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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1996


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

Honourable mentions:
Stratovarius - Episode (Power)
Marduk - Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered (Black)
Cannibal Corpse - Vile (Death)
Korn - Life Is Peachy (Nu)

Non-Metal mentions:
The Exploited - Beat The Bastards (Punk)
Velvet Acid Christ - Church Of Acid (Industrial)

Created by: blackwreath13 | 30.10.2021



1. Burzum - Filosofem
1996 (Black) Dunkelheit, Jesus' Tod, Gebrechlichkeit II
2. Moonspell - Irreligious
1996 (Gothic) Full Moon Madness, A Poisoned Gift, Ruin And Misery
3. Gorgoroth - Antichrist
1996 (Black) Gorgoroth, Sorg, Heaven's Fall
4. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
1996 (Black) Mother North, The Dawn of a New Age, Forhekset
5. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
1996 (Industrial) The Beautiful People, 1996, Angel With the Scabbed Wings
6. Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts
1996 (Black) The Secrets Of The Black Arts, Dark Are The Path To Eternity (A Summoning Nocturnal), My Dark Desires
7. Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
1996 (Groove) The Great Southern Trendkill, The Underground In America, War Nerve
8. Tool - Ænima
1996 (Alternative/Progressive) Stinkfist, Jimmy, Hooker With A Penis
9. Dominion - Interface
1996 (Doom) Tears From The Stars, Alive?, Millenium
10. Sepultura - Roots
1996 (Groove/Nu) Roots Bloody Roots, Dusted, Attitude
11. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
1996 (Death) Slit Your Guts, Graves Of The Fathers, Orgiastic Disembowelment



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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31.10.2021 - 00:32
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
You're missing my favorites
Edge of Sanity's Crimson, Sacramentum's Far Away from the Sun, and In Flames's The Jester Race!
I've got to admit I haven't listened to any of the albums you've listed here except for None So Vile. I'll definitely try to check out your top choices
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31.10.2021 - 09:54
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 31.10.2021 at 00:32

You're missing my favorites
Edge of Sanity's Crimson, Sacramentum's Far Away from the Sun, and In Flames's The Jester Race!
I've got to admit I haven't listened to any of the albums you've listed here except for None So Vile. I'll definitely try to check out your top choices

This was a difficult year, originally I actually didn’t even have enough albums to fill Sacramentum is one I think would probably be into, I need to check that out.
Filosofem was an easy pick for top spot as it’s my favourite black metal album, you should definitely rectify that (Whether you skip the 20 minute keyboard track or not is up to you... I do).
Antichrist is a very short album but it’s a sentimental favourite of mine as it’s one of the albums that first got me into black metal.
Nemesis Divina is generally seen as Satyricon’s best, not my personal favourite by them but definitely give it a listen.
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31.10.2021 - 10:06
JoHn DoE

Two favorites from 1996
Evereve - Seasons
Dreadful Shadows - Buried Again

I listened to them back in the day, still a great listen today.
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31.10.2021 - 10:09
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:06

Two favorites from 1996
Evereve - Seasons
Dreadful Shadows - Buried Again

I listened to them back in the day, still a great listen today.

Never heard of either one lol.
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31.10.2021 - 10:10
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 10:09

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:06

Two favorites from 1996
Evereve - Seasons
Dreadful Shadows - Buried Again

I listened to them back in the day, still a great listen today.

Never heard of either one lol.


you've got some listening to do then, I warmly recommend both.
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31.10.2021 - 10:16
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:10

Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 10:09

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:06

Two favorites from 1996
Evereve - Seasons
Dreadful Shadows - Buried Again

I listened to them back in the day, still a great listen today.

Never heard of either one lol.


you've got some listening to do then, I warmly recommend both.

Ah gothic metal albums, sweet. Added them to the list, cheers
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31.10.2021 - 10:38
JoHn DoE

^ for me, the genres I enjoyed in the 90s were progressive metal, gothic and doom. Those were new and fresh (back then).
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31.10.2021 - 11:02
blackwreath13

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:38

^ for me, the genres I enjoyed in the 90s were progressive metal, gothic and doom. Those were new and fresh (back then).

Well I just changed it to add a Doom album I had forgotten about (but the rest of the world seems to have forgotten about them too).
I was a little kid at the time I don’t remember what was fresh in the Metal world lol, to me I associate the decade with Black, Alternative and yeah also Gothic/Doom-Death movements but that’s as someone looking back at it from much later.
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31.10.2021 - 11:30
JoHn DoE

Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 11:02

Written by JoHn DoE on 31.10.2021 at 10:38

^ for me, the genres I enjoyed in the 90s were progressive metal, gothic and doom. Those were new and fresh (back then).

Well I just changed it to add a Doom album I had forgotten about (but the rest of the world seems to have forgotten about them too).
I was a little kid at the time I don’t remember what was fresh in the Metal world lol, to me I associate the decade with Black, Alternative and yeah also Gothic/Doom-Death movements but that’s as someone looking back at it from much later.


