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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xaxaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jul 2012 at 3:05pm
Think the three most perfectest albums I know (doesn't HAVE to be metal, right?) are:



Oh, and for clarification on the middle album, that's Spiderland by Slint.


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Edited by Zargus - 05 Jul 2012 at 7:51pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SKwid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2012 at 2:31pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Diogenes Diogenes wrote:


Death - Symbolic.  Revolutionary and the pinnacle of extreme metal.  Probably won't be topped any time soon, or ever.



I think I agree with this statement

parsha - june kids : while not metal, it is a perfect album in my eyes. Shame that he took down his bandcamp Cry


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote IMPF2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 8:48pm
The only four albums I would consider perfect are The Voice of Steel by Nokturnal Mortum, Hemispheres by Rush, Brave New World by Iron Maiden and Morningrise by Opeth. There about a half a dozen other albums that come pretty darn close, but not close enough for me to consider them absolutely perfect in every single sense of the term.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2012 at 11:30pm
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Pain Of Salvation The Perfect Element Part 1 album cover

Probably the only absolutely 100% perfect album I've ever heard. Try as I might, I can't find a single flaw here. Bowdown

I have found many flaws on this album. Hardly Pain of Salvation's best.

As for me, I may have to think hard on this one. Even though there are albums that really mare masterful and amazing, I can always see some kind of flaw or it demands some kind of mindset for me on thoroughly enjoy it. I'll edit this post with my answer.

Some that do get very close (alphabetically; only metal albums/artists):

Ansur - Warring Factions
Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
Ars Nova - 7th Hell
Ayreon - Electric Castle, Human Equation, Y
Blind Guardian - Nightfall, Night at the Opera
Death - Human, Symbolic, Sound of Perseverance
Deep Purple - In Rock
DT - I&W, Awake, Scenes from a Memory, Six Degrees, Black Clouds
Disperse - Journey Through The Hidden Gardens 
Dynahead - Antigen
Dark Angel - Time Does not Heal
Enslaved - Vertebrae
Fedrik Thordendal Special Defects - s/t
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
Freakeys - s/t
Gru - Cosmogenesis
Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
Maiden - Number of the Beast
John Arch - A Twist Of Fate
King Crimson - In the Court, Red
Leprous - Bilateral
Machine Head - Blackening (it's the only album by this band I actually enjoy, though)
Matr�z - Gritar�
Maudlin of the Well - Bath/Leaving your Body Map
Mekong Delta - Dances of Death, Vision Fugitives, Wanderer
Metallica - Ride, Master, Justice
Mindflow - Just the Two of Us, Mind over Body
Myrath - Hope
Nevermore - Godless Endeavor
Opeth - My Arms, Still Life, Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries, Watershed
Orphaned Land - Mabool (it's the only album by this band I actually enjoy, though)
Pain of Salvation - Entropia, One Hour, Remedy Lane
Pantera - Cowboys
Parallaxe - Soundtrack
Pestilence - Spheres
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing, Fear
Queensr�che - Mindcrime 1
Rainbow - Rising
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome, ADHD
Rush - FArewell to Kings
Sepultura - Schizophrenia, Beneath the Remains, Arise
Shadow Gallery - Tyranny, Room V
Shaman - Ritual
Symphony X - V
Taal - Skymind
Unmoored - Indefinite Soul-Extension
Unexpect -  Fables Of The Sleepless Empire
Voivod - Nothingface

That's it, I think.


Edited by CCVP - 09 Jul 2012 at 12:16am
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With Oden on Our Side

I've kinda become tired with Amon Amarth recently, but I love that album!

there are a bunch of other for me, but I gotta think about it a bit more...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zargus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2012 at 12:14pm
Black sabbath - Paranoid. probobly the most perfect heavy metal album ever.
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Anathema - A Natural Disaster
Anathema - We're here because we're here
After Forever - Prison of Desire
After Forever - Decipher
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
Behemoth - Demigod
Behemoth - Apostasy
Behemoth - Evangelion
Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dream Theater - Images and Words
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pain of Salvation - 12:05
Iced Earth - Horror Show


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wilytank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jul 2012 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by Doomster Doomster wrote:

Hmmm let's see...the Dwelling by Sabbat comes to mind the most. 

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I'm surprised not to see Lateralus, which I consider to be the single greatest rock/metal album of all time:



Also:

Bath by maudlin of the Well
Choirs of the Eye by Kayo Dot
Close to the Edge by Yes
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Sleeping in Traffic Pt 2 by Beardfish
Fables of the Sleepless Empire by Unexpect
Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator
I by Meshuggah 
Agaetis Byrjun by Sigur Ros
Of Natural History by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Hubardo by Kayo Dot



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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I guess I can come up with some more, especially if we are listing non-metal albums

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (Mingus)
A Love Supreme (Coltrane)
Get Up With It (Davis)
Zeit (Tangerine Dream)
In Den Gartens Pharaos (Popol Vuh)
In The L...L...Library Loft (Toby Driver)
Panopticon and Oceanic (Isis)
Jean Louis (Jean Louis)

Interesting that you chose the Loft.  Care to share why?

And props for Jean Louis.
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Because it's incredibly beautiful and powerful
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shinedown the sound of madness deluxe edition
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Boston - Boston
Rush - Moving Pictures
Symphony X - The Odyssey
Kansas - Leftoverture

I'm sure there's more, just cant think of any at the moment....
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I thought of another one:


14 songs on that, and each one could've been a huge hit if this album had come out in 1985 instead of 2005.

How many classic albums do you know of that you can hear every song from the album on the radio? Boston - Boston, AC/DC - Back In Black, Michael Jackson - Thriller, Def Leppard - Hysteria to name a few. Gotthard - Lipservice is that good, too bad it was released by a relatively unknown band from Switzerland.
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Agalloch - The Mantle
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Atheist - Elements
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
Symphony X - The Odyssey
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Slayer - Reign in Blood (NOT one of my top albums personally, but it doesn't waste a moment)
Isis - In the Absence of Truth, Panopticon (I need to update my review, with even more time passing it has reached perfection status to me)  
 
 
Non metal:
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
King Crimson - Red
Boston - Boston
 
 
Lateralus is of course brilliant, but considering the album has filler...that alone means it can't reach the "6 star" level in my book.
 


Edited by The Angry Scotsman - 29 Oct 2013 at 10:17am
Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer and Testament. The real Big Four of thrash metal!



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The only metal album that I can truly call 100% perfect
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Originally posted by Eria Tarka Eria Tarka wrote:


The only metal album that I can truly call 100% perfect
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I took the liberty of putting an album of symphonic prog rock (Ashes Are Burning - Renaissance).
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