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DIO - Holy Diver Heavy Metal
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KORN - See You on the Other Side Nu Metal
TOOL - Lateralus Progressive Metal
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
TOOL - Ænima Alternative Metal
SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
SOUNDGARDEN - Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS - Dirt Alternative Metal
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QUEENSRŸCHE - Rage For Order Heavy Metal
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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Heavy Metal 464 4.08
2 Thrash Metal 458 4.28
3 Hard Rock 447 3.72
4 Alternative Metal 204 3.79
5 Industrial Metal 183 3.85
6 Non-Metal 181 3.19
7 Death Metal 149 3.94
8 Power Metal 131 3.68
9 Progressive Metal 130 3.07
10 Heavy Alternative Rock 115 3.65
11 Stoner Metal 112 4.26
12 Groove Metal 104 3.74
13 Nu Metal 84 3.57
14 Proto-Metal 81 3.67
15 Funk Metal 78 4.12
16 Glam Metal 60 3.92
17 NWoBHM 60 4.28
18 US Power Metal 60 3.98
19 Metal Related 59 3.52
20 Black Metal 55 3.78
21 Sludge Metal 54 4.42
22 Crossover Thrash 50 4.26
23 Melodic Death Metal 49 3.50
24 Stoner Rock 46 4.18
25 Folk Metal 42 4.00
26 Speed Metal 41 3.95
27 Metalcore 39 3.65
28 Hardcore Punk 39 3.26
29 Technical Thrash Metal 38 4.09
30 Traditional Doom Metal 35 3.80
31 Melodic Metalcore 31 3.47
32 Doom Metal 30 3.80
33 Heavy Psych 29 4.05
34 Technical Death Metal 29 3.53
35 Neoclassical metal 26 3.58
36 Avant-garde Metal 21 3.55
37 Symphonic Metal 20 3.40
38 Brutal Death Metal 19 3.63
39 Atmospheric Black Metal 16 2.78
40 Melodic Black Metal 13 4.19
41 Grindcore 13 3.58
42 Symphonic Black Metal 12 3.38
43 Rap Metal 12 3.13
44 Death 'n' Roll 11 4.00
45 Gothic Metal 11 3.59
46 Mathcore 10 3.00
47 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 9 3.39
48 Deathcore 9 3.17
49 Death-Doom Metal 8 3.31
50 Cybergrind 5 4.10
51 Trance Metal 5 2.60
52 Goregrind 4 3.88
53 Crust Punk 2 3.50
54 Drone Metal 2 1.75
55 Electronicore 2 2.50
56 Funeral Doom Metal 2 4.75
57 Viking Metal 2 3.50
58 Deathgrind 1 4.00

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JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance

Album · 1982 · Heavy Metal
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Judas Priest has so many albums that are among my favorites, and even a couple that are so closely tied with this, but Screaming for Vengeance always comes back to me as their absolute best. It defines 80's heavy metal like no other, the huge drums, blazing riffs, and the vocal siren of Rob Halford who has always and still to this day been the best at both melody and screams. The Hellion/Electric Eye is one of the most classic album openers, and the whole flow of the album from song to song is flawless.

Riding on the Wind suits its title well, Bloodstone has such a great hook, Take These Chains is a great ballad to briefly slow things down. You get Pain and Pleasure before being graced with the spitfire intensity of the title track. You've Got Another Thing Comin' is a hit everyone knows, followed by another slower-paced song with Fever before finally closing with another great hook with Devil's Child. This is what heavy metal's all about.

METALLICA Load

Album · 1996 · Heavy Metal
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I know it's unpopular to love the post-Black Album Metallica releases, but Load shows the band's non-thrash side at it's best. It's true that the country-rock of Mama Said doesn't work, but that's the only weak moment on the whole album. Most of the songs create a great mix of energetic heavy metal and more laidback moments. I remember every song on here, the heavy stomp of King Nothing and Thorn Within, the racing drive of Wasting My Hate, the wandering vibes of Bleeding Me and Until It Sleeps, and the colossal closer of The Outlaw Torn.

It's not even really that much different from it's predecessor, really just with less thrash. If you haven't heard it because of the backlash, give it a try with an open mind.

METALLICA Ride the Lightning

Album · 1984 · Thrash Metal
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As much of a masterpiece as Master of Puppets is, Ride the Lightning is the band's greatest work and one of the greatest pieces of music ever recorded. This entire album works like a symphony, opening up with the immortal beauty of the classical guitar and ending with a long instrumental that takes you to another world. This was also the first Metallica album I ever heard, and I was blown away when I first heard the classical guitar run straight into the crushing barrage of machine-gun riffing that is "Fight Fire with Fire" which perfectly flows right into the striking title track.

Fade to Black is one of metal's finest ballads, For Whom the Bell Tolls starts the trend of the band's heavy stomps like The Thing That Should Not Be. Even the less talked about songs like Trapped Under Ice and Escape are fantastic. Can't get much more classic than this.

MEGADETH Countdown to Extinction

Album · 1992 · Thrash Metal
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Countdown to Extinction was the closest Megadeth got to mainstream success on the level of Metallica, and I've seen this called their Black Album before. A fair comparison I'd say, as both albums have that balance between thrash and regular heavy metal. Thankfully though Countdown to Extinction doesn't have the overplayed singles like Black Album does, making for a fantastic listen throughout.

Sweating Bullets is the most Mustaine song Mustaine ever wrote, Symphony of Destruction and Skin 'O My Teeth are classics. Songs like Foreclosure of a Dream and the title track are great examples of the more melodic side of the band that they would explore more down the line. Finally, Ashes in Your Mouth is one of the band's best deeper cuts, and one of their best songs in general. Total classic album.

MEGADETH So Far, So Good... So What!

Album · 1988 · Thrash Metal
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The only album to rival the pure rage and pissed off fury of the band's own debut. While other thrash bands were getting more technical or beefing up their grooves, Megadeth just went all out aggression, and no song shows that better than Hook in Mouth. The best song to protest the PMRC, and Mustaine's screaming at the end with "I'M NOT A FISH, I'M A MAN. HOOK. IN. MOUUUTH." is a perfect closer to the album and is one of the greatest moments in thrash. Of course the whole albums is full of classics, Set the World Afire in particular. One of the most pissed off sounding albums I've ever heard.

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  • Posted 4 days ago in Xploding Plastix (Non-metal)
    Eh, I don't really care what goes on around here, but yeah I'd suggest changing that rule then. There's no point in having some and excluding others.
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    Xploding Plastix is a Norwegian electronic music duo consisting of Jens Petter Nilsen and Hallvard Wennersberg Hagen (Member of Kvist). They've released three studio albums, with their debut being regarded as a classic of the nu jazz genre. They later went for a more IDM-influenced sound.I'd think they should be on here due to the direct connection to melodic black metal band Kvist.https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/xploding-plastixhttps://www.discogs.com/artist/48385-Xploding-Plastix
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    I don't come around here much anymore, but seeing this I had to mention a bunch of thrash riff heaven albums. Anything to get more people into these awesome bands. Btw, Stone kicks ass!Deathwish:[TUBE]ykoV_-xJ9CI[/TUBE]Jurassic Jade:[TUBE]Pfp8x8fEilo[/TUBE]'Not Creation But Destruction' has one of the greatest riffs ever written.Atomic:[TUBE]ZWO7zKWS9TU[/TUBE]Sacrilege:[TUBE]slhNhyYd7Z4[/TUBE]Holy Moses:[TUBE]2rxUN2C4hGQ[/TUBE]Airdash:[TUBE]fMg7WzdRFvc[/TUBE]

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