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Topic: If You Could Only Listen to 10 Albums...
Posted By: adg211288
Subject: If You Could Only Listen to 10 Albums...
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 9:48am
...What would they be?

Rules:

  1. Only pick studio albums.
  2. Doesn't have to be metal (but we will wonder what you're doing here if you don't pick any metal Wink). 
  3. No duplicate artists.
Go!

(I'll post mine at a later time as I haven't finalised it yet)


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Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 10:20am
Interesting question. Look forward to members’ responses.


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 11:36am
I decided on mine. Very tough! I'll talk a bit about each choice.

In alphabetical order:

Anubis Gate - The Detached

This album holds a special place for me. I feel very lucky to have a copy of it as it has been hard to find for years and out of print outside of the Orbits boxset reissue. It's also very, very re-listenable for me. 

Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle

My favourite album of all time. One of only three I put on here that was a dead cert.

Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond

Ayreon may have made my favourite individual album, but Blind Guardian is hands down my favourite band. And this is my favourite album by them. Second no brainer inclusion.

Blood Ceremony - Lord of Misrule

I sometimes forget how much I actually love Blood Ceremony. Although they are one of my least played artist of these ten on my Last.fm, I can listen to this band anytime. I'd need a Blood Ceremony album if I could only ever have ten.

Epica - The Divine Conspiracy

Perhaps not the most technically accomplished album Epica has made, which I think is probably The Holographic Principle (also would have been a worthy pick), but it holds the most nostalgia for me. The album that I discovered them with and single-handedly made the symphonic metal genre sound viable to me again. It also has Chasing the Dragon on it, which is one of my all time favourite songs. 

Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider

Probably the album that was the closest to getting excluded here in favour of a large pool of other bands who got left out. Not sure how much of that is residual contempt for Jon Schaffer. But anyway, this was always a very important album for me. Classic era may always be considered with Barlow, but this is still my favourite Iced Earth album. 

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

The third and final no brainer of this list. Iron Maiden have more albums than most artists that would be worthy of including in this, but I do have a clear favourite Iron Maiden album. It was one of two that were my first Iron Maiden albums, and it's nearly always the one I reach for first when I want some Iron Maiden. 

Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss

The newest band to make my ten. I have played this album so much since it came out in 2017 and as I'm sure that's not going to change, it makes the cut over a lot of artists I've been listening to longer. 

Nightwish - Oceanborn

This is such a re-listenable album for me, that I had to give it a slot. Perhaps it wouldn't make my top ten of all time on another day, but if I was limited to no other music but these ten, I'd need something I can play any time. This is one such album.

Paradise Lost - The Plague Within

Perhaps not my favourite album from them, a band I consider infinitely re-listenable in regard to the bulk of their releases. I picked this one because if I had to only have one album by Paradise Lost, it ought to be one that represented a lot of sides to them and this one fits that bill better than most, except perhaps Obsidian. I like this one more though. 

Special shoutout to Wuthering Heights - Far From the Madding Crowd as well, which should really also be here, but I ran out of slots. 

I've also put my list on List Challenges on the link below. I'd like to suggest that anyone who takes part also posts their list there. See if we can't get a thing going. 

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Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 12:59pm
Nice idea Adam. A near impossible list to make but I'll put something up tomorrow when procrastinating at work.

Only heard Seventh Son from your list Adam.


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 1:56pm
I'll have to have a good think on this one.

Heard 7/10 of yours Adam.


Posted By: DippoMagoo
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 2:08pm
Ayreon - The Human Equation

 My favorite album of all time, by most likely my favorite artist of all time, so it's a no-brainer.

Dream Theater - The Astonishing 

The super controversial pick, LOL But yeah, I still love it, and listen to it every once in a while. It's one of those albums I'll put it on when I want a super cheesy, lengthy concept album, and it probably is still my favorite of theirs.

Ensiferum - From Afar

I'd want at least one album where harsh vocals are driving force, so I'll go with this, my favorite folk/melodeath/power/symphonic metal hybrid album of all time LOL But seriously, I love all their albums, and this one just barely edges out the rest.

Epica - The Quantum Enigma

My favorite symphonic metal album of all time, especially the title track, so if I want something super epic, with fantastic female vocals, it would be my go to album.

