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A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

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Created by: Erik M. | 30.11.2012



1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
2004 / Avantgarde Doom
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1995 / Symphonic Avantgarde Black
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
2006 / Symphonic Avantgarde
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre
1993 / Avantgarde Gothic Death Doom
6. Solefald - The Linear Scaffold
1997 / Avantgarde Black
7. Stolen Babies - There Be Squabbles Ahead
2006 / Extreme Avantgarde
8. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
2011 / Ambient Avantgarde
9. Virus - Carheart
2003 / Avantgarde
10. Vulture Industries - The Dystopia Journals
2007 / Avantgarde Black
11. Way To End - Desecrated Internal Journey
2009 / Avantgarde Black
12. Yurei - Working Class Demon
2010 / Avantgarde
13. [Black]
14. Abigor - Verwüstung / Invoke The Dark Age
1994 / Black
15. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
2008 / Atmospheric Black
16. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999 / Atmospheric Blackened Post Folk
17. Agathodaimon - Blacken The Angel
1998 / Symphonic Black
18. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
2011 / Atmospheric Ambient Black
19. Altar Of Plagues - White Tomb
2009 / Blackened Post
20. Ancient Wisdom - For Snow Covered The Northland
1996 / Atmospheric Black
21. Appalachian Winter - Silence Before The Great Mountain Wind
2008 / Symphonic Blackened Folk
22. Aquilus - Griseus
2011 / Atmospheric Blackened Neoclassical Folk
23. Astral Silence - Astral Journey
2010 / Atmospheric Ambient Black
24. Bathory - Bathory
1984 / Black
25. Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
1995 / Atmospheric Black
26. Burzum - Burzum
1992 / Black
27. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
2013 / Epic Atmospheric Black
28. Carach Angren - Lammendam
2008 / Symphonic Black
29. Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather
1998 / Black
30. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
2013 / Black
31. Cirith Gorgor - Onwards To The Spectral Defile
1999 / Black
32. Coldworld - Melancholie²
2008 / Melodic Ambient Black
33. Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
1994 / Symphonic Black
34. Dark Fortress - Tales From Eternal Dusk
2001 / Melodic Black
35. Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts
1996 / Black
36. Darkspace - Dark Space I
2003 / Ambient Black
37. Dissection - The Somberlain
1993 / Melodic Blackened Death
38. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
2012 / Atmospheric Blackened Folk
39. Draugnim - Northwind's Ire
2008 / Atmospheric Black
40. Drudkh - Forgotten Legends
2003 / Atmospheric Black
41. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994 / Symphonic Black
42. Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
1994 / Black
43. Evilfeast - Mysteries Of The Nocturnal Forest
2004 / Atmospheric Black
44. Fen - The Malediction Fields
2009 / Atmospheric Blackened Post
45. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006 / Melodic Ambient Black
46. Graveworm - When Daylight's Gone
1997 / Symphonic Black
47. Illnath - Cast Into Fields Of Evil Pleasure
2003 / Symphonic Black
48. In The Woods... - Heart Of The Ages
1995 / Psychedelic Black
49. Inquisition - Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult
1998 / Black
50. Lantlôs - Lantlôs
2008 / Blackened Post
51. Leviathan - The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide
2003 / Black
52. Limbonic Art - Moon In The Scorpio
1996 / Symphonic Black
53. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005 / Ambient Black
54. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994 / Black
55. Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere
2011 / Atmospheric Ambient Black
56. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010 / Psychedelic Ambient Black
57. Obsidian Gate - The Nightspectral Voyage
1994 / Symphonic Black
58. Odious - Mirror Of Vibrations
2007 / Oriental Melodic Black
59. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
2009 / Psychedelic Black
60. Orkrist - Reginae Mysterium
2002 / Melodic Blackened Doom
61. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U​.​M​.​A.
2013 / Ambient Industrial Blackened Post
62. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
2013 / Blackened Post Sludge
63. Rivendell - The Ancient Glory
2000 / Blackened Folk
64. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
1993 / Black
65. Shade Empire - Sinthetic
2004 / Symphonic Black
66. Summoning - Lugburz
1995 / Black
67. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
2009 / Atmospheric Ambient Black
68. Taake - Nattestid...
1999 / Black
69. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
2012 / Atmospheric Ambient Black
70. The Kovenant - In Times Before The Light
1997 / Melodic Black
71. The Ruins Of Beverast - Unlock The Shrine
2004 / Ambient Black
72. Thrawsunblat - Thrawsunblat II: Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings
2013 / Blackened Folk
73. Thurisaz - Scent Of A Dream
2004 / Atmospheric Black
74. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1995 / Blackened Folk
75. Vallendusk - Black Clouds Gathering
2013 / Atmospheric Black
76. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
2007 / Psychedelic Black
77. Vordven - Towards The Frozen Stream
1999 / Melodic Atmospheric Black
78. Wodensthrone - Loss
2009 / Atmospheric Black
79. Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of 12 Stars
2006 / Black
80. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
2013 / Psychedelic Ambient Black
81. [Death]
82. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
