List your favorite Classic Metal tracks...

Beyond Dominia: The Rumor Mill: List your favorite Classic Metal tracks...

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 09:27 am:

CF sent me an MP3 for Stargazer by Mundanus Imperium, and I suddenly feel like making up a list of MP3s to find.

Some of my favorites on hand now include Highway Star by Deep Purple and NIB by Black Sabbath.

By Paranoid Android on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 09:44 am:

The whole Reign In Blood album by Slayer is up among the best in metal.

By Erik (Erik) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 10:58 am:

"Symbols of bloodswords" by Mayhem or Krisiun's "Apocalypt victory" are two of the best metal tracks of all time imo. But as a whole, i have to agree with Reign In Blood...

By BWM on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 11:07 am:

Red Harvest from Altar (whole album except Red Harvest itself)
Jakten's Tid from Finntroll (especially Aldhissla)

By Henge Wolf (Wolf) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 11:20 am:

Hmm . . . metal hasn't really been my thing since I 'graduated' to Industrial some time ago. On that note . . . KMFDM comes very highly recommended. Some of their albums would be described as electronic metal, which is (I guess) an operational definition of industrial music. In some cases anyway. Another way to explain it would be that the electric guitars are sampled and fed through a computer, which makes them faster and more precise than a person has any hope of achieving. "And the kids just love it!"

I used to listen to Metallica quite a bit, and a lot of their old stuff is pretty good. Between their whining about napster, and the fact that every piece of music from them post 1990 has just sucked . . . I can't listen to them anymore though.

On the other hand, my brother is a huge metal fan, and he says that Slayer is one of the best!

A very new and very weird metal band is Mushroomhead. They have two vocalists, and they occasionally add piano and crazy stuff like that. They also have lyrics like "Greedo died at the hands of Solo" . . . as far as I'm concerned, you can't beat that. :)


By mdmfk on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 12:09 pm:


By Andy T. on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 01:00 pm:

I work a 12 hour shift and have a few songs on "repeat" all night in my unit:

"Symphony of Destruction" by Megadeath
"Until It Sleeps" by Metallica(S&M)
"Cowboys From Hell" by Pantera( I think)
"Cemetary Gates" by Pantera( I think)
"One" by Metallica (S&M)
"Get Up" by Van Halen (not really 'metal' but a kickin song)

Crank the bass on Symphony of Destruction and enjoy!!!

Also, anything by Ozzy is great for MTG!!!(imo)

Andy T.--reprint duals--

By Azhrei (Azhrei) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 01:17 pm:

Rust In Peace -- Megadeth
Welcome Home -- Metallica
Seek and Destroy -- Metallica
For Whom the Bell Tolls -- Metallica
A Lesson Before Dying -- Symphony X
Church of the Machine -- Symphony X
Of Sin and Shadows -- Symphony X
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner -- Iron Maiden
Fear of the Dark -- Iron Maiden
Aphelion -- Tristania
Crushed Dreams -- Tristania
My Lost Lenore -- Tristania
Trying Not to Breathe -- Antichrisis
Awaking the Centuries -- Haggard
Haec Ilae Lacrimae -- Hollenthon
Lex Talionis -- Hollenthon
Non Omnis Moriar -- Hollenthon
Mea Culpa -- Umbra et Imago
Der Trieb (triebtaeter mix) -- Umbra et Imago
Stripped, Raped, and Strangled -- Cannibal Corpse with Tori Amos
Hate Love Song -- Gwar
Into the Coven -- Mercyful Fate
A Corpse Without Soul -- Mercyful Fate
Orgasmatron -- Motorhead
Damage Case -- Motorhead
Deaf Forever -- Motorhead
Heirate Mich -- Rammstein
Ich Will -- Rammstein
Der Meister -- Rammstein

By JP 'Polluted' Meyer, the Archivist (Jpmeyer) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 02:13 pm:

Children of the Grave is my favorite song by Of Sins and Shadows really wants to take it's place.

