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This is a list of out-of-the-box, unorthodox albums (metal and non-metal alike) that I've enjoyed for their originality, bravado and sheer retardedness. It's a meagre compilation as of now, but I'll expand it when I hear more of such albums. No order, and subject to change.
P.S.: Feel free to let me know if you know what I don't know... no? O.o

Created by: MechanisT | 01.03.2011



1. Disillusion - Gloria
2006
2. Ulver - Blood Inside
2005
3. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
2010
4. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2006
5. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
2006
6. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
2006
7. Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links From The Dead Trinity
2008
8. Pin-Up Went Down - 2 Unlimited
2008
9. Igorrr - Hallelujah
2012
10. Secret Chiefs 3 - Book Of Horizons
2004
11. Yurei - Night Vision
2012
12. Fleurety - Department Of Apocalyptic Affairs
2000
13. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
1995
14. Virus - Carheart
2003
15. Vulture Industries - The Dystopia Journals
2007
16. Pryapisme - Hyperblast Super Collider
2013
17. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
2011
18. Merkabah - Moloch
2014
19. Combat Astronomy - Kundalini Apocalypse
2013
20. Zu - Carboniferous
2009
21. Black Engine - Ku Klux Klowns
2007
22. Omb - SwineSong
2013
23. Helium Horse Fly - Helium Horse Fly
2013
24. The Zygoma Disposal - The Forgotten
2013
25. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Of Natural History
2004
26. Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
2006
27. Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
1991
28. Devil Doll - Dies Irae
1996
29. Mr.Bungle - Mr.Bungle
1991
30. Vintersorg - The Focusing Blur
2004
31. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
2002
32. Dog Fashion Disco - Anarchists Of Good Taste
2001
33. Polkadot Cadaver - Sex Offender
2011
34. Howls Of Ebb - Vigils Of The 3rd Eye
2014
35. Transcending Bizarre? - The Misanthrope's Fable
2010
36. Sigh - In Somniphobia
2012
37. Diabolos Rising - Blood, Vampirism & Sadism
1996
38. Angizia - Des Winters Finsterer Gesell
2013
39. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
2006
40. Ellipsis - Imperial Tzadik
2006
41. Leprous - Bilateral
2011
42. East Of The Wall - Ressentiment
2010
43. Gorguts - Obscura
1998
44. Baring Teeth - Atrophy
2011
45. Diskord - Dystopics
2012
46. Mephistopheles - Sounds Of The End
2013
47. Augury - Concealed
2004
48. Ana Kefr - The Burial Tree (II)
2011
49. Gigan - Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes
2011
50. A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Xen
2012
51. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2006
52. Duobetic Homunkulus - Ani Já Ani Ty Robit Něbudzeme, Šedněme Do Koča, Vozit Še Budzeme
2013 [EP]
53. Contrastic - Contrastic
2000
54. Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
2008
55. WHOURKR - 4247 Snare Drums
2012
56. Psyopus - Our Puzzling Encounters Considered
2007
57. Psychophagist - Songs Of Faint And Distortion
2013
58. Antigama - Warning
2009



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snake? snaaaake! - 11.09.2011 at 19:06  
It may be worth checking out some Converge :3
MechanisT - 11.09.2011 at 19:22  
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 11.09.2011 at 19:06

It may be worth checking out some Converge :3


Are they retarded?
snake? snaaaake! - 11.09.2011 at 19:24  
Written by MechanisT on 11.09.2011 at 19:22

Written by snake? snaaaake! on 11.09.2011 at 19:06

It may be worth checking out some Converge :3


Are they retarded?



well... now that you ask maybe Dillinger Escape Plan's "Calculating Infinity" would be better.
MechanisT - 11.09.2011 at 19:27  
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 11.09.2011 at 19:24

Written by MechanisT on 11.09.2011 at 19:22

Written by snake? snaaaake! on 11.09.2011 at 19:06

It may be worth checking out some Converge :3


Are they retarded?



well... now that you ask maybe Dillinger Escape Plan's "Calculating Infinity" would be better.


The Dillinger Escape Plan has been on my hitlist for a very long time, but I always seem to forget about them. :/ Thanks for the reminder regardless.
Zaphod - 15.09.2013 at 20:54  
This album is definitely unorthodox. It's the band of a friend of a friend.
You might like it, Mech.
MechanisT - 15.09.2013 at 21:00  
Written by Zaphod on 15.09.2013 at 20:54

This album is definitely unorthodox. It's the band of a friend of a friend.
You might like it, Mech.


Well damn. That was quite interesting, and plus points for making it obscure too. Thanks man, and thank you for the thumbs up too.
Zaphod - 15.09.2013 at 21:09  
Written by MechanisT on 15.09.2013 at 21:00

Well damn. That was quite interesting, and plus points for making it obscure too. Thanks man, and thank you for the thumbs up too.

