One-album Metal Wonders


A list of bands who have released just one album. Feel free to recommend!

Edit: If the band released their debut album between 2010-present and they haven't split, they are not viable.

Created by: RaduP | 20.09.2014



1. ABACABB - Survivalist
2009
2. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
1995
3. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
2004
4. Abyssmal Sorrow - Lament
2008
5. Age Of Silence - Acceleration
2004
6. Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion
2000
7. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
2008
8. Ambeon - Fate Of A Dreamer
2001
9. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
2009
10. Angtoria - God Has A Plan For Us All
2006
11. Apotheosis - Farthest From The Sun
2002
12. Assjack - Assjack
2009
13. Battle Of Mice - A Day Of Nights
2006
14. Beautiful Sin - The Unexpected
2006
15. Betray My Secrets - Betray My Secrets
1999
16. Black Math Horseman - Wyllt
2009
17. Black Wreath - A Pyre Of Lost Dreams
2009
18. Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer
1998
19. Carnage - Dark Recollections
1990
20. Catacombs - In The Depths Of R'lyeh
2006
21. Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World
2009
22. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999
23. Crotchduster - Big Fat Box Of Shit
2004
24. Damageplan - New Found Power
2004
25. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations
2009
26. Dan Swanö - Moontower
1999
27. Deathevokation - The Chalice Of Ages
2007
28. Decomposed - Hope Finally Died...
1993
29. Demilich - Nespithe
1993
30. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral
1993
31. Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind
1993
32. Dol Theeta - The Universe Expands
2008
33. Dusk - ...Majestic Thou In Ruin
1995
34. Echosilence - Distorted Horizon
2005
35. Embryonic Depravity - Constrained By The Miscarriage Of Conquest
2009
36. Ephrat - No One's Words
2008
37. Fimbulwinter - Servants Of Sorcery
1994
38. For My Pain - Fallen
2003
39. Forest Silence - Philosophy Of Winter
2006
40. Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within
1997
41. Funeral Mourning - Drown In Solitude
2006
42. Gammacide - Victims Of Science
1989
43. Goatlord - Reflections Of The Solstice
1991
44. God Macabre - The Winterlong
1993
45. Gorement - The Ending Quest
1994
46. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
2009
47. Gwynbleidd - Nostalgia
2009
48. Head Control System - Murder Nature
2006
49. Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know
2009
50. Horde - Hellig Usvart
1994
51. I - Between Two Worlds
2006
52. Isengard - Høstmørke
1995
53. Kalisia - Cybion
2009
54. Kvist - For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike
1996
55. Litham - Dhal Ennar
1999
56. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005
57. Miserere Luminis - Miserere Luminis
2009
58. Morbid Saint - Spectrum Of Death
1988
59. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
2010
60. Nailbomb - Point Blank
1994
61. Nazgul - De Expugnatione Elfmuth
2002
62. Obscurus Advocam - Verbia Daemonicus
2007
63. Old Silver Key - Tales Of Wanderings
2011
64. Outworld - Outworld
2006
65. Probot - Probot
2004
66. Pyaemia - Cerebral Cereal
2001
67. Rebel Meets Rebel - Rebel Meets Rebel
2006
68. Repulsion - Horrified
1989
69. Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Dead
1991
70. Rotting - Crushed
1998
71. Sabachthani - Miserable Endings
2007
72. Silencer - Death - Pierce Me
2001
73. Slaughter - Strappado
1987
74. Slumber - Fallout
2004
75. Spiral Architect - A Sceptic's Universe
1999
76. SpiRitual - Pulse
2006
77. Symfonia - In Paradisum
2011
78. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
1994
79. Thorns - Thorns
2001
80. Uaral - Sounds Of Pain
2005
81. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
1995
82. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
1996
83. Vordven - Towards The Frozen Stream
1999
84. Vuvr - Pilgrimage
2001
85. Walknut - Graveforests And Their Shadows
2007
86. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2000
87. When Mine Eyes Blacken - When Mine Eyes Blacken
2009
88. Winter - Into Darkness
1990
89. Woods Of Belial - Deimos XIII
2003
90. Wormphlegm - Tomb Of The Ancient King
2006



