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Chronological Arrangement Of The Best Black Metal

I got drunk and made a list of my favorite black metal albums. Give me suggestions or remind me what I left out. I'll add mini-reviews eventually because otherwise it's just a boring list of albums with no context.

1. Master's Hammer - Ritual
2. Dissection - The Somberlain
3. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
4. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
5. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

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Created by Alex Fenger on 20.06.2016



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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



Top 100 Albums Of The 2000's [REVAMPED]

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
5. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 20.08.2015



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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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / Best prog Albums Ever .

So here we are again . After many years of dedication and love to this music that we call progressive metal, here are some of the best albums that ever existed and made the earth a better place . Give to these albums the attention and the respect they deserve and you will be fully awarded. I think i will try and limit this list to 3 cd's maximum per band to make this thing more challenging .

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



Maniard's List Of Masterpieces

A list of albums considered by me to be totally worth checking out, even if you are not into whichever genre they belong to. No particular order, maybe except for the first three

1. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Gorguts - Obscura
4. Neurosis - Souls At Zero
5. In The Woods... - Omnio

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Created by maniard on 09.01.2014



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Black Metal Cover Arts Which I Think Are Stunning And Interesting

I list the black metal artworks which are the most different and appealing, at least for my eyes, and give a brief excuse for a somewhat explanation of why I think it.
Edit: As suggested, I gave a link to the inages of the albums not feat. here non MS. For all the other ones... Well, one can always click on the album name.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Ad Hominem - Dictator
5. Alcest - Le Secret

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Created by Karlabos on 29.11.2013



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Dark, Harrowing, And Ravaging Albums To Ruin Your Day

These obviously won't ruin your day. Chances are if you are into these styles you'll love this selection. No stylistic borders, but I'm limiting myself to one album per band. These aren't necessarily my favorite albums by these bands, but they are the one's I think fit the best.

1. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Absolutus - Pugnare In Iis Quae Obtinere Non Possis
4. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
5. Aderlating - Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Pt. 1

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Created by Alex Fenger on 11.09.2013



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Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
2. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
3. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
4. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
5. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

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Created by ManiacBlasphemer on 02.10.2012



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The Timeless

1.All time & genre (including Non-Metal on MS)
2.Only studio albums & EPs
3.I frequently modify this list.
4.The genre is primary.

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
3. Krallice - Diotima
4. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
5. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse

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Created by Lastempire on 07.07.2012



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Urs' Top 10 Of 2007 (updated)

How my tastes evolved over the last two years. For the sake of comparison, I reported the original list below the updated one.

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Evoken - A Caress Of The Void
3. Cobalt - Eater Of Birds
4. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
5. Shining - V - Halmstad

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Created by Urs Blank on 29.06.2012



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The Best Of Unorthodox Black Metal

Within the past decade, black metal has seen bands from all over the world incorporating new sounds to the genre and changing its delivery like never before. As great as the classic bands are, BM bands today seem to be branching out in every possible direction. From the beautiful chaos of the French bands, to the developing psychedelic black metal style, and even the Avantgarde craziness of Mories... all the experimentation is helping to create a bold new identity for the genre's sound. Black metal today could very well be the one area of metal where we see the most experimentation taking place, and I hope the albums in this list will illustrate this growing trend.

1. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
2. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
3. Blut Aus Nord - MoRT
4. Diapsiquir - Virus STN
5. Glorior Belli - The Great Southern Darkness

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Created by Apothecary on 05.06.2012



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Best Releases Of 2001-2010

As we go into 2011, I decided to look back on the last decade, and try and put together a list of what I believe are the highest quality, and favorite releases of the previous decade.

I believe "best" is something of a misnomer, since people's opinions of quality are biased to their tastes. So a more proper title would be "Best Releases that I Enjoyed from 2001-2010".

1. Deströyer 666 - Cold Steel... For an Iron Age
2. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Cobalt - Gin
5. Behemoth - Demigod

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Created by BrutalN00dle on 25.12.2010



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Best 100 Albums Of The 00's

1. Cult of Luna - Salvation
2. System of a Down - Toxicity
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tool - Lateralus
5. Satyricon - Volcano

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 26.04.2010



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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to only those albums featured on Metal Storm.


1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. King Crimson - Red
4. Rush - Moving Pictures
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010



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