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(The New York Times)   NY Times' metalhead readers demand precision: "An obituary on Saturday about the guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founder of the band Slayer, misspelled the name of one of the bands with which Slayer has toured. It is Megadeth, not Megadeath"   (nytimes.com) divider line 194
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2013-05-07 01:15:59 PM

skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety


If you're going to put Exodus and Testament in that list, you gotta put Overkill as well.  Lots of good metal/thrash in the 80's.
 
2013-05-07 01:16:49 PM

Klom Dark: Bloody William: Megadeth was awesome until Dave Mustaine went all Ted Nugent.

This!
( Dave, if you're listening, reality is calling, please come back)


Dave is probably more of a lost cause than Nuge. I don't think Nuge is particularly religious but Dave is Born Again now. You usually don't come back from Born Again. Not that I expect Nuge to change his stripes but he's mostly just political.
 
2013-05-07 01:16:51 PM

Carn: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

Oooh definitely. New Overkill is great too.


I knew I shoulda refreshed.
 
2013-05-07 01:17:52 PM

genepool lifeboat: skullkrusher: Carn: skullkrusher: kab: Marquis de Sod: Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles

I can't argue this.    I don't see what the appeal is with this band... while they're not quite the blatant sellouts that Metallica became, they seem to be adored by folks for writing pretty... average metal material, with the very occasional 'really good' song here and there.

And why Dave insists on having second guitarists that can play circles around him, yet still insist on doing such a large portion of the solo work, is beyond me.   Oh that's right, it's because of his ego.

I will give him (and everyone else that pulls it off) credit for playing and singing.  That shiat isn't easy.

Megadeth is definitely my least favorite of the Big Five (I include Testament, dammit) but they wrote some pretty kickass stuff back in the day. It's just been almost entirely crap since Rust in Peace

Big 6!  Why does Exodus get no love?  yes I like the remake better than the original.  New Testament is awesome too, rifftastic as shiat.

hehe ok, I'll let Exodus in as well.

Slayer, Metallica, Testament, Exodus, Anthrax, Megadeth in that order

Metallica should be #1 but well... ya know

/I blame Lars as a person and James' sobriety

If you're going to put Exodus and Testament in that list, you gotta put Overkill as well.  Lots of good metal/thrash in the 80's.


yep, I've already acknowledged my sins of omission

/a lil Testament pun there
 
2013-05-07 01:22:19 PM

skullkrusher: yep, I've already acknowledged my sins of omission

/a lil Testament pun there


Nice.  I think we've established that our music tastes are about the same anyway so you get a pass on that.
 
2013-05-07 01:24:04 PM

skullkrusher: We can only hope. The Sword and Machinehead are pretty darn good. I don't know a ton of their stuff but what I've heard, not bad at all


Definitely showing good taste on Metallica's part anyway!  I love The Sword!  We've seen them several times but they actually played the small room at the Black Cat in DC before anyone knew about them and after that the Rock and Roll hotel.  Both shows were like 12 bucks.  Too awesome.
 
2013-05-07 01:27:26 PM

genepool lifeboat: If you're going to put Exodus and Testament in that list, you gotta put Overkill as well.  Lots of good metal/thrash in the 80's.


If you could only see what you wanted us to see...
If you could only be what you wanted us to be...

Possibly my favorite Overkill song

This is my favorite thread.  \m/
 
kab
2013-05-07 01:28:41 PM

HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit


This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.
 
2013-05-07 01:31:21 PM
To make matters even worse, Kerry King, the surviving guitarist, played with Megadeth for a little while.  He and Mustain do not get along anymore.
 
2013-05-07 01:32:34 PM

ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy


I agree 100%. Music was kick ass but vocals sucked. I feel the same way about early anthrax too. Vocals didn't fit the awesomeness of the music.
 
2013-05-07 01:32:44 PM

kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.


me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.
 
kab
2013-05-07 01:34:08 PM

khyberkitsune: No other guitarist in Megadeth since can even get CLOSE to Friedman, so Dave has to do all the work.


You don't think that Broderick is in the same ballpark as Friedman?  Without this turning into some 'best' contest, that guy can play.
 
