Reggie’s Top 100 Favorite Albums of All Time #35-31
Posted by Reggie
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!
#35 – Unto The Locust – Machine Head
This album is still growing on me. It was my #1 album for 2011 and is probably the highest rated newest album on this list. Just when Machine Head released probably the best album of their career, The Blackening, they come out with a one-two punch called Unto the Locust. They also recorded two killer covers from Rush and Judas Priest. There isn’t a bad song on this album. Once again, Machine Head proved themselves as thrash Gods.
#34 – Twilight of the Thunder Gods – Amon Amarth
I was just getting into Amon Amarth as this album was being released. I managed to see them supporting Twilight of the Thunder Gods on tour with Entombed and from that moment on, I have been a die-hard fan of “Viking” metal. Though their older albums are quite impressive, this is the one that really got me started with my deep admiration for the melodic Death metal these guys create. This album is one of a select handful that I can let play from beginning to end – favorite songs is Live For The Kill.
#33 – State of Euphoria – Anthrax
Of all the Anthrax albums, I think this one got the most play time for me. This was around the time I was really getting knee-deep in Thrash. I liked (and still do) every song on this album and it places this high more for nostalgic reasons. You know, I never realized for quite some time that Antisocial was a cover song. This is the last Anthrax album to make the list. For today’s standard this is not my favorite Anthrax album, but for what it did for my morale at an impressionable age, here it sits. My favorite song is Be All, End All.
#32 – Pyromania – Def Leppard
I can imagine why anyone would wonder how this album made my list. Pyromania was released when I was about 10 years old. Though I had already been exposed to rock and metal by this point, this was my first-ever “favorite” album and “favorite” band. Up to this point, I didn’t really know what it meant to have a favorite until Pyromania was released…I had my first very own vinyl album. Though I don’t reach back to this album much anymore, it kind of paved the way to where I am, therefore, I owe it that respect. My favorite songs on this album are Billy’s Got A Gun and Die Hard The Hunter. If you know these songs, I think you can see I liked the heavier less popular songs on the album more than the commercialized ones that ended up on MTV.
#31 – Back in Black – AC/DC
This is another one that made an impression on me as a very young (pre) teen. Each song was and still is a classic; I think any fan of AC/DC will probably agree. I kind of thought I was a bad-ass back in the day for owning this…obviously before I tapped into the arterial spray of Metallica and other Big Four bands. Today, these songs are catchy and provide a bit of nostalgia to my much younger days as a budding metalhead. Though I didn’t know it at the time, there are a ton of sexual themes going on with this album. Maybe it appealed to my subconscious in some way. Again, another one here on this list for the level of corruption it did for me as a youngster.
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Posted on October 8, 2012, in Metal Lists, Reggie's Top 100 Albums and tagged AC/DC, amon amarth, Anthrax, back in black, Def Leppard, Machine Head, Pyromania, State of Euphoria, Thwilight of the Thunder Gods, Unto The Locust. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.