Your Nine-Steps Of Musical Progression

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After the recent news that Earache are involved in litigation with Decapitated and have removed all of the band’s classic albums from streaming services and the like (thus continuing the label’s downward spiral into a chimney stack comprised solely of Blackberry Smoke), I immediately did the honourable thing and cranked Winds Of Creation. While headbanging along in solidarity, I realised it had been a few years since I had listened to the whole album. I used to regularly play albums like this. What had changed?

One of the things about my listening habits that I have noticed throughout the years is that I’m a little stubborn, not an admirable trait in this context. When this stubbornness is coupled with the fact that once I grasp hold of something I enjoy, I have a tendency to thrash it until it is more or less part of a routine, no longer evoking feeling. In short, I’ve been a music abuser. In the past few years since this realisation, I’ve consciously tried to avoid over-listening to things I like. Sounds silly, but it has helped keep some of my favourite contemporary albums feeling fresh for an extended time. This has meant I’m constantly keeping my ears open for something new to add to the vaults. I’m now listening to bands and genres I would not have given consideration in the past, in the search for the next stepping stone.

Bored at work, I retraced my steps to get to the current day. From the most recent band I had gotten into, I went through the most relevant or direct path from the first album I purchased to the present day’s listening.
For today, my lineage looked like this –

  1. Green Day (Dookie 1994, age 9)
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Metallica
  4. Slayer
  5. Pantera
  6. Lamb Of God
  7. Psycroptic
  8. Dissection
  9. Labyrinthine (present day…you do the math)

So I thought it would be interesting to hear about your 9 steps to today. Take the last album you listened to (or got into heavily) and starting with the first album you bought, work out the most direct route to the present in 9 steps.

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  • Lacertilian

    I didn’t realise how frustrating it would be to alter an image of hopscotch to include album covers. What you see above is the result of my defeat.

    • JJM

      no buddy, it’s good!

      • Lacertilian

        I’m still learning the ways of the ‘shop. If I had an indoors job I would be most of the way along towards being a master, alas the grueling sun awaits.

  • KJM

    The first Zeppelin album I owned in 1975 to the Beastmaker gig I just finished listening to? That’s like a huge spiral staircase worth of steps.

    • JJM

      we’re listening…

      • KJM

        I ain’t tracing that ish. That’s too much work for my puny brain today.

        • more beer

          It really is too much work. I`ve been on a constant quest for the heaviest music for way too many years to come up with a list. All I know for sure is it started with Black Sabbath in the late 70`s.

          • Óðinn

            It’s not that much work.

            1. SLAY-ER!
            2. SLAY-ER!
            3. SLAY-ER!
            4. SLAY-ER!
            5. SLAY-ER!
            6. SLAY-ER!
            7. SLAY-ER!
            8. SLAY-ER!
            9. SLAY-ER!
            10. SLAY-ER!

            Done. 😉

          • more beer

            Hahaha!!!!

  • B00mhauer

    this is a hard one, but I’ll give her the ol’ college try.

    1. Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
    2. Rancid – And Out Come the Wolves
    3. Bad Religion – Process of Belief
    4. System of a Down – Toxicity
    5. InFlames – Reroute to Remain
    6. Demon Burger – Something Something Apocalypse
    7. Cannibal Corpse – Kill
    8. Bathory – Blood. Fire. Death
    9.Cattle Decapitation – Anthropocene Extinction

    No real direct progression toward the end there, I started enjoying metal of all types after high school and I’ve been all over the place ever since. Matter of fact, I still really like every band on this list, also working in stuff like Modest Mouse and Andy McKee.

    HAHAHAHAHA JUST KIDDING I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO BESTIAL BLACK METAL AND GRINDCORE SINCE KINDERGARTEN. POSERS FUCK OFF

    • B00mhauer

      Also, around the time I was doing the In Flames/ Demon Burger thang (14-16 years old) I was into all your typical metal core fare. As I Lay Dying, It Dies Today, Bleeding through, Dying Dead Bleeding Blood from Black Skies on a Wednesday, etc

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I like It Dies Today!

      • xengineofdeathx

        I got pretty heavy into a lot of that stuff too. Darkest Hour’s Undoing Ruin still jams.

  • Maik Beninton™

    Stuff my that would play in the card (Guns’n Roses, 3 Doors Down, Oasis)
    Linkin Park
    Metallica
    Korn
    Slipknot
    Iron Maiden
    Lamb of God
    Immortal
    Entombed
    It’s more or less like this, I can’t remember very well.

  • Hmmm let’s see
    1. Linkin Park-Hybrid Theory
    2. disturbed-10000 fists
    3. avenged sevenfold-nightmare
    4. Trivium-shogun
    5. Sylosis-conclusion of an age
    6. Archspire-archspire
    7. Cattle decapitation-monolith of inhumanity
    8. Bastard Feast-I forgot the album name
    9.teitanblood-death

    Eh it goes something like that

    • Maik Beninton™

      I started with Meteora, and because of that I consider it their best.

      • They’re both really good but I gotta give the edge to hybrid theory.

    • Hubert

      Archspire

  • ME GORAK B.C.™
  • 1. Green Jelly (it was my first album)
    2. Ozzy
    3. Metallica
    4. Coheed & Cambria
    5. Blood Brothers
    6. Tragedy
    7. Despise You
    8. Harms Way
    9. Shitty country music

    • Napolean Bonerfart

      Green Jelly’s ‘Cereal Killer’ is still a moment of high art, even by today’s standards.

    • Zeke

      Blood brothers!!!!! More abrasive than half the shit we jock on this site

    • xengineofdeathx

      Dude the Blood Brothers were so fucking good live.

      • I got to see them twice. It was so much fun both times! I really wish they still made music.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRaHDK3CeVs

        • xengineofdeathx

          I saw em in like 2005 and I talked this girl into buying a plan b pill in exchange for me getting her tickets to the show and a tshirt. Totally worth it.

        • Zeke

          I played a festival with them so I got to watch them from the side of the stage. Really really fun

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Because of this list I went and listened to Cereal Killer by Green Jelly for the first time ever.

      You are now officially on my list of horrible persons.

      • I was 8, dick.

        • JWEG

          I’m sure admitting to the vast majority of what *anyone* listened to at 8 would embarrass them now.

          My cassette collection at the time (as hinted below) was pretty much all parent-friendly ‘rap’, Bryan Adams, Tom Cochrane (and Red Rider), Bon Jovi, the Hip, 80’s music compilations, Kim Mitchell…

          You know what. Never mind. On balance that’s not all that bad.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Red Rider is good shit.

