Published on Sunday, 14 August 2016 19:54
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Musician at: DeepDark
1. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
2. Death - Spiritual Healing
3. In The Woods... - Heart Of The Ages
4. Manowar - Kings Of Metal
5. Lustmord - Heresy
"When I was 12 years old, I first heard Iron Maiden, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. This album had a great influence on me and was the reason I started listening to heavy metal music."
Musician at: God Body Disconnect
1. Heat - OST
"The final scene of Pacino holding a dying De Niro is etched into my mind forever. It was a shock to find out Moby wrote the music behind it, but I want "God moving over the face of the waters" played at my funeral. Yeah, it’s that good."
2. Allan Holdsworth - Hard Hat Area
"I usually save this one for real late nights and prefer to listen to it outside. The production is super intimate and dreamlike. The air between the notes carries me like a midnight breeze into the darkness of night."
3. Candiria - Beyond Reasonable Doubt
"If there is an artist out there that can play almost every genre of music I listen to, Candiria is the most capable. Plus Ken Schalk is an absolute monster on drums. He raised the bar so high here and that really pushed me to strive beyond what I thought my limits were."
4. Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
"This is one of the most emotional heart tugging albums I've ever heard. It is a testament to what home recorded artists can accomplish on their own. The inspiration runs deep here."
5. Group Home - Livin' Proof
"Anything DJ Premier touches is gold, and Livin’ Proof is 24k. This album is highly underrated and as a kid I felt proud to be the only one in my circle to own it. Lil’ Dap and Melachi helped me through a lot of tough times, and their words stick with me till this day."
Musician at: Exgenesis, ex-Lost In Darkness, ex-Antithesis
1. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
2. King Diamond - Abigail
3. Slumber - Fallout
4. Rapture - Futile
5. Death - Human
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Musician at: Der Himmel über Berlin
1. Iron Maiden - Killers
"I was a child, in my little room. My friend’s older brother introduce me to this world... and the world changed."
2. Dead Can Dance - Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun
"When goth culture meets classic and ancient melodies. A masterpiece!"
3. Ministry - Psalm 69
"Rage. Fury. Speed. No mercy. With this album Al Jourgensen became the Godfather of modern industrial metal."
4. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
"Painful and relaxing at the same time. A rare mixture."
5. The Cult - Love
"A must-have gem, a perfect crossover between gothic and hard rock, that strongly influenced me."
Musician at: Crippled Black Phoenix, Hearts Of Black Science, ISON
1. Type O Negative - October Rust
"One of my all-time favorite albums. I still find small sonic details every time I listen to it. The production is fantastic and the songs are timeless. Such a huge inspiration to everything I do when it comes to music."
2. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
"This beast of a double album sounds as magical today as it did back then. Not many records released today can top this, also when it comes to the production. This is the perfect soundtrack for the night."
3. Fields Of The Nephilim - Elizium
"My band mate Tomas introduced me to this album long before we started a band together, it was sometime around 1995 and I remember I fell in love with how good the dreamy guitars sounded, it has been an album that has shaped so much of how I play guitar. One of the most important albums for me personally and a reference for us when we started writing for Hearts Of Black Science several years later."
4. Kyuss - And The Circus Leaves Town
"This album literally changed my life. I had never heard anything like it before, nor after. It has an amazing production and it still feels as fresh today as it did back in the mid 90s! Probably one of the heaviest albums ever recorded. I was very sad to see them break up but once I heard the first Queens Of The Stone Age album I knew that there was still hope. That's another band that has meant a lot to me on a musical level, especially when it comes to vocals."
5. Neurosis - Times Of Grace
"My favorite album of theirs, one of the best albums ever recorded. Everything is perfect here, from the amazing production to the haunting songs. I don't understand why so many bands these days choose a lifeless, computer made drum sound when you can have drums that sounds like this!"
"Those are five albums in no particular order from the 90s that never left my turntable and that I still worship to this day."
Musician at: Dronny Darko
1. Drumcorps - Falling Forward
"Huge fan of this guy for years already. Perfect blend of glitch electronics and grind core violence."
2. Sleeping On Lotus Ashes - Crushed Identity
"Alongside with his drone ambient Red Fog project, Sebastian became a huge inspiration since I first discovered this talented man. Experimental sound laboratory amalgamating various types of resynthesis manipulations, sound morphing, etc."
3. Limewax - (anything)
"Can’t stop listening to this groovy d&b master of the dark. Seems that he’s on a level nobody else is."
4. Lusine Icl - Iron City
"Came back to this guy from a while of not listening but this album is so magnetic to me. Very elegant chill electronics. Perfect evening music."
5. Mr. Oizo - The Church
"A healthy snack of humorous beats is what I think everyone needs. A gifted french musician as well as media producer who makes movies funny as hell. Check him out by watching Wrong Cops first. You’ll never regret it."
Musician at: The Eternal
1. Anekdoten - Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
2. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
4. Brendan Perry - Ark
5. My Brother The Wind - Twilight In The Crystal Cabinet
"This is my current top 5 (in no particular order), as my top 5 ever would just be impossible!"
Musician at: Sweet Ermengarde
1. New Model Army - Winter
2. And Also The Trees - Born Into The Waves
3. Killing Joke - Pylon
4. Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
5. The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
"I decided to make a current top 5 list because I'm listening to a lot of music so it would be nearly impossible to decide which album is in and which album is out of an all-time list. In this case I would need something like a top 50."
Musician at: Draconian
1. The Mission - The First Chapter
2. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
3. Fields Of The Nephilim - The Nephilim
4. Elend - Les Ténèbres Du Dehors
5. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
"No particular order. Darker music has always been speaking to me with the loudest of voices, regardless of genre. All I'm after in an artist or a band is the soul. Whether it's about the dark night of the soul, love and contemplation or simply the sadness of being stuck in this material world. These are a few of albums that meant the world to me growing up in the 80s and 90s."
Colonel Para Bellum
Musician at: Blackdeath, Nuclear Cthulhu
1. Living Death - Protected From Reality
2. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
3. Laibach - Macbeth
4. Current 93 - HoneySuckle Æons
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
"Of course I have more favourite albums, but to these ones I'm ready to listen every day"