A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by the members of Deathwhite, whose song we debuted earlier this week.
Katatonia’s Viva Emptiness
Simply the finest collection of dark and dreary songs assembled in the last 15 years. No album has as much personality, depth, and cohesion.
Paradise Lost’s Draconian Times
The best non-commercial, but commercial metal album in Euro metal history. Hard to fathom these guys didn’t blow up after its release. Had it come out sooner in the 90s, things may have been a lot different for the band.
Their last bonafide “metal” album, which is the finest cross between Pink Floyd and British doom in recent memory. Fantastic use of acoustic guitars, pensive melodies, and sequencing. Probably a good thing they switched course after this – they probably couldn’t top it if they tried.
Omnium Gatherum’s New World Shadows
Melodic death metal its finest, Finnish-style. Impeccable use of melody (of course), gruff, personable vocals, and extremity in the right spots. Moreover, no other band sounds like OG. They are a singular entity.
In Flames’ Whoracle
The Jester Race is usually the preferred choice, but Whoracle has better production and more compact songs. Top-notch guitar harmonies, highlighted by “Jotun,” “Gyroscope” and “The Hive.” Hands-down their finest hour.
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