My pleasure
They have some cool T-shirts too
Haha, yes, it's indeed interesting to say the least. And I can assume you haven't heard the entire album (unless you are truly omnipotent as I had always suspected), so there's still some craziness in store for you. I'm listening again too and I must say I've known them for a while but they still surprise me.
MechanisT - 15.09.2013 at 21:18  
Written by Zaphod on 15.09.2013 at 21:09

My pleasure
They have some cool T-shirts too
Haha, yes, it's indeed interesting to say the least. And I can assume you haven't heard the entire album (unless you are truly omnipotent as I had always suspected), so there's still some craziness in store for you. I'm listening again too and I must say I've known them for a while but they still surprise me.


While your suspicions may not be too off the mark, I haven't actually listened to it completely. I want to give this a fair and thorough listening in a comfy setting, but I already like what I have heard thus far.
mz - 26.09.2013 at 23:28  
Try devil doll.
mz - 26.09.2013 at 23:29  
Oh, I forgot to say that this list is really good
MechanisT - 26.09.2013 at 23:34  
Written by mz on 26.09.2013 at 23:29

Try devil doll.
Oh, I forgot to say that this list is really good


Appreciate the kind words. :3 As you can see, this list's not completely and purely about Avantgarde, but albums of any genre that has a considerable amount of eccentric craziness and originality intertwined together, so feel free to try anything you haven't yet. Thank you for the rec and for the thumbs up as well.
mz - 26.09.2013 at 23:40  
Written by MechanisT on 26.09.2013 at 23:34

Appreciate the kind words. :3 As you can see, this list's not completely and purely about Avantgarde, but albums of any genre that has a considerable amount of eccentric craziness and originality intertwined together, so feel free to try anything you haven't yet. Thank you for the rec and for the thumbs up as well.

From this list, I really like/adore those once which I've heard up to now. So, I really think that the rest of list should also be filled with interesting albums. I will definitely try to check those which I am not familiar with
D. Monique - 28.09.2013 at 21:28  
Great list. You may also like the following albums (I've already suggested them for some other lists but I think that they fit here as well).

Chryst - Phantasmachronica
Scholomance - A Treatise On Love
Forgotten Silence - La Grande Bouffe
Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
Dark Gamballe - Dark Gamballe (1998)
Ephel Duath - The Painter's Palette
Carbonized - Screaming Machines
Thee Maldoror Kollective - Pilot
Korovakill - Dead Like An Angel
Demimonde - Mutant Star
Carnival In Coal - Fear Not
Wormfood - Posthume
Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
Secret Chiefs 3 - Book Of Horizons
Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
Way To End - Various Shades Of Black
Le Grand Guignol - The Great Maddening
Nocte Obducta - Umbriel (Das Schweigen Zwischen Den Sternen)
The Axis Of Perdition - Deleted Scenes From The Transition Hospital
Oxiplegatz - Sidereal Journey
The CNK - L'Hymne À La Joie
G.G.F.H. - Disease
Kekal - Autonomy
Sadist - Crust
Gire - Gire
Iblis - Menthell
Aarni - Tohcoth
Kayo Dot - Coyote
Atrox - Terrestrials
Chaostar - The Scarlet Queen
The Electric Hellfire Club - Kiss The Goat
Neo Inferno 262 - Hacking The Holy Code
Diabolos Rising - Blood, Vampirism & Sadism
Ebonylake - In Swathes Of Brooding Light
In Lingua Mortua - Salon Des Refusés
Kadenzza - The Second Renaissance
Blutmond - The Revolution Is Dead!
Dødheimsgard - 666 International
StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
Elend - A World In Their Screams
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A.
Code - Resplendent Grotesque
Morgul - The Horror Grandeur
Abigor - Fractal Possession
Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
Malignant Eternal - Alarm
Diapsiquir - Virus STN
Aborym - Generator
Khonsu - Anomalia
Scorn - Vae Solis
O.L.D. - Lo Flux Tube
Saw Throat - Inde$troy
MechanisT - 28.09.2013 at 21:55  
Written by D. Monique on 28.09.2013 at 21:28

Great list. You may also like the following albums (I've already suggested them for some other lists but I think that they fit here as well).

Chryst - Phantasmachronica
Scholomance - A Treatise On Love
Forgotten Silence - La Grande Bouffe
Disharmonic Orchestra - Pleasuredome
Dark Gamballe - Dark Gamballe (1998)
Ephel Duath - The Painter's Palette
Carbonized - Screaming Machines
Thee Maldoror Kollective - Pilot
Korovakill - Dead Like An Angel
Demimonde - Mutant Star
Carnival In Coal - Fear Not
Wormfood - Posthume
Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
Secret Chiefs 3 - Book Of Horizons
Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
Way To End - Various Shades Of Black
Le Grand Guignol - The Great Maddening
Nocte Obducta - Umbriel (Das Schweigen Zwischen Den Sternen)
The Axis Of Perdition - Deleted Scenes From The Transition Hospital
Oxiplegatz - Sidereal Journey
The CNK - L'Hymne À La Joie
G.G.F.H. - Disease
Kekal - Autonomy
Sadist - Crust
Gire - Gire
Iblis - Menthell
Aarni - Tohcoth
Kayo Dot - Coyote
Atrox - Terrestrials
Chaostar - The Scarlet Queen
The Electric Hellfire Club - Kiss The Goat
Neo Inferno 262 - Hacking The Holy Code
Diabolos Rising - Blood, Vampirism & Sadism
Ebonylake - In Swathes Of Brooding Light
In Lingua Mortua - Salon Des Refusés
Kadenzza - The Second Renaissance
Blutmond - The Revolution Is Dead!
Dødheimsgard - 666 International
StarGazer - A Great Work Of Ages
Elend - A World In Their Screams
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A.
Code - Resplendent Grotesque
Morgul - The Horror Grandeur
Abigor - Fractal Possession
Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
Malignant Eternal - Alarm
Diapsiquir - Virus STN
Aborym - Generator
Khonsu - Anomalia
Scorn - Vae Solis
O.L.D. - Lo Flux Tube
Saw Throat - Inde$troy


