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Awesome Space Atmospheres

Music with a spacey touch...
Recommendations are welcome (only one album per band)

1. Aeons Confer - Symphonies Of Saturnus
2. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
3. Amestigon - Sun Of All Suns
4. Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies
5. Astral Silence - Astral Journey

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Created by Curumir on 01.08.2013



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Metal-Gems: "Power Metal"

A list for power metal bands and albums, which are sadly overlooked by the majority, but are highly deserving much more attention. That means obviously that this is no place for the genres biggest and most well known acts, like Blind Guardian, Helloween, Sabaton or the likes.
This list is ever progressing, so feel free to suggest as many bands as they come up in your mind. I will check them out and then decide if they need to be included or not.
The only requirements: They should be quite well hidden in the metal world and not only be extraordinary good but also really something else (I obviously don't want to fill this list with a bunch of unknown, but average, generic and thousand times copied plastic power metal bands).
This list is ordered by my personal impressions.

1. Crom - Vengeance
2. Wuthering Heights - The Shadow Cabinet
3. Fairyland - Score To A New Beginning
4. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
5. Eldritch - El Niño

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Created by sashike on 20.10.2012



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Avant-Guardía...

This is not Avantgarde style, is vanguard music literally.... in metal of course

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
3. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
4. Apocalyptica - Cult
5. Arcana - Le Serpent Rouge

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Created by Amo del Merol on 14.12.2011



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Most Gripping Atmospheres

Here are the most captivating atmospheres I've ever heard. Including metal and non-metal albums. Grouped according to genre and one album per band.

1. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
2. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
3. Riverside - Out Of Myself
4. Suspyre - When Time Fades...
5. Redemption - The Fullness Of Time

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.08.2011



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Top Symphonic/Atmospheric Albums

My Top Symphonic/Atmospheric/Female Fronted(whatever you wanna call it...) Albums of all time with its subgenres: gothic, power, folk, prog...
Still, The order may change from time to time....!!

1. Within Temptation - The Silent Force
2. Nightwish - Century Child
3. Epica - Consign To Oblivion
4. Therion - Vovin
5. Within Temptation - The Heart Of Everything

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Created by Angel_Lament on 28.07.2011



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Space Metal!

***Currently working through suggestions and adding some spacey non-metal things when they cross my mind***
As a lover of all things sci-fi I find metal to be the most accommodating of genres when it comes to themes of space/aliens. This is a list of those albums which use this theme and/or evoke an overall 'spacey' atmosphere and which I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. No order for now and a work in progress (recommendations most welcome) Last Updated: 9th April 2014

1. Atoma - Skylight
2. Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer
3. Dol Ammad - Star Tales
4. Star One - Space Metal
5. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.06.2011



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Prog Favourites

A list of my favourite Progressive albums on Metal Storm, ranked roughly in order of preference.

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
3. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
4. Porcupine Tree - Signify
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.12.2010



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Top 20 Albums Of 2006

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
3. Dominia - Divine Revolution
4. Amorphis - Eclipse
5. Dragonland - Astronomy

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Created by Starchild on 06.09.2010



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The Ultimate Symphonic Metal Albums

Edited from 'top 10' to ultimate Symphonic albums of all time.
A collection of metal albums that heavily use the likes of classical instruments, orchestras, opera vocals and symphonic keyboard synths. Suggestions/Recommendations are welcome.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Ancient Bards - The Alliance Of The Kings
3. Anorexia Nervosa - New Obscurantis Order
4. Angtoria - God Has a Plan for Us All
5. Apocalyptica - Reflections

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 06.03.2010