Epic Metal Albums

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  1. Ionus

    Ionus Well-Known Member

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    Let's talk epic Metal albums!

    There are quite a few so I'll start with one that is relevant to me right now (been listening to it)

    In Flames - Whoracle. The album kicks ass from start to finish. It's absolutely ferocious and, imo, their best! Its almost 20 years old but still just as incredible as when it first came out.
     
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    Some might argue it's not metal but Angel Dust by Faith No More is one of my favourite albums.

    It was just a very different sound from the hair metal of the 80s and the Nirvana phenomenon. With eclectic vocal styles, keyboard lead songs, splashes of humour, samples a plenty, some interesting subject matter and a metal backbone it really worked for me, and still holds up today.


    Considered by many as the grand daddy album of Nu Metal. Mileage will vary on how good a thing that is.
     
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    Sort of metal related since its Corey Taylor of Slipknot's other band

    Stone Sour's double album The House of Gold and Bones 1 & 2 is one of the best album sets I've ever heard. I highly recommend listening from the beginning to end. Different tunes from songs end up mixed into other songs.
     
  4. Yaujta

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    "The Real Thing" was better as an introductory album for most, but "Angel Dust" was pure artwork.

    As for a truly epic album, I'll forever be stuck on "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche.
     
  5. General Magnus

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    Heroes -By Sabaton is so awesome.
     
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    That's true, although I loved TRT as a 10 year old, not so much now. 'Falling to Pieces' is my all time favourite FNM song though. Funnily enough the thing that got me into the band was the mention of Transformers in 'We Care a Lot'.


    Some good picks lads. Wonder how many posts we'll get to before there is an album I absolutely hate.
     
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    I'm going old school with one of my favorites, "The Legacy" by Testament.
     
  8. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    This is like Dran0n: The Thread.

    As for mine...

    Megadeth: Rust in Peace
    Metallica: Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets
    Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave
    Evanescence: Fallen
    Disturbed: The Sickness
    Rings of Saturn: Dingir
    Slayer: Hell Awaits, Reign in Blood, God Hates Us All
    Marilyn Manson: Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood
    Dio: Holy Diver
    Black Sabbath: Self-titled, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Heaven and Hell, 13
    Avenged Sevenfold: Waking the Fallen
    Anthrax: Among the Living

    That about does it.
     
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    Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne :music  :rock 
     
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    Anything by Dream Theater is typically epic, they have plenty of concept albums.

    Devin Townsend is bad ass, check out Ocean Machine.

    Opeth does some crazy shit.
     
  11. Lt. Faceless

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    It looks weird to see Mechanical animals between AS and HW.The MA album was just out there.New Model is one of my top picks for it though. Golden age of the Grotesgue was badass.I stopped paying attention after Eat me,Drink me....that was just....

    Going to add
    Dope:First album(they are all really good albums)is my top
    Static-X: Pick one,they are all badass.
    Mushroomhead:Beautiful stories for ugly children
    Nine inch nails: Pretty hate machine and welcome to the hate machine.
    Stuck Mojo:Snappin necks

    I'm sure i could come up with more if i seat down and thought about it.These were the first to come to mind.
     
  12. Onslaught24

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    Pretty much.

    As for my picks:

    Disturbed: EDIT: Fuck it, all their albums are amazing
    Metallica: Load, Metallica, Kill 'Em All, Master of Puppets
    Five Finger Death Punch: The Way of the Fist, War is the Answer
    Rob Zombie: Hellbilly Deluxe, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
    Korn: Follow the Leader, See You on the Other Side
    Godsmack: Godsmack, Awake

    Pretty much all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
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    Helloween - Straight out of Hell
     
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    All Lamb of God albums, yeah I am probably a bit biased because they are my favorite. :D 

    Aside from that, Pantera's Far Beyond Driven and Vulgar Display of Power are maybe two of the most angriest metal album in history.
     
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    Nice. Helloween kicked ass.


    I'll add something a little "newer" for my list.

    Mudvayne - L.D. 50, The End of All Things to Come, and Lost and Found
     
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    Bugger me, this will be fun :D 

    Metallica - The Black Album

    Iron Maiden - Powerslave

    Judas Priest - British Steel, Painkiller

    Sabaton - Carolus Rex

    Hammerfall - Crimson Thunder

    Dragonforce - Sonic Firestorm (This album is so damn silly, but I love it :p )
     
  17. Ionus

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    I love Opeth. Ghost Reveries is my favorite Opeth album but they are all good (except for Devil's Orchard).
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Oh my heart, it's in pain.
     
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    Culture Killed the Native -- by Victory

    Getting this on CD is now very difficult. :( 
     
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    ManoWar: The Triumph of Steel..

    I haven't heard too much that can match the Epic 24 minutes of Achilles: Agony and Ecstasy in 8 parts....