          • xengineofdeathx

            When I was 8 I had a tape of The Sign and cried when it broke.

          • JWEG

            My sister obsessively replayed that tune (I presume you mean Ace of Base) so often I couldn’t have liked it even if I had been predisposed.

            If it weren’t for her other obsession with a OHW called ‘The Party’ that would have been all I ever heard from her room down the hall…

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I was 8 too, a long fucking time ago.
          You should have included a warning

    • Virgil the Ghost Poet

      Did you have the accompanying VHS? Green Jello, hell yeah!

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Green Jello is good fun.

  • Hubert

    Oh, this is fun.

    0. Thantifaxath
    1. The White Stripes
    2. Led Zeppelin
    3. Tool
    4. System of a Down
    5. Mastodon
    6. Opeth
    7. Agalloch
    8. Gorguts
    9. Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    • Very classy list, minus the White Stripes.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Was Thantifaxath supposed to be #10? Makes more sense that way, lol

  • Actiondonkey

    Boston
    NIN
    Marilyn Manson
    Rammstein
    Fear Factory
    Children of Bodem
    Dying Fetus
    Origin
    Hick-Hop

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Guess what my nine steps are.

    • JJM

      somehow i don’t think you’ll have a 1-9. instead it’d be 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

      • KJM

        JJD is jamming on the one…one…

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m in the middle of a jam bans phase actually. I’m listening to a lot of NRPS, Little Feat and such.

      • Maik Beninton™

        JJD is a man that progress and regress at the same time.

      • Napolean Bonerfart
    • Napolean Bonerfart

      I dunno, but probably involves nothing but bands with lots and lots of cowbell.

      http://cdn.funnyhub.com/2014/dec/More-Cowbell/More-Cowbell4.gif

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Wrong. I just posted it above.

    • Mother Shabubu 8

      THIRTEEN

      THIRTEEN

      THIRTEEN

      THIRTEEN

      STEPPPPPSSS!!!!

  • 1. Queen: Innuendo (My favorite band’s favorite record between ages of 4 to 10.)
    2. Iron Maiden: Fear of the Dark (First metal album I heard.)
    3. Death: Human (My first favorite growling metal record.)
    4. Neurosis: Enemy of the Sun (The album that widened probably the most my taste in music.)
    5. Burzum: Filosofem (First black metal record which doesn’t seemed complete bullshit.)
    6. Blasphemy: Fallen Angel of Doom…. (When I heard it for the first time I immediately realized this type of music is the essence of heavy metal. Primitive, heavy, a bit dumb and utterly disgusting.)
    7. Dälek: From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots (The album that convinced me hip-hop doesn’t need to be garbage.)
    8. Skullflower: IIIrd Gatekeeper (This introduced me to the beauty of pure noise music.)
    9. Brainbombs: Obey (The album that showed me noise rock and punk can be fun too.)
    (+1 Grief: Come to Grief – In my book this is sludge. Most if this ain’t.)

  • EsusMoose

    Probably the last big jump I made was getting into doom 9 months ago, so I’ll construct my path that way as Black metal though the more curving one did have some forceful leaps.

    1. My Chemical Romance the Black Parade (age 13)
    2. System of a Down Hypnotize/Mesmerize (age 14)
    3. Metallica’s Ride the Lightning (age 16)
    4. Mastodon’s Crack the Skye & Dethklok’s Dethalbum 2
    5. Megadeth’s Rust in Peace
    6. Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
    7. Revocation Chaos of Forms
    8. Red Fang & Ghost & Giant Squid (early stuff was more experimental)
    9. Boris (a year and a quarter ago, still have like half their discography to move through)
    10. Elder’s Lore, (Now -7 months)

    • JamesGrimm

      you a youngin.

      • EsusMoose

        I stopped posting the years as I didn’t remember what age I got into certain things but yeah 22 does probably put me in the lower half of the toilet’s average age

    • Hey, Giant Squid, good on you!

  • JJM

    1. Eagles – Hotel California (parents, ya know)
    2. Jimi Hendrix – Ultimate Experience (heavier parent stuff)
    3. Smashing Pumpkins – Melon Chollie and the Infinite sadness (branching out on my own)
    4. Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral (influence from goth kids in high school)
    5. Fear Factory – Obsolete (the search for heavier music)
    6. Iron Maiden – Powerslave (discovering where it all started)
    7. Strapping Young Lad – City (what really stuck in college)
    8. Cannibal Corpse – Kill (death metal quickly became my favorite)
    9. Abyssal – Antikatastaseis

  • The lizard man told me I’ve been killing it since step 2 and I’d be hard pressed to disagree.

    1. Guns N’ Roses
    2. Metallica
    3. Slayer
    4. Sepultura
    5. Suffocation
    6. Brutal Truth
    7. Biohazard
    8. Botch
    9. Gaza

    • EsusMoose

      Starts and ends with ‘G’, has two triplets of both ‘S’ and ‘B’, and Metallica. I just wanted to note this

      • Interesting observation

      • CT-12

        waiting for the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz conspiracies to break out

        • more beer

          9/11 was an inside job! signed zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Zeke

      My start is very similar to yours:
      1. Guns n’ roses- appetite
      2. Metallica- black album
      3. Megadeth- rust in peace
      4. Sepultura- chaos ad
      5. Death- human (first dm album)
      6. Emperor- nightside
      7. Suffocation-pierced from within
      8. Earth crisis- destroy the machines
      9. DsO- paracletus (the most recent great metal album I’ve gotten)

      This is just my metal steps. No way for me to fit radiohead, the Beatles, Massive attack, etc in this line

      • JJM

        massive attack, yum. i skipped the odd detours as well. that could make for an interesting article doe!

        • Zeke

          Yeah, I’ve had lots of detours too (I went through a pretty major electro/drug music phase at one point). Massive attack is very dark shit

      • Zeke

        Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, the black album was my first cd and I had rust in peace on tape, so I must’ve been into that first. I must’ve pretty cool listening to Rust in peace as an 8 year old

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      This list is the best list.

  • Napolean Bonerfart

    We were talking about repetition in music and whether it could be effective or not a few days ago. This is a prime example of a simple repetition being super effective.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRGF-MWYsE

    RIP, Vitek.

    • xengineofdeathx

      Dude the fucking riffs on that album do not stop. I’m sad that they have dumbed down so much.

