One-Hit Albums

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A (most probably incomplete) list of albums on which I really enjoy only a single song (in alphabetical order, excluding one-track albums).
They turn out to be albums that I rate a 6 or 7 overall -- with few exceptions.
The songs mentioned though are all-time favourites, which I would rate at 9 or 10.
I only listed albums on which I found exaclty one such song.

Created by: Redel | 09.01.2020

1. Agalloch - Pale folklore
Hallways of enchanted ebony
2. Amorphis - Far from the sun
The day of your beliefs
3. Annihilator - Set the world on fire
Snake in the grass
4. Asphyx - The rack
The rack
5. Bathory - Blood fire death
Blood fire death
6. Biohazard - Urban discipline
Urban discipline
7. Black Sabbath - Never say die
Never say die
8. Cathedral - The ethereal mirror
Fountain of innocence
9. Celtic Frost - To mega therion
Circle of the tyrants
10. Coroner - Mental vortex
Son of Lilith
11. Count Raven - Destruction of the void
Hippies' triumph
12. Crematory - Transmigration
The eyes of suffering
13. Cruachan - Folk-Lore
Ride on
14. Dark Tranquillity - Character
Out of nothing
15. Dark Tranquillity - Haven
At loss for words
16. Darkseed - Astral adventures
17. Darkseed - Give me light
Cosmic shining
18. Darkseed - Midnight solemnly dance
My wordly task is done
19. Darkseed - Romantic tales
A dream recalled on waking
20. Death - Leprosy
Pull the plug
21. DIO - The last in line
The last in line
22. DragonForce - Ultra beatdown
Heroes of our time
23. Dream Theater - Awake
Space-dye vest
24. Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Before the bleeding sun
Angelheart, ravenheart (pt. I)
25. Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Children of the dark waters
Tears of autumn rain
26. Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Saivon Lapsi
Angelheart, ravenheart (pt. III)
27. Fates Warning - Night on Bröcken
28. Finntroll - Midnattens widunder
Midnattens widunder
29. Grave Digger - Heart of darkness
Heart of darkness
30. Heathen - Victims of deception
Prisoners of fate
31. Heavens Gate - Livin' in hysteria
Living in hysteria
32. Helloween - Chameleon
I believe
33. Hypocrisy - Abducted
Roswell 47
34. Iced Earth - Dystopia
35. Iced Earth - Horror show
36. In Flames - Black-ash inheritance
Goliaths disarm their Davids
37. In Flames - Subterranean
38. Insomnium - In the halls of awaiting
In the halls of awaiting
39. Judas Priest - British steel
Breaking the law
40. Judas Priest - Killing machine (Hell bent for leather)
Hell bent for leather
41. Kamelot - Epica
Center of the universe
42. Kamelot - Karma
43. Katatonia - Discouraged ones
44. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
Soil's song
45. Manowar - Battle hymns
Battle hymn
46. Manowar - Fighting the world
Carry on
47. Manowar - Hell on wheels
Blood of my enemies
48. Manowar - Sign of the hammer
49. Manowar - Louder than hell
Return of the warlord
50. Metal Church - Metal Church
Beyond the black
51. Metal Church - The dark
Watch the children pray
52. Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ
53. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
54. Morbid Angel - Covenant
God of emptiness
55. Morbid Angel - Illud divinum insanus
I am morbid
56. Napalm Death - Scum
57. Novembre - Novembrine Waltz
58. Obituary - The end complete
The end complete
59. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Crazy train
60. Paradise Lost - Gothic
61. Poltergeist - Behind my mask
62. Psychotic Waltz - A Social grace
63. Queensrÿche - Promised Land
64. Queensrÿche - The warning
Take hold of the flame
65. Rage - Perfect man
Don't fear the winter
66. Rainbow - Long live Rock 'n' Roll
Gates of Babylon
67. Running Wild - Branded and exiled
Marching to die
68. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
Raise your fist
69. Saint Vitus - Born too late
The war starter
70. Samael - Passage
71. Savatage - Poets and madmen
Morphine child
72. Savatage - Power of the night
Power of the night
73. Savatage - Sirens
74. Saxon - Crusader
75. Saxon - Denim and leather
Princess of the night
76. Saxon - Innocence is no excuse
Broken heroes
77. Saxon - Power and the glory
The eagle has landed
78. Saxon - Wheels of steel
747 (strangers of the night)
79. Sentenced - Amok
80. Sentenced - North from here
Awaiting the winter frost
81. Shadow Gallery - Room V
82. Sodom - Obsessed by cruelty
Deathlike silence
83. Solitude Aeturnus - Through the darkest hour
84. Tankard - Chemical invasion
Chemical invasion
85. Tankard - The meaning of life
The meaning of life
86. Tankard - The morning after
The morning after
87. Testament - The new order
The new order
88. The Old Dead Tree - The nameless disease
It can't be
89. Therion - Deggial
Seven secrets of the Sphinx
90. Therion - Lemuria
91. Tristania - Ashes
92. Tristania - Tristania
Cease to exist
93. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Black no 1
94. Type O Negative - October rust
Wolf moon
95. Unleashed - Where no life dwells
Before the creation of time
96. Venom - At war with Satan
At war with Satan
97. Venom - Black Metal
Countess bathory
98. Wish - Monochrome
Gentle nova

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22.02.2020 - 17:02
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Wow, that's a massive list and I can only imagine how much time and effort you've invested to compile this.