I believe I just hit the jackpot.
Thanks a lot for the extensive amount of recommendations. Appreciate it immensely. Will be looked upon.
Lit. - 17.10.2013 at 06:52  
I got a couple of suggestions myself:

Mirrorthrone - Gangrene
Fungoid Stream - Oceanus
Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
The Axis Of Perdition - The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques)
Pig Destroyer - Natasha
Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind
Meshuggah - I

An album by Tool or Devin Townsend might be good here, too. I also second Devil Doll, Converge and DEP.
MechanisT - 17.10.2013 at 13:09  
Written by Lit. on 17.10.2013 at 06:52

I got a couple of suggestions myself:

Mirrorthrone - Gangrene
Fungoid Stream - Oceanus
Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
The Axis Of Perdition - The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques)
Pig Destroyer - Natasha
Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind
Meshuggah - I

An album by Tool or Devin Townsend might be good here, too. I also second Devil Doll, Converge and DEP.


Thanks man. Although, I have to say, I am looking for albums scoring high on the "weirdness" factor. For example, I intentionally left Gangrene out because it's nothing to scratch your head over and make you go all "wtf is this shit", y'know? I do concur, however, that it's a fantastic album. Same goes for Meshuggah for me. BaN and AoP are pure fucking evool, and as such it doesn't ring any weirdness bell for me either. Oppressive is more like it.

I do have to check out Devil Doll, Converge and Dillinger, yes. They fit in quite handsomely. Same goes for Devin. I just have to see which ones are the most suitable out of their respective discographies.
!J.O.O.E.! - 28.04.2014 at 16:09  
Great list highlighting metal's expansiveness.
MechanisT - 28.04.2014 at 16:37  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 28.04.2014 at 16:09

Great list highlighting metal's expansiveness.


Thank you, I really appreciate that. :3 Just goes to show that off-the-wall quirkiness and good musicianship isn't as mutually exclusive as it looks like on paper.
Karlabos - 29.04.2014 at 05:11  
How'd this list skip me?
I also second almost everything D. Monique has recommended.
I have also some suggestions of my own:

A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
Al Kamar - Abstract Spread
Babymetal - ST
Blood Cult - We Are The Cult Of The Plains
Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From The Dead
Burzukh - Vision
Crotchduster - Big Fat Box Of Shit
Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
Dark Procession - Eternal Autumn Solitude
Dephormed Elephant Surgery - Any release
Divina Enema - The Conclave
Ensoph - Rex Mundi X Ile
Germ - Wish
Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
Jaldaboath - The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts
Jambinai - Differance
Jute Gyte - Discontinuities
Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
Le Scrawl - Snowblind
Magic Hammer - Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder
Master's Hammer - Mantras
Mutyumu - Ilya
Mystic Forest - Romances
Nychts - Und So Gehen Wir
Pensees Nocturnes - Nom D'une Pipe
Semargl - Satanic Pop Metal
The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of jesus The jew
The Skaden - You Will Hope I Had Died
MechanisT - 29.04.2014 at 13:45  
Written by Karlabos on 29.04.2014 at 05:11

How'd this list skip me?
I also second almost everything D. Monique has recommended.
I have also some suggestions of my own:

A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
Al Kamar - Abstract Spread
Babymetal - ST
Blood Cult - We Are The Cult Of The Plains
Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From The Dead
Burzukh - Vision
Crotchduster - Big Fat Box Of Shit
Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
Dark Procession - Eternal Autumn Solitude
Dephormed Elephant Surgery - Any release
Divina Enema - The Conclave
Ensoph - Rex Mundi X Ile
Germ - Wish
Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
Jaldaboath - The Rise Of The Heraldic Beasts
Jambinai - Differance
Jute Gyte - Discontinuities
Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
Le Scrawl - Snowblind
Magic Hammer - Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder
Master's Hammer - Mantras
Mutyumu - Ilya
Mystic Forest - Romances
Nychts - Und So Gehen Wir
Pensees Nocturnes - Nom D'une Pipe
Semargl - Satanic Pop Metal
The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of jesus The jew
The Skaden - You Will Hope I Had Died


Yeah well... happens. No biggie. :p
Thank you for the recs. As long as they fit the two criteria I am judging them on, namely, "tamed/non-oppressive/comparatively less disturbing" weirdness and unorthodoxy, I'm sure they'll find a place in here.

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