Top 10 Most Important Albums in Extreme Metal HistoryMetal_Treasure 1) albums that contained foundations of new extreme metal subgenres
2) albums that perfected new extreme metal subgenres
3) albums that popularized new extreme metal subgenres.
The Top Ten
It's prominently described as speed metal, but it effected thrash more with more emergence of death metal as well.. I really love this album, I think every person who has listened to this album would say that it's made way too rough...lemme say - it was recorded in only three days...as a debut..It's awesome, I have this album, and of course who can forget Witching hour? - Ananya
1981 - an album with speed metal and thrash metal songs. - Metal_Treasure
This was Metallica's most important album ever - Lucretia
Not exactly extreme metal.
Thrash metal is considered extreme metal subgenre. It has "sonic, verbal and visual transgression", which somewhat defines "extreme" in metal. - Metal_Treasure
1983 - the album that popularized thrash metal. - Metal_Treasure
The rest are garbage screamers
One of the most amazing albums of all time!
People still debate if it's thrash or black, while most of the music in it influenced thrash, death and black metal...The lyrics influenced black metal...don't debate on it fellas... - Ananya
This was the best albums from venom I playing al days when I was a young man my parents get mad about the so loud music. and when we play that record a trange thing happening in my house when I was alone a home with my girlfriend the devil came in my house. I was laughing but not my girlfriend. I was fan from that group I seen them the first live but now is not the same. sorry when the spelling our somme word is not koret
1982 - thrash metal and black metal.
Oddly enough, the title track (Black Metal) is a thrash song and not a black metal song. - Metal_Treasure
@Ananya - I agree there are thrash elements and I wouldn't debate on this (thrash or speed) because the difference between thrash and speed metal was even smaller back then - thrash was a development of speed metal. Whatever it was, this album was very important, mostly for the black metal ideas in it. - Metal_Treasure
MT, It's basically a black metal album, with some elements of thrash, NOT speed metal. - Ananya
1984 - album with speed metal and black metal. - Metal_Treasure
1984 - the album contained black metal and thrash metal.
"The thrash metal intensity of Morbid Tales had a major influence on the then-developing death metal and black metal genres. It included elements that were adopted by the pioneers of both styles. The band's bleak and dead serious fashion style was also influential, including their corpse paint face makeup." (wiki) - Metal_Treasure
1985 - the official birth of death metal but Possessed had a demo released earlier: in 1984. - Metal_Treasure
All hail Becerra, Torraro, Lalonde and Sus for their original legacy!
1987 - perfected death metal and made it more popular. - Metal_Treasure
1984 - an album with thrash metal and black metal. - Metal_Treasure
1993 - pioneered melodic death metal.
Carcass and In Flames released albums in the same year but several months later. I don't think they influenced each other's albums so all these 3 bands count. Also, a 4th band (At The Gates) released an album with melodic death metal in 1994.
There are still some discussions about who was the first so I mentioned all 4 bands. - Metal_Treasure
Cryptopsy is one my favorite bands and this album is just great to get into it ( I have this one ) - Ananya
Flo Mounier turned the drums into a whole nother instrument. The way he plays is like no ever album I've ever heard.
Flo Mounier... yeah, this machine. I was like, what kind of weapons he used instead of drums? - Metal_Treasure
1996 - this album did not create technical death metal but it fully demonstrated the brutality of technical death metal and produced one of the heaviest and most brutal sounds in metal. Even now, 20+ years later, this album still sounds damn heavy and brutal.
None So Vile came out before Nile and Necrophagist debut albums. - Metal_Treasure
This is a great album but it invented what? Umm, nothing. Just implemented more technical guitar playing being influenced by Annihilator's guitar work on Alice in Hell. - Metal_Treasure
Not exactly an extreme metal album.
This should be at #1 spot, we are talking about the most inportant albums...
@visitor RE "This should be at #1 spot, we are talking about the most inportant albums..."
Exactly - we are talking about the most important albums and NOT about the best albums. This album is great but even Scream Bloody Gore was more important. - Metal_Treasure
Absolutely disgusted that this album is so low. Without Motorhead, Metallica (who is one of the biggest bands in metal history) most likely never existed.
Very overrated.I think there is only 2 good songs - pruvet
There's a big misconception related to Motorhead (and this album, respectively). Lemmy himself (R.I.P.) said many times they were not a metal band and explained why. Here's a quote about the speed metal bands people believe Motörhead have inspired: "They've just got the wrong bit. They think that being fast and loud is the whole thing and it isn't."
There are more details on my list Top 10 Surprising Lemmy Quotes About Metal and Motorhead - Metal_Treasure
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2. Black Metal - Venom
3. Bathory - Bathory
2. Black Metal - Venom
3. Kill 'em All - Metallica
2. Black Metal - Venom
3. Morbid Tales - Celtic Frost