08:11 - Mr. Strawberry Good ! Enuff z'nuff is releasing a new album in Dec. I'm expecting something which is unexpected. Chip is the only old member left, "Strength" is still one of my best album in 90's as Donnie's vocals are damn good.
06:18 - Fearmeister Its very different. They moved away from the black metal sound and embraced a synth heavy occult metal style. Im really digging it
06:10 - Verdun_sc Zemial guy and the main guy are brothers, in fact! I hope that Agatus is as good as the first two from Agatus.
06:01 - Fearmeister Its actually an old band that just put something out in 14 years. Zemial guy is one of the two members and you can see the influence
04:46 - Apothecary Is that Agatus a new band involving the Zemial guy or something?
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.