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Empowering Albums For Powerless Losers

This is a list of all the power metal albums I have listened to that are worth remembering. Like my other genre lists, this is not meant to be a definitive guide to power metal or a binding judgment on what power metal is or is not. The list exists purely for my own organizational purposes and may contain bands or albums that are not strictly True Knights of the Eternal Thundersword.

1. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
2. Jag Panzer - Thane To The Throne
3. Sabaton - The Last Stand
4. Sabaton - Coat Of Arms
5. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 19.09.2019

Top 100 (+5) Of 2005-2009

2010-2014 list:

I sure do love this site and it's rating system, it makes finding great music so easy and, even more importantly, when an album is overlooked for a while but starts getting a buzz a few months later, boom, there it appears in the top 20.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
5. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die

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Created by Crys1s on 19.09.2019

Top 2019 Albums

The best of 2019

1. Mgła - Age Of Excuse
2. Soen - Lotus
3. Disillusion - The Liberation
4. Grima - Will of the Primordial
5. Tool - Fear Inoculum

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Created by skeksis25 on 18.09.2019

Post-Hardcore / Trancecore

1. Adept
2. Asking Alexandria
3. I See Stars
4. Dead By April
5. Motionless In White

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Created by R3SP4UN on 17.09.2019

Blaze Bayley Albums Ranked.

Blaze Bayley has been a favourite of mine for a long time. I think X-Factor is among the best metal albums released and his own career is jam packed with fantastic songs. Blaze is one of those hard working guys in metal that do endless tours and try giving the fans everything he got. I was a bit burnt out by him at the Promise and Terror and King of Metal period but he came back with the great Infinite Entanglement trilogy and now I can't wait for him to release another album.

1. Blaze - Silicon Messiah
2. Blaze - Tenth Dimension
3. Blaze Bayley - The Redemption Of William Black
4. Blaze Bayley - Endure And Survive
5. Blaze Bayley - Infinite Entanglement

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Created by Caketrolley on 16.09.2019

Metal For Lifting

1. Artillery - By Inheritance
2. Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal
3. Austrian Death Machine - Triple Brutal
4. Bewitched (SWE) - At The Gates Of Hell
5. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted

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Created by Paulh on 16.09.2019

The 10 Best Albums of 2019

Here are my favorite metal records from 2019.

1. Shadow of Intent - Melancholy
2. Pelican - Nighttime Stories
3. Knocked Loose - A Different Shade of Blue
4. Mgła - Age of Excuse
5. Children of Bodom - Hexed

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Created by Ocean Sage on 15.09.2019


Favourite albums of 2019 (including only those which I would rate 7+)

1. Shadow of Intent - Melancholy
2. Periphery - Periphery IV: Hail Stan
3. Numenorean - Adore
4. Inferi - The End Of An Era
5. Soen - Lotus

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Created by Moose on 15.09.2019

Top 100 Albums Of All Time

Current Top 100 as of September 2019. Having listened to metal for 45 years or so - here are my favourites (favourite track). One album limit per band. Enjoy!

1. Absu - Absu
2. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by Longships on 12.09.2019

Top 100 (+4) Of 2010-2014

I sure do love this site and it's rating system, it makes finding great music so easy and, even more importantly, when an album is overlooked for a while but starts getting a buzz a few months later, boom, there it appears in the top 20.

All that being said, I still wish there was some way to get an absolute ranking that not only takes the rating into account, but also the number of votes that were cast. For example, an album with a rating of 8.8 and 500 votes would rank higher than an album with a rating of 9 and 20 votes. So, taking a leaf out of IMDb's book, I started to compile a list of all the albums on the site with 10 or more votes and use Bayesian estimators (like the IMDb's Top 250) that essentially estimates what the "true" rating of an album is based on its rating and number of votes and compares it to the average rating of all albums on the site (or in a specific year/decade/etc).

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. Aquilus - Griseus
3. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
4. Septicflesh - The Great Mass
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by Crys1s on 11.09.2019

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Virgin Steele Albums Ranked.

Virgin Steele. Very few bands have had the same impact on me as Virgin Steele. There so many memories that can be connected to their songs. As time has go by David Defeis has seemed to lost it totally but you should never forget that they once were among the best and their music will live forever. I still wish I would have the possibility to see them live and I hope their next album will kick some major ass! Here's my rank, rating and some of my favourite songs from each albums!

1. Virgin Steele - The House Of Atreus Act I
2. Virgin Steele - Invictus
3. Virgin Steele - The House Of Atreus Act II
4. Virgin Steele - Age Of Consent
5. Virgin Steele - Guardians Of The Flame

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Created by Caketrolley on 09.09.2019


1. Isole - Dystopia
2. Volbeat - Rewind, Replay, Rebound
3. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
4. Imperium Dekadenz - When We Are Forgotten
5. The Offering - Home

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Created by rivendel on 08.09.2019

Trivium Albums Ranked + Favs Songs

1. Trivium - Shogun
2. Trivium - The Sin And The Sentence
3. Trivium - The Crusade
4. Trivium - Ascendancy
5. Trivium - Silence In The Snow

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Created by Rockwell on 07.09.2019

Albums 2019

1. Lacuna Coil - Black Anima
2. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
3. Esoteric - A Phyrrhic Existence
4. (EchO) - Below The Cover Of Clouds
5. Insomnium - Heart Like A Grave

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Created by AlexanderKhitruk on 06.09.2019

M3P - My Mostly Metal Playlist - Top 20(0) Of 2019

(Still deliberating. Top 20 for now, next update will be the rest of the top 50, and so on. Right now I have no idea what the hell I'm doin lol)

1. Devin Townsend - Empath
2. Finsterforst - Zerfall
3. West of Hell - Blood of the Infidel
4. Gardsghastr - Slit Throat Requiem
5. Swallow the Sun - When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light

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Created by prnzokoshiroltra on 04.09.2019