2013-05-07 01:40:54 PM

HighZoolander: kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.

me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.


Have you heard anything from Tempo of the Damned?  Whole album rules but Blacklist is uber.  From there hit the rest of the newer ones in order.  Dethamphetamine, Atrocity Exhibition.  Part A was way better imo but B still worth the listen especially Downfall.
 
2013-05-07 01:43:47 PM

Carn: genepool lifeboat: If you're going to put Exodus and Testament in that list, you gotta put Overkill as well.  Lots of good metal/thrash in the 80's.

If you could only see what you wanted us to see...
If you could only be what you wanted us to be...

Possibly my favorite Overkill song

This is my favorite thread.  \m/


"Riding the wind on a stormy night
Rides a mother's son to take your life.
They say he died ten years ago
But the list of victims seems to grow.
Like father like son the Bible read
Three sixes brand the top of his head
Never heard, seen then too late,
Overkill, seals your fate!!!  "

I could listen to the first verse of "Overkill" by Overkill on repeat for about 6 weeks straight I think
 
2013-05-07 01:44:21 PM

Carn: HighZoolander: kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.

me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.

Have you heard anything from Tempo of the Damned?  Whole album rules but Blacklist is uber.  From there hit the rest of the newer ones in order.  Dethamphetamine, Atrocity Exhibition.  Part A was way better imo but B still worth the listen especially Downfall.


Yep. It wasn't bad, but not close to the best albums from the 80s.
 
2013-05-07 01:45:02 PM
Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit


They don't.  Have you heard "The Cursed"?  Awesome band, Bobby on vocals, down n dirty grimy guttertrash groovy shiat.  Really good.
 
2013-05-07 01:48:19 PM

HighZoolander: kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.

me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.


My  old band opened for Overkill at City Gardens in Trenton during the era after their original guitar player left.
The stage is so small that our drummer was WAY over on the left, and I had to play in front of their drum kit with barely any room to move.

But holy shiat did that show kick ass!!  It was totally packed!  At the time, it was the biggest show we ever played.
 
2013-05-07 01:48:38 PM

Carn: HighZoolander: kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.

me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.

Have you heard anything from Tempo of the Damned?  Whole album rules but Blacklist is uber.  From there hit the rest of the newer ones in order.   Dethamphetamine Shovel Headed Kill Machine, Atrocity Exhibition.  Part A was way better imo but B still worth the listen especially Downfall.


FTFM
 
2013-05-07 01:50:06 PM

HighZoolander: kab: HighZoolander: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

This.   I'd actually put them on the "big random number" list ahead of Exodus.

me too. Aside from Bonded by Blood, nothing Exodus has done has really grabbed me.


Pleasures of the Flesh was a lot of fun, if nothing else it gave us this:

Life's kind of getting out of control, i think, i don't know if you agree, would you hand me that ash tray? Ya know, so, what it is, is, i know you have heard the word a thousand times, its a rat race, i went through the contortions i have alcoholic seizures, wind up in the hospital and everything else, you know i'm sick, and i'm shaking like a leaf, and it was like silly putty and they threw him in the car and they beat him, and they threw him in the patty wagon and beat him to death, i hit one of those and i knocked the front wheel into outer space, and i kind of got angry myself and i said "i got a lot of guns," i like salad, i just ate a nice salad, a baked potato, some cream cheese, chives, ya know i just like to eat a salad when you have something in mind
 
2013-05-07 01:50:41 PM

23FPB23: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

They don't.  Have you heard "The Cursed"?  Awesome band, Bobby on vocals, down n dirty grimy guttertrash groovy shiat.  Really good.


Huh. I haven't, but I will check it out.
 
2013-05-07 01:54:10 PM

HighZoolander: Overkill


www.rockcellarmagazine.com
Overkill?
 
2013-05-07 01:54:36 PM

durbnpoisn: To make matters even worse, Kerry King, the surviving guitarist, played with Megadeth for a little while.  He and Mustain do not get along anymore.


