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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by albaraa, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. albaraa

    albaraa New Metal Member

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    hello
    my name is albaraa i am from qatar first i would like to apologize for the long thread and my bad english
    so i grow up in Doha/qatar its a small country in the middle east so growing up like any kid u hear about new music and songs from the radio and tv and your friends(early 2000s) but the problem is growing up no one was listening to metal but everyone was playing rap music i didnt know about rock music until few years ago when i listened to linkin park on tv so i got all the albums that was out that time and then after that i listened to Disturbed and i hooked but at that time the problem was my english wasnt good enough for me to research it on the internet and know what to listen to and no one around knew anything about rock so up until recently i was buying albums randomly so far i listened to
    linkin park(all albums)
    Disturbed(all albums)
    Device(one album)
    Breaking Benjamin(all albums)
    Wintersun(both albums)
    System Of A Down(all albums)
    korn(all albums)
    Black Sabbath(the first two albums)
    normally i listen by albums and i dont move to the next one unless i play it 20 times also i might not know the most famous bands like 50cent in rap also i dont have a type i want to listen to all types out there so i am planning to listen to metallica after i listen to korn i heard they are good so what u guys think and pls guide me coz i know nothing about the history of metal but i am i would love to get into it and if u guys can help i would really grateful

    thank you so much
     
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  2. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    My recommendations will have a lot of classic stuff just to get you started. I'm sure once everyone else pitches in, you'll have a fairly interesting list to look forward to, friend.


    Black Sabbath: S/T, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Sabotage, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Heaven and Hell
    Metallica: Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice for All
    Megadeth: Rust in Peace, Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
    Iron Maiden: S/T, Killers, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, Piece of Mind
    Mercyful Fate: Melissa, Don't Break the Oath
    King Diamond: Fatal Portrait, Them, Abigail
    Judas Priest: Sad Wings of Destiny, Sin After Sin, Painkiller, Defenders of the Faith, Stained Class
    Saxon: Denim & Leather, Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law, Lionheart
    Diamond Head: Lightning to the Nations
    Candlemass: Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Nightfall, Tales of Creation, Ancient Dreams
    Cirith Ungol: King of the Dead, Frost and Fire, One Foot in Hell, Paradise Lost
    Opeth: Orchid, Morningrise, My Arms Your Hearse, Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries
    Dissection: Storm of the Light's Bane, The Somberlain
    Sacramentum: Far Away from the Sun, Finis Malorum
    Insomnium: Winter's Gate, Shadows of the Dying Sun
    Dark Tranquility: The Gallery, The Mind's I, Damage Done, Fiction, Character
    Vinterland: Welcome to My Last Chapter
    Katatonia: Dance for December Souls, Brave Murder Day, Discouraged Ones
    Edge of Sanity: Purgatory Afterglow, Crimson I&II
    At the Gates: The Red in the Sky is Ours

    I could add more but I'll stop there to let anyone else put some recommendations in.
     
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  3. EspaDa

    EspaDa Damage Case

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    Can't go without

    Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
    Dark Quarterer - Dark Quarterer
    Angel Witch - Angel Witch
     
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    Start with some of the foundational albums from foundational bands:
    Black Sabbath- Paranoid
    Judas Priest- Sad Wings of Destiny
    Motorhead- Ace of Spades
    Dio- Holy Diver
    Iron Maiden- Number of the Beast
    Metallica- Master of Puppets
    Slayer- Reign in Blood
    Megadeth- Rust in Peace

    If you want to try out some sub-genres

    Death Metal:
    Death-Leprosy
    Incantation- Mortal Throne of Nazarene

    Black Metal:
    Burzum- Hvis lyset tar oss
    Darkthrone- Transilvanian Hunger

    Doom Metal:
    Candlemass- Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    My Dying Bride- Turn Loose the Swans

    Power Metal:
    Blind Guardian- Imaginations from the Other Side
    Helloween- Keeper of the Seven Keys pt. 2

    Prog Metal:
    Opeth- Still Life
    Dream Theater- Images and Words
     
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    EspaDa Damage Case

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    lol don't expect him to like black or death metal at the beginning of his metal journey
     
  6. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    Well...he's already into Wintersun.
     
  7. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    Rainbow - Rising
    Motörhead - Overkill
    Venom - Black Metal
    Manowar - Hail to England
    Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction

    Some notable albums that are pretty easy to enjoy from bands which haven't been mentioned in this thread yet.
     
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    arg Active Member

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    @albaraa dude take my path into metal instead lol

    As I laying dying - shadows are security
    Killswitch engage - end of heartache
    Behemoth - Zos Kia cultus
    Bloodbath - resurrection through carnage
    Within temptation - the heart of everything
    Nightwish - Century child
     
  9. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    Yeah, don't do this.
     
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    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    There's quite a bit of good on your list, but there were puzzling omissions of certain albums in favor of other debatably less essential albums by the same bands. You also put a lot of stuff that I don't listen to on there, so I'll leave that for someone else who knows those bands to make that call.
     
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    classic recs (with bonus recs from this century)

    Traditional:
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Motorhead - Overkill
    (Spellcaster - Spellcaster)

    Thrash:
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    Slayer - Reign In Blood
    (Havok - Time Is Up)

    Death:
    Death - Symbolic
    Obituary - Slowly We Rot
    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
    (Skeletal Remains - Condemned to Misery)

    Doom:
    Trouble - Trouble
    Candlemass - Nightfall
    Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics
    (Avatarium - Avatarium)

    Progressive:
    Dream Theater - Images and Words
    Adagio - Sanctus Ignis
    Spastic Ink - Ink Complete
    (Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I)

    Power:
    Jag Panzer - Thane to the Throne
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
    Symphony X - Divine Wings of Tragedy
    (Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane)

    Black:
    Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
    Sacramentum - Far Away from the Sun
    Windir - 1184
    (Xanthochroid - Blessed He with Boils)

    too long; don't care
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers

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    For personal reasons, I'll recommend these albums that pushed me over the edge and into underground metal sounds. Everybody else's recommendations in here are killer.

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    albaraa New Metal Member

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    omg thanks u guys for the recommendations i will start listening to them as soon as possible
     
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    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    Such as? I'm just curious.
     
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    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    You skipped two of the first four Black Sabbath albums, but you included Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage in the list. I'd also say that there's also no way that Heaven and Hell is better than those albums, but I could see why someone would include it in a recommendation post.

    You also included Paradise Lost over One Foot in Hell even though it's obviously the least good Cirith Ungol album. I still like it and it has some definite high points, but it also contains a few songs that are easily the worst on any of their albums.
     
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    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    I forgot to include Paranoid. Although, I thought I'd replace Vol. 4 with Heaven and Hell because I'd thought I could include a Dio Sabbath album in there. This is due to my opinion that Vol. 4 is rather uneven compared to the other albums listed from the Ozzy era.

    I knew I was forgetting something. :tickled:
     
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    Hello albaraa, good to see you here. One suggestion I'll make is read the Wikipedia article on Heavy Metal. You'll come across loads of bands there covering the history of Metal. If you have the patience and interest listen to all of the group's there and you can find out which bands you like. Most of those bands' recordings are available on YouTube so you can listen to them for free. Happy listening.
     
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    Sabotage, SBS and H&H are all significantly better than Vol. 4. So is Mob Rules. Skipping Vol. 4 and coming back to it later was a very good rec. Too much filler and down time.
     

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