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        The newest one wasn’t (that) horrible, but yeah they’ve definitely dropped off a few notches.

  • Maik Beninton™

    Today’s sunday video is in portuguese, but I still wanted to share it because I almost died laughing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ0VigZgdU0

  • Napolean Bonerfart

    I have to really think out my 9 steps. It’s hard to map out a trajectory from Michael Jackson’s ‘Dangerous’ (the first tape I ever owned. Maiden’s ‘Somewhere In Time’ was the first I bought) to Frosttide’s ‘Blood Oath’.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Here’s my nine steps:

    1.Warren Zevon-Greatest Hits
    2.Styx-The Grand Illusion
    3.Rush-Moving Pictures
    4.Mudvayne-LD50
    5.Megadeth-Super Collider
    6.Black Sabbath-13
    7.In Flames-Colony
    8.Eagles-Hotel California
    9.New Riders Of The Purple Sage-Calderone Concert Hall 06/25/1976

    • JJM

      can’t go wrong with that Rush, bro. i remember discovering them at age ~20, was blown away

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I discovered them very early.

    • more beer

      I went to high school with Warren Zevons cousins.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        My dad would be so jealous of you. He loved Warren and still does. He used to get me to sleep by putting on his Greatest Hits album. I remember the first time I saw him cry was when he died. He saw him at The Chance actually.

        • more beer

          They are from Westchester. I liked 2 of his cousins a lot. The other not so much.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That’s a shame. My dad saw a lot of good acts there. He saw Jerry Garcia and his solo band there, he saw The Band without Robbie Robertson there and countless others. He’s also seen Rainbow and he said that they didn’t come close to equalling the bands he likes. Then again he hates metal.

          • more beer

            But your dad is pretty much a hippy with a good job. I helped a friend sell edibles at Phish show yesterday. Some jerkoff hippy tried talking shit to me about my shirt. Like musically he had superior taste than me. Until I stood up and said ” oh you got jokes mother fucker” I took one step towards him and he ran off like a little punk. Hippys hate metal. I’m not saying anything about your dad. just an example of their hate for metal.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            He is basically a hippy. He doesn’t like Jefferson Airplane that much though. His office is filled with Grateful Dead stuff and other CDs. There’s also stuff of The Band, a few CDs of Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin, the Derek and the Dominos live album, some Allman Brothers CDs and most of Bob Dylan’s 80’s output.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    This is a pretty hard one, but I have had some time to go through my damaged memory banks and I think this is not entirely unproper.
    1. Luciano Pavarotti (Parents used to play a lot of it to me)
    2. Rammstein (It took me many years to really get seriously into any artist)
    3. Beats & Styles (Rammstein was the only metal.like thing I listened to for years)
    4. Kiss (First own find, for years the only one too)
    5. Camel/Jethro Tull (Enter Prog)
    6. Metallica/Black Sabbath (not sure which came first, maybe even Iron Maiden)
    7. Uhh… Amon Amarth? (I’m not sure if I dug “extreme” metal before Burzum really or what were the bands if I did, Mötörhead and Ozzy are there… somewhere)
    8. Burzum (The first one of which I am sure, dug some doom metal before this but mostly Filosofem opened eveything)
    9. Nick Cave was the last big revelation few years ago, last album I absolutely fell madly in love with was Sink’s The Holy Testament. That was yesterday.

    Had to leave so many bands out this doesn’t still feel right. I’ve been mostly ballin’ back and forth between genres and between Pa’s collection and what i could scour on my own. Every new band led to many counter reactions as well.

    In fact, I kinda hate this already, the steps are so clumsy and I can’t decide which bands had the biggest influence. Heck this feces, everything is dookie. Perish in agony and all that jargon.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Camel is good shit.

      • JJM

        by gum i’ll agree, the link you sent me a while ago was rill gud

      • Sir Tapir The Based :]

        So vulgar.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I’m a vulgar person.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            You know where vulgar people go? To Hell.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That doesn’t bother me.

          • JJM

            then it’s time to perform all the sins!

          • more beer

            If you are not performing all of the sins. You are doing things wrong.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Even though you are Catholic?

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

            We are all already there.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Where all the cool people, hookers, booze are.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            If y’all gonna be in Hell I’ll have to avoid it.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Well you’re an asexual teetotaller, Hell wouldn’t have you if you begged.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Then you’d be in heaven, having to hang out with dead relatives for all eternity.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I’m pretty sure they won’t let me in Heaven either.

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • more beer

            I try to avoid most of my relatives in life. Eternity in the after life is just torture.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            I was reading up about that clerk in KY who’s refusing marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religion, and this automatically came to mind. Perfect one to throw at people who like to cherry pick the Bible to suit their own bigotry.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaewOBGybw

          • more beer

            The lady is a nut job. But she was also willing to go to jail for her beliefs. As crazy as they may be. Which is something I can respect. Even if I don`t agree with her beliefs.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            And be surrounded by shitloads of prison lesbians that she supposedly hates. Which to me says that she’s trying to suppress her inner lesbian, which Lurleen and the gang will probably fix for her.

          • more beer

            She is extremely ugly. I don’t know what guy would hit that. without huge amounts of alcohol. So switching teams would probably be in her best interest.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            She looks like a cross between the old lady from the Goonies and Throw Mama from the train, a bag lady, and the crazy cat lady from The Simpsons.

          • more beer

            The classic combination of would not fuck.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            Hasn’t she had a divorce like two or three times? Last time I checked divorce was considered a sin as well.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Yep, and a child out of wedlock. Commence the stoning!

            http://detzner.com/stoning.jpg

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I bet she also said Jehova!

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            And wears clothes made of different threads, plus works Fridays (The Sabbath). Get your stones ready!

            http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1q1o2avhJ1qm6sfao1_500.gif

          • more beer

            I read 4 of them.

          • more beer

            Yep that`s the place

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        “All the children of the world, smear camel shit on the walls” -some David Bowie song (I forget which one).

  • Spear

    1. Cake – Pressure Chief (I was a dipshit in high school)
    2. Megadeth – Rust in Peace/Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil (Guitar Hero 2 came out)
    3. Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory (My guitar virtuoso obsession begins)
    4. Opeth – Ghost Reveries (The first band with screams I liked)
    5. Trivium – Shogun (Slight resurgence in dipshittery)
    6. Mastodon – Crack the Skye [prog intensifies]
    7. Arsis – A Celebration of Guilt (Need faster, need heavier)
    8. Wintersun – Time I (I have declared Jari as my new god)
    9. Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire (Grossmann-senpai noticed me)

    • JJM

      Spear, come here and take my hand. Cake is a wonderful band, there’s no shame to be found there.

