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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1994


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Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding (Death)
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone (Black)
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes (Groove)
Melvins - Stoner Witch (Alternative/Doom)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (Alternative)
Megadeth - Youthanasia (Heavy)


Non-Metal mentions:
Hole - Live Through This (Alternative/Rock)
The Cranberries - No Need To Argue (Alternative/Rock)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 11.10.2021



1. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
1994 (Black) Slottet i det Fjerne, Over Fjell og Gjennom Torner, Transilvanian Hunger
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
1994 (Industrial) Reptile, Mr. Self Destruct, A Warm Place
3. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994 (Black/Symphonic) The Burning Shadows of Silence, I am the Black Wizards, Into the Infinity of Thoughts
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
1994 (Black) De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, From the Dark Past, Cursed in Eternity
5. Korn - Korn
1994 (Nu) Lies, Ball Tongue, Shoots and Ladders
6. Pentagram - Be Forewarned
1994 (Doom) The World Will Love Again, Life Blood, Bride Of Evil
7. Obituary - World Demise
1994 (Death) Don't Care, Burned In, World Demise
8. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
1994 (Black) Det Som En Gang Var, Inn I Slottet Fra Drømmen, Tomhet
9. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
1994 (Groove) I'm Broken, 5 Minutes Alone, Strength Beyond Strength
10. Gorgoroth - Pentagram
1994 (Black) Måneskyggens Slave, Huldrelokk, Ritual
11. Slayer - Divine Intervention
1994 (Thrash) 213, Circle of Beliefs, SS-3



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12.10.2021 - 01:37
F3ynman2000


Bolt Thrower's For Victory needs to be in that list!
Also I'd add Edge of Sanity's Purgatory Afterglow.
Keep making these lists! They're a great overview of metal's history
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12.10.2021 - 07:22
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 12.10.2021 at 01:37


Bolt Thrower's For Victory needs to be in that list!
Also I'd add Edge of Sanity's Purgatory Afterglow.
Keep making these lists! They're a great overview of metal's history

I will get to Bolt Thrower eventually, I swear. (now I’m worried they’ll be overhyped)
Yeah I will, it’s been keeping me clean and I’ve discovered a lot of albums I’d never heard previously and some outside of Metal I probably wouldn’t have otherwise.
It’s crazy to see how much it’s changing around this period, Thrash was king just 4 years earlier now it’s practically dead. not to mention has just blown up.
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12.10.2021 - 12:20
JoHn DoE

I made a list of 20 albums from 1994 on another site, here are some albums that might interest you.

Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso
Fates Warning - Inside Out
Tiles - s/t
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
Queensryche - Promised Land
Saviour Machine - II
Psychotic Waltz - Mosquito
Savatage - Handful Of Rain
Threshold - Psychedelicatessen
King's X - Dogman
Soul Cages - s/t

To these 11 albums, I add Testament - Low. I think it's a really good album and James Murphy did a great job here.

I remember back in the day, Slayer's Divine Intervention comeback album announced, , highly anticipated, but it disappointed a lot of people.
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12.10.2021 - 12:30
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
The year of black metal!
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17.10.2021 - 15:39
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 12.10.2021 at 12:20

I made a list of 20 albums from 1994 on another site, here are some albums that might interest you.

Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso
Fates Warning - Inside Out
Tiles - s/t
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
Queensryche - Promised Land
Saviour Machine - II
Psychotic Waltz - Mosquito
Savatage - Handful Of Rain
Threshold - Psychedelicatessen
King's X - Dogman
Soul Cages - s/t

To these 11 albums, I add Testament - Low. I think it's a really good album and James Murphy did a great job here.

I remember back in the day, Slayer's Divine Intervention comeback album announced, , highly anticipated, but it disappointed a lot of people.


Thank you, I still intend to listen to those that aren’t gross Prog albums.

Divine Intervention is a tough one, when I first heard it I honestly wasn’t sure if I liked it or not but it’s grown on me enough to get on the list and “213” gives it major bonus points alone.
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17.10.2021 - 15:41
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 12.10.2021 at 12:30

The year of black metal!

Absolutely, the genre’s defining year perhaps?
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17.10.2021 - 16:37
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 15:39

Written by JoHn DoE on 12.10.2021 at 12:20

I made a list of 20 albums from 1994 on another site, here are some albums that might interest you.

Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso
Fates Warning - Inside Out
Tiles - s/t
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
Queensryche - Promised Land
Saviour Machine - II
Psychotic Waltz - Mosquito
Savatage - Handful Of Rain
Threshold - Psychedelicatessen
King's X - Dogman
Soul Cages - s/t

To these 11 albums, I add Testament - Low. I think it's a really good album and James Murphy did a great job here.

