I had a lot of trouble deciding on one spot for some reason. I debated back and forth between Cannibal Corpse and Carcass for the final spot here. Ultimately, I decided on Carcass due to their having released great albums in essentially three different metal genres. Cannibal Corpse is fine, but they are mostly a run-of-the-mill death metal band and Carcass's death metal album is better than anything Cannibal Corpse put out. Then there is the grindcore stuff, which has inspired legions upon legions of imitators such as Aborted and The County Medical Examiners. But what really puts Carcass over the top for me is Heartwork. That album is an early example of melodic death metal, a style that I got into when I first started discovering extreme metal. That album combined with their death metal album puts Carcass far and away above Cannibal Corpse and knocks that band off the Top 100.
FAVORITE ALBUM: NECROTICISM-DESCANTING THE INSALUBRIOUS