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This is a list dedicated to everything crazy, eclectic and technical. I know there are many many more albums that could be added, but these are the ones I personally recommend. One album per band.

Created by: K†ulu | 22.02.2012



1. Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia
2007 - Instrumental Technical Death?
2. Änglagård - Hybris
1992 - Symphonic Prog (One of a kind band that simply transcends musical structure with their whimsical approach to songwriting but also creates some amazingly beautiful melodies as well)
3. Coroner - No More Color
1989 - Technical Thrash
4. Invocator - Excursion Demise
1991 - Technical Thrash
5. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010 - Black (Both chaotic and melodic, multi-layered and clear; drumming is the highlight of the album for me, although one will notice the interesting use and (sludgy?) tone of both rhythm and lead guitars. The compositions overall are interesting even if not memorable: this is quite a journey)
6. Gorod - Leading Vision
2006 - Technical Death (Amazing groovy, melodic technical death metal - essential tech death)
7. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2008 - Progressive Metalcore
8. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
2010 - Industrial
9. Beyond Creation - The Aura
2011 - Technical Death
10. Believer - Dimensions
1993 - Technical Thrash
11. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
2009 - Technical Death
12. Revocation - Empire Of The Obscene
2008 - Technical Death/Thrash
13. Behold The Arctopus - Skullgrid
2007 - Instrumental Technical Death/Math
14. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012 - Extreme Progressive/Mathcore (A benchmark of modern progressive metal with extreme metal elements)
15. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
2006 - Stoner
16. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988 - Thrash
17. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1988 - Extreme Progressive
18. Forced Entry - Uncertain Future
1989 Technical Thrash (These guys play lots of great riffs and solos but they really don't want things to be simple; a must of technical thrash)
19. Toxik - Think This
1989 - Technical Thrash (Lots of technical thrashy riffs: check out "Think This" and "Technical Arrogance" - you will see what I mean)
20. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1990 - Progressive Death
21. Hypno5e - Acid Mist Tomorrow
2012 - Technical Metalcore (A great combination of very aggressive, brutal metalcore with lengthy beautiful atmospheric passages)
22. Jason Becker - Perpetual Burn
1988 - Instumental Virtuoso (Technical both in terms of pure guitar skill but also in occasional crazy rhythm structures and changes; the album features two of my favorite guitar players: Jason Becker and Marty Friedman)
23. Psychotic Waltz - Into the Everflow
1992 - Progressive Metal (The more technical representation of prog metal and that comes from 1992!; I hear elements here that are now used by bands like BTBAM)
24. Aspid - Кровоизлияние (Extravasation)
1992 - Technical Thrash (Quite an amazing technical thrash metal debut from 90's Russia)
25. Gnostic - Engineering the Rule
2009 - Progressive Death (A little demanding at times in terms of technique, but nevertheless, the riffs are pretty good + there are some calmer (even jazzy) moments here)
26. Hieronymus Bosch - Artificial Emotions
2005 - Progressive Death (An intricate piece of progressive death metal, with a lot odd-time signature passages, but very well-constructed and played melodies kind of like Gorod can do, often reminiscent of Atheist and Dark Tranquility; however, space passages in the vein of Arcturus a very pleasant surprise)
27. Frogg Café - Bateless Edge
2010 - Prog Rock/Jazz Fusion (Not necessarily technical, but definitely mad; the level of polyphony here is unbelievable, that is the number of seemingly independent things go on simultaneously; a cherry on the top is occasional jazzy piano and mind-bending "avant-gardism")



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BoxCar Willy - 22.02.2012 at 14:44  
Good... Thou pointed out PTH.

+1
Urs Blank - 22.02.2012 at 15:48  
Good list, of course there is a lot of names we could add but as you pick Blotted Science you should definitely add Spastic Ink!

+1
K†ulu - 22.02.2012 at 18:21  
Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.02.2012 at 14:44

Good... Thou pointed out PTH.

+1

What do you mean by "pointed out?"
BoxCar Willy - 23.02.2012 at 01:14  
Written by K†ulu on 22.02.2012 at 18:21

Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.02.2012 at 14:44

Good... Thou pointed out PTH.

+1

What do you mean by "pointed out?"