By JP 'Polluted' Meyer, the Archivist (Jpmeyer) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 06:04 pm:

Ooops, "by" = "but"

By Paranoid Android on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 09:39 pm:

Well, Metallica's later stuff is crap in my opinion. If you want some fun jamming songs, try Iron Maiden's number of the beast album. Hallowed be thy name baby!

By Sssmwc, Keeper of the Funker (Sssmwc) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 11:13 pm:

Faeries were Boots is perhaps Black Sabbath's best song IMHO. Other great songs:

Starting up a Posse--Anthrax
Cult of Personaliy--Living Colour
Metropolis--Dream Theatre

By Troll on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 09:55 am:

I too "graduated from Metal many years to seek out industrial music. Here's a few of favorite classic Metal traxx:
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)-Metallica
Lumberjack Song-Jackyl(jk does NE1 remember this)
Wild Side- Motley Crue
Shout at the Devil-Motley Crue
the entire Seasons in the Abyss album-Slayer
anything by Kyuss
anything by Suicidal Tendencies

One of the best things about KMFDM (RIP) is all the things fans came up with what it stands for:
Kill Mutha F***in' Depeche Mode
Killing Madona Frees Desparate Minds
Kinky Men F**k During Menstruation

Have anyone heard the ultra-rare Nine Inch Nails remix of Symphony of Destruction? beautiful.

Anything of Metallica's including the Black album and after is not real Metallica. It is Bob Rock's watered down interpretation of Metallica. F**k those money grubbin bastards, Metallica.

By Matti Nuortio (Thaurwylth) on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 01:19 pm:

A list of recommended old metal.

Slayer: album Seasons in the Abyss
Megadeth: album Rust in Peace
Iron Maiden: albums Powerslave, Rust in Peace, and
Sevent Son of a Seventh Son
Manowar: song The Power of Thy Sword

Some great newer metal.

Emperor: albums Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk,
and Prometheus (elite Norwegian black metal)
Angizia: album Die Kemenaten Scharlachroter
Lichter (a blend of metal and romance period
classical, features piano, woodwinds and strings)
Cradle of Filth: album Dusk and Her Embrace
(gothic romantic vampiric black metal)

Team Extreme

By Aragorn on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 03:41 pm:

rock you like a hurricane - Scorpions

I love the 80's(sigh)

By Henge Wolf (Wolf) on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 09:43 pm:

Kein Mitleid Fur Die Mehrheit.
It means, "No pity for the majority."
or perhaps "No mercy for the masses." I got the first translation from a website, the second from a friend of mine who's a german major.



Sorry, but I'm listening to it as we speak. :)

-HengeWolf, Who also has no mercy for the masses.

By Shayne on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 09:46 pm:

I only ever liked a few metal songs.
Here's all the ones I can think of at the moment:

Back in Black -- AC/DC
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap -- AC/DC
No One Like You -- The Scorpions
Screaming for Vengance -- Judas Priest
Electric Eye -- Judas Priest
Iron Man -- Black Sabbath
Crazy Train -- Ozzy Ozbourne
Henry Rollins -- Liar

Some good songs that have the feeling but not the tone of metal or vice-versa:

Sisters of Mercy -- This Corrosion
Sisters of Mercy -- Lucretia My Reflection
Einsturzende Neubauten -- Futter Mein Ego

By Unbreakable on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 12:23 am:

Cowboys From Hell
Primal Concrete Sledge
Cemetary Gates
Fucking Hostile
This Love
Strength Beyond Strength
Five Minutes Alone
I'm Broken
Throes of Rejection
Great Southern Trendkill
War Nerve
Drag The Waters
Suicide Note Part 2
Sandblasted Skin
Revelution Is My Name
I Cast A Shadow



By ses on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 04:01 am:

Iron Maiden -
(from Piece of Mind):
Revelations, The Trooper, Die With Your Boots On, Flight of Icarus, Still Life

(from The Number of the Beast):
The Number of the Beast, The Prisoner, Run to the Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name

(from Powerslave):
Aces High, 2 Minutes to Midnight, Back in the Village, Powerslave, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Queensryche -
(from the eponymous EP):
The Lady Wore Black