1998 / Melodic Death
83. Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
1992 / Melodic Death
84. Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt
2004 / Technical Melodic Death
85. Atheist - Piece Of Time
1989 / Technical Death
86. At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
1992 / Melodic Death
87. Be'lakor - The Frail Tide
2007 / Melodic Death
88. Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
2002 / Death
89. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
1987 / Death
90. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
2000 / Technical Death
91. Deicide - Deicide
1990 / Death
92. Demigod - Slumber Of Sullen Eyes
1992 / Death
93. Demilich - Nespithe
1993 / Technical Death
94. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
1993 / Death
95. Disma - Towards The Megalith
2011 / Death
96. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991 / Melodic Death
97. Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind
2009 / Blackened Sludge Death
98. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990 / Death
99. Entrapment - The Obscurity Within...
2012 / Death
100. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles
2009 / Symphonic Technical Death
101. Gojira - Terra Incognita
2001 / Progressive Death
102. Gorguts - Considered Dead
1991 / Death
103. Immolation - Dawn Of Possession
1991 / Death
104. In Flames - Lunar Strain
1994 / Melodic Death
105. Insomnium - In The Halls Of Awaiting
2002 / Melodic Death
106. Kalmah - Swamplord
2000 / Melodic Death
107. Mayan - Quarterpast
2011 / Melodic Death
108. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989 / Death
109. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
1999 / Technical Death
110. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
1993 / Blackened Death
111. Nocturnus AD - The Key
1990 / Atmospheric Death
112. Nile - Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka
1998 / Brutal Death
113. Obituary - Slowly We Rot
1989 / Death
114. Resurrection - Embalmed Existence
1993 / Death
115. Septicflesh - Mystic Places Of Dawn
1994 / Atmospheric Death
116. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
1991 / Brutal Death
117. Wolfheart - Winterborn
2013 / Melodic Death
118. [Doom]
119. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2011 / Doom
120. Ablaze In Hatred - Deceptive Awareness
2006 / Melodic Death Doom
121. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
2006 / Funeral Doom
122. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
2010 / Atmospheric Doom
123. Anathema - Serenades
1993 / Death Doom
124. Ataraxie - Slow Transcending Agony
2005 / Death Doom
125. Before The Rain - ...One Day Less
2007 / Death Doom
126. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1970 / Heavy Doom
127. Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
2009 / Melodic Death Doom
128. Black Wreath - A Pyre Of Lost Dreams
2009 / Funeral Death Doom
129. Blazing Eternity - Times And Unknown Waters
2000 / Atmospheric Doom
130. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986 / Epic Doom
131. Catacombs - In The Depths Of R'lyeh
2006 / Funeral Doom
132. Cathedral - Forest Of Equilibrium
1991 / Doom
133. Chalice Of Doom - Immemorial Nightfall
2011 / Melodic Death Doom
134. Colosseum - Chapter 1: Delirium
2007 / Funeral Doom
135. Dawn Of Solace - The Darkness
2006 / Gothic Doom
136. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
1993 / Death Doom
137. Depressed Mode - Ghosts Of Devotion
2007 / Funeral Death Doom
138. Desire - Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream
1996 / Atmospheric Death Doom
139. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
1993 / Death Doom
140. Dolorian - When All The Laughter Has Gone
1999 / Psychedelic Blackened Doom
141. Doom:VS - Aeternum Vale
2006 / Funeral Death Doom
142. Empyrium - A Wintersunset...
1996 / Symphonic Folk Doom
143. Enshine - Origin
2013 / Atmospheric Gothic Doom
144. Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency
1994 / Funeral Death Doom
145. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
1996 / Symphonic Doom
146. Evoken - Embrace The Emptiness
1998 / Funeral Death Doom
147. Falling Leaves - Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun
2012 / Melodic Death Doom
148. Forest Of Shadows - Departure
2004 / Death Doom
149. Forest Stream - Tears Of Mortal Solitude
2003 / Blackened Doom
150. Graveyard Dirt - For Grace Or Damnation
2010 / Death Doom
151. Hanging Garden - Inherit The Eden
2007 / Melodic Death Doom
152. Hjarnidaudi - Pain:Noise:March
2006 / Drone Doom
153. Inborn Suffering - Wordless Hope
2006 / Death Doom
154. Indesinence - Noctambulism
2006 / Death Doom
155. Isole - Forevermore
2005 / Epic Doom
156. Ixion - To The Void
2011 / Atmospheric Doom
157. Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
1993 / Blackened Doom
158. Kauan - Lumikuuro
2007 / Melodic Folk Doom
159. Krux - Krux
2002 / Doom
160. Lethian Dreams - Bleak Silver Streams
2009 / Atmospheric Gothic Doom
161. Monolithe - Monolithe I
2003 / Funeral Doom
162. Mar De Grises - The Tatterdemalion Express
2004 / Death Doom
163. Morgion - Among Majestic Ruin
1997 / Death Doom
164. Mournful Congregation - The Monad Of Creation
2005 / Funeral Doom
165. Mourning Beloveth - Dust
2001 / Death Doom
166. Mourning Lenore - Loosely Bounded Infinities
2010 / Melodic Death Doom
167. My Dying Bride - As The Flower Withers
1992 / Death Doom
168. Necare - Ruin
2005 / Melodic Death Doom
169. Nortt - Gudsforladt
2003 / Blackened Funeral Doom
170. Novembers Doom - Amid Its Hallowed Mirth
1995 / Death Doom
171. October Tide - Rain Without End
1997 / Death Doom
172. Officium Triste - Ne Vivam
1997 / Melodic Death Doom
173. Ophis - Stream Of Misery
2007 / Death Doom
174. Ortega - 1634
2010 / Post Sludge Doom
175. Pantheist - O Solitude
