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My top 100 Albums, sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

Created by: MetalDoomMaster | 09.11.2013



1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
Beautiful death metal with intense riffs and amazing atmosphere
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
Folk-ish atmospheric-ish black metal
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
Progressive metal
4. Opeth - Still Life
Progressive death metal
5. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
Progressive craziness
6. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Black metal
7. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Progressive death metal with some black metal and lots of sex.
8. Enslaved - Isa
Progressive black metal
9. Agalloch - The Mantle
Progressive
10. Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Industrial
11. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
Brutal death the way it should be
12. Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh
Savage death metal
13. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
Death metal
14. Be'Lakor - Stone's Reach
Melodic death metal that actually doesn't sound average in every way. Well, to me, anyway.
15. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
Asians being Asian -obviously not a bad thing
16. Demilich - Nespithe
Creative death metal
17. Spawn Of Possession - Noctambulant
Interesting technical death metal
18. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
Melodic death metal
19. Leprous - Bilateral
Prog that grows on you
20. Summoning - Stronghold
Epic
21. Verdunkeln - Einblick In Den Qualenfall
Atmospheric/psychedelic black metal at its best
22. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus
Really dark and fun black metal
23. Azarath - Blasphemers' Maledictions
Ferocious Satan-woshipping blackened death
24. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
Death metal. Don't know why, but this speaks to me more than Nightmares Made Flesh.
25. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Progressive death metal with awesome riffs and solos - just edges out Spiritual Healing.
26. Hour Of Penance - The Vile Conception
Angry death metal
27. Rhapsody Of Fire - Power Of The Dragonflame
Power metal. Guilty pleasure.
28. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
Death metal. Most stereotypical of their works, but also perfect slab of death.
29. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles
Death metal. Basically Hour Of Penance with piano.
30. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
Technical death metal. Can't get over the melodic solos.
31. Septicflesh - Sumerian Daemons
Death metal. Septic Flesh minus trying too hard to be cinematic.
32. Negură Bunget - Om
Atmospheric folk/black. Everyone has to give this at least one listen.
33. Inquisition - Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult
Really catchy and really unique black metal
34. Obscura - Retribution
Death metal. Love this album although many find their latest to be more interesting
35. Abysmal Dawn - leveling The Plane Of Existence
Death metal. Prepare to be In Service Of Time.
36. Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
Old school death metal
37. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
Progressive death metal with some random 80s influences that work. Also Akerfeldt on vocals.
38. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
Progressive death metal that is more interesting than Amorphis
39. Scent Of Death - Of Martyrs's Agony And Hate
Death Metal. Just started putting this through its listens, so I'm not sure why I like it so much yet, but it's damn good.
40. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
Melodic doom metal. Some great riffs and song structures
41. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Progressive. Majestic.
42. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
Dirty, dark death metal
43. Immolation - Close To A World Below
Death metal. Blasphemy at its finest.
44. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
Melodic death/doom
45. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
Death metal. Like watching 2001 Space Odyssey with your ears.
46. Watain - Lawless Darkness
Black metal. I just really love Waters Of Ain.
47. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
Black metal. One of the most oppressive, abrasive atmospheric soundscapes ever made.
48. Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen
Melodic black metal that pulls of the Egyptian sound quite well. Vocalist does not pull off the Egyptian look though.
49. Deeds Of Flesh - Reduced To Ashes
Pretty standard but well done brutal death metal
50. Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
Just about the most brutal thing ever without trying too hard like every other "brutal" slam band. Also quite technical.
51. Dying Fetus - Destroy The Opposition
Death metal with lots of headbanging moments.
52. Aeon - Bleeding The False
Brutal death metal with some pretty surprisingly awesome riffs.
53. God Dethroned - Passiondale
Death metal. WW1 history is cool, death metal is also cool.
54. The Monolith Deathcult - Trivmvirate
Death metal with some synth extras and good lyrics.
55. Putrid Pile - Blood Fetish
Groovy as fuck brutal death metal
56. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
Black metal. Fun Listen
57. Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus
Blackened death metal. As Above So Below is an all time fav.
58. Deicide - Legion
Death Metal. The Last Deicide Album that could be mistaken for intelligent music, but who needs that anyway
59. Vektor - Black Future
