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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

My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

AtoZ (Album)

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Death Angel - Act III
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Ihsahn - After
5. Sentenced - Amok

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Created by D.C.O on 08.09.2015

Top 30 Albums Of 2001

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Converge - Jane Doe
4. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise
5. System of a Down - Toxicity

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 28.07.2015

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List Of Intros And Outros

First impressions and fine climaxes. That's what it's about folks. These aren't necessarily my all time favourites but just ones I consider notable after I started caring about them. Ordered intros then outros and alphabetically. Suggestions very much welcome.

'Wow them in the end'

1. INTROS (Band, Album, Song, Intro Length)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Aeternus - ...and So the Night Became
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Akercocke - Choronzon

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Created by Dima on 05.07.2015

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That Cold Black Magic, By Glenn Killer And His Thorchestra

Same deal as my doom list: this is for my own organizational purposes and is designed purely to help me keep track of all the many black metal bands and albums that I enjoy, since I can't keep all of this information in my head. It has no other benefit whatsoever and will likely result in tantrums should anyone else see it. I'm aware that I haven't listened to every black metal album that I should have. I only went down to the 7s on this list, so it's possible that I have listened to your favorite album that you desperately need to suggest and I thought it was terrible. There are a lot of heinously incompetent black metal bands out there.

1. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
2. Forefather - Steadfast
3. Sigh - Graveward
4. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
5. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 31.03.2015

The Book of Heavy Metal

8.5, 25, 9

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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Created by nemesisrex88 on 25.02.2015

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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 flightoficarus 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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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 flightoficarus on 04.11.2014

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The Worst "Popular" 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. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Accept - Restless And Wild
5. Accept - Balls To The Wall

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Created by God Buster 鬼 on 20.08.2014

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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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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 November 16 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. 1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse
2. Abigail Williams - The Accuser
3. Abigor - Fractal Possession
4. Abgott - Artefact Of Madness
5. Aborym - Kali Yuga Bizarre

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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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