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INCUBUS (CA) - Morning View Heavy Alternative Rock
JUDAS PRIEST - Sad Wings Of Destiny Heavy Metal
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JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Killing Machine Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal
KORN - See You on the Other Side Nu Metal
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
TOOL - Ænima Alternative Metal
SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
ALICE IN CHAINS - Facelift Alternative Metal
QUEENSRŸCHE - Rage For Order Heavy Metal
QUEENSRŸCHE - Queensrÿche 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
MASTODON - Blood Mountain Sludge Metal
METAL CHURCH - Metal Church US Power Metal

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Thrash Metal 416 4.10
2 Hard Rock 399 3.69
3 Heavy Metal 399 4.02
4 Alternative Metal 207 3.74
5 Non-Metal 178 3.24
6 Industrial Metal 156 3.86
7 Death Metal 130 3.85
8 Nu Metal 121 3.82
9 Progressive Metal 112 3.00
10 Stoner Metal 109 4.00
11 Heavy Alternative Rock 108 3.47
12 Power Metal 84 3.70
13 Proto-Metal 82 3.40
14 Groove Metal 82 3.70
15 Funk Metal 78 4.07
16 NWoBHM 59 4.18
17 Metal Related 57 3.40
18 Sludge Metal 54 4.24
19 Glam Metal 54 4.01
20 Crossover Thrash 50 3.96
21 US Power Metal 50 3.89
22 Stoner Rock 49 4.12
23 Black Metal 48 3.53
24 Hardcore Punk 44 3.16
25 Speed Metal 37 3.82
26 Melodic Death Metal 36 3.21
27 Metalcore 34 3.57
28 Technical Thrash Metal 33 3.89
29 Heavy Psych 32 3.97
30 Folk Metal 31 3.97
31 Traditional Doom Metal 29 4.05
32 Doom Metal 27 3.70
33 Melodic Metalcore 27 3.50
34 Technical Death Metal 26 3.44
35 Avant-garde Metal 23 3.43
36 Rap Metal 22 3.39
37 Neoclassical metal 16 3.78
38 Symphonic Metal 16 3.53
39 Atmospheric Black Metal 12 2.79
40 Gothic Metal 12 3.33
41 Grindcore 12 3.38
42 Death 'n' Roll 11 3.95
43 Melodic Black Metal 11 4.05
44 Mathcore 10 3.15
45 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 10 3.40
46 Brutal Death Metal 10 3.65
47 Symphonic Black Metal 9 2.67
48 Death-Doom Metal 6 3.08
49 Deathcore 5 3.20
50 Trance Metal 5 2.50
51 Goregrind 4 3.50
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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KORN Follow the Leader

Album · 1998 · Nu Metal
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With Follow the Leader, Korn once again creates a unique album different from the last. In some ways, it does follow the noisier Life is Peachy, but more ideas make it sound like a transitional album. It's On! fittingly opens the album with a great 'jumpdafuckup' banger, and then it's anything goes from there.

Successful singles Got the Life and Freak on a Leash are almost dance metal, bringing to mind certain goth-new wave songs of the 80's, while most of the second half follow a different sound. They mix the screeching and noisy groove of the previous two albums with a moodier and depressive sound that would take complete form on the fantastic album that would follow.

Reclaim My Place, Justin, Seed, My Gift to You, and hidden track cover of Earache My Eye, these all strike that great transitional sound. Seed especially balances a dark Cypress Hill-esque sounding production with a fantastic chorus, perfectly blending crushing heaviness with some of the band's best melodies. My Gift to You sounds like a doom metal song, done in the style that only Korn can do. It's a great finale to the album, before the hidden track. The cover of Earache My Eye has always reminded me of Cathedral with the Korn bass sound, whoever's doing vocals has a similar exuberance to Cathedral's Lee Dorian.

Unfortunately there are a couple songs that I'm not a fan of and feel out of place. Rap metal battle All in the Family and Children of the Korn, the latter with one of the most laughably bad intros I've ever heard, courtesy of Ice Cube. I don't want to spoil it, listen to it yourself and have a good laugh.

While the weakest of Korn's classic 90's albums, it's still an excellent album. Cut out some of the filler, and this would be as fantastic as the rest.

