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Nightfall In Helsinki: Finnish Tales Of The Dark And Surreal

Within the past decade, the latter half especially, Finnish metal has developed a habit for the darkly bizzare and mind-bending ambience that can sound like anything from Wrathful Buddhas chanting in the Intermediate State to aliens making love on Klandaathu. This trend is primarily limited to black and doom metal, however, as the two genres are generally more inclined towards it due to their inherently atmospheric natures. Here are some top notch albums representative of this "movement," if it can be called that. Recommendations appreciated, but try to keep them confined to black and doom if you can.

1. Dark Buddha Rising - Abyssolute Transfinite
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument
4. Circle Of Ouroborus - Eleven Fingers
5. Candy Cane - Fay-Ra-Doowra

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Created by Apothecary on 19.10.2013



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Dirge Music Gone Soul-Wrecking

Well, here it is. I was a bit reluctant over listing my favorite funeral doom metal albums but here they are. Feel free to leave a suggestion or two. It's highly appreciated.

Also the albums are sorted by the date of release.

1. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
2. Wolvserpent - Perigaea Antahkarana
3. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
4. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
5. Night of Suicide - Desire

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Created by Monolithic on 26.09.2013



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 4: Doom Metal

Last Updated: July 16 2014

A collection of my favorite doom, death doom, funeral doom, stoner, drone and sludge metal 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. Ablaze In Hatred - The Quietude Plains
2. Abysmal Grief - Abysmal Grief
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Acid King - Busse Woods
5. Anathema - Serenades

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Created by Fearmeister on 01.08.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



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My Top 75 Albums Of All Time

My top 75 favourite albums of all time (initially it was a top 20 list, and after that top 50). Only 1 album per band. The list is in alphabetical order, so it doesn't represent explicitly which album is my absolute favourite (I don't have one). All albums on this list have earned at least a 9/10 rating. Albums with a star (★) have received a 10/10 rating from me. I've added genres and my favourite songs.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
4. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by Erik M. on 22.10.2012



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Top 70 Favorite Albums Of All Time

Well, the title says it all...

1. Vision Divine - Stream Of Consciousness
2. In Flames - The Jester Race
3. Dream Theater - Images And Words
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. In Flames - Whoracle

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Created by LordHypnos on 11.10.2012



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DooOOOooOOmmm

Doom on you! As with my Post-stonersludge list, this is a list of 25 doom albums by artists of varying stature that i enjoy. And by "enjoy", I mean "suffer through, eagerly awaiting the end ... whether the close of the album or my own imminent demise, so long as the misery stops." woe is me. and woe is you, too.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
3. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
4. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
5. Candlemass - Nightfall

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Created by BitterCOld on 02.05.2012



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Crushing (Not For The Faint Of Heart)

A little list of albums that have been kicking my ass as of late. Some albums on this list may appear to be "odd" choices, but "crushing" in this context does not necessarily mean heavy. It could be referring to the emotional intensity of the release or the literal heavy pounding sound. Hope you enjoy.

1. Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Warning - Watching From A Distance
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 03.02.2012



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MY TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2000

1. Ancient Wisdom - ... And The Physical Shape Of Light Bled
2. Therion - Deggial
3. Haggard - Awaking The Centuries
4. Rhapsody Of Fire - Dawn Of Victory
5. Within Temptation - Mother Earth

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Created by buber on 14.12.2011



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Doom...

Slow/Post/Depress/Funeral/Love/Gloom/Beauty/Sorrow/Obscure/Cold/Avantgarde/Atmospheric/Diferente...

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Ablaze In Hatred - Deceptive Awareness
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans

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Created by Amo del Merol on 08.07.2011



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Pain, Grief & Sorrow: Highlights of Doom Metal

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
3. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
4. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
5. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 27.01.2011



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My Top 30 Doom Metal Albums

In this list, many Death Doom have also

1. Empyrium - A Wintersunset...
2. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
3. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
4. Shape Of Despair - Illusion's Play
5. Shape Of Despair - Angels Of Distress

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Created by lord artan on 18.09.2010



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Urs' Top 10 Of 2000

Overall year rating:
3/5

1. Shape Of Despair - Shades Of...
2. Saturnus - Martyre
3. Children Of Bodom - Follow The reaper
4. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
5. Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond The Within

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Created by Urs Blank on 04.03.2010



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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