Reggie’s Top 100 Favorite Albums of All Time #45-41
Posted by WarpRider
As we journey down the path to my number 1 favorite album of all time, you will likely see more and more classic metal albums appearing on the list. Many of these albums have been my favorites for decades while some are relatively new….only came into my life in the last couple of years. This all-time list is an ongoing effort started by our friends at The History of Metal page on facebook. Each day we list another album until we get to the end which should take us just up to the end of the year. Below is my next list of five as we near our way to #1. Enjoy!
#45 – Lights, Camera, Revolution – Suicidal Tendencies
This was probably one of the most played albums during my later years in high school. One time I had an opportunity to bring in music to music class so I had the teacher play Send Me Your Money. I had to find a song without vulgar lyrics and I wanted ST; so this was it. He was cool and had some positive things to say, but mainly I wanted all the “dead heads” in the class to be forced to listen to metal. I also brought in Sacred Reich another time. I only saw ST one time live opening for Megadeth; a great opening act for Megadeth…a great night in Oklahoma City that was! You Can’t Bring Me Down is the ultimate song for anyone that was ever bullied or belittled. Check it out!
#44 – Ascendency – Trivium
A newer generation metal band that doesn’t just scream and wail on instruments. Oh, they also don’t look to pretty for metal. I love their covers of Master of Puppets, Iron Maiden, and Slave New World. I have been following Trivium since this album and enjoyed everything they have released since Ascendency especially Shogun. I like to think of Trivium as one of the few bands out there that are taking after Big Four style bands…gives me hope Thrash will carry on as it was intended. My favorite song on this album is Like Light to the Flies.
#43 – Metropolis Part II: Scenes From A Memory – Dream Theater
Jeez, to only pick three Dream Theater albums for my Top 100 was one of the hardest things to do for this entire list; they have so many awesome albums. I loved the concept behind this story. Dream Theater did a great job with it. The live DVD of this album is incredibly well done; as you would expect a Dream Theater DVD to be. I heard being there was monumental. My favorite song is The Spirit Carries on.
#42 – Human – Death
I think this might have been my very first taste of Death metal that I liked. I heard of Death and I think I was too scared to try it out until I saw a video on that MTV thingy that used to play videos. Of all the Death material I heard, Human is still my favorite Death album and one of a rare breed where I like love every song on the album. A (step) family member accused them of being Satanic (she was “born again”). I gave her the liner notes and to make a long story short she stopped making such accusations. My favorite song is Lack of Comprehension and I have also liked the few covers released by other bands.
#41 – South of Heaven – Slayer
This isn’t the last Slayer album that you are going to see on my list. This is one of the first I remember listening to and it was probably for the best that I started with this one. South of Heaven is probably one of the slowest albums they recorded. If I had started with that 35-minute beast released before this one, it might have taken longer to really get into Slayer. After all these years, Slayer is easily an all-time top 10 band for me…which will be the lists we post starting in 2013. By then we shall see where this band places. From what I have been reading and watching, we may only have one or two albums more from these Los Angeles Thrashers. The video below is a double dose of Slayer!
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Posted on 2012-09-24, in Metal Lists, Reggie's Top 100 Albums and tagged Ascendency, Camera, Death, Death Metal, Dream Theater, Human, Lights, Revolution, Scenes From A Memory, Slayer, South of Heaven, Suicidal Tendencies, Thrash, Top 100 Albums List, Trivium. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.