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Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.
Type 2 - 'The different song.' This one doesn't exactly sound like the rest of the album. It might be the sole melodic moment on an otherwise atonal album, or it might be an interesting instrumental. These are, however, rarely the best track on the album. The ones included here are some of the better ones.
Type 3 - All others. All of the songs are good, but this one happens to be the best.
Type 0 - 'Almost the last song.' This case occurs when the climax hits just before the final song, which often happens to be more of an 'afterward' kind of thing rather than a full fledged piece. (Arena with The Visitor)

Note: this list excludes trivial cases (crimson, loddod, etc.) as well as type 0, though I'm considering changing my mind on this.

Edit: I've included some type 0's. I'll update this list as i get new stuff.

Created by: BigNaughtyV | 02.07.2013



1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2006, "Kali", Type 3
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
2012, "Beyond the Veil", Type 1
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
2002, "A Desolation Song", Type 2
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
2002, "...And Soon the World Will Cease to Be", Type 3
5. Anekdoten - Vemod
1993, "Wheel", Type 3
6. Aphrodite's Child - 666
1972, "All the Seats Were Occupied", Type 0/1
7. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
1995, "Naar Kulda Tar (Frostnettenes Prolog)", Type 3
8. Arena - The Visitor
1998, "Enemy Without/Running From Damascus", Type 0
9. Arena - Contagion
2003, "Ascension", Type 3
10. At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease
1994, "The Beautiful Wound", Type 3
11. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
1995, "The Flames of the End", Type 2
12. Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two
2008, "Sleeping in Traffic", Type 0/1
13. Behemoth - Demigod
2004, "The Reign of Shemsu-Hor", Type 1/2
14. Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie
2008, "The Sukkubus Lustrate/Der Rutenmarsch", Type 3
15. Belphegor - Blood Magick Necromance
2011, "Possessed Burning Eyes", Type 0
16. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
2007, "White Walls", Type 3
17. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
2009, "Swim to the Moon", Type 1
18. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2012, "Silent Flight Parliament", Type 0/1
19. The Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma
2005, "Miasma", Type 3
20. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
2007, "To a Breathless Oblivion", Type 0
21. Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
2002, "And Then There Was Silence", Type 1
22. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
2003, "Procession of the Dead Clowns", Type 1
23. Camel - Mirage
1974, "Lady Fantasy", Type 1
24. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987, "Bewitched", Type 0
25. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
2005, "The 1st Chapter", Type 1
26. Communic - The Bottom Deep
2011, "A Wayward Soul", Type 0
27. Converge - Jane Doe
2001, "Jane Doe", Type 1
28. Cynic - Focus
1993, "How Could I", Type 3
29. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
2002, "Ex Nihilo", Type 2
30. Darkest Hour - Deliver Us
2007, "Deliver Us", Type 3
31. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
1998, "A Moment of Clarity", Type 3
32. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
2007, "The Greys", Type 0
33. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing-Along Songs For The Damned & Delirious
2009, "Stratosphere Serenade", Type 1
34. Dissection - Reinkaos
2006, "Maha Kali", Type 3
35. Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
1989, "Only a Matter of Time", Type 3
36. Dream Theater - Awake
1994, "Space-Dye Vest", Type 2
37. Dream Theater - Octavarium
2005, "Octavarium", Type 1
38. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
2009, "The Count of Tuscany", Type 3
39. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
1994, "Inno A Satana", Type 3
40. Ensiferum - From Afar
2009, "Tumman Virran Taa/The Longest Journey", Type 1
41. Enslaved - Isa
2004, "Reogenesis", Type 0/1
42. Enslaved - Vertebrae
2008, "The Watcher", Type 2
43. Fates Warning - Disconnected
2000, "Disconnected Part 2", Type 2
44. Fates Warning - FWX
2004, "Wish", Type 2
45. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles
2009, "Oracles", Type 2
46. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Mafia
2010, "Mafia", Type 2
47. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
2011, "Agony", Type 2
48. The Flower Kings - The Rainmaker
2001, "Serious Dreamers", Type 2
49. Frost* - Milliontown
2006, "Milliontown", Type 1
50. The Gathering - Mandylion
1995, "In Motion #2", Type 3
51. Genesis - Foxtrot
1972, "Supper's Ready", Type 1
52. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
1973, "The Cinema Show", Type 3
53. Ghost B.C. - Opus Eponymous
2010, "Genesis", Type 2
54. Ghost Brigade - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
2011, "Soulcarvers", Type 3
55. God Forbid - Earthsblood
2009, "Gaia (The Vultures)", Type 3
56. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2005, "Global Warming", Type 2
57. Himsa - Hail Horror
2006, "Send Down Your Reign", Type 3
58. Hour Of Penance - Paradogma
2010, "Apotheosis", Type 2
59. Iced Earth - Iced Earth
1991, "When the Night Falls", Type 1
60. Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
2004, "Gettysburg", Type 1
61. Ihsahn - The Adversary
2006, "The Pain is Still Mine", Type 1
62. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2002, "Beyond the North Waves", Type 1
63. In Flames - Soundtrack To Your Escape
2004, "Bottled", Type 3
64. In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose
2008, "March to the Shore", Type 3
65. IQ - Dark Matter
2004, "Harvest of Souls", Type 1
66. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
1992, "Fear of the Dark", Type 1
67. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic
1973, "Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part 2)", Type 3
68. King Crimson - Red
1974, "Starless", Type 3
69. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
2009, "White", Type 3
70. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007, "A Farewell to Arms", Type 1
71. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
2005, "Casandra Gemini", Type 1
72. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2009, "The Last Baron", Type 1
73. Megadeth - Endgame
2009, "The Right To Go Insane", Type 3
74. Mendel - Subliminal Colors
2012, "Absolution", Type 1
75. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
1984, "The Call of Ktulu", Type 2
76. Negură Bunget - OM
2006, "Hora Soarelui", Type 0
77. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2000, "Dead Heart, In A Dead World", Type 3
78. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
2005, "This Godless Endeavor", Type 1
79. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
2010, "The Obsidian Conspiracy", Type 3
80. Nile - Ithyphallic
2007, "Even the Gods Must Die", Type 1
81. Novembers Doom - Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers
1999, "Dawn Breaks", Type 3
82. Novembers Doom - Into Night's Requiem Infernal
2009, "When Desperation Fills the Void", Type 3
83. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
2011, "Deep Cold", Type 1
84. Opeth - Deliverance
2002, "By the Pain I See in Others", Type 3
85. Opeth - Heritage
2011, "Folklore", Type 0
86. Orphaned Land - Mabool
2004, "Mabool (The Flood)/The Storm Still Rages Inside/Rainbow (The Resurrection)", Type 1
87. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2000, "The Perfect Element", Type 1
88. Pain Of Salvation - Scarsick
2007, "Enter Rain", Type 3
89. Periphery - Periphery
2010, "Racecar", Type 1
90. Porcupine Tree - Signify
1996, "Dark Matter", Type 3
91. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
2002, "Collapse the Light Into Earth", Type 2
92. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2007, "No Nation On This Earth", Type 3
93. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
2011, "Death of the Gods", Type 3
94. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Cybersonic Superchrist
2000, "With Desperate Hands So Numb", Type 3
95. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies Of Slit Wrists)
2005, "Loveless, Godless, Flawless", Type 2
96. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - In Hora Mortis Nostræ
2007, "The Innocence of the Three Faced Savior", Type 1
97. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - The Lustrate Process
2009, "Burial of Gods", Type 3
98. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
1988, "Eyes of a Stranger", Type 3
99. Redemption - Snowfall On Judgment Day
2009, "Love Kills Us All / Life in One Day", Type 1
100. Riverside - Memories In My Head
2011, "Forgotten Land", Type 3
101. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
2013, "Escalator Shrine", Type 0
102. Rush - Moving Pictures
1981, "Vital Signs", Type 3
103. Rwake - Rest
2011, "Was only a Dream", Type 3
104. Scale The Summit - Carving Desert Canyons
2009, "Giants", Type 3
105. Scorpions - Fly To The Rainbow
1974, "Fly to the Rainbow", Type 3
106. Shining - V - Halmstad
2007, "Neka morgondagen", Type 3
107. Shining - VI - Klagopsalmer
2009, "Total utfrysning", Type 1
108. Shining - Redefining Darkness
2012, "For the God Below", Type 3
109. Spock's Bears - The Light
1995, "The Water", Type 0
110. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
2013, "The Raven That Refused to Sing", Type 3
111. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2002, "The Odyssey", Type 1
112. The Tangent - A Place in the Queue
2006, "A Place in the Queue", Type 1
113. Tool - 10,000 Days
2006, "Right in Two", Type 0
114. Trivium - The Crusade
2006, "The Crusade", Type 1/2
115. Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
1971, "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers", Type 1
116. Watain - Sworn To The Dark
2007, "Stellavore", Type 3
117. Watain - Lawless Darkness
2010, "The Waters of Ain", Type 1
118. Winterfylleth - The Mercian Sphere
2010, "Defending the Realm", Type 3
119. Wintersun - Wintersun
2004, "Sadness and Hate", Type 3
120. Withered - Memento Mori
2005, "Among Sorrow", Type 1
121. Zyklon - Aeon
2003, "An Eclectic Manner", Type 2
122. 1349 - Hellfire
2005, "Hellfire", Type 1/2



