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GMD Poll: Top 10 Metal Albums of 1983

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. HamburgerBoy

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    Melissa was pretty much the definition of masturbatory for its time. Over-the-top showy vocals, riffs piled on riffs just to show they can, lots of fancy shredding guitar, Mercyful Fate was basically the exact kind of thing that led to the creation of an album Master of Puppets.

    I have no idea how a song like Jump in the Fire or Seek & Destroy doesn't get caught in a person's head after just a few listens btw.
     
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    the last three songs are more or less a similar standard IMO and there arguably isn't a single mediocre tune (ok maybe the bass solo), but yeah, the peaks are a little mild and they're already at the point of songs not quite justifying their length (which of course becomes more of a problem later). i'll always take an ambitious, intermittently great mess like, say, ...AJFA over an album like that, but 'tis high quality comfort food for me.

    and yeah, MELISSA has incredible musicianship and attitude, but it feels more geared toward showcasing that with as much flamboyance and shooed in riffage as possible, rather than sustaining a dreamy/epic feeling the way the more natural, fluid DBtO does. there's plenty of overlap between the two albums but the sensibility of MELISSA seems more in line with balls-out spontaneous guitar rock whereas DBtO is more in line with mid-'80s epics. even if MELISSA is the more crazy or heavy or badass album, OATH is the one that transports me and moves me a lot more frequently.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Maybe I'm thinking of "masturbatory" in a different sense.

    Melissa is a tight 40 minutes long and as flashy and cocky as it might be in the areas you mentioned, at least it doesn't overstay it's welcome or have any fat to trim, whereas Master of Puppets is roughly 55 minutes long and many of the tracks could really do with some trimming, it meanders quite a bit.
     
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    Battery is the only overlong song on Puppets, and it probably needs no more than a minute cut from it.
     
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    The album is nearly an hour long and it doesn't need to be. Whether that means you trim songs or remove a few songs, I just happen to think a thrash metal album with three 8 minute songs (one is an instrumental) and the shortest song being roughly 5 minutes long is rather masturbatory and hedonistic, were they unable to help themselves in the studio?
     
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    >not realizing masturbation and hedonism provide the only purpose in life
    What a cuck.
     
  7. CiG

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    Cuckoldism is a form of hedonism that people masturbate about though.
     
  8. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Disposable Heroes is the definition of overlong.
     
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    Disposable Heroes is a minimalist thrash metal masterpiece that uses repetition to perfect artistic effect.
     
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    Master of Puppets is a masterpiece.
    Melissa is a masterpiece.
    Kill 'em All is a masterpiece.

    What the fuck is this stupid thread on about?
     
  11. CiG

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    Diversity of opinion, it seems.

    I don't feel Master of Puppets is a masterpiece, or even Kill 'em All, but I do think both are great albums. I consider Ride the Lightning to be a masterpiece though.
     
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    The first four albums are total masterpieces and represent some of the very best of metal. Look, whatever bullshit edgelord trend this board is playing on now and whatever stupid shit the band has done doesn't take away that fact.... err... opinion.
     
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    Not sure what edgelords have to do with this. I just disagree, they're not masterpieces in my opinion.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Edgelord is at best a faggy 4chan buzzword. I'm so burnt out on Metallica I just can't bring myself to willingly listen to them.
     
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    ya, my favorite metallica tune next to Dyers Eve...I think
     
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    Edgelords:

    "Metallica was mediocre at best"
    "The Chasm is the best band ever"
    "Anything other than early 90's lo-fi black metal is shit"
    Any statement concerning Meshuggah, Dream Theater, or Arch from Fates Warning.
    etc.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I believe what you're looking for is "in crowd"

    What you're referring to there (at least partly) is the bestial goatnekkkro total death SS type. They really don't exist on this board.
     
  18. CiG

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    This has now become much more idiotic than the previous Metallica conversation, cheers @alex76.
     
  19. Phylactery

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    No, MoP is mediocre at best.

    Yes.


    No. But early 90s black metal is amongst the pinnacle of the metal genre.
     
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