2003 / Funeral Doom
176. Paradise Lost - Lost Paradise
1990 / Death Doom
177. Pentagram - Pentagram
1985 / Heavy Doom
178. Process Of Guilt - Renounce
2006 / Death Doom
179. Profetus - Coronation Of The Black Sun
2009 / Funeral Doom
180. Rapture - Futile
1999 / Melodic Death Doom
181. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend
2002 / Doom
182. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
1996 / Atmospheric Death Doom
183. Shape Of Despair - Shades Of...
2000 / Funeral Doom
184. Shattered Hope - Absence
2010 / Death Doom
185. Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
1995 / Funeral Doom
186. Slumber - Fallout
2004 / Melodic Death Doom
187. Solitude Aeturnus - Into The Depths Of Sorrow
1991 / Epic Doom
188. Solstice - Lamentations
1994 / Epic Doom
189. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
2003 / Melodic Death Doom
190. The 11th Hour - Burden Of Grief
2009 / Death Doom
191. The Fall Of Every Season - From Below
2007 / Atmospheric Death Doom
192. The Gathering - Always...
1992 / Death Doom
193. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
1994 / Funeral Doom
194. Trouble - Psalm 9
1984 / Heavy Doom
195. Uaral - Sounds Of Pain
2005 / Folk Doom
196. Unholy - From The Shadows
1993 / Death Doom
197. Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight
2013 / Death Doom
198. Whispering Forest - Of Shadows And Pale Light
1998 / Atmospheric Death Doom
199. Why Angels Fall - The Unveiling
2010 / Atmospheric Death Doom
200. Wine From Tears - Through The Eyes Of A Mad
2009 / Melodic Death Doom
201. Winter - Into Darkness
1990 / Death Doom
202. Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
1982 / Heavy Doom
203. Worship - Dooom
2007 / Funeral Doom
204. Yearning - With Tragedies Adorned
1997 / Atmospheric Gothic Doom
205. [Folk]
206. Arkona - Возрождение
2004 / Blackened Folk
207. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
2001 / Folk Death
208. Falkenbach - ...En Their Medh Riki Fara...
1996 / Blackened Folk
209. Moonsorrow - Suden Uni
2001 / Blackened Folk
210. Myrkgrav - Trollskau, Skrømt Og Kølabrenning
2006 / Blackened Folk
211. Nest - Hidden Stream
2001 / Atmospheric Ambient Neofolk
212. October Falls - Marras - Eight Hymns For Sheol And Nature
2005 / Atmospheric Ambient Folk
213. Tenhi - Kauan
1999 / Neofolk
214. Wilderun - Olden Tales & Deathly Trails
2012 / Symphonic Folk
215. Windir - Sóknardalr
1997 / Blackened Folk
216. [Gothic]
217. After Forever - Prison Of Desire
2000 / Symphonic Gothic
218. Dark Sanctuary - Royaume Mélancolique
1999 / Neoclassical Atmospheric Gothic
219. Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
2003 / Gothic Doom
220. Evereve - Seasons
1996 / Gothic
221. Evig Natt - I Am Silence
2007 / Gothic Doom
222. Heavenwood - Diva
1996 / Gothic
223. How Like A Winter - ...Beyond My Grey Wake
2003 / Gothic Doom
224. Moonspell - Wolfheart
1995 / Blackened Gothic Folk
225. Orphanage - Oblivion
1995 / Gothic Death
226. Penumbra - Emanate
1999 / Symphonic Gothic
227. Sirenia - At Sixes And Sevens
2002 / Symphonic Gothic
228. The Foreshadowing - Days Of Nothing
2007 / Gothic Doom
229. The Sins Of Thy Beloved - Lake Of Sorrow
1998 / Symphonic Gothic
230. The Vision Bleak - The Deathship Has A New Captain
2004 / Gothic
231. Theatre Of Tragedy - Theatre Of Tragedy
1995 / Gothic Doom
232. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
1998 / Symphonic Gothic
233. Virgin Black - Sombre Romantic
2001 / Symphonic Gothic
234. Within Temptation - Enter
1997 / Symphonic Gothic
235. [Heavy]
236. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
1980 / Heavy
237. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
1980 / Heavy
238. Dio - Holy Diver
1983 / Heavy
239. Ghost B.C. - Opus Eponymous
2010 / Heavy
240. Hell - Human Remains
2011 / Heavy
241. Horrific - Your Worst Nightmare
2009 / Heavy Death
242. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
1980 / Heavy
243. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983 / Blackened Heavy
244. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
1980 / Heavy
245. Van Halen - Van Halen
1978 / Heavy
246. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
1984 / Heavy
247. [Industrial]
248. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
1989 / Industrial
249. Nexus Inferis - A Vision Of The Final Earth
2012 / Industrial Blackened Death
250. Reverence - Industrial Mental Concept
2005 / Industrial Black
251. Static-X - Wisconsin Death Trip
1999 / Alternative Industrial
252. [Post/Shoegaze]
253. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
2007 / Post Shoegaze
254. Apocynthion - Sidereus Nuncius
2013 / Blackened Post
255. Atoma - Skylight
2012 / Atmospheric Post
256. Deafheaven - Roads To Judah
2011 / Atmospheric Blackened Shoegaze
257. Fading Waves - The Sense Of Space
2011 / Atmospheric Post
258. Falloch - Where Distant Spirits Remain
2011 / Post Folk
259. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
2010 / Post Shoegaze
260. [Power]
261. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear
1988 / Speed Power
262. Falconer - Falconer
2001 / Folk Power
263. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
1985 / Speed Power
264. Iced Earth - Iced Earth
1991 / Heavy Power
265. Wintersun - Wintersun
2004 / Extreme Power
266. [Progressive]
267. Amiensus - Restoration
2013 / Progressive Melodic Black
268. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
2013 / Extreme Progressive
269. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2009 / Instrumental Progressive
270. Ayreon - The Final Experiment
1995 / Progressive
271. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
2010 / Progressive Melodic Death
272. Beyond Creation - The Aura
2011 / Progressive Technical Death
273. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
