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17 minutes ago, Jayblah said:

Metallica - Justice
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Death - Sound of Perseverance
8 Foot Sativa - Season For Assault
Cradle of Filth - Vempire


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There are some cool releases here, that's for sure. Great call on 'V Empire'. 

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1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Good classic album that I’ve greatly admired since the first time I heard it)

2. Black Sabbath - Sabotage (Another great classic Sabbath album which had influences on thrash (ex. Symptom of the Universe) and NWoBHM (ex. Megalomania) )

3. Judas Priest - British Steel (A great classic album with power and heaviness. If you could only listen to 5 metal albums for the rest of your life, who wouldn’t want to listen to the Metal Gods?)

4. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (A great album that got me interested in gothic rock and gothic metal. It has quite some heaviness and just a great feeling overall.) 

5. Rage Against The Machine - Renegades (A great album that combines rap with metal. It would pump me up for when I would have to hunt down dangerous animals on the island, or when I would get ready for competitions with the locals.)

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9 hours ago, MetalheadFromBama said:

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Good classic album that I’ve greatly admired since the first time I heard it)

2. Black Sabbath - Sabotage (Another great classic Sabbath album which had influences on thrash (ex. Symptom of the Universe) and NWoBHM (ex. Megalomania) )

3. Judas Priest - British Steel (A great classic album with power and heaviness. If you could only listen to 5 metal albums for the rest of your life, who wouldn’t want to listen to the Metal Gods?)

4. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (A great album that got me interested in gothic rock and gothic metal. It has quite some heaviness and just a great feeling overall.) 

5. Rage Against The Machine - Renegades (A great album that combines rap with metal. It would pump me up for when I would have to hunt down dangerous animals on the island, or when I would get ready for competitions with the locals.)

Wow, two Black Sabbath albums!

Wouldn't you want some more variety? 'Sabotage' is such a great album - these days I think it's my second favourite after 'Paranoid'. Actually, your choices here are pretty clever, because there's quite a variety of sounds and styles between the self-titled and 'Sabotage'. 

The Rage Against the Machine seems the odd one out here, but it could be a nice alternative to the classic metal (and Type O's masterpiece) that makes up the rest of this list. 

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32 minutes ago, Requiem said:

Wow, two Black Sabbath albums!

Wouldn't you want some more variety? 'Sabotage' is such a great album - these days I think it's my second favourite after 'Paranoid'. Actually, your choices here are pretty clever, because there's quite a variety of sounds and styles between the self-titled and 'Sabotage'. 

The Rage Against the Machine seems the odd one out here, but it could be a nice alternative to the classic metal (and Type O's masterpiece) that makes up the rest of this list. 

I did think a bit about variety when it came to this list, but if I chose more of a variety, then some of my favorite albums wouldn’t have made the list. I thought about possibly putting Metallica’s “Kill Em’ All” or Mayhem’s “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” on the list to add more variety. I would have added those two albums if I could take 10 metal albums to a desert island instead of just 5.

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On 11/15/2018 at 12:39 AM, Stringfellow_Hawke said:

Ahhh man this is a tough one...

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Becoming The Archetype - Dichotomy

Mechina - Progenitor

Amon Amarth - Twilight of The Thunder God

Cool list.

Although I'm not familiar with Becoming the Archetype or Mechina , you've got some solid quality with 'Puppets' and 'Vulgar'. And you've picked the best Amon Amarth album too - I love that album. Good stuff. 

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

Cool list.

Although I'm not familiar with Becoming the Archetype or Mechina , you've got some solid quality with 'Puppets' and 'Vulgar'. And you've picked the best Amon Amarth album too - I love that album. Good stuff. 

 

I highly recommend you check out Mechina and Becoming The Archetype.

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