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Top 10 Modern Classics

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Draehl, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. Draehl

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    (Totally ripping off the thread idea from Metal Archives)

    Which 10 albums from 2000 onward would you consider "modern classics"? Be it influential to an entire style or just a perfectly executed refinement of an existing formula. Write a paragraph or just drop in a list, but it needs to be something you feel will be relevant 15 years from now. I aint a stickler for being 100% metal either so if you want this is your chance to sneak in any metal-ish fringe cases that maybe weren't applicable in the past Top X/voting threads.
     
  2. Draehl

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    My atmo/folk tinged picks.

    Agalloch - The Mantle (both)
    Drudkh - Autumn Aurora (execution)
    Electric Wizard - Dopethrone (both)
    Moonsorrow - Verisakeet (execution)
    Opeth - Blackwater Park (both)
    Tool - Lateralus (execution)
    Wardruna - Yggdrasiil (execution)
    Weakling - Dead as Dreams (influence)
    Windir - 1184 (execution)
    Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters (execution)
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Ares Kingdom - Incendiary
    Beherit - Engram
    Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels

    I'll add more when I get home, but these stand out immediately.
     
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    All of these are worthy.

    Here's a few that came to mind for me:

    Warning - Watching from a Distance
    Revelation - Release
    Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
    Hail - Inheritance of Evilness
     
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    my personal top 10 is something like:
    the chasm - procession to the infraworld
    deathspell omega - SMRC
    harvey milk - a small turn of human kindness
    hour of 13 - s/t
    manilla road - gates of fire
    portrait - crossroads
    reverend bizarre - in the rectory
    the shadow order - raise the banners
    warning - watching from a distance
    wolfnacht - heidentum

    below is a list of others i hear people talk about as being modern classics in the circles i frequent, aside from a few i already listed. you can quibble or nitpick and i personally don't agree with all of them, but it's a fairly definitive list for my sphere of interaction.

    absu - tara
    arghoslent - incorrigible bigotry + others + some gbk stuff
    beherit - engram
    belenos - spicilege
    blut aus nord - the work which transforms god
    brocas helm - defender of the crown
    the chasm - conjuration + others
    crimson massacre - the luster of pandemonium
    dark moor - gates of oblivion/hall of olden dreams
    dead congregation - graves of the archangels
    deeds of flesh - mark of the legion
    fanisk - noontide
    gorguts - from wisdom to hate
    hail - inheritance of evilness
    immolation - unholy cult + others
    inquisition - invoking the majestic throne of satan + others
    isen torr - mighty & superior EP
    katharsis - vvorldvvithoutend
    the lord weird slough feg - down among the deadmen + others
    nokturnal mortum - Голос сталі
    orodruin - epicurean mass
    pagan altar - lords of hypocrity/mythical and magical
    repugnant - epitome of darkness
    revelation - release
    stargazer - the scream that tore the sky + others
    weakling - dead as dreams
    while heaven wept - of empires forlorn/vast oceans lachrymose

    i guess there isn't much thrash here. i'd say stuff like nifelheim, sabbat, aura noir, d666, deceased, hades archer, vektor etc
     
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    The Ruins of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
    Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
    Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
    Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    Emptiness - Nothing but the Whole
     
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    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
    Arghoslent - Hornets of the Pogrom
    Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
    Warning - Watching from a Distance
    Burzum - Belus
    Beherit - Engram
    Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
    Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
    Sargeist - Let the Devil In
     
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    Immolation - Close to a World Below
    Panphage - Storm
    Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    Grand Belial's Key - Judeobeast Assassination
    The Chasm - Procession to the Infraworld
    Mortuary Drape - Tolling 13 Knell
    Sorhin - Apokalypsens ängel
    Hail - Inheritance of Evilness
    Negative Plane - Et in saecula saeculorum
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Hardworlder

    Honorable mentions going to:

    Moonblood - Taste Our German Steel
    Lvcifyre - The Calling Depths
    Force of Darkness - Absolute Verb of Chaos and Darkness
    Nocternity - Onyx
    Zemial - Face of the Conqueror
     
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    Most of the stuff mentioned above,I'd add a few Anathema albums,Misery's Omen 'Hope Dies' and Tarot 'The Warrior's Dream'. The OFC reissue's though obviously not material from that period so I dunno if you'd include though.SloughFeg, Warning, GBK and the two Black Trip albums. I've got a sneaking suspicion that the new Zombi will hopefully be worthy of this list as well.Also Beherit, Ares Kingdom, Tool and maybe Of The Wand And The Moon.
     
