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I shall consider this a hypothetical "desert island" thing ... and with some pain-in-process select ten classics, but I refuse to arrange them into a hierarchic order (as that would give me a headache). They are all equally worthy, and it's all my taste, no objectivity even vaguely attempted ... which means there will be no accounting and no explanation. Oh, and just one album per band. Shit's gotta be difficult, right? Or at least painful. 

Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Motörhead - Overkill

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Iron Maiden - Killers

Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend

Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations

Hackensack - Up The Hardway

Lucifer's Friend - (self titled)

 

 

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On 4/29/2018 at 1:28 AM, MaxFaust said:

I shall consider this a hypothetical "desert island" thing ... and with some pain-in-process select ten classics, but I refuse to arrange them into a hierarchic order (as that would give me a headache). They are all equally worthy, and it's all my taste, no objectivity even vaguely attempted ... which means there will be no accounting and no explanation. Oh, and just one album per band. Shit's gotta be difficult, right? Or at least painful. 

Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Motörhead - Overkill

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Iron Maiden - Killers

Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend

Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations

Hackensack - Up The Hardway

Lucifer's Friend - (self titled)

 

 

Great Taste, man! Way to get down heavy!

Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath

Scorpions, Lonesome Crow

Cruxifixion, Green Eyes EP

Saxon, Denim and Lightning

Wicked Lady, Psychotic Overkill

Lucifers Friend, Lucifers Friend

Sam Gopal, Escalator

Randy Holden, Population II

Iron Claw,  1970-74 Compilation Album

Witchfynde, Give Em Hell

 

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hmm very though question.in fact i am still discovering some underground Heavy Traditional album/band which probably can listed as my newer top 10. but so far here's my top 10 best traditional heavy metal albums are

 

1. Iron Mainden - Somewhere In Time 

2. Judas Priest - Sad wings of destiny 

3. King Diamond - Abigail

4. Liege Lord - Master Control (this album can be considered as Speed metal too) 

5. Motorhead - Overkill

6. In Solitude - The World,The Flesh,The Devils

7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

8. Mercyfull Fate - Melissa 

9. Striker - Stand in Fire 

10. Angel Witch - Angel Witch

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11 hours ago, ivanderneymar said:

hmm very though question.in fact i am still discovering some underground Heavy Traditional album/band which probably can listed as my newer top 10. but so far here's my top 10 best traditional heavy metal albums are

 

1. Iron Mainden - Caught Somewhere In Time 

2. Judas Priest - Sad wings of destiny 

3. King Diamond - Abigail

4. Liege Lord - Master Control (this album can be considered as Speed metal too) 

5. Motorhead - Overkill

6. In Solitude - The World,The Flesh,The Devils

7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

8. Mercyfull Fate - Melissa 

9. Striker - Stand in Fire 

10. Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Master Control is a damn good album, for Maiden it was a toss up between SIT and Powerslave, and Motorhead? I love all there records, so was very difficult to choose

Keeping it to one album per band (so its fair lol)

1. Motorhead - Orgasmatron

2. Judas Priest - Defenders Of the Faith

3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

4. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

5. Raven - Wiped Out

6. Accept - Balls To the Wall

7. Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning

8. Tank - This Means War

9. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King

10. Saxon - Wheels of Steel

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2 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Master Control is a damn good album, for Maiden it was a toss up between SIT and Powerslave, and Motorhead? I love all there records, so was very difficult to choose

Keeping it to one album per band (so its fair lol)

1. Motorhead - Orgasmatron

2. Judas Priest - Defenders Of the Faith

3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

4. Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

5. Raven - Wiped Out

6. Accept - Balls To the Wall

7. Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning

8. Tank - This Means War

9. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King

10. Saxon - Wheels of Steel

yes i think same with you.both Powerslave and SIT are their best album's but i am not put powerslave because i want my list just contain only 1 albums per band. btw solid list too Raven such great record.i think they put lot of Rush music influence too. 

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I've been thinking about this a bit of late, It's tough trying to narrow things down and the list isn't in any particular order but:

 

- Iron Maiden - Powerslave

- Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

- Motorhead - Ace of Spades

- Black Sabbath - Paranoid

- Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law

- Angel Witch - Frontal Assault

- Satan - Court In The Act

- Accept - Restless & Wild

- Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King

- Sanctuary - Refuge Denied

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For me these are 10 albums close to my metal heart.

Bullet For My Valentine - Venom

Yngwie - Marching Out

Crimson Glory - Transcendence

Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory

Jinjer - King of Everything

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Carcass - Heartwork

Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden

Dark30 - Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt (What can I say, I love my own music. Listen to it all the time.)

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7 hours ago, Dark30 said:

For me these are 10 albums close to my metal heart.

Bullet For My Valentine - Venom

Yngwie - Marching Out

Crimson Glory - Transcendence

Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory

Jinjer - King of Everything

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Carcass - Heartwork

Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden

Dark30 - Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt (What can I say, I love my own music. Listen to it all the time.)

I'm impressed. Not only did you fail to list a single heavy metal album (or traditional metal as it were) you also snuck in some self promotion. So now I get to bust your balls about mixing up your sub-genres AND the whole promo thing.

 

Let's start with the big no-no shall we? Self promotion, of any kind, is forbidden outside the designated sub forum. Exceptions are made in very rare circumstances and this isn't one of them. So this is a caution. Next time you promote in the wrong place there will be a penalty.

