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Old 06-04-03, 08:27 PM
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Best metal album of all time?

What metal album would you nominate as the best of all time? And I'm not talking about the nu-metal crap or that "hair metal" stuff either. Just balls out fast metal!

My nomination:

Metallica - Master of Puppets
Old 06-04-03, 08:30 PM
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SLAYER : REIGN IN BLOOD
Old 06-04-03, 09:14 PM
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a second vote for Master of Puppets.
A close second: Opeth: Blackwater Park
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Add another vote for Slayer's Reign In Blood. The ultimate blend of hardcore and metal... Pure chewing satisfaction since 1986.

In fact, Slayer would probably have 3 or 4 in my personal top 10 metal albums list.... I'm also partial to the early Celtic Frost albums... Morbid Tales and To Mega Therion in particular.

Oh, and Ride The Lightning was Metallica's best album.
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Opeth: Morningrise
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Re: Best metal album of all time?

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What metal album would you nominate as the best of all time? And I'm not talking about the nu-metal crap or that "hair metal" stuff either. Just balls out fast metal!

My nomination:

Metallica - Master of Puppets
There can be no other.

Perfect from beginning to end.
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Have to agree with Master of Puppets with Reign in Blood as a very close second. Its disappointing that these bands seem to have peaked way back in '86 with their third albums.
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Originally posted by Johnny Zhivago
Oh, and Ride The Lightning was Metallica's best album.
No way dude! I like RTL but MOP destroys it imo
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Originally posted by Goat3001
Opeth: Morningrise
that'd be third in my list
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Originally posted by MJKTool
No way dude! I like RTL but MOP destroys it imo
You guys are off Kill Em All was the best Metallica album.
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I wanna add to my list:

Dissection: Storm Of Lights Bane
Emperor: Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Burzum: Burzum
Dark Throne: Transylvanian Hunger
Dark Throne: Blaze In The Northern Sky
Mayhem: Can't recall the name right now but it was one of Mayhems earliest albums.

All of these are black metal classics. IMO every black metal fan must own these cd's.

Iced Earth: Horror Show

-Personal fav. many say that this isn't the best Iced Earth cd but I think its perfect from beginning to end.

At The Gates: Slaughter Of The Soul

-Another personal fav. but I don't know how many will say that Slaughter of the Soul isn't the best At The Gates cd.

This thread isn't complete without mentioning:

Iron Maiden- Any album will do. These guys make amazing metal music.

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I think ...And Justice for all is Metallica's hardest/fastest album. I nominate that one.
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Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengance
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I'm pretty predictable with the bands I nominate, but I tend to have unusual opinions as far as what their best work is...

Justice is my fave from Metallica.

Still Life is Opeth's best IMO.

And Immortal's Sons of Northern Darkness seems to be the only "black metal" I can stand.

But if I had to pick only one, it's all about Pierced From Within by Suffocation. Exactly what death metal should sound like: aggressive, inhuman vocals, blasting drums, shredding guitars - all put together in tracks that are heavy and crazy, but "make sense" as songs (as opposed to a mess of thrown-together riffs).
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I nominate Metallicas ...And Justice for all as well, but the three before it are almost as good in my book.
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Damn...that's a toughie (nice to see all the metal heads here though.)

Let's see, first off, if I was going to say Opeth, their best is definately Morningrise, however, I wouldn't say any of their albums is the best metal album ever...

...damn, this is hard...

...well, I just gotta go with Iron Maiden Piece of Mind.

Runners up:

Metallica 'Master of Puppets'
Devin Townsend 'Ocean Machine (Biomech)'
...and many others.
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Metallica - black album

Sure it's more commercial, but it's still the best.
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Originally posted by Ergyu
I nominate Metallicas ...And Justice for all as well, but the three before it are almost as good in my book.
You know, I could say the same thing to be honest. Justice and Puppets are so close on my all time list. Puppets has Disposable Heroes...but Justice has Blackened! Two amazing, amazing metal albums!
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Laying the foundations.

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not a huge metal guru, but if this is metal, i'd like to nominate it:

Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
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AC/DC - Back in Black

Doesn't really sound like Heavy Metal today but it was called that then. To me, it's one of the greatest rock albums.
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My Top Ten:

1. Metallica - Master of Puppets
2. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
3. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast*
4. Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman**
5. Slayer - South of Heaven
6. Opeth - Blackwater Park
7. Judas Priest - Point of Entry/British Steel/Screaming for Vengeance***
8. Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
9. Sepultura - Roots
10. Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil

* - Actually, Maiden had a great run from "Iron Maiden" to "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son," but I'd place "Number of the Beast" as their #1 definitive disc.

** - I consider these to be one album, split over two releases.

*** - Not so much a single album in this particular run, but I'd pull at least a few tracks off of each to make one album. Tough call. I only wanted to represent one band for each place, with their definitive work.
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It's between ...And Justice For All, and Master of Puppets.
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Megadeth - Rust in Peace
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Justice is my #1 with South of Heaven a close 2nd. Another that I always loved was Among the Living by Anthrax.

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