(from The Warning):
Warning, No Sanctuary, NM 156, Take Hold of the Flame, Roads to Madness

(from Rage for Order):
Walk in the Shadows, Gonna Get Close to You

(from Operation Mindcrime):
Anarchy-X/Revolution Calling, Speak, Spreading the Disease, The Needle Lies

Accept -
Balls to the Wall

I Wanna Be Somebody, Wild Child, Rebel in the F.D.G., The Real Me (cover of classic The Who track)

Ratt -
Wanted Man, Round and Round, She Wants Money, One Step Away

White Snake -
Slide It In

Joe Satriani -
Surfing With the Alien, Raspberry Jam Delta-V, Ceremony, A Train of Angles

Judas Priest -
Breaking the Law

Iron Butterfly -

By folgerty on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 04:13 am:

what does this have to do with magic?

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 07:38 am:


Don't you realize that the key to Apprentice is the background music?

What do you think control players listen to, Britney Spears?

By Paranoid Android on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 09:52 am:

Kind of got me thinking, what background music did strippers use before Britney spears got on the scene?

By hellion, THE on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 10:49 am:

err I thought control players listened to debussy and bach ;)

By LordLamneth on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:37 am:

Wow, we've got some great songs here. There's too many for me to list here, but my classic metal tracks include anything & everything from:

Dream Theater
Iron Maiden

I like lots of other (read: new) stuff too, but these are my 80's staples (I think of Dream Theater & Pantera as 80's, even though technically they're early 90's).

And this has to do with Magic because Magic is alot more fun to a great soundtrack :)


By Henge Wolf (Wolf) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:41 am:

Hel yes, this has everything to do with magic. There are still several albums and songs I used to listen to while playing, and even to this day they will remind me of old decks I used to play, and old opponents.

Marilyn Manson's AntiChrist Superstar will always remind me of my Fallen Angel/Carrion deck with Alpha Lotus and Beta Mox Jet. Everything in the deck that wasn't from an expansion, was Alpha or beta, and of course completely black-bordered. Yes, I was the player who'd own $1000 worth of cards just to play them in some bizarre casual deck!

I'd think of some more . . . but I'm out of time.

-HengeWolf, who believes that music and magic are inseparable.

By Aahz on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 12:25 pm:

anything by Apocalyptica. no guitars, just cellos. but heavier than many metal bands.

By Aahz on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 12:27 pm:

oh, and Slayer rules! I saw them in San Francisco in December and they were amazing.

By Master of Hardness on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:00 pm:

My fav's are Slayer, Megadeth, Zombie (White or Rob), King Diamond and Therion.

Therion is Slayer with symphony (S & S). Very cool.

By Azhrei (Azhrei) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:21 pm:

Most of the strippers I see use Pantera, Metallica, and Rob Zombie type music. HELL YEAH!!

By folgerty on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 02:58 pm:

no, control players listen to culture club. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME?!?! DO YOU REALLY WANNA MAKE ME CRY!?!?!

By Matti Nuortio (Thaurwylth) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 04:07 pm:

How could I forget Bal-Sagoth's album Battle Magic
in the newer metal list??? Blind Guardian's album
Nightfall in Middle-Earth is great as well.

I used to listen to the older Metallica material
back in the day. I guess my favourite songs by
them feature at leastm these:
Fade to Black
Call of Ktulu
Disposable Heroes
Shortest Straw
Dyer's Eve

Apocalyptica is sure great, especially the album
Cult, which features their own material. (Was that
one Cult?)

Pantera's Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills is
among the sickest songs I've ever heard. Just
listen to what the chorus part sounds like.

On a final note, Immortal's song Mountains of Might
is also quite fine as far as Norwegian black metal

Team Extreme

By Erik (Erik) on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 05:24 pm:

ah Immortal...what better music to listen to when playing a re-animator deck? ;)

By folgerty on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 10:11 pm:

if you're playing reanimator, you listen to michael jackson's thriller. no doubt, c'mon. DUH!

