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Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition

For many, some of the more extreme types of metal can be challenging to penetrate. I'll admit that my first time listening to Burzum was nearly the equivalent of listening to a buzz-saw. But over time, I found my ears became acclimated, so to speak. All of the beauty and subtlety within became more and more apparent. Now I find listening to Darkthrone to be little different from listening to Vivaldi. Okay, maybe that is an overstatement, but you get the idea. The point of this list to help those looking for a more gradual path from unkvlt to kvlt, if you will. IHopefully it provides some assistance. The top represents some of the more mainstream, well-produced (but still solid) releases, while working your way down results in a stripping away of sound quality, melody, and radio-friendly content. The list ends with a mixture of gritty second wave and mentally challenging avant guarde stuff. This is far from comprehensive, so feel free to hit the forums for some deeper cuts. I also welcome thoughts on reordering as this was no easy task for one set of ears.

1. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
2. Melechesh - Enki
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Immortal - All Shall Fall
5. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

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Created by flightoficarus86 on 19.02.2015



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My Favorite Albums

1. Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
2. Vektor - Black Future
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
4. Symphony X - The Odyssey
5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

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Created by gurthang on 31.01.2015



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Epic Listens: A Folk Metal List

Folk metal is becoming one of my favorite subgenres within metal. It can fit whether you are dancing around a fire with a fine alcoholic beverage or just cleaning up around your house. I am making this list to provide some of my current favorite pieces of hammer-wielding/booze-chugging/kilt-sporting anthems.

1. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
2. Finntroll - Nattfödd
3. Windir - 1184
4. Ensiferum - Iron
5. Forefather - Steadfast

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Created by Necrodamus on 10.01.2015



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Neachy's Select: 2001-Present

I got bored so here it is. In order of preference by year. Not trying to be objective in any way. Not limited to metal. Recommendations are welcome but I might laugh at you.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. System of A Down - Toxicity
3. Windir - 1184
4. Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Neachy on 06.12.2014



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My Top Recommended Albums For Viking/Folk-Influenced Metal (allowing Only One Per Artist)

I feel these are the top ten albums that you must listen to if you consider yourself a fan of the genre. This list could have been dominated by Amon Amarth and Enslaved in particular if I hadn't made the restriction.

1. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
2. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
3. Borknagar - The Olden Domain
4. Enslaved - Blodhemn
5. Ensiferum - Ensiferum

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Created by flightoficarus86 on 04.11.2014



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My Favorite 100 Albums

AtoZ (Album)

1. Sadus - A Vision of Misery
2. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
3. Death Angel - Act III
4. Devin Townsend - Addicted
5. Ihsahn - After

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Created by D.C.O on 22.09.2014



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The BEST of The WORST Classic Metal Albums

I realize the importance of these albums to the genres, and the influence they have had. however I do not find these albums really that great and pleasurable due to the competition and elimination through these decades of musical evolution. I respect these bands for releasing something so creative, conceptual and also brought us to the new dimension in the past.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
3. Anthrax - Among The Living
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
5. Accept - Restless And Wild

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Created by God Buster 鬼 on 20.08.2014



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My Top 100 Albums

My top 100 Albums, sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by MetalDoomMaster on 09.11.2013



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 1: Black Metal

Last Updated Feb 27 2015

A collection of all of my personal favorite black, black/thrash, black/death and black/doom metal. 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. The Short List
2. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Arckanum - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
5. Barathrum - Legions Of Perkele

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Created by Fearmeister on 13.06.2013



My Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Ancient Rites - The Diabolic Serenades
2. Ancient Rites - Dim Carcosa
3. Barathrum - Infernal
4. Bathory - Hammerheart
5. Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon

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Created by Sakuraba on 02.03.2013



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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 Folk, The Pagan And The Viking

In no particular order. Stars ★ indicate personal favourites are random.

Inferior Other Folk Lists:
•Lokaeda's
•Diabolos'
•Starchild's
•Angel Lament's

1. Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi!
2. Arkona - Vozrozhdenie
3. Arkona - Ot Serdca K Nebu
4. Arkona - Vo Slavu Velikim!
5. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road

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Created by Frudd on 06.04.2012



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111 Albums Must Have

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Summoning - Minas Morgul
4. Windir - 1184
5. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta

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Created by Rot Teufel on 17.02.2012



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My Top Albums Of The Decade: 2000's (On Going)

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
4. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
5. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet

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Created by Red_Travis on 03.02.2012



Vonpire's 2001 Best

1. My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
2. Therion - Secret Of The Runes
3. After Forever - Decipher
4. Amorphis - Am Universum
5. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - A Virgin And A Whore

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Created by Vonpire on 27.12.2011



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