Fear Factory - Demanufacture

A bit of an oddball pick, but they were one of the first bands that got me into metal, particularly the more extreme side of it, and I still consider them one of my all time favorites, with this album in particular being my favorite of theirs. 

Freedom Call - Master of Light

This ridiculously cheesy band always cheers me up, and are one of my most listened to bands of all time, with this in particular being my favorite, so I'll put it on the list.

Iron Maiden - Powerslave

I wouldn't feel right not picking one of their albums, so I'll with this one, since it very slightly edges out Seventh Son and Number of the Beast to be my personal favorite of theirs.

Sabaton - Heroes

Another one of my most listened to bands of all time, who pretty much have to be here, so I'll go with my most played albums of theirs, which I still listen to frequently and consider one of the most addictive albums of all time. 

Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape

I think Tiara may edge it out slightly as far as overall preference, but if I'm gonna be limited to only ever listening to 10 albums for the rest of my life, I'm going to need some non-concept albums, with strong individual tracks, so I'm picking this one. The 30 minute title track is probably my second favorite epic length track of all time (behind only The Voyage, of course), but all other tracks are also fantastic in their own way.

Timeless Miracle - Into the Enchanted Chamber

My favorite album within my favorite genre, and one I still listen to quite consistently and never get tired of, especially The Voyage Clap




Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 4:38pm
If I was stuck in a real situation like this I'd go for compilations - the first four Speed Kills, Monsters of Death, Thrash The Wall, Punk-O-Rama, Survival of the Fattest, Grindcrusher, and At Death's door. However, since we're doing studio albums...

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
There's gotta be Maiden

Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Megadeth - So Far, So Good...So What!
Slayer - South of Heaven
Anthrax - Persistence of Time
I can't escape the Big Four - I was a thrash kid. I might be tempted to swap Megadeth for Exodus if I was really pushed.

Macabre - Dahmer
There's so much great death metal out there, but very little of it quite so darkly humorous. And I could listen to this album on loop very easily.

NOFX - Coaster
My all time favourite band. Gotta have something in there. Not as hard or as edgy as some of their earlier albums, but this is more introspective and thought-provoking. And there's a song about Iron Maiden.

Carcass - Necroticism
I like this better than the melodic stuff, and it's a more sensible listen than the earlier stuff.

Entombed - Clandestine
I just love the guitar sound here. There's no LG on vocals here and they are really a studio construct, but that doesn't matter.

Regurgitate - Carnivorous Erection
Total stupid reckless out of control gory porn-y goodness! And a thoroughly obscene but hilarious album cover...


Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:

If I was stuck in a real situation like this I'd go for compilations - the first four Speed Kills, Monsters of Death, Thrash The Wall, Punk-O-Rama, Survival of the Fattest, Grindcrusher, and At Death's door. However, since we're doing studio albums...

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
There's gotta be Maiden

Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Megadeth - So Far, So Good...So What!
Slayer - South of Heaven
Anthrax - Persistence of Time
I can't escape the Big Four - I was a thrash kid. I might be tempted to swap Megadeth for Exodus if I was really pushed.

Macabre - Dahmer
There's so much great death metal out there, but very little of it quite so darkly humorous. And I could listen to this album on loop very easily.

NOFX - Coaster
My all time favourite band. Gotta have something in there. Not as hard or as edgy as some of their earlier albums, but this is more introspective and thought-provoking. And there's a song about Iron Maiden.

Carcass - Necroticism
I like this better than the melodic stuff, and it's a more sensible listen than the earlier stuff.

Entombed - Clandestine
I just love the guitar sound here. There's no LG on vocals here and they are really a studio construct, but that doesn't matter.

Regurgitate - Carnivorous Erection
Total stupid reckless out of control gory porn-y goodness! And a thoroughly obscene but hilarious album cover...



Never had you down as a NOFX fan Patrick. They're high up on my list of bands I've yet to see live. Favourite album for me goes to Heavy Petting Zoo or White Trash...

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Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2022 at 6:39pm
I really got into that sort of pop punk in the mid-90s when I got a bit bored with metal.

