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The Best Gothic Metal Albums

Note 1: This list will take time before it gets a definitive form (or it might take forever if good gothic metal albums will be released in the future).

Note 2: Another important feature is that this list will not take into consideration the Metalstorm way of labeling what is gothic metal and what isn't. Some albums have gothic metal elements yet they are not categorized as gothic metal. No hard feelings. I am also accepting suggestions as I might slip a couple of albums in the process.

1. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. The Sins Of Thy Beloved - Lake Of Sorrow
4. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
5. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear

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Created by ManiacBlasphemer on 25.04.2014



All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Albums

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Anathema - Eternity
4. My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the sun
5. Opeth - Morningrise

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Created by anathema_1977 on 01.03.2014



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Darkevilmuffin's Favorite Albums

These albums are in no particular order, and I will be gradually adding more over time.

1. The 3rd And The Mortal - Tears Laid In Earth
2. Within Temptation - Enter
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Mourning Beloveth - Dust

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Created by darkevilmuffin on 04.09.2013



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The Best "(Melodic) Death Doom" Albums

Here's a list that contains only Death Doom and Melodic Death Doom Metal albums, so Gothic (check out my other list for that), Funeral or Sludge Doom etc. are NOT included here (but elements from those subgenres might be present in some of the albums on this list). The reason I made this list is because "death doom" is easily one of my all-time favourite subgenres of music in general. Also, there's not a single similar list on MS to be found (at least to my knowing), hence why I feel people who are into this subgenre can use this list to find out more great music. The list is ordened to my own preference and all these albums are worth at least an 8/10 (the alphabetically ranked albums on the bottom of the list will eventually be ranked among the others, but I haven't listened enough to those to do so). The styles (pure/melodic/atmospheric death doom metal) of the ranked albums are also added so it's easier for people to find what they're looking for. I only add 1 album per band for the sake of variety as well as for keeping the list comprehensible. Lastly, give me suggestions so I can check 'em out and add them to the list (only albums that are featured on MS).

1. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
2. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
3. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
4. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
5. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral

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Created by Erik M. on 04.08.2013



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 4: Doom Metal

Last Updated: July 16 2014

A collection of my favorite doom, death doom, funeral doom, stoner, drone and sludge metal albums. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly so remember to stop by every so often!

The ★ signifies an album that is borderline perfect. Can you find them all?

1. Ablaze In Hatred - The Quietude Plains
2. Abysmal Grief - Abysmal Grief
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Acid King - Busse Woods
5. Anathema - Serenades

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Created by Fearmeister on 01.08.2013



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Dark†SymphonY's Choices Of Atmospheric Metal Albums

My choices of albums with strong forms of atmospheric sound in metal. Recommendations are welcome, though I won't add all as this will be towards personal taste.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
3. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
4. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
5. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 15.07.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



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My Top 75 Albums Of All Time

My top 75 favourite albums of all time (initially it was a top 20 list, and after that top 50). Only 1 album per band. The list is in alphabetical order, so it doesn't represent explicitly which album is my absolute favourite (I don't have one). All albums on this list have earned at least a 9/10 rating. Albums with a star (★) have received a 10/10 rating from me. I've added genres and my favourite songs.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
4. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by Erik M. on 22.10.2012



Vonpire's 1996 Best

This was by far the most difficult list to do. That's because all top releases are so good that any could be number one. 1996 probably best metal year ever imo.

1. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
2. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
3. Moonspell - Irreligious
4. Samael - Passage
5. Cradle Of Filth - V Empire

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Created by Vonpire on 21.06.2012



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Doom...

Slow/Post/Depress/Funeral/Love/Gloom/Beauty/Sorrow/Obscure/Cold/Avantgarde/Atmospheric/Diferente...

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Ablaze In Hatred - Deceptive Awareness
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans

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Created by Amo del Merol on 08.07.2011



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Top 50 Doom/Gothic Metal Albums

1. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
2. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by saw_you_drown on 05.06.2011



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My Top 20 Doom Metal Albums

1. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
2. Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
3. Virgin Black - Elegant...And Dying
4. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
5. Empyrium - A Wintersunset...

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Created by lup0demacch1a on 17.04.2010



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My All Time Top Albums

1. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2. Green Carnation - Journey To The End Of The Night
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Opeth - Orchid
5. Forgotten Silence - Kro Ni Ka

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Created by Skurut on 07.03.2010



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Urs' Top 10 Of 1996

Overall year rating:
4,5/5

1. Opeth - Morningrise
2. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
3. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
4. Tool - Ænima
5. Moonspell - Irreligious

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Created by Urs Blank on 05.03.2010