2001 / Progressive
274. Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
2007 / Instrumental Technical Progressive
275. Caligula's Horse - Moments From Ephemeral City
2011 / Progressive
276. Cautiva - Human
2009 / Progressive Thrash
277. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
2005 / Progressive
278. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999 / Progressive Power
279. Cormorant - Metazoa
2009 / Progressive Melodic Death
280. Crimson Glory - Crimson Glory
1986 / Progressive Heavy
281. Dan Swanö - Moontower
1999 / Extreme Progressive
282. Dark Millennium - Ashore The Celestial Burden
1992 / Progressive Melodic Death
283. Darkwater - Calling The Earth To Witness
2007 / Melodic Progressive Power
284. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
2004 / Progressive
285. Dissona - Dissona
2012 / Progressive
286. Dreadnought - Lifewoven
2013 / Experimental Progressive Black
287. Fractal Gates - Altered State Of Consciousness
2009 / Progressive Melodic Death
288. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
2009 / Progressive
289. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
2012 / Psychedelic Progressive Black
290. Hands Of Despair - Hereafter
2011 / Progressive Blackened Death
291. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
2012 / Progressive
292. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
2008 / Progressive Melodic Death
293. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
2012 / Atmospheric Progressive
294. In Vain - The Latter Rain
2007 / Progressive Death
295. Kalisia - Cybion
2009 / Progressive Death
296. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
1969 / Progressive
297. Mastodon - Remission
2002 / Progressive Sludge
298. Myrath - Hope
2007 / Oriental Progressive
299. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
2012 / Extreme Progressive
300. Nevermore - Nevermore
1995 / Progressive Thrash
301. Noekk - The Water Sprite
2005 / Progressive Doom
302. Obsidian Kingdom - Mantiis
2012 / Extreme Progressive
303. Opeth - Orchid
1995 / Extreme Progressive
304. Persefone - Truth Inside The Shades
2004 / Progressive Melodic Death
305. Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense
1994 / Progressive Death Doom
306. Pyramaze - Melancholy Beast
2004 / Progressive Power
307. Rise Of Avernus - L'Appel Du Vide
2014 / Progressive Gothic Doom
308. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003 / Progressive
309. Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
2006 / Progressive
310. Spires - Spiral Of Ascension
2010 / Extreme Progressive
311. Star One - Space Metal
2002 / Progressive
312. Taranis - Kingdom
2012 / Progressive Symphonic Black
313. The Kindred - Lore
2011 / Progressive
314. Tool - Undertow
1993 / Alternative Progressive
315. Uneven Structure - Februus
2011 / Ambient Progressive
316. Vektor - Black Future
2009 / Progressive Thrash
317. White Walls - Mad Man Circus
2010 / Groove Progressive
318. Winds - Reflections Of The I
2002 / Neoclassical Progressive
319. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2013 / Progressive Death
320. Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
2012 / Progressive Melodic Black
321. [Sludge]
322. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
1994 / Sludge
323. [Symphonic]
324. Epica - The Phantom Agony
2003 / Symphonic
325. Leaves' Eyes - Lovelorn
2004 / Symphonic
326. ReVamp - ReVamp
2010 / Symphonic
327. Tears Of Magdalena - Myths And Legends
2008 / Symphonic
328. [Thrash]
329. Abattoir - Vicious Attack
1985 / Speed Thrash
330. Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse
1985 / Thrash
331. Anacrusis - Suffering Hour
1988 / Thrash
332. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
1989 / Thrash
333. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985 / Blackened Thrash
334. Dark Angel - We Have Arrived
1985 / Bay Area Thrash
335. Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
1987 / Bay Area Thrash
336. Destruction - Infernal Overkill
1985 / Teutonic Thrash
337. Détente - Recognize No Authority
1986 / Speed Thrash
338. Evile - Enter The Grave
2007 / Thrash
339. Exhorder - Slaughter In The Vatican
1990 / Thrash
340. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
1985 / Bay Area Thrash
341. Exumer - Possessed By Fire
1986 / Thrash
342. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
1991 / Gothic Thrash
343. Flotsam & Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
1986 / Thrash
344. Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
1988 / Bay Area Thrash
345. Heathen - Breaking The Silence
1987 / Bay Area Thrash
346. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
1987 / Thrash
347. Kreator - Endless Pain
1985 / Teutonic Thrash
348. Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught
2007 / Thrash
349. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
1994 / Groove Thrash
350. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
1985 / Thrash
351. Metal Church - Metal Church
1984 / Heavy Thrash
352. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983 / Bay Area Thrash
353. Morbid Saint - Spectrum Of Death
1988 / Thrash
354. Nuclear Assault - Game Over
1986 / Thrash
355. Overkill - Feel The Fire
1985 / Thrash
356. Possessed - Seven Churches
1985 / Death Thrash
357. Razor - Executioner's Song
1985 / Thrash
358. Slayer - Show No Mercy
1983 / Thrash
359. Stormtroopers Of Death - Speak English Or Die
1985 / Crossover Thrash
360. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
2008 / Melodic Death Thrash
361. Testament - The Legacy
1987 / Bay Area Thrash
362. Toxic Holocaust - Evil Never Dies
2003 / Blackened Thrash
363. Venom - Welcome To Hell
1981 / Blackened Thrash
364. Warbringer - War Without End
2008 / Thrash
365. Whiplash - Power And Pain
1985 / Thrash



