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The Official Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Melodeath, May 9, 2005.

  1. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    Thanks.

    EDIT: Why has no one made some huge thrash list yet? My list was pathetic.
     
  2. Burkhard

    Burkhard Active Member

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    Power Metal:
    Vicious Rumors (at least "Soldiers Of The Night" and "Digital Dictator")

    Doom:
    Saint Vitus

    Thrash:
    Accu§§er
    Anacrusis ("Suffering Hour" and - to some extent - "Reason")
    Death Angel
    Détente
    Fear Of God (at least some songs on "Within The Veil")
    Flotsam & Jetsam
    Forbidden
    Hades (US)
    Heathen
    Hexenhaus
    Holy Moses
    Mekong Delta
    Nuclear Assault
    Original Sin
    Testament
    Toxik
    Voivod (until "Killing Technology", well maybe you could still include "Dimension Hatröss")
    Znowhite
     
  3. Fourka

    Fourka Forget it

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    Black Metal/Folk/Viking:
    Arckanum
    Dismal Euphony
    End
    Gehenna (early stuff)
    Kvist
    Limbonic Art
    Lord Belial
    Menhir
    Mork Gryning
    Negura Bunget
    Rotting Christ
    Satyricon
    Thyrfing
    Weakling

    Death Metal:
    Elysian Fields
    Horrified
    Hypocrisy
    The Crown

    Doom Metal:
    Nightfall
     
  4. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Razor
    Evildead
    Artillery
    Assassin
    Blood Feast
    Whiplash
    Slaughter
     
  5. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    These get a mighty Hail from me.

    May I also add:

    Bergthron
    Cruachan (first album only)
    Geasa
    Forlorn (first EP and first album only)
    Helheim (Godly stuff here)
    Kampfar
    Ha Lela
    Nokturnal Mortum
    Poccolus
    Primordial
    Zpoan Vtenz
     
  6. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    This Cartilage is owning.

    And so is Vomiturition (i don't think anyone mentioned them).
     
  7. skeptik

    skeptik Member

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    THRASH LIST



    Abattoir
    Accuser
    Alastor
    Annihilator
    Anthrax
    Artillery
    Assassin
    At War
    Audiopain
    Aura Noir
    Bathory
    Bewitched
    Bifrost
    Blessed Death
    Blind Illusion
    Bloodfeast
    Buried God
    Bywar
    Cardinal Sin
    Carnivore
    Celtic Frost
    Chakal
    Coroner
    Cyclone
    Dark Angel
    DAM
    Deadly Blessing
    Death Angel
    Deathchain
    Deathrow
    Dekapitator
    Delirium Tremens
    Demolition Hammer
    Desaster
    Destruction
    Destructor
    Detente
    Devastation
    Devastator
    Drunkard
    Evildead
    Exhorder
    Exodus
    Exorcist
    Expulser
    Exumer
    Flotsam And Jetsam
    Forbidden
    Gehennah
    Guillotine
    Hades
    Hallows Eve
    Hatework
    Heathen
    Hexx
    Hirax
    Holocausto
    Holy Moses
    Holy Terror
    Hypnosia
    Incinerator
    Incubus
    Infernal Majesty
    Inferno
    Intruder
    Iron Angel
    Kat
    King's-Evil
    Kreator
    Laaz Rockit
    Living Death
    Mandator
    Massacra
    Master
    Megadeth
    Messiah
    Metal Church
    Metallica
    Morbid Saint
    Mortal Sin
    Mutilator
    MX
    Necrodeath
    Nocturnal
    Nocturnal Breed
    Nocturnal Fear
    Nuclear Assault
    Onslaught
    Original Sin
    Overkill
    Pagan War Machine
    Poison
    Poltergeist
    Possessed
    Protector
    Raven Bitch
    Razor
    Ritual Carnage
    Sabbat (Jap)
    Sabbat (UK)
    Sacred Reich
    Sacrifice
    Sacrilege
    Sadus
    Sarcofago
    Sauron
    Shah
    Sepultura
    Sextrash
    Sithlord
    Slaughter
    Slaughter Lord
    Slayer
    Sodom
    Speed Kill Hate
    Stone
    Terror Squad
    Testament
    Thargos
    Torture Squad
    Torturer
    Toxic Holocaust
    Toxik
    Ulysses Siren
    Vendetta
    Viking
    Violator
    Violent Force
    Vio-Lence
    Watchtower
    Whiplash
    Wolf Spider
    Xentrix
     
  8. Christie_fell

    Christie_fell Oh, the pain.

