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Abigail is based around a story of a witch. a haunted mansion and a hint at the manifestations that would inevitably ensue during the consecutive albums ‘Them’ and 'Conspiracy’. Hailed widely as the finest King Diamond album ever recorded.
This was Dream Theater’s tenth record and offers a vibrant manifestation of the world class musicianship, vivid lyrical scenarios and ambitious, multi-leveled compositions that define them as the stand out in prog metal and the ultimate cult band.
The tracks “Kill All the White People” and “We Hate Everyone” from Bloody Kisses were written in response to the controversy over the band’s alleged racist sentiments that emerged after a tour in Europe and because of Peter Steele’s previous band Carnivore'sexplicit lyrics. They feature lyrics mocking the whole issue.
Chaos AD was typical of Sepultura’s ever evolving sound and style. Being one of the most revered thrash metal bands was not enough and the album has a more punk/hardcore kinda sound to it. Features Jello Biafra.
Coal Chamber’s self-titled debut is heavily coated with an intense rhythm section, overflowing with hard-hitting riffs and draped with maniacal vocals throughout. Standout tracks: 'Loco’, 'Big Truck’ and 'Clock’. This album was awarded Gold Certification in the US for sales exceeding 500,000.
Come Whatever May takes the melodic rock of the debut to new heights, Taylor and co demonstrate the sensitive side of both their personalities and song craft.
Channeling raw, unbridled rage through thrash guitars, Soulfly’s sixth album Conquer shifts from unrelenting precise speed metal to slow brooding doom, offering more light and shade than previous albums.
Certified as Gold in Australia. Burton C.Bell greatly expanded his vocal range, utilizing a new found heavy voice that sounded tough opposed to brutal, gaining a whole new audience.
Hailed as their finest album, Don’t Break The Oath was Mercyful Fate’s second and last album for nine years.
Heavy music was once again reignited by a band fearless to rewrite the rules of the game. Rage balanced by soaring choruses and emotive melodies, The End Of Heartache undoubtedly marked the end of obscurity for Killswitch Engage.
Iowa premiered in the top ten album charts of nine different countries. Proclaimed as an absolute triumph of nu-metal. When haven’t they been though?
Matando Gueros was Brujeria’s debut album. Rumoured as a band of Satanic, Murderous Mexican drug lords, and tales of their infamy spread thereafter.
Mass metal site Blabbermouth were fond of Now, Diabolical.“Songs like the title track and "K.I.N.G” are all about the aforementioned groove. The driving rhythms and Satyr’s vocal patterns are downright catchy. This is not about virtuosity or esoteric displays to prove an underground credibility. It is about hard driving tempos and head banging with a snarl on your face.“
Certified Gold in Australia, Obsolete held home to 'Cars’ which was the band’s first radio hit. Said to have richer production which stood side by side with the majestic, cinematic music that it possibly hadn’t previously.
Deicide’s 3rd studio album. Two tracks take samples from the film The Last Temptation of Christ. Known for their Anti-Christian beliefs they pull no punches in Once Upon The Cross.
Nailbomb was a short-live project of Max Cavalera (Sepultura) and Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel). Featuring guest appearances from numerous other luminaires, Point Blank, the band’s only studio album is a rough mixture of thrash metal, industrial and hardcore punk. Still one of the all time classic metal album’s of the 90’s.
Roots became Sepultura’s biggest release of their career and more successful than any metal band would ever dream of. The risks taken on this record paid of as it went Platinum in Australia.
As catchy as they are aggressive, Madball understand that a heavy and confrontational kinda sound can be achieved without playing at a thousand miles an hour. 13 HC anthems are delivered here including 'Face to Face’,'Never Had It’, and 'Across Your Face’.
Corey Beaulieu:We want to capture the best ingredients of everything we’ve done. Each song has a little bit of everything, going between something heavy and then melodic, and then back to something heavy. So it has a really interesting balance. OnThe Crusade, Matt did almost all singing, so this time we’re bringing back some of the screaming that’s onAscendancy.
Few bands can lay claim to the respect and achievements of the world’s #1 progressive rock/metal artist Dream Theater. With their ninth studio album 'Systematic Chaos’ The New York-based quintet have not comprised any of the unremittingly complex, technically accomplished, and simply breathtaking compositions that has endeared them to fans all over the world for over 20 years.
Hailed in at least 26 thousand reviews as the Best Metal Album Ever. MetalHammer UK and Kerrang both gave the album perfect scores while Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian loved the album so much even he decided to review it.
Most probably the essential metal album of the last decade. Slashing down boundaries and turning all previous perceptions of Slipknot on it’s battered head, this album revealed all that Slipknot could achieve. Success beyond success. Sound. Fury. Ballads. Acoustic interludes. A modern day classic.