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scapeplan - 08.12.2012 at 17:21  
I'd have the debuts from Iron Maiden, Tool, Nevermore, Death, and Anaal Nathrakh.
Erik M. - 08.12.2012 at 18:11  
Written by scapeplan on 08.12.2012 at 17:21

I'd have the debuts from Iron Maiden, Tool, Nevermore, Death, and Anaal Nathrakh.


Thanks for the suggestions (and thumbs up).
LeKiwi - 08.12.2012 at 18:23  
Also, Sylosis, Be'lakor, Uneven Structure, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Periphery (marginally), In Mourning, Riverside, Ørkenkjøtt...perhaps Amorphis if you're into melodic black (or however you might define it )
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.12.2012 at 19:39  
Written by LeKiwi on 08.12.2012 at 18:23

Amorphis if you're into melodic black (or however you might define it )

The first Amorphis was basically old-school death with some melodeath and doomy moments from what I recall.
LeKiwi - 08.12.2012 at 20:10  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.12.2012 at 19:39

Written by LeKiwi on 08.12.2012 at 18:23

Amorphis if you're into melodic black (or however you might define it )

The first Amorphis was basically old-school death with some melodeath and doomy moments from what I recall.


Agh, I forgot their debut was The Karelian Isthmus and not Tales....I actually enjoyed their debut more than their sophomore effort. But then again it's been ages since I last gave the album a listen....

Forget Amorphis' debut, not worthy of this list
!J.O.O.E.! - 08.12.2012 at 20:11  
Written by LeKiwi on 08.12.2012 at 20:10


Agh, I forgot their debut was The Karelian Isthmus and not Tales....I actually enjoyed their debut more than their sophomore effort. But then again it's been ages since I last gave the album a listen....

