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Top 25 Extreme Albums of All time

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Reign in Blood
Reign in Blood
"THE genre defining thrash metal album from, in my mind, the greatest band in metal history. Metallica can only dream of being as successful as these without selling out. Brilliant from track 1 to 10"
Vulgar Display of Power
Vulgar Display of Power
"Balls-metal is the only way to describe pantera and this title is very appropriate. Every song is memorable and play excellently by perhaps the greatest guitarist in metal."
Symphonies Of Sickness
Symphonies Of Sickness
"The album that solidified and redefined grindcore. Almost a 'superband' with members of Arch Enemy, Napalm Death and Spiritual Beggars, this  has some of the best titles ever on an album"
Into The Pandemonium
Into The Pandemonium
"Great, melodic gothic metal album. Really made Switzerland worth remembering. Marvellous tracks such as Inner Sanctum, I Won't Dance ( not  a cover of Peter Gabriel's I Can't Dance) and Babylon Fells"
In the Nightside Eclipse
In the Nightside Eclipse
"Too bad this band have split, as they are the best black metal band ever, and this is the best black metal album ever. Brilliantly heavy and technical in places, you should own it just for the band"
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
"Well done Dave Mustaine for leaving those arrogant [insert explitive here] Metallica. A great album which shows what can be created when you spend the production budget on booze and drugs."
Blackwater Park
Blackwater Park
"If I'm gonna be honestthis is the best album by the best band in the world. It has Opeth's greatest song, the Drapery Falls, along with The Leper Affinity. They can take their music in any direction"
Scum
Scum
"The album which created grindcore, this is what uncontrollable hatred sounds like. 28 tracks, only 3 over 2minutes. Can't be bad can it?"
Burn My Eyes
Burn My Eyes
"The ONLY Machine Head album, pity we now have reached the state of Supercharger. Good production and contains one of the best live songs in Davidan-worth it for that, really"
Scream Bloody Gore
Scream Bloody Gore
"Shcoking for the time it was realeased, these Florida metaller wrote one of the best, faster mix of thrash and death albums ever. Wouldn;t tell they were influenced by Slayer and Venom, would'ya?"
Bonded By Blood
Bonded By Blood
"This band spent the time during this recording getting drunk with Jeff Hanneman. That gets it on the list immediately. This is their best album to date, and is great coz it DOESN'T have Kirk Hammet"
Black Metal (Remastered / Expanded)
Black Metal (Remastered / Expanded)
"Britain made Black metal with this album-don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Three guys from Newcastle making a record about Satan. Shouldn't work but it does. One of my faveourite British Bands"
Wages of Sin
Wages of Sin
"Chicks can do metal and this is proof. Great riffin and actually very angry and emotional vocals. Well, I like it anyway so it gets on the list"
IN THEIR DARKENED SHRINES
IN THEIR DARKENED SHRINES
"Again, shouldn't work but it does-Egyptian metal. Very atmospheric, and creates the effect very well. But then again I love all things Egyptian."
Blessed Are The Sick (Ltd)
Blessed Are The Sick (Ltd)
"Dave Vincent and Trey Azagaroth together, making what they do best-Morbid Angel albums. Fantastically heavy album, with almost spoken vocals. Innovative"
DE MYSTERIIS DOM SATHANAS
DE MYSTERIIS DOM SATHANAS
"On stage suicide by lead singer, murder of Euronymous and line up changes mean that Mayhem now only have a drummer. This is a landmark album in metal of all types-worth a listen"
Enemy of the Sun
Enemy of the Sun
"Very hard album to get into, its a bit artsy. But it definately rivals Tool in progressional terms, but is a lot harder edge-otherwise all of Tool's albums would be on here."
Deicide (Reissue)
Deicide (Reissue)
"Death metal album of a classic order,  very sound and tight musicianship, their best album, and and a great debut"
Nightfall
Nightfall
"A good albums, which very nearly made doom metal fashionable. Worth getting as no track is at all weak."
Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
"Derived from Anthrax and Nuclear Assult, a great collection of grindcore. Has everything from grind to sludge to punk tinges."
Tomb Of The Mutilated
Tomb Of The Mutilated
"The best death metal band-probably-and i could have included butchered at Birth or 'The Bleeding' but this is the best  just for Hammer Smashed Face and "I Cum Blood"-the best titles for tracks ever"
Goat of Mendes
Goat of Mendes
"The best extreme metal band in Britain at the moment, this is great album but takes some time to get into. With feedback experimentation and inaccesible rhythms, this will grow on you I assure you."
Dimension Hatross
Dimension Hatross
"Very good concept- psychadelic metal. Very good, quite heavy but have gone down in my book since recruitng Jason Newstead. Well, at least he got out....."
Wolverine Blues
Wolverine Blues
"Another era-defining album, this time in death metal. Very hate and brawl-fuelled ablum, also with great album artwork"
Filosofem
Filosofem
"Yeah, so their lead singer murdered a member of Mayhem, but they still wrote a great album with very good songs, with a weird, strange twist."