I’m trying to make my list of the most-important-albums-you-need-to-understant-Metal up to a full 1000 now.
I’ve currently got 765.
Meaning there’s room for 235 more albums, to make it a full 1000.
So far it is:
The Rock Music That Got Us To Metal – 18%
The Punk Music That Got Us To Metal -11%
The Alternative Music That Changed Metal – 2%
The Different Types Of Metal – 69%
Hopefully by the time that its 1000, the actually-Metal percentage would be higher; 75% ideally.
Has anybody got suggestions for MUST-HEAR sorts of Metal albums that aren’t on it?
I’m especially interesting in adding Sludge, Power Metal and Black Metal albums. Also especially early traditional Metal albums, unarguable Heavy Metal records from around the same time as NWOBHM and up until the Thrash era.
The list is a bit unbalanced at the minute, you see.
Here is a breakdown of what I got so far:
20 = Pre-Metal
15 = Psychadelic
39 = Prog
23 = Rock
8 = Southern Rock
28 = Hard Rock/The Earliest Metal
37 = Glam-Hair Metal
42 = NWOBHM etc.
43 = Thrash
9 = Groove
48 = Death Metal
21 = Grind
38 = Black Metal Spectrum
16 = Folk Metal
9 = Symphonic Metal
18 = Power Metal
55 = Prog Metal Spectrum
10 = Funk Metal
18 = Industrial Metal
43 = Nu Metal Spectrum
6 = Southern Metal
12 = Grunge
7 = Other Alternative
80 = Punk/Hardcore/Crossover
46 = Stoner/Doom/Drone/Sludge
36 = Modern Metalcore/Deathcore
31 = Mathcore/Djent
10 = Critical Failures
Any help would be much appreciated.
Also I’m totally up for adding a thanks-list with weblinks to your personal blog if you want it.