Saw NOFX live on the Pet Your Zoo tour. we were the last show on the tour, and Fat Mike was sick with flu, but they put on a hell of a good show. I had a stage diver land on my head that night. All good fun!Big smile


Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2022 at 12:26am
Originally posted by Vim Fuego Vim Fuego wrote:

I really got into that sort of pop punk in the mid-90s when I got a bit bored with metal.

Saw NOFX live on the Pet Your Zoo tour. we were the last show on the tour, and Fat Mike was sick with flu, but they put on a hell of a good show. I had a stage diver land on my head that night. All good fun!Big smile


I love the rougher side of pop punk too. Are you familiar with Descendents? Highly influential on the 90s skate punk scene but are criminally unknown. Their 1996 album Everything Sucks is the perfect blend of hardcore and pop punk.

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2022 at 1:31am
I´ll skip anything which isn´t metal to keep things on topic:

1. Atheist - Unquestianable Presence.

I can listen to that album every day all day, and I always seem to hear something I haven´t noticed before plus the sheer power and craziness of the playing blow me away everytime. Definitely a favorite album of mine.

2 . Psychotic Waltz - Into the Everflow.

I don´t listen to as much Psychotic Waltz as I used to but this one is still one of the most brilliant albums I have ever listened to, and I adore it.

3. Slayer - Reing in Blood.

It´s always been a favorite and it´s just amazing in all it´s relentless aggression and mean hooks.

4. Metallica - Master of Puppets.

Metallica meant a lot to me and the way I learned to listen to metal, and this album is just killer all the way through.

5. Nevermore - The Politics of Ecstasy.

Huge, epic, sharp, brutal, aggresive, melodic, sci-fi influenced. I love how Nevermore always combined the brutal aggression of thrash with the epic and melodic parts of US power. I could have picked other Nevermore albums too, but this one is extra cold and brutal, and I just find it a great album.

6. Demolition Hammer - Tortured Existence.

From the first time I listened to Tortured Existence I was in love with the vocals, the aggression, the energy, the lyrics, the guitar solos...just everyting about this album speaks to me. The production is not the best, but somehow even that ends up suiting the remaining parts of the album.

7. Morgoth - Odium.

A lot of people will probably wonder about this one, but I think it´s a brilliant and quite unique sounding death metal release (with thrash and industrial elements). The desperate and sad post-apocalyptic atmosphere of the album speaks to me.

8. King Diamond - Abigail.

I´m a huge Mercyful Fate/King Diamond fan and Abigail has always stood to me as the crowning achievement of King Diamond. Absolutely brilliant.

9. Voivod - Nothingface.

I could have piched other Voivod albums too, but I always felt that Nothingface was their most unique album. Nothing in the world sounds even remotely like Nothingface...

10. Type O Negative - October Rust.

This one was hard to chose as I like all Type O Negative albums, but October Rust brings back memories of my youth and it´s a massive album featuring some of the band´s most melodic and intriguing material.

...damn I realise I could have picked so many other releases, but since I only got the chance to present 10, I guess the picks above are pretty valid.


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Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2022 at 3:50am
My varied taste will not allow for metal-exclusive list but in no particular order and with profuse apologies to the stacks of albums which didn't make the list despite being equally worthy......

 

Mastodon – Crack the Skye

This was the album that got me into the band and is the one I return to most although I love all their early work and somewhat enjoy their more recent releases.  For me, Crack the Skye has a perfect balance of heavy riffs, progressive structures with a touch of psychedelia and is one of my all-time favourite albums.

 

Crowbar – Sonic Excess in it’s Purest Form

The ultimate journey into the depths of soul crushing sludge – enough said.

 

Flourishing – The Sum of All Fossils

I have only discovered this fantastically crazy mix of Gorguts-esque technical death, sludge and industrial metal recently, but I cannot stop listening to it so going to chuck it in here hoping others will check it out.  As much as I love tech death in general, this album possesses a certain charm that other albums lack.  The structure ebbs and flows, keeping things interesting from start to finish every time I listen – this is the best tech death album you’ve never heard.

 

Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

No list would be complete without a Maiden album and my pick must be this.  A complete delight without fail every time and has some of my favourite riffs of all time.  Classic, timeless and will never fail to please.

