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How would you rank the classic band's albums?

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  1. Podgie

    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    I'd be interested to see how you guys rate some of the classic bands (studio) albums. I know in some cases it'll be hard to rank 'em (especially when it comes to bands you love everything by!)

    I'll start off with my all time favourite...

    Rust in Peace
    Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
    So Far, So Good... So What!
    Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
    Cryptic Writings
    Countdown to Extinction
    Endgame
    United Abominations
    Youthanasia
    Thirteen
    The System Has Failed
    The World Needs a Hero
    Risk
    Super Collider
     
  2. Snyde

    Snyde Morph Manipulator

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    I never listened Megadeth's entire discography. So instead I'm going to do this with Death.

    This is going to be tough...



    Spiritual Healing - Every song here is a classic. 45 minutes of brilliance. 10/10.

    Human - See above. But it's only 35 minutes... Yes, that's the only reason it's behind SH.

    Leprosy - Really breaks my heart to see this in 3rd place. I feel like it loses steam toward the end.

    Symbolic - I don't like Perennial Quest. Sorry. It kinda bores me. BTW, this album would still get a score above 90/100.

    Individual Thought Patterns - Again, this albums is freaking great but it's a bit less great the ones above it. Trapped in a Corner tho... God damn, son...

    Sound of Perseverance - I just couldn't put this anywhere but here. Songs get kinda long, Chuck's voice is kinda too high pitched. Still love it. Just not as much as everything else, except...

    Scream Bloody Gore - Lack of polish puts this one on the bottom. There's some great riffs to be found here. Eviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil... DEAD
     
  3. Podgie

    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Mine would probably look like this,

    Human
    Individual Thought Patterns
    Spiritual Healing
    Symbolic
    Scream Bloody Gore
    Leprosy
    The Sound of Perseverance

    Though I'm pretty each one has been my favourite at some point or another...
     
  4. I-TEND-TO-DIE

    I-TEND-TO-DIE leave this world behind

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    What do you mean by classic bands? Older Metal bands from the 80's in general or just random stuff?

    Well I couldn't say it about Megadeth. Haven't listened to em for longer.

    But I'd say Rust In Peace, Peace Sells.., Countdown to Extinction are really one of my favorites (I guess) also like albums like Youthanasia and esp. Cryptic Writings alot!

    About Death I'd say Leprosy and The Sound of Perseverance are probably my 'over favorites' but it's difficult. Death are such amazing, unique band - almost every album is just pure genius.
    Chuck Schuldiner wasn't from this earth.

    I'd go like that:

    Leprosy (probably the best DM album ever written)
    The Sound of Perseverance (the guitar work is just uncomparable)
    Human
    Spiritual Healing
    Symbolic
    Individual Thought Patterns
    Scream Bloody Gore

    each one is great.

    So if it isn't about certain albums in particular I'd also mention Despair for example. If not then ignore this post ;) They're rather obscure but I dig em alot at the time. Very underrated great german Technical thrash.
    My favorites:

    Decay of Humanity
    Beyond all Reason
    History of Hate


    another "classic" band. I think I could rate Kreator's discography (except the live albums) the best:

    Pleasure To Kill
    Terrible Certainty
    Coma of Souls
    Cause For Conflict
    Violent Revolution
    Enemy of God
    Phantom Antichrist


    too many bands...
     
  5. Podgie

    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Not just the 80s bands... any band you consider a classic act within their genre I guess. Death, Cannibal Corpse... Slayer, Metallica... Candlemass, My Dying Bride... Stratovarius, Blind Guardian... etc etc.
     
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    If I were to use Annihilator as an example...

    Never Neverland
    Alice In Hell
    King Of the Kill
    Set The World On Fire
    Schizo Deluxe

    Any albums not mentioned (Feast, s/t, All For You) I've probably rate either equally or I haven't listened to them as much. The above five are definite rankings.
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Set the World on Fire
    Never, Neverland
    Alice in Hell
    King of the Kill
    Schizo Deluxe
    Criteria for a Black Widow
    Refresh the Demon
    Carnival Diablos
    Annihilator
    Metal
    All for You
    Waking the Fury
    Remains

    ...and I really need to listen to Feast a few more times before I can place it. Probably stands between Carnival... and Annihilator at the moment though.
     
