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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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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



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Antibeauty

1. ...And Oceans - The Symmetry Of I - The Circle Of O
2. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Akercocke - Choronzon
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by gnimas on 29.03.2015



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Neachy's Select: Black Metal Of The 21st Century

1. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2. Paysage d'Hiver - Winterkälte
3. Windir - 1184
4. Negură Bunget - 'N Crugu Bradului
5. Armagedda - Only True Believers

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Created by Neachy on 03.06.2014



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My Favourite Black Metal Albums

- My TOP 75 from 90s (and 80s), 00s and 10s.
- Each TOP 75 ordered from my most favourite down.
- One album for every band in one TOP 75.
- Only full-lengths or EPs/demos with more than half an hour.

Description includes: Genre (traditional/true BM bands are labeled with their countries, etc. Norwegian Black), year and my personal favourite song of the particular album with link.

1. ***TOP 90s (and 80s) ALBUMS***
2. Windir - Arntor
3. Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver
4. Blut aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
5. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

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Created by Alien1988 on 14.05.2014



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Apothecary's Awesome Album Art Anthology

I know I probably speak for a lot of people when I say that, very often, the artwork that a band chooses for a particular album can be the icing on the cake, essential to giving a visual depiction that tops off the overall aesthetic of the music. There are plenty of albums that I simply couldn't imagine listening to without staring, zoned out, to the big ball of glorious that is their cover art. Here are some such albums. In alphabetical order by band. Links to full images of the covers have been provided, as well as credits to the artists.

1. Aarni - Bathos
2. Absu - The Sun Of Tiphareth
3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
4. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
5. Blue Öyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin

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Created by Apothecary on 06.11.2013



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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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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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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012



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Worthwhile Albums Of 2008

This list, like the others, is only in alphabetical order. If I had to pick a favorite then it would be Darkspace's 'III' hands down.

1. Ásmegin - Arv
2. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
5. Black Lotus - Harvest Of Seasons

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Created by DreadfulYgg on 08.08.2010



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Top Black Metal Records

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
4. Setherial - Nord
5. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky

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Created by EmperorIX on 16.06.2010



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BitterCOld's Top 50 Of The Zeroes

The "better half" of my top 100 of the Zeroes. In list format, now with album covers!

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Negură Bunget - OM
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
5. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2010



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BitterCOld's Albums of 2008, the "Dirty Dozen"

Just an at-a-glance list corresponding to my Best of 2008 blog. Hooray.

1. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2. Enslaved - Vertebrae
3. Skepticism - Alloy
4. Darkthrone - Dark Thrones and Black Flags
5. Darkspace - III

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2010