Forget Amorphis' debut, not worthy of this list

Well I like both, but I'd probably opt for the debut, even if Tales is classed as a classic of the melodeath genre
LeKiwi - 08.12.2012 at 20:24  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.12.2012 at 20:11

Written by LeKiwi on 08.12.2012 at 20:10


Agh, I forgot their debut was The Karelian Isthmus and not Tales....I actually enjoyed their debut more than their sophomore effort. But then again it's been ages since I last gave the album a listen....

Forget Amorphis' debut, not worthy of this list

Well I like both, but I'd probably opt for the debut, even if Tales is classed as a classic of the melodeath genre


Just had another listen and enjoyed it more than I remembered so clearly my tastes have changed, but not sufficiently....early melodeath is too raw and the melodies too primitive...having dificulties poiting out what don't enjoy about it :S
scapeplan - 08.12.2012 at 21:54  
Rhapsody Of Fire and Cormorant also have great debuts.
Erik M. - 11.12.2012 at 00:16  
Written by scapeplan on 08.12.2012 at 17:21

Anaal Nathrakh.


By the way, what the hell were those guys thinking when they came up with this word for the band's name? Anaal (Dutch) = Anal (English). That's why I initially thought this band was from The Netherlands.
scapeplan - 11.12.2012 at 00:22  
Written by Erik M. on 11.12.2012 at 00:16

Written by scapeplan on 08.12.2012 at 17:21

Anaal Nathrakh.


By the way, what the hell were those guys thinking when they came up with this word for the band's name? Anaal (Dutch) = Anal (English). That's why I initially thought this band was from The Netherlands.


From Wikipedia:
"The name comes from Merlin's Charm of Making in John Boorman's 1981 film Excalibur. According to Michael Everson's transcription, Anaal Nathrakh means "serpent's breath.""

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaal_Nathrakh
M C Vice - 11.12.2012 at 03:21  
No Mercyful Fate or Delain?
Alex Fenger - 11.12.2012 at 17:29  
The only ones on here I agree with are Agalloch, Candlemass, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, and My Dying Bride
Akula - 11.12.2012 at 23:43  
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
A masterpiece.
PocketMetal - 12.12.2012 at 12:52  
I'd have Diablo Swing Orchestra in the top 5
nice list anyway .
Erik M. - 12.12.2012 at 23:42  
Written by PocketMetal on 12.12.2012 at 12:52

I'd have Diablo Swing Orchestra in the top 5
nice list anyway .


Thanks, I'll check it out.
Dylan - 13.12.2012 at 11:16  
Witchcraft - Witchcraft , may not suit your tastes but worthy i think
Erik M. - 20.12.2012 at 00:49  
Written by Alex Fenger on 11.12.2012 at 17:29

The only ones on here I agree with are Agalloch, Candlemass, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, and My Dying Bride


Well... which albums would you add to the list then?
Alex Fenger - 20.12.2012 at 01:02  
Written by Erik M. on 20.12.2012 at 00:49


Well... which albums would you add to the list then?

Too many to name really. I feel a lot of bands have their highest point early in their career. Also to compile a list of great debuts would technically include bands who have produced one album which was great... which could be an entire list on it's own. It is however interesting to see your musical tastes in the form of debut albums, so nice list.
Erik M. - 20.12.2012 at 01:07  
Written by Alex Fenger on 20.12.2012 at 01:02

Too many to name really. I feel a lot of bands have their highest point early in their career. Also to compile a list of great debuts would technically include bands who have produced one album which was great... which could be an entire list on it's own. It is however interesting to see your musical tastes in the form of debut albums, so nice list.


Thanks. And yeah, this list could be confusing to some, since there's a lot of symphonic/gothic/doom etc., while there's no heavy, power or death. So it's a pretty personal list. I'm not going to add albums of genres I don't like that much just because it's critically acclaimed (an extreme way to put it, but you catch my drift).

Anyway, I'm currently listening to a lot of different debut albums of bands I don't know that well, which are all either (atmospheric) doom/gothic/black. So the list will definitely keep getting bigger.
Boxcar Willy - 20.12.2012 at 02:26  
Needs some Boston.
Dylan - 20.12.2012 at 11:19  
Arsis
Dentura - 22.12.2012 at 01:42  
I believe Kill Em' All came out in 1983, not 1986 (MoP came out that year). Must be a typo.
Erik M. - 22.12.2012 at 04:19  
Written by Dentura on 22.12.2012 at 01:42

I believe Kill Em' All came out in 1983, not 1986 (MoP came out that year). Must be a typo.