      • Spear

        Be that as it may, I got into them because of some hipstery moral high ground BS and not necessarily because of the music.

    • “I was a dipshit in high school.”
      Somehow I don’t think you’re the only one.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I was too.

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        I can honestly say my high school years were a waste of my time. Looking back, I wish I would’ve got my work permit and GED at 16 and got the fuck out of there.

    • Dagon

      What’s the problem with Cake?

    • Cory K

      Cake have some pretty killer bass lines… that’s about it.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Sticking to metal, something like

    1 Linkin Park (juvenile angst!)
    2 System of a Down (juvenile angst but with weirdness and humour and actual goodness)
    3 Metallica (metal!!!)
    4 Mastodon (metal!!!)
    5 Opeth (harsh vocals mixed with clean vocals and soaring melodies and atmosphere and cool storytelling for the win!!)
    6 Nile (this is just so fucking heavy and mind bending and awesome I don’t even know)
    7 Emperor (so black metal isn’t just cheeseball stuff like Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth?)
    8 Pelican (moments where I just get all emotional and think about being at one with the Universe even when I’m not high)
    9 Sigh (I didn’t listen to metal that frequently for some years but getting into Sigh made me love it all again)
    10 Obituary (I had a little taste of death metal for a while but was rarely really into it, Obituary made me a proper covert)

    • EsusMoose

      I followed the first 4 fairly close, I always forget I listened to Linkin Park before I started being aware of music.

  • CT-12

    This is quite the daunting task, but here goes nothing…

    1. Deep Purple “Greatest Hits” and Led Zeppelin “IV”
    2. Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast”
    3. Slayer “Reign in Blood”
    4. In Flames “Whoracle”
    5. King Diamond “Them”
    6. Saint Vitus “V”
    7. Death “Human”
    8. Mr. Bungle “Mr. Bungle”
    9. Animals as Leaders “Animals as Leaders”

    • EsusMoose

      Interesting final 3, all great albums but strange due to being being the usual light->extreme path

      • CT-12

        I mainly was listing albums that profoundly changed my outlook of metal and music at the time, not so much focused on extremity. I also think it depends on what one considers to be “extreme” or not; that Mr. Bungle album (to me) is one of the most extreme pieces of music that’s ever been put out. (also, just realizing I already fucking forgot Voivod, goddammit)

        • EsusMoose

          I am a fan of Mr. Bungle and to me though not that extreme I think for the audience it was brought to it was very extreme, especially when you limit the scope to the rock influenced genre’s. I’d have to think for a while to think what albums would be my top 10 that changed my perception of the bounds of metal/music in general

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            For the time, Mr. Bungle’s first one was extreme, especially since FNM more got pinned with the rap metal tag. People expected ‘Epic 2.0’, and instead got ‘Angel Dust’ and MB’s first CD. That definitely would’ve thrown people for a loop, as well as make them wonder what was going on in Patton’s insane/brilliant mind.

        • Napolean Bonerfart

          Good that you forgot Voivod! I’m embarrassed just having owned ‘Outer Limits’ when I was 14. Voivod is easily one of the worst metal bands I’ve ever heard.

          • more beer

            War & Pain and Roooar are killer albums. When I saw them in January their set was the best set of the night. Even better than Napalm Death that night.

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Listened to Roooar and, well…………..

            https://31.media.tumblr.com/ab31a3d1ac77666ffc492e080404a3ce/tumblr_n70ce11a7m1rt26p5o1_400.gif

            Seen ND though. Came back halfway into their set (I was interviewing Devin Townsend earlier), and they ripped!

          • more beer

            There is no accounting for taste. Those are solid albums. I wouldn’t have wasted my time talking to Devin Townsend. I would have just walked off and checked out ND. But I can’t stand that guy or any of his music.

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            To each their own. I’ll still love you in the morning! :-p

          • more beer

            Same here!

          • Óðinn
          • CT-12

            I respect that you don’t like them, but they’re probably my favorite band of all time outside of Iron Maiden, so yeah, just gonna have to agree to disagree on that one. But anyhow, is there any particular reason you don’t like them? I’m just curious as to what so heavily turns you off about them.

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Cornballs themes, annoying as hell vocals, the music sounding like a warbled clusterfuck, and artwork that looks like a 10 year old drew it. To each their own though!

  • sweetooth0

    I’d have to make some kind of branching flow chart to properly cover all the offshoots into different genres so I’ll just keep this to bands/albums people can agree would be 100% “metal”:

    1.Metallica/Iron Maiden
    2. Pantera/Slayer
    3, Six Feet Under/Cannibal Corpse/Napalm Death
    5. Carcass/Razorback Records “gore” metal
    6. Last Days of Humanity/Lymphatic Phlegm/Dead Infection
    7. Mayhem/Darkthrone/Burzum/Emperor
    8. Anaal Nathrakh/Leviathan/Xasthur
    9. Lord Mantis/Electric Wizard/Coffins/Hooded Menace

    Of course I still listen to all of the stuff on this progression interchangeably but I’d say this is pretty accurate for when I started getting into the various styles

    • EsusMoose

      Yeah the attempting to track one’s evolution of taste is hard as hell, I figured I’d try to track to the last major subgenre I got into. Which still kinda isn’t good because it takes a lot of the list to get to the baby step portion that led me to the end.

      Your’s seemed to rev up fast then hit the winding paths of extreme metal and then meander around haha. I really need to give Electric Wizard more listens, I’ve liked what I’ve heard

      • sweetooth0

        well I was always on a quest to hear the heaviest shit possible. Once you hit stuff like Last Days of Humanity it doesn’t get much more brutal than that, so then I started looking for the most raw/evil shit, then later I got into the Doom stuff which I didn’t like much early on because it was too slow and I didn’t have the attention span for it.

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        Tell me about it. I’m not trying to be a braggart, but I’ve been listening to underground music from 12 years old (starting with KMFDM, Jesus Lizard, Phantom Helmsmen, and His Name Is Alive), which is about 22 years now. And it’s constantly evolved ever since.

        • EsusMoose

          I didn’t start listening to anything really underground till I was 18 or 19, internet and knowledge of where to look helped me delve into music more.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            It was tough before the net. I mainly just read magazines (Metal Maniacs, Industrial Nation and Propaganda were my big three) and took my chances on their recommendations. Metal Maniacs was a goldmine of info back in the day. RIP, Katherine Ludwig.