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Syk - 03.07.2013 at 18:59  
Oh-so-agree with Metallica, IM & Zyklon. I'd suggest both Deep Purple and Iron Maiden's third full-lengths, 1986 Maiden and 2002 Immortal (type 1), Dãm's second (type 2) and maybe more Metallica, from '88 to '97 for type 2 or 3 (or 1 for the Loads). Maybe Megadeth, similar years, for type 3 (certainly '86-90). Nice list. Oh, QOTSA 2002, another type 2... could probably go on forever

more type 1s - Altar's debut and Behemoth's Demigod, Arcturus' Sham Mirrors, Deep Purple 1968 and '71, Disillusion Times of Splendor, Iron Butterfly Gadda-da-Vida, Led Zeppelin's debut and Neil Young's Trans ("Like an Inca")... k, I'm probably straying there; won't even mention "Last Trip to Tulsa"... back to metal: 1993 Cathedral for a type 2/3/0 hit, and maybe '91 Carcass for another type-1 favourite
Mr. Doctor - 03.07.2013 at 21:28  
I give you credits for adding !T.O.O.H.! When I read the title of your list I immediately thought of "Kali". The perfect way to end an album if you ask me.
Thumbs up for that.
!J.O.O.E.! - 03.07.2013 at 22:21  
Nice idea for the "types."
Marcel Hubregtse - 04.07.2013 at 14:01  
Where is Blut Aus Nord - TWWTG - Procession Of Dead Clowns? Now that is the best closer to an album ever.
Pazdzioch - 04.07.2013 at 14:50  
I totally agree with Marcel.
tea[m]ster - 04.07.2013 at 18:41  
I was thinking of doing this...fuck! Now I will just have to give you suggestions! Here we go...

Rosetta - "Monument" from Wake/Lift
Fen - "Bereft" from The Malediction Fields
Dirge - "Apogy" from Elysian Magnetic Fields
Rush - "Between The Wheels" from Grace Under Pressure
BloodTears - 04.07.2013 at 21:50  
This list has so many goodies! Porcupine Tree, In Absentia is probably the most perfect of them all.

Also, strongly agree on Amon Amarth - Versus The World because "...And Soon the World Will Cease to Be" is probably my favourite AA song of all.

Then we have Pain Of Salvation, Dream Theater which usually have strong closers. Frost*, Fates Warning, Nevermore.

So many good stuff, wow. Good job.

I will mention some for me: "Blackwater Park" - Opeth;
"Ultimate Trip" - Riverside/Rapid Eye Movement
"Before" - Riverside/Second Life Syndrome;
"AVO" - Pure Reason Revolution/Amor Vincit Omnia;
"Fields Of Desolation" - Arch Enemy/Black Earth;
"Bridge Of Destiny" - Arch Enemy/Stigmata;
"Destiny" - Anathema/Alternative 4;
"2000 & Gone" - Anathema/Judgement;
"My Negation" - Dark Tranquillity/Character;
"The First Field Of The Battle" - Rotting Christ/Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers
"The Final Solution (Entering The Black Lodge)" - In Mourning/Monolith
Lit. - 04.07.2013 at 23:04  
I dig this list. Let me give it a shot:
Hell - No Martyr's Cage (Human Remains) Type 3
Iced Earth - Dante's Inferno (Burnt Offerings) Type 1
Vektor - Accelerating Universe (Black Future) Type 1
Mastodon - Elephant Man (Remission) Type 2
Ministry - Khyber Pass (Rio Grande Blood) Type 2
Deathstars - Termination Bliss (Termination Bliss) Type 3
Disembowelment - Cerulean Transience Of All My Imagined Shores (Transcendence Into The Peripheral) Type 3
Candlemass - A Sorcerer's Pledge (Epicus Doomus Metallus) Type 3
Down - Bury Me In Smoke (NOLA) Type 1
Immolation - Close To A World Below (Close To A World Below) Type 1
Ixion - Fade To Blue (To The Void) Type 2, I think.
OSI - Standby (Looks Like Rain) (OSI) Type 2
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman (Diary of a Madman) Type 1
King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King (Court of the Crimson King) Type 1
BigNaughtyV - 15.07.2013 at 22:05  
Wow, I did not expect so many comments, thanks for all the feedback.
I haven't heard a good chunk of the suggested albums, I guess i have some homework

Anyway, I've added a few more and some type 0's.

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