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  • The recent passing of Clive Burr caused me to revisit my dark and dingey musical past.

    Have to say Killers still sounds amazing 32 years on and is still right up there for me.

    What about yous lot?

    “Strong arm of the Law” Saxon

    Does it for me, I love “Another Perfect Day” Motorhead, purists would disagree.

    Hmmmmm what else, what else?

    “Ride the Lightening” Metallica
    “Balls to the Wall” Accept
    “Live at te Budokahn” MSG
    “5051” Van Halen
    ANY Bon Scot era AC-DC album

    the list is endless

    wilko1999
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    Reign in Blood and South of Heaven – Slayer
    DCLXVI – Entombed
    Master of Puppets – Metallica

    DrRSwank
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    Listening to early Maiden here also.

    But Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell and Rainbows Rising are faves (I like my Dio).

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera is up there for me. Also Fear Factory’s Obsolete.

    LS
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    Rising – Rainbow
    Sabotage and SBS – Sabbath
    One after Clive Burr but I love Piece of Mind by Maiden
    Puppets or Lightning by ‘Tallica
    I don’t really think of AC/DC as metal but as above, any Bon era album

    teenrat
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    Just beat me, vulgar display of power as well! Plus Cowboys from Hell

    I have always said that Paul DiAnno was a better singer than B Dickenson and have always been shot down. I stand by it though that Killers and Iron maiden are the best albums by Iron maiden.

    Draconian Times by Paradise Lost
    Rust in Peace and Countdown to Extinction – Megadeth
    Persistance of Time – Anthrax

    Tom B
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    Any System of a Down Album
    Slipknot’s first Album
    The War of Art-American Head Charge

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    Ride the Lightning is probably my favourite Metallica album

    Does Songs For the Deaf by QOTSA count?

    snakebite
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    Early Maiden, Purple, Rainbow, Sabbath, MSG, all gets played on the ipod

    edlong
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    The interesting debate on this thread, I’m guessing, is going to be around defining what is, and isn’t “heavy metal”.

    So, to get the ball rolling, I’m going to nominate Def Leppard’s Hysteria, Guns ‘n’ Roses Appetite for Destruction and any album by Deep Purple.

    EDIT: A couple of contentious ones came in while I was on the phone in the middle of typing that.

    boxfish
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    Sepultura – Beneath The Remains
    Autopsy – Severed Survival
    Celtic Frost – Into The Pandemonium

    \m/

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    The interesting debate on this thread, I’m guessing, is going to be around defining what is, and isn’t “heavy metal”.

    So, to get the ball rolling, I’m going to nominate Def Leppard’s Hysteria, Guns ‘n’ Roses Appetite for Destruction and any album by Deep Purple.

    Hard to argue against that when Lep spearheaded the NWOBHM.

    jools182
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    not sure if it’s strictly metal but Powerage – AC/DC

    and Superunknown by Soundgarden

    Rainbow- Rising
    Deep Purple-Machine Head
    Scorpions-Tokyo Tapes
    Judas Priest-Sad Wings Of Destiny

    stumpy01
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    Pantera
    Vulgar Display of Power & Great Soutern Trendkill

    Machine Head
    Burn My Eyes

    Wildhearts
    Earth v’s The Wildhearts (more rock than metal, I s’pose)

    Skid Row
    Slave to the Grind

    Corrosion of Conformity
    Deliverance

    RATM
    RATM

    The Almighty
    Powertrippin’

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    A perenial favourite in my ever-changing top ten is Dio’s Holy Diver.

    ti_pin_man
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    in no particular order:
    rainbow rising
    whitesnake – come an get it
    thin lizzy – thunder and lightening
    maiden – number of the beast
    sixx am – heroin diaries
    van halen – van halen
    stone sour – house of gold and bones
    tyketto – dont come easy
    journey – escape
    alice in chains – dirt
    bon jovi – slippery when wet
    deep purple – anything by mk 3 and 4
    incubus – morning view
    jimmy barnes – freight train heart
    linkin park – hybrid
    crue – shout at the devil
    scorpions – lovedrive
    night ranger – dawn patrol
    pantera – cowboys
    skid row – skid row
    gary moore – corridors of power
    gillan – magic

    hows that for a brain dump of good metal? <evil laugh>

    Motorhead – Motorhead
    Dio – Holy Diver
    Judas Priest – Stained Class
    Saxon – Wheels of Steel
    Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
    Not a definitive list by far but if was only allowed 5 albums to play ever again these would do….
    I reckon 90% of my turbo training ipod is filled with v.late 70’s and 80’s rock/metal!

    Mackem
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    Metallica – Ride the Lightning
    Black Sabbath – anything with Ozzy. (apart from never say die)
    Diamond head – Lighning to the nations.
    Ministry – The first half of Psalm 69

    mikey74
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    in no particular order:
    rainbow rising
    whitesnake – come an get it
    thin lizzy – thunder and lightening
    maiden – number of the beast
    sixx am – heroin diaries
    van halen – van halen
    stone sour – house of gold and bones
    tyketto – dont come easy
    journey – escape
    alice in chains – dirt
    bon jovi – slippery when wet
    deep purple – anything by mk 3 and 4
    incubus – morning view
    jimmy barnes – freight train heart
    linkin park – hybrid
    crue – shout at the devil
    scorpions – lovedrive
    night ranger – dawn patrol
    pantera – cowboys
    skid row – skid row
    gary moore – corridors of power
    gillan – magic

    hows that for a brain dump of good metal? <evil laugh>

    The OP said “metal”. 90% of that list barely qualifies as rock :mrgreen:

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    Killers IS the best Maiden album (…IMO!)Just superb, the basslines, drumming and Di’anno’s voice are great.

