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Thrash Effect

Like my other genre-based lists, this exists purely for my own organizational purposes and not to provide a definitive statement about or guidebook to the thrash genre. I'm aware that there are gaps and, more importantly, things you don't agree with. If you're dying to ask why I love Gama Bomb so much and why I can't spare two minutes for Destruction, Annihilator, Tankard, etc., then please go do it somewhere else as I haven't the time to clean up after you. I will, however, accept criticism for the lack of Coroner and Voivod.

1. Slayer - Reign In Blood
2. Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
3. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5. Artillery - By Inheritance

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 16.05.2016

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Current Top 100, 5 Years On

Back when I joined the site in 2011, I did a customary top 100 album list. Every year since then, when I've looked back at it it's become increasingly unrecognisable from my own tastes. Seeing bands I once listened to daily vanish from my playlists, new bands emerge as favourites, and bands even come and go in my reckonings during that time period (Iced Earth, Alcest, even Pain Of Salvation and more certainly peaked in my listening habits around 2011-12 to slowly vanish into obscurity). Now that it's just gone 5 years since I did that list, I thought I might do an updated list just to see how much my tastes have shifted. Whilst compiling the list, I pretty much worked on gut instinct, which was weird as I found myself almost disregarding albums I know I like whilst promoting albums I'm honestly undecided on - it almost seemed to veer away from album quality at times to embracing a subconscious effect the albums have had. Anyway, here it is, plus some honorable mentions that I was surprised missed out.

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Protest The Hero - Kezia

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Created by musclassia on 23.03.2016

Metal Records Up!

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Overkill - The Years Of Decay

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Created by Hugo Munoz on 23.02.2016

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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

AtoZ (Album)

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Death Angel - Act III
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Ihsahn - After
5. Sentenced - Amok

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Created by D.C.O on 08.09.2015

Top Albums 2007

Well, here I put my personal top with which to me have been the best albums of 2007. They are not all they are, but if they all are.

1. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
4. The Sorrow - Blessings From A Blackened Sky
5. Darkest Hour - Deliver Us

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Created by kam1kaze on 17.08.2015

Top 30 Albums Of 2007

1. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
2. Between the Buried and Me - Colors
3. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid the Omniscient
4. Elend - A World in Their Screams
5. Machine Head - The Blackening

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 09.06.2015

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My All Time Favorite (metal) Albums...

Metal albums (and yes, I consider metalcore to be metal) that rocked my world, with maximum 2 albums per band sorted by bands in alphabetic order. Live, EP and compilation albums allowed, also including hard rock and stoner rock albums.

It will be updated as I discover new bands so check it sometime

1. Alabama Thunderpussy - Open Fire
2. Alice In Chains - Dirt
3. All That Remains - The Fall Of Ideals
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
5. Annihilator - Alice In Hell

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Created by Drogich on 27.09.2014

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The Worst "Popular" Metal Albums

I realize the importance of these albums to the genres, and the influence they have had. however I do not find these albums really that great and pleasurable due to the competition and elimination through these decades of musical evolution. I respect these bands for releasing something so creative, conceptual and also brought us to the new dimension in the past.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Accept - Restless And Wild
5. Accept - Balls To The Wall

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Created by Mr. Strawberry on 20.08.2014

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Top 40 Favorite Albums

Without repeating bands, not in mega particular order but roughly

1. The Faceless - Autotheism
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra
4. Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Tony Montana on 07.08.2014

TOP 10 ALBUMS 2007

1. Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
4. Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
5. Manowar - Gods Of War

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Created by rivendel on 06.07.2014

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My Top 50 Albums

My top list by far......
last update : 08/08/2016

1. Amorphis - Silent Waters
2. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
3. Death - Symbolic
4. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
5. Megadeth - Rust In Peace

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Created by MetalAce on 09.12.2013

Toge's Favourite Metal Albums Top 50

Only Awesome Albums (OAA)

1. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Omnium Gatherum - The Redshift
4. Viikate - Marraskuun Lauluja I
5. Viikate - Marraskuun Lauluja II

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Created by ToukoViinikainen on 14.09.2013

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My Top 50 Thrash Metal Album Of All Time

Here is my personnal top 50 Thrash Metal album of all time, order by my preference. (even if it's really hard to order after the top 20 )
Feel free to suggest me some I've forgot to mention, there's so much excellent band and I should have not listen to all of them ! ^^
In my opinion, the best style to see live !!

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Slayer - Reign In Blood
4. Vektor - Black Future
5. Machine Head - Burn My Eyes

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Created by moXmo on 06.07.2013

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Epic Album Closers

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.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013

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