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INCUBUS (CA) - Morning View Heavy Alternative Rock
JUDAS PRIEST - Sad Wings Of Destiny Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Stained Class Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS - Facelift Alternative Metal
QUEENSRŸCHE - Rage For Order Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Mob Rules Heavy Metal
ANTHRAX - Worship Music Thrash Metal
A PERFECT CIRCLE - Thirteenth Step Heavy Alternative Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Presence Hard Rock
METAL CHURCH - Metal Church US Power Metal
PRIMUS - Tales From the Punchbowl Funk Metal
PRIMUS - The Brown Album Funk Metal
PRIMUS - Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People Funk Metal
THE CULT - Sonic Temple Hard Rock
WHITE ZOMBIE - Astro-Creep: 2000 Industrial Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Sin After Sin Heavy Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Burn Hard Rock

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Thrash Metal 418 4.07
2 Hard Rock 406 3.68
3 Heavy Metal 403 4.00
4 Alternative Metal 217 3.74
5 Non-Metal 187 3.30
6 Industrial Metal 155 3.83
7 Nu Metal 144 3.93
8 Death Metal 129 3.83
9 Stoner Metal 110 4.00
10 Progressive Metal 109 2.93
11 Heavy Alternative Rock 108 3.46
12 Groove Metal 88 3.79
13 Power Metal 84 3.72
14 Funk Metal 79 4.04
15 Proto-Metal 78 3.37
16 NWoBHM 60 4.17
17 Metal Related 58 3.41
18 Glam Metal 57 3.98
19 Sludge Metal 53 4.18
20 US Power Metal 50 3.91
21 Crossover Thrash 50 3.93
22 Stoner Rock 49 4.12
23 Black Metal 47 3.55
24 Hardcore Punk 43 3.17
25 Metalcore 43 3.64
26 Speed Metal 37 3.80
27 Technical Thrash Metal 36 3.88
28 Melodic Death Metal 36 3.21
29 Heavy Psych 34 4.00
30 Folk Metal 31 3.98
31 Traditional Doom Metal 29 4.03
32 Rap Metal 27 3.50
33 Melodic Metalcore 27 3.50
34 Doom Metal 26 3.71
35 Technical Death Metal 25 3.42
36 Avant-garde Metal 24 3.44
37 Symphonic Metal 16 3.56
38 Neoclassical metal 16 3.66
39 Atmospheric Black Metal 12 2.79
40 Death 'n' Roll 12 3.96
41 Gothic Metal 12 3.33
42 Grindcore 12 3.50
43 Melodic Black Metal 11 4.05
44 Mathcore 10 3.15
45 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 10 3.30
46 Brutal Death Metal 10 3.65
47 Symphonic Black Metal 8 2.63
48 Death-Doom Metal 6 3.08
49 Trance Metal 5 2.50
50 Deathcore 4 3.25
51 Goregrind 4 3.63
52 Cybergrind 3 4.00
53 Crust Punk 2 3.00
54 Drone Metal 2 1.75
55 Electronicore 2 2.75
56 Funeral Doom Metal 2 4.75
57 Deathgrind 1 3.50

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OBITUARY Cause of Death

Album · 1990 · Death Metal
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1990 was basically a year for the heavy. More and more bands were finding the importance and extreme effectiveness of a damn good groove to maximize both heaviness and catchiness. Anthrax, Pantera, Slayer, and Testament delivered serious hooks to the thrash world and funk metal was starting to take off. Obituary staked their claim in turning the fast world of death metal into groove world.

Take that monster of Dying, it just immediately demands for headbanging and brings so many good riff hooks in one song before ending in a catchy doom crawl. The cymbal work in the end is a real nice subtle touch. The title track has some fantastic complimenting between the riffs, drums, and great vocal flow. The slow grind of Turned Inside Out is just an instant pump, and still switches up with even more great hooks. Might be my favorite song on here, but they're such fantastic songwriters that it's hard to pick.

It's hard to describe Obituary albums, as they deliver such a pure primal physical reaction to move your body to the cool sounds.

SCORPIONS Taken By Force

Album · 1977 · Heavy Metal
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The peak of late 70's heavy metal, Taken By Force is an oft neglected album compared to the Scorps' 80's classics. I think they had a great run from the debut to Love at First Sting, but this has always been my favorite.

It's a blend of all that makes the band great, and turned up to eleven. I've Got to Be Free and Your Light have a great funky vibe that Uli Jon Roth had a real knack for and would explore further with his later band Electric Sun. We'll Burn the Sky and Born to Touch Your Feelings are two of the band's best ballads, with the end of the latter sounding like they took some influence from fellow German band Eloy.