  • Mother Shabubu 8

    I listened to so much shit from like 5th grade onward, it’s impossible to nail down just one band in a lineage. My dad raised me on Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, and Metallica. I got into Stinkin Park, Slipknot, System of a Down, Mudvayne and all that ilk in grades 5, 6, and 7, then I started to get into heavier stuff in 7th through 9th grade (36 Crazyfists, Cradle of Filth, Atreyu (ugh), Kataklysm, Caliban, The Black Dahlia Murder, Rammstein, etc…). In grades 10-12 it was more of the same, kind of shedding more bands for stuff that was more “extreme”, or re-visiting stuff I didn’t click with as a younger lad like Tool and Nine Inch Nails. Then after high school the internet music thing really took off and I expanded me tastes to a range that’s hard to summarize. I’ll just say Breach is my favorite band at the moment, and “Reise, Reise” by Rammstein is the only CD I think I’ve actually worn out completely.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    1. Green jelly
    2. Pantera
    3. Marilyn manson
    4. Something ghey
    5. Clutch
    6. Amon amarth
    7. Decapitated
    8. Agalloch
    9. All the good shit i listen to now

  • xengineofdeathx

    1. G n’ R The fucking Spaghetti Incident
    2.Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie
    3. Metallica- Puppets
    4. Hatebreed- Satisfaction is the death of Desire
    5. Botch- we are the Romans
    6. Bad Brains- Rock for Light
    7. Morbid Angel- Covenant
    8. Converge- Jane Doe
    9. Cult of Endtime- In Charnel lights

    Something like that.

  • xengineofdeathx

    I really feel like deftones should be in there too, My Own Summer was like the coolest video I ever saw when I was 11 which was right arounder the time ATF came out. And I never heard screaming like that before, still love them.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Such a great tune. Much as its been cool hearing them mature I feel Around the Fur remains their best album.

      • xengineofdeathx

        Yes! I think Diamond eyes is mine, just because of the balance it strikes between their dreamier and heavy sides. But they can hardly do wrong in my eyes.

    • Napolean Bonerfart

      Same here. I remember when that video first came out. Ever heard Palms?

      • xengineofdeathx

        Love em. I was a big Isis fan too, so that band was a dream come true for me.

        • JJM

          i was late to the Isis game (as i am with most things) and so my first was Wavering Radiant; still a masterstroke in my book

          • xengineofdeathx

            That is def. an amazing album! Oceanic is my favorite, the trio of The Beginning and the end, Carry, and From Sinking are so powerful.

      • xengineofdeathx

        Love em. Loved isis too. Get weird looks when I wear their merch now.

  • Napolean Bonerfart

    1. Michael Jackson – ‘Dangerous’ (first tape I ever owned)
    2. Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time (first one I actually bought)
    3. Lush – Split (still have the same CD 20 years later)
    4. Suffocation – ‘Pierced From Within’
    5. Samael -‘Passage’
    6. Skinny Puppy – ‘Ain’t It Dead Yet?’
    7. Wintersun’s first one
    8. Angra – ‘Temple Of Shadows’
    9. Frosttide – ‘Blood Oath’

    And so so many that I can’t fit on this list.

    • JamesGrimm

      uuuhhh… somthing seems to be missing between 3 and 4..lol

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        I couldn’t fit Joy Division in there.

        • Is that what she said?

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            No, she said “goddamnit is it in yet?!? And hurry up, The Bachelorette is about to come on!”

          • Classy lady.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Not as classy as me saying “hey, can you bend over that way? Cowboy Bebop’s about to come on”. I’m a romantic like that.

          • Is “That’s a paddlin'” still a thing? Are we still doing that? Guys??

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Sit on my lap and find out!

          • Ew, no.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            *pulls out a knife*
            Do it!

          • *Disarms Tapir, stabs self with Tapir’s knife*

            NO, YOU DO IT!

          • Napolean Bonerfart
          • Napolean Bonerfart

            *cracks the whip*

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            Suggesting “that’s a paddlin'” might not be a thing anymore,
            That’s a paddlin’.

          • That’s a Meta-Paddlin’.

  • old_man_doom

    1. The Offspring / Everclear (circa 1999)
    2. Rob Zombie
    3. Black Label Society (every. fucking. day)
    4. Black Sabbath
    5. Mastodon
    6. Bloodbath / OSDM (shit got real here)
    7. Rwake
    8. Cattle Decap
    9. 80s sci-fi synth rock (Zombi, John Carpenter) and Mastodong again

  • JamesGrimm

    Early parental influence
    Black Sabbath
    Warrant
    GNR
    (Lots of 90’s and outlaw country.)

    First purchases and Christmas(Nu- metal and pop metal/rock)
    Lenny Kravitz-5(first tape with my own money)
    Korn-Issues (Clean…..)
    Sevendust-Home
    Staind- Dysfunction(Clean….)
    System of a Down(best album I still own)
    Static-X-Wiscinsion Death Trip
    Godsmack-Godsmack

    This was around 7 to 13 mark.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I am so sorry that you had to buy the clean versions of Issues and Dysfunction. Speaking of Staind their lead singer is coming to my area with his country music bullshit.

      • JamesGrimm

        Static and dust were also clean…ish. Best buy and wally world had a bad(good) tendency poorly edit the second halves of metal or heavy rock albums.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          No one should have to hear the clean version of Wisconsin Death Trip. It’s much better in its intended, explicit form.

          • JamesGrimm

            right

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            When it comes to Warrant what of Warrant was your favorite album? Mine is their “grunge” album Ultraphobic which is much better than any real grunge band.

          • JamesGrimm

            Down boys. I knew the lyrics when I was 3.

        • Napolean Bonerfart

          Kinda like when I bought Nirvana ‘In Utero’ way back when, and it said ‘Waif Me’ on the back. I gotta lot of confused looks from friends when I told them I liked that song, because I didn’t know it was ‘Rape Me’.

          • Hahahahaha. Is “waif” even a verb? Lazy.

            edit: “Rake” me would have been better.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Well, ‘waif’ was a term for the super skinny models back in the day, especially Kate Moss. Who I might add is looking fine as hell nowadays, now that she doesn’t look like a survivor from a North Korean gulag.

          • more beer

            That was called heroin chic. It was all the rage in modeling in the 90’s.

