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5 bands' catalogues you'd take to a desert island.

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Tough question

1. Opeth

2. Metallica

I guess these 2 come first in my mind mainly coz they have a huge body of quality work and varying work as well, so that would keep me interested. 

3. Lamb of god

4 Slipknot

If slipknot didnt start turning a lame corner as of recently or LOG had more albums with variation, they would have been top picks. Will still get them in here

5.System Of A Down

Oh well, need some crazy too!

Honourable mentions : Megadeth (Cant pick both metallica and megadeth as they're similar, so had to drop mustaine), Agalloch (Love this band but not too many albums to take), Skeletonwitch (Again great band but very similar albums and not too many), Killswitch Engage (If only they were as good as their first 3 albums) & Trivium (Biggest sell-out story for me after what were 4 golden albums)

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Ok had to read that a second time. No offence but boy am I ever glad we won't be sharing an island. Let's give this another go and see if my list changes at all...

 

Death

A flawless discography with plenty of variation and tremendous relistenability...is that even a word?

 

Bathory

We won't talk about Quorthon's little episode in the middle there. Great variety and inspiration to build a longboat out of palm trees lol.

 

Pink Floyd

Do I need to say anything here? Too many masterpieces to name.

 

My Dying Bride

Variety is the spice of life and MDB have it in spades. Some albums are certainly stronger then others but overall I couldn't imagine going without these guys.

 

Running Wild

The perfect music for sitting around wondering why the rum is gone...

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On 2017-4-18 at 6:34 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm stoked that I won't have to share my island with anybody.

Wrong. I'll be building a palm tree canoe and paddling over to your island, eating all your wild piglets and drinking all your coconut milk! 

 

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57 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Don't worry bro, I've got Jig-Ai's "Katana Orgy" on repeat shuffle and I'll totally save you some fermented pig guts. Get here whenever you can. 

*shhh, it's that grindcore guy from the next island on the phone again. I know, shhhh, I'll get rid of him. No, he wants me to come over again. Bloody grindcore. Ok ok....*

It sounds great man, but we're just so busy over here on the island. The hut has sprung a leak again and I need to mow the jungle. We'll catch up soon, no doubt...

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13 minutes ago, Requiem said:

*shhh, it's that grindcore guy from the next island on the phone again. I know, shhhh, I'll get rid of him. No, he wants me to come over again. Bloody grindcore. Ok ok....*

It sounds great man, but we're just so busy over here on the island. The hut has sprung a leak again and I need to mow the jungle. We'll catch up soon, no doubt...

"Ah ok man, sure thing, I'll hit you up the next time the trade winds look favorable. Talk to you later!"  

-puts Opeth back on

-sips coconut milk

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Theatres des Vampires (although it wouldn't surprise me if I accidentally left the last decade of their discography behind)

Cradle of Filth

My Dying Bride

Burzum

and perhaps King Diamond

Alternatives: Moonspell and Paradise Lost would be good choices too in terms of quality, variety and size of discography. Darkthrone doesn't quite have the variety, but definitely have a strong, consistent and lengthy catalogue. Not sure who else I'd consider.  

 

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On 8/22/2017 at 10:55 AM, BlutAusNerd said:

Tough call, most of mine (or maybe all) have already been mentioned.

Enslaved

Opeth

Black Sabbath

Immolation

Celtic Frost

Celtic Frost is an interesting choice given the trajectory of their career. Are you a fan of most of their music then? Or just specific releases that you cherish too much to leave behind? 

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I'd be happy just listening to De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas forever honestly. Slayer though is interesting.  My personal view is that no Slayer album is essential listening but Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits are pretty good, South Of Heaven is ok, and Haunting The Chapel / Alive Undead is a nice EP to have. Beyond those four though you only need Angel Of Death and Raining Blood.

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3 minutes ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

I'd be happy just listening to De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas forever honestly. Slayer though is interesting.  My personal view is that no Slayer album is essential listening but Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits are pretty good, South Of Heaven is ok, and Haunting The Chapel / Alive Undead is a nice EP to have. Beyond those four though you only need Angel Of Death and Raining Blood.

What about Seasons in the Abyss?  It is a really solid album with many good songs.

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I find it incredibly boring. War Ensemble is a pretty decent song but I could not care less about the rest of it. Far from the only one who has this view. Just for shits and giggles I played the title track slowed way down and in C sharp standard on my guitar the other day and it sounds so much better that way...

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Some of the songs on Seasons have some really good/memorable riffs or moments but are pretty boring otherwise. For instance, Blood Red and Spirit In Black both have a couple of cool riffs but but get boring for most of the verse and chorus (less so Spirit in Black). Also some of the songs seem unnecessarily repetitive or generic.

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5 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

I find it incredibly boring. War Ensemble is a pretty decent song but I could not care less about the rest of it. Far from the only one who has this view. Just for shits and giggles I played the title track slowed way down and in C sharp standard on my guitar the other day and it sounds so much better that way...

What about Dead Skin Mask?

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Boring melody they've used better before. Actually I dare say were I to mess with that song the same way I did with the title track it would also sound better. It makes sense now the album was meant to be Slayer moving into doom metal but they didn't know how to play slow and low...

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19 hours ago, Will said:

Some of the songs on Seasons have some really good/memorable riffs or moments but are pretty boring otherwise. For instance, Blood Red and Spirit In Black both have a couple of cool riffs but but get boring for most of the verse and chorus (less so Spirit in Black). Also some of the songs seem unnecessarily repetitive or generic.

It's essentially the dull second take of South of Heaven. I saw them when they were playing Seasons from start to finish, and their live performance was equally boring.

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11 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It's essentially the dull second take of South of Heaven. I saw them when they were playing Seasons from start to finish, and their live performance was equally boring.

That's a fair assessment. I'd never have thought a boring Slayer concert was possible, you'd think they'd have thought to throw in an old favorite at the start and/or end.

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On 9/2/2017 at 0:00 AM, Will said:

That's a fair assessment. I'd never have thought a boring Slayer concert was possible, you'd think they'd have thought to throw in an old favorite at the start and/or end.

They did play a few better songs after trudging through Seasons, but there was no way for them to build any momentum at that point. Too little, too late.

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