Hellhammer - "Apocalyptic Raids"

Hellhammer - "Apocalyptic Raids"

dB HoF No. 145

Label: Noise Records
Release date: March 7, 1984
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At the onset of metal's second decade, kult was not a choice. Kult was the by-product of poverty, desperation and isolation. The elusive quality sought after by today’s black metal musicians, one that speaks of darkness and conviction, does not come from choice. It comes from hardship. In the case of Hellhammer, that hardship involved abusive childhoods, scorn and a music industry that described them as terrible, noise, shit and worse.

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Complete Hall of Fame List

145. Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids

144. Entombed - Clandestine

143. The Locust - Plague Soundscapes

142. Neurosis - Times of Grace

141. Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood

140. Neurosis - Souls at Zero

139. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.

138. Dropdead - Dropdead

137. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

136. Mastodon - Leviathan

135. Satan - Court in the Act

134. Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian

133. Sepultura - Arise

132. Converge - You Fail Me

131. Sacrifice - Forward to Termination

130. Reverend Bizarre - In the Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend

129. Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration

128. TAD - 8-Way Santa

127. Autopsy - Severed Survival

126. Slaughter - Strappado

125. Fear Factory - Demanufacture

124: Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence

123: Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

122: Bang - Bang

121: Living Colour - Vivid

120: Tiamat - Wildhoney

119: Spazz - La Revancha

118: Samael - Worship Him

117: L7 - Bricks are Heavy

116: At the Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours

115: Corrosion of Conformity - Blind

114: Melvins - Stoner Witch

113: Destruction - Infernal Overkill

112: Scorpions - In Trance

111: Failure - Fantastic Planet

110: Skepticism - Stormcrowfleet

109: Agnostic Front - Cause for Alarm

108: Opeth - Blackwater Park

107: Integrity - Systems Overload

106: Venom - Black Metal

105: Bad Religion - Suffer

104: High on Fire - Surrounded by Thieves

103: Solitude Aeturnus - Beyond the Crimson Horizon

102: Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard

101: Floor - Floor

100: Carcass -  Heartwork

99: Pestilence - Consuming Impulse

98: Rigor Mortis - Rigor Mortis

97: Slayer - South of Heaven

96: Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

95: Sarcófago - I.N.R.I.

94: Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing

93: Agalloch - The Mantle

92: Sick of It All - Scratch the Surface

91: Isis - Oceanic

90: Nuclear Death - Bride of Insect

89: Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition

88: Unsane - Scattered, Smothered & Covered

87: Megadeth - Rust In Peace

86: Deceased - Fearless Undead Machines

85: Overkill - The Years of Decay

84: King Diamond - Abigail

83: Cryptopsy - None So Vile

82: Tragedy - Tragedy

81: Ministry - The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste

80: Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

79: Rorschach - Protestant

78: Cradle of Filth - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh

77: Coroner - No More Color

76: Killing Joke - Killing Joke

75: Burzum - Filosofem

74: Mercyful Fate - Melissa

73: The Jesus Lizard - Goat

72: Corrosion of Conformity - Animosity

71: Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

70: Venom-  Welcome to Hell

69: Angel Witch - Angel Witch

68: Amorphis - Tales From the Thousand Lakes

67: Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come

66: Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream

65: Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

64: Pentagram - Relentless

63: Motörhead - Ace of Spades

62: Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery

61: Saint Vitus - Born Too Late

60: Enslaved - Frost

59: Watchtower - Control and Resistance

58: Trouble - Psalm 9

57: Accept - Restless And Wild

56: Cynic - Focus

55: D.R.I. - Dealing With It

54: Judge - Bringin' It Down

53: S.O.D.: Stormtroopers of Death - Speak English or Die

52: Nile - Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka

51: Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten

50: Autopsy - Mental Funeral

49: Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless

48: Incantation - Onward to Golgotha

47: Candlemass - Nightfall

46: Metallica - ...And Justice for All

45: Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

44: Testament - The Legacy

43: Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell

42: Repulsion - Horrified

41: Down - NOLA

40: Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated

39: Napalm Death - Scum

38: Mastodon - Remission

37: Coalesce - 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening

36: Opeth - Orchid

35: Converge - Jane Doe

34: Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations

33: Katatonia - Brave Murder Day

32: Immortal - At the Heart of Winter

31: Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

30: Bad Brains - Bad Brains

29: Cave In - Until Your Heart Stops

28: Quicksand - Slip

27: Obituary - Cause of Death

26: Cryptic Slaughter - Money Talks

25: Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

24: Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales

23: Only Living Witness - Prone Mortal Form

22: The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity

21: Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve

20: Monster Magnet - Dopes to Infinity

19: Rollins Band - The End of Silence

18: Brutal Truth - Need to Control

17: Deadguy - Fixation on a Coworker

16: Eyehategod - Take as Needed for Pain

15: My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans

14: Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness

13: Sleep - Jerusalem

12: Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium

11: Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse

10: Botch - We Are the Romans

9: Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

8: Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious

7: Entombed - Left Hand Path

6: Anthrax - Among the Living

5: Paradise Lost - Gothic

4: Life of Agony - River Runs Red

3: Sepultura - Roots

2: At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul

1: Slayer - Reign in Blood

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Entombed - "Clandestine"

Entombed - "Clandestine"

dB HoF No. 144

Label: Earache
Release date: November 12, 1991
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No one has ever said, “Entombed, there’s a band that doesn’t confuse me.” Trying to follow the Swedish death metal institution’s lineup throughout the years takes more brain cells than anyone who has spent most of their life listening to Swedish death metal has left, so it’s a particularly gnarly conundrum. But you gotta do something while listening to their first two albums for the millionth time in your life, so you just keep trying. It’s a noble cause, and we’re glad that you just admitted to listening to Clandestine one million times in your life, because it’s as good as Swedish death metal can possibly get. 

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The Locust - "Plague Soundscapes"

The Locust - "Plague Soundscapes"

dB HoF No. 143

Label: Anti-
Release date: June 24, 2003

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If any band has endured and persevered through extreme music’s potential for divisive conservatism and pedantic nit-picking, it’s the Locust. The every-genre-and-more San Diegan noise-niks may have started as a proto-powerviolence/hardcore outfit in 1994, but quickly utilized everything at their fingertips in order to expand upon and shatter every barrier imaginable to create a unique shade of red-lining chaos. And equal numbers of the public loved and hated the double-middle finger they gave tropes and conventions. However, those who hated the Locust fucking hated the Locust. Often finding themselves on the receiving end of everything from self-righteous fanzine editorials and baseless accusations of elitism to slashed van tires and physical assaults, the Locust wouldn’t have been faulted for giving in to pressure in the name of self-preservation and not wanting to deal with the hassle. 

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