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    Keenan Crippling Self Doubt

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    I'll do two.

    Strapping Young Lad :

    City
    Alien
    The New Black
    SYL
    Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing


    Coroner :

    Mental Vortex
    No More Color
    Punishment for Decadence
    R.I.P.
    Grin
    Coroner (If that even counts)


    As for the stuff mentioned above, I can't really do Megadeth because I don't own all their albums, and I've never actually listened to Annihilator. Like, ever.
     
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    I can't really do Annihilator past the first 4 albums, since it was all just a cavalcade of average to shit albums after that.

    What I can do is Coroner:

    No More Color - Can't top this. Ever.
    Mental Vortex - They tried really hard, though.
    Punishment for Decadence - "Your house needs to be put in order, too."
    R.I.P. - The production on this is pretty terrible.
    Grin - This one is a different beast altogether. It almost doesn't belong in the same discography as all the others...
    Coroner - Not even 30 minutes of new music. But what's in it is pretty good.

    And... Sadus, sure, why not:

    Swallowed in Black - *headbangs*
    Elements of Anger - This album pisses me off. I like it way too much.
    Illusions/Chemical Exposure - *heabangs again*
    A Vision of Misery - This one always seemed kinda dry to me.
    Out For Blood - There were some comebacks that just didn't need to happen...
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    Megadeth:
    Rust in Peace
    Peace Sells
    Countdown to Extinction
    United Abominations
    Killing is My Business
    The System Has Failed
    So Far....
    Cryptic Writings
    Youthanasia
    Endgame
    13
    Super Collider

    I'm sure I left a few out
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Good list man! Lovin' your love for United Abominations. A lot of people hate(ed) on that didn't they but it's so good! Sleepwalker is a great opening and I remember being really into Washington Is Next! straight away. And obviously we agree on #1 ;)

    The ones you missed were The World Needs a Hero (which were 3rd from bottom on my list, but I feel's a worthy mention 'cause of the cool beginning of the album, the fact I always get "Moto Psycho" stuck in my head for hours... and the fucking hilarious "1000 Times Goodbye", oh my god. That, and Risk... so :wave:

    Anyway

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    Train of Thought
    Images and Words
    Awake
    Systematic Chaos
    Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
    A Dramatic Turn of Events
    Dream Theater
    Octavarium
    Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    Black Clouds & Silver Linings

    Got to come clean, with it being Dream Theater, I haven't listened to the other two albums enough to list.
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    United Abominations is underrated by a lot of fans. Rust in Peace might be the best thrash metal ever..definitely one of my top three.

    Overkill:
    The Years of Decay
    Under the Influence
    Feel the Fire
    Taking Over
    Ironbound
    The Electric Age
    Immortalis
    Horrorscope
    Necroshine
    RelixIV

    Sepultura
    Beneath the Remains
    Schizophrenia
    Arise
    Chaos A.D.
    Dante XXI
    Nation
    Against
    Roorback
    A-Lex
    Kairos
    Roots
     
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    I-TEND-TO-DIE leave this world behind

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    that's cool. I thought it's only about the "well known" bands ;)
    I'd go with Slayer as next:

    Hell Awaits (still their best album. A blast everytime)
    Show No Mercy (One of my definitive favorites by Slayer)
    South of Heaven (classic album. Excellent tempo changes and high level of technical diversity)
    Reign In Blood (ANGEL OF DEATH!!)
    Seasons In the Abyss (my ex-favorite album)
    Divine Intervention
    Christ Illusion
    World Painted Blood
    Diabolus In Musica
    ....God Hates Us all (I consider that utter crap album as 'never happened')


    Another classic band which discography I know pretty well.

