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Top 10 Metal Albums of the 1990s

Image result for 1990s heavy metalThe 1980’s gave the Heavy Metal genre recognition after a full decade of being looked as a despised “noise” that started with Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. I can honestly say that even with the pure metal and cheesy hair metal, the 1980s was best decade for the genre. After Iron Maiden & Judas Priest started the metal boom in the beginning of the decade, metal in general started expanding into new diversity around the world to trash metal, progressive metal, black metal, speed metal, hair metal, and so many more. So many bands that came out this decade are still remembered as one of the best. Unfortunately the 1990s metal isn’t as powerful or as recognized as the 1980s. At this time around, metal was facing a new genre of music called Grunge and Alternative Rock that took the musical spotlight from everyone. Plus the evolution of the genre throughout the 1990s went sour when they reached the awfulness of Nu Metal and big names like Metallica sold out with different, tasteless musical directions. But that’s not to say that metal in the 1990s were at all bad because we had new bands that went into the positive direction of metal when transforming into folk metal, sludge metal, technical metal, and other metal that sounds and feels as impacting as metal in the 1980s. If you don’t believe me, check out past Top 10 Albums list for each year of the the 1990s.

With that being said, I certainly enjoyed the good side of heavy metal in the 1990s. Not to mention that I got into Heavy Metal in this decade so I can’t overlook at this decade’s metal and stick in the past in the 1980s. Here’s the best Heavy Metal albums of the 1990s!  Continue reading Top 10 Metal Albums of the 1990s

Top 10 Albums of 1996

Number 10.  – Dreamland – Robert Miles

Robert Miles will always be remembered for writing perhaps the most iconic piece of trance music in history; Children – which isn’t exactly a bad thing is it?  The track has to be one of the most remixed and covered tracks in music history, but few know it was written by Robert in response to photographs of child war victims his father had brought home from a humanitarian mission in the former Yugoslavia. Aside from this rather substantial track, the layers of rippling synth combined with piercing keyboard notes and gorgeous female harmonies (most notable in the stunning Fable and the also iconic One and One) creates a relaxing chill out mood, and an album which has far wider appeal than the dance floors.

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