Mik’s Top 100 Favourite Albums of All Time #81-85
Posted by Irmelinis
A while ago, at the same time as Matt and Reggie, I posted my Top 100 All Time Favourite (Metal) Albums over at the forum The History of Metal on FB. It took a good amount of time and effort to put it together, but it was so much fun! My taste in metal is always changing, so the list will not always look the same. In fact, it’s already a bit different than it was when I first put it together and posted it on the forum seven months ago.
I tried to limit myself to three albums per band to make the list a little more diverse and interesting. I don’t really consider the ‘test of time’-factor when selecting what albums that will go on my list, instead I measure it by how strongly the album has affected me emotionally and how much/often it has helped me through both good and bad phases in my life. That’s why you can find quite a few newer releases among my favourites too.
#85 At The Gates – Slaughter of The Soul
This is still one of the best melodic death albums in the genre’s history. Relentless, heavy and guitar-oriented. At The Gates was a band that made melodic death metal what it is today. Too bad they broke up after this release.
#84 Krisiun – Southern Storm
Because death metal from Brazil is always better. It’s not an album I listen to for the lyrics, I just want the loud, blasting, Brazilian rawness.
#83 October Tide – Rain Without End
Bleak, slow, emotional, beautiful death/doom. This debut has lots of good, heavy riffs and memorable melodies. It’s a side project by two of Katatonia’s members.
#82 Edguy – The Savage Poetry
This is a re-recording of their first album ‘Savage Poetry’ that Tobias Sammet and the rest of the band wrote when they were still in school, only 17 years old. Even from the start they knew how to create fantastic melodies, speedy power metal songs and wonderful ballads.
#81 In Flames – Clayman
A perfect release from In Flames, there’s not a single bad song on ‘Clayman’. It’s fun, it’s fast and has great choruses and melodies. A consistent and enjoyable album.
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Posted on May 3, 2013, in Metal Lists, Mik's Top 100 Albums and tagged At The Gates, Death Metal, edguy, Heavy Metal, in flames, Krisiun, metal, Music, October Tide, Power Metal, Top 100 Albums. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.