    Testament favorites:

    Souls of Black (my alltime favorite)
    The New Order
    The Legacy
    Low
    The Ritual (that album is definitly underrated. Great melo-Thrash)
    Practice What you Preach
    The Gathering (my ex-favorite. Great musicianship)
    Dark Roots of Earth (needs another proper listen!)
    The Formation of Damnation
    ..Demonic (Testament's worst album ever. Considering 'Never happened')


    Just another word to that album. Chuck Billy just imitates Death metal vocals so hard. It doesn't fit in no fuckin way. Also the music just sucks with that lame Groove/Death riffs all the time.

    Another one of my favorites - Coroner. It's difficult because all of their albums are just a class of their own - even Grin.

    I'd go for that listing although it could change in any time very short:

    No More Color (my recent favorite. Love the lyrics, the compositions are just the best ever by a Thrash metal band)
    Coroner (one of the best compilation albums ever)
    R.I.P. (Perfect debut album. I admire it)
    Mental Vortex
    Grin
    Death Cult
    Punishment For Decadence (I still love it but I just think other albums showed more progression. Still a masterpiece)
     
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    End of Glory Crucify Your Faith

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    Death:
    Symbolic
    Leprosy
    Sound of Perseverance
    Spiritual Healing
    Scream Bloody Gore
    Human
    Individual Thought Patterns

    Testament:
    Practice What You Preach
    Souls of Black
    The Formation of Damnation
    Dark Roots of Earth
    Low
    The Legacy
    The Ritual
    The New Order
    The Gathering
    Demonic
     
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    Obvious Dingram post;

    The Force
    Sounds of Violence
    VI
    Power from Hell
    Killing Peace
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    -
    -
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    In Search of Sanity
     
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    Megadeth:
    Rust in Peace
    Youthanasia
    Peace Sells
    Hidden Treasures
    Countdown to Extinction
    Killing is My Business
    So Far So Good So What
    ----------- The greats, the masterpieces, the shit we love Dave for. So far gets in there because of sentimental reasons, it is otherwise an uneven album.

    The System has Failed
    Endgame
    Cryptic Writings
    ---------------- Very good shit but there is definite drop in quality or there is something wrong going on.
    13
    United Abominations
    The World Needs a Hero
    Risk
    Super Collider
    --------- Fuck these. Either the vocals or the songwriting sucks ass. Sleepwalker should be sang at Tornado of Souls' pitch. But Dave cannot do that anymore. So, the songs SUFFER.



    Slayer:
    Reign in Blood
    Live Undead + Haunting the Chapel (had to put these somewhere)
    Seasons in the Abyss
    Hell Awaits
    Show No Mercy
    South of Heaven
    Decade of Aggression
    -------- The greats, the masterpieces, etc.

    Divine Intervention
    World Painted Blood
    God Hates Us All
    Christ Illusion
    ---------- the "ok, there is stuff here that is worth listening to" (meaning a couple of songs)

    Undisputed Attitude (no Lombardo, this is so wrong for this album, if anyone knows his history)
    Diabolus in Musica (shit, Hanneman's lowest moment)
    ------------ the wtf is this shit man?


    Blind Guardian:
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Nightfall in Middle-Earth
    Imaginations from the Other Side
    ----------- the "I don't know how to order them" masterpieces.

    Tales from the Twilight World
    ------------the "I know this goes fourth" masterpiece
    Tokyo Tales
    Forgotten Tales
    Follow the Blind
    A Night at the Opera
    ------------------- Great and awesome with some reservations

    Battalions of Fear
    At the Edge of Time
    ------------------ A lot of reservations but some awesomeness

    A Twist in the Myth

    BLind Guardian needs Thomen the Omen behind the drumkit. ASAP.