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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04.10.2014 - 17:36
Coolingsrock
0uroboros - Glorification Of A Myth they only have one album for now but I hope they will be back for more
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11.10.2014 - 18:56
Erik M.
Written by Hex_Omega on 21.09.2014 at 19:01

Vordven


100% agreed with this.

Yes, nice idea for a list, I agree. Good to see Disembowelment, a totally classic album.

These are my suggestions (8+ albums):
- Atoma (8/10, atmospheric post) (like Fradd says)
- Aquilus (10/10, neoclassical black/folk) (like Fradd also says)
- Caladan Brood (just for mz and all other haters ) (9/10, epic/atmospheric black)
- Dordeduh (mentioned before, I know) (9/10, black/folk)
- Enshine (8/10, atmospheric gothic/doom)
- Ixion (seeing as their 2nd album apparently isn't getting released this year, after all...) (9/10, atmospheric doom)
- Midnight Odyssey (8/10, atmospheric/ambient black)
- Nasheim (9/10, atmospheric black)
- Progenie Terrestre Pura (9/10, ambient/Industrial black)
- Rise of Avernus (8/10, gothic/doom)
- Sadness (9/10, avantgarde gothic/death/doom)
- Slumber (9/10, melodic (death) doom)
- Uaral (10/10, folk doom)
- Ved Buens Ende (9/10, avantgarde black)
- Vallendusk (8/10, melodic black)
- Vordven (10/10, atmospheric/melodic black)
- Winter (8/10, death doom)
- Witherscape (8/10, progressive death)

Add those and you'll have my +1. Sure, a lot of suggestions but they're worth it.

Edit: Oh, I see you already have Slumber, Uaral, Ved Buens Ende, Vordven and Witherscape on your list, so ignore those.
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11.10.2014 - 19:19
Erik M.
Written by Diverge on 22.09.2014 at 06:35

Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but a "one-album metal wonder" seems like it should be about bands that made great first albums and then either never produced again or lost their touch with music afterwards (at least according to a wide audience). Some people, for example, think Aevangelist and Fen really dropped the ball since their widely acclaimed debuts, so those were the kind of bands I would expect on a list like this. I find the list name kind of deceptive in that sense.


Except that a list like that wouldn't work since it's too subjective. It's much easier (and more justified because it's less subjective) to just make a list of bands that only released one great album.

In my opinion the list as it is currently is much better than how you thought it would be, so only featuring bands that released one album.
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11.10.2014 - 19:46
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Written by Erik M. on 11.10.2014 at 18:56

Written by Hex_Omega on 21.09.2014 at 19:01

Vordven


100% agreed with this.

Yes, nice idea for a list, I agree. Good to see Disembowelment, a totally classic album.

These are my suggestions (8+ albums):
- Atoma (8/10, atmospheric post) (like Fradd says)
- Aquilus (10/10, neoclassical black/folk) (like Fradd also says)
- Caladan Brood (just for mz and all other haters ) (9/10, epic/atmospheric black)
- Dordeduh (mentioned before, I know) (9/10, black/folk)
- Enshine (8/10, atmospheric gothic/doom)
- Ixion (seeing as their 2nd album apparently isn't getting released this year, after all...) (9/10, atmospheric doom)
- Midnight Odyssey (8/10, atmospheric/ambient black)
- Nasheim (9/10, atmospheric black)
- Progenie Terrestre Pura (9/10, ambient/Industrial black)
- Rise of Avernus (8/10, gothic/doom)
- Sadness (9/10, avantgarde gothic/death/doom)
- Slumber (9/10, melodic (death) doom)
- Uaral (10/10, folk doom)
- Ved Buens Ende (9/10, avantgarde black)
- Vallendusk (8/10, melodic black)
- Vordven (10/10, atmospheric/melodic black)
- Winter (8/10, death doom)
- Witherscape (8/10, progressive death)

Add those and you'll have my +1. Sure, if a lot of suggestions but they're worth it.

