22:02 - Redn1ght That Sons of Crom one is pretty cool man. Cool stuff. The music suits the name. :)
21:59 - Czerny Reiter Though, now that I think about your genre tag, you probably are after something more like this: [link]
21:57 - Czerny Reiter Red: [link] I consider this to be pretty epic. In a cosmic sense, I mean...
21:44 - Redn1ght Any Epic Doom albums that I should be checking out? The more complex riffs the better.
21:21 - !J.O.O.E.! I'm usually bored by doom that pace but it sounded almost like early Emperor doing doom.
21:20 - Apothecary I dunno, I guess I've just been spoiled too much by ROB and Elysian Blaze :p
21:20 - Apothecary The first one just really bored me tbh, though those almost Monarch-like choirs in the background were cool. I just prefer blackened doom to be a bit more... balanced, I guess, and not ALL slow tempo
For something that's labelled "90s: The Essentials" it misses out on a whole heap of stuff that most metal pundits would regard as essential and focuses too much on crap obscure Black Metal wholst ignoring key genres of the period (e.g. Groove and the Power Metal which hit a peak in late 1990s as well as large amount of pivotal DM albums from the early 1990s).
Yeah, I guess you have a point seeing as "the essentials" indeed comes off as more objective than "my favourites", for example. Creating a general metal list of 90's essential albums, so covering all genres, is pretty much impossible. I can also easily name a ton of albums that I think belong on this list, but I previously judged the list on the albums it features. And there's simply lots of great stuff on here. So to sum it up: it's a great list, but calling it "the essentials" isn't the best title for this list, even if it's subjective.