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The Most Metal / Rock Albums With Impact On Me

Kinda saw another relative lists on here that state this, one bad and one inspirational, so thought I might do my own.

Alphabetic order. And don't ask why a lot of Testament stuff is there, if their albums hadn't had so much impact, Testa wouldn't be my favorite band.

Created by: Iron Nostarion | 10.05.2012

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
First ever rock 'n' roll experience.
2. Accept - Stalingrad
Title track was the first song ever to leave me teary-eyed. FUCK YOU ALL, THIS IS MANLY.
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
Most album that talked to my emotions at bad times (also helped that it was winter).
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
What got me into melodeath and viking themes. Especially "Death In Fire".
5. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
With "Madhouse", I came to appreciate the culture of thrashers in general.
6. Benighted - Icon
I used to hate grindcore and too much brutal death, but this made me turn 180 degrees.
7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
No explanation needed for the impact.
8. Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated
"Hammer Smashed Face" was the first song that scared me in metal. However, this type of extremity is exactly what my subconscious wanted.
9. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
First ever black metal experience.
10. Death - Symbolic
First dive into progressive "elements" of music.
11. Dio - Holy Diver
I imitated this guy's vocals on Vice City Stories so many times. When I knew the band and the album, then it was another story. Then I went into a deep period of heavy metal worship. R.I.P. :'(
12. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
"The Spirit Carries On" was my first ever progressive metal listen.
13. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
First ever symphonic black metal experience.
14. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Was my big sign to turn me away from worshiping the Big 4. This... this... madness..
15. Immolation - Close To A World Below
What got me into old-school brutal death.
16. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
One of the biggest impacts on me musically.
17. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
This masterpiece accompanied its sibling above. Same stuff.
18. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
First time I ever realized there were good metal vocalists. "Victim Of Changes", to be specific.
19. Kiss - Lick It Up
What got me hooked up to a few hard rock and rock 'n' roll for a long time. Big impact with the title track.
20. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
First time I ever heard Teutonic / very extreme Thrash. Also my first proto-death stuff.
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
What got me into classic rock.
22. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
What got me into Zeppelin. (IV got me into classic rock though because I ignored this a bit before that one's impact)
23. Machine Head - The Blackening
What made me appreciate groove metal as a good genre if done right. (G. Hero and YouTube to thank)
24. Mastodon - Leviathan
First ever stoner / sludge experience.
25. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
Made me want guitar. And want to hear thrash metal. And stuff. <==3
26. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Made me appreciate instrumental technicality.
27. Metallica - Metallica
What got me into metal in the first place.
28. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
What got me into thrash.
29. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
Nothing can beat this album's influence on death metal.
30. Morbid Angel - Covenant
Or this one's impact.
31. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
It got me into.. Motorhead. Usually this causes severe emotional impact.
32. Napalm Death - Scum
This is something not of this world, certainly. Perhaps because I'm new to grindcore, but this is really a work of art.
33. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
What made me love tech-death.
34. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
What got me into brutal death in general.
35. Opeth - Blackwater Park
What made me appreciate progressive metal.
36. Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
You won't believe how many times I've replayed "Cowboys From Hell" and kept listening.
37. Queen - The Game
They were truly good. Forget the "TR00" crap, when it's a very good rock band, it has to be very famous.
38. Rush - 2112
What got me into progressive rock.
39. Slayer - Reign In Blood
What defined what is thrash metal for me.
40. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
Basically a masterpiece. A FUCKING MASTERPIECE.
41. Suicidal Tendencies - Join The Army
What got me into punk / crossover thrash.
42. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
My first NDE. (Near-Doom Experience)
43. Testament - Demonic
A lot of character and impact here, even though overall this is merely a fun ride and that's it.
44. Testament - Practice What You Preach
A lot of groovy thrash here. Big impact.
45. Testament - The Legacy
Testament's best work, materially speaking. I prefer 'Order, but this is really their best as for quality.
46. Testament - The New Order
What got me into those Gods. My most impacting album ever, my most listened-to album ever. Yes, this is truly legendary to me.
47. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
First avantgarde experience.
48. The Who - Who's Next
Stuff that made me love rock more and more.
49. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
The first atmospheric black / blackgaze / whatever experience. Was my standard forest-walk anthem for a long time.

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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Comments: 1   Visited by: 39 users
22.05.2013 - 00:39

I love this list but I noticed there aren't any doom albums here. You don't like doom?

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