 

Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me

Possibly my favourite album ever – equally noisy and emotive and genre defining.  Mascis displays an insane ability to nail every solo while still making it sound like a jam.  Not everyone’s poison but my list would be horribly incomplete without it

 

Descendents – Everything Sucks

Starting out as a hardcore punk act in the early 80s, Descendents proved to be majorly influential on the 90s punk scene.  By the mid 1990s, they had taken some influence back from that some movement and produced this outstanding blend of melodic hardcore and pop/skate punk.  The musicianship on all fronts is incredible with shoutouts to bassist and also the machine of a drummer Bill Stevenson who also performed on classic Black Flag albums such  “My War” and “Slip It In”



Blink-182 – Dude Ranch

I imagine this selection might generate some sneers but it’s another of my all-time favourites.  It’s a far cry from the overproduced glossy pop music they would become known for a few years later.  Rough, riffy and punky and for me, it will always be a massive nostalgia trip.  I will never tire of it.

 

Stereolab – Dots and Loops

I never would have thought this avant-pop band would be mentioned on this site but it makes my list no questions asked.  If anyone has an inkling to check out some experimental lounge mixed with jazzy post-rock and exotica overlain with beautifully hypnotic female French vocals – this is certainly the place to visit.

 

Genesis – Selling England by the Pound

The finest symphonic prog album in my book.  A complete blast to listen to from start to finish with Peter Gabriel still very much at the forefront and Phil Collins at his rightful place behind the kit (although he does perform lead vocals on one track).  A true masterpiece of progressive rock.

 

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

A bit of a cop out here with such a widely revered album but it undeniably deserves a place - flawlessly structured and textured throughout and an entrancing journey through sound.  The final 6-7 minutes of the last track are amongst the most beautiful musical compositions I have ever heard.



As requested, I have created a list challenge - my first ever published list:

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Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2022 at 3:29pm
I've found this very difficult as my favourite records change daily. When thinking about what records I always go back to, it's often those I grew up with. Makes for a pretty safe list unfortunately. For this list I've avoided prog (will struggle without it) and punk (a huge part of my listening life). Anyway, these are my all-time favourite albums in absolutely no particular order:

Queen - Had to have at least one Queen album and II is a great album. It would have to be the extended version that contains the superb See What a Fool I've Been - brilliantly camp and heavy :-)

Judas Priest - Lots to choose from but went with Stained Class. Who could be without Beyond The Realms of Death.

Iron Maiden - Powerslave. Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner.

Metallica - God these are difficult. Gone with Master of Puppets but could be either of the releases either side of this.

Anthrax - Have a pile of Anthrax records but Among The Living (and Spreading the Disease) is a favourite.

Rainbow - Love 'em all but has to be Rising.

Opeth - Love the later stuff but Still Life gets the most plays.

Sanctuary - Refuse Denied. Bought this when it came out without having heard anything of them (no internet back then) and loved it.

Black Sabbath - I'd love to keep all of them up to Dehumanizer but I'll settle for Paranoid.

Crowbar - had to have one sludge album here and why not Broken Glass. Great album.



Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2022 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by BitterJalapeno BitterJalapeno wrote:


Descendents – Everything Sucks

Starting out as a hardcore punk act in the early 80s, Descendents proved to be majorly influential on the 90s punk scene.  By the mid 1990s, they had taken some influence back from that some movement and produced this outstanding blend of melodic hardcore and pop/skate punk.  The musicianship on all fronts is incredible with shoutouts to bassist and also the machine of a drummer Bill Stevenson who also performed on classic Black Flag albums such  “My War” and “Slip It In”



Blink-182 – Dude Ranch

I imagine this selection might generate some sneers but it’s another of my all-time favourites.  It’s a far cry from the overproduced glossy pop music they would become known for a few years later.  Rough, riffy and punky and for me, it will always be a massive nostalgia trip.  I will never tire of it.

 


https://www.listchallenges.com/if-bitterjalapeno-could-only-listen-to-10-albums


Nice!


Posted By: 666sharon666
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 5:28am
I'm going to try to get the most diverse list possible to my tastes.

I'll need an Iron Maiden album to start with.



