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A Chronology Of Masterpieces


What seems the most important albums for me in chronological order.
I wish I could carry the list year after year to see how my tastes changed and new findings.
I can help but notice that old albums immediately strike me, while in recent times most albums are good but nothing is groundbreaking. We have a tide of releases in the last decades, and standing above the other requires an impossible lot of talent.
Or is it my listen habbits that changed ? I felts I listened to the old albums albums for a lifetime while I'm only surface checking the new ones. Too little time, too little time to truly live...
Also the mixing technology, the sound is too flat nowadays and lack impact and personnality

Created by: Ansercanagicus | 16.02.2022



1. Frank Zappa - Freak Out
1966 jazz / rock / pop /experimental
2. The Who - Tommy
1969 rock opera
3. Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
1969 jazz / rock / experimental
4. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
1969 jazz / rock / experimental
5. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
1969 jazz / rock / experimental
6. Deep Purple - In Rock
1970 hard rock
7. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1970 heavy / doom
8. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
1970 heavy / doom
9. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
1971 hard rock / blues
10. The Who - Who's Next
1971 hard rock / pop / experimental
11. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
1971 heavy / doom / stoner
12. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1972 heavy / doom / stoner
13. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
1973 progressive rock
14. Magma - Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh
1973 zeuhl
15. Frank Zappa - Overnite Sensation
1973 jazz / rock / experimental
16. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
1973 heavy / doom
17. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
1974 jazz / rock / experimental
18. Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
1975 jazz / rock / experimental
19. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
1976 heavy
20. Taeko Ohnuki - Sunshower
1977 city pop
21. Heart - Little Queen
1977 hard rock / folk / blues
22. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
1977 pop rock
23. Van Halen - Van Halen
1978 heavy / hard rock
24. Heart - Dog And Butterfly
1978 hard rock / folk / blues
25. AC/DC - Powerage
1978 hard rock
26. Renaud - Ma Gonzesse
1979 french pop
27. Bob Marley - Survival
1979 reggae
28. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
1979 hard rock
29. Judas Priest - British Steel
1980 heavy
30. Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire
1980 heavy / doom
31. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
1980 heavy
32. Warning (FRA) - Warning
1981 hard rock
33. Journey - Escape
1981 rock
34. Eskaton - 4 Visions
1981 zeuhl
35. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
1981 heavy
36. Nina Hagen - Nunsexmonkrock
1982 experimental
37. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
1982 heavy
38. Sortilège - Sortilège
1983 heavy
39. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
1983 thrash
40. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
1983 heavy
41. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
1983 heavy
42. Dio - Holy Diver
1983 heavy
43. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
1983 pop
44. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
1983 hard rock
45. Accept - Balls To The Wall
1983 heavy
46. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
1984 heavy
47. Van Halen - 1984
1984 heavy / hard rock
48. Voivod - War And Pain
1984 thrash
49. The Smiths - The Smiths
1984 pop rock
50. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984 thrash
51. Metal Church - Metal Church
1984 heavy / thrash
52. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984 heavy
53. Slayer - Hell Awaits
1985 thrash / black
54. Ratt - Invasion Of Your Privacy
1985 heavy / glam
55. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
1985 pop
56. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
1985 heavy / thrash / doom / black
57. Warlock - True As Steel
1986 heavy
58. Tarot - Spell Of Iron
1986 heavy
59. Slayer - Reign In Blood
1986 thrash
60. Shub Niggurath (FR) - Les Morts Vont Vite
1986 zeuhl
61. Racer X - Street Lethal
1986 heavy / speed
62. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1986 thrash
63. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
1986 prog heavy
64. Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
1986 pop
65. Axton Pryte - The Lab
1986 prog heavy
66. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
1987 heavy
67. Racer X - Second Heat
1987 heavy / speed
68. Psy S - Mint Electric
1987 city pop
69. Kiss - Crazy Nights
1987 glam / hard rock
70. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987 doom
71. Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
1987 heavy / speed / shred
72. Zed Yago - From Over Yonder
1988 heavy
73. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
1988 thrash
74. Mekong Delta - The Music Of Erich Zann
1988 thrash
75. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
1988 thrash
76. Guesch Patti - Labyrinthe
1988 pop rock
77. Fates Warning - No Exit
1988 prog thrash
78. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
1989 thrash
79. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
1989 death
80. Metal Church - Blessing In Disguise
1989 heavy / thrash
81. Coroner - No More Color
1989 thrash
82. Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness
1989 death / grindcore
83. Atheist - Piece Of Time
1989 tech death
84. Nocturnus - The Key
1990 death
85. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
1990 heavy / thrash
86. Judas Priest - Painkiller
1990 heavy / power
87. Bathory - Hammerheart
1990 black / viking
88. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
1991 brutal death
89. Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
1991 death
90. Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse
1991 thrash
91. Master's Hammer - Ritual
1991 black
92. Death - Human
1991 death
93. Coroner - Mental Vortex
1991 thrash
94. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
1991 death / grindcore
95. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
1991 tech death
96. Nocturnus - Thresholds
1991 death
97. Suffocation - Breeding The Spawn
1993 brutal death
98. Morbid Angel - Covenant
1993 death
99. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
1993 black
100. Gorguts - The Erosion Of Sanity
1993 death
101. Demilich - Nespithe
1993 death
102. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
1993 death
103. Cynic - Focus
1993 death / jazz
104. Coroner - Grin
1993 thrash
105. Carcass - Heartwork
1993 melodeath
106. Angra - Angels Cry
1993 power symph
107. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
1994 death
108. Suffocation - Pierced From Within
1995 brutal death
109. Septicflesh - Εsoptron
1995 death / gothic
110. Morbid Angel - Domination
1995 death
111. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
1995 thrash
112. Death - Symbolic
1995 death / thrash
113. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995 melodeath
114. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
1996 gothic
115. Orphaned Land - El Norra Alila
1996 death / folk
116. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
1996 brutal death
117. Angra - Holy Land
1996 power symph
118. Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects - Sol Niger Within
1997 math/prog
119. Shiro Sagisu - End Of Evangelion
1997 orchestral
120. Yoko Kannon And The Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop
1998 jazz
121. System Of A Down - System Of A Down
1998 nu
122. Morbid Angel - Formulas Fatal To The Flesh
1998 death
123. Meshuggah - Chaosphere
1998 prog thrash
124. Gorguts - Obscura
1998 death
125. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
1998 trip-hop
126. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998 death / thrash
127. Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
1999 heavy / power
128. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
1999 black atmo
129. Nightwish - Wishmaster
2000 power
130. Tool - Lateralus
2001 prog
131. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening And Closing
2001 experimental
132. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2002 black
133. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002 black atmo
134. Lamb Of God - As The Palaces Burn
2003 thrash / groove
135. Kayo Dot - Choirs Of The Eye
2003 experimental atmo
136. Gojira - The Link
2003 death
137. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Of Natural History
2004 experimental
138. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
2004 death / folk
139. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004 stoner/sludge
140. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
2004 thrash / groove
141. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
2004 power symph
142. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
2005 brutal death
143. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2005 prog death
144. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
2006 black / heavy / thrash / doom
145. Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times
2007 experimental
146. Meshuggah - Obzen
2008 prog thrash
147. Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
2008
148. Vektor - Black Future
2009 thrash
149. Onmyo-Za - 金剛九尾
2009 heavy
150. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009 prog stoner/sludge
151. Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
2009 prog black
152. Children - Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World
2009 thrash/stoner
153. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2009 prog djent
154. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
2010 black / heavy / thrash / doom
155. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
2010 death / folk
156. Gnaw Their Tongues - L'arrivée De La Terne Mort Triomphante
2010 noise / black atmo
157. Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From The Dead
2011 black / experimental
158. Meshuggah - Koloss
2012 prog thrash
159. Master's Hammer - Vracejte Konve Na Místo
2012 black
160. Igorrr - Hallelujah
2012 breakcore experimental
161. Death Grips - The Money Store
2012 hip hop
162. Suffocation - Pinnacle Of Bedlam
2013 brutal death
163. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
2014 black / heavy / thrash / doom
164. Tricot - The
2014 math rock
165. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
2014 prog death
166. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
2014 prog djent
167. Tricot - And
2015 math rock
168. Covet - Currents
2015 math rock
169. Carpenter Brut - Trilogy
2015 synthwave
170. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016 thrash/prog
171. Elder - Reflections Of A Floating World
2017 stoner
172. Oddzoo - Future Flesh
2018 synthwave
173. Night Verses - From The Gallery Of Sleep
2018 prog metalcore
174. Messa - Feast For Water
2018 doom
175. Imperial Triumphant - Vile Luxury
2018 experimental black/death
176. Cauldron - New Gods
2018 heavy
177. Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
2018 synthwave
178. Molten Chains - In The Antechamber Below
2019 prog heavy
179. Lingua Ignota - Caligula
2019 experimental black / orchestral
180. Bent Knee - You Know What They Mean
2019 prog rock
181. Lord Fist - Wilderness Of Hearts
2020 heavy
182. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota
2020 black / viking
183. Havnatt - Ragnhildstreet
2020 neofolk
184. Covet - Technicolor
2020 math rock



