Top Metal Albums of All Time

Here are the top metal albums of all time, in my humble opinion. I would honestly probably put Danzig How the Gods Kill at #1 , but that might be considered rock.

1. Sepultura- Arise

This album had amazing vocals and catchy driving, fast thrash guitars. Has basically no flaws at all. Songs like Dead Embryonic Cells, Arise, and Desperate Cry are untouchable. When I saw them live, people at the front got completely crushed against the front barrier during Dead Embryonic Cells.

2. Disincarnate- Dreams of the Carrion Kind

This 90’s classic had some of the best metal riffs and leads ever. Total sick melodic death metal written by James Murphy, and a bunch of college students. Talked to James once after a Napalm Death , Obituary show he was attending and he said he just could not get the college kid band members to write another album but wished he could have. They were too busy with school. Told him amazing we thought the album was. Here check it out. On the way to show performances in the 90s, friends of mine like Bud and I would get amped off of this album:

3. Obituary – Cause of Death

Another James Murphy classic. John and Donald Tardy also kicked ass on vocals and supporting guitar. Catchy songs like Bodybags and Chopped in Half are completely immortal. Just a super heavy album overall, with killer riffs and leads. Great artwork too. Got to see them play this live by the way, at a show with Morbid Angel.

4. Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

While its not their most old school album, Seasons was their catchiest and best written effort. Songs such as Dead Skin Mask helped me take the transition to death metal at the time from thrash. There was also something spooky and truly evil sounding about this album.

5. Morbid Angel – Altars, Blessed are the Sick, Covenants (all tied)

Along with Slayer, Morbid Angel is the other really Satanic band I like. Their earlier stuff like Altars of Madness was more thrash influenced. Blessed are the Sick is their best album, since its a hybrid of death metal, with the thrash hidden more. Fall From Grace, as well as the instrumentals on the album, are very atmospheric considering they are death metal. The solos sound super evil on it by Trey.

5. Krabathor – Orthodox

Krabathor is a Czech death metal band from a real small town near Busloviche’, just above Moravia. I had the pleasure of seeing them in the Czech Republic, along with Vader, and Malignant Tumor at a 24 hour 2 day long huge beer truck 2 stage event , with grindcore on one stage and death metal on the other. There was also an all female black metal band playing that night. Krabathor have been around since the old days, and had Fade to Black styled Metalica kinda stuff early on. What makes Orthodox so great are the American styled blast beats , catchy 3 piece band mixing, and the fact that the bassist’s vocals and bass parts rival those of David Vincent from Morbid Angel. The whole album is super catchy death metal, with lots of grinding. Be sure to check out their old albums too.

6. Dismember – Dreaming in Red

There is just something about this album. It is so catchy. The bass is so clean and nice sounding. There is some punk mixed in, and the beats have a lot of energy.

7. Mayhem – their only good album

Mayhem had one good album. It was so good, it is legend. For obvious reasons. Needs to be listened to on a really loud truck stereo with enough bass to bring out all the drum tom work. Fucking amazing drums, killer production (all their other albums had bad production or sounded tinny).

8. Winter – into Darkness is about SLOW, chunking doom, and flanger. It sounds best on tape. It was highly original , like a slowed Celtic Frost but different theme (environmental catastrophe). Very much saying , no showing off, only heaviness , to the point of becoming exquisite art

9. Forbidden – Forbidden Evil

Chalice of Blood has the awesome-est song lyrics ever. That other song where he goes ‘ I’m on the edge. Jump!’ is classic. Its a super catchy album with great leads and great vocals that can beat out almost any Metallica album. One of the most under-rated albums of all time, along with some Overkill albums such as Years of Decay. These guys are still at it last I heard, and they practice in Fremont , California. Just a great , under-rated band.

Bands like the Sword, Electric Wizard, and such are not original enough to make this list.