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    Good calls on Dead Congregation. I've not been much of a fan of too many DM acts aside from your more easily appreciated basics (Nile, Opeth, Morbid Angel, In Flames, etc.) yet they're good shit even I can appreciate.
     
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    No idea how I managed to forget to mention Sacriphyx, they're right at the top of my list.
     
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    15 years from now the following will be considered classics:
    Celtic Frost's Monotheist - An amazing comeback from album from a legendary band. One of the heaviest albums of the 2000s.
    Destruction's The Antichrist and Exodus' Tempo of the Damned - Two great albums that paved the way for the thrash resurgence. Neither band has come close to producing anything of the same quality since then, sadly. I
    Hexen's State of Insurgency and Being and Nothingness. One of the most talented bands, they release two killer albums loaded with amazing riffs and solos and then fold.
    Cattle Decapitation's Monolith of Inhumanity. This album is Cattle Decapitation at the top of their game. If you own/listen to only one of their albums it should be this one.
    Havok's Time is Up. A great modern thrash album. All the songs on here are great.
     
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    I actually wanted to start writing for a blog about this very topic. I had some bullshit criteria in that the album had to be at least 10 years old and still be from the new millennium. A lot of you are mentioning a lot of the same albums that I'd mention, but here are a few more.

    The Lord Weird Slough Feg - "Traveller"
    Orodruin - "Epicurean Mass"
    Reverend Bizarre - "Into the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend"
    Destroyer 666 - "Phoenix Rising"
    Virgin Steele - "Visions of Eden"
    Quicksand Dream - "Aelin - A Story About Destiny"
    Scald - "Will of Gods is a Great Power" (I know it's from the 90s but fuck, nobody knew that shit until it was remastered in 2003)
     
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    that quicksand dream is very nice, i keep forgetting it exists.
     
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    Visions of Eden? Over Atreus II?
     
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    Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    Drudkh - Forgotten Legends / Autumn Aurora / Blood in Our Wells
    Dawnbringer - Into the Lair of the Sun God
    Darkthrone - F.O.A.D.
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    Limp Bizkit - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water
    KoRn - The Path of Totality
     
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    Pantera - Reinventing the Steel
    Devildriver - The Last Kind Words
    In Flames - Come Clarity
    Black Label Society - The Blessed Hellride
    Arch Enemy - War Eternal

    (this is a joke in case you're wondering)
     
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    i just assumed it was a sincere list 'cause of who posted it

    :cool:
     
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    I love you too. I haven't even listened to Arch Enemy in years.
     
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    To expand on this:

    Primordial - Spirit the Earth Aflame
    Agalloch - The Mantle
    Reverend Bizarre - In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
    The Chasm - Conjuration of the Spectral Empire
    Mithras - Worlds Beyond the Veil
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller
    Faustcoven - The Halo of Burning Wings
    Morrigan - Celts
    Countess - Heilig Vuur
    Crimson Massacre - The Luster of Pandemonium
    Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
    Summoning - Oath Bound
    Katharsis - VVorldVVithoutEnd
    Warning - Watching from a Distance
    Negura Bunget - OM
    Sorcier Des Glaces - Moonrise in Total Darkness
    The Gates of Slumber - Suffer no Guilt
    Inquisition - Nefarious Dismal Orations
    Revelation - Release
    Griftegård - Solemn • Sacred • Severe
    The Wounded Kings - The Shadow Over Atlantis
    Midnight - Satanic Royalty
    Portrait - Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae
     
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