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan
          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Damnit KJU!

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Sorry, force of Family Guy habit. Hopefully this GIF will make up for it.

            http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/geistimsturm/Wakingupdad_a4cacc_4414417.gif?t=1441504788

          • Óðinn

            From Urban Dictionary….

            Waif: A euphemism for the word “Rape” made up by Wal-Mart, (and later adopted in K-Mart stores as well), in order to sell a Nirvana album. The album featured a song called “Rape Me”, which most likely expressed the band’s feelings about the music industry. Being the profiteers they are, Wal-Mart changed the name of the song, however most other text referring to the song remained the same.

          • Hahahahahahahaha HURRAY FASCISM!

          • more beer

            Nothing like Walmart changing the name of a song in the name of profit.

      • Napolean Bonerfart

        Gah! I did like that last Staind CD. Scratch The Surface, I think?

        • more beer

          Sick Of It All’s Scratch the Surface is much better.

          • Napolean Bonerfart

            Indeed! See that interview I did with Drew Stone, the guy who directed their new videos??

          • more beer

            Yes I did.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
      • JamesGrimm

        Indeed.

  • Dagon

    1. Black Sabbath
    2. Queens Of The Stone Age
    3. Kyuss
    4. Black Flag
    5. Melvins
    6. Shrinebuilder
    7. Neurosis
    8. Neurosis & Jarboe
    9. Swans

    This list is a couple days old but it’s one of the few that makes sense. I am too over the place.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      SWANS

      • Dagon

        When I grow up I want to look like Gira. And Wino.

      • Óðinn

        Swans! Fuck yeah!

      • Malted Hate

        SWANS IST KREIG.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          I could see someone making the argument that Swans are black metal in spirit but not music.

  • 1. Poison – Open Up and Say Ahhh (seven years old, forgive me)
    2. Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (nine years old, redeemed)
    3. Nosferatu – Legend
    4. My Dying Bride – The Angel & the Dark River
    5. Arcturus – La Masquerade Infernale
    6. Maudlin of the Well – Bath/Leaving Your Body Map
    7. Isis – Panopticon
    8. Bosse-de-Nage – iii
    9. Black Cilice – Summoning the Night

    p.s. Great idea Lizard, this very thing has been on my mind a lot lately.

    • Napolean Bonerfart

      Excellent choices. Nosferatu is very very underrated, even in the goth scene.

      • They are a bit cheesy and of course they were hobbled by lineup drama, but yes, you have spoken correctly. Nosferatu opened me up to “dark” music. Don’t listen to them much anymore but they certainly paved the way . . .

        • Napolean Bonerfart

          I go back to the old school goth here and there. There’s a few good new bands, but not very many. Plastic Noir comes to mind on the good new ones.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ4NzMP4Txs

          • Ugh, that drum machine.

            Oh how I wish Rozz had stayed with Valor’s Christian Death to make more albums after Ashes . . .

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m so sorry for 7 year old you. Dangerous Toys is better than Poison. At least they don’t have three different bands like Ratt. Stephen Pearcy, Blotzer and Juan Croucier have their own versions.

      • You speaketh the truth. Dangerous Toys ARE better:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI2_v-jec-A

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          They sure are!

          • While we’re profaning this thread with schlock bands that are better than Poison, I’ll just leave this here . . .

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u0yiplamdw

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Bang Tango is a good band. On the other hand I hate Danger Danger.

          • Haha I bought the first (only?) Danger Danger cassette. It was quite sub-par.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not a fan of theirs. They had many more bad albums after that. They were discovered by Gene Simmons who had a much better band with Keel who disbanded before Danger Danger ever released their first album.

          • KJM

            You got it, THE RIGHT TO ROCK!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I have that album on vinyl somewhere.

          • That Danger Danger garbage might be the last hairmetal tape I bought. After that it was Maiden, Overkill, Pumpkins, “grunge”, etc…

    • Cory K

      Black Cilice is excellent.

  • xengineofdeathx

    Goddamn I am seeing so many other albums that had huge impacts on me early on that I couldn’t fit in 9 steps. My Dying Bride and Neurosis were huge for me. And also The Cure, Bjork and Radiohead, first mellower artists I really got into after I became a metal head. Radiohead overrated and has some insufferable fans, but I love them all the same.

    • For sure, we all could have posted lists ten times as long. But who has time to read all that?

      • xengineofdeathx

        Me, because I don’t have a life.

        • Who needs a life when there’s metal?

        • JJM

          the toilet replaces life

          • Óðinn

            The Toilet IS life. 😉

          • xengineofdeathx

            I just had some gnarly Thai leftovers, I’m gonna need the toilet.

      • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

        BTW, since we were talking about goth rock earlier, this is an excellent page for some of the old and new stuff.

        https://www.youtube.com/user/Abominations667

  • Óðinn

    • WOAH! That’s awesome!

      • Óðinn

        Thanks Joe.

    • Cool! Now Joe can unleash his blackened death metal project with mixes of surf rock!

    • Mother Shabubu 8

      Toilet ob He4

  • JWEG

    So, do I start with the first ‘metal’ album I bought?

    Pretty sure it was Anvil’s “Metal on Metal” back when I was 6. I forgot I had it for just over 20 years, then found it in my mother’s record collection. I was far more into radio rock as a kid, though. I was more likely to listen to hair metal than “real metal”. I owned far too many Bon Jovi cassettes for my own good.

    If I can go outside the genre to the first album I bought myself, though…

    1. Bryan Adams (1984, I was 4)
    2. Hair metal phase (1988-1992). Representative awfulness: see above.
    3. Angst-y Teenage nu-metal Summer (1994). Representative awfulness: Limp Bizkit
    4. Radio-friendly Gateway Metal phase (1996-1999): Ozzy, Metallica
    5. Complete 180, mellow-out indie rock phase (1999-2005). Representative: Nada Surf
    6. Rediscovery of Metal via NPR (2005, Tyr interview), Folk Metal phase (2005-2008): Arkona

    Subgenre exploration #1. DOOM.
    7. Conscientious re-discovery of genre classics. Black Sabbath
    8. Conan
    9. Most recently played album: AHAB ‘Boats of the Glenn Carrig’
    (7-9 progression over-simplified: ignores parallel atmospheric black metal findings)

  • 1. Bon Jovi (Thanks, Mom)
    2. Slipknot
    3. Killswitch Engage
    4. Opeth
    5. Death
    6. Cattle Decapitation
    7. Iron Maiden. Yes, I got into Iron Maiden after all of those. I don’t know why.

