Tops 10

Classer c’est bien. Lister aussi. Classer des listes, faire des greatest-best-of c’est un mode de pensée. Bienvenu au royaume du choix et du renoncement. Parce qu’on le sait bien, 5 ou 10, ce n’est jamais assez.

Cet “à peu près Top 100” est une visite guidée historique des incontournables du hard rock et du metal, une “notice”, un ensemble de repères. Il ne s’agit pas de choix personnels mais d’un ensemble de disques qui dressent le portrait de quasi 50 ans de hard / metal.
Un seul album par groupe (sauf rares exceptions, certains groupes ayant des phases très différentes dans leur carrière) et écarté les lives (une exception pour Scorpions).
Une réserve : les styles / groupes les plus récents ne sont pas forcément bien représentés pour des raisons de recul difficile à prendre et parfois d’une manque de maîtrise des styles.
Petit bonus : M’sieur Clem a créé le Top 100 MBB sur Spotify ! Merci à lui. À découvrir ici

01. AC/DC – Highway to hell (hard rock)
02. Accept – Breaker (heavy metal)
03. Aerosmith – Toys in the attic (hard rock)
04. Alice Cooper – Killer (hard rock)
05. Alice in Chains – Dirt (grunge)
06. Angra – Holy land (speed mélodique)
07. Anthrax – Among the living (thrash)
08. At the Gates – Slaughter of soul (death mélodique)
09. Avenged Sevenfold – The stage (heavy metal)
10. Bathory – Under the sign of the black mark (black metal)
11. Bathory – Hammerheart (black /metal mélodique)
12. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (heavy metal)
13. Black Sabbath – Heaven & hell (heavy metal)
14. Blind Guardian – Nightfall in middle earth (heavy metal)
15. Blue Öyster Cult – Agents of fortune (heavy metal)
16. Bon Jovi – Slippery when wet (hard FM)
17. Candlemass – Epicus doomicus metallicus (doom metal)
18. Carcass – Heartwork (death metal mélodique)
19. Cathedral – Carnival bizarre (doom)
20. Celtic Frost – To mega therion (proto black metal)
21. Cheap Trick – In color (hard rock)
22. Children of Bodom – Hatebreeder (black metal mélodique)
23. Crowbar – Odd fellows rest (sludge)
24. Cult, The – Sonic temple (hard rock)
25. Darkthrone – Transylvanian hunger (black metal)
26. Dark Tranquillity – The gallery (death metal mélodique)
27. Death – Individual thought pattern (death metal)
28. Deep Purple – Machine head (hard rock)
29. Def Leppard – Hysteria (hard US)
30. Deftones – White pony (neo)
31. Destruction – Eternal devastation (thrash)
32. Dio – Last in line (heavy metal)
33. Dismember – Like an ever flowing stream (death metal)
34. Dokken – Under lock and key (hard US)
35. Dream Theater – Scenes from a memory (prog metal)
36. Emperor – In the nightside eclipse (black metal mélodique)
37. Entombed – Left hand path (death metal)
38. Europe – The final countdown (hard FM)
39. Exodus – Bonded by blood (thrash)
40. Extreme – Pornograffiti (hard US)
41. Faith No More – The real thing (fusion)
42. Gojira – From Mars to Sirius (death metal)
43. Guns’n’Roses – Appetite for destruction (hard rock)
44. Helloween – Keeper of the seven keys – Part I (speed mélodique)
45. Immortal – At the heart of winter (black metal)
46. In Flames – Whoracle (death mélodique)
47. Iron Maiden – Powerslave (heavy metal)
48. Iron Maiden – Seventh son of a seventh son (heavy metal)
49. Journey – Frontiers (hard FM)
50. Judas Priest – British steel (heavy metal)
51. Judas Priest – Painkiller (heavy metal)
52. Kiss – Destroyer (hard US)
53. Korn – s/t (néo metal)
54. Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley (stoner)
55. Led Zeppelin – IV (hard rock)
56. Malmsteen – Marching out (hard rock)
57. Manowar – Sign of the hammer (heavy metal)
58. Marilyn Manson – Antichrist superstar (indus)
59. Mastodon – Leviathan (sludge)
60. Mayhem – De mysteriis dom sathanas (black metal)
61. Meat Loaf – Bat out of hell (hard FM)
62. Megadeth – Rust in peace (thrash)
63. Mercyful Fate – Don’t break the oath (heavy metal)
64. Meshuggah – Chaosphere (djent / prog metal)
65. Metallica – Master of puppets (thrash)
66. Metallica – s/t (heavy metal)
67. Ministry – Psalm 69: the way to succeed and the way to suck eggs (indus)
68. Morbid Angel – Blessed are the sick (death metal)
69. Mötley Crüe – Shout at the devil (hard glam)
70. Motörhead – Overkill (hard rock)
71. Napalm Death – Scum (grind metal)
72. Nightwish – Oceanborn (metal symphonique)
73. Nine Inch Nails – The downward spiral (indus)
74. Nirvana – Nevermind (grunge)
75. Nugent, Ted – Scream dream (hard rock)
76. Obituary – Slowly we rot (death)
77. Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (heavy metal)
78. Pantera – Vulgar display of power (power metal)
79. Paradise Lost – Draconian times (doom atmosphérique)
80. Pearl Jam – Ten (grunge)
81. Periphery – s/t (djent)
82. Possessed – Seven churches (death metal)
83. Prong – Force fed (indus)
84. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the deaf (stoner)
85. Queensrÿche – Operation mindcrime (heavy metal)
86. Rage Against the Machine – s/t (fusion)
87. Rainbow – Rising (hard rock)
88. Rammstein – Sehnsucht (indus)
89. Reverend Bizarre – In the rectory of Reverend Bizarre (doom)
90. Rhapsody – Symphony of enchanted lands (metal symphonique)
91. Roth, David Lee – Eat’em & smile (hard US)
92. Rush – Moving pictures (metal prog)
93. Satriani – Surfing with the alien (hard US instru)
94. Saxon – Denim and leather (heavy metal)
95. Scorpions – Tokyo tapes (hard rock)
96. Scorpions – Blackout (heavy metal)
97. Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (thrash / death)
98. Slayer – Reign in blood (thrash)
99. Slayer – Seasons in the abyss (thrash)
100. Slipknot – s/t (neo metal)
101. S.O.D. – Speak english or die (crossover)
102. Sodom – Agent orange (thrash)
103. Soundgarden – Superunknown (grunge)
104. Stratovarius – Visions (speed mélodique)
105. Suicidal Tendencies – How will I laugh tomorrow when I can’t even smile today (crossover)
106. System of a Down – Toxicity (neo metal)
107. Therion – Vovin (metal symphonique)
108. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (hard rock)
109. Tool – Lateralus (neo metal / prog)
110. Trust – Répression (hard rock)
111. Type O Negative – October rust (metal gothique)
112. Twisted Sister – You can’t stop rock’n’roll (hard US)
113. UFO – Lights out (hard rock)
114. Vai, Steve – Passion and warfare (guitare instru)
115. Van Halen – s/t (hard US)
116. Venom – Black metal (heavy metal)
117. Voivod – Killing technology (thrash expérimental)
118. W.A.S.P. – s/t (hard US)
119. Whitesnake – s/t (1987) (hard rock)

