal 5 3.70
41 Deathcore 4 3.38
42 Brutal Death Metal 3 3.67
43 Melodic Black Metal 3 3.83
44 Glam Metal 2 3.50
45 Crust Punk 2 3.25
46 Death 'n' Roll 2 4.25
47 Drone Metal 2 3.75
48 Electronicore 2 3.50
49 Funeral Doom Metal 1 3.50
50 Pagan Black Metal 1 4.00
51 Symphonic Black Metal 1 3.00
52 Symphonic Metal 1 3.50
53 War Metal 1 3.50

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METALLICA Kill 'em All

Album · 1983 · Thrash Metal
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The first Metallica album, like most debuts, has the energy and excitement generally found in young musicians. The sound is rougher and cruder than any of their late albums, the songs have an urgency that would be more polished later. We are talking about thrash metal, so these aren’t bad characteristics in this context.

And like most the debuts, their early influences are more obvious here. Kill E’m All is basically a mix of Motorhead, Diamond Head, Budgie, Misfits, even some Iron Maiden… Again, nothing wrong, they manage to package all these influences with a Metallica flavour after all. Songs like Seek and Destroy and Whiplash would become immortal thrash classics, and other less known tracks, like Hit the Lights and Metal Milita are pretty great too! There’s even some experimentalism, with the instrumental (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth.

And I have a personal story with this album. When I was a kid, I remember seeing a brazilian TV show named Fúria MTV. It was, for a long time, one of my only sources for metal these days, since the radio was crap (still is…) and only few friends shared my musical tastes. Anyways, the opening theme of this show was Metal Militia, the closing track of this album! And only years later I would know it, because in that pre-internet era all we could listen were the songs from the Black Album onwards, which played ad nauseam in the media at the time. So, Kill ‘Em All has a place in my metal heart since I’ve listened to it first time. Recommended!

MANOWAR Sign of the Hammer

Album · 1984 · US Power Metal
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I never was a fan of Manowar. In fact, I despised them when I was younger, thought they were overrated. The only album I listened was their debut, which failed to impress me: some good songs, but most average hard'n'heavy rock.

I never cared to listen their other albums, until now...

...let's say I changed my mind a bit!

For example, this Sign of The Hammer, is actually a good album! Excellent songwriting, powerful tracks, and the band seems actually excited to play! This albums irradiates that raw energy who every headbanger loves to hear from an eighties album. Even the cheesiness of some lyrics is an inseparable part of that "thing" that makes this release one of the best from Manowar. There's no filler here, but tracks like Thor (The Powerhead), Mountains and the instrumental Thunderpick are my personal highlights. Check it out!

ENTOMBED Morning Star

Album · 2001 · Death 'n' Roll
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Riffs, riffs everywhere!

One of the creators of the death'n'roll subgenre (the kind of music I need to listen more), Entombed shows in this Morning Star why they were the masters of their game. In this album one can listen an almost perfect blend of death, thrash and stoner/doom metal, with exciting riffs, great production and the awesome vocals of the late Lars Göran Petrov. I just can imagine now how these songs would sound alive - and I am not talking about seeing mere live videos!

I don't know what the long term fans thinks about Morning Star, but for me it's a class A album with no fillers. It helps the facts it's short, the listener will always return to this release wanting more. I can't recommend enough!

IRON MAIDEN Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Album · 1988 · Heavy Metal
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I think this is their best album. Iron Maiden always flirted with prog rock, and Seventh Son... is the best example of how to make a prog metal album with mass appeal without being over indulgent or losing its edge. There are short and anthemic songs (Can I Play With Madness, The Evil That Men Do, The Clairvoyant), and most complex but catchy tracks (Infinite Dreams, the eponymous epic song).

After this album, they changed the direction and tried to make something more simple, a nod to the two first albums (I believe), but the music sounded a bit forced and the results weren't that great. Seventh Son is still the pinnacle of Maiden music in the 80's, and possibly their best album ever. Check it out!

HAUNT Flashback

Album · 2020 · Heavy Metal
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I think we already have a strong contender for Album of the Year!

Flashback is a new the release from the one man band Haunt. Everything here is made by the restless Trevor William Church, who doesn't only released another album under the Haunt moniker - the good Mind Freeze - but it's always working on a new EP of BEASTMAKER, his another band.

Despite this big production, Trevor always manages to keep the good quality of his music. This Flashback is no exception, and it's even better than most of Haunt discography. Great riffs, catchy chorus, and excellent hooks, with some subtle but interesting keyboards here and there. It's a short album too, so we end the listening session begging for more!

Recommendded album for the trad metalheads out there.

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    [QUOTE=Vim Fuego] those first two Ozzy albums he was on just aren't as good as most of Ozzy-era Sabbath or any Dio-era Sabbath, and I've never thought to mention it out loud before.[/QUOTE] This, totally. I think he would grow up more as a guitar player over the years, but we will never know 
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