  • Stockhausen

    If we must start at the first album we bought, so be it.

    1. New Found Glory – s/t (7th grade, shut up)
    2. Smiley Kids – Don’t Get Bored (still into punk, wanted more aggression)
    3. Static X – Wisconsin Death Trip
    4. Zao – Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest (WHAT IS THIS SCREAMY THING, I MUST HAVE MORE)
    5. Extol – Undeceived (my first taste of technical/progressive wizardry)
    6. Impending Doom – Nailed. Dead. Risen. (was not aware music got this brutal)
    7. Decapitated – Winds of Creation
    8. Various 20th century art music composers (death metal helped my appreciation of this era of music, and vice versa)
    9. Cloak of Altering – Plague Beasts (I decided to go with this one since it was a more “out there” album to represent my tastes expanding more)

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Nine steps of mine:

    1. Slipknot (1999)
    2. In Flames – “Reroute To Remain”
    3. Slayer – “Reign in Blood”
    4. Darkthrone – “Transilvanian Hunger”
    5. Entombed – “Wolverine Blues”
    6. Death – “Symbolic”
    7. Morbid Angel – “Blessed are the Sick”
    8. Dissection – “Storm of the Light’s Bane”
    9. Children Of Bodom – “Something Wild”

    These are the albums that made me addicted to metal, slowly and constantly my favourite genres became and they are still Black Metal and Death Metal and Doom, especially Funeral Doom!

  • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo

    1. Whatever I found on radio/tv
    2. Eminem
    3. System of a down
    4. Slayer
    5. Early Decrepit Birth
    6. Anything folk metal
    7. Late Decrepit Birth
    8. Mastodon
    9. Black Sabbath

  • MoshOff

    1. The Beatles
    2. Eminem
    3. Metallica
    4. Mastodon
    5. Dream Theater
    6. Opeth
    7. Brutal Truth
    8. Sikth
    9. Entheos

    That was hard to make, but it seems about right.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I forgot to put Cypress Hill on mine.

  • Nine Inch Males

    1. The Beatles
    2. 3 Doors Down (I will never let myself live that down)
    3. Slipknot
    4. Opeth
    5. Cynic
    6. Ihsahn/Emperor
    7. Ulver
    8. Steven Wilson
    9. Deathspell Omega

  • Óðinn

    I dunno. Too many to list, even when going well over 9 artists. I just really like music…

    Pink Floyd
    Black Sabbath
    Iron Maiden
    Motörhead
    Venom
    Metallica
    Megadeth
    Slayer
    Anthrax
    Bathory
    Fates Warning
    D.R.I.
    Corrosion of Conformity
    Possessed
    Celtic Frost
    Sodom
    Suicidal Tendencies
    Voivod
    Danzig
    Testament
    Death Angel
    Sepultura
    Death
    The Exploited
    Discharge
    Amebix
    Green River
    Mudhoney
    Mother Love Bone
    Faith No More
    Nirvana
    Soundgarden
    Melvins
    Jane’s Addiction
    Ministry
    Mr. Bungle
    Primus
    Rage Against The Machine
    Tool
    Helmet
    Killing Joke
    Entombed
    Carcass
    Morbid Angel
    Napalm Death
    Godflesh
    Deicide
    Cannibal Corpse
    Suffocation
    Immolation
    Dissection
    Kyuss
    Darkthrone
    Mayhem
    At The Gates
    Refused
    Botch
    Neurosis
    Converge
    Today Is the Day
    Unsane
    Swans
    System Of A Down
    Deftones
    Rotting Christ
    Taake
    Tsjuder
    Nile
    Clutch
    Enslaved
    Shining
    Opeth
    Behemoth
    Primordial
    Amon Amarth
    Electric Wizard
    The Dillinger Escape Plan
    Between the Buried and Me
    Mastodon
    Kylesa
    Trap Them
    Gojira
    Wolves in the Throne Room
    Krallice
    Nachtmystium
    Circle Takes the Square
    Made Out of Babies
    Intronaut
    YOB
    Pelican
    Agalloch
    Blut Aus Nord
    Deathspell Omega
    Orchid
    Ghost
    Altar of Plagues
    Tribulation
    Deafheaven
    Årabrot
    Oranssi Pazuzu
    Ghost Bath

    • more beer

      That’s why I just said started with Black Sabbath and left it at that. There is just too much music I like to list it all.

    • So this is, like, a list of every band you have ever liked? Did you read the assignment?

      ///joking:)))))))

    • Sir Tapir The Based :]

      Oranssi Pazuzu >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • 1. Queen – Various Hits
    2. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    3. Iron Maiden – A Brave New World
    4. Metallica – Ride the Lightning
    5. Slayer – Reign in Blood
    6. Amon Amarth – With Oden at Our Side, Twilight of the Thunder God, and Surtur Rising
    7. Death – Leprosy
    8. Blind Guardian – All of it.
    9. Visigoth – The Revenant King (I seriously must have listened to their album 50 times)

  • Vote for Jeb

    Did I miss the party?

    1. Metallica – S/M
    2. Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil
    3. Tool – 10,000 Days
    4. Meshuggah – Catch 33
    5. Nile – Annihilation of the Wicked
    6. Vader – XXV
    7. Keep of Kalessin – Kolossus
    8. Blood of Kingu – Sun in the House of the Scorpion
    9. Mgla – Exercises in Futility

    • Vote for Jeb

      I just showed the metal tree. The first cd I ever bought was The Orange County Supertones – Live, Vol. 1

    • more beer

      You are always invited!

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      That new mgla is jam, tho

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Have I told any of you about the time I saw Bob Dylan? I saw him live once and I could not understand one word he said outside of one word: Windows.

  • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

    Rather than the usual random Sunday pic that I often do, I decided to just go for a random video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Fc9lvRMy0&list=PL4112A6CFAE0A03F3&index=3

  • The Bore Brings Strange…

    Parties over, but I came up with nine phases of genres that pretty
    much sum up my progression through the years…

    1) Nu Metal = Linkin Park/Slipknot/System of a Down

    2) Industrial Metal = Nine Inch Nails/Fear Factory

    3) Groove Metal/NWOAHM = Machine Head/Chimaira/Clutch

    4) Thrash Metal = Big Four/Bay Area Thrash

    5) Proggy Metal = Maiden/Dream Theater/Protest the Hero

    6) (insert sub-genre here) Death Metal = Death/In Flames/Opeth

    7) Post-Metal = Isis/The Ocean/Intronaut/Neurosis

    8) Sludge Metal= Mastodon/Baroness

    9) Experimental = Ulver/Sun 0)))/The Body

  • Hans Müller

    interesting topic that really made me think a lot (while on the toilet, incidentally).
    I think it goes something like this:

    1. Guns ‘n Roses, Metallica (via my older borthers)
    2. Iron Maiden (first CDs I remember buying – Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind)
    3. Overkill (working my way backwards from W.F.O.)
    4. Korn, Slipknot, System of a Down, Static X (speaking of backwards…)
    5. Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir (actually thinking this was Black Metal)
    6. Cannibal Corpse and other DM, Hate Plow, Misery Index
    7. Disillusion, Cancer Bats
    8. Nasum, Wormrot, Gadget (seriously getting into grind this time around)
    9. Gridlink, Beaten to Death (some time last year, still two of my absolute favourites)

    somewhat simplified, but the essentials are there I think (except for Blink-182, who were seminal, of course).

  • Dave

    1. Dream Theater
    2.Slayer
    3.Opeth
    4.Meshuggah
    5.Carcass
    6. Dillinger escape plan
    7. Immortal
    8. Converge
    9. Nasum

    • Vote for Jeb

      Enjoy the grind, Dave.

      • Dave

        Any recommendations?

        • Vote for Jeb

          There’s been some good stuff this year that’s more on the metallic side. Check out Theories and God Mother. Also the Cretin album from last year.

  • Hotdog Clifford

    1. Disturbed
    2. Killswitch Engage
    3. Six Feet Under
    4. Amon Amarth
    5. Deicide
    6. Slayer
    7. Dissection
    8. Metallica
    9. Cattle Decapitation

    • JJM

      Amazing how many #9’s are Cattle…

      • Sir Tapir The Based :]

        Don’t worry Jimmy, my #9 ain’t Cattle.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Happy labor day everybody! I have to work from 2-6 today but at least I get time and a half.

    • JJM

      happy labor day JJD! make your co-workers listen to something good like Uriah Heep today

      • CT-12

        Hey man, how have you been since all the medical bullshit you had to go through?

        • JJM

          ended up being a 13 day stay, then they let me go home. however, i’m tethered to a small IV pole with a feeding pump: liquid nutrition enters through a feeding tube in my nose that goes down to my small intestines. they say i could be here for four more weeks (!)

          • CT-12

            Holy shit dude, I’m sorry to hear that man! At least you’re out of the hospital though.

          • JJM

            thanks guy! trying to stay sane here

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Hopefully you’ll be back to 100% soon. Anything long term as far as treatment? Or is it something that’ll fix itself after the treatment?

          • JJM

            nothing long term, save for some pancreas necrosis m/

          • CT-12

            Well at least you got a new band name out of the deal!

          • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

            Does that heal up over time? I remember Duff McKagen going through really really bad pancreatitis, probably much worse than you went through, and here he is all these years later.

          • Vote for Jeb

            Dang.

          • more beer

            Dam man fucking ng tubes are fucked up. Glad you’re better though.

          • FUCK. I’m glad you’re on the mend but that sounds tough.

          • Óðinn

            Hope you get better soon. Best wishes from the Toilet.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Ill try. I’d rather have them listen to The Band though. They’re awesone.

    • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

      Happy BBQ Day! Got nothing but free time around here until Friday, so most likely catching up on sleep, Oingo Boingo and movies/anime.

      • CT-12

        Yo dude, you ever listen to final concert live album of Oingo Boingo? Got it on cassette recently and it almost never left my Walkman. I’d highly recommend it if you haven’t checked it out.

    • Maik Beninton™

      Is that why there is no posts today?

  • CT-12

    Some of my local WA boys have a new song streaming from their upcoming album. Give it a listen if you feel so inclined! (they’re black metal, for those curious about their sound) https://soundcloud.com/crown-of-viserys/sacrament-ov-impurity-the-black-queen-kills-seven-times

    • The Anus That Ate Manhattan

      Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Starts off with a sorta Old Man’s Child sorta thing, then gets nice and icy.

  • KJM
  • KJM

    2 decent DOOOOOOM albums in the same year, pretty good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1rsUTalWEQ

  • KJM

    In DragonCon news, Venture Bros start again in February. I know we have a couple fans in the house.

  • Óðinn
    • Fuck. I was just about to eat dinner.

  • Guppusmaximus

    1. The Carpenters

    2. Michael Jackson

    3. Iron Maiden

    4. Metallica

    5. Death

    6. Fates Warning

    7. Faith No More

    8. Dream Theater

    9. Atheist

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I am so sorry about number 1. They are awful.

      • Guppusmaximus

        Can’t tell if trolling 😛

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          That’s the beauty of me, you can never tell if I’m serious or not.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Well, in this case, it wouldn’t be construed as beauty. Classic Maiden is UNFUCKWITHABLE! m/m/
            Class dismissed…

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I was talking about The Carpenters actually.

          • Guppusmaximus

            That must’ve been before I edited it… I was trying to think of the crucial acts, overall, that got me to my current musical bias but then I realized that it was about Metal. My bad:)

  • President Chester A. Arthur

    Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil (13)
    Metallica – Kill Em All/Ride The Lightning (14)
    Gwar – Scumdogs of The Universe (15)
    Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (16)
    Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick (16)
    Empreror – In The Nighside Eclipse (22)
    Ulver – Bergtatt (25)
    Agalloch – Ashes Against The Grain (27)
    Sigh – Graveward (This Morning)

  • Cory K

    1. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (first album)
    2. Ozzy Osbourne
    3. Slayer
    4. Cradle Of Filth
    5. Immortal
    6. Mayhem
    7. Darkthrone
    8. Morbid Angel
    9. Cattle Decapitation

  • Major Zim

    1. Linkin Park – Numb (First Edgy Vocalist)
    2. Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot (First Double Bass)
    3.August Burns Red – Composure (First All-Rough Vocals)
    4. Protest The Hero – Bloodmeat (First Prog/Technical band)
    5. Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thunder God (First Death Metal)
    6. Enslaved – The Watcher (First Black Metal)
    7. Agalloch – Falling Snow (Still the best anything ever)
    8. Behemoth – O Father, O Satan, O Sun! (Finally sold my soul to Nergal)
    9. Sulphur Aeon – Abysshex