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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
METALLICA - Metallica Heavy 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
DEEP PURPLE - Burn Hard Rock

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Thrash Metal 417 4.06
2 Hard Rock 408 3.69
3 Heavy Metal 387 3.99
4 Alternative Metal 218 3.74
5 Non-Metal 192 3.31
6 Industrial Metal 156 3.82
7 Nu Metal 151 3.98
8 Death Metal 129 3.83
9 Progressive Metal 110 2.95
10 Stoner Metal 110 4.00
11 Heavy Alternative Rock 109 3.48
12 Groove Metal 88 3.79
13 Power Metal 84 3.72
14 Funk Metal 80 4.04
15 Proto-Metal 78 3.37
16 Metal Related 69 3.40
17 US Power Metal 68 4.03
18 Glam Metal 62 3.99
19 NWoBHM 60 4.17
20 Sludge Metal 54 4.19
21 Stoner Rock 50 4.13
22 Crossover Thrash 48 3.93
23 Black Metal 47 3.53
24 Hardcore Punk 45 3.21
25 Metalcore 44 3.69
26 Speed Metal 37 3.80
27 Rap Metal 37 3.62
28 Technical Thrash Metal 36 3.88
29 Melodic Death Metal 36 3.21
30 Heavy Psych 34 4.00
31 Folk Metal 31 3.98
32 Traditional Doom Metal 29 4.02
33 Melodic Metalcore 28 3.55
34 Doom Metal 25 3.70
35 Avant-garde Metal 25 3.44
36 Technical Death Metal 25 3.44
37 Symphonic Metal 16 3.53
38 Neoclassical metal 16 3.63
39 Atmospheric Black Metal 12 2.75
40 Death 'n' Roll 12 3.96
41 Gothic Metal 12 3.33
42 Grindcore 12 3.50
43 Melodic Black Metal 11 4.00
44 Brutal Death Metal 11 3.73
45 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 10 3.30
46 Mathcore 10 3.15
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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CLUTCH Clutch

Album · 1995 · Stoner Rock
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Clutch's self-titled album is a fantastic album and great transition from the aggressive sludge metal of their debut to the southern blues metal of The Elephant Riders, mixing both sounds and perfecting both. There's also psychedelic vibes and some great funky rhythms, it basically uses all elements of what Clutch's music has done and would do. Neil Fallon's vocals are still raw and gravelly, yet will sing melodic lines with those vocals as well sometimes a hip hop lyrical flow (Not quite rapping, but it's easy to hear the influence on a song like Texan Book of the Dead). The abstract lyrics are more easily heard, and are just as fantastic as the debut.

Songs like Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw, the bursting with energy Texan Book of the Dead, Escape from the Prison Planet, psychedelic Spacegrass, awesomely titled I Have the Body of John Wilkes Booth, the funky and bluesy swagger of Tight Like That, and sludgy Animal Farm are all absolute favorite Clutch tracks of mine and show off how varied the album is.

MUDVAYNE The End of All Things to Come

Album · 2002 · Nu Metal
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Along with Atheist, Mudvayne is the gold standard when it comes to metal that just happens to be technical with crazy musicianship but is some of the catchiest and most memorable stuff I've ever heard. I love L.D. 50 a whole lot too, but this was the first I heard of Mudvayne and fell in love instantly. The whole album is instantly memorable, but songs like Silenced, Trapped in the Wake of a Dream, (Per)Version of a Truth, Skrying, The Shadow of a Man, and the title track are particular favorites that show a perfect combination of the melodies, hooks, screams, riffs, and rhythmic mastery that define the band.

Chad Gray's vocals are at their best, hitting that perfect balance of screaming, nasally yet melodic vocals, and great subtle touches like the Damage Inc-esque whispers of Silenced. However, Mudvayne's rhythm section is the star of the show, especially bassist Ryan Martinie's unique sound. One of the best metal albums of the 2000's.