    Rage Against the Machine – RATM.
    Saxon – Wheels of Steel
    Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    Led Zep – IV
    Slayer – Reign in Blood
    Opeth – Blackwater Park
    Audioslave – Audioslave
    Pantera – Cowboys from Hell
    Judas Priest – Killing Machine
    Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry
    Rainbow – Rising

    There are so many… and so many Metal genres!!

    \m/

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    double post…

    edlong
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    Hard to argue against that when Lep spearheaded the NWOBHM.

    But does that qualify “Hysteria” as a metal album? If so then, production and sound wise, it’s not a million miles away from Bryan Adams “Waking up the Neighbours”

    How about Deep Purple – never considered themselves to be “metal”? Not sure that Zep or even Sabbath did either….

    How about Lenny Kravitz?

    scruff
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    Napalm Death – Scum

    mikey74
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    A random selection of my faves:

    Iron Maiden – Live After Death (cop-out,I know)
    Neurosis – Through Silver in Blood
    Entombed – Clandestine
    Death – Symbolic
    Crowbar – Time Heals Nothing
    Eyehategod – Take as Needed for Pain
    Metallica – ‘Lightning and ‘Puppets
    Black Sabbath – Masters of Reality
    Slayer – Reign in Blood

    Plus many many more

    mikey74
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    Killers IS the best Maiden album (…IMO!)Just superb, the basslines, drumming and Di’anno’s voice are great.

    No, no it’s not.

    Hard to argue against that when Lep spearheaded the NWOBHM.

    No they didn’t.

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    Sabbath are metal. Their sound is surely the root of all metal – no!?

    Pigface
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    Great to see the Gay Germans getting some love 😉

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    Killers IS the best Maiden album (…IMO!)Just superb, the basslines, drumming and Di’anno’s voice are great.

    I reiterate: IN MY OPINION!

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    a selection of mine, excluding those already mentioned above

    Slayer – South of Heaven
    Anthrax – Sounds of White Noise
    Skyscraper – Superstate
    Ugly Kid Joe – Least Wanted (it counts as metal, my computer says so)
    Skid Row – this was the first CD I ever heard so it gets a mention

    Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Colour Haze, Truckfighters these days

    mikey74
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    Killers IS the best Maiden album (…IMO!)Just superb, the basslines, drumming and Di’anno’s voice are great.

    I reiterate: IN MY OPINION!

    But you are wrong :mrgreen:

    sebgt
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    Sabbath are a lot more ‘Metal’ than Led Zep

    Killers and Iron Maiden albums are awesome, so are most up to and including Seventh Son

    Blackwater Park – Opeth
    Train of Thought – Dream Theater
    Black Sails at Midnight – Alestorm
    Archetype – Fear Factory
    Ashes of the Wake – Lamb of God
    Sonic Firestorm – Dragonforce
    Seasons in the Abyss – Slayer
    Alive of Just Breathing – Killswitch Engage
    Ascendancy – Trivium

    ti_pin_man
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    this is were the thread dies a slow death, what is metal?

    I grew up in the time of Gillan/Rainbow/ACDC et al.. back then it was classed as metal. At the Rainbow gig I was a heavy metal fan. Now compared to Metallica its not that heavy but when Metallica/Slayer arrived it was thrash metal, now I’m not sure but think its been downgraded to plain old just metal.

    So forget labels and list what you like under your banner of ‘metal’.

    CountZero
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    The interesting debate on this thread, I’m guessing, is going to be around defining what is, and isn’t “heavy metal”.

    If it originates from the Black Country, it’s Heavy Metal; anything else is Heavy Rock. Fact!

    acehtn
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    Can’t beat a bit of Spinal Tap or Bad News 🙂

    camo16
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    Metal moods always lead me to:

    Alice in Chains – Dirt, Facelift
    Metallica – Puppets and Lightening

    Nice to see votes for the above ^^^^^^ I’m not alone!

    bigyinn
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    wilko1999 – Member

    Reign in Blood and South of Heaven – Slayer
    DCLXVI – Entombed
    Master of Puppets – Metallica
    I salute your choices sir!
    Mine:-
    Slayer – God Hates us all ANGRY ANGRY ANGRY!
    Entombed – Uprising
    Napalm Death – Utopia Banished
    Death – Human
    Motorhead – Orgasmatron
    Obituary – End Complete
    Athiest – Unquestionable Presence

    _tom_
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    Pantera – any, they’re all awesome

    mikey74
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    Obituary – End Complete
    Slayer – God Hates us all ANGRY ANGRY ANGRY!

    You favour that Obituary over Cause of death and Slowly we Rot? Wow.

    … and God Hates us All is your favourite Slayer album?

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    Late 80s early 90s rock was just great, queensryche operation mind crime is an amazing album, incubus, deftones were and still are great,

    camo16
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    Megadeth – Rust in Peace

    Pretty fine.

    Mate of mine was stood too close to the bass speakers at a Megadeth gig and collapsed while the rest of us were happily moshing. Ah, good times.

    Entombed – Wolverine Blues
    Slayer – Reign in Blood

    Not quite metal but heavier than most of the “metal” albums so far – Converge – Jane Doe

    And this might be illegal but my favourite Metallica album is And Justice For All

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    Therapy? – Troublegum
    White Zombie – Astro Creep 2000
    Deftones – White Pony
    Kyuss – Blues for a Red Sun
    NIN – Downward Spiral
    Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger

    Yeah, yeah, some of that’s Stoner Rock, Grunge, Industrial, etc etc… It’s all good though 🙂

    camo16
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    And this might be illegal but my favourite Metallica album is And Justice For All

    Not illegal, but contentious. St Anger or Reload would be seriously frowned upon though.

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