Then I'd need some black metal and no better place to start than a band that has always been important to me:



For death metal I think it would have to be a Nile album:



For thrash I can't go wrong with Metallica. This one is close, but I've got to go for Master of Puppets.



For prog there's temptation for something more traditional, but Opeth wins out.



For power metal it could come down to a lot of bands, but I think Blind Guardian has to take it. 



For something symphonic I'd be tempted toward a couple of other bands, but for long term staying power I can't beat Epica.



For doom metal there are probably more famous bands I could pick, but for an album that always hits the spot for me it has to be Avatarium's debut.



For folk metal, it's between Cruachan and Arkona. But I have played this album from Cruachan more.



I cannot cover every genre in ten albums, so I'm going to give my final slot to something non-metal, albeit a band who is on this site and did eventually start playing metal:



I put mine on LC:

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Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 6:22am
^Some great picks there Nicole.

I have heard 5 from your 10 (the first five).


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Posted By: 666sharon666
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 7:05am
^ 3 for me on yours. 


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 1:29pm
I tried, but even limiting it to just metal came up with about 30 albums


Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 3:25pm
^Yeah there's tons of albums I feel I've shafted by not including them. I've just realised I don't have any Steely Dan on mine...

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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2022 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I tried, but even limiting it to just metal came up with about 30 albums

Same, I just couldn't do it. I could maybe do 10 for metal, 10 for electronic, 10 for hip hop, 10 for other if I forced myself.


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2022 at 1:07am
Originally posted by BitterJalapeno BitterJalapeno wrote:

^Yeah there's tons of albums I feel I've shafted by not including them. I've just realised I don't have any Steely Dan on mine...

I know what you mean. After I did mine, I first realised that I didn't have Wuthering Heights - Far From the Madding Crowd which is why I had to add it as a honourable mention. But I think it really should have been there.

Also I realised I didn't put a single black metal album on mine, which is quite an omission as I tend to credit black metal as my favourite sub-genre. The thing is most of my favourite band's play other genres.

If I were to do it again (somewhat defeats the point of the exercise so I'll stand by what I came up with the first time) I'd probably try to do it the way Nicole did and limit myself to one album per sub-genre as well. Then I'd cover more than the five that I did. Picking one black metal album would be hard though. Death metal on the other hand I wouldn't have to think about and thrash would be just two albums down to the wire.  


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2022 at 1:08am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I tried, but even limiting it to just metal came up with about 30 albums

Same, I just couldn't do it. I could maybe do 10 for metal, 10 for electronic, 10 for hip hop, 10 for other if I forced myself.

Well the idea was for it to not be easy. Wink

Maybe do the ten for metal, seeing as we're on a metal site. 


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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2022 at 11:07am
Okay, limiting it to metal:

Clutch - The Elephant Riders
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Korn - Issues
Godflesh - Songs of Love and Hate
Judas Priest - Point of Entry
Powerman 5000 - Mega!! Kung Fu Radio
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Buffalo - Volcanic Rock
Limp Bizkit - Significant Other


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Posted By: Thresh
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2022 at 4:12pm
I'm new here, trying to discover some more metal. I unfortunately don't have enough metal experience to list my 10 all time greatest metal albums. So, I'll just go with my general picks.

-- The Blueprint Dives (2003) - Extol 
(Melodic Death Prog)

"My favorite metal band is Extol. Although I do love Mastodon and Fleshkiller, they didn't make the cut. Extol hits that sweet spot of melodic elements, with a smart, extreme edge. Their very different (Technical Thrash) album, entitled "Synergy," is a close second for me. I'm always looking for more metal suggestions, and I've been listening to the band Atheist (good stuff) since I've been reading this thread." 

-- OK Computer (1997) - Radiohead 
(Experimental Art Rock)

"This music is an acquired taste, but who am I kidding, metalheads should be able to weather that particular storm. Beautiful, haunting vocals, and excellent song writing -- this is the most masterful and interesting music I've ever heard."