My absolute favorite is the proto-thrash of He's a Woman, She's a Man, which is a beast with a drilling riff, some of Klaus Meine's most exuberant vocals, and such a hook that keeps it in the mind for days. If that's proto-thrash, The Sails of Charon is straight up neo-classical metal and one of the band's most legendary songs.

Paired with the classic Tokyo Tapes live album, this is German metal heaven.

LIMP BIZKIT Significant Other

Album · 1999 · Nu Metal
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Limp Bizkit is one of those bands that everyone loves to hate, and it was real easy to hop on the bandwagon in my early days of browsing internet music sites before my love of music became what it is now. They went from one of the biggest metal bands of the late 90's/early 00's to one of the most hated, but along with the nu metal revival has come a slow but noticeable reversal of general opinion. I've since given them an actual chance without bias, and Significant Other is a great late 90's metal album.

It's a lot of fun and even funny sometimes, but it's metal, not classical music. It's not supposed to be pretentious or refined, at least not with my tastes. I just want well-written songs with great playing, hooks, and grooves, and Bizkit certainly delivers. Fred Durst's hilariously blunt lyrics just add to the whole badass party vibe of the whole thing. As much as I love lyrical poets like Neil Fallon, Spider One, and Karl Hyde, often a simple commanding performance can be just as good.

The two most memorable songs are definitely the classic singles Nookie and Break Stuff, and they weren't so popular for no reason. Nookie is a perfect combination of the funk metal and hip hop sides of nu metal, and Break Stuff is just a song that has to really be heard. Few songs get me as pumped, there's just so much charisma and personality in Durst's vocals and Wes Borland's riffs have such force. 9 Teen 90 Nine, the pure hip hop of N 2 Gether Now, and Trust? are a few more favorites.

Classic stuff, Jumpdafuckup and have some fun.

BEASTIE BOYS Hello Nasty

Album · 1998 · Non-Metal
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"One two one two, this is just a test"

Hello Nasty is like no other hip hop album I've heard, it's like an exploration in various sounds and samples but always with the Beastie Boys' fun loving attitude. Its got such a busy sound with everything going on, but it's never overwhelming even with the 22 songs on the album.

The Move, Remote Control, Just a Test, Intergalactic, and Putting Shame in Your Game are probably my favorites, Just a Test especially being one of the B-boy's most underrated songs. They've got such great flow, and their rap bravado is contrasted by fantastic moody and ominous samples, and it gives it such a cool sound. The electro-rap of Intergalactic rightfully was the album's biggest hit, and it's impossible to not love the delivery of "let the beat...mmmDRRROP".

One of the strangest parts of the album are the neo-psychedelic songs that are completely devoid of hip hop, though there's a psychedelic element throughout the album. These songs include Song for the Man, Song for Junior, and I Don't Know, and they all fit in and sound great.

Hello Nasty is a bit of a grower, but once it hit, it hit. One of the best of both the B-boy's and hip hop as a whole.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Freaky Styley

Album · 1985 · Non-Metal
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Moving away from the post-punk styling of the debut with funk legend George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic fame at the producer's helm, Freaky Styley shows the Chili Peppers record the closest to a pure funk album they've ever done.

When I think of an ultimate party album, this is one of the first I think of. This funk goes hard, and with the album cover showing the band jumping and flipping around in front of Michelangelo's The Last Judgement, there's still some punk attitude too. Songs like Jungle Man, American Ghost Dance, the title track, Blackeyed Blonde, The Brothers Cup, punky Catholic School Girls Rule, and Yertle the Turtle are all particular favorites of mine. The Brothers Cup and the title track especially, the former with its swaggering bassline and swinging horns and the latter with a unique aggression for funk.

Freaky Styley isn't the party funk metal album that Mother's Milk is, but it is a party funk album. This is funky bass heaven.

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  • Posted 4 days ago in Now -- what are you listening to? V2
    ^I'd recommend checking out their other early albums, the debut, Inside, and Power and the Passion.Now:http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/doom(japan)/human-noise
  • Posted 4 days ago in Now -- what are you listening to? V2
    [QUOTE=adg211288]http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/eloy/floatingI've been drawn to the cover of this for ages so I thought it was about time I actually checked it out. [/QUOTE] Nice, one of my favorites. What'd you think of it?
  • Posted 5 days ago in Now -- what are you listening to? V2
    http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/doom(japan)/incompetent

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