I don't think I'd want to see Dave in Slayer if that's what you're getting at. His style just doesn't fit... neither does his personality. The exodus guys sounds like a decent choice but I think they should snag a young unknown. There are a LOT of Slayerheads out there who could play their sh*t a lot more accurately than the known old timers. Slayer stuff takes a special style of crazy to get right and most established metal players hone their styles to be more melodic. Slayer riffs/licks are chaotic. They'd have more luck with a punk/hardcore kid.
 
2013-05-07 01:54:45 PM

HighZoolander: 23FPB23: Don't forget Overkill.

/that band has never gotten enough credit

They don't.  Have you heard "The Cursed"?  Awesome band, Bobby on vocals, down n dirty grimy guttertrash groovy shiat.  Really good.

Huh. I haven't, but I will check it out.


Yeah here's a youtuber....not to be confused with "Cursed" a different band
 
2013-05-07 01:57:50 PM

here to help: Isn't a megadeth a measurement for the destructive power of bombs?


It isn't that easy to kill a million people... but, yes, the term exists.
(Only 1.5 million people live in Manhattan -- don't know how many work there -- and it is over 8 miles long. It's not easy to totally destroy 8 miles. It requires on the order of a 20Mt optimal airburst.)
 
2013-05-07 01:59:26 PM

here to help: They'd have more luck with a punk/hardcore kid.


I'll totally agree with this statement.  I wish I can remember who said this, but someone big in the punk/hc scene back in the early nineties once stated that "Slayer is the greatest punk band that ever was."
 
2013-05-07 02:01:30 PM
For a while in the mid to late 90s I thought metal had died.  It seems like metal has been partially resurrected here lately with Death Magnetic, World Painted Blood, and Unto the Locust.  I didn't like Metallica and Slayer's albums leading up to their latest releases but their most recent albums made me feel like things might be getting back on track.

I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus albums, the 80s Exodus never really resonated with me.  I've listened to Megadeth's 13 and The System Has Failed.  I do not get the praise for those albums. At. All.
 
2013-05-07 02:02:59 PM
Oh damnit how did I go this far without mentioning two newer awesome thrash bands.   Havok is farking amazing new old school thrash.  Both albums rule.   Warbringer is another.  Seen them live a couple times and they are great.
 
2013-05-07 02:04:42 PM

jbtilley: For a while in the mid to late 90s I thought metal had died.  It seems like metal has been partially resurrected here lately with Death Magnetic, World Painted Blood, and Unto the Locust.  I didn't like Metallica and Slayer's albums leading up to their latest releases but their most recent albums made me feel like things might be getting back on track.

I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus albums, the 80s Exodus never really resonated with me.  I've listened to Megadeth's 13 and The System Has Failed.  I do not get the praise for those albums. At. All.


check my profile - I stand by all of those. your tastes may vary etc.
 
2013-05-07 02:04:53 PM

genepool lifeboat: I'll totally agree with this statement. I wish I can remember who said this, but someone big in the punk/hc scene back in the early nineties once stated that "Slayer is the greatest punk band that ever was."


Them and Motorhead. Both bands have always had a huge punk following even back in the 80's when skids and punks very much disliked each other.

Punks also loved Johnny Cash... but then again everybody loved JC.
 
2013-05-07 02:07:45 PM

jbtilley: I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus


Have you checked out Nevermore?  (They existed from 1992 to 2011) Very good metal, and no vomit-rock singer either.
 
2013-05-07 02:09:20 PM

WelldeadLink: here to help: Isn't a megadeth a measurement for the destructive power of bombs?

It isn't that easy to kill a million people... but, yes, the term exists.
(Only 1.5 million people live in Manhattan -- don't know how many work there -- and it is over 8 miles long. It's not easy to totally destroy 8 miles. It requires on the order of a 20Mt optimal airburst.)


I was actually mistaken on the spelling though. The measurement is spelled with "death" not "deth" so the article writer was probably just following his spell checker.

Link

I like how the alternate name is Megacorpse. Now THAT would be a good cover band name... but I'm gonna title a song with it. lol
 
2013-05-07 02:11:05 PM

here to help: durbnpoisn: To make matters even worse, Kerry King, the surviving guitarist, played with Megadeth for a little while.  He and Mustain do not get along anymore.