I mean you put them in your list
R'Vannith - 24.02.2012 at 03:36  
Hey Invocator! Recently heard of those guys, I've only heard 'Weave The Apocalypse' but it was pretty good. Is 'Excursion Demise' any better?
tea[m]ster - 24.02.2012 at 04:06  
Anything with Coroner involved gets a from me!!
K†ulu - 24.02.2012 at 07:39  
Written by R'Vannith on 24.02.2012 at 03:36

Hey Invocator! Recently heard of those guys, I've only heard 'Weave The Apocalypse' but it was pretty good. Is 'Excursion Demise' any better?

Yes, I believe Excursion Demise is better than Weave The Apocalypse although I still need to give these two more listens. Excursion Demise impresses with its crazy soloing and brutality.

Written by tea[m]ster on 24.02.2012 at 04:06

Anything with Coroner involved gets a from me!!

Although, No More Color is not my favorite album by them, I think it is the most technical along with Punishment for Decadence; but I prefer the former.




Thanks for the +1 guys!
Oaken - 14.04.2012 at 00:47  
You say crazy and technical? Try this:
http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=42066&band_id=2799&bandname=Ulcerate
zmaj666 - 14.06.2012 at 18:40  
Try meshuggah.....
theFIST - 14.06.2012 at 20:13  
Written by Oaken on 14.04.2012 at 00:47

You say crazy and technical? Try this:
Ulcerate

prefer their albums The Coming of Genocide and Everything is Fire
Lit. - 26.06.2012 at 06:09  
Toxik and Coroner make this list a win.
I really oughta try listening to that Blackjazz album.
K†ulu - 26.06.2012 at 13:07  
Written by Lit. on 26.06.2012 at 06:09

Toxik and Coroner make this list a win.
I really oughta try listening to that Blackjazz album.

But they are not really on the further edge of "technical madness." And yeah, do listen to Blackjazz: crazy, trippy stuff.
Alex Fenger - 25.09.2012 at 01:28  
Oh god Behold... The Arctopus are so bad
theFIST - 25.09.2012 at 15:18  
Written by Alex Fenger on 25.09.2012 at 01:28

Oh god Behold... The Arctopus are so bad

i like them

perfect for a list called technical madness


but for that there should be no Mastodon or Metallica
adding BrainDrill, Anomalous, Origin and Gorguts would be much more fitting
Alex Fenger - 25.09.2012 at 15:28  
Written by theFIST on 25.09.2012 at 15:18

Written by Alex Fenger on 25.09.2012 at 01:28

Oh god Behold... The Arctopus are so bad

i like them

perfect for a list called technical madness


but for that there should be no Mastodon or Metallica
adding BrainDrill, Anomalous, Origin and Gorguts would be much more fitting

True, if BTA are going to be here, than why not add more mindless technicality like Brain Drill. And Gorguts - Obscura should be on here without a doubt
Spirit Molecule - 25.09.2012 at 15:33  
Written by zmaj666 on 14.06.2012 at 18:40

Try meshuggah.....


Seriously? I don't find them technical, just odd time signatures don't make it technical. I might be wrong though, coz I haven't heard too much of meshuggah. There is only so much I can take with musicians having fits while playing.

Anyway nice list, definitely some great bands. I love Invocator's through the flesh to the soul.

Spiral Architect would be a good add on this list. But you're missing one of the greatest of them all. Martyr!!
A few you might want to check out
Gory Blister
Sickening Horror
Pavor
Illogicist
Intronaut
Continuo Renacer
Non Human Level
BoxCar Willy - 26.09.2012 at 03:00  
+1 for Brain Drill.
Illog1cal - 02.04.2013 at 00:40  
Since you have Invocator's speed thrash album you might as well add Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead, Realm - Endless War, Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly, Heathen - Victims of Deception.
K†ulu - 02.04.2013 at 15:45  
Written by Guest on 02.04.2013 at 00:40

Since you have Invocator's speed thrash album you might as well add Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead, Realm - Endless War, Watchtower - Energetic Disassembly, Heathen - Victims of Deception.

As I have written in the list description, I include albums which I personally enjoy and recommend. I should go back and listen again to the first three and give Victims of Deception a try though, so thanks for the suggestion. Watchtower never really sat well with me, but last listens were a little different, so they might end up here.

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