Metal

01. Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas
02. Sabaton – The great war
03. Palehørse – s/t
04. Voyager – Colours in the sun
05. Borknagar – True north
06. Moron Police – A boat on the sea
07. Memoriam – Requiem for mankind
08. Whitesnake – Flesh & blood
09. D.A.D. – A prayer for the loud
10. The Crypt Sermon – The ruins of fading light

Et pas loin derrière : Exumer – Hostile defiance , Vltimas – Something wicked marches in, Numenorean – Adore, Carcariass – Planet chaos, Statement – Force of life, Traveler – s/t.

Punk

– Millencolin – S.O.S
– Teenage Bottlerocket – Stay rad

Metal (liste retouchée depuis la publication de l’émission…)

01. Unleashed – The hunt for the white Christ
02. Farmer Boys – Born again
03. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian
04. Ghost – Prequelle
05. Satan – Cruel magic
06. The Crown – Cobra speed venom
07. Refuge – Solitary men
08. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
09. Death Alley – Superbia
10. Be the Wolf – Empress

Et pas loin… Alien Weaponry – , Black Fast – Spectre of ruin, Immortal – Northern chaos gods, Hellwerk – 13 steps to the end, Demonical – Chaos Manifesto, Alice in Chains – Rainier fog

Punk

Adolescents – Cropduster
Heavy Heart – Love against capture
Youth Avoiders – Relentless

Autre

Devon Lamarr Organ Trio – Close but no cigar
Struts, TheYoung and dangerous

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À retrouver sur Spotify grâce à M. Clem.

