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.
#15 Tool – 10, 000 Days
An album that took forever to get into and eventually ended up being one of my most loved records. It’s quite different from Tool’s other albums, more emotional and quirky. I can’t choose a favourite song, but these two tracks, dedicated to the singer’s mother who passed away after being paralyzed for 10,000 days, includes some of the most beautiful music this band has ever composed.