You're right. Since I don't actually own the album (unlike basically every other album on the list), I indeed made a typo. Thanks for paying attention.
Erik M. - 26.12.2012 at 17:31  
Added 7 albums... I listened enough to each album to know they're worthy of this list, but not enough yet to rate them, so I'll do that soon.
R'Vannith - 28.12.2012 at 01:56  
I'd second Cormorant, exceptional debut that one.
Erik M. - 28.12.2012 at 15:17  
Written by R'Vannith on 28.12.2012 at 01:56

I'd second Cormorant, exceptional debut that one.


Listened to it and it sounds amazing, definitely my kind of music. Also added another great debut: Fallout (Slumber).
PocketMetal - 28.12.2012 at 15:39  
Since you actually check things out , these bands also have great debuts ( imo) :
Klimt 1918
Virgin Black
Stolen Babies
Les Discrets
A Forest of Stars
Lye By Mistake

etc .
Erik M. - 28.12.2012 at 15:41  
Written by PocketMetal on 28.12.2012 at 15:39

Since you actually check things out , these bands also have great debuts ( imo) :
Klimt 1918
Virgin Black
Stolen Babies
Les Discrets
A Forest of Stars
Lye By Mistake

etc .


Thanks for adding more to my huge list of albums that I need to check out.
R'Vannith - 29.12.2012 at 04:07  
I'm sure I can add to your ever growing recs list, I'll be back!
Erik M. - 03.01.2013 at 01:41  
Written by R'Vannith on 29.12.2012 at 04:07

I'm sure I can add to your ever growing recs list, I'll be back!


Yeah, this list is definitely going to keep getting bigger and bigger. I now have 30+ potential albums for this list, listening to a ton of different ones. And most albums sound great, so this list will consist of 100 albums in a year or so.

I'm curious to see your recommended albums.
Erik M. - 05.01.2013 at 16:23  
Added a few albums:
- 40 Watt Sun (The Inside Room)
- Evereve (Seasons)
- October Tide (Rain Without End)
- Rapture (Futile)
Erik M. - 05.01.2013 at 17:44  
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Written by Guest on 05.01.2013 at 17:37


ah, now am thumbing up this list. Hehe, Mourning Beloveth-Dust must be added asap. And maybe Novembers Doom-Amid Its Hallowed Mirth, Reverend Bizarre-In Rectory of The Bizarre Reverend depending on how you'll find them.


Thanks, man!

I've been wanting to listen to Mourning Beloveth's debut for a long time now, but still haven't done that. I own Amid Its Hollowed Mirth for a long time, but don't like it enough to add it to this list, but I might re-listen to it soon. Never heard of Reverend Bizarre, but I'm going to look into it.
AndMetalForAll - 06.01.2013 at 20:55  
I agree with some albums, but I think there's still some names left: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Helloween, The Sword, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and more but at least these should be essential.. Still it's a good list.
Erik M. - 06.01.2013 at 21:59  
Written by AndMetalForAll on 06.01.2013 at 20:55

I agree with some albums, but I think there's still some names left: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Helloween, The Sword, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and more but at least these should be essential.. Still it's a good list.


Thanks. I see what you mean about some classic (essential) albums, but power and heavy aren't exactly my favourite genres. I might listen to the albums you mentioned though. I own Black Sabbath's debut but I didn't like it enough for it to be on this list, although I have to admit I only listened to it twice.
AndMetalForAll - 06.01.2013 at 23:34  
Written by Erik M. on 06.01.2013 at 21:59

Written by AndMetalForAll on 06.01.2013 at 20:55

I agree with some albums, but I think there's still some names left: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Helloween, The Sword, Rainbow, Black Sabbath and more but at least these should be essential.. Still it's a good list.


Thanks. I see what you mean about some classic (essential) albums, but power and heavy aren't exactly my favourite genres. I might listen to the albums you mentioned though. I own Black Sabbath's debut but I didn't like it enough for it to be on this list, although I have to admit I only listened to it twice.


Black Sabbath's album is iconic, it has to be in there listen the album a couple of times and you'll add it, lol.. Rainbow also.. Iron Maiden of course...

Annihilator, Anthrax, Metal Church, Death Angel and more...
R'Vannith - 07.01.2013 at 17:03  
Some more recs for you! These bands have solid debuts that were particularly notable for me, I tried to pick ones that seem to fit your tastes more:
Ahab
The Amenta
Anathema
Ásmegin
Communic
Disillusion
Division By Zero
Dol Ammad
Falconer
Heavenwood
Mournful Congregation
Nocturnus
Oranssi Pazuzu
Pagan's Mind
Pain Of Salvation
Psychotic Waltz
Riverside
Sanctuary
Skyclad
Stream Of Passion
Virus
Erik M. - 07.01.2013 at 17:14  
Written by R'Vannith on 07.01.2013 at 17:03

Some more recs for you! These bands have solid debuts that were particularly notable for me, I tried to pick ones that seem to fit your tastes more:
Ahab
The Amenta
Anathema
Ásmegin
Communic
Disillusion
Division By Zero
Dol Ammad
Falconer
Heavenwood
Mournful Congregation
Nocturnus
Oranssi Pazuzu
Pagan's Mind
Pain Of Salvation
Psychotic Waltz
Riverside
Sanctuary
Skyclad
Stream Of Passion
Virus


What the...?!

