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Old 7th August 2005
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Few not on the lists

Deep Purple -- Made in Japan
Ted Nugent -- Ted Nugent
Fastway
Lynch Mob
Old 8th August 2005
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My Fav's

- Powerslave - Iron Maiden
- Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
- Back In Black - AC/DC
- Defenders of the Faith - Judas priest
- Master of Puppets -Metallica
- Aenima - Tool
- Appetite for Destuction - Guns and Roses
- Diary of a Madman - Ozzy

Off the top of my head, Im sure there are many more Ill think of later

All huge influences to me

-Brian
Old 8th August 2005
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unearth....thats all i have to say
Old 8th August 2005
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Some of my favourite albums

Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills/Powerslave
Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth/Chemical Wedding/Tyranny Of Souls
Tool - Undertow/Aenima
Judas Priest - Pain Killer
Fight - War of Words
Faith No More - King For a Day
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
Alice In Chain - Dirt
Metallica - Master of Puppets/.... and Justice For All
AC/DC - Back In Black/Razors Edge

...and many many more. Those always end up get more rotation than anything else I've got.
Old 8th August 2005
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Meshuggah / Nothing
Meshuggah / Chaosphere
Meshuggah / Destroy Erase Improve
In Flames / Soundtrack to your escape
In Flames / Reroute to remain
Soilwork / Stabbing the drama
Metallica / The Black album
Metallica / Reload
Deftones / White pony
Sevendust / Home
Rammstein / Reise reise
Aerosmith / Just push play
Red Hot Chili Peppers / By the way
Slipknot / Iowa
Converge / Jane Doe
etc.
Old 8th August 2005
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Meshuggah / Nothing
Meshuggah / Chaosphere
Meshuggah / Destroy Erase Improve


DAMMMITTT!! Thats what I hate these lists, I feel bad when I don't put albums like that on there.

I have to add:

Meshuggah - I
Old 8th August 2005
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Meshuggah
In Flames
Killswitch Engage
Soilwork
Mnemic
HIM (sorta heavy)
Deftones (absurd drum sound!!!)


ok, I know these are bands rather than albums but I think that these bands consistently put out great sounding albums.
Old 8th August 2005
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1. OVERKILL - Horrorscope
2. MEGADETH - Rust in Peace
3. QUEENSRYCHE - Empire
4. TESTAMENT - First Strike Still Deadly
5. ICED EARTH - GLorious Burden
6. METALLICA - And Justice for All
7. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Blind
8. PANTERA - Vulgar Display of Power
9. MEGADETH - The System has Failed
10. QUEENSRYCHE - Operation Mindcrime
11. ICED EARTH - Something Wicked This Way Comes
12. ICED EARTH - Horrorshow
13. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Deliverance
14. OVERKILL - The Years of Decay
15. DEATH ANGEL - Act III
16. WRATCHILD AMERICA - Climbin' the Walls
Old 9th August 2005
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QUOTSA-Songs for the Deaf (hypersquashed but still very punchy, great tones)
John Spencer Blues Explosion-Acme(not metal, but heavyer than 90% of the metal albums)
Sepultura-Roots
Korn-first album
Old 9th August 2005
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The new Soilwork, Stabbing the drama, is absolutely one of the best recorded and mixed heavy albums out in these past couple of years. Its just brilliant! Any info on what they used ??
Old 9th August 2005
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OZZY- Blizzard Of OZ
Slayer- South Of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss
OverKill-The Years Of Decay
Old 29th November 2006
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AC/DC: Back in Black (any speakers, any room, it will ALWAYS sound perfect)
A perfect Circle: Thirteenth step
Fear Factory: Demanufacture
At the gates: Slaughter of the soul
Strapping Young Lad: City
Dark new day: twelve year silence
institute: Distort your self

I have to say, that mixwise my personal god in Rock Music is Andy Wallace.
At least one record in everyones list here.
For metal I would go with Colin Richardson.