I don't think I'd want to see Dave in Slayer if that's what you're getting at. His style just doesn't fit... neither does his personality. The exodus guys sounds like a decent choice but I think they should snag a young unknown. There are a LOT of Slayerheads out there who could play their sh*t a lot more accurately than the known old timers. Slayer stuff takes a special style of crazy to get right and most established metal players hone their styles to be more melodic. Slayer riffs/licks are chaotic. They'd have more luck with a punk/hardcore kid.



No way was I implying that Dave should join.  That would be a disaster.  For one thing, Mustaine must ALWAYS be in control, and he won't get that with Slayer.  I was just pointing out that Kerry played with Megadeth.  So getting their name mispelled in an article about Slayer (where they really shouldn't have been mentioned anyway, probably pissed Kerry off...

Slayer already has it in the works for at least a touring guitarist anyway.  Hannamen hasn't been able to play due to that spider bite for like 3 years.  And they are still touring...
 
2013-05-07 02:11:38 PM

here to help: I like how the alternate name is Megacorpse. Now THAT would be a good cover band name... but I'm gonna title a song with it. lol


I always wanted to see a Metallica/Megadeth tribute called "The Four Horse Mechanix"
 
2013-05-07 02:18:42 PM
.su nioJ
 
2013-05-07 02:20:34 PM

here to help: Yeah, it's why Rust in Peace is ridiculously more technical than their previous work. Also Dave had just gotten sober and hadn't quite found Jebus yet. RiP is one of my favorite albums of all time... but I'm a guitar nerd. Most folks like the earlier stuff. Countdown on isn't really Megadeth anymore. Some good tunes but it just isn't the same.


I'm a guitar nerd too, but I grew up on the earlier stuff, so that holds a special place in my heart. Those early lps weren't as technical, but that's when I was in my early teens playing a ton of guitar, so I learned every one of them note for note.
 
2013-05-07 02:23:26 PM

durbnpoisn: No way was I implying that Dave should join. That would be a disaster. For one thing, Mustaine must ALWAYS be in control, and he won't get that with Slayer. I was just pointing out that Kerry played with Megadeth. So getting their name mispelled in an article about Slayer (where they really shouldn't have been mentioned anyway, probably pissed Kerry off...

Slayer already has it in the works for at least a touring guitarist anyway. Hannamen hasn't been able to play due to that spider bite for like 3 years. And they are still touring...


Yeah, wasn't sure what you meant. I'd like to hear some of the King Megadeth stuff though. Seems to me he could add the early grit to the more technical stuff. That was one problem with Friedman. He was great but he was TOO clean. Early MD was a very gritty band and that's what made them so appealing to so many.

It's also why Slayer is so awesome. It's complex but nasty. No fancy froos could pull that sh*t off.

\m/
 
2013-05-07 02:24:32 PM

RockofAges: Klom Dark: jbtilley: I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus

Have you checked out Nevermore?  (They existed from 1992 to 2011) Very good metal, and no vomit-rock singer either.

Good suggestion. However, the voice is an instrument, and metal has the heaviest distortion of instruments in general. It's not good to be so closed minded, particularly when speaking of extremely aggressive music in which violent delivery is a large portion of the point.

/leave the pig squeals at home, though, please ;)


I've always been more attracted to metal with the duality of violent music overlaid with a powerful, but not vomiting, singer. I have heard way too much excellent metal made unlistenable by a dumass with only one sound in his repertoire which sounds like someone trying to hawk up a loogie.

Don't get me wrong: accenting strong musical parts with some guttural vocal distortion is fine, just gotta apply it where it makes sense and not every word in the song. Otherwise it's the same as how you wouldn't be impressed with a guitar player who used the same effect, all the time.
 
2013-05-07 02:26:26 PM

Monster Island: here to help: Yeah, it's why Rust in Peace is ridiculously more technical than their previous work. Also Dave had just gotten sober and hadn't quite found Jebus yet. RiP is one of my favorite albums of all time... but I'm a guitar nerd. Most folks like the earlier stuff. Countdown on isn't really Megadeth anymore. Some good tunes but it just isn't the same.