Extreme metal became big back then, I knew people who were into death and black, 90s black did nothing for me, but i did enjoy Death, Obituary, Edge of Sanity back then.
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31.10.2021 - 12:43
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 09:54

Filosofem was an easy pick for top spot as it’s my favourite black metal album, you should definitely rectify that (Whether you skip the 20 minute keyboard track or not is up to you... I do).
Antichrist is a very short album but it’s a sentimental favourite of mine as it’s one of the albums that first got me into black metal.
Nemesis Divina is generally seen as Satyricon’s best, not my personal favourite by them but definitely give it a listen.

OK I'll check those out.
I saw that you don't have an album vote for Edge of Sanity's Crimson. Did you not like it? If you haven't heard it at all - you definitely need to do so! It's one of a kind!
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31.10.2021 - 13:01
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Cryptopsy - None So Vile would be my personal number 1 here, but I can't complain about Filosofem being your choice, that is Burzum's best, and has a very unique sound and atmosphere, unlike anything else I've heard, even to this day.
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31.10.2021 - 15:31
blackwreath13

Written by F3ynman2000 on 31.10.2021 at 12:43

Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 09:54

Filosofem was an easy pick for top spot as it’s my favourite black metal album, you should definitely rectify that (Whether you skip the 20 minute keyboard track or not is up to you... I do).
Antichrist is a very short album but it’s a sentimental favourite of mine as it’s one of the albums that first got me into black metal.
Nemesis Divina is generally seen as Satyricon’s best, not my personal favourite by them but definitely give it a listen.

OK I'll check those out.
I saw that you don't have an album vote for Edge of Sanity's Crimson. Did you not like it? If you haven't heard it at all - you definitely need to do so! It's one of a kind!

I’ve never heard it, EoS isn’t a band I’m really familiar with. So the whole album is just one song?
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31.10.2021 - 15:36
blackwreath13

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 31.10.2021 at 13:01

Cryptopsy - None So Vile would be my personal number 1 here, but I can't complain about Filosofem being your choice, that is Burzum's best, and has a very unique sound and atmosphere, unlike anything else I've heard, even to this day.

None So Vile took me a while to get into, at first I felt it was trolling like what people who hate Metal think Metal is but eventually discovered it had quite a few hooks I really dug.
Yes Filosofem is truly one of a kind, probably the most an album’s atmosphere has ever grabbed me and not let go.
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31.10.2021 - 15:43
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by blackwreath13 on 31.10.2021 at 15:31

I’ve never heard it, EoS isn’t a band I’m really familiar with. So the whole album is just one song?

It's one majestic journey
But I don't want to overhype it - listen for yourself. I hope you like it
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02.11.2021 - 12:31
doez
Hallucigenia
Damn this is so different from what my list would be, I don't really like any of these albums apart from Filosofem.
Much like everyone, I'd recommend Edge Of Sanity's Crimson, as well as Opeth's Morningrise, which I haven't seen discussed yet.
Desire's Infinity..., Forgotten Silence's Thots and The 3rd And The Mortal's Painting On Glass, as well as Empyrium's A Wintersunset... would be my other major recommendations for that year.
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03.11.2021 - 18:30
FYA
Destroyer
Whoa, Never thought I'll see VAC here
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04.11.2021 - 13:45
blackwreath13

Written by doez on 02.11.2021 at 12:31

Damn this is so different from what my list would be, I don't really like any of these albums apart from Filosofem.
Much like everyone, I'd recommend Edge Of Sanity's Crimson, as well as Opeth's Morningrise, which I haven't seen discussed yet.
Desire's Infinity..., Forgotten Silence's Thots and The 3rd And The Mortal's Painting On Glass, as well as Empyrium's A Wintersunset... would be my other major recommendations for that year.

Thanks for the recommendations, some of those names I’m not familiar with but the Doomier ones sound like they might be up my alley. Yeah everyone is high on Edge Of Sanity it seems, I try to appreciate as many genres as I can but I’m just not the biggest Prog fan here but I will make sure to give that one a listen. Cheers.
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04.11.2021 - 13:51
blackwreath13

Written by FYA on 03.11.2021 at 18:30

Whoa, Never thought I'll see VAC here

VAC were my introduction to Electronic Industrial, I didn’t really respect Electronic music before then. Also previously given shoutouts to Skinny Puppy and :Wumpscut: cheers
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23.07.2022 - 19:36
doez
Hallucigenia
Gonna redo some of my old comments since I don't necessarily agree with them anymore
And if that isn't another banger of a year! Not quite as great as '95 but still some fantastic stuff was released, including:

1. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
2. Burzum - Filosofem
3. Fishmans - Long Season (neo psychedelia)
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Kvist - For kunsten maa vi evig vike
6. Vornat - Gjotnejm
7. Desire - Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through an Emotional Dream
8. Depressive Silence - Depressive Silence II (dungeon synth)
9. Isänmaa - Yli peltojen, vetten ja tunturien
10. Amorphis - Elegy
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