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Favorite heavy rock/metal records? Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 4th December 2006
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How come nobody mentioned At the Gates SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL?! That's just a great heavy album!
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well, I did...

Old 4th December 2006
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-my favorite Metallica album.
Old 4th December 2006
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Justice
Sound of White Noise
Faith Hope Love
Ogre Tones
Badmotorfinger
In the Meantime
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Old 4th December 2006
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Nice!!! Killer record

Heavy stuff:

Helmet-Meantime
Anthrax-The Sound Of White Noise
White Zombie-Astro Creep 2000
Alice In Chains-Dirt
Alice In Chains-Alice In Chains
Pantera-Vulgar Dispaly Of Power
Pantera-Far Beyond Driven
Sytem Of A Down-Toxicity
System Of A Down-Mezmerize
Old 4th December 2006
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ACDC-Back in Black/Highway to Hell, basically everything they've done :P, same with Ozzy
Slayer-Reign in Blood
Disturbed-Ten Thousand Fists
Metallica-Their classic songs from Puppets/Ride The Lightning/Justice/Black, not as whole albums tho.
Old 4th December 2006
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######1 AC/DC - Back In Black
2-Accept: Balls To The Wall
3-Def Leppard -Hysteria Sounds awesome--but pop metal!
4-NIN pretty hated machine
5-Tesla- The first album
6-DIO- Holy Diver
Old 4th December 2006
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Definitely another vote for Sepultura-Roots.
Andy wallace killed it on that record. Haven't heard sepultura or soulfly do anything as brutal since for me.
Old 10th July 2007
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BLOODBATH "breeding death ep"-THIS IS THE THICKEST SOUNDING RECORDING I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

EXODUS "tempo of the dammed"(andy sneap)

SUFFOCATION "pierced from within"


AFTERSHOCK (both lp's)
Right on! But also, Resurrection Trough Carnage is really cool.
Old 10th July 2007
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Judas Priest-Stained Class
Black Sabbath-Master Of Reality
Scorpions-Sails Of Charon
UFO-Phenomenon
Kingzx-Dogman
AC/DC-Back In Black
Deep Purple-Made In Japan
Ozzy- Blizzard Of Oz
Pat Travers Live with Pat Thrall
Kiss Alive
Queen-Sheer Heart Attack


that's the tip of the iceberg
it keeps going
Old 10th July 2007
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Glad to see quite a few votes for King's X Dogman thumbsup
Old 10th July 2007
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I forgot

vanhalen 1
the 1st aerosmith
derringer was know slouch
Zep 4
Old 11th July 2007
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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
sounds devastatingly good on vinyl, though. i've owned that one since back in the 70's (bought it again on vinyl in the late 80's), and recently bought the cd. there's a difference; i think the cd mastering is awful.
Old 11th July 2007
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AC/DC "Back in Black"
AC/DC "For those about to Rock"
Tesla "mechanical Resonance"
Queensryche "Rage for Order"
Ozzy 'Blizzard of Ozz"
Ozzy "Diary of a Mad man"
Vam Halen "I"
Ratt 'Out of the Cellar"
DIO " Hly Diver"
Def Leppard "Pyromenia"
Def leppard "Hysteria"
Old 11th July 2007
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Living Color - Stain
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Mr. Bungle - (eponymous debut)

btw, I recently put together a complilation CD of "heavy rock/metal" tunes for use when evaluating sound systems, and I discovered something amusing: When you put original Led Zeppelin recordings side by side with post-1990's heavy rock/metal tunes, they sound almost hysterically wimpy and small!
Old 11th July 2007
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Absolute top three faves here:

1) AC/DC - Back In Black
2) Extreme - Pornograffitti (Best sounding guitar ever IMHO)
3) AC/DC - For those about to rock
Old 11th July 2007
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Living Color - Stain
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Mr. Bungle - (eponymous debut)

btw, I recently put together a complilation CD of "heavy rock/metal" tunes for use when evaluating sound systems, and I discovered something amusing: When you put original Led Zeppelin recordings side by side with post-1990's heavy rock/metal tunes, they sound almost hysterically wimpy and small!
MAYBE TOO MUCH COMPRESSION??heh
Old 12th July 2007
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'Balls To The Wall' was among the very first videos I ever saw on MTV. I still remember it.
It's an awesome song. The video wasn't too bad for 1984 vintage MTV.

My list would be:
AC/DC - Back In Black
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Britney Fox ..... just kidding. heh
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime!!!
Old 27th August 2007
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Slayer: Really everything but Christ Illusion, God Hates Us All, and Divine Intervention stand out in my book
Pantera: Vulgar Display, Far Beyond Driven
Metallica: Master of Puppets
The Stooges: Fun House
Sabbath: Paranoid
Mega: Peace Sells But Who's Buying

Not really metal but King Crimson's Starless & Bible Back is HEAVY progressive rock from beginning to end
Old 28th August 2007
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Definately all time favorite of mine is:
Queensrÿche: Operation Mindcrime

Some other favorites include:
Anthrax: Among the Living
AC/DC: Back in Black (listening to this album right now as I'm typing this )
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys pt. 1 & pt. 2
Helloween: Master of the Rings
GammaRay: Somewhere out in Space
Stratovarius: Episode
Stam1na: Stam1na (they sing in Finnish, but if you find their albums somewhere check it out, since these guys are really good)
Old 28th August 2007
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Some of my favourite albums:

Judas Priest: Painkiller & Sad Wings of Destiny
Black Sabbath: Headless Cross
Savatage: Gutter Bullet
Queensrÿche: Operation Mindcrime
Anthrax: Among the Living & Spreading the Desease
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys 2
Wasp: Headless Children
AC/DC: Back in Black
Manowar: Kings of Metal
Virgin Steele: invictus

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Old 28th August 2007
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I used to listen almost exclusively to Metal when I was still young and wild... heh heh well, times have changed since then (and me too)!
Thinking back, I would say my favies were:

Metallica / ...and Justice for All - songs like One, Blackened etc. are just awsome compositions. I especially loved their harmonic guitar leads, or the arrangements of the acoustic / clean guitars on One.