As always, it's a matter of personal taste and thus totally pointless to discuss each and every song. Besides, it would take ages and nobody wants to hear my biased opinion about Biohazard and Kamelot anyway.

But to mention a few prominent examples, I wholeheartedly agree with your picks of

Asphyx - The Rack
Death - Pull The Plug
Judas Priest - Breaking The Law
Katatonia - Soil's Song
Morbid Angel - God Of Emptiness
Samael - Rain
Saxon - Crusader
Sentenced - Awaiting The Winter Frost

However, I wouldn't call any of the following albums a one-hit thing and in my book, some of them are even the exact opposite of it.

Dark Tranquillity - Character: Lost To Apathy & Am I 1? & One Thought
Hypocrisy - Abducted: Roswell 47 & When The Candle Fades & Slippin' Away & The Arrival Of The Demons (Part 2) & ...
Manowar - Fighting The World: Carry On & Black Wind, Fire And Steel
Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer: Mountains & Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)
Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ: N.W.O. & Just One Fix
Paradise Lost - Gothic: Gothic & Eternal
Sentenced - Amok: Nepenthe & Phenix & New Age Messiah & Forever Lost
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses: Black No. 1 & Christian Woman & We Hate Everyone
Venom - Black Metal: Countess Bathory & Buried Alive

No love for Ministry's "Just One Fix", really?
It's not that I am still a big fan of Sentenced, but I guess you've totally missed some of the best songs Amok has to offer. IMHO Hypocrisy's Abducted is stuffed with hits and ignoring Manowar's "Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)" is nothing but a crime.
And I don't even want to imagine Gothic without "Eternal", the thought alone saddens me deeply.

Regardless, that's a nice list and it was fun to indulge in reminiscences.
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22.02.2020 - 23:58
Written by Starvynth on 22.02.2020 at 17:02

Wow, and that is quite some feedback, thanks a lot.

The merit of writing down and publishing such a list can be that others take the time to point you to songs that you may have missed, or where you just seem to be ridiculously wrong.
You have done that and I am grateful for that.
In return I shall sit down and do my homework of re-visiting the particular songs you refer to.
And I am going to do that.

That said, the fact that I dont mention so many songs from these albums here doesnt mean that I dont like them at all.
It is just that they dont stand out particularly for me. So they may be ok (We hate everyone), or even good (Just one fix, Christian woman), but not very good or better. Does that make any sense?
But anyway, I shall come back to you on this subject in more detail once I have done my homework.
So long
24.02.2020 - 22:41
Written by Starvynth on 22.02.2020 at 17:02

...and here is the result of my homework.

Dark Tranquillity - Character: Lost To Apathy & Am I 1? & One Thought
>> Yes, these are all good songs, I like them. But they dont "stay" with me for long.
>> Still, one of the best albums from this list, I guess.

Hypocrisy - Abducted: Roswell 47 & When The Candle Fades & Slippin' Away & The Arrival Of The Demons (Part 2)
>> Well, since you are the greatest Hypocrisy fanboy that I am aware of I am certainly not gonna mess with you on this one. Put briefly, respun this, it stays on the list.

Manowar - Fighting The World: Carry On & Black Wind, Fire And Steel
>> Black Wind, Fire And Steel: That is a good one, indeed, just a bit one-dimensional (but hey, Manowar...).

Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer: Mountains & Guyana (Cult Of The Damned)
>> Guyana is a nice one but not more for me.

Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ: N.W.O. & Just One Fix
>> Just on fix, as well as Jesus built my hotrod are popular songs, and they are not bad, I kind of like them but not that much.

Paradise Lost - Gothic: Gothic & Eternal
>> In fact all other songs on this album, apart from the title track, dont do much with me. I greatly respect this album for its influence but it doesnt give me much.

Sentenced - Amok: Nepenthe & Phenix & New Age Messiah & Forever Lost
>> Phenix is pretty lame for me, New Age Messiah is ok, Forever Lost is a good song, actually pretty good.

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses: Black No. 1 & Christian Woman & We Hate Everyone
>> Christian woman is a really nice track, and We hate everyone is pretty funny. I like these songs but they are no hits for me. Also among the better albums from this list.

Venom - Black Metal: Countess Bathory & Buried Alive
>> Songs like Black Metal and Buried Alive are really legendary. But somehow the only one from this album I still come back to today is Countess Bathory.

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