Category Archives: Metal Lists
This is a section for our metal lists, i.e. top 20 bands, top 10 albums, etc. If you have a list, post it! If you disagree with us, let us know.
Behold the editorial staff of Metal State diligently writing articles and reviews. They are the best-trained hyperspace pigeons in space of any dimension. In this hypergraph they are all writing the same thing: “I am a figment of Mammal’s imagination.”
That makes complete sense since I am a figment of their imaginations. It’s not a figment, however, that we plane-intersecting creatures at Metal State are deeply grateful to Vince and Axl at Metal Sucks for giving us access to their lists of metal musician’s favourite albums of last year.
Our hyperspace pigeon is home and he’s back to his old game of tormenting statues. He hates them because they always get in the way in mosh pits. Not only that, but statues never take a bath or shower, not even after pigeons have done what pigeons usually do to them.
The pigeon visited the strange world of Metal Sucks to thank their prime aliens, Vince and Axl, for graciously sharing their lists of metal musicians’ favourite albums of 2014. He questioned whether it was acceptable to use “graciously” and “metal” in the same sentence. We told him to ask Dave Mustaine. We don’t know how Mr. Mustaine replied, but our pigeon has some ruffled hyperfeathers. Now we have to lubricate his wings with molten iridium, the heaviest naturally occurring metal on the Periodic Table.
When the Metal State hyperspace pigeon arrived at the planet which is inhabited only by Metal Sucks, they welcomed him with two barrels of birdshot. That was such a kind gesture.
The barrels were more like 44-gallon drums. They contained birdshot in the form of plutonium pellets. It rains plutonium on the Metal Sucks planet but most of it washes away during the sulphuric acid floods. Vince and Axl at Metal Sucks spared our pigeon the effort of hunting for food. Hyperspace pigeons luuurve plutonium.
The pigeon delivered the note thanking Vince and Axl for sharing their huge lists of musicians’ favourite albums of 2014. He didn’t stay for coffee. Over there they drink it too strong even for him. They filter it though Cerenkov radiation, the blue glow that comes from the cooling water in nuclear reactors.
Our trained hyperspace pigeon is approaching the otherwise uninhabited planet where Vince, Axl and the Metal Sucks team have their offices. It’s the only place that’ll have them. If you think the Metal Sucks writers are sometimes outspoken about metal, you should hear them talking about the weather. Even Thor covers his ears and hides.
Our faster-than-light pigeon is carrying a note to thank Vince and Axl for letting me lift from their comprehensive lists of metal musicians’ favourite albums of 2014.
One of Metal State’s trained hyperspace pigeons has already passed Andromeda on its way to deliver a note in the exotic galaxy inhabited by Metal Sucks. The note, composed entirely in ExoMetal, reads as follows: “Many thanks, Vince and Axl, for letting Mammal dig into your veritable directory of musician’s favourite albums of next year. It looks like 2014 will be a good year for metal.”
By the way, hyperspace pigeons fly faster that the speed of light, so they arrive there before they leave here.
Metal Sucks published the top album lists of 37 metal musicians who represent a good slice of the metal spectrum, from the sweetly lyrical to “Fug, that’s brutal.”
Of those lists, 35 rank albums in order of preference and two are in no particular order. We’re listing the top albums from each of the 35 ranked lists and posting a song from each of the Number 1 albums. We’ll do that in five batches of seven lists each. Have I lost you? Of course not. Metal is more complex than most main types of music. You have to be above average intelligence to play it and/or enjoy it (Mammal’s Book of Everything, 2015).
Sonic Cathedral is the top website for news and reviews focused exclusively on female-fronted bands. That’s my honest opinion. Femme metal and associated modern FF genres have become hugely popular this century. No group of writers has better relations with the women of rock and metal than SC. No website publishes as much honest and deserved admiration for the great female artists, their music and their gigantic crusade against gender prejudice in metal.