Overall Favorite Albums

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Interesting, I’ve always felt that DBTO was a much stronger follow up. But King Diamond is a god either way.


Interesting, I’ve always felt that DBTO was a much stronger follow up. But King Diamond is a god either way.
DBTO is definitely good with everything on the A-side being masterpieces, nearly up there with Melissa. The B-side starts to slip in quality in my opinion though.

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
DBTO is definitely good with everything on the A-side being masterpieces, nearly up there with Melissa. The B-side starts to slip in quality in my opinion though.
For me it’s the other way around. Dangerous Meeting is awesome, the next three however aren’t quite on that level, while every song on the b-side is awesome. Pretty interesting reversal of opinions.


So this was my Top 50 as I posted on the Dream Theater Forums in 2012. I really need to update it.

50. Judas Priest-Screaming For Vengeance
49. Blackfoot-Siogo
48. Heavy Pettin' - Lettin, Loose
47. Heavenly- Dust To Dust
46. Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti
45. Y&T- Mean Streak
44. Anthrax- Stomp 442
43. Aerosmith- Night In The Ruts
42. Tesla- Mechanical Resonance
41. Hammerfall- Legacy Of Kings
40. The Sweet- Desolation Boulevard
39. Armored Saint- Symbol Of Salvation
38. Flotsam & Jetsam- No Place For Disgrace AND When The Storm Comes Down
37. Dream Theater- When Day And Dream REunite
36. Kiss- Hotter Than Hell
35. Megadeth- So Far So Good So What
34. Gary Moore- Corridors Of Power
33. Queensryche- Warning AND Operation Mindcrime
32. Saxon- Power And The Glory
31. Lucifer's Friend- Mean Machine
30. Dream Theater- A Dramatic Turn Of Events
29. Rush- Hemispheres
28. Metallica- And Justice For All
27. Def Leppard- High n Dry
26. Iron Maiden- Piece Of Mind
25. Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard Of Ozz AND Diary Of A Madman
24. Waysted- The Good The Bad The Waysted AND the Waysted EP
23. AC/DC- Let There Be Rock
22. Thin Lizzy- Bad Reputation
21. UFO- Walk On Water
20. Rainbow- On Stage
19. Accept- Metal Heart
18. Riot- Narita & Fire Down Under
17. Alice Cooper- Welcome To My Nightmare AND Go To Hell
16. Iron Maiden- A Matter Of Life And Death AND The Final Frontier
15. Iron Maiden- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
14. Rush- Moving Pictures
13. Black Sabbath- Heaven And Hell
12. UFO- The Wild The Willing And The Innocent
11. Dio- Holy Diver
10. Alice Cooper- Killer AND School's Out
9. Thin Lizzy- Renegade
8. Dream Theater- Scenes From A Memory AND Live Scenes From New York
7. Metallica- Kill "Em All
6. UFO- No Heavy Petting
5. Michael Schenker Group- MSG
4. Helloween- Keeper Of The Seven Keys Parts 1 AND 2
3. Iron Maiden- The Number Of The Beast
2. UFO-Strangers In The Night
1. Dream Theater-Images And Words


Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Collin's current Top 10.

1. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
2. Tool - Aenema
3. Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
4. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
5. Tool - Lateralus
6. Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
7. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
8. Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
9. Opeth - Still Life
10. Iron Maiden - Brave New World

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Top 10 By enjoyment (Ones that instantly come to mind when asked for a top 10 list):
  • Scorpions - Lovedrive
  • Scorpions - In Trance
  • Scorpions - Blackout
  • Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
  • Iron Maiden - Powerslave
  • Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
  • Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
  • Rainbow - Rising
  • Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

Top 20 Based on my album listens (No Live albums)
  1. Scorpions - Lovedrive
  2. Scorpions - In Trance
  3. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
  4. Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
  5. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
  6. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
  7. Scorpions - Blackout
  8. Iron Maiden - Somewhere In time
  9. Rainbow - Rising
  10. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
  11. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
  12. Alter Bridge - Blackbird
  13. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
  14. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
  15. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
  16. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
  17. Alter Bridge - ABIII
  18. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
  19. Alter Bridge - Fortress
  20. The Mayfield Four - Second Skin


Ancient Marinade
I dunno about a top 10 list but here's 10 albums I really like:

Iron Maiden: Seventh Son
Iron Maiden: Book of Souls
Run the Jewels: RTJ 2
Awolnation: Run
Samael: Eternal
Moonspell: The Antidote
Devin Townsend Project: Transcendence
Mastodon: Crack the Skye
Ghost: Meliora
Gojira: Flying Whales


Wow, theres some great albums on these lists.
Its very tough to pick the order, so much great music out there.
Heres my list.