Metal

01. Zeal & Ardor – Devil is fine
02. Decapitated – Anticult
03. Kreator – Gods of violence
04. Eclipse – Monumentum
05. God Dethroned – The world ablaze
06. Lich King – The omniclasm
07. Mastodon – Emperor of sand / Cold dark place
08. The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
09. Sticky Boys – Calling the devil
10. Accept – Rise of chaos

Et aussi : Danko Jones – Wild cat, Rage – Seasons of the black, Keldian – Darkness and light, Axxis – Retolution, Sepultura – Machine messiah, Powertrip – Nightmare logic

Punk

01. Lillingtons, The – Stella sapiente
02. Menzingers, The – After the party
03. Frenzal Rhomb – Hi-vis high tea
04. Diego Pallavas – En cavale

Autres

01.  Carpenter Brut – Live
02. Night Flight Orchestra – Amber galactic

Metal

01. Avenged Sevenfold – The stage
02. Kvelertak – Nattesferd
03. Ghost – Popestar
04. Rage – The devil strikes again
05. The Answer – Solas
06. Exmortus – Ride forth
07. Gojira – Magma
08. Asphyx – Incoming death
09. Campbell, Phil and the Bastard Sons – s/t
10. Kryptos – Burn up the night

Et pas très loin… Alcest – Kodama, Malemort – Balltrap, Sabaton – The last stand, Eternal Champion – Armor of ire…

Punk

01. Adolescents – Manifest density
02. NoFX – First ditch effort
03. Descendents – Hypercaffium spazzinate
04. Useless I.D. – State is burning
05. Face ot Face – Protection
06. Supertshaw – I have a terrible accent but I don’t mind
07. Angel Du$t – Rock the fuck on forever
08. Nerf Herder – Rockingham
09. Venerea – Last call for adderall
10. Toy Guitar – Move like a ghost

Autre

Mould, Bob – Patch the sky
Riske Zero – No country for the old men
Weezer – s/t (white album)

Metal

01. Ghost – Meliora
02. Enforcer – From beyond
03. Armored Saint – Win hands down
04. Satan – Atom by atom
05. Backyard Babies – 4our by 4our
06. Black Fast – Terms of surrender
07. Honeymoon Disease – The transcendence
08. Black Dahlia Murder, The – Abysmal
09. Michael Monroe – Blackout state
10. Klone – Here comes the sun

Et pas loin derrière… Visigoth – The revenant king

Punk

01. Not Scientists – Destroy to rebuild
02. Millencolin – True brew
03. Teenage Bottlerocket – Tales from Wyoming
04. Toy Guitar – In this meas

Autre

01. H-Burns – Night moves
02. Imperial State Electric – Honk machine
03. Night Flight Orchestra – Skyline whispers

Metal

01. At the Gates – At war with reality
02. Gamma Ray – Empire of the undead
03. Work of Art – Framework
04. Riot V – Unleash the fire
05. Axxis – Kingdom of the night II – Black & White edition
06. Audrey Horne – Pure heavy
07. Exmortus – Slave to the sword
08. Sabaton – Heroes
09. Sticky Boys – Make art
10. Tankard – R.I.B

Punk

01. Adolescents – La vendetta
02. Lagwagon – Hang
03. Lawrence Arms – Metropole
04. Masked Intruder – M.I.
05. Raised Fist – From the north

Autres
01. The Struts – Everybody wants

Metal

01. Audrey Horne – Youngblood
02. Turisas – 2013
03. Ghost – Infestissumam
04. Kverlertak – Meir
05. Eat the Gun – Stripped to the bone
06. The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
07. Pretty Maids – Motherland
08. Stratovarius – Nemesis
09. Suicidal Tendancies – 13
10. Year of the Goat – Angels’ necropolis

Et pas loin… Heaven’s Basement – Filthy empire, Running Wild – Resilient

Punk

01. Adolescents – Presumed insolent
02. Not Scientists – Leave stickers on our graves
03. Sons of Buddah – Didoudam
04. The Konbinis – Plastic punks
05. G.A.S. Drummers – We got the light

Autre

01. Ibrahim Malouf – Illusions
02. Old Man Markley – Down side up

Metal

01. Kreator – Phantom antichrist
02. Satan – Life sentence
03. Baroness – Yellow & green
04. Game Over – For humanity
05. Gamma Ray – Skeletons and majesties
06. Tankard – A girl called Cerveza
07. Van Halen – A different kind of truth
08. Lich King – Born of the bomb

Punk

01. NoFX – Self en-titled
02. Boucing Souls – Comet
03. Masked Intruder – s/t
04. Adolescents – American dogs in Europe
05. Useless I.D. – Symptoms
06. Pennywise – All or nothing

