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  • My Favorite Standard Death Metal Albums of Each Year

    Lug 9 2011, 8:15

    1985: Possessed - Seven Churches
    1986: Morbid Angel - Abominations of Desolation
    1987: Death - Scream Bloody Gore
    1988: Death - Leprosy
    1989: Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

    1990: Cancer - To the Gory End
    1991: Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
    1992: Deicide - Legion
    1993: Krabathor - Cool Mortification
    1994: Cannibal Corspe - The Bleeding
    1995: Krabathor - Lies
    1996: Num Skull - When Suffering Comes
    1997: Deicide - Serpents of the Light
    1998: Krabathor - Orthodox
    1999: Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst

    2000: Kataklysm - The Prophecy (The Stigmata of the Immaculate)
    2001: Kataklysm - Epic: The Poetry of War
    2002: Malevolent Creation - The Will to Kill
    2003: Krabathor - Dissuade Truth
    2004: Cannibal Corpse - The Wretched Spawn
    2005: Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
    2006: Decide - The Stench of Redemption
    2007: Malevolent Creation - Doomsday X
    2008: Cannabis Corpse - Tube of the Resinated
    2009: Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague

    2010: Malevolent Creation - Invidious Dominion
    2011: ???
  • My Favorite Tech/Brutal Death Albums of Each Year

    Lug 9 2011, 8:02

    NOTES:
    - I go heavier on the Tech side than the Brutal side.
    - I don't have Tech Death albums from every year.
    - You may not consider some of the entries Tech/Brutal Death, but I do.

    1991: Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
    1993: Demilich - Nespithe
    1994: Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh
    1995: Suffocation - Pierced From Within
    1996: Dying Fetus - Purification Through Violence
    1997: Capharnaum - Reality Only Fantasized
    1998: Dying Fetus - Killing On Adrenaline
    1999: Iniquity - Five Across the Eyes

    2000: Decapitated - Winds of Creation
    2001: Sceptic - Pathetic Being
    2002: Decapitated - Nihility
    2003: Psycroptic - The Scepter of the Ancients
    2004: Decapitated - The Negation
    2005: Gorod - Neurotripsicks*
    2006: Gorod - Leading Vision
    2007: Illogicist - The Insight Eye
    2008: Arghoslent - Hornets of the Pogrom
    2009: Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles

    2010: Soreption - Deterioration of Minds
    2011: Monumental Torment - Element of Chaos





    *Although that album was released under the name Gorgasm in 2004, my version is the Gorod version from 2005 with bonus tracks.
  • Best albums of each year since 1967

    Lug 11 2009, 2:10

    I was reading through my previous journal that is similar, and I realized I don't really agree with some of those any more. Here's a new list with a few bonus years!

    1967: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Notable album(s):
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    1968: Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
    Notable album(s):
    Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
    Arthur Brown - Fire/Rest Cure

    1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
    Notable album(s):
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II


    1970: Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Notable album(s):
    Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come

    1971: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Notable album(s):
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    Deep Purple - Fireball
    Jethro Tull - Aqualung

    1972: Black Sabbath - Vol.4
    Notable album(s):
    Deep Purple - Machine Head

    1973: Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    Notable album(s):
    Aerosmith - Aerosmith
    Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
    Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation

    1974: Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
    Notable album(s):
    Thin Lizzy - Nightlife
    Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
    Deep Purple - Stormbringer

    1975: Black Sabbath - Sabotage
    Notable album(s):
    Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
    Thin Lizzy - Fighting
    Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
    Nazareth - Hair of the Dog

    1976: Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
    Notable album(s):
    Aerosmith - Rocks
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Rainbow - Rising
    Rush - 2112

    1977: Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
    Notable album(s):
    Aerosmith - Draw the Line
    Judas Priest - Sin After Sin

    1978: Aerosmith - Live! Bootleg
    Notable album(s):
    Judas Priest - Stained Class
    Van Halen - Van Halen
    Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

    1979: Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
    Notable album(s):
    Motorhead - Overkill
    Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
    Riot - Narita
    Saxon - Saxon
    Van Halen - Van Halen II


    1980: Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    Notable album(s):
    Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
    Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
    Judas Priest - British Steel
    Motorhead - Ace of Spades

    1981: Saxon - Denim and Leather
    Notable album(s):
    Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules
    Thin Lizzy - Renegade
    Van Halen - Fair Warning
    Joe Perry - I've Got the Rock 'N Rolls Again

    1982: Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed
    Notable album(s):
    Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
    Manowar - Battle Hymns
    Scorpions - Blackout
    Accept - Restless and Wild
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

    1983: Thin Lizzy - Thunder and Lightning
    Notable album(s):
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Mercyful Fate - Melissa
    Slayer - Show No Mercy
    Metallica - Kill 'Em All

    1984: Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    Notable album(s):
    Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
    Metal Church - Metal Church
    Grave Digger - Heavy Metal Breakdown
    Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
    Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry

    1985: Slayer - Hell Awaits
    Notable album(s):
    Megadeth - Killing is My Business... and Business is Good!
    Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
    Carnivore - Carnivore
    Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
    Piledriver - Metal Inquisition
    Exodus - Bonded by Blood

    1986: Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    Notable album(s):
    Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    Metal Church - The Dark
    Motorhead - Orgasmatron
    Dark Angel - Darkness Descends

    1987: Overkill - Taking Over
    Notable album(s):
    Leeway - Born to Expire
    Dio - Dream Evil
    Holy Moses - Finished With the Dogs
    D.R.I. - Crossover

    1988: Blind Guardian - Battalions of Fear
    Notable album(s):
    Megadeth - So Far... So Good... So What!
    Overkill - Under the Influence
    Testament - The New Order
    Bathory - Blood Fire Death
    Danzig - Danzig I
    Znowhite - Act of God
    Death - Leprosy

    1989: Annihilator - Alice In Hell
    Notable album(s):
    Overkill - The Years of Decay
    Aerosmith - Pump
    Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind
    Sabbat - Dreamweaver
    D.R.I. - Thrash Zone
    Holy Moses - The New Machine of Liechtenstein
    Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness



    1990: Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    Notable album(s):
    Annihilator - Never, Neverland
    Artillery - By Inheritance
    Kreator - Coma of Souls
    Judas Priest - Painkiller
    Black Sabbath - TYR
    Bathory - Hammerheart
    Cancer - To the Gory End
    Deicide - Deicide

    1991: Holy Moses - Terminal Terror
    Notable album(s):
    Overkill - Horrorscope
    Cancer - Death Shall Rise
    Cyclone Temple - I Hate, Therefore I Am
    Sepultura - Arise
    Type O Negative - Slow, Deep, and Hard

    1992: Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
    Notable album(s):
    Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated
    Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction
    Danzig - III: How the Gods Kill
    Deicide - Legion
    Obituary - The End Complete
    Sodom - Tapping the Vein
    W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol

    1993: Krabathor - Cool Mortification
    Notable album(s):
    Internal Decay - A Forgotten Dream
    Lawnmower Deth - Billy
    Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
    Grave Digger - The Reaper

    1994: Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
    Notable album(s):
    Slayer - Divine Intervention
    Overkill - W.F.O.
    Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
    Danzig - Danzig 4p
    Megadeth - Youthanasia
    Visceral Evisceration - Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh


    1995: Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
    Notable album(s):
    Krabathor - Lies
    Grave Digger - Heart of Darkness
    Cancer - Black Faith
    Deicide - Once Upon the Cross
    Tankard - The Tankard

    1996: Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics
    Notable album(s):
    Dying Fetus - Purification Through Violence
    Annihilator - In Command (Live 1989-1990)
    Cryptopsy - None So Vile
    Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill

    1997: Exodus - Another Lesson in Violence
    Notable album(s):
    Saxon - Unleash the Beast
    Overkill - From the Underground and Below
    Ewigkeit - Battle Furies
    Alchemist - Spiritech

    1998: Vintersorg - Till Fjalls
    Notable album(s):
    Arghoslent - Galloping Through the Battle Ruins
    Dying Fetus - Killing On Adrenaline
    Soilent Green - Sewn Mouth Secrets
    dredg - Leitmotif

    1999: Vintersorg - Odemarkens Son
    Notable album(s):
    Overkill - Necroshine
    Grave Digger - Excalibur
    Judas Iscariot - Heaven in Flames
    Overkill - Coverkill


    2000: Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
    Notable album(s):
    Agents of Oblivion - Agents of Oblivion
    Alchemist - Organasm
    Decapitated - Winds of Creation
    Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition
    Overkill - Bloodletting

    2001: Annihilator - Carnival Diablos
    Notable album(s):
    Sodom - M-16
    Amon Amarth - The Crusher
    Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero
    Sceptic - Pathetic Being
    Destruction - The Antichrist

    2002: Decapitated - Nihility
    Notable album(s):
    Archoslent - Incorrigible Bigotry
    Iniquity - Grime
    Annihilator - Waking the Fury

    2003: Grave Digger - Rheingold
    Notable album(s):

    Tyr - Eric the Red
    Psycroptic - The Scepter of the Ancients
    Sleep - Dopesmoker

    2004: Ewigkeit - Radio Ixtlan
    Notable album(s):
    Decapitated - The Negation
    Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
    Senmuth - Vdol' Puti K Podnebesnoy...
    Arsis - A Celebration of Guilt
    Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
    Danzig - Circle of Snakes

    2005: Ewigkeit - Conspiritus
    Notable album(s):
    Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine
    Annihilator - Schizo Deluxe
    Michael Angelo Batio - Hands Without Shadows
    Holy Moses - Strength, Will, Power, Passion
    Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
    Gargoyle - Ryuu Kaze Ronpuu
    Senmuth - RXG-242-11
    Kreator - Enemy of God

    2006: Celtic Frost - Monotheist
    Notable album(s):
    Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
    Gorod - Leading Vision
    Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
    Deicide - The Stench of Redemption
    Mastery - Lethal Legacy

    2007: Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost
    Notable album(s):
    Death Heaven - Viral Apocalypse
    Vintersorg - Solens Rotter
    Type O Negative - Dead Again
    Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying
    Megadeth - United Abominations
    Space Eater - Merciful Angel

    2008: Holy Moses - Agony of Death
    Notable album(s):
    Arghoslent - Hornets of the Pogrom
    Senmuth - Kemet High Tech. Part I: Artefacts
    Eliminator - Breaking the Wheel
    Forefather - Steadfast
    Meshuggah - obZen
    Machinery - The Passing

    2009: Skeletonwitch - Breathing the Fire
    Notable album(s):
    Megadeth - Endgame
    Senmuth - Exouniverse
    Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
    Gorod - Process of a New Decline
    Cauldron - Chained to the Nite
    Tyr - By the Light of the Northern Star
    Grave Digger - Ballads of a Hangman


    2010: Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
    Notable album(s):
    Soreption - Deterioration of Minds
    Tenet - Sovereign
    Accept - Blood of the Nations
    Malevolent Creation - Invidious Dominion
    Overkill - Ironbound
    Annihilator - Annihilator
    Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
    Jack Slater - Extinction Aftermath


    2011: Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
    Notable album(s):
    Vader - Welcome to the Morbid Reich
    Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
    Senmuth - Geheimatite
    Toxic Holocaust - Conjure and Command
    Gorod - Transcendence
    Senmuth - Hexeractime
  • Favorite Classic Rock albums 1969-Present

    Ott 13 2008, 1:16

    1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
    1970: Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
    1971: Thin Lizzy - Thin Lizzy
    1972: Thin Lizzy - Shades of a Blue Orphanage
    1973: Aerosmith - Aerosmith
    1974: Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
    1975: Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
    1976: Aerosmith - Rocks
    1977: Aerosmith - Draw The Line
    1978: Van Halen - Van Halen
    1979: Van Halen - Van Halen II

    Album of 69/70s - Toys In The Attic
    Band of 69/70s - Aerosmith

    1980: The Joe Perry Project - Let the Music Do the Talking
    1981: Van Halen - Fair Warning
    1982: Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place
    1983: The Joe Perry Project - Once A Rocker, Always A Rocker
    1984: Van Halen - 1984
    1985: Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    1986: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
    1987: Frehley's Comet - Frehley's Comet
    1988: Frehley's Comet - Second Sighting
    1989: Aerosmith - Pump

    Album of the 80s - Frehley's Comet
    Band of the 80s - Frehley's Comet

    1990: AC/DC - The Razor's Edge
    1991: Guns 'N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
    1992: Stevie Ray Vaughan - In The Beginning
    1993: Guns 'N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident?
    1994: Sammy Hagar - Unboxed
    1995: Eric Clapton - The Cream of Clapton
    1996: Jackyl - Night of the Living Jackyl
    1997: Aerosmith - Nine Lives
    1998: Aerosmith - A Little South of Sanity
    1999: George Thorogood - Half a Boy, Half a Man

