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 It's ON: Fifth Album Smackdown! 

Fifth album Meltdown
SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss 80%  80%  [ 24 ]
MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
METALLICA - Metallica 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
ANTHRAX - Persistence of Time 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
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 It's ON: Fifth Album Smackdown! 
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RaspaWas wrote:
All of these albums listed are terrible.

oh come on! none of them are John Coltrane or Symphonies of Sickness I know but surely you must at least appreciate them a little???

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I actually think this is quite close, with not much separating any of them, but it is probably 'Seasons in the Abyss' by a nose.

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I actually think this is quite close, with not much separating any of them, but it is probably 'Seasons in the Abyss' by a nose.


Or maybe.... 79%

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Seasons
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Countdown

Yes.


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Vic wrote:

1. Seasons. ... 10/10

2. The Black Album ... 9/10.
3. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction ....9/10

4. Anthrax - Persistence of Time. ... 9/10

You are high on crack and clearly have been for a very long time.


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robitusson wrote:
Vic wrote:

1. Seasons. ... 10/10

2. The Black Album ... 9/10.
3. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction ....9/10

4. Anthrax - Persistence of Time. ... 9/10

You are high on crack and clearly have been for a very long time.

He can't be serious, surely. 10/10 for Seasons is just daft, and the next two physically hurt me to read.

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This one is incredibly easy. As much as I love Persistence of Time, with it being Anthrax's heaviest album, disappontingly the cover is the best song on the album.

Seasons In The Abyss however combined the slow/mid-paced evil of South Of Heaven and mixed it with the frenetic insanity of Reign In Blood. Not quite as good as SOH, but better than RIB.

The other two pieces of shit in this survey don't exist.

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SITA for me. I do really like PoT, and RIP was quite a landmark album for me, back then, but SITA has stood the test of time better than all of the others.

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RaspaWas wrote:
All of these albums listed are terrible.

This. I suppose if I were forced to choose one it would be Seasons, but I don't really like that album so, there it is.

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robitusson wrote:
Vic wrote:

1. Seasons. ... 10/10

2. The Black Album ... 9/10.
3. Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction ....9/10

4. Anthrax - Persistence of Time. ... 9/10

You are high on crack and clearly have been for a very long time.

He can't be serious, surely. 10/10 for Seasons is just daft, and the next two physically hurt me to read.


Ι am dead serious and I find it reassuring that this board in particular finds those grades crazy.

Seasons in the Abyss is a monster of an album, their most serious as well, clearly better than South of Heaven, which only boasts one song that is better than anything on Seasons, ie, the s/t track. Which also points to that album's biggest flaw, it climaxes on the first song. I saw the comments about SOH in the other thread and laughed my ass off. In any case, War Ensemble, Blood Red, Expendable Youth, Dead Skin Mask, Skeletons of Society and Seasons in the Abyss are more than enough to justify the 10/10. Slayer's final awe-inspiring album, HUGE sound and aura and I would understand anyone who places it even above Reign in Blood, if said person is not a speed freak.

Countdown to Extinction is a fucking great album, nigh flawless. I cut one mark because some songs are not monumental like others and because it's my fifth overall Megadeth album (and that is saying much about Megadeth's awesome career you cunts).

In general, I don't grade albums based on my thrash tastes alone. Thrash/speed is my favorite genre but I can appreciate a lot more than that.

I find most comments in here very much biased by personal preferences and completely ignoring the real value of albums and music. Obviously personal preference is the ultimate arbitrator but I dislike damning/insulting comments to otherwise great albums just because they don't particularly float your boat.


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