Top 10 Most Important/Influential Albums of All Time

Recently I starting thinking that it might be an interesting prospect to see what were some of the most important and influential albums of all time when it comes to some of the undeground's notable luminaries.  These are lists that are not necessarily the favorite albums from each individual, but the albums that played pivotal roles in shaping our journies throughout our lives.  Hopefully these lists will give you a little more insight into these artists while at the same time broadening your own musical horizons.

Brad most important and influential albums

In No particular Order:

Motley Crue = Shout At The Devil
Helloween = Walls Of Jericho
Metal Church = S/T
The Smiths = The Singles
Judge = Bringing It Down
Morbid Angel = Altars Of Madness
Blondie = Best Of Blondie
Unbroken = Life.Love.Regret.
Darkthrone = A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Sleater Kinney = Dig Me Out 

Guest List from Magnus of Condor

Yes = Close To The Edge
Pentagram = Last Daze Here
Satan = Court In The Act
Sodom = Persecution Mania
Simon & Garfunkel = Bookends
Metallica = Kill "em All
Aura Noir = The Merciless
Witchcraft = S/T
Darkthrone = Transilvanian Hunger
Diamond Head = Lightning To The Nations/David Bowie = The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders From Mars (I Can't Decide!)

Guest list from Joakim of Devil

Accept = Restless & Wild
Iron Maiden = Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Twisted Sister = Come Out And Play
Magnum = On A Storyteller's Night
Dio = Holy Diver
Bathory = Blood On Ice
Queensryche = S/T EP
Helloween = Walls Of Jericho
Kiss = Crazy Nights
Dissection = Storm Of The Light's Bane

Guest list from Salsten of Deathhammer

Exodus - Bonded By Blood
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Motorhead - Overkill
Kreator - Endless Pain
Sabbat - Festishism
Destruction - Infernal Overkill
Sarcofago - INRI
Nifelheim - S/T
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
Slayer - Show No Mercy


Guest list from Sakis of Terrordrome

Metallica = Master Of Puppets
Metallica = Ride The Lightning
Sepultura = Arise
Sepultura = Beneath The Remains
Slayer = Reign In Blood
Obituary = Cause Of Death
Morbid Angel = Blessed Are The Sick
Satyricon = Nemesis Divina
Emperor = Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Limbonic Art = In Abhorrence Dementia
Mayhem = De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Darkthrone = A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Death = Spiritual Healing

Guest list from Sverre of Audiopain


1. Kiss - Hotter Than Hell.
This, alongside all other Kiss-albums from the 70's, had a huge impact on me. Hotter Than Hell is not my favorite Kiss album today, but I remember how this record in particular made me obsessed by the sound of the electric guitar, being only 5 years old or so at that time I already knew I wanted to play guitar.

2. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
 

3. 
Metallica - Master of Puppets. Hard to choose which Metallica album that actually influenced me the most, but there is no doubt that Master Of Puppets had a huge influence on me at least.
4. Guns 'n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction.
No further comment necessary.

5. 
Slayer - Reign in Blood. Perfection...
6. Deicide - Deicide.
The first death metal album I heard, I believe. It just blew my mind.

7. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky.
Probably my first Black metal record. 

8. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (rough tape without vocals).
Being fortunate to get hold of this a year or so before the actual release of the album was amazing. The drum sound was just so great.
9. Voivod - Dimension Hatross. Yes, I know, you all prefer "Killing..." or "Roar" or whatever.  But "Dimension" did it for me.  First.

10. Tool - Aenima.
An art-ish approach to music.  So much dynamics going on.

Dark horses: Death Strike demo, Disneyland After Dark - Riskin' it All, Kreator - Pleasure to Kill, Alice Cooper - Raise Your Fist and Yell, Death - Leprosy, Burzum - Aske, Entombed - Clandestine, Kj°tt - compilation CD, Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness, W.A.S.P. - The Last Command, Aura Noir - Black Thrash Attack, Radiohead - OK Computer, Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast


Guest list from Milosz of Morne

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Dezerter - S/T
UK Subs - Endangered Species
Cocteau Twins - The Peel Sessions
Extreme Noise Terror / Chaos UK
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasure
Napalm Death - Scum
Amebix - Arise
Misery - Production Through Destruction
Neurosis - Souls At Zero