Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums: 40 to 31
Thrashing through our Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time, we now enter the top 40.
40- St Vitus-Born Too Late
These guys showed bands how to rip off Black Sabbath before every one else was doing it.
39- In Solitude - the World the Flesh the Devil
Ghost might have used their gimmicks to get bigger than this band, but In Solitude does the most fitting tribute to the Euro-metal of the 80's.
They open doors for themselves and other bands to bridge more progressive elements into the pagan heavy black metal evolution.
Of his post-prison albums this one hit the best of both worlds, the black metal sounds with a more ambient drone.
36-the Gathering-Nighttime Birds
They hit the sweet spot before transitioning over into a more alternative direction.
35-Fear of God-Within the Veil
One of the great under rated bands that was ahead of their time. Singer Dawn Crosby unleashes a cathartic performance.
34-Dimmu Borgir-Death Cult Armageddon
Not Cvlt enough for most fans of black metal, they still captured a better symphonic sound than Cradle of Filth, if you are going for over dramatic metal, these guys do it right.
33-Alcest-"Écailles de Lune
They almost single handed solidified the marriage of shoe gaze to black metal with this album, but touched on a dreamier place than others could drift into.
32- Neurosis - Souls At Zero
This album was head of it's time and still puts the band a few paces in front of the pack, Through Sliver and Blood might be denser these songs are darker.
31-Converge-Petitioning the Empty Sky
Sure Jane Doe gets all the props , but this album had less chaos and more refined songs that captured more emotion.