Best Albums: 1977-2016
Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas Mariner
|Most likely the album of the decade so far. Majestic on so many levels. Ignore the emo-screams (they don't happen too often), and you too can immensely enjoy this dynamic, emotive, genius metal album.|
2. Transcendence - DEVIN TOWNSEND
3. Triangle - SCHAMMASCH
2. In Times - ENSLAVED
3. The Plague Within - PARADISE LOST
Devin Townsend Sky Blue
|Disk 1 from the double album "Z2". A terrific collection of catchy pop metal.|
2. IV - One With the Storm - GHOST BRIGADE
Shade Empire Omega Arcane
Killing Joke MMXII
Best Tracks: On All Hallows Eve, In Cythera, Colony Collapse, Pole Shift.
Ladytron Gravity The Seducer
Best Tracks: White Elephant, Ace Of Hz, Ritual (instrumental), 90 Degrees, Mirage.
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
|As so often, this band places the best songs in the 2nd half, but the first half is far from average. This progressive metal album flows, no need to skip tracks.|
Best Tracks: Singular, Night Sight, Lightening.
Devin Townsend Addicted
|Frcrissakes, don't judge this album by its dull cover. One of the most complete masterpieces, hence why it is impossible to choose any highlights. Nearly all the songs are on the same very high level of quality.|
Best Tracks: all tracks except Ih-Ah
|Not as good as most albums on this list, but 2008 was a very weak year in music. The first half of the album is nothing exceptional, whereas the second half is where all the good and great stuff is.|
Best Tracks: Reflection, New Dawn, Center, The Watcher.
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
|This silly "space-opera" musical is highly entertaining and full of excellent melodies, very dynamic, adventurous and playful, and leaves all other albums behind it in a rather weak 2007.|
Best Tracks: Solar Winds, Hyperdrive, The Greys.
Killing Joke Hosannas From the Basements of Hell
|Some songs here are quite average, there is even a terrible track, but when this band gets it right there is almost no better.|
Best Tracks: This Tribal Antidote, Majestic, Judas Goat, Gratitude.
Strapping Young Lad Alien
|As strong as this album is, it's only their third-best. City is their masterpiece, and the rather extreme Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing is not far behind. A sonic assault on the senses, quite unpredictable and diverse for an extreme metal album.|
Best Tracks: Skeksis, Imperial, Shitstorm, Two Weeks.
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Best Tracks: Bounded by Allegiance, Violet Dawning, Return to Yggdrasil, Secrets of the Flesh (instrumental), Neogenesis.
Devin Townsend Accelerated Evolution
Best Tracks: Deadhead, Depth Charge, Storm, Suicide, Sunday Afternoon.
The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton Irony Is A Dead Scene
|This is an EP, with three original songs, and one Aphex Twin cover. Ignore the cover and enjoy the first three "songs", all of which are fookin' brilliant. Extreme metal for people with very strong nerves, highly original also.|
Fantômas The Director's Cut
|A collection of tracks/songs from various film soundtracks, often much-improved, sometimes almost unrecognizable. A unique album.|
Best Tracks: The Omen (Ave Satani), Charade, Vendetta, The Godfather.
Devin Townsend Physicist
|Fans of Devin Townsend mostly dislike this album, for whatever silly reasons. Perhaps they just needed to find an album that they can moan about because up until the mediocre "Ki" Townsend never gave them that opportunity.|
Best Tracks: Namaste, Victim, Planet Rain.
Mr. Bungle California
Best Tracks: None Of Them Knew They Were Robots, Retrovertigo, The Air-Conditioned Nightmare, Ars Moriendi.
Devin Townsend Infinity
Best Tracks: Truth, Christeen, Life is all Dynamics, Soul Driven Cadillac.
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Best Tracks: Life, Voices in the Fan, Regulator, Bastard.
Killing Joke Democracy
Best Tracks: Savage Freedom, Democracy, Absent Friends, Aeon.
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
|Ignore the first track - which is awful - but proceed straight to the rest, which is some of the most original and unpredictable music you'll ever get to have fun with.|
Best Tracks: Carry Stress in the Jaw, Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz, The Bends, Desert Search For Techno Allah, Chemical Marriage.
Killing Joke Pandemonium
|Their most metal-sounding album, it has only two weaker tracks. Some of its parts were recorded in the Egyptian pyramids.|
Best Tracks: Millennium, Communion, Pandemonium, Pleasures of the Flesh.
Voodoo Glow Skulls Who Is, This Is?
|Fun, energetic, playful ska-core, the best of its kind.|
Best Tracks: Sin Berguensa, La Migra, Insubordination, Dirty Rats, Revenge of the Nerds.
Faith No More Angel Dust
|The band's best album. Only one weak song.|
Best Tracks: Land of Sunshine, Caffeine, Midlife Crisis, Everything's Ruined, Malpractice, Be Aggressive.
Best Tracks: all of them
Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo Habitual
|With this album the pinnacle of alternative/psychedelic metal had been reached, never to be reached by any band since, including themselves on their subsequent releases. 6 songs are sublime, the other 3 average.|
Best Tracks: Stop!, No-One's Leaving, Then She Did, Three Days, Ain't No Right, Obvious.
Faith No More The Real Thing
|The album that catapulted Mike Patton into stardom and into the music world which badly needed someone like him.|
Best Tracks: Surprise! You're Dead!, Zombie Eaters, The Real Thing, Falling to Pieces.
Violence Eternal Nightmare
|A thrash classic, brilliant and energetic from start to finish, i.e. no fillers at all. Underrated and overlooked by many when it came out.|
Best Tracks: Calling In the Coroner, Eternal Nightmare.
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Voivod Killing Technology
Best Tracks: Tornado, Killing Technology.
Metallica Master of Puppets
Best Tracks: Battery, Damage Inc., Disposable Heroes, Orion (instrumental).
Exodus Bonded By Blood
Best Tracks: Bonded by Blood, And Then There Were None, Piranha, No Love.
Van Halen 1984
Best Tracks: House of Pain, Hot For Teacher, Jump, Panama.
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Best Tracks: Phantom Lord, Hit the Lights, Whiplash, Seek & Destroy.
Blade Runner OST
Best Tracks: Memories of Green, Blade Runner Blues, Tears in Rain, Love Theme.
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Best Tracks: Over the Mountain, Flying High Again, You Can't Kill Rock and Roll, S.A.T.O., Diary of a Madman.
Motörhead Ace of Spades
|So wonderfully raw and energetic, stands the test of time with ease and will remain a metal classic for the ages. Not all songs are brilliant, but those that impress are sublime.|
Best Tracks: The Hammer, Love Me Like a Reptile, Ace of Spades, JailBait.
Best Tracks: Kisses of Fire, Voulez-Vous, If It Wasn't for the Night, Chiquitita, Angel Eyes, As Good as New.
The Police Outlandos d'Amour
|I like to call them the best rock band of all time.|
Best Tracks: So Lonely, Roxanne, Next to You.
David Matthews Dune
Best Tracks: Space Oddity, Silent Running, Part I: Arrakis, Part III: Song of the Bene Gesserit.
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