Got it?

eleo
Old 29th November 2006
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Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
AC/DC - Back in Black
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears (soooo many great songs)
Slash's Snakepit - Ain't Life Grand.....

by the way, am i the only one who thinks that Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" sounds crappy??
Old 29th November 2006
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Isis - Oceanic
Old 29th November 2006
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by the way, am i the only one who thinks that Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" sounds crappy??
no - i hate that band/album. no originality whatsoever IMO.
Old 29th November 2006
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I consider there to be different forms of "heavy"!

I think for loud, proud harsh as f*ck tear your head off etc...Dillinger escape plans miss machine wins. Also my favorite album of all time, but i digress!

For sprawling soundscapes and a generally uncomfortably dark feeling, Oceanic by Isis is cool. I always seem to like Matt Bayles stuff, before i know its him!

For the metalcore sound, I think Mr Sneap is king. 2nd Crazyfists album is awesome. (Andy was that snare triggered? One of my favorite snare sounds of all time!)

I think overall the best metal album production has to go to White Pony, even just on merit for the kick and snare on digital bath, sublime!

Oz
Old 29th November 2006
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I love these threads....they force me to remember music I've forgotten about, and then I dig through my CDs and have flashbacks.



Faith No More: Angel Dust, EASILY my favorite. These guys defy genre, and all of Patton's other stuff is amazing as well.

Fantomas: Directors Cut, (Go Figure, Eh)

Nevermore, KSE, Etc....Love Sneap's Production

Capharnaum: Fractured

Fredrik Thornendahl's Special Defects: Sold Niger Within

Meshuggah....True Human Design EP (Remix of "Future Breed Machine" is awesome)

Opeth: Ghost Reveries

Dream Theater: Train of thought....definitely the biggest sounding guitars and drums they've had..

Slipknot: Iowa....ok, I know, you can hate me for this, but the production is pretty darn good.

Mega: Cryptic Writings.....Friedman!!!

Extreme: II Pornograffiti

Between the Buried and Me: Alaska

Death by Stereo: Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Carcass: Heartworks

King's X: Dogman.....they've changed styles so many times, but this is the one that connected with me.

Mushroomhead: XX.....Lot of Faith no More undertones.

Pantera: Vulgar Display of power, but yes, Anselmo is a bit of a self absorbed ........ well, you know....

Down: Nola

Sepultura: Blood Rooted

Fear Factory: Obsolete....Crushing drums.


....and many more...
Old 29th November 2006
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The raw aggression of Kill Em All chews anything they've done post-burton up for lunch.
What he said!
Old 29th November 2006
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Back In Black is the perfect sounding record, it always sounds new. I also like the guitars on Metallica's Black album and can play air drums to the better part of the record. I can also do the double bass pattern perfectly from 'One'...lol
Old 30th November 2006
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Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
AC/DC - Back in Black
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears (soooo many great songs)
Slash's Snakepit - Ain't Life Grand.....

by the way, am i the only one who thinks that Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" sounds crappy??
No, I'll join you on your Velvet Revolver comment. It sounds stiff and forced. I can't say I've ever liked anything with Matt Sorum playing drums. He doesn't play anything wrong but it just doesn't rock.

Although I like the songs, I've never thought Appetite sounded very good either. The reverb and snare kind of suck. Doesn't have quite the attitude I once remembered.

Ain't Life Grand by Slash's Snakepit really rocks. Great mix and plenty of punch. The band plays well and the singer has got a great set of pipes. It's also got a good sleazy LA vibe to it too. I find this album to be a good reference for how a rock band should sound.

I'm a big fan of both the BRONX albums. It takes a few listens to hit you but then all that chaos becomes magic. First band in a long time I've heard with balls!
Old 30th November 2006
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No, I'll join you on your Velvet Revolver comment. It sounds stiff and forced. I can't say I've ever liked anything with Matt Sorum playing drums. He doesn't play anything wrong but it just doesn't rock.

Although I like the songs, I've never thought Appetite sounded very good either. The reverb and snare kind of suck. Doesn't have quite the attitude I once remembered.