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Comments: 8   Visited by: 22 users
16.02.2022 - 15:50
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Awesome collection of groundbreaking albums!
I would add Dissection and Vektor. Both of them creating a very unique sound in my opinion
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16.02.2022 - 15:56
JoHn DoE

A lot of great albums in there, nice idea and good list.
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16.02.2022 - 15:59
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Written by F3ynman2000 on 16.02.2022 at 15:50

Awesome collection of groundbreaking albums!
I would add Dissection and Vektor. Both of them creating a very unique sound in my opinion


Thanks. There's Vektor in the list, Black Future grabbed my mind instantly when it was released, but I'm not too familiar with their other albums. I tried Dissection a couple times but couldn't get into it, might come back to it
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16.02.2022 - 17:24
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
This is some very good list, with a huge variety of masterpieces spread across multiple genre's

And it's nice to see some appreciation for Frank Zappa in particular Hot Rats and Freak Out, and I'm glad to see Deep Purple In Rock here too, that was one of the first hard rock albums I listened to, and it still holds a very significant place in my favourite albums.
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16.02.2022 - 18:45
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by Ansercanagicus on 16.02.2022 at 15:59

Thanks. There's Vektor in the list, Black Future grabbed my mind instantly when it was released, but I'm not too familiar with their other albums.

Check out Terminal Redux. It has an epic story and awesome technical guitar-work
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19.05.2022 - 15:53
ZeroTheHero

I feel like Tiamat, Arcturus & Therion should be represented here. Nice list though!
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19.05.2022 - 16:38
doez
Hallucigenia
End of Evangelion <3
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19.05.2022 - 18:22
Ansercanagicus
endangered bird
Written by ZeroTheHero on 19.05.2022 at 15:53

I feel like Tiamat, Arcturus & Therion should be represented here. Nice list though!


I'm not really into gothic... I never understood the hype around Therion, and Tiamat I never could get into... Arcturus sounds intersting to me though, I should delve into it
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