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9 hours ago, Dark30 said:

What can I say, I love my own music. Listen to it all the time

Man, oh man. I mean I like the songs of my band and listen to our demo from time to time but generally I don't really bother listening to our songs so much because I sing them 3 times a week during practice and sometimes more often when we have a gig coming up.

1 hour ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Self promotion

Yea, it is self promotion but I think the rule is there to prevent spam. To me, if He really likes his music that much that he puts it in his top 10 "Heavy" Metal albums it is not so bad. Not like he spams the whole forum with it, but what should I say, just my point of view.

 

 

As to my top 10, don't usually listen to Heavy, so I can't come up with a distinct list. I do enjoy Ozzy, Maiden, Motörhead & Venom from time to time though.

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15 hours ago, Necturion said:

Yea, it is self promotion but I think the rule is there to prevent spam. To me, if He really likes his music that much that he puts it in his top 10 "Heavy" Metal albums it is not so bad. Not like he spams the whole forum with it, but what should I say, just my point of view.

 

 

 

Yes the rule is there to prevent spam. However we have had this before - people start out putting their music into top ten threads, then find a way to relate other bands to them in different threads, and suddenly they have 100 posts promoting themselves and you realise that's all they were doing. Giving him a bit of an informal warning now will hopefully stop something like that happening later. I want to keep this place running smoothly and if every now and then I'm a bit heavy handed in doingg so well so be it.

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On 6/26/2019 at 10:30 AM, Dark30 said:

For me these are 10 albums close to my metal heart.

Bullet For My Valentine - Venom

Yngwie - Marching Out

Crimson Glory - Transcendence

Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory

Jinjer - King of Everything

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Carcass - Heartwork

Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden

Dark30 - Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt (What can I say, I love my own music. Listen to it all the time.)

Wow, you think your album is one of the 10 greatest heavy metal albums ever made? That’s some confidence. And foolishness. 

I’m a great looking guy, everyone knows it, but I’d never put myself in a ‘top 10 best looking guys list’. I’d leave that for others to say so...

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

Wow, you think your album is one of the 10 greatest heavy metal albums ever made? That’s some confidence. And foolishness. 

I’m a great looking guy, everyone knows it, but I’d never put myself in a ‘top 10 best looking guys list’. I’d leave that for others to say so...

There is also the minor issue of carcass being a goregrind band, Crimson Glory a power/prog band, Pantera a groove/thrash band, Megadeth a thrash band, Iced Earth a power metal band, Dream Theater a progressive metal band, Yngwie being neo-classical, bfmv being hot topic-core, and I honestly don't know of that one band left that isn't his own (which I haven't bothered looking at because reasons) Sure would be nice if he you know mentioned actually heavy metal bands.

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16 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

There is also the minor issue of carcass being a goregrind band, Crimson Glory a power/prog band, Pantera a groove/thrash band, Megadeth a thrash band, Iced Earth a power metal band, Dream Theater a progressive metal band, Yngwie being neo-classical, bfmv being hot topic-core, and I honestly don't know of that one band left that isn't his own (which I haven't bothered looking at because reasons) Sure would be nice if he you know mentioned actually heavy metal bands.

I think he just read the thread title as ‘metal’ and in the hurry to self-promote didn’t read the other lists. Easy mistake to make in 2019. 

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28 minutes ago, Requiem said:

I think he just read the thread title as ‘metal’ and in the hurry to self-promote didn’t read the other lists. Easy mistake to make in 2019. 

How could I be so foolish? It all makes sense now. No one has time to read in 2019. We're all far too busy being offended by things on social media and obssessing over the latest celebrity gossip.

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2 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

How could I be so foolish? It all makes sense now. No one has time to read in 2019. We're all far too busy being offended by things on social media and obssessing over the latest celebrity gossip.

Emotions rule like angry Archons, performed by bad actors in a play of 140 characters or less. To offend or off/end oneself, for guns have no trigger warnings to stress. But, spiritually, they're already dead. 'Tis better to mime the magic of memes unsaid. Thus, let Gnosis lead the way for the Elect, and leave the rest in mourning, unwoke, instead.

 

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On 6/26/2019 at 12:58 AM, RelentlessOblivion said:

I'm impressed. Not only did you fail to list a single heavy metal album (or traditional metal as it were) you also snuck in some self promotion. So now I get to bust your balls about mixing up your sub-genres AND the whole promo thing.

 

Let's start with the big no-no shall we? Self promotion, of any kind, is forbidden outside the designated sub forum. Exceptions are made in very rare circumstances and this isn't one of them. So this is a caution. Next time you promote in the wrong place there will be a penalty.

Heart? Apparently a metal one, no less. 

Courage? Even if it be a cowardly kind.

Brain? He's off to see the wizard it would seem.

 

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On 7/1/2019 at 8:05 PM, Vampyrique said:

Emotions rule like angry Archons, performed by bad actors in a play of 140 characters or less. To offend or off/end oneself, for guns have no trigger warnings to stress. But, spiritually, they're already dead. 'Tis better to mime the magic of memes unsaid. Thus, let Gnosis lead the way for the Elect, and leave the rest in mourning, unwoke, instead.

 

That’s enough slam poetry out of you, thank you very much. Or should that be vam poetry?

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1 hour ago, Vampyrique said:

@RequiemThat level of punnery should be pun-ishable by law. A case of fourth degree worder.

The allicin wonderland of words is the cure for what ails me. I’ve always got my heart up my sleeve (f)or a mean-ing doubly crossed in translation.

Your double-crossing has nought to tic (tak) toes boxes, and now I’m mad at yer, as a march hare or there as I down this rabbit whole with gravy. 

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