Edit: Oh, I see you already have Slumber, Uaral, Ved Buens Ende, Vordven and Witherscape on your list, so ignore those.

He said that he won't add an album released after 2010 unless band disbanded + some bands are already here + Sadness has more than one album.

Written by RaduP on 21.09.2014 at 18:24

If the band released their debut album between 2010-present and they haven't split, they are not viable.
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11.10.2014 - 21:16
Erik M.
Written by Hex_Omega on 11.10.2014 at 19:46

He said that he won't add an album released after 2010 unless band disbanded + some bands are already here + Sadness has more than one album.


My bad. I guess I'm so fixated on Sadness' debut that I somehow thought it's their only album, haha.

I already pointed out that 5 of my suggestions are already on the list, though.
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11.10.2014 - 21:32
Erik M.
Well, this is lame. Quite a few of my suggestions were from 2010 and onwards. Can't say I agree with that rule (even though I understand why you came up with it), because there are also bands from before 2010 that can release an album this year or the next. For example, ColdWorld is planning on releasing another album either this year or in 2015, which results in you deleting ColdWorld's album from the list. What I'm getting at is: why not just include all bands that only have one album? And when a 2nd album is announced/released, just delete the debut from the list. Of course, this is just a suggestion. It's your list after all.
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12.10.2014 - 05:11
Diverge
Written by Erik M. on 11.10.2014 at 19:19

Written by Diverge on 22.09.2014 at 06:35

Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but a "one-album metal wonder" seems like it should be about bands that made great first albums and then either never produced again or lost their touch with music afterwards (at least according to a wide audience). Some people, for example, think Aevangelist and Fen really dropped the ball since their widely acclaimed debuts, so those were the kind of bands I would expect on a list like this. I find the list name kind of deceptive in that sense.


Except that a list like that wouldn't work since it's too subjective. It's much easier (and more justified because it's less subjective) to just make a list of bands that only released one great album.

In my opinion the list as it is currently is much better than how you thought it would be, so only featuring bands that released one album.

Hmm, I'm not sure it's too subjective to say that there are "one-album metal wonders". I think there's a general consensus in any metal community about these kinds of things, just as there is a general consensus on whether an album is "great". Your idea in no way bypasses any issues of subjectivity that might arise.

I made the comment because the title is deceptive. It's a great list, so don't get me wrong. But surely there must be a better way of articulating it without bringing up connotations of "one hit wonders", because that's not what we're actually discussing here. We are interested in bands that made one great album.
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26.12.2014 - 15:41
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Storm - Nordavind
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12.07.2015 - 06:34
indexqwest
Nice list!
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22.01.2018 - 09:02
psykometal
A staff guy...
Pyrithion, Repugnant, Profundi, Vörnagar, Dead Silent Slumber, Five Pointe O, Lykathea Aflame, Sothis are ones I have in my collection.

Agents Of Oblivion doesn't count on this list as they were not metal.

You should add Taranis to this list as well. It is a fantastic display of extreme progressive metal, and although it is a 2012 album, Attila Bakos himself states about the album (via http://www.attilabakos.com/#about):
Quote:
In the following years I finally managed to record four old Taranis songs I composed back in 2000 which I released in 2012 on an album entitled "Kingdom". It's basically a statement about my life, the way I see and feel things. It received very good reviews, even got a Metal Storm award. However, it was also a closure. I felt that I didn't need to split my creativity into a gentle and an aggressive form anymore, so I ended both Woodland Choir and Taranis. With time these paths merged and led to something new.
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