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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 120 4.02
2 Heavy Metal 89 3.67
3 Hard Rock 68 3.75
4 Thrash Metal 54 3.60
5 Non-Metal 46 3.50
6 Death Metal 29 3.72
7 Alternative Metal 25 3.76
8 Power Metal 25 3.56
9 Stoner Metal 23 3.67
10 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 21 4.07
11 Technical Death Metal 20 4.00
12 Black Metal 18 3.72
13 Melodic Death Metal 15 4.10
14 Industrial Metal 13 4.08
15 Avant-garde Metal 13 3.73
16 Atmospheric Black Metal 12 3.79
17 Metal Related 12 3.96
18 Heavy Alternative Rock 12 3.08
19 Sludge Metal 12 3.88
20 Proto-Metal 11 4.14
21 Grindcore 11 3.82
22 Doom Metal 11 4.14
23 Mathcore 10 3.75
24 Crossover Thrash 9 3.94
25 Technical Thrash Metal 9 3.94
26 Traditional Doom Metal 9 3.56
27 US Power Metal 8 3.44
28 Folk Metal 8 3.94
29 Gothic Metal 8 3.56
30 Groove Metal 6 3.92
31 NWoBHM 6 3.83
32 Death-Doom Metal 6 3.25
33 Stoner Rock 6 3.58
34 Speed Metal 5 3.70
35 Cybergrind 5 3.60
36 Deathcore 4 3.38
37 Heavy Psych 4 3.75
38 Hardcore Punk 3 3.33
39 Nu Metal 3 2.67
40 Metalcore 3 3.83
41 Brutal Death Metal 3 3.67
42 Crust Punk 2 3.50
43 Death 'n' Roll 2 4.25
44 Funk Metal 2 3.50
45 Melodic Black Metal 1 3.50
46 Funeral Doom Metal 1 3.50
47 Drone Metal 1 4.00
48 Symphonic Black Metal 1 3.00
49 Symphonic Metal 1 3.50
50 War Metal 1 3.50

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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.

SURRA Virou Brasil

EP · 2019 · Crossover Thrash
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Yep, another EP from the brazilian hardcore/crossover thrash band Surra. Despite its short length (not even four minutes), this release shows a much varied sound: the first track is a genuine samba (no bullshit!) with anti-fascist lyrics. The second song is a straightforward hardcore. The very short "Não Entendi" is pure grindcore, no more no less. And, finally, "Caso Isolado" is a fast crossover track.

"Virou Brasil" is another strong EP from these guys, with a hilarious cover art, and works as an appetizer for their next full length, named "Escorrendo Pelo Ralo" (which already have a single). Go on, check it out!

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  • Posted 13 hours ago in Recommend me jazz death metal albums
    I've listened to The Directions of Last Things by Intronaut, excellent album! Still need to check Prehistoricisms, tho.
  • Posted 19 days ago in 2021 so far
    Aaaaaaaaand I've just added it to the database! See and review: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/dordeduh/har
  • Posted 19 days ago in 2021 so far
    ^It's pretty prog enough tho. Good album!


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