Ain't Life Grand by Slash's Snakepit really rocks. Great mix and plenty of punch. The band plays well and the singer has got a great set of pipes. It's also got a good sleazy LA vibe to it too. I find this album to be a good reference for how a rock band should sound.

I'm a big fan of both the BRONX albums. It takes a few listens to hit you but then all that chaos becomes magic. First band in a long time I've heard with balls!
i agree with u on your Appetite comments...but i still LOVE that record...amazing songs and skills....i've used Ain't Life Grand as a reference quite a few times
Regarding VR...
I like about half the album...great songs...(Slither...Sucker....etc)...but it just doens't sound right.....
Old 30th November 2006
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geezus, metallica's black album?!? man, that band sold out so bad after cliff died.... he has been rolling in his grave. the last great album they did was master of puppets.

metallica sucks ass.
I'm not even involved in this thread but I'm just wondering if you have ANY contribution that isn't unnecessarily hostile and oppositional. The more I participate on this site, the more I realize that the content, and quality of these threads immediately goes to crap the second someone starts overstating their preferences in the way that you are. It just becomes a pissing contest with people saying "that band sucks" "no, they're great" "no, they suck..and YOU suck"

When people stay chill and give their two cents respectfully, the threads are so much better. Just something to think about
Old 30th November 2006
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pantera - far beyond driven

best metal record EVER!
also best produced record for me
Old 30th November 2006
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sabbath - vol 4, theme song: wheels of confusion

they must have been so depressed they couldn't even bring themselves to do a proper mix and the mastering engineer too alienated to fix the lack of high freqs. dark dark dark dark dark

LZ 4, theme song: when the levee breaks

what can you say john henry bonham at his best, recorded in a stairwell, if I recall correctly. with phones on, the stereo flip near the end of the song turns my brain inside out

bad brains - with the quickness, theme songs: soulcraft, don't blow bubbles

harsh, edgey mix of the godfathers of rasta punk. gnarly, in your 'effin face all the way

scorpions - lovedrive, theme song: another piece of meat

klaus meine, the early years - one of the best HR vocalists ever, so high in the mix you can hear his lips smack; and the schenker bros ripping it up. oh yeah

hmm, back to work, more later . . .

Matt
Old 30th November 2006
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Favorite?? Jeezz..where to begin?? I mean, there is so many classic albums (in my book at least)

Oh well...I´ll try....

- AC/DC - Back in black
- Accept - Balls to the wall
- Black Sabbath - Sabbath bloody sabbath
- Celtic Frost - Morbid tales
- Death - Scream bloody gore
- Dissection - Storm of the light´s bane
- Exodus - Bonded by blood
- Gn´R - Appetite for destruction
- Iron Maiden - the first 7 albums
- Judas Priest - Screaming for vengeance/ Painkiller
- King Diamond - Abigail, Them & Conspiracy
- Metallica - Kill, Ride & Master
- Mega - Rust in peace
- Mötley Crüe - Too fast for love
- Mercyful Fate - Melissa & Don´t break the oath
- Motörhead - Ace of spades
- Ozzy - Blizzard of ozz & Diary of a madman
- Rob Halford - Resurrection
- Skid Row - Skid Row & Slave to the grind (great work Michael W.)
- Slash´s Snakepit - It´s five o´clock somewhere (awesome sound compared to his later releases IMHO)
- Slayer - Show no mercy & Reign in blood
- Sepultura - Schizophrenia & Beneath the remains

etc etc....heh

/Alberto
Old 1st December 2006
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geezus, metallica's black album?!? man, that band sold out so bad after cliff died.... he has been rolling in his grave. the last great album they did was master of puppets.

metallica sucks ass.
perhaps, but that black album sure had a monster sound.
Old 1st December 2006
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hmmm, I thought we were talking production values here, not just good heavy bands. I mean, as much as I loved AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (my favorite metallica album), the production was just so thin! Well, in that case.....

