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Back in the 2nd half of the 70's and beginning of the 80's, Heavy Metal wasn't a common expression amongst the portuguese. Portugal had just discovered that there was a real world behind the invisible wall built by the dictatorship that had fallen a few years earlier.

"Beatnicks", "Aqui De'l Rock", or "TNT" were some of the bands who had been releasing some singles and EP's of Hard-Rock at the very beginning of the 80's. They paved the rising of other bands that would work that sound, and release the first studio albums of Hard-Rock and Heavy Metal.

It was a critical decade for heavy rock in Portugal. This chronologic list of studio albums features the ones, that I believe, are the most important portuguese Hard-Rock and metal albums until today: the best and the pioneering ones. I excluded Punk-Rock but added Hardcore and Alternative Hard-Rock albums as well.

Either you're interested in portuguese music, or if you're just curious about it, or even if you are just passing by, this list will work out for you all. This list will grow bigger as the years go by of course, so if you have any suggestions, just let me know. Enjoy!

Created by: Tiago Rocha | 04.03.2010



1. Roxigénio - Roxigénio
1980 Blues Hard-Rock
2. NZZN - Forte E Feio
1982 Hard-Rock
3. Vasco Da Gama - Vasco Da Gama
1983 Hard-Rock
4. Xeque Mate - Em Nome Do Pai Do Filho ... E Do Rock'n'Roll
1985 Hard-Rock
5. Tarantula - Tarantula
1987 Heavy Metal ★1st Heavy & Power Metal LP
6. Ibéria - Ibéria
1988 Heavy/Glam Metal
7. Mão Morta - Mão Morta
1988 Alternative ★1st Alternative Metal LP
8. Casablanca - Tanto
1989 Hard-Rock
9. Santa Maria, Gasolina Em Teu Ventre! - Free-Terminator/Falcão Solitário Sem Ser Distorção
1989 Noise/Intrumental Hard-Rock
10. Ibéria - Heroes Of The Wasteland
1990 Heavy/Glam Metal
11. Mão Morta - Corações Felpudos
1990 Alternative
12. Tarantula - Kingdom Of Lusitania
1990 Heavy/Power Metal
13. V12 - V12
1990 Hard-Rock/Heavy Metal
14. Mão Morta - Mutantes s.21
1992 Alternative
15. W.C. Noise - Loud & Mad
1992 Thrash Metal ★1st Thrash Metal LP
16. Decayed - The Conjuration Of The Southern Circle
1993 Black Metal ★1st Black Metal LP
17. Sacred Sin - Darkside
1993 Death Metal ★1st Death Metal LP
18. Bizarra Locomotiva - Bizarra Locomotiva
1994 Industrial Metal ★1st Industrial Metal LP
19. Corrosão Caótica - Corrosão Caótica
1994 Thrash Metal
20. Evisceration - Hymn To The Monstrous
1994 Grindcore ★1st Grindcore LP
21. Gangrena - Infected Ideologies
1994 Death Metal
22. Genocide - Genocide
1994 Death Metal
23. Shrine - Perspective
1994 Thrash Metal
24. Thormenthor - Abstract Divinity
1994 Progressive Death Metal ★1st Progressive Metal LP
25. Blind Zero - Trigger
1995 Alternative/Grunge ★1st Grunge LP
26. Candle Serenade - Nosferatu's Passion
1995 Gothic Metal
27. Disaffected - Vast
1995 Progressive Death Metal
28. Extreme Unction - In Limine Mortis
1995 Melodeath ★1st Melodic Death Metal LP
29. Moonspell - Wolfheart
1995 Gothic Metal ★1st Gothic Metal LP
30. Ramp - Intersection
1995 Thrash Metal
31. Desire - Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream
1996 Gothic Doom Metal ★1st Doom Metal LP
32. Grog - Macabre Requiems
1996 Death Metal
33. Heavenwood - Diva
1996 Gothic Metal
34. Inhuman - Strange Desire
1996 Gothic Metal
35. Malevolence - Dominium
1996 Melodeath
36. Moonspell - Irreligious
1996 Gothic Metal
37. Bizarra Locomotiva - Bestiário
1998 Industrial Metal
38. Daemonarch - Hermeticum
1998 Black Metal
39. Gonçalo Pereira - Tricot No Pais Das Maravilhas
1998 Instrumental Hard Rock
40. Heavenwood - Swallow
1998 Gothic Metal
41. In Tha Umbra - Descend Supreme Sunset
1998 Black Metal
42. Malevolence - Martyrialized
1999 Melodeath Metal
43. Alastor - Crushing Christendom
