Friday, September 20, 2013

Josh's Top 50 Favorite Full-Length Albums Of All Time

Larger version here:

I'm not 100% happy with this list since I'm sure I'm forgetting a few, but oh well.  These albums (FULL LENGTHS ONLY!) are categorized by both how emotionally-attached I am to each, and how good I think each album is.  As an example:  I realize that Lamb Of God's Ashes Of The Wake is not actually a better album than Boston's self-titled, Septic Flesh's Communion, or Between The Buried And Me's Colors, but since Ashes is an all-time classic by most metrics AND it basically got me into heavy/death metal in the first place, it's more near-and-dear to my heart and therefore got ranked higher.

Anyways, here it is, in no particular order.  DISCUSS.

Top 4:

Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I (Progressive/Avante-Garde Black/Death Metal)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (Pop/Classic Rock)
Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You (Alternative Rock)
Erra - Impulse (Progressive Metalcore)

Second-Tier Classics:

The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal (Melodic Death Metal)
The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual (Melodic Death Metal)
Arsis - We Are The Nightmare (Technical/Melodic Death Metal)
Woe Of Tyrants - Kingdom Of Might (Melodic Death Metal/Thrash)
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - In Step (Blues)
Necrophagist - Epitaph (Technical Death Metal)
Gorguts - Colored Sands (Blackened Death Metal)
Make Them Suffer - Neverbloom (Symphonic Deathcore)
Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age (Thrash Metal/Metalcore)
The Human Abstract - Digital Veil (Progressive/Neoclassically-Influenced Metalcore)
Periphery - Periphery II (Progressive Metal/Djent)
Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt (Technical/Melodic Death Metal)
Slice The Cake - The Man With No Face (Progressive Death Metal)
Shadow Of The Colossus - Shadow Of The Colossus (Progressive Death Metal/Deathcore)
Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake (Heavy Metal/Groove Metal)
Through The Eyes Of The Dead - Skepsis (Deathcore/Death Metal)

Additional Favorites/Classics:

Sylosis – Edge Of The Earth (Progressive/Atmospheric Thrash Metal)
Tesseract – Altered State (Progressive Metal/Djent)
This Or The Apocalypse – Haunt What’s Left (Metalcore)
Revocation – Existence Is Futile (Thrash Metal)
Between The Buried And Me – Colors (Progressive/Experimental Metal)
The Black Dahlia Murder – Unhallowed (Metalcore/Melodic Death Metal)
Thy Art Is Murder – Hate (Deathcore)
Soreption – Deterioration Of Minds (Technical Death Metal/Groove)
Fleshwrought – Dementia/Dyslexia (Technical Death Metal/Jazz Fusion)
AC/DC – Back In Black (Classic Rock)
The Faceless – Planetary Duality (Technical/Progressive Death Metal)
Boston – Boston (Classic Rock)
Septic Flesh – Communion (Symphonic/Atmospheric Death Metal)
Hideous Divinity – Obeisance Rising (Technical Death Metal)
Sleep Serapis Sleep -  Pariah’s Vow (Metalcore)
Solipsist – The Human Equation (Groove Metal/Thrash/Metalcore)
Carach Angren – Where The Corpses Sink Forever (Symphonic Black Metal)
Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn (Heavy Metal/Groove Metal)
Fallujah – The Harvest Wombs (Progressive/Atmospheric/Technical Death Metal)
Shaded Enmity – Forsaken And Forgotten (Blackened/Melodic Death Metal)
Wretched – Exodus Of Autonomy (Melodic Death Metal/Thrash)
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Labyrinth (Symphonic Death Metal)
Kreator – Enemy Of God (Thrash Metal)
I Am Abomination – Let The Future Tell The Truth (Technical Metalcore)
Decapitated – Nihility (Death Metal)
Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (Heavy Metal/Hard Rock)
Periphery – Periphery (Progressive Metal/Djent)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (Classic Rock)
Vital Remains – Dechristianize (Blackened Death Metal/FUCKING EVIL)


  1. Some pretty damn good albums in here.

  2. My list would look about the same to 50%


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