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MetalMac's Top 10 Overlooked Albums

I'm a sucker for great hooks and catchy choruses. Some bands from this list will show that. Furthermore, I love technical, percise performances. I love the rise and fall of a song where the mood changes with the volume and pace. I love break downs and build ups to lyrically meaningful climaxes from the album's story. My number one, I believe, does all of that. The sound Anthriel is producing could, and maybe should, rival bands such as Symphony X and Dream Theater.

1. Anthriel - The Pathway
2. Neal Morse - Sola Scriptura
3. DGM - Different Shapes
4. It Bites - The Tall Ships
5. It Bites - Map Of The Past

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Created by MetalMac on 08.08.2015

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20 All Time Favourite Albums

1. Karnivool - Sound Awake
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
4. Tool - Lateralus
5. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I

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Created by Olives on 12.12.2014

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One-album Metal Wonders

A list of bands who have released just one album. Feel free to recommend!

Edit: If the band released their debut album between 2010-present and they haven't split, they are not viable.

1. ABACABB - Survivalist
2. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
3. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
4. Abyssmal Sorrow - Lament
5. Age Of Silence - Acceleration

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Created by RaduP on 20.09.2014

My Top 30 Folk/Doom Metal Albums

My favorite folk and doom albums in order.

1. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
3. Empyrium - Weiland
4. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
5. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance

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Created by Death_95 on 17.06.2013

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Metal Of The Oriental

A collection of metal albums that use Arabian/Middle-Eastern and other far eastern folk elements. Recommendations are welcome. Image is the cover artwork of Shangren's Warriors of Devastation.

1. Acyl - Algebra
2. Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen
3. Al-Namrood - Estorat Taghoot
4. Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan
5. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life

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Created by CyberSymphony on 19.03.2013

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Best Middle Eastern Albums For All Time


P.S :
1. there are other albums but the bands themselves are not featured on MS
2. thanks for the inspiration from JD's list ( http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=554 )
3. thanks for the inspiration from Mujtaba's list ( http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=1309 )

1. Ajdath - Triangle Of Death
2. Tyrant Throne - Abominations
3. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
4. Scarab - Blinding The Masses
5. Litham - Dhal Ennar

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Created by RakHiasat on 09.07.2012

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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:
•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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1. Ensiferum - Iron
2. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
3. Turisas - The Varangian Way
4. Eluveitie - Slania
5. Equilibrium - Sagas

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Created by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 31.08.2011

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Top Folkish/Neofolk/Folkrock Albums

Best Folkish albums I've heard so far...!! Please feel free to post your Suggestions!!

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ensiferum - Iron
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
4. Blackmore's Night - Under A Violet Moon
5. Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon

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Created by Angel_Lament on 19.08.2011

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My Top 20 Favorite Albuns

Top metal albuns based on the influence they have in my personality and by the way they changed some ideas and theories I had.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Symphony X - The Odