5 METAL Albums I Can’t Live Without: The 90’s Edition, Part 1

Overkill - classic band logo - green - #90OKMOBE

Since we all love to revisit our favorite Metal albums from yesteryear, here are my Five Metal Albums I Cannot Live Without: The 90’s Edition, Part 1. This list is in no particular order and you can expect for me to include EP’s for this or future Metal discussions. If you cannot live without any of the following Metal albums as well, feel free to blab about it with a comment! Metal be thy name!

King Diamond - The Graveyard - promo album cover pic - original cover - 1996 - #90KDMOTG

King Diamond – The Graveyard

King Diamond released 4 studio albums during the 90’s and The Graveyard is from 1996. Following his modus operandi, King Diamond’s The Graveyard is an evil concept album, one that never ceases to amaze and spook me, time after time.

My favorite song from this album is I Am; a King Diamond song that sends chills through each molecule of my body and it’s truly due to King Diamond’s jaw-dropping falsetto.

Queensryche - Empire - promo cover pic - #77E

Queensrÿche – Empire

Queensrÿche’s fourth studio album, Empire, was released back in 1990. What a whiz-bang way to start off the 90’s decade for Queensrÿche! I still have my cassette version of Empire and yes I did upgrade it to CD. Jet City Woman is my favorite song from this album; it makes my face all flush and psyche-out shit like that. Whoa!

Overkill - Horrorscope - promo album cover pic - #1991OBBEDDVMO

OVERKILL – Horrorscope

From 1991, Horrorscope is the fifth studio album released by The Garden State’s OVERKILL. I Metal worship this OVERKILL album!! Coma, the title track and OVERKILL’s cover version of the great Edgar Winter’s instrumental, Frankenstein, are 3 songs of pure Thrash Metal bliss! Please read below (OVERKILL – I Hear Black) for more reasoning as to why I love Horrorscope

Overkill - I Hear Black - promo album cover pic - #90SOMOTMBBE

OVERKILL – I Hear Black

From 1993, I Hear Black is the sixth studio album released by New Jersey’s OVERKILL. This super-legendary Thrash Metal band stayed very busy during the 90’s, releasing 6 studio albums and a cover song album titled: Coverkill. Whoa, man!

I love this (and the above) OVERKILL album for it kept me solid company during the early 90’s; which was a very sad and trying time in my life. Yes, OVERKILL was there when I needed them most. I still have the cassettes of both titles and did not upgrade to CDs until around 2007.

W.A.S.P. - Still Not Black Enough - 1995 - #95BLWMOSNBE

The mighty W.A.S.P. released 4 studio albums during the 90’s! Hell, yeah they did and Blackie Lawless is a Metal Defender Of The Faith! Still Not Black Enough is the sixth studio album from W.A.S.P. and it was released back in 1995. Holy Metal shit, is this a  tremendous W.A.S.P. album!

Blackie Lawless did not waste a micro note of space on this album, every song is an ass kicking that always makes me say (or think): thank you, Mr. Lawless and W.A.S.P., may I please have more sonic Metal beatings sirs?

My favorite song on this album is Rock and Roll To Death. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale got me into W.A.S.P. in the 80’s and reintroduced me to W.A.S.P. in the Millennium Decade as well! ‘Nuff said. Enjoy the song below and Metal Be Thy Name!


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