But the reason I really posted was to find out if anybody knew of any extreme metal that had a really good production on it? When I say extreme, I mean more extreme than carcass. And why the hell do they make the kick drums so clicky so much? I mean I know it cuts through the mix, but triggers just don't sound good recorded IMO (for rock and metal that is).
dude, there's thin and then there's thin. if you've ever listened to the justice album on a reasonably large stereo system (like something with at least 10" woofers), you'd have heard a subsonic kick that's so huge that you'd likely only hear it once, on the first beat, when it blows your woofers.

that's what happened to me, after owning that album for years and listening to it on boomboxes, etc., thinking the same thing you do: "man, this is some thin gruel!" took it home for xmas one year and played it on my old basement stereo. oops!

v
Old 1st December 2006
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thats just pop music with distortion. bunch of ****ing pussies what cant even play their ****ing instruments. give me a break. ive seen them live. jerk offs.
(speaking about marilyn manson's mechanical animals)

you need to pay attention!!! john 5 is one of the most amazing and versatile guitarists running around the music scene. i dont like manson, or zombie who he is with now, but check out the dlr band album, and his 2 solo albums vertigo and songs for sanity. this dude can SHRED, and has a cool eclectic background of music he's done with other people from kd lang to baywatch.
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blizzard of ozz
diary of a madman
no rest for the wicked (sounds like stinky butt though!)

scenes from a memory- dream theater,
if you have never experienced this, it is well worth a listen, and kevin shirley imo can mix a helluva album, most engineers i think couldnt of handled an undertaking like this so well.

train of thought- dream theater,
HEAVY, sounds great and the playing is a bit different than anything they've done before, ferocious guitar tones.

dogman and tape head- kings x
especially, but anything by kings x and or ty tabor. great guys, killer music, WAY underated, and one of the few bands i have seen live stand toe to toe with dream theater. (cant wait for the new one mr. wagener!!)

kill em all and master of puppets, nothing to say but perfection!

black album the production was something a young guy like i was never experienced before, so giant in my little ear bud headphones in math class!!

roots- sepultura
after the black album, the 2nd album that the production was what i noticed and could not ignore. it sounds so frickin BIG and everything is sitting where it needs to be and none of it takes away from the energy and vibe.


animosity- sevendust
mixed like a metal album should be, and retains all the bands energy and anger, cant get enough of it after all this time.

fragile- yes
set the standard for prog rock and singalong poppiness all intertwined together.

passion and warfare- steve vai
still trying to learn it!!

vulgar display and far beyond driven. pantera
what metal bands want to be, and they will will just have to keep trying!thankful i got to see dime live a couple times back in this time. if dime would have just used tube amps, the albums might have been even BIGGER than they were!

headless children w.a.s.p.
what a great 80's album that many never heard

persistance of time anthrax
a great combination of musicians that broke new ground, but would have never worked without every element they each offered. this album was great and sounded better than most speed metal stuff.

get your wings, toys in the attic- imo opinion the funnest aerosmith and some really cool songwriting.

physical graffiti- i love any and all zeppelin, but between 10 years gone and kashmir....

gotta stop here, going down memory lane, next listings will be motley crue, skid row, and faster pussycat!
Old 3rd December 2006
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[QUOTE=teddancin;9055]hmmm, I thought we were talking production values here, not just good heavy bands. I mean, as much as I loved AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (my favorite metallica album), the production was just so thin! Well, in that case.....

How come nobody mentioned At the Gates SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL?! That's just a great heavy album!

That album was great! changed my life...too bad that it also spawned a bunch of paint by numbers metalcore ripoffs ten years after it came out...I don't want to listen to it differently, but I can't help it...

As for extreme albums with great production...Exhumation-Traumaticon (the best guitar sound ive ever heard)
Iniquity-Serenadium (another record with fatty guitars, amazing death metal vocals)...

To be honest, I haven't been impressed with the records coming out these days...Metal music is getting too "Safe" thanks to its resurgence in popularity...they play a few copycat riffs, get some guy to scream for a bit, then have an american idol dropout sing the chorus like a choir boy......What happened to guitars that actually hurt your ears? What happened to metal vocals? I'll take the battery acid throaty voice of UDO (Accept) over any of the stuff goin on now....just my opinion....cheers
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