    Coroner:
    Mental Vortex
    No More Color
    Grin
    Punishment for Decadence
    R.I.P.
    --------- all great and fuck off :)


    Death
    Individual Thought Patterns
    Human
    Symbolic
    -------------- see Blind Guardian's top 3
    Spiritual Healing
    Scream Bloody Gore
    Leprosy
    The Sound of Perseverance
    Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence



    Testament:

    The Legacy
    The Gathering
    Low
    The New Order
    Practice What You Preach
    The Formation of Damnation
    The Dark Roots of Earth
    Souls of Black
    The Ritual
    Demonic


    Sepultura:
    Beneath the Remains
    Chaos AD
    Arise
    Scizophrenia
    -----------
    Morbid Visions
    Roots
    ------------
    ...and from ALL THE REST: Prophecy and Dark Ages


    Overkill:
    Taking Over
    The Years of Decay
    Under the Influence
    Feel the Fire
    Horrorscope
    -------------- the golden

    Ironbound
    The Electric Age
    W.F.O.
    Necroshine
    ------------ the silver
    ...and the rest. Haven't really bothered with any of the rest after listening to them for a few times when they were released. I Hear Black, Immortalis, ReliXIV had especially left me with a bad taste...



    Annihilator:
    Alice in Hell
    Never, Neverland
    ------------------- 11/10 albums
    Set the World on Fire
    Criteria for a Black Widow
    Carnival Diablos
    Waking the Fury
    -------------------- some very good stuff in there
    ugh... Schizo Deluxe and King of the Kill I guess? Both were disappointments though when I bought them.
    Fuck Remains.



    Kreator:
    Pleasure to Kill
    Extreme Agression
    Coma of Souls
    Endless Pain
    Terrible Certainty
    ----------------- the awesome
    Violent Revolution
    Renewal
    Enemy of God
    Hordes of Chaos
    Phantom Antichrist
    -------------------- some great stuff, some tiresome repetition as well.
    Cause for Conflict
    Endorama
    ---------------------- SHIT



    Strapping Young Lad:

    City
    ---------- 11/10
    Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
    Alien
    The New Black
    SYL
    ----------- some great stuff, some forgettable stuff, all worth owning. All vastly inferior to City.


    Now, for some real fire:

    King Diamond:
    "Them"
    Abigail
    Fatal Portrait
    The Eye
    Conspiracy
    ------------- HOLY SHIT 11/10
    Voodoo
    Spider's Lullabye
    The Graveyard
    The Puppet Master
    House of God
    --------------- Inferior band but still one of a kind and moments of metal genius. Shame about the drumming in particular.
    Give me Your Soul Please
    Abigail II - The Revenge
    --------------- Mediocre. Which is the equivalent for "shit" for an artist of King Diamond's calibre.


    Mercyful Fate:
    Don't Break the Oath
    Melissa
    ---------- HOLY SHIT 11/10
    The Beginning
    In the Shadows
    Time
    9
    ------------ GREAT to great.
    Return of the Vampire
    Into the Unknown
    Dead Again
    ------------ not bad, not great.

    Gotta work now!
     
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    My list would be something like that. Though I would put Killing Peace over VI and Power from Hell. What's so wrong with In Search of Sanity? Sure, there's plenty of cheese and Welcome to Dying bores me to tears but I happen to like some cuts like Shellshock, Blood Upon the Ice and the title track..

    But, but... Tommy T....
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Good lists Vic! I agree about Live Undead, it's worthy of a studio album slot.

    Mmm...

    VI
    The Force
    Sounds of Violence
    Power from Hell
    Killing Peace
    In Search of Sanity (although I don't think I've ever even listened to it all to be fair)
     
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    Ι know, which made the albums or the more disappointing. It's not that Endorama is particularly bad music. It's just totally foreign to what I want Kreator to sound like. Goth and mellow, sentimental passages? Fuck that.

    And I seem to have forgotten Outcast. I would put that above Cause for Conflict. Maybe their experimental mood in those albums is more commendable than the recycling of their Violent Revolution style they have adopted the past years. But I just don't dig the music at all.
     
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    Granted, i only ranked The Force over VI due to a nostalgia filter. ISOS is a good album, but a shitty Onslaught album; it's certainly nothing that you'd call representative of the band's sound.

    Also, Fuck the Kreator albums that Vetterli played on. He was a wasted talent on those records :(
     

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