Thrash metal. Very refreshing and somewhat creative
60. Melechesh - Emissaries
Melodic blackened death metal with the best Mesopotamian sound
61. Hypocrisy - Virus
Melodic death metal. Pretty average in every way, but it is very entertaining.
62. Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
Atmospheric black metal. Amazing woodsy atmosphere and addicting rolling drums
63. Dissection - Storm Of The Lights Bane
Melodic black metal. Pretty ahead of its time since there are so many copycat bands that haven't done better
64. Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
Black metal that's just about as addicting as the drugs many of the band's lyrical themes are based on
65. The Faceless - Planetary Duality
Technical death metal. Spacey vibe
66. Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
Technical death metal with some really good riffs for once.
67. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew
Maybe black metal maybe death metal maybe neither. Some mind-blowing creativity here. Transcends music.
68. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
Old school brutality with some doom
69. Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
Melodic black with some synth and story
70. Nocturnus - The Key
Morbid Angel-esque death metal, but I like it better than Morbid Angel for some reason
71. Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon
Black metal. Sounds Like Inquisition if Inquisition were much scarier, less flashy, and the vocalist wasn't so intrusive
72. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
Atmospheric black. Best of the US hipster black metal albums.
73. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Black Metal. Defines the sound for Black Metal in the last 20 years.
74. Carach Angren - Lammendam
Classical Inthused black metal. Ghost stories were never so much fun.
75. Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness
Gore metal. If only Reek Of Putrefaction didn't sound like shit. Well, this might be better anyway.
76. Impaled - Mondo Medicale
Gore metal in the vein of Exhumed
77. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
Progressive metal. Devin Townsend is involved so there is too much to explain.
78. Windir - 1184
Melodic black metal.
79. Gorguts - Obscura
Avant-garde death metal. I wasn't a huge fan of this album until I saw it live. Then I was.
80. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth
Thrash/death
81. Kronos - The Hellenic Terror
Brutal death metal about gore, battles, and Greek mythology. Awesome.
82. Whispered - Thousand Swords
Melodic death metal. Asian-influenced and a really good time.
83. Beyond Creation - The Aura
more technical death metal done well with lots of bass guitar.
84. Severe Torture - Fall Of The Despised
Brutal death metal
85. Belphegor - Lucifer Incestus
Melodic black metal. I can't tell if Belphegor take themselves too seriously, or not seriously enough, but they are fun to listen to.
86. Persuader - Evolution Purgatory
Progressive thrash/power. Some amazing vocal work, as well as some seriously catchy songs
87. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
Electronic black metal. The War Has Finally Found Us is one of the most addicting songs of all time.
88. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
Melodic death metal
89. Krisiun - Southern Storm
Death metal. Over 50 minutes of getting your face raped by people from Brazil
90. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
Atmospheric black metal.
91. Antediluvian - λόγος
Atmospheric death metal. This album is so brutal and so dirty that it becomes addicting.
92. Vital Remains - Dechristianize
Melodic Deicide.
93. Dark Funeral - Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus
Black metal. Keep coming back to this album even though there are better out there. Overrated by me.
94. Misery Index - Heirs To Thievery
Grindcore for people that don't listen to grindcore. Death metal.
95. Midnight Odyssey - Funerals From The Astral Sphere
Atmospheric black metal. This album makes me want to go outside at night.
96. Devourment - Molesting The Decapitated
Classic brutal death/goregrind
97. Wintersun - Wintersun
Melodic death metal. Really fun, especially live.
98. Anata - The Conductor's Departure
Death metal. One of the first death metal albums I've ever heard, and not a bad start either.
99. Dark Empire - Humanity Dethroned
More extreme Persuader with the same vocalist, but not quite as catchy
100. Equilibrium - Sagas
Melodic death/folk. Great fun and Mana is absurd in every way.



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mz - 10.12.2013 at 10:13  
Some nice albums here but I don't hear any death metal in The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew tbh
MetalDoomMaster - 10.12.2013 at 15:59  
Written by mz on 10.12.2013 at 10:13

Some nice albums here but I don't hear any death metal in The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew tbh

Yeah, I'm not really sure what definitive genre Meads can be classified as. They definitely have their own sound though, that is for sure.
mz - 10.12.2013 at 16:46  
Written by MetalDoomMaster on 10.12.2013 at 15:59

Yeah, I'm not really sure what definitive genre Meads can be classified as. They definitely have their own sound though, that is for sure.

I see no problem with experimental black.
MetalDoomMaster - 10.12.2013 at 18:07  
Written by mz on 10.12.2013 at 16:46

I see no problem with experimental black.

Well the experimental part is where all the other genres come into play, but yeah that is the best way to describe it. The more I think about it the more I also think that Meads has nothing to do with death metal though.

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