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Re: great albums I thought I had already made some recommendations but here we go: Angra - Angels Cry Angra - Temple of Shadows Angra - Aurora Consurgens Blaze - Silicon Messiah Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth Edguy - Mandrake Elvenking - Heathenreel Gamma Ray - Heading for Tomorrow Gamma Ray - Power Plant Grave Digger - War Games Grave Digger - The Reaper Grave Digger - Knights of the Cross Halford - Resurrection HammerFall - Glory to the Brave HammerFall - Crimson Thunder Helloween - Walls of Jericho Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Helloween - Better than Raw Helloween - The Dark Ride Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider Manowar - Kings of Metal Manowar - Louder Than Hell Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World Pegazus - Breaking the Chains Steel Attack - Diabolic Symphony Hibria - Defying the Rules

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Re: great albums

just bought Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side' date=' Persuader - Evolution Purgatory and Nocturnal Rites - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, and with that I've ticked off ReturnToCarthage's list so BlutAusNord your list is next[/quote'] werd 8-)

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and doom' date=' can't forget about doom, though my tolerance for harsh vocals has radically decreased in the last couple of years[/quote'] I'm betting you would probably dig some of the earlier prototypical black/death stuff more than modern stuff, so I'll see what I can get together for a list of stuff. As far as doom goes, I'm not as well versed in it as other genres. Mike (NTNR) is more knowledgeable about doom than I am, but his interest mostly lies on the harsh vocal side of the spectrum.

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Re: great albums so far as black metal goes I really dig Venom, have ever since I first heard them, I know people always say Mercyful Fate were a proto-black metal band (I'm not one of them) and I like them, NTNR did show me some funeral doom stuff a while back (funeral doom christmas songs from memory) that were interesting if not necessarily suited to my tastes

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so far as black metal goes I really dig Venom' date=' have ever since I first heard them, I know people always say Mercyful Fate were a proto-black metal band (I'm not one of them) and I like them, NTNR did show me some funeral doom stuff a while back (funeral doom christmas songs from memory) that were interesting if not necessarily suited to my tastes[/quote'] BaN is right, I tend to ignore most clean vocal Doom (and Metal in general). Unless the singer is outstanding I prefer harsh vocals. The music is usually more interesting IMO.

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Re: great albums I don't hate harsh vocals but I need to be in the right mood when I listen to them, even with clean vocals there are certain bands I listen to depending on my mood i.e. I'll listen to Priest and Maiden when I just want hard hitting metalness, if I want something more melodic I listen to some of the now rather large collection of power metal I've got etc. bands like Cradle Of Filth, Venom, Arch Enemy and Dimmu Borgir do get a listen occasionally but mainly when I'm in a more aggressive mood

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Re: great albums four new power metal related albums Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond Crimson Glory - Transcendance Deep Purple - Fireball (without Ian Gillian's powerful vocals there probably wouldn;t be a Judas Priest, and without Judas Priest there would be no power metal) Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards

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hey in addition to power I also have black' date=' death, doom, gothic, progressive AND thrash lists to get through plus I'm not exactly made of money[/quote'] I just did a new post of black metal vids today, and I've still got more to add in every category but prog and power. You've got some catching up to do.

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Re: great albums I know, I've just gotten to Arcturus in black, still on Iceni's list in death, at Anathema in doom, Iceni's list in prog and Coroner in thrash although I backtracked a bit since I bought Punishment For Decadence before going back to pick up Annihilator and Carnivore (the others weren't on iTunes and the record store is 45 minutes away, quite some distance if they don't have the albums I'm looking for

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yeah but everyone knows Iced Earth]s best albums was Night Of The Stormrider' date=' their best effort with Barlow was easily Burnt Offerings[/quote'] I've said the same things myself many times, but that doesn't mean they didn't do anything worth listening to after that. Even though Barlow's voice was getting worse, I still like Something Wicked, Horror Show, and (to a lesser extent) The Dark Saga. I know that I'm guilty of focusing on "essential", or "best" albums, maybe more than anybody else on here, but that doesn't mean a band can't still put out good material after their peak. Is it as good as Stormrider or Burnt Offerings? Not to me, but I still listen to it.

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