I remember back in the day, Slayer's Divine Intervention comeback album announced, , highly anticipated, but it disappointed a lot of people.


Thank you, I still intend to listen to those that aren’t gross Prog albums.



gross prog?! here's an adjective I've never thought I'd see next to "prog".
Like I said, I made a 20 albums list elsewhere, I intentionally left 9 out. Two albums there were two of my all-time favorites, not just 1994: Dream Theater's Awake, last album with keyboardist Kevin Moore and Marillion - Brave.

All prog in the list above is not over the top, pretentious or "gross".
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17.10.2021 - 17:04
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.10.2021 at 16:37

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 15:39

Written by JoHn DoE on 12.10.2021 at 12:20

I made a list of 20 albums from 1994 on another site, here are some albums that might interest you.

Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso
Fates Warning - Inside Out
Tiles - s/t
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
Queensryche - Promised Land
Saviour Machine - II
Psychotic Waltz - Mosquito
Savatage - Handful Of Rain
Threshold - Psychedelicatessen
King's X - Dogman
Soul Cages - s/t

To these 11 albums, I add Testament - Low. I think it's a really good album and James Murphy did a great job here.

I remember back in the day, Slayer's Divine Intervention comeback album announced, , highly anticipated, but it disappointed a lot of people.


Thank you, I still intend to listen to those that aren’t gross Prog albums.



gross prog?! here's an adjective I've never thought I'd see next to "prog".
Like I said, I made a 20 albums list elsewhere, I intentionally left 9 out. Two albums there were two of my all-time favorites, not just 1994: Dream Theater's Awake, last album with keyboardist Kevin Moore and Marillion - Brave.

All prog in the list above is not over the top, pretentious or "gross".

I kid, Prog just isn’t my genre. Not saying there’s no albums I like I just tend to like them in spite of their Progness, I even did a Prog list. I’ll check yours out.
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17.10.2021 - 18:07
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 17:04


I kid, Prog just isn’t my genre. Not saying there’s no albums I like I just tend to like them in spite of their Progness, I even did a Prog list. I’ll check yours out.


People don't realize how diverse the prog genre is, a music genre that started in the 60s and is still around.
I just looked at your prog list, good job, I don't like all albums there, see, there's prog for everyone
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18.10.2021 - 12:54
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.10.2021 at 18:07

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 17:04


I kid, Prog just isn’t my genre. Not saying there’s no albums I like I just tend to like them in spite of their Progness, I even did a Prog list. I’ll check yours out.


People don't realize how diverse the prog genre is, a music genre that started in the 60s and is still around.
I just looked at your prog list, good job, I don't like all albums there, see, there's prog for everyone

It’s just the things I associate with the genre are stuff that doesn’t appeal to me like long songs, technicality and tempo changes that totally ruin the song’s rhythm I was enjoying
Truthfully I actually do respect the genre and there are a bunch of bands I really love, it’s just my favourite punching bag in Metal.
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18.10.2021 - 13:20
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 18.10.2021 at 12:54

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.10.2021 at 18:07

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 17:04


I kid, Prog just isn’t my genre. Not saying there’s no albums I like I just tend to like them in spite of their Progness, I even did a Prog list. I’ll check yours out.


People don't realize how diverse the prog genre is, a music genre that started in the 60s and is still around.
I just looked at your prog list, good job, I don't like all albums there, see, there's prog for everyone

It’s just the things I associate with the genre are stuff that doesn’t appeal to me like long songs, technicality and tempo changes that totally ruin the song’s rhythm I was enjoying
Truthfully I actually do respect the genre and there are a bunch of bands I really love, it’s just my favourite punching bag in Metal.


tempo changes is what makes prog... well, prog, it ruins the song only if the transition is forced, with no flow.
Not all prog is technical, far from it.

Favorite punching bag? There are far worse sounds and subgenres in metal I'd have a bone to pick with than prog.
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18.10.2021 - 13:43
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 18.10.2021 at 13:20

Written by blackwreath13 on 18.10.2021 at 12:54

Written by JoHn DoE on 17.10.2021 at 18:07

Written by blackwreath13 on 17.10.2021 at 17:04


I kid, Prog just isn’t my genre. Not saying there’s no albums I like I just tend to like them in spite of their Progness, I even did a Prog list. I’ll check yours out.


