Member since 2005
The first album I bought was...W.A.S.P. - The Last Command I was just getting into rock and metal in the mid-80s and I got cassettes of The Last Command by W.A.S.P. and Love at First Sting by Scorpions. Once I heard it, I was warped and fucked-up for life.
My top 3 albums of all time are...Metalica - Master Of Puppets Slayer - Reign In Blood Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Best concert I've been to...Metallica live at Roskilde Festival 2003
The best album artwork is...Cannibal Corpse – Wretched Spawn The cover art is by Vincent Locke. This is the last studio album to feature Jack Owen, one of the band's founding members, and up to 2012's Torture, the last with a graphic album cover. It summers up what this band is all about.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Slayer – Reign In Blood The ultimate metal record, it took everything to the next level. The melodies, the guitar playing, Tom Araya’s vocals… if I had to choose another one… Master Of Puppets by Metallica.
The album that should not be is...Megadeth – Risk I don’t think there’s a good song on that; Dave was trying to do something different and it didn’t work. Maybe there’s something to it, so I didn’t have any preconceived notions, and it’s not like it was insulting, it just had to purpose and one can compare it to Iron Maiden’s X Factor or Van Halen’s III.
The first album I bought was...The Doors - Strange Days The first time I heard The Doors was from an old cassettes that my mother had lying in a drawer. I think it was around 80s. Then I heard about The Doors, and have done it ever since.
My top 3 albums of all time are...Metallica - Metallica Kamelot - One Cold Winters Night Type O Negative - The Best of...
Best concert I've been to...Type O Negative at Vega Copenhagen, Denmark 1999
The best album artwork is...Metallica - Master Of Puppets The reason it is best album is that it represent the last album their former bassist Cliff Burton starred in before his tragic death later that year. The album was also a reminder of Burton's death in bus accident shortly after the release which they supported on that tour. If I had to choose another one it would be Souls Of Black by Testament.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Metallica – Master Of Puppets The album is often regarded as an add up of new methods of thrashmetal. There are many good songs that get your blood pressure to rise, while your head is about to explode.
The album that should not be is...Helmet - Monochrome I did not think that there are many good songs on this album. The songs are very slow with a few variations.
Member since 2007
The first album I bought was...Billy Idol – Rebel Yell I was 11 or so and I found the mixture of punk energy, pop catchiness and the visual approach very appealing.
My top 3 albums of all time are...Tool - Ænima Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Best concert I've been to...Pantera, September 25th 1994 at KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark
The best album artwork is...Tool – Lateralus This cover is an ode to creativity. Perfect mixture of extreme simplicity and complexity as well as statement that the obvious is not necessarily the best way to catch the buyer’s eye.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Metallica – Master Of Puppets This album just sums up some of the most characteristic aspects of metal music. Musically it’s complex and aggressive, but at the same time melodic and fairly approachable. Lyrics deal with the darker sides of life and the creativity in song-writing is dazzling.
The album that should not be is...Gene Simmons - Asshole There are way too many, but in the end they are insignificant and as such not worth mentioning. But if I have to come up with one, such album then Gene Simmons’ album Asshole is a very good example of zero creativity, zero originality, zero content and zero humor despite the fact it’s its very key selling point.
The first album I bought was...Scorpions – Best I don't remember my exact age when I bought this album, only that it was the first time I had enough money between my hands to buy an album. And having heard my parents playing a lot of Scorpions classics, all of them present on this album, I couldn't resist.
My top 3 albums of all time are...A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity Wolves in the Throne Room - Malevolent Grain
Best concert I’ve been to is…Bolt Thrower at Metalfest back in 2010. It was the first time that I got the chance to see these legends live, and I can for the life of me not tell you, even to this day, what songs they had as part of their line-up (except for World Eater). For me, it was an hour-long lasting extacy-like state, by far the best experience of my life.
The best album artwork is...Artillery – By Inheritance Studying the album cover while listening to songs on the record such as “By Inheritance” or “Bombfood” really makes this album come alive to me. On top of that it is, plain and simple, an awesome piece of artwork.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos My favourite album by a small margin, ahead of sThose Once Loyals. This album has all the raw aggression and depth of the eighties which they later passed on to their successor records, which is probably why they are a cult band today.
The album that should not be is...Any HIM record. For some reason I have never really taken a liking to HIM. Pretty much everything about them music-wise bothers me.
Member since 2021
Residence: Conway, AR, USA Age: 33 years Favourite bands: Meshuggah, Philip Glass Ensemble, Strapping Young Lad, The Cranberries, Prince and the Revolution, Gojira, The Coup, Imperial Triumphant, Cerebral Bore
The first album I bought was...The Cranberries - Bury The Hatchet After my cousin showed me No Need To Argue, I was hooked. I loved the unique vocals and the political sensibility. They're still one of my favorite artists.
My top 3 albums of all time are...
Meshuggah - Chaosphere
2: bt bam - Colors
3: Separatist - Closure
Best concert I’ve been to is…Meshuggah in 2016. Dallas, Texas; U.S. , House Of Blues
The best album artwork is...Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas
The timeliness of this album can not be overstated. From its single "Bring Back the Plague" to its bleak and prophetic artwork, its message has more than come to fruition. A skeletal Death acting as exhausted. Atlas is the perfect symbol for our times.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Death - Human
I only discovered this album in 2012, but its progressive style, philosophical themes and masterful brutality make it a true icon of the genre.
The album that should not be is...Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu
This album, on paper, looks as though it should be an excellent listen. One of the landmark thrash metal bands combining with one of the greatest rock and roll artists of all time to create ... what is in actuality a true disaster piece. It's bland, generic music in concert with its bizarre and nonsensical lyrics ('I am the table, I am the table!") boggle the mind and numb the senses.
Member since 2021
Residence: Colorado Springs, CO, USA Age: 19 years Favourite bands: Meshugga, Ice Nine Kills, Slipknot, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, Entombed, Lorna Shore and Slaughter To Prevail
The first album I bought was...Slipknot- All Out Life
My top 3 albums of all time are...Ice Nine Kills - Silver Scream
2: Marylin Manson - Antichrist Superstar
3: Slipknot - Iowa
Best concert I’ve been to is…Knostfest San Bernadino, California 2017
The best album artwork is...Death - Scream Bloody Gore
This album is in my opinion the best death metal album ever made. Between Chuck shredding on his B.C. Rich guitar, and the slow melodic parts that's chucks plays this makes this one of the best albums of all time and the best Death Metal albums of all time.
A kid asks me what metal is. I hand them a copy of...Metallica - Ride the Lightning
The reason being that Metal is not all fast, and actually Metal can be very beautiful, melodic and slow. This album displays all of those themes perfectly,and the guitar work by Kirk and James is first class.
The album that should not be is...Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
I think just the name of the album is enough to let anyone know that new metal in the early 2000s may not be the best metal. I lkke some of Bizkit's songs but none on this album.