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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Next I'll go with a well known genre and one I bet most of us love several records (me included). None other than Traditional Heavy Metal: Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973): Let me begin with the band that started it all and my favorite album from their catalogue (Paranoid is a...
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Three great picks... especially Chimera. I dislike all other Mayhem albums but Chimera has something. Regarding Dissection it was left out by a thread and as much as I like The Somberlain I would go with Storm Of The Light's Bane.
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Now here's a genre I like a ton of bands and albums... none other than Thrash Metal: Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986): Now I often say while both Show No Mercy and Kill 'Em All already had sparkles of Thrash on it they are essentially Speed Metal records IMO. So I consider 1984 the year zero...
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Whatever you feel is right ;)
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Next genre is on the opposite pole of the metal spectrum. Another one I'm not that much into either but also gave us some crazy good records: Black Metal. Here are my picks: Bathory - Blood Fire Death (1988): Let's face it... Bathory (namely Quorthon - RIP) invented almost the entirety of the...
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    At the end of the day varies while respecting a certain interval of common sense. What is the width of that interval you may ask? Well, whatever you honestly think is right.
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    10 favorite records from each metal genre (one per band).

    Self explanatory. Going to start this one with genres I am not too much attached. Let's kick it with Power Metal: Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1 (1987): First and foremost Helloween since a) they're arguably the creators of the entire thing b) are by far the genre's band I like...
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    Best New Music - 2019 Edition

    ... this
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    Top 10 Albums by The Big Four

    And if we count early Sepultura as Thrash now we have a true problem because there's no way Arise will be left out of my top 10 (and Beneath The Remains is also a strong candidate).
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    Top 10 Albums by The Big Four

    Tied with Dimension Hatross and Killing Technology as my favorite Voivod album: a true masterpiece. I simply adore this record... Hugely underrated IMO. But I wouldn't call it Thrash per se. I don't even know how to label it... all I know it's psychedelic, dissonant, prog and heavy as hell. Not...
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    Top 10 Albums by The Big Four

    Actually 5 out of my top ten thrash albums aren't even from the "big 4": Voivod's Dimension Hatross and Killing Technology are surely there, so does Kreator's Coma Of Souls, Testament's Low is a must include in my book and without shadow of doubt I'll go with Sabbat's History Of A Time To Come...
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    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Well for those who haven't listened it by now and are curious...
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    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Time out! Time out! Time out! Time out! Am I so off the radar that not only have I completely ignored the fact Hawkwind had a new album but also they have been releasing albums throughout the last two decades????????? Man how could this go under my radar? And what I've listened from Somnia is...
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    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Mixed feelings on this one for me. These are truly somber compositions (by far the darkest album by Mastodon so the tittle is absolutely on point) and that includes even the calmer stuff. The exceptions are Gigantium and Teardrinker, easily the more uplifting material here (nevertheless I don't...
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    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Up till now there's already a fair amount of great releases: Enslaved - Caravans To The Outer Worlds Fear Factory - Aggression Continuum Iron Maiden - Senjutsu Radiohead - Kid Amnesia Exihbition Cult Of Luna - The Raging River EDIT: Hawkwind - Somnia (Thanks @The_7th_one) Jerry Cantrell's...
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