Slayer / Reign In Blood - as somebody wrote here before, it changed my life, and also not in a good way (except if you call slipping into an environment and behaviour of alcoholism, depression, occultism, self-hatred and destructive lifestyle good... well, some may actually...), but I think it just had the rawest, roughest, hardest sound one could ever produce for a Metal record.

Queensryche / Operation Mindcrime - I LOVE concept albums, most of all Marillion's album Brave, but that's not Metal... so here I have to mention Operation Mindcrime as my favie. Songs like I Don't Believe in Love or Eyes of a Stranger are just great, and them embedded in a concept album is awsome.

And I totally agree that AC/DC's Back in Black and For Those about to Rock just sound perfect up til today. The compositions, arrangements, and the sound are a masterpiece.
Old 28th August 2007
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Meshuggah - Destroy, Erase, Improve/None/Contradictions Collapse
Freak Kitchen - Move/Dead Soul Men/Organic

and many, many others but these are the ones that I always come back and continuously listen to.
Old 28th August 2007
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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus and Alaska were both phenomenal albums. Guitar sounds are some of the best I've heard, especially with the leads and solos.
Old 28th August 2007
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Between the Buried and Me: The Silent Circus and Alaska were both phenomenal albums. Guitar sounds are some of the best I've heard, especially with the leads and solos.
Alaska was killer!

Underoath- Define the Great Line
Lamb of God - Sacrament
Chimaira - The Resurrection
A Life Once Lost - Hunter
Bury Your Dead - Beauty and the Breakdown
Edgewater - South of Sideways
Blindside - Silence

not all musically the BEST albums, but they're definitely in my pile of Mix References...
Old 29th August 2007
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It's so great to see many of the records I grew up on, and influenced me so much! Accept, Judas Priest, Scorpions, AC/DC, Dio, Iron Maiden, Metallica, etc.

But there are just a few records that combined the songwriting, performances, and PRODUCTION in such a perfect way, that they deserve mentioning. When I was about 15 I remember a conversation with a fellow band member, and I was saying how I liked certain records (I'm old) because they SOUNDED GOOD. I was too young and dumb to realize what an impact engineering and production had on the music I loved. It's what makes me enjoy what I do now so much!

Here are a few that SOUNDED GOOD!

Motley Crue: Shout At The Devil
Krokus: Headhunter
Accept: Balls To The Wall
Judas Priest: British Steel
AC/DC: Highway To Hell/Back In Black
Scorpions: Lovedrive
Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime
Iron Maiden: Number Of The Beast
Van Halen: Fair Warning
Warrior: Fighting For The Earth
Max Webster: Universal Juveniles

Old 29th August 2007
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Metallica - Master of Puppets
Strapping Young Lad - City, the New Black.
Devin Townsend - Infinity, Physicist, Alien
Helmet - Meantine, Aftertaste, Size Matters
Mr Bungle - Mr Bungle, California
Clutch - Pure Rock Fury, Beale St, Blast Tyrant
Drop Kick Murphy's - Blackout, Curse of a Fallen Soul EP, Do or Die, Warriors Code.
Children of Bodom - Are you dead yet? Follow the Reaper
Slayer - Season in the Abyss
Social Distortion - White Light/White Heat/White Trash
Old 29th August 2007
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sounds devastatingly good on vinyl, though. i've owned that one since back in the 70's (bought it again on vinyl in the late 80's), and recently bought the cd. there's a difference; i think the cd mastering is awful.
All those Sabbath records are now available on 180 gram vinyl. They sound great.
Old 29th August 2007
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I agree with everyone about Refused's shape of punk to come. it is fantastic and sounds fantastic.

I really like the sound of thrice's vheissu.

I also really like the sound of Underoaths define the great line. It was mixed by chris lord-alge and as far as metal records go it's pretty huge sounding.

I'm always surprised when bands like the deftones, chevelle, and korn are listed in peoples mix reference lists or favorite sounding albums. Don't get me wrong, I've always hated everything about korn, but I used to love the deftones and probably still would if the record after white pony hadn't been so god awful. I just don't get how people can think the deftones and especially the korn recordings sounded good. I can't remember how minerva or the selftitled deftones records sounded, but everything before them sounded pretty bad. I hate the nu-metal guitar tone so much.
Old 29th August 2007
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Helmet - In The Meantime IMHO one of the heaviest record ever made.
The latest Slayer - God hates us all is heavy as hell too.
Anthrax - Among the living, a classic.
Most new metal records just sound boring and lifeless, u can totally hear there have been some serious soundreplacing on them.
System of a downs stuff sounds pretty good to me though.
Well Hey! Thank you very much for the compliment on the CD and my work. It was Eddie Kramer at helm of course. He pulled out two old Pultecs and slapped them on the SSL in the Bahamas when I was doing all my leads and said "careful, don't bunk them, Page and I went inside these and messed around in the old days and they sound nice the way they are." I put my guitar down and sat down for a while on the couch and yelled at him. :-)
Old 29th August 2007
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