2000 Blackened Thrash Metal
44. More República Masónica - Chemical Love Songs
2000 Alternative
45. SiriuS - Aeons Of Magick
2000 Symphonic Black Metal
46. SiriuS - Spectral Transition - Dimension Sirius
2001 Symphonic Black Metal
47. ThanatoSchizo - Schizo Level
2001 Progressive Death Metal
48. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
2002 Gothic Doom Metal
49. Holocausto Canibal - Sublime Massacre Corpóreo
2002 Gore/Grindcore
50. ThanatoSchizo - InsomniousNightLift
2002 Progressive/Death Doom Metal
51. Aenima - Sentient
2003 Atmospheric Gothic Metal
52. Alkateya - Replay
2003 Heavy Metal
53. Moonspell - The Antidote
2003 Gothic Metal
54. Shadowsphere - Darklands
2003 Melodeath
55. Icon & The Black Roses - Icon & The Black Roses
2004 Suomi Metal
56. Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - Fellatrix Discordia Pantokrator
2005 Blackened Heavy Metal
57. Hyubris - Hyubris
2005 Heavy/Folk Metal
58. If Lucy Fell - You Make Me Nervous
2005 Stoner/Math Metal ★1st Math Metal LP
59. In Tha Umbra - Nigrium Nigrius Nigro
2005 Black Metal
60. My Enchantment - SINpHONIC
2005 Symphonic Black Metal
61. The Firstborn - The Unclenching Of Fists
2005 Progressive Metalcore
62. Theriomorphic - Enter The Mighty Theriomorphic
2005 Death Metal
63. Linda Martini - Olhos De Mongol
2006 Post/Noise/Alternative Hard-Rock
64. Process Of Guilt - Renounce
2006 Death Doom Metal
65. Twentyinchburial - Radiovenom
2006 Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore
66. Before The Rain - ...One Day Less
2007 Doom Metal
67. Corpus Christii - Rising
2007 Black Metal
68. Men Eater - Hellstone
2007 Stoner Metal
69. Gwydion - Ynys Mön
2008 Folk Metal
70. Riding Pânico - Lady Cobra
2008 Post/Hard-Rock
71. The Firstborn - The Noble Search
2008 Progressive Metalcore
72. Bosque - Passage
2009 Extreme Doom/Drone
73. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2009 Death Doom Metal
74. Switchtense - Confrontation Of Souls
2009 Groove Thrash Metal
75. More Than A Thousand - Vol.4 Make Friends And Enemies
2010 Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore
76. Morte Incandescente - ...Relembrando Um Túmulo Esquecido
2010 Black Metal
77. Mourning Lenore - Loosely Bounded Infinities
2010 Death Doom Metal
78. Painted Black - Cold Comfort
2010 Gothic/Doom Metal
79. Storm Legion - Desolation Angels
2010 Black Metal
80. Midnight Priest - Midnight Priest
2011 Heavy Metal
81. Besta - Ajoelha​-​Te Perante A Besta
2012 Grindcore
82. Black Bombaim - Titans
2012 Psychedelic Hard-Rock
83. Sinistro - Sinistro
2012 Post/Sludge Metal
84. The Quartet Of Woah! - Ultrabomb
2012 Psychedelic Hard-Rock
85. Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - Pornokrates: Deo Gratias
2013 Blackened Heavy Metal
86. Utopium - Vicious Consolation/Virtuous Totality
2013 Grindcore
87. Black Bombaim - Far Out
2014 Psychedelic Hard-Rock
88. Killimanjaro - Hook
2014 Stoner Metal
89. Perpetratör - Thermonuclear Epiphany
2014 Thrash Metal
90. The Black Wizards - Lake Of Fire
2015 Stoner Metal
91. Vaee Solis - Adversarial Light
2015 Black/Doom Metal



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Marcel Hubregtse - 05.01.2015 at 01:50  
Speak English. ...
Erik M. - 07.01.2015 at 22:57  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2015 at 01:50

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Why not delete that comment?
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Written by Erik M. on 07.01.2015 at 22:57

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.01.2015 at 01:50

Speak English. ...


Why not delete that comment?

Because he is from Holland...
- 22.06.2015 at 09:35  
This list is extremely helpful ! A lot of bands from there are very underrated, In That Umbra is a good example.

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