Yay, finally I get to create a thread! And its gonna be a long one so watch out.. The thing is: In a couple of weeks my father celebrates a far to high birthday and thus takes another step towards the grave and while that is tragic enough it also puts me into the position of thinking of a present. Now, since I'll be leaving Germany to study in the nice flat Netherlands money is not abundant and so I'm forced to do soemthing creative. Which is cool cos it distracts me from doing something useful, like learning more dutch. Anyway, the point is I'll make a "metal through the ages " compilation. Since its a present he'll be forced to listen to it all and I'm happy for the opportunity to win him for metal's glory or scar him for the rest of his life. So I'll design a nice dvd packaging even though I'm no graphics designer but shit, I figured out how to make newspaper articles with in Design, I'll manage DVD booklets. Most importantly however I'll need songs. Thats were your help comes in. Of course I can't cover all metal with 2-3 audio CDs but I'll certainly try to be comprehensive.. and so i turn to this board and its mighty metal wiseguys and gals. So far.. seventies.. in the beginning tehre was Sabbath.. Iron Man - Black Sabbath Children of The Grave - Black Sabbath Tyrant - Judas riest (Overkill - Motorhead) the nwobhm arrives.. the eighties begin Wrathchild - iron Maiden Number of The Beast and/or 2 Minutes to midnight - iron Maiden Hit and Run - Girlschool something from Angel Witch or Saxon? the eighties.. thrash and hair Bloodlust - Venom Angel of Death/Raining Blood - Slayer Whiplash - Metallica Schizophrenia - Sepultura Pleasure To Kill - Kreator ??? - Motley Crue Eruption - van Halen something from Poison? NITRO? Def Leppard? first death... then black... Zombie Ritual - Death Immortal Rites - Morbid Angel Mephistopheles - Deicide heartwork - carcass something from dismember? something from hellhammer seven churches - possessed bathory - under the black mark deathcrush - mayhem inno a satane - emperor the ninties three Gs and one M Grind: napalm death - scum (though thats still eighties. damn^^) Groove: something from pantera Grunge: either soundgarden or nirvana melodeath: undecided, too many to chose the nu overtakes groove.. something from koRn papa roach? papercut - linkin park closing remarks the bards song (in the forrest= - blind guardian honorable mentions to all the gothic, power, industrial, doom and similar bands that didn#t fit in.. Now, what really imporant things did I miss out? Suggestions and all are very welcome..