People don't realize how diverse the prog genre is, a music genre that started in the 60s and is still around.
I just looked at your prog list, good job, I don't like all albums there, see, there's prog for everyone

It’s just the things I associate with the genre are stuff that doesn’t appeal to me like long songs, technicality and tempo changes that totally ruin the song’s rhythm I was enjoying
Truthfully I actually do respect the genre and there are a bunch of bands I really love, it’s just my favourite punching bag in Metal.


tempo changes is what makes prog... well, prog, it ruins the song only if the transition is forced, with no flow.
Not all prog is technical, far from it.

Favorite punching bag? There are far worse sounds and subgenres in metal I'd have a bone to pick with than prog.

Oh favourite punching bag doesn’t mean I think it’s the worst genre (that would be “White Metal” ) just means I like making fun of it. Nu Metal for example takes more than its share of crap, maybe I feel like picking on something else.
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18.10.2021 - 14:34
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 18.10.2021 at 13:43


Oh favourite punching bag doesn’t mean I think it’s the worst genre (that would be “White Metal” ) just means I like making fun of it. Nu Metal for example takes more than its share of crap, maybe I feel like picking on something else.


progressive music always gets it, ridicule and sarcasm, often from people that barely know anything about it, they probably listened to a Dream theater or Tool song and got annoyed or something.
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19.10.2021 - 23:11
Enemy of Reality

My 1994 list:

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
Best song: Beyond the Great Vast Forest
2. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Best song: Freezing Moon
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Best song: Det som en gang var
4. Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
Best song: The Black Goddess Rises
5. Tiamat - Wildhoney
Best song: Whatever That Hurts
6. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Best song: Transilvanian Hunger
7. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
Best song: Graven Image
8. Danzig - Danzig 4
Best song: The Stalker Song
9. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Best song: Black Winter Day
10. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
Best song: The Eleventh Commandment
11. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Best song: Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
12. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Best song: Walk the Path of Sorrow
13. Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency
Best song: Bereft
14. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Best song: Sulphur Souls
15. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
Best song: Baphomet's Throne
16. Immortal - Battles In The North
Best song: Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)
17. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
Best song: Everlasting
18. Enslaved - Frost
Best song: Yggdrasil
19. Solitude Aeturnus - Through the Darkest Hour
Best song: Haunting the Obscure
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21.10.2021 - 11:24
blackwreath13

Written by Enemy of Reality on 19.10.2021 at 23:11

My 1994 list:

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
Best song: Beyond the Great Vast Forest
2. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Best song: Freezing Moon
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Best song: Det som en gang var
4. Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
Best song: The Black Goddess Rises
5. Tiamat - Wildhoney
Best song: Whatever That Hurts
6. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Best song: Transilvanian Hunger
7. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
Best song: Graven Image
8. Danzig - Danzig 4
Best song: The Stalker Song
9. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Best song: Black Winter Day
10. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
Best song: The Eleventh Commandment
11. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Best song: Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
12. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Best song: Walk the Path of Sorrow
13. Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency
Best song: Bereft
14. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Best song: Sulphur Souls
15. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
Best song: Baphomet's Throne
16. Immortal - Battles In The North
Best song: Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)
17. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
Best song: Everlasting
18. Enslaved - Frost
Best song: Yggdrasil
19. Solitude Aeturnus - Through the Darkest Hour
Best song: Haunting the Obscure

I think some of those are technically from ‘95 but that’s a seriously awesome selection, thanks.
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21.10.2021 - 12:03
Enemy of Reality

Written by blackwreath13 on 21.10.2021 at 11:24

Written by Enemy of Reality on 19.10.2021 at 23:11

My 1994 list:

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
Best song: Beyond the Great Vast Forest
2. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Best song: Freezing Moon
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Best song: Det som en gang var
4. Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh
Best song: The Black Goddess Rises
5. Tiamat - Wildhoney
Best song: Whatever That Hurts
6. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Best song: Transilvanian Hunger
7. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
Best song: Graven Image
8. Danzig - Danzig 4
Best song: The Stalker Song
9. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Best song: Black Winter Day
10. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
Best song: The Eleventh Commandment
11. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Best song: Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead
12. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Best song: Walk the Path of Sorrow
13. Esoteric - Epistemological Despondency
Best song: Bereft
14. Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Best song: Sulphur Souls
15. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
Best song: Baphomet's Throne
16. Immortal - Battles In The North
Best song: Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark)
17. Thergothon - Stream From The Heavens
Best song: Everlasting
18. Enslaved - Frost
Best song: Yggdrasil
19. Solitude Aeturnus - Through the Darkest Hour
Best song: Haunting the Obscure

I think some of those are technically from ‘95 but that’s a seriously awesome selection, thanks.


You're right, Battles in the North is from 95. Thanks for calling that out.
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