I'm a guitar nerd too, but I grew up on the earlier stuff, so that holds a special place in my heart. Those early lps weren't as technical, but that's when I was in my early teens playing a ton of guitar, so I learned every one of them note for note.


Yeah, I'm probably a little younger than you then. When I was getting into thrash/playing guit as a pre teen it was the Rust In Peace/And Justice for All era. I didn't really get into the earlier stuff into I was older. I actually didn't even like Slayer back then because I thought it was too sloppy/non musical. I know better now.

;-)
 
2013-05-07 02:29:49 PM
What a Megadeth may look like.

static.guim.co.uk

/hot link!
 
2013-05-07 02:40:48 PM
This is the greatest thread of all time
 
2013-05-07 02:44:47 PM

jbtilley: For a while in the mid to late 90s I thought metal had died.  It seems like metal has been partially resurrected here lately with Death Magnetic, World Painted Blood, and Unto the Locust.  I didn't like Metallica and Slayer's albums leading up to their latest releases but their most recent albums made me feel like things might be getting back on track.

I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus albums, the 80s Exodus never really resonated with me.  I've listened to Megadeth's 13 and The System Has Failed.  I do not get the praise for those albums. At. All.


Thrash:
God Hates us All by Slayer (2001)?  Bad ass.
Machinehead - The Blackening.  Also bad ass.
Megadeth - Endgame was way better than the ones you mentioned and their best recent one imo.
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes.  I have a lot of their stuff and don't love all of it but this album is badass.   Disciples of the Lie !!!
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution, Killing Season, Art of Dying.   I Choose the Sky
A Perfect Murder - Strength Through Vengeance
Speed Kill Hate - Acts of Insanity
Dew Scented - Issue VI, Invocation
Evile - Infected Naions, Five Serpents Teeth
Kreator - Enemy of God, Hordes of Chaos.   Destroy What Destroys You
Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal.  Joke album.  Hilarious and awesome.
Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying

Thrash/death/extreme/other:
Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn, Ashes of the Wake, Sacrament.  They  are more death/extreme but awesome if you're into that.
Symphony X - Paradise Lost.  Prog not thrash but I love this album.
Kataklysm - Poetry of War, Serenity in Fire, In the Arms of Devastation.  It's extreme thrash death so if you're new to it start with Serenity in Fire... As I Slither
DevilDriver - self titled
Grimfist - Ten Steps to Hell, Ghouls of Grandeur.  You wanna hear amazing guitar work: Breed Apart.  Hmm can't find a link
Down - all albums (Phil Anselmo's current band)
Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal, For Victory.   Killchain = fark yes x a million
Divine Heresy - Bleed the Fifth
Five Finger Death Punch - The Way of the Fist.
Dream Theater - Train of Thought.   As I Am. More recommendations if you're into prog but this is most accessible.
Grand Magus - Wolf's Return
Hatebreed - Perseverance
Kingdom of Sorrow - self titled
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen
The Sword - All albums but especially Age of Winters. Iron Swan
Superjoint Ritual - A Lethal Dose of American Hatred (another Anselmo band)

That ought to keep you busy for a while.  My buddies and I are having a Metalfest this weekend so this was great to remind myself of some stuff I want to throw in the queue.  Cheers!  \m/
 
2013-05-07 02:54:05 PM

skullkrusher: This is the greatest thread of all time


You need to come out of that stupid Politics tab more often.
 
2013-05-07 02:56:44 PM

genepool lifeboat: skullkrusher: This is the greatest thread of all time

You need to come out of that stupid Politics tab more often.


hehe, true true. Headbanging vs banging your head against a wall.
 
2013-05-07 02:57:51 PM

Carn: Hatebreed - Perseverance


"Satisfaction is the Death of Desire" is pretty amazing too
 
2013-05-07 02:58:18 PM

Carn: Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying


I love that these guys get recognized often.  Their drummer is an old friend of mine and one of the coolest guys on the planet.
 