Autre

01. Asia – XXX
02. Imperial State Electric – Pop war
03. Night Flight Orchestra – Internal affairs
04. Dan Reed – Signal fire

Metal

01. Turisas – Stand up and fight
02. Riot – Immortal soul
03. Year of the Goat – s/t
04. Demonaz – Marche of the norse
05. Michael Monroe – Sensory overdrive
06. Work of Art – In progress
07. Saxon – Call to arms
08. The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual
09. Skeletonwitch – Forever abomination
10. Symfonia – In paradisium

Punk

01. Adolescents – The fastest kid alive
02. Copyrights – The north sentinel island
03. Screeching Weasel – First world manifesto
04. Face to Face – Laugh now, laugh later
05. Pour Habit – Got your back
06. Zebrahead – Get nice !

Autre

01. Craig’s Brother – The insidious lie
02. Foo Fighters – Wasting light
03. Shaka Ponk – The geeks and the jerkin’ socks

Metal

01. Ghost – Opus eponymous
02. Accept – Blood of the nations
03. Dimmu Borgir – Abrahadabra
04. Enforcer – Diamonds
05. Gamma Ray – To the metal
06. Halford, Rob – Made of metal
07. Armored Saint – La Raza
08. Kreator – Hordes of chaos
09. Hardcore Superstar – Split your lip
10. Kvelertak – s/t

Punk

01. Against Me! – White crosses
02. Leatherface – The stormy petrel
03. Riverdales, The – Tarantula
04. Bad Religion – The dissent of man
05. Comeback Kid – Symptoms + cures
06. Dead End – Clusterfucktabulous !
07. McRackins – It ain’t easy over easy

Autre

01. Bellrays, The – Black lightning
02. Asia – Omega
03. Puggy – Something you might like
04. Weezer – Hurley
05. Gaslight Anthem, The – American slang

Metal

01. Ghost – Opus eponymous
02. Turisas – Stand up and fight
03. Sonata Arctica – Ecliptica
04. Enforcer – From beyond
05. Kalisia – Cybion
06. Baroness – Yellow & Green
07- Danko Jones – Sleep is the enemy
08. Kverlertak – Nattesferd
09. Avenged Sevenfold – The stage
10. Year of the Goat – Angel’s necropolis
11. Alien Weaponry –
12. The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal
13. Moron Police –  Defenders of the small yard
14. Palehørse – s/t
15. Power Trip – Nightmare logic
16. Zeal & Ardor – s/t

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01. Zeal & Ardor – The devil is fine
02. Immortal – All shall fall
03. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian
04. Véhémence – Par le sang versé
05. Funeral Mist – Hekatomb
06. Rotting Christ – Theogonia
07. MGLA – Exercices in futility
08. Windir – Arntor / 1184
09. Ancient Rites – Dim carcosa
10. Wolves in the throne room – Thrice woven

Et pas loin… Embryonic Cells – Horizon, Dissection – Reinkaos, Aorlhac – L’esprit des vents, Black Fast – Terms of surrender (même si c’est pas tout à fait du  BM hein…)

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01. In Flames – Clayman
02. Bolt Thrower – Those once loyal
03. Unleashed – The hunt for the white Christ
04. The Crown – Cobra speed venom
05. Decapitated – Anticult
06. The Black Dahlia Murder – Abysmal
07. At The Gates – At war with reality
08. Memoriam – Requiem for mankind
09. God Dethroned – The world ablaze
10. Kalisia – Cybion

Et pas loin… Vltimas – Something wicked marches in, Asphyx – Incoming death, Arch Enemy – Burning bridges, Entombed – 666 To ride, shoot straight and speak the truth ?, Dismember – Death metal

01. Pearl Jam – Ten
02. Screaming Trees – Sweet oblivion
03. Soundgarden – Superunknown
04. Temple of the Dog – s/t
05. Hole – Celebrity skin
06 Alice in Chains – Rainier fog

Metal

01. Wolf Hoffman – Accept
02. Edward Van Halen – Van Halen
03. Akira Takasaki – Loudness
04. Yngwie Malmsteen
05. Ritchie Blackmore – Rainbow
06. Glenn Tipton / KK Downing – Judas Priest
07. Joe Satriani
08. Vitto Bratta – White Lion
09. Victor Smolski – Rage
10. Adrian Smith – Iron Maiden

Punk et Autres

01. Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
02. El Hefe (NoFX)
03. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
04. Brian May (Queen)