-- Final Fantasy VII OST (1997) - Nobuo Uematsu 
(Orchestral/Electronic)

"I understand if you don't play video games, it may be hard to stomach the old PSOne synthesizer, but this music is otherworldly good. There is an abundance of adaptations into proper, live orchestral pieces, if one is so inclined to seek those out and listen. The 'Chrono Trigger OST' gets a honorable mention for being the greatest game soundtrack of all time, but this album is my personal favorite due to the generally darker, more ominous tone."

-- Blackwater Park (2001) - Opeth
(Death Prog)

"I'm sure everyone will know this one. This and 'Ghost Reveries' are really nice places I love to revisit from time to time."

-- Songs for the Deaf (2002) - Queens of the Stone Age 
(Alt Stoner Rock)

"Although I value '...Like Clockwork' very highly, this album is the quintessential one from Queens. Warm, edgy, alt rock that drowns out other noise, from one of my favorite bands."

-- Beyond Nature (1991) - Phil Keaggy
(Instrumental Acoustic Guitar)

"The only album proven to instantly put me at ease. Tames the savage woman as well."

-- Much Afraid  (1997) - Jars of Clay 
(Easy Pop Rock)

"More on the deeper sounding, pop side of things, this album holds a special place in my heart when friends were scarce. Great atmosphere and mood on this one."

-- Silence (2002) - Blindside 
(Djent Hard Rock)

"This is not an artsy or 'deep' band. Their songs aren't even that remarkable or memorable. It's mostly that the lead singer has a superb voice (and scream) that goes well with the hard rock. Solid rock album, without a low point."

-- Tiny Music (1996) - Stone Temple Pilots (Grunge)

"Scott Weiland sounds like an entirely different singer on this album. He's probably my favorite singer of all time. And this album has quite the variety to it, making it so much more than just another grunge pop album, in my eyes."

-- Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do (2003) - Reliant K 
(Lighthearted Energetic Punk Rock)

"Nothing too deep here; this band is simply a whole lot of fun. It's hard to be in a bad mood listening to these guys."


Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2022 at 4:31pm
^Welcome to MMA Thresh

Some great picks - I love OK Computer, Songs for the Deaf and Blackwater Park too.

There's endless metal and heavy alternative rock to explore here. Going through the charts for different sub-genre is a great way to start diving into something new. Have a blast!




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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2022 at 6:51pm
Welcome! Love those QotSA and STP albums, Tiny Music has grown on me a lot over the years and now I love it as much as their other 90's albums. Been meaning to check out Blindside.

If you're liking Atheist, a couple good albums to check out would be Hexx Morbid Reality and Disharmonic Orchestra Not to Be Undimensional Conscious:






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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2022 at 9:05pm
If i only had ten albums to listen to then i would choose death.


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Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 4:16am
^Yeah, it would be extremely depressing

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Star baby, did you deep fry a piece of the Great Barrier Reef?


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 4:45am
Well luckily it's a hypothetical question. 

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Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 5:23am
I don't even remember a time when I had only 10 albums to listen to. Age 13, maybe 14? Pre-metal days for sure!


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 5:54am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Welcome! Love those QotSA and STP albums, Tiny Music has grown on me a lot over the years and now I love it as much as their other 90's albums. Been meaning to check out Blindside.

If you're liking Atheist, a couple good albums to check out would be Hexx Morbid Reality and Disharmonic Orchestra Not to Be Undimensional Conscious:






I can also highly recommend Hellwitch - Syzygial Miscreancy, which feature a similar style and sound to Atheist´s debut album "Piece of Time".
HELLWITCH - Syzygial Miscreancy cover
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/hellwitch/syzygial-miscreancy



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Posted By: BitterJalapeno
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 6:00am
^ One of the first CDs I bought with my own money was the single of "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy

I was 10 years old and thankfully, I discovered decent music not long after

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 6:03am
I remember the time when I was able to carry around the few vinyls I owned. Some of the first ones were Metallica - ...and Justice for All, Slayer - Live Undead, and Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time, and I seem to remember that Kreator - Pleasure to Kill was one of my first purchases too.


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2022 at 8:09am
I took my entire CD collection on holiday to Germany when I was a teen. And came home with more than I left with. 

Only had a fraction of what I own now all these years later. Also don't own a lot that I had then as I was still discovering myself musically. I had a few false starts before really getting onto heavy rock and metal. 


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