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    darkwolf's Metal Recommendations

    This are some of the best contemporary metal albums I have found over the past seven years. I gave five stars to albums I listen to frequently and are must-owns for me:

    Folk/Black

    Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

    Asmegin - Hin Vordende Sod & Sø

    ***** Dalriada - Kikelet

    Empyrium - A Wintersunset...

    ***** Klabautamann - Der Ort

    Ruins of Beverast, The - Rain Upon the Impure

    Windir - Arntor

    Wintersun - Wintersun


    Technical/Progressive/Death

    ***** Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale

    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

    Augury - Concealed

    Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence

    Cynic - Focus

    Death - Individual Thought Patterns

    Devin Townsend Band, The - Synchestra

    Disillusion - Back to the Times of Splendor

    Immolation - Close to a World Below

    Orphaned Land - Mabool : The Story of the Three Sons of Seven

    Psycroptic - The Scepter of the Ancients

    UneXpect - In a Flesh Aquarium


    Clean Vocals/Instrumental

    Dragonland - Astronomy

    ***** Pharaoh - The Longest Night

    Red Sparrows - At the Soundless Dawn


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    Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
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    great thread!



    Technical/Progressive/Death:

    Meshuggah-Nothing (actually all their albums) like cynic's meaner colder-older brother


    http://www.meshuggah.net/

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    Suicidal Tendencies- they've been ahead of the game for a decade and they invented that whole rap metal thing.

    Suggested albums, "How will I laugh Tomorrow" and "Lights, Camera, Revolution"

    Faith no More- All of it.

    Therapy?
    Criminally underrated Irish mentalists with the greatest drummer I've ever heard.

    Listen to less Dragonforce and more Dio or Maiden.

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    Opeth - Blackwater Park (Best album. Ever. All of Opeth's albums are amazing actually)

    Between the Buried and Me - Colors (Listen to it's entirety. DON'T SHUFFLE SONGS. It's recorded and meant to be played as one song.)

    Nile - Annihilate the Wicked (Some might not like this one but when it comes to "extreme" Death Metal they're probably my favorite)

    The Sword - Age of Winters (In the vein of black sabbath. I love this band. They're great live too.)

    Ihsahn - The Adversary (I don't listen to much black metal but I love this band and this album. They sound a lot like Opeth actually)

    High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings (Doom metal. Sounds a bit like the sword only heavier. His voice is pretty intense.)


    I'll post more later.

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    Orphaned Land - Mabool : The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
    Meshuggah-Nothing (actually all their albums) like cynic's meaner colder-older brother
    Quoted in agreement. Both are good albums.

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    World Burns To Death-Totalitarian Sodomy (actually a crust punk band, but should please metal fans)

    Kreator-Enemy Of God

    Municipal Waste-The Art Of Partying (thrash punk band, got a good 80s sound to em)

    Behind Enemy Lines-Behind Enemy Lines (another crust punk band, but should appeal to metal fans)

    Watch Them Die-Bastard Son

    Discharge-Never Again (80s hardcore punk, they were an influence on Metallica)

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    Black Sabbath - Paranoid

    Tool - Lateralus & AEnima

    Alice in Chains - Dirt

    Meshuggah - Nothing, obZen, and Chaosphere

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    Roadrunner United - Blood and flames, Army of the sun, I dont want to be (a superhero)
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    KINGCRIMSON
    this is an old school classic70s band...the ancestor of the progressive metal thats coming out these days
    some heavy shit


    i specifically love this song 'cause the lyrics are about an obsession with drawing..and it reads as
    coming from personal experience...



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    as Jake said Tool Lateralus and Pantera Vulgar Display of Power

    also Faith No More Angel Dust,
    Metallica Justice for all,
    System of a Down Toxicity,
    Rage Against the Machine debut,
    Sound Garden Bad Motor Finger
    Black Sabbath listening to Disc 1 of the best of
    Pantera Great Southern Trend
    Sepultra Roots bloody Roots
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    Fine choices Tom.

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    Someone beat me to saying Blackwater Park. So Speed Metal Symphony by Cacophony.

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    Astral Doors - Astralism
    I saw them live on Blind Guardian's last concert.
    Boy, they sure suck live. Haven't heard a single recorded thing from them though.




    I won't list any albums now because I'm.. uh a lazy bum.
    Anyway, some shit I found to be awesome last couple of years:
    Nile
    Wintersun
    Menhir
    Blind Guardian
    Ensiferum
    Savage Circus
    Thrudvangar
    Alestorm
    TÝR
    Stormwarrior
    Anthem
    Deathchain
    Nattefrost
    The Crown
    Sigh
    Sex Machineguns
    Volbeat
    ~Aikaryu~ - no srsly they fucking rock
    Demonoid


    (yeah I know, I recently found out that japanese people can make awesome music)

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    some classic scandinavian BM is missing here

    Dark Throne - Transylvanian Hunger
    Marduk - Panzerdivision Marduk
    Gorgoroth - Under the Sign of Hell , Incipit Satan
    Burzum - Filosofem , Aske , Hviss Lyset Tar Oss , Hlidskjalf (ambient)
    Satyricon - Nemesis Divina , Dark Medieval Times , Rebel Extravaganza
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarxous View Post
    Someone beat me to saying Blackwater Park. So Speed Metal Symphony by Cacophony.
    Awesome man. Thanks. They didn't have it on itunes so I actually had to go to a store to get it! :o Can you believe that????