By Matti Nuortio (Thaurwylth) on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 05:14 pm:

How about King Diamond's song Up from the Grave

If someone thinks Metallica's S&M is good, well,
try the collaboration of the German band Rage and
the Prague Symphonic Orchestra, the album Lingua
Mortis. Now that is how it should be done. The
band plays as a real part of the orchestra and the
music is interestingly layered. Compare to S&M
where Metallica steals all the show, their guitars
dominate the forground and none of the really
catchy parts have been arranged for the orchestra:
the orchestra just tries to create a pompous
background for the band to go rampant on.

Also, on Lingua Mortis, the arrangements are truly

Have you noticed that the illustration on Corpse
Dance from Tempest, by Adrian Smith, is disturbingly
similar to the cover art of Iron Maiden's double
live album Live After Death? (That is one of the
most convincing live performances I've ever heard.)
Oh, there is another Adrian Smith who plays guitar
in Iron Maiden, by the way.

Team Extreme

By Paranoid Android on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 09:33 pm:

If reanimators listen to triller, then without a doubt, sligh players listen to Reign in Blood. Anyone who has seen the cover and listened to it must agree with me.

By WD on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 04:35 am:

Megadeath: powerslave and rhyme.

Iron maiden: Crusader.

Judas priest: Jack the ripper.

Dio?: Holy diver.

Sepultura: Dont know the titles or name of cd, wonder why???
Thunderdome and trance is also godly stuff...


By Puschkin, Defiant Vanguard Against The Phyrexian Invasion (Puschkin) on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 08:25 am:

Incubus: Beyond the unknown (Album)

Pestilence: Out of the body

Megavier: Megavier (Album)

And the song for Doomsday players: Beck: Loser

Actually I am creating jingles out of famous songs to play them when something special occurs during them game. For example if someone plays a big direct damage spell I hit a key on my computer and you´ll hear: "Burn, motherfucker ... burn!" taken from "The roof is on fire". Bodycount´s "Copkiller" when someone disenchants a CoP and so on.

Who said music has nothing to do with Magic? Are you deaf? Have you never played multi player magic with friends evenings, drinking a good beer or whiskey and listening to ... music? Shame on you. Besides of that, this is the Rumor Mill!

By Nikodemus (Nikodemus) on Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 11:56 am:

Queensryche - Spreading the Disease, Revolution Calling, Walk in the Shadows, Jet City Woman

Metallica - Master of Puppets, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Megadeath - The Conjuring, Peace Sells, 502

Iron Maiden - Powerslave, Can I play with Madness, Somewhere in Time

Danzig - Mother, Twist of Cain

Motley Crue - Too Young to Fall in Love, Livewire, Wildside

Misfits - Last Caress

Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant

Social Distortion - anything

Sisters of Mercy - Vision Thing, Dominion
(just buy "A Slight Case of Overbombing")

Electric Hellfire Club - anything

Nine Inch Nails - Perfect Drug, Down in It

Hard to Classify:
Rage Against the Machine - Bombtrack, Wake Up, Guerilla Radio

Hole - Violet, Jennifer's Body

Alice in Chains - Would

try those ...

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 01:01 pm:

I've been downloading a lot of the stuff here (though I can't FIND a good MP3 of Of Sins and Shadows aside from the noisy Live recording).

What's good with other guys like Jimi Hendrix and Van Halen?

By Azhrei (Azhrei) on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 02:30 pm:

Voodoo Child all the way!

By ses on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 10:36 pm:

Van Halen -
(from Van Halen): Runnin' With the Devil, Eruption, You Really Got Me, Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, I'm the One, Atomic Punk, Feel Your Love, Little Dreamer, Ice Cream Man.

(from Van Halen II): You're No Good, Spanish Fly, D.O.A., Beautiful Girls.

(from Women and Children First): And the Cradle Will Rock, Everybody Wants Some, Take Your Wiskey Home.

(from Fair Warning): Mean Street, Unchained, So This is Love?

(from 1984): Hot for Teacher.

(from For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge): Pleasure Dome, Dream is Over, Right Now, 316, Top of the World.