01. Zeno – s/t
02. Honeymoon Suite – The big prize
03. Bon Jovi – s/t
04. Toto – The seventh one
05. Magnum – Princess Alice and the broken arrow
06. Asia – Alpha
07. Eclipse – Monumentum
09. Work of Art – Framework
09. Fastway – On target
10. Joshua – Surrender

01. AC/DC – Highway to hell
02. Led Zeppelin – IV
03. Rainbow – Rising
04. Thin Lizzy – Chinatown
05. Tesla – Mechanical resonance
06. Def Leppard – High’n’dry
07. Riot – Fire down under
08. D.A.D – No fuel left for the pilgrims
09. Yngwie Malmsteen – Odyssey
10. WASP – The headless children

01. Van Halen – 5150 / 1984
02. Dokken – Under lock & key
03. David Lee Roth – Skyscraper
04. Poison – Look what the cat dragged in
05. Twisted Sister – Love is for suckers
06. Quiet Riot – Metal health
07. King Kobra – Ready to strike
09. Faster Pussycat – s/t
10. Tyketto – Don’t come easy
11. White Lion – Pride
12. Steelheart – s/t
13. Damn Yankess – s/t
14. Bonfire – Point blank
15. Vinnie Vincent Invasion – s/t

01. Accept – Metal heart
02. Scorpions – Blackout
03. Judas Priest – Defenders of the faith
04. Manowar – Sign of the hammer
05. Saxon – Denim & leather
06. Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell
07. Iron Maiden – Powerslave
08. Queensrÿche – Operation mindcrime
09. Loudness – Disillusion
10. ADX – Suprématie

01. Trust – Paris by night
02. Running Wild – Ready for boarding
03. Iron Maiden – Live after death
04. Thin Lizzy – Live and dangerous
05. Motörhead – Everything louder than everything else
06. Hawkwind – Live chronicles (pour “Moonglum“)

Hors metal
01. NoFX – They’ve actually gotten worse live !
02. Téléphone – Paris ’81

 

01. System of a Down – Mezmerize
01. System of a Down – Hypnotize
03. Le néo CDLM
04. Le néo CDLM
05. Le néo CDLM

Hors concours c’est eux les meilleurs mais dommage, c’est pas du prog !
Queensrÿche – Operation mindcrime

01. Asia – Alpha
02. Threshold – Dead reckoning
03. Moron Police – Defenders of the small yard
04. Turisas – 2013
05. Kalisia – Cybion
06. Yes – Talk / 90125 / Big generator
07. Borknagar – True north
08. Orphaned Land – Mabool
09. Ark – Burn the sun
10. NoFX – The decline

Adolescents – La Vendetta
Against Me! – New wave
All – Pummel
Bad Astronaut – Acrophobe
Bad Religion – The empire strikes first / Generator
Bouncing Souls, The – The gold records / Comet
Buzzcocks, The – The singles collection
Descendents – Milo goes to college
Face to Face – s/t
Green Day – American idiot
Hard Ons – Yummy!
Lagwagon – Hang
Leatherface – Mush et Stormy Petrel
McRackins – Back to the crack
Millencolin – Pennybridge pionneers
NoFX – White trash two heebs and a bean
Ramones – Rocket to Russia / It’s alive
Sheriff, Les – Soleil de plomb
Snuff – Demamussabebonk
Teenage Bottlerocket – Tales of Wyoming
Vandals – Hitler bad, Vandals good

01. Helloween – Keeper of the seven keys – Pt. I
02. Gamma Ray – Powerplant
03. Stratovarius – Destiny
04. Sonata Arctica – Silence
05. Luca Turilli – Prophet of the last eclipse
06. Freedom Call – Stairway to Fairyland
07. Nightwish – Oceanborn
08. Avantasia – The metal opera
09. Dragonforce – Inhuman rampage
10. Scanner – Hypertrace

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Big 4
01. Metallica – Master of puppets
02. Metallica – Ride the lightning
03. Megadeth – So far so good… So what ?
04. Megadeth – Peace sells… But who’s buying ?
05. Anthrax – Sound of the white noise

Hors big 4
01. Death Angel – Act III
02. Kreator – Violent revolution
03. Exodus – Fabulous disaster / Force of habit
04. Suicidal Tendencies – How will I laugh… when I can’t even smile today
05. Sacred Reich – Independent
06. Holy Terror – Mind wars
07. Nuclear Assault – Game over
08. Tankard – A girl called Cerveza
09. Lich King – The omniclasm
10. Paradox – Electrify

Et pas loin… Alien Weaponry – , Dimension Zero – Silent night fever, Exumer – Hostile defiance, Power Trip – Nightmare logic