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    get some misery signals up ya!

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    Wintersun is the bomb
    one of my favourites would be:

    Death - Symbolic
    Carcass - Heartwork
    Kreator - Extreme Aggressions
    Slayer - Reign In Blood

    and also lots of "old school" thrash, and yeah the new thrash bands like "Evile", "Warbringer" are great !!

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    I listen mostly to power/speed metal and those are mostly artists I discovered last year with a few exceptions

    But I'd say my favourites are

    Dragonland - Astronomy
    X Japan - Dahlia
    Helloween - Gambling With the Devil
    Gamma Ray - No World Order
    Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
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    darkwolf's Metal Recommendations

    Melancholia - The Dark Reflections of Your Soul. One of the best albums I've heard in a while, maybe ever.


    darkwolf's Metal Recommendations

    Direwolf - Beyond The Lands of Human Existence. It's the side project from Mike Lerner of Behold... The Arctopus (speaking of which, also buy Skullgrid.) Direwolf is a great black album.

    Both of these are meant to be listened to all the way through so don't skip around, they won't make sense and you'll be disappointed if you do.

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    If you people haven`t already listened to Cynics new baby "Traced In Air" then...GET IT !....not as "hard" as Focus but the sound/feel of the record is amazing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    "Art is the physical result of your soul battling with your intellect to the death...with a sharp pencil..."
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    i've recently been addicted to crowbar's "life's blood for the downtrodden". you probably know the song "slave no more",if you don't, get it.
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    Here's two Metal recommendations from me (Note: these are the songs, not the alblums they came from):
    Gwar
    -Meat Sandwich

    Man-O-War
    -Battle Hymn

    Black Label Society
    -Counterfeit God

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    Decrepit Birth-Diminishing Between Worlds
    Krallice-Krallice
    Crimson Moonlight-Veil of Remembrance
    Exhale-Prototype
    Kalmah-The Black Waltz
    Kalmah-They Will Return
    Excurses-Devil's Footprints
    Hate Eternal-I, Monarch
    Hate Eternal-King of All Kings
    Spirit's Breeze-None Should Perish
    Tortured Conscience-Every Knee Shall Bow
    Beyond The Sixth Seal-Earth and Sphere
    Callisto-Noir

    That's all I got.

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    This is such an old thread hahaha. I barely listen to any of the band I recommended anymore. It's amazing to think I was just discovering Opeth, Tool, and Meshuggah at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    Awesome man. Thanks. They didn't have it on itunes so I actually had to go to a store to get it! :o Can you believe that????
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    ... that was before I started buying CD's. iTunes is such a waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    This is such an old thread hahaha. I barely listen to any of the band I recommended anymore. It's amazing to think I was just discovering Opeth, Tool, and Meshuggah at that time.
    I didn't even notice the date on the first post. I'm just glad I didn't necro it.

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    Gorerotted- only tools and corpses
    Cannibal corpse- Kill, gallery of suicide, hammer smashed face
    Krisiun- ageless venomous
    Malevolent creation -dawn of possesion
    celtic frost- monotheist

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    Woah this is an old thread. I didn't think I had been on this board for that long. Anyway, here's another recommendation that I found a couple months ago

    Isis- I've heard them described as Post-metal, psychadelic rock, atmospheric sludge, etc. Anyway they're great ambiance music, a really good band to put on when you're working on drawing and whatnot. So if you've been looking for some catchy background music while you're working, check em out.

    Here's the song "Carry" off their album "Oceanic"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Kobrin View Post
    Opeth - Blackwater Park (Best album. Ever. All of Opeth's albums are amazing actually)

    Between the Buried and Me - Colors (Listen to it's entirety. DON'T SHUFFLE SONGS. It's recorded and meant to be played as one song.)

    Nile - Annihilate the Wicked (Some might not like this one but when it comes to "extreme" Death Metal they're probably my favorite)

    The Sword - Age of Winters (In the vein of black sabbath. I love this band. They're great live too.)

    Ihsahn - The Adversary (I don't listen to much black metal but I love this band and this album. They sound a lot like Opeth actually)

    High on Fire - Blessed Black Wings (Doom metal. Sounds a bit like the sword only heavier. His voice is pretty intense.)


    I'll post more later.
    These are actually great suggestions though I barely listen to The Sword and I really don't like High on Fire anymore. I've seen The Sword twice live since posting this and High on Fire once. Also I like angL better than the Adversary and I think I might prefer Still Life over BWP (though both are in my top five all time favorites.) It's funny that I put that I barely listen to BM because that's pretty much all I listen to now. Also I wouldn't call HoF doom metal but rather stoner metal. They came from the band Sleep. Colors has faltered a little in my taste but it's still amazing. I don't like BTBAM nearly as much as I used to... saw them live too. and Opeth twice.

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