By ses on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 11:13 pm:

Hendrix -
(from Are You Experienced?): Purple Haze, Manic Depression, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady.

(from Axis: Bold As Love): Little Wing, If 6 Was 9.

(from Electric Ladyland): Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile, All Along the Watchtower.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 12:45 am:

No one likes Wild Thing? :)

By bobo lunique on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 12:29 pm:

the "infinity" album of devin townsend-please do me a favor and download anyone of his songs and tell me what you think !(nobody knows him or what?)
On a more classic way "infinite dreams" from Iron maiden, and i higly recommend the album Jakten tid from Finntroll too!(especially the ghost track!)
See also ,for more psychedelic stuff, Close to the edge , from Yes, and Surrounded ,from Dream Theater!

By Rico Jones, Elfman Extraordinaire (Rico) on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 08:49 pm:

I found a recording of Hey Joe done by Robert Plant and some band he was in before Led Zeppelin (some hippie nonsense Band of Joy/Love or something). Fantastic stuff. If you want it search for that song title and Zeppelin as the artist.

And, c'mon, there are much better Zeppelin songs than Kashmir. If you want some really badass Zeppelin songs download Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, and Living Loving Maid. I find that most people who aren't already Zep fans like those songs the most. And Black Dog and Rock and Roll off the fourth album. Can't forget those.


By Luc, Use The Force (Luc) on Monday, February 18, 2002 - 10:58 pm:

Rakso: if you wanna hear some great Hendrix, listen to Machine Gun. I listened that song about 200 times (and it's 10 minutes long!), but the suggestion above are great too.

By Dozer (Dozer) on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 01:19 pm:

My favourite Metal song ever.

Other than that, I'd recommend everything from Apocalyptica, Blind Guardian and Heros del Silencio. Oh, and AC/DC still rocks!
The Doors are also favourites.of mine.
Hendrix must be enjoyed as a whole - put in any album, sit back and take a deep breath to dive into the blurring universe that is his music.

As for magic, every deck has its tracks:
Sligh: Light my Fire (The Doors)
Stompy: Break on through (The Doors)
Suicide: Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Keeper: Are you Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix), Love me tender (Elvis Presley)


By DeadTriangle on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 09:12 pm:

Metallica- For Whom The Bell Tolls, 4 Horseman
Everthing from "V" (Symphony X)
Just about all of ACDC. (Metal?)
Everything off of Guilty Gear X. (Done by Lapis Lazuli I believe.)
Sabra Cadabra (sp?) Black Sabbath

By Erkka Pynnönen (Serpent) on Monday, March 04, 2002 - 07:39 am:

I was at Nurmi-Metalfest last Saturday... God... 8 hours of nothing but ear-tearing, neighbour-disturbing metal. Too bad, that the singer of the main performer (Finntroll) has cancer of the throat and can't sing... Luckily Mika Luttinen of Impaled Nazarine was there as a substitute. I chatted with the guys for a while, and downed a few beers. They seem to be some of the coolest ppl on Earth. As the event took place in the Finnish countryside (yes, Nurmijärvi is countryside), there were ppl living only something like 50 meters from the place. No wonder someone called the cops to ask for less volume... LOL. Did they really think the performers would listen to that kind of talk? I mean, they were all wasted and didn't give a tiny rats ass...

But, to give my opinion on some good bands/albums

Barathrum - Eerie, Infernal, Legions of Perkele
Finntroll - Jaktens tid, Midnattens Widunder
Old Man's Child - Ill-natured spiritual invasion
Arcturus - Aspera hiems symponia, La masquerade infernale
And Oceans were born - The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts
Any of the older Metallica albums
Rammstein - Herzeleid, Sehnsucht, Mutter
Rob Zombie has some good material
Oratorio, if you can find some... It's a new band.
Ensiferum has some good shit...
Kreator - Violent Revolution (nice album...)
Everything from Emperor
Everything from Lullacry


Rhapsody is good... LOL... Just kidding. It can't get much worse than that. Do not dl any Rhapsody.

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