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    well, not to be a jerk, BUT... could you not have chosen fewer, then given them each a little line on why they're good/what makes them stand out from the crowd? some of it looks more like a "how many bands in a genre can i name off my head* thread at the mo... also, a vote for a band called wolf spider is a vote for silliness!
     
  10. Melodeath

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    Nope. That isn't the purpose of the thread. The original purpose was to get recommendations and provide a list of what I have heard, so that people don't recommend the same shit over and over. Then I realized that it could also serve as a list of bands that you could check out in case you were interested.
    And it's not a "name as many bands as possible" thread. I only mentioned bands of which I have full albums and have listened to. There would be quite a few more if I listed bands I have heard before, without having heard full albums, and even more so just listing bands I have heard of.

    Thanks for trying.
     
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    hey man cool off i'm not looking for a fight, all i was suggesting was that in a list of band names under terms as loose as *death metal*, it might well help to suggest why you like them, and to keep it to a smaller list so we could get some discussion going on recommended bands.

    With a list this broad, there's not so much focus, so i can't generate much interest to check out any of them- i don't know which to start with within the list itself!
     
  12. Christie_fell

    Christie_fell Oh, the pain.

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    uh, go to the stickied thread then.

    :lol:
     
  13. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    lol, I wasn't mad.
     
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    lol, sorry for getting nitpicky on it all... which amorphis album would u recommend? I've heard black winter's day and a couple of other tracks, quite liked the spacious nature of it all after holing myself up with suffocation and meshuggah the last week
     
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    Get Tales From the Thousand Lakes and The Karelian Isthmus.
     
  16. Melodeath

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    GoD, can you add a bit more detail (such as best album, small description, etc.) for some of the better bands you listed?
     
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    Sure, what the hell, I'll do so in pieces though. Just the black metal bands for now, right?

    Couple of notes:
    My descriptions will be of the album recommended, not necessarily of the band as a whole.

    I'll put "recommended" album when I don't have the knowledge to claim one is a band's "best".

    Abigor
    Vaguely Immortal-influenced in sound, but with a much warmer and drawn out romantic, *cosmic* vibe. Everything from keyboards to female vocals to be found here.

    Best album - Nachthymnen 8/10

    Ad Hominem
    Violent, chainsaw-inspired NSBM from France, but with the glorious and focused spirit that's usually lacking in the "sub-genre". Energetically driven, and the first track of PZ:TE slays from all angles. Far from essential though.

    Recommended album - Planet Zog: The End 7/10

    Algor
    Packed to the brim with effective East European-tinged melodies, Algor write lively, epic old-school BM derived from the likes of Master's Hammer.

    Best album - Udér pohanskéhu hnivu 8/10

    Angantyr
    Delving into the music of bands from all over the early Norwegian scene (particularly Burzum and Darkthrone) as well as ambient, Angantyr aren't particularly unique, but they're varied and manage to be consistantly epic, which pulls them up a couple of notches from the grey line.

    Recommended album - Kampen Fortsaeter 6.5/10

    Antaeus
    Nihilistic, relentless, disturbing and militant black metal that retains calculation, character and melody throughout. Drum-production's slightly too harsh for my tastes.

    Recommended album - Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan 8.5/10

    Astrofaes
    A product of love for Ukranian land, Astrofaes play a mixture of touching (often acoustic) melancholy passages and rousing, blatantly east-European melodies. Essentially very reflective, contemplative stuff.

    Best album - Ancestor's Shadows 8.5/10

    Averse Sefira
    Immortal gone militaristic, Averse Sefira are an unfaltering war-machine, throbbing mercilessly with warped melody.

    Best album - Homecoming's March 8.5/10

    *Look out for the new one, samples suggest it may well rival their best work.

    Avzhia
    Dark, understated, ambient, somewhat seductive BM from Mexico. Reels you in via the gradual development of long epics, with varied instrumentation.

    Best album - Dark Emperors 7.5/10

    Bathory
    The single most important band of the black metal first wave by a considerable distance, Bathory began as a raw Venom-inspired act, then gradually created his own more serious style which would be the main cause of the entire black metal scene. Not content, he then became the primary innovator of more epic, Viking-themed BM too. There is a mammoth amount of quality and historical importance to be found in his discography.

    Best album - Hammerheart 9.5/10

    More to come.
     
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    thanks, and yes, I meant just bm.
     
  19. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    damian, cool off dude :lol:
     
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    Christie_fell Oh, the pain.

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