2013-05-07 03:01:29 PM

skullkrusher: Carn: Hatebreed - Perseverance

"Satisfaction is the Death of Desire" is pretty amazing too


I love all Hatebreed - I was trying to hold myself to my favorites although I know I got carried away there.  Jasta's self titled is good too and Kingdom of Sorrow which I listed is another of his.  That one is awesome.
 
2013-05-07 03:02:42 PM

genepool lifeboat: Carn: Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying

I love that these guys get recognized often.  Their drummer is an old friend of mine and one of the coolest guys on the planet.


First song I heard was "Thrashin of the Christ" and I knew I was gonna like them.  I keep wanting to see them live but we always end up missing the shows they are in.  They're based in Richmond aren't they?  They're up this way fairly often in NoVA.
 
2013-05-07 03:05:33 PM

Carn: jbtilley: For a while in the mid to late 90s I thought metal had died.  It seems like metal has been partially resurrected here lately with Death Magnetic, World Painted Blood, and Unto the Locust.  I didn't like Metallica and Slayer's albums leading up to their latest releases but their most recent albums made me feel like things might be getting back on track.

I'm sure there are several albums I missed out on while I thought metal was done.  Any suggestions of albums worth checking out?  Like in the 1999 - 2009 range.  I'll have to check out the newer Exodus albums, the 80s Exodus never really resonated with me.  I've listened to Megadeth's 13 and The System Has Failed.  I do not get the praise for those albums. At. All.

Thrash:
God Hates us All by Slayer (2001)?  Bad ass.
Machinehead - The Blackening.  Also bad ass.
Megadeth - Endgame was way better than the ones you mentioned and their best recent one imo.
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes.  I have a lot of their stuff and don't love all of it but this album is badass.   Disciples of the Lie !!!
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution, Killing Season, Art of Dying.   I Choose the Sky
A Perfect Murder - Strength Through Vengeance
Speed Kill Hate - Acts of Insanity
Dew Scented - Issue VI, Invocation
Evile - Infected Naions, Five Serpents Teeth
Kreator - Enemy of God, Hordes of Chaos.   Destroy What Destroys You
Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal.  Joke album.  Hilarious and awesome.
Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying

Thrash/death/extreme/other:
Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn, Ashes of the Wake, Sacrament.  They  are more death/extreme but awesome if you're into that.
Symphony X - Paradise Lost.  Prog not thrash but I love this album.
Kataklysm - Poetry of War, Serenity in Fire, In the Arms of Devastation.  It's extreme thrash death so if you're new to it start with Serenity in Fire... As I Slither
DevilDriver - self titled
Grimfist - Ten Steps to Hell, Ghouls of Grandeur.  You wanna hear amazin ...


Good stuff.  I would add:

Opeth - Blackwater Park
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Opeth - Watershed
Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
Devin Townsend - Addicted
Amon Amarth - Versus the World
Cynic - Traced In Air
Meshuggah - Obzen
The Faceless - Planetary Duality
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Cynic - Traced In Air
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Septic Flesh - The Great Mass
 
2013-05-07 03:06:05 PM

Carn: genepool lifeboat: Carn: Municipal Waste - The Art of Partying

I love that these guys get recognized often.  Their drummer is an old friend of mine and one of the coolest guys on the planet.

First song I heard was "Thrashin of the Christ" and I knew I was gonna like them.  I keep wanting to see them live but we always end up missing the shows they are in.  They're based in Richmond aren't they?  They're up this way fairly often in NoVA.


Yep, they're from Richmond (Dave was originally from Red Bank, NJ)  I met him when he was still playing in Human Remains and they'd play in all our basements (do they still have basement shows?) up here in WNY.
MW is godly.
 
2013-05-07 03:10:43 PM

ChewbaccaJones: Good stuff.  I would add:

Opeth - Blackwater Park
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Opeth - Watershed
Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
Devin Townsend - Addicted
Amon Amarth - Versus the World
Cynic - Traced In Air
Meshuggah - Obzen
The Faceless - Planetary Duality
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Cynic - Traced In Air
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Septic Flesh - The Great Mass


I can't believe I forgot Amon Amarth!!  Fate of Norns - Pursuit of Vikings.  I don't know if there's a category but best viking metal song ever.  Never heard much Opeth, need to check some out.
 
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