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Other Usernames: Six_o_the_Clock, Rallick Nom, OSS

My reviews here are terribly out of step with my present tastes, but if you like what 18-21 year-old OSS liked, then I hope they're a fun resource for you. When I decide to review something metal-related, I make a point of posting it here as well, so keep an eye out for the occasional new bit.

Here's what my top fifty metal records looks like as of November 2011. Yep, stopped liking Dream Theater. Geez. Top fourteen or so are 100%/5-star kinda releases.

1. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
2. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
3. Thought Industry - Outer Space is Just a Martini Away
4. Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
5. Amorphis - Elegy
6. Atheist - Elements
7. Gorguts - Obscura
8. Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
9. Cynic - Focus
10. Slayer - Reign in Blood
11. Savatage - Ghost in the Ruins
12. Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
13. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
14. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
15. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
16. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
17. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
18. Ulver - Bergtatt
19. Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
20. Tool - Lateralus
21. Amorphis - Tuonela
22. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
23. Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood
24. King's X - Live All Over the Place
25. The Angelic Process - Coma Waering
26. Savatage - The Dungeons Are Calling
27. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans
28. Sleep - Dopesmoker
29. Alice in Chains - Dirt
30. Scorpions - Tokyo Tapes
31. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
32. Queensryche - Rage for Order
33. Metallica - Master of Puppets
34. Cobalt - Gin
35. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
36. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
37. In Flames - Whoracle
38. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
39. Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
40. Death - Symbolic
41. Opeth - Still Life
42. Coroner - Mental Vortex
43. Windir - 1184
44. Metallica - Load
45. Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
46. Carcass - Heartwork
47. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
48. Voivod - Dimension: Hatross
49. Amorphis - Eclipse
50. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God

A note on Perfect Pop Singles: It's a series I write on my blog where I try to spotlight and dig into why I love the songs I do. My definition of pop is broad; essentially I consider jazz, orchestral/classical, ambient, some extreme forms of metal and punk and experimental music to be non-pop; everything else is fair game as long as it's catchy. Obviously many metal fans object to thinking of, say, Dio as pop. I'd respond by saying some of his best songs were pop, and perfect pop at that.

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Well I've opened up my veins too many times
And the poison's in my heart and in my mind
Poison's in my bloodstream, poison's in my pride
I'm after rebellion, I'll settle for lies
Is it any wonder my mind's on fire?