10. Suffocation – This was the best Suffocation album. It had the best mix and the catchiest riffs and sound. Ironically, it is the Florida engineering sound which produced the best sound album of this brutal all black New York band, which emphasized the power of the American blast beat, over the European blast beat.

11. Dark Throne – Transylvanian Hunger

This was the album that said: Fuck you. I will do a slowed down version of a European blast beat all day long , with a simple grinded chord progression over it for a whole hour! And if you don’t like it: You can go fuck yourself… This was original at the time. That is why it was on the list . That there are 1000’s of other albums now that sound exactly like Transylvanian Hunger is a testament to how awesome this album was at full blast in your headphones, on cassette at the time. It is their best , as well as most controversial album.

Will continue this list very soon.

Recent Marty Friedman Album Shreds

Mainstream heavy metal and hard rock seem to be on the upswing, with some surprisingly good releases over the last year or two. This Marty Friedman album has solid production. Riff wise there is not a lot of repetition at all. The riffs and solos just keep coming. There is an interesting mix of 80s technical /melodic thrash and some neoclassical progressive stuff. His solos have always been fairly complex and virtuosic. The extended solo on the first track calls Malmsteen to mind. The song goes on a long time, and makes it clear the album is mostly for musicians to listen to, for inspiration.

Sorrow and Madness is a very fun operatic sounding instrumental which has some slower heavier beats as the song gets going. A very catchy and inspired tune. Overall, the album is sounding much more inspired, and heavier than some of the other solo albums from him I had before, such as Music for Speeding. I have to say , I am honestly impressed with the obvious display of his understanding of music theory, as evidenced by the chord progressions in some of these tunes. I will probably not go on and on reviewing this album , especially since the songs are often over 6 minutes long, and sound more like a movie film score than a traditional album. This is an album I am probably looking to pick up a physical copy of and drive around a lot and listen to.

Attilah Chaos : A Decent But Trendy Album

Am checking out this Attilah album from the future, circa 2017. I guess this is the kind of thing where you see the shirt at Hot Topic and then buy the tape. Then you take the tape home and fuck the shit out of your girlfriend or sexbot to it. Alas! Those fond memories of banging her to the first White Zombie album. Well flash forward. This album is a lot like that. After that you loan it to a friend, and they never give it back, like what happens with an old VHS porno. Is this album so fleeting of a guilty pleasure?

The first song is enjoyable, however immediately recognizable as a Korn spin-off. The second tune is very disappointing, with a not so great guitar riff which is bar chords moving upwards linearly in a boring key. What is egregious are the Lincoln Park styled vocals on this tune. The third song, where the sing starts talking about being, “Sorry, so sorry,” is really quite wonderful. Didn’t Pee-Wee coin this phrase in the restaurant scene in Nice Dreams? In the future it appears to be a common response to a lot of social media PC snowflake stuff. People who get their feelings hurt easily and can’t stand crude or swear words. Or some red blooded American chauvinism (Smell The Glove).  Thankfully, the singer rants effectively against the future, a PC feminist paradise (matriarchy).

One thing that sucks about this band is that the detuned bass and guitar bar chords and percussive riffs are to polyphonic and not melodic enough too. There needs to be more separation both in tone and in the notes they are playing. Albums like this sound like the rhythm guitarist is just a bassist who bought a guitar, but didn’t really learn how to play it. With rhythm playing slightly playing dumbed down on purpose, the best thing about the album so far seems to be these couple of guitar solos that mildly resemble the melodic solos from Ride the Lightning. Another thing that’s cool is these abbreviated Yngwie-like sweeps. The drums being over processed works well for some of the songs, but a few underground drum timbres on a couple songs would have balanced it out more. Song four has a great intro riff by the way. It is like a modern update of Metallica’s One ending machine gun riff. Very effective though.

