G.O.A.T.s


The greatest albums of all time aka albums that nobody needs to listen to unless they want to aka only 9/10 and 10/10 albums here aka no memes, sorry. No particular order either. Will add more albums in the future. Because I can't add new albums in the past, can I?

Created by: Metren | 19.05.2020



1. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2005
2. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2005
3. Evoken - Quietus
2001
4. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
1999
5. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976
6. Enslaved - Isa
2004
7. Dan Swanö - Moontower
1999
8. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2001
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970
10. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
1986
11. Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet
1995
12. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984
13. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2000
14. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984
15. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2002
16. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002
17. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
2005
18. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
1995
19. SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
2013
20. Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic
1999
21. Blut Aus Nord - MoRT
2006
22. Death - Leprosy
1988
23. Strapping Young Lad - City
1997
24. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990
25. Dream Theater - Images And Words
1992
26. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
1996
27. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2008
28. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
1995
29. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death
2013
30. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989
31. Fear Of God - Within The Veil
1991
32. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2003
33. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986
34. Tiamat - Wildhoney
1994
35. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2007
36. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
2016
37. Dio - Holy Diver
1983
38. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994
39. Wilderun - Veil Of Imagination
2019
40. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
2003
41. Rainbow - Rising
1976
42. Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
1986
43. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983
44. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988



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22.05.2020 - 23:44
Redel
Good start, dude.

For me, the question always is: what do you imply when you say: "albums that everyone needs to hear at least once"?

If this is just a list of your personal favourites, fine. I have done that, it is always a good thing to do I think.
But does really everyone need to hear all your favourite albums at least once? No offense, I doubt that.

If this is supposed to imply some objectivity to some degree then I would want some more arguments with each album as to why you consider them greatest albums of all time, in order to give this list some meaning.

Really, dude, no offense intended, I am just thinking out loud now.
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22.05.2020 - 23:49
The Witchfinder
This looks like every other "best albums ever" list on this site.
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22.05.2020 - 23:50
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by Redel on 22.05.2020 at 23:44

Good start, dude.


Thanks!

Written by Redel on 22.05.2020 at 23:44

For me, the question always is: what do you imply when you say: "albums that everyone needs to hear at least once"?

If this is just a list of your personal favourites, fine. I have done that, it is always a good thing to do I think.
But does really everyone need to hear all your favourite albums at least once? No offense, I doubt that.

If this is supposed to imply some objectivity to some degree then I would want some more arguments with each album as to why you consider them greatest albums of all time, in order to give this list some meaning.

Really, dude, no offense intended, I am just thinking out loud now.


No offense taken at all! What I mean by "should be heard by everyone" (though I do mean fans of metal and its subgenres, not literally everyone) is that if someone hasn't heard an album on this list, they've missed out on something that is either truly excellent or at least truly different/unique. Some albums on this list ARE NOT personal favorites, but I still feel they are essential for fans of metal.

I guess that can come across as self-important, but it wasn't intended as such. And you are 100% correct in that I should add mini-reviews to each selection to justify the choices. I will get to work on that soon.
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22.05.2020 - 23:53
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by The Witchfinder on 22.05.2020 at 23:49

This looks like every other "best albums ever" list on this site.


I don't believe you. I think you are just upset at the lack of Hammerfall on the list
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23.05.2020 - 00:02
The Witchfinder
Written by Metren on 22.05.2020 at 23:53

Written by The Witchfinder on 22.05.2020 at 23:49

This looks like every other "best albums ever" list on this site.


I don't believe you. I think you are just upset at the lack of Hammerfall on the list

I don't give a rats ass about Hammerfall so guess again.
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23.05.2020 - 00:05
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by The Witchfinder on 23.05.2020 at 00:02

I don't give a rats ass about Hammerfall so guess again.


That was a joke.
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25.05.2020 - 23:02
Peasant
Written by The Witchfinder on 22.05.2020 at 23:49

This looks like every other "best albums ever" list on this site.


You need to get laid.
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26.05.2020 - 01:12
nikarg
Mod
I like the list, Metren. It needs a few additions if it's supposed to be a list of important/influential metal albums anyone should listen to at least once though.
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26.05.2020 - 14:56
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by nikarg on 26.05.2020 at 01:12

I like the list, Metren. It needs a few additions if it's supposed to be a list of important/influential metal albums anyone should listen to at least once though.


Cheers! And yeah, this list needs a lot more work

BTW "An album everyone needs to hear" is a statement about how awesome these albums are, it's not me saying everyone needs to listent to what I listen to haha.
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26.05.2020 - 22:51
nikarg
Mod
Written by Metren on 26.05.2020 at 14:56

BTW "An album everyone needs to hear" is a statement about how awesome these albums are, it's not me saying everyone needs to listent to what I listen to haha.

Yeah, I got that, don't worry
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28.05.2020 - 09:10
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
I got/heard 20 of them. You got the right Metallica one. Don't think much of Puppets.
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28.05.2020 - 11:35
Evil Cooper
Man, in the last 12 years there is just one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once"?
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28.05.2020 - 13:57
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Evil Cooper on 28.05.2020 at 11:35

Man, in the last 12 years there is just one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once"?

It's like an appeal to tradition.
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28.05.2020 - 15:36
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by Evil Cooper on 28.05.2020 at 11:35

Man, in the last 12 years there is just one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once"?


Those were the first forty or so albums off of the top of my head. I will be adding more newer (and older) ones too once I find the time.
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28.05.2020 - 15:36
Evil Cooper
Written by Troy Killjoy on 28.05.2020 at 13:57

Written by Evil Cooper on 28.05.2020 at 11:35

Man, in the last 12 years there is just one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once"?

It's like an appeal to tradition.


Yeah, I suspected it...
If I didn't find more than one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once" in more than 10 years, I'd pass to some other genre. Maybe dubstep has something more to offer?
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28.05.2020 - 15:40
Evil Cooper
Written by Metren on 28.05.2020 at 15:36

Written by Evil Cooper on 28.05.2020 at 11:35

Man, in the last 12 years there is just one album "that everyone needs to hear at least once"?


Those were the first forty or so albums off of the top of my head. I will be adding more newer (and older) ones too once I find the time.


Well, still it sounds weird to me that in the first 40 albums that came to your mind just one is from the last 12 years and less than 1/3 in the last 20.
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28.05.2020 - 15:46
Metren
Donkey Hotte
Written by Evil Cooper on 28.05.2020 at 15:40

Well, still it sounds weird to me that in the first 40 albums that came to your mind just one is from the last 12 years and less than 1/3 in the last 20.


That's because I haven't listened to much metal in the last 2-3 decades. I've been too busy loving all that dubstep.

EDIT: Added 3 newer albums, that's all I got time for now. Enjoy the vastly improved less tradition-appealing list
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