JUDAS PRIEST Sin After Sin

Album · 1977 · Heavy Metal
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Probably my favorite 70's Priest album, maybe because in parts it reminds me of Rush's Caress of Steel. The energetic fun heavy metal is at its most energetic and fun with the likes of Starbreaker and Dissident Aggressor, and the summer introspection anthem Last Rose of Summer is the Priest equivalent of Rush's Lakeside Park with its laidback rock perfection. Raw Deal is pure swagger in the vein of their later Killing Machine album. Their heavy metal version of Diamonds and Rust is beautiful and one of the best cover songs out there so much that more people know it as a Priest song than a Joan Baez one, and Here Comes the Tears is intensely and emotionally powerful with one of Halford's absolute finest and touching vocal performances.

BUTTHOLE SURFERS Independent Worm Saloon

Album · 1993 · Non-Metal
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Independent Worm Saloon is a testament to the creativity of the 90's and how you never knew who could've gotten a sampling of success. This is the same band that made one of the most bizarre and dissonant cover songs with American Woman back in '86, made a sludgy and noisy 12-minute opener to an album in '88 that also has an R.E.M. style song but with the lyrics being about seeing a woman fart through an x-ray.

In comparison to much of their previous discography, Independent Worm Saloon IS a bit more straightforward, but for Butthole Surfers that still means it's weirder than most other bands. There's grunge/stoner rock, hardcore punk, noise rock, R.E.M. style alt rock, 70's style heavy metal, and even a borderline thrash song. Opener Who Was in My Room Last Night? is a bonafide classic starting the album off with high energy punky grunge and then goes alt rock with the next two songs. Goofy's Concern is the hardcore, Dog Inside Your Body sounds like the band's version of thrash, Dust Devil is intense, and the melodic and heavy Dancing Fool probably takes place as my favorite.

With production from Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, this sounds like the Butthole Surfers' version of an early 70's metal album but put through a 90's filter with the band's do-whatever-they-want ethos as exemplified by the vomit-sampling closing track of Clean It Up. Classic album that deserves more attention today beyond the opening single.

KORN [untitled]

Album · 2007 · Nu Metal
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Korn always change it up a bit on every album they put out, but Untitled especially sticks out as a particularly unique album within their discography and metal as a whole. I've always loved this album yet had a hard time describing it. It's noisy, it's melodic, it's heavy, it's eclectic, and more.

Songs like Starting Over, Evolution, Hold On, and Ever Be are instant classics with soaring bittersweet melodies, moody keyboards, atmospheric riffs and especially Ever Be's grandiose finale. Killing is a perfect example though of all the places the album will go. The pounding yet off-beat industrial percussion that opens it up reminds me of the Thought Industry song Cornerstone, the melodies and electronic undertones are of 80's goth nature, and the song closes with a blistering pure death metal finish.

and speaking of finish, I Will Protect You is up there with My Gift to You and Dirty as one of the band's best closing tracks. There's a brief bagpipe intro, constant ominous atmosphere, great melodies, crazy percussion, thunderous doom riffing bridge, sci-fi sounding ending, and like Killing another song that shows off the album's mix.

Untitled is like no other album I've heard, and one that defies a lone genre.

Latest Forum Topic Posts

  • Posted 7 hours ago in Greetings
    Glad you liked Candiria as well, haven't gotten around to listening to that Eyehategod album yet, but I will soon.
  • Posted 8 hours ago in R.I.P. Lee Kerslake
    R.I.P., gave us some classic albums.
  • Posted 1 day ago in Greetings
    [QUOTE=BitterJalapeno]I had never heard of either band prior to your comment which is surprising as I am a fan of Steve Brooks' other band - Torche.  I listened to Foor's "Floor" this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you do not know Torche, I would highly recommend the album "Meanderthal".  It is a touch less heavy but has the same vibe of pop tinged sludge.  Many thanks indeed for the recommendation.  I will get some Candiria on later and report back.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I know Torche, though I should definitely listen to more of them. The band Cavity is another great sludge band that featured the other two Floor members, especially recommend the Supercollider album. (no relation to the later Megadeth album)

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