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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



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Zach's Picks: Extreme Progressive Metal

The music of progressive metal features complex, layered arrangements in longer than typical songs, often including lengthy instrumental passages allowing the performers to display technical proficiency and interplay. Many time signature changes are common, as is the incorporation of Western classical music influences. The sound is generally driven by the guitars and drums, but it is quite typical to add elements non-standard to rock or metal such as synthesizers and an array of orchestral elements.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

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Created by zach_buddie on 28.01.2016



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



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100 Greatest Metal Bands

Pretty self-explanatory, with a couple caveats: first, this is mostly just a list of my favorite metal bands in approximate order (after the top 10 or so the order matters far less), with extra weight given to influence and timelessness of sound; and second, the albums selected are not necessarily the band's "best" album, or even my personal favorite -- they are the albums that I feel best represent the band's classic sound and/or well-represent the span of their career. List includes all sub-genres of metal and some post-metal metal. Feel free to spew your hatred below. \m/ (xx) \m/

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by saw_you_drown on 03.06.2015



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Top 30 Albums Of 2008

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
3. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
4. Septicflesh - Communion
5. Gojira - The Way of All Flesh

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 01.06.2015



Epic...so Epic! Blessed From Hell...yeah Okay.

1. Wintersun - Wintersun
2. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
3. Ensiferum - Iron
4. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
5. Opeth - Watershed Radio Sampler

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Created by RobRadcliffe on 30.01.2015



Top Albums In My Collection In Alphabetical Order

My most listened to and favourite albums in my collection.

1. AC/DC - High Voltage
2. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
3. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
4. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
5. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall

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Created by baumer on 14.12.2014



Top Albums 2008

Well, here I put my personal top with which to me have been the best albums of 2008. They are not all they are, but if they all are.

1. Septicflesh - Communion
2. Textures - Silhouettes
3. The Faceless - Planetary Duality
4. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
5. Whitechapel - This Is Exile

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Created by kam1kaze on 25.11.2014



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A Brief History Of Taste

My musical journey seems to be radically different to most that I've seen, so here are some defining albums (one per band) for my taste in list form. There are, of course, quite a few here that I don't listen to anymore.

Generally chronological.

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3. Muse - Absolution
4. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
5. Maxïmo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures

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Created by Wukk on 24.11.2014



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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



TOP 10 ALBUMS 2008

1. Volbeat - Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
2. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
3. Trivium - Shogun
4. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
5. Septicflesh - Communion

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Created by rivendel on 15.07.2014



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 2: Death Metal

Last Updated: April 8, 2016

A collection of my personal favorite death metal, melo-death, blackened death and deathrash 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. Abiotic - Casuistry
2. Ablaze My Sorrow - If Emotions Still Burn
3. Abnormality - Contaminating The Hive Mind
4. Aborted - Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done
5. Abramelin - Deadspeak

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Created by Fearmeister on 20.06.2013



My Favorite Albums (work In Progress)

1. Meshuggah - ObZen
2. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
3. Eye Of The Enemy - Eye Of The Enemy
4. Circus Maximus - Isolate
5. James LaBrie - Static Impulse

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Created by 8bitsAgo on 18.03.2013



Messy List - Top 100 Of All Time (incomplete)

1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
2. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
5. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

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Created by king_matt on 21.01.2013



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Personal Favorite Albums

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Serpentica on 18.06.2012



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