The rap styled vocals on the album are par for the course. The idea of having some low DM vocals on some parts is neat, however poorly executed.  Some of the songs seem almost danceable. Maybe this album is more intended for the female dub-step audience. Being fairly close to mainstream, perhaps a band such as this could help bring non metal listeners and help to convert them to metal. Then, at a later date, they can go to the store and trade in their Attilah tape for something better, like Séance. Grading this album from a DM perspective, one would be forced to grant this a C at this point. As a representation of mainstream metal, it will help to pull sheep from the herd, which we can then ritually slaughter (just kidding Metoo#! Jeez!) or (hopefully) convert to DM at a later date. This band can be DM’s useful idiot.

Intermission Rant: Metal needs more hot chicks at the shows in ‘Merica. Plenty of em in Czech etc already. Dubstep concerts are full of 10,00 college girls dancing in their underwear in groups. If Attilah can help switch Skrillex female following over to metal someday, then I will honestly have to commend them with like a bro high-five. However from a death metal perspective I would still be hard pressed to grant it a grade above average. It just goes to show, average students get al the chicks.

Back to the album. Song 5, Moshpit, is a standout as a hybrid between Bassnectar and say, Pantera. I’d say its rather slick. Presumably it would have a lot of energy with a live audience. It is also the song where his rap actually is impressive, as the rhythm and pacing picks up dramatically.  The lyrics are dumbed down for the masses. Within them lies an explosive energy nevertheless. What will these retards do with their energy? MOSH!!! (Hope you don’t chip a toothe in there…)

Moving through the center, meaty part of the album, the Panera influence starts to shine through. A lot of riffs , such as song 6 generally, take on either a chunky end of This Love bar chord type feel, or a Far Beyond Driven type of determination.  For that matter, this whole album is mixed kinda like Far Beyond , distortion wise. The album is starting to come up a notch. Can I forgive this album for that Lincoln Parkinsons-ish riff from earlier? Hmmm… And when is the Boss green Atilah guitar distortion pedal coming out?

Well, I could go on. But you probably hate this band already. This review is sure to inspire pink tranny rapist trolls throughout the land to go and do their thing. I give it a pass anyways. It is fairly listenable.

Kid Rock Possible Senate Run

Kid Rock is mulling a possible Senate run.

He announced he was interested in running a few weeks ago. It was just a publicity stunt. However , polls came in showing he would beat the incumbent Michigan Dem. by 4 points or so. So now he is forming a non-profit org. to register voters and raise funds for a pack.

I caught his show in Salinas a few weeks back. Was surprisingly good. The whole crowd was raucous and making out. Some college girl flashed her vagina, and another lady in a bikini was draped in a US flag (quite an audience!). Rock mixed southern styled rock, 80s rap, and trashy late 80s sleaze rock in a long set that included a DJ, pyrotechnics, r and b dancing, and more. Also tickets were only $20.



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Are you tired of listening to politically correct hits that suck on the radio? Do you love your country , but sometimes feel pissed off there’s no good heavy music that reflects your right wing political views?? Are you tired of fixing tires and CV boots over and over and wasting your hard earned money, because the government cant even pave the roads decently – though they tax you into oblivion (while stealing your freedoms). Well your time has finally come!! Check out this right wing song and CD that rant against big gov. and call for revolution. It is inspired by the free-market ideas of Friedrich Hayek too!:


Here is what the CD is about :

The truth is, the world is not as complicated as it seems. We make choices everyday – we choose which path to take. Good or evil. Big government (control) versus small government (freedom). To think or be part of the herd. We are taught that there is only one road. The path of big-government control is largely imposed and psychologically re-enforced through a systematic culture of implied rewards and punishments. The subjects are expected to comply fully. The road to freedom is a hidden road laced with booby traps. There is no easy route around it. Undo hardships await. As we break free of our chains from Big Brother as a society, it will be painful at first. The left has a scorched earth policy that protects them whenever they lose power. In this battle the odds are against us. Yet, like George Washington at Morristown, New Jersey low on supplies in the dead of winter – we must persevere and see the battle through to the end. That is how rebellions are won, and despots are thwarted.