Could you recommend a few songs or a single album that is their most...metal? I think what doesn't appeal to me about them (based on my limited listening) is that they tend to do quieter parts/major key parts/uplifting or chill parts but the music feels a little too mathy and less soulful than...
Easy votes here.
I'm quite interested and impressed with Skyclad.
Orchid is not my favorite Opeth album, but I still get into it far more than Haken.
I will vote for anything over Nirvana, but Incorruptible is a solid, if still lesser IE album.
Haken is fine. Divine Wings by Symphony...
Voting for both traditional covers here. Iced Earth does a great job of making Transylvania heavier and making it sound like their own tune. The clean sections of Opeth’s cover sound more similar to their own songs than the original sounds like Maiden. A really nice cover that is far better than...
I’ll have to listen to those two albums!
They were never even close to thrash, moreso a pure NWOBHM sound with some hard rock flair. All of their 80s albums were produced like glam metal, though, so they never really got the cred they deserved for writing classic metal tunes.
Votes for this round are very hypocritical:
Inner Wish sound fine, but offer nothing new beyond some double bass kicks. Steve N Seagulls are fun as hell and I dig the folk rendition.
Conversely, Solitude offer nothing new, but by Dio that cover is at least better than the unrecognisable chaos...
Honestly, I would recommend just listening to the whole album! Reign of Fire was the single and is prone to the simplicities of such things.
If you’re pressed for time:
- listen to Warzone and Symbol of Salvation for straight up metal
- listen to Last Train Home, Another Day, or Tainted Past...
I love Maiden, but Ghost gets my vote here for a far more cohesive album.
I don’t love Coroner, but it’s more interesting than the dad rock competitor.
Oddly enough, I’m voting for Godsmack. They played a pretty big role in my transition into being a metal fan and this was the last album I...
Did a full relisten for the first time in 4-5 years, here's my updated rankings:
1. Symbol of Salvation - 10.0
2. Revelation - 9.1
3. March of the Saint - 8.6
4. Delirious Nomad - 8.2
5. Raising Fear - 8.1
6. La Raza - 7.8
7. Win Hands Down - 7.1
Only change is the debut album swapping places...