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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Electric Chapel.
re: Rock/Metal Discussion Thread KEEP THE EMBED VIDS TO A MINIMUM PLS THANKS
If open to Power Metal than I'm sticking with the Avantasia plug. Their first album falls below criteria, however their second - The Metal Opera Part II - and the rest follow suit. In consideration to which album to pick for sole "award" of the question is a bit tough. The general market is open for you to pick, if haven't already been a fan prior to this. Considering how you enjoy the fem vocalist like myself, you should be open to some of the tracks that have them in the mix. Such as:
What Kind of Love ~ from The Scarecrow
Symphony of Life ~ from Angel of Babylon
Spectres ~ from The Mystery of Time
however Mystery of Time is a tad skippable in comparison to the rest of the albums in the fold.
Some others along the lines:
Edguy ~ Hellfire Club, Rocket Ride, Tinnitus Sanctus
Children of Bodom ~ Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll
Soilwork ~ Figure Number Five, Natural Born Chaos, & Stabbing the Drama
HammerFall ~ Crimson Thunder
Lamb of God ~ Ashes of the Wake
Avenged Sevenfold ~ Waking the Fallen
Between the Buried & Me ~ The Great Misdirect (recs given by Crusade are top notch too)
Dethklok ~ The Dethalbum
Last three are all American, but that shouldn't matter despite preferences given. BTBAM is progressive metal, A7X is metalcore, & LOG is straight up Metal at its near finest. Again, you may be familiar with all of this but throwing out suggestions either way. Some of my favorites mentioned on a whim here.