TWISTED SISTER Stay Hungry

Album · 1984 · Heavy Metal
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Twisted Sister are one of those big 80's metal bands that are unfortunately mostly only remembered today for one or two songs, in their case, the hit punk metal anthem that was We're Not Gonna Take It. While a fine song, it doesn't reflect the rest of this album or the majority of Twisted Sister's sound as a whole.

Stay Hungry is a great combination of energetic classic heavy metal and dark yet melodic doom metal. The title track, I Wanna Rock, and S.M.F. belong to the former, while Burn in Hell, Horror-Teria, and The Beast are the latter. I think it hits a perfect balance, makes for a great album of two sides.

My favorites though are the three darker songs, mainly for how great the hooks and melodies are. Burn in Hell has always sounded like it really influenced Anthrax, especially in Dee Snider's vocal performance in the catchy refrain of the 'Hear no evil, see no evil' section. Horror-Teria is one of the most intimidating and disturbing doom metal songs I've heard, but it's got such a great riff, chorus, and powerful ending, that it keeps you listening. Finally, The Beast simply just has such a killer riff, and might be my favorite on the album.

One of 80's heavy metal's great classics.

ANTHRAX Persistence Of Time

Album · 1990 · Thrash Metal
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Persistence of Time, the last Anthrax album to feature Joey Belladonna until 2011's Worship Music, is a great closer to the band's classic lineup. It takes the best of both the all out thrashing of Among the Living and the groovier hooks of State of Euphoria to create a groovy thrash classic.

The Joe Jackson cover Got the Time is probably the biggest hit from the album, and for great reason. It epitomizes the incredibly fun side of Anthrax, often expressed in their covers, and Got the Time almost sounds like a skate punk take on thrash. Belly of the Beast also has a similar vibe, though it's contrasted with a great melodic instrumental Intro to Reality. Blood is some pure groove, and even shows some of the band's influence from hip hop, with my favorite part of the song sounding influenced by the syncopated rhythms and vocal flow of the classics. H8 Red and Keep it in the Family are a couple more of my favorites, melodic, thrashing, and grooving.

Thrash bands would often close their albums with a slower or moodier song, like Metallica with Call of Ktulu of Slayer with Seasons in the Abyss. Anthrax is the opposite, they close the album with the high octane speed of Discharge. While not quite to the whiplash levels of Spreading the Disease's Gung-Ho, it's not far off.

After this, the band would get Armored Saint's John Bush on vocals, and start another row of classic albums and deliver some of the best thrash of the 90's.

ANTHRAX State Of Euphoria

Album · 1988 · Thrash Metal
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I can never choose a favorite Anthrax album, it's different all the time, but State of Euphoria ends up being a consistent choice. It has some of the band's best melodies, hooks, grooves, and the punch makes those grooves that much better. Out of Sight, Out of Mind always finds itself on each of my thrash playlists, and is one of their catchiest songs. The choruses on it, as well as Be All End All, Make Me Laugh, Trust cover Anti-Social, and Misery Loves Company are among their most infectious. Add the fantastic cello opening of Be All End All and therefore the album, as well as perfect Finale, and it's a thrash classic.

State of Euphoria tends to be often criticized for having a weak production compared to the rest of Anthrax's classic albums, but I disagree. It's far from weak, it has a great punch to it like the best thrash productions. The issue is that it's quiet, so you have to turn up the volume more than you normally would. Thankfully the 2018 remaster fixes that (You should do it too for your 1988 album Metallica, put that damn bass in there), so it maintains the punch of the original while being much louder.

ACCEPT Restless and Wild

Album · 1982 · Heavy Metal
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Accept had really found their sound with 1981's Breaker, which displayed an equal amount of speed, melody, heaviness, and even a majestic quality. Restless and Wild continues the classic Accept sound, and ups the ante in certain ways.

Opener Fast as a Shark tricks the listener with its opening of what I'm assuming is some old German folk/polka record before careening into a thrashing barrage that is an equal to Breaker's title track. Flash Rockin' Man is one of the band's best deep cuts, incredibly intense with a fantastic main riff that presents the 80's metal sound at its best. Udo's scream at the end of the song is particularly impressive.

Flash Rockin' Man would be my favorite song on here, if it wasn't for the foreboding yet beautifully melodic Princess of the Dawn. It's a perfect closer, and the chanting-like vocals of the chorus make it an easy stick.

A great second in Accept's excellent five album run from Breaker to Russian Roulette.

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