1- Iron Maiden -Somewhere In Time
2- Iron Maiden -Brave New World
3- Iron Maiden -Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
4- Megadeth -Rust In Peace
5- Vader -De Profundis
6- Obscura -Akroasis
7- Death -The Sound Of Perserverance
8- The Faceless -Planetary Duality
9- Amon Amarth -Versus The World
10- Led Zeppelin -Physical Graffiti
11- Metallica -Ride The Lightning
12 -Faith No More -Angel Dust [edit.. had to add this]


Ancient Mariner
I'd take these 12 (one album for each month) to a desert island (together with my discman and 100 AA batteries)
and regret I didn't take this or that album...

Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
Queensrÿche - Operation:Mindcrime
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
In Flames - The Jester Race
Evergrey - In Search Of Truth
Enchant - Blueprint Of The World
Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
XTC - Skylarking
Rush - Hemispheres
Marillion - Clutching At Straws
Dream Theater - Awake
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream


Ancient Mariner
Eish... if it was that radical of a situation...

The Cult - Love
The Young Gods - Live Sky Tour
Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains

Paradise Lost - One Second
Devin Townsend - Infinity
Tool - Lateralus
Rosetta - Wake/Lift
Cynic - Traced In Air
Cult Of Luna - Mariner
Peter Murphy - Lion
Update: Lateralus exits, enters Fear Inoculum
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Ancient Mariner
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Marillion - Clutching at Straws
Marillion - Brave
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
Running Wild - Port Royal
Running Wild - Death or Glory
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Megadeth - Youthanasia
Rainbow - Rising
Rainbow - Bent out of Shape
Deep Purple - In Rock
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
UFO - Strangers in the Night
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
Rush - Permanent Waves
Rush - Power Windows
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys 1
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys 2
Blind Guardian - Tales of the Twilight World
Blind Guardian - Somewhere far Beyond


Ancient Mariner
These are my nominations for the Greatest Metal Album Cup

AC/DCBack in Black
Black SabbathSabbath Bloody Sabbath
Deep PurpleMachine Head
Faith No MoreAngel Dust
GhostOpus Eponymous
Iron MaidenA Matter of Life and Death
Iron MaidenBrave New World
Iron MaidenIron Maiden
Iron MaidenKillers
Iron MaidenPiece of Mind
Iron MaidenPowerslave
Iron MaidenSeventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron MaidenSomewhere in Time
Iron MaidenThe Book of Souls
Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast
Judas PriestSad Wings of Destiny
MegadethPeace Sells But Who's Buying
MetallicaMaster of Puppets
Ozzy OsbourneBlizzard of Ozz
QueensrycheOperation: Mindcrime
Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine
SlayerReign in Blood
Suicidal TendanciesSuicidal Tendancies
WASPThe Crimson Idol

You can add Dance of Death and The Final Frontier to the Maiden list.

Since Live albums where banned there's a few missing from the list, Thin Lizzy "Live and Dangerous" would be straight in at number 1 favourite non-Maiden album. Strangers in the Night would also be up there. A few more the just missed out, some maybe because they aren't metal enough for the GMAC:

AC/DC - Powerage, Highway to Hell
Anthrax - Among the Living
Black Sabbath - Sabotage, Heaven and Hell, The Mob Rules
Blaze - Tenth Dimension
Boston - Boston
Bruce - Skunkworks, Accident of Birth, Chemical Wedding
Cheap Trick - At Budokan
The Cult - Electric
Danzig - Danzig
The Devil's Blood - The Time of No Time Evermore
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Dio - Holy Diver
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Hell - Human Remains
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Judas Priest - British Steel, Painkiller
Kiss - Alive
Led Zeppelin - 4
Lynyrd Skynrd - Pronounced
Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Mercyful Fate -Melissa
Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall
Rainbow - Long Live Rock and Roll
Slayer - Show No Mercy, Hell Awaits, South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss, Divine Intervention
Suicidal Tendencies - Lights, Camera, Revolution
Thin Lizzy - Fighting, Jailbreak, Bad Reputation, Black Rose, Thunder and Lightning
Ugly Kid Joe - Menace to Sobriety
Van Halen - 1984
W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P., The Headless Children
Wishbone Ash - Argus