    Album of the 90s - Night of the Living Jackyl
    Band of the 90s - Guns 'N' Roses

    2000: AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
    2001: Aerosmith - Just Push Play
    2002: Ted Nugent - Craveman
    2003: Jackyl - 20th Century Masters Collection
    2004: Aerosmith - Honkin' on Bobo
    2005: Joe Perry - Joe Perry
    2006: Ace Frehley - Greatest Hits Live
    2007: Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
    2008: Molly Hatchet - Southern Rock Masters

    Album of the 00s - Runnin' Wild
    Band of the 00s - Airbourne

    NOTE: The reason Thin Lizzy isn't the top band more in the 70s is because from 1974 onward, they are considered Heavy Metal, and not Classic Rock.
  • Best Thrash albums of each year Thrash has existed

    Ott 13 2008, 0:55

    Inspired by my 40 years list. The purpose of this list is to expose a lot of solid releases that were overshadowed in that previous list. Enjoy.

    1982: Metallica - No Life 'Til Leather
    1983: Overkill - Power In Black
    1984: Anthrax - Fistful of Metal
    1985: Slayer - Hell Awaits
    1986: Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    1987: Overkill - Taking Over
    1988: Overkill - Under the Influence
    1989: Overkill - The Years of Decay

    Band of the 80s: Overkill
    Album of the 80s: Power In Black

    1990: Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    1991: Overkill - Horrorscope
    1992: Holy Moses - Reborn Dogs
    1993: Acid Drinkers - Fishdick
    1994: Slayer - Divine Intervention
    1995: Tankard - The Tankard
    1996: Overkill - The Killing Kind
    1997: Overkill - From the Underground and Below
    1998: Pariah - Unity
    1999: Overkill - Necroshine

    Band of the 90s: Overkill
    Album of the 90s: Divine Intervention

    2000: Overkill - Bloodletting
    2001: Annihilator - Carnival Diablos
    2002: Annihilator - Waking the Fury
    2003: Overkill - Killbox 13
    2004: Skeletonwitch - At One With the Shadows
    2005: Heathen - 2005 Demo
    2006: Mastery - Lethal Legacy
    2007: Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost
    2008: Holy Moses - Agony Of Death
    2009: Skeletonwitch - Breathing the Fire

    Band of the 00s: Skeletonwitch
    Album of the 00s: Agony of Death

    2010: Tenet - Sovereign
  • My favorite albums of the past 40 years

    Ott 13 2008, 0:08

    1968: Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida
    1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country

    Band of the 60s: Iron Butterfly
    Album of the 60s: In A Gadda Da Vida

    1970: Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    1971: Deep Purple - Fireball
    1972: Deep Purple - Machine Head
    1973: Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    1974: Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
    1975: Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
    1976: Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
    1977: Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
    1978: Van Halen - Van Halen
    1979: Motorhead - Overkill

    Band of the 70s: Aerosmith
    Album of the 70s: Bad Reputation

    1980: Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    1981: Saxon - Denim and Leather
    1982: Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
    1983: Dio - Holy Diver
    1984: Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    1985: Slayer - Hell Awaits
    1986: Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
    1987: Overkill - Taking Over
    1988: Overkill - Under the Influence
    1989: Overkill - The Years of Decay (!)

    Band of the 80s: Overkill
    Album of the 80s: The Years of Decay

    1990: Cancer - To The Gory End
    1991: Type O Negative - Slow, Deep, and Hard
    1992: Danzig - Danzig III: How The Gods Kill
    1993: Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
    1994: Slayer - Divine Intervention
    1995: Deicide - Once Upon The Cross
    1996: Acid Bath - Paegan Terrorism Tactics
    1997: Exodus - Another Lesson in Violence
    1998: Vintersorg - Till Fjalls
    1999: Judas Iscariot - Heaven in Flames

    Band of the 90s: Acid Bath
    Album of the 90s: Divine Intervention

    2000: Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
    2001: Sodom - M-16
    2002: Decapitated - Nihility
    2003: Grave Digger - Rheingold
    2004: Decapitated - The Negation
    2005: Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
    2006: Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
    2007: Type O Negative - Dead Again
    2008: Motorhead - Motorizor

    Band of the 00s: Decapitated
    Album of the 00s: Cosmic Genesis

    There you have it!