Seriously though, thanks for the suggestions. I already know a few of those by the way, but I'm not sure if I like them enough for this list.
R'Vannith - 07.01.2013 at 17:19  
Written by Erik M. on 07.01.2013 at 17:14


What the...?!

Seriously though, thanks for the suggestions. I already know a few of those by the way, but I'm not sure if I like them enough for this list.


Haha, no problem. Thought I'd throw a whole bunch at you for your consideration
Erik M. - 07.01.2013 at 17:23  
Written by R'Vannith on 07.01.2013 at 17:19

Haha, no problem. Thought I'd throw a whole bunch at you for your consideration


If I keep it up like this, the list will be huge in a few months. I can't keep listening to completely new albums all the time (need some familiar music as well), so I'm not as fast as other people.
R'Vannith - 07.01.2013 at 17:30  
Written by Erik M. on 07.01.2013 at 17:23

Written by R'Vannith on 07.01.2013 at 17:19

Haha, no problem. Thought I'd throw a whole bunch at you for your consideration


If I keep it up like this, the list will be huge in a few months. I can't keep listening to completely new albums all the time (need some familiar music as well), so I'm not as fast as other people.

No hurry man we aren't on a schedule! and no-one likes all the debut's under the sun of course. Only the select few that each person finds enjoyable.
Erik M. - 07.01.2013 at 17:54  
Written by R'Vannith on 07.01.2013 at 17:30

No hurry man we aren't on a schedule! and no-one likes all the debut's under the sun of course. Only the select few that each person finds enjoyable.


Well, my schoolwork is really suffering since I made this list. Haha, just kidding of course.

And yeah, I don't really like all the suggestions so I'm not going to add those, haha (for example, I listened to Diablo Swing Orchestra since a few people suggested that album, but I didn't like it after one listen, but I might give them a second chance). I'm discovering a shit load of new bands lately, so that's a good thing at least.
Erik M. - 08.01.2013 at 01:12  
Written by AndMetalForAll on 06.01.2013 at 23:34

Black Sabbath's album is iconic, it has to be in there listen the album a couple of times and you'll add it, lol.. Rainbow also.. Iron Maiden of course...

Annihilator, Anthrax, Metal Church, Death Angel and more...


Listened to Metal Church and I really liked it. I hate to say it, but I think I'm beginning to like thrash, which I didn't think was possible. Also added Black Sabbath, as I liked it a lot more once I listened to it again after all this time. I'll check the others out too, soon.
scapeplan - 08.01.2013 at 01:16  
Written by R'Vannith on 07.01.2013 at 17:03

Disillusion
Nocturnus

These two are must-listens,
Jaeryd17‍ - 08.01.2013 at 02:22  
I don't know if it's been suggested already, but I love Iron Maiden's debut album.
Dinkleberg - 13.01.2013 at 21:47  
Why are some albums without your rating?
Erik M. - 13.01.2013 at 21:58  
Written by Dinkleberg on 13.01.2013 at 21:47

Why are some albums without your rating?


I haven't listened enough to rate them yet. Listening to an album once is enough for me to decide whether it's worthy for the list (most of the time) or not, but I need to listen 3-5 times to an album to rate it. Eventually all the albums on this list will be rated of course. But I don't know if anyone really pays attention to the ratings, but I just added them because some albums are way better than others in my opinion (as the minimum rating is a 7.5/10).
Alex Fenger - 13.01.2013 at 22:18  
Unlock the Shrine is one of the best debuts ever... also one of the best albums ever. So that's a good add.
Erik M. - 13.01.2013 at 22:23  
Written by Alex Fenger on 13.01.2013 at 22:18

Unlock the Shrine is one of the best debuts ever... also one of the best albums ever. So that's a good add.


I listened to to it once and was definitely impressed, as it sounded pretty unique for black metal. I have no idea what the rating will be, though it'll probably be an 8+ easily.
Nosurper - 13.01.2013 at 23:12  
Dismember - Like An Everflowing Stream
Cynic - Focus
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Mastodon - Remission
Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
The Doors - The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
Erik M. - 13.01.2013 at 23:17  
Written by Nosurper on 13.01.2013 at 23:12

Dismember - Like An Everflowing Stream
Cynic - Focus
Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Mastodon - Remission
Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
The Doors - The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced


Thanks for the suggestions. (nice top 10 movies by the way; I've seen 9 out of those 10 movies, but I'd order them differently )

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