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I love lists. I think they're a great way to learn where people are coming from musically. But how to approach this?

 

My 5 favorite bands of all time? Couldn't possibly narrow it down to just 5 after all these many decades of metal. I'll give ya 10.

1. Inquisition

2. Darkthrone

3. Motorhead

4. Celtic Frost

5. Overkill

6. Paradise Lost

7. Azaghal

8. The Chasm

9. Black Sabbath

10. Morrigan

 

For non-metal I'd have to throw in the Ramones and All Them Witches.

 

5 current favorite bands that I probably listen to the most from the last decade?

1. Murg

2. Archgoat

3. Darkthrone

4. Ordinance

5. Cosmic Psychos 

 

Favorite Albums of all time? Again it'd be nearly impossible to choose just 5. I went with 20. Sticking to one album per band, not strictly in order:

1. Nefarious Dismal Orations

2. Shades of God

3. Varg & Bjorn

4. To Mega Therion

5. The Nocturnal Silence

6. Themes Pour la Rebellion

7. Procession to the Infraworld

8. Whore of Bethlehem

9. And so the Night Became

10. Trivne Impvrity Rites

11. Promulgation of the Fall

12. The Underground Resistance or maybe Panzerfaust 

13. Desert Northern Black

14. Reign in Blood

15. Iron Fist

16. Sabotage

17. For Chaos, Obscurity and Desolation

18. Enslaved in Darkness

19. Endless Procession of Souls

20. Towards Divine Death

and not metal but the Ramones debut never falls out of rotation.

 

 

 

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Hmmm... 

Top 5 all-time metal bands (if I have to limit it to 5)

Judas Priest

Emperor

Inquisition

Opeth

Black Sabbath

(6-10): Iron Maiden, Metallica, Archgoat, Manila Road, Bolt Thrower

Top 5 current bands

Blood Incantation

Circle of Ouroboros

Eternal Champion

Hallas

Spectral Wound

Non metal

Rush

The Cure

Miles Davis

David Bowie

All time Desert Island albums 
The Cure - Disintegration 
Rush - Moving Pictures
Rush – 2112 
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Bad Religion – How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Fugazi – Fugazi (first EP) 
Refused – The Shape of Punk To Come
Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves 
Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire
Sumerlands - Sumerlands
Manila Road - Crystal Logic
Iron Maiden – Powerslave
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Metallica - AJFA 
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken... 
Opeth - Blackwater Park 
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
Blood Incantation – Starspawn 
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse 
Inquisition - Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient Cult
Demoncy – Joined in Darkness 
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
Dawn - Slaughtersun
Archgoat – Whore of Bethlehem 
HUM - Inlet

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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Just wait until you guys find the "all time favorite" and "desert island" and "top ten" threads and copy all this over.

My current top 5 metal bands, like over the past two weeks:

Abigor

Ad Nauseam

Akercocke

Deathspell Omega

...and Titan Force, I guess? Pagan's Mind? Something goofy.

Oh we'll get there. We are professional list makers sir. Just don't ask the Goatmaster General to do it in a timely fashion.

Curious on your choice of Akercocke as a current top 5. What are your thoughts on Renaissance? I love me some 'cocke. Definitely an all time band for me (just outside the top 10), but I've been somewhat lukewarm on it.

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5 hours ago, navybsn said:

Oh we'll get there. We are professional list makers sir. Just don't ask the Goatmaster General to do it in a timely fashion.

Curious on your choice of Akercocke as a current top 5. What are your thoughts on Renaissance? I love me some 'cocke. Definitely an all time band for me (just outside the top 10), but I've been somewhat lukewarm on it.

Akercocke rules, and Renaissance has become one of my favorites from them. I probably listen to it more than any of theirs except Words. It took me a couple listens to warm up to the more vulnerable and awkward-sounding vocal parts - not usually something I'd be too excited about - but once it all clicked I felt like they were perfect. Great to hear them sounding inspired and cohesive again. Antichrist is the one I haven't connected with, I can't seem to get past feeling like it's a little disjointed and aimless. I go in and out of listening to them regularly, but I've been in the mood a lot lately.

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Akercocke rules, and Renaissance has become one of my favorites from them. I probably listen to it more than any of theirs except Words. It took me a couple listens to warm up to the more vulnerable and awkward-sounding vocal parts - not usually something I'd be too excited about - but once it all clicked I felt like they were perfect. Great to hear them sounding inspired and cohesive again. Antichrist is the one I haven't connected with, I can't seem to get past feeling like it's a little disjointed and aimless. I go in and out of listening to them regularly, but I've been in the mood a lot lately.

The vocals are what get me. Vulnerable and awkward sounding is the perfect description of Jason's vocals. May give it a spin today since it's been a while.

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Have you guys heard Werewolves? Features Matt Wilcock who was in Akercocke.
They're a blend of grind and death metal with some black metal flavouring. I've heard great reviews of their latest album, but I personally think their first album, The Dead Are Screaming is a lot better. 

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3 hours ago, Yowie said:

Have you guys heard Werewolves? Features Matt Wilcock who was in Akercocke.
They're a blend of grind and death metal with some black metal flavouring. I've heard great reviews of their latest album, but I personally think their first album, The Dead Are Screaming is a lot better. 

Is this the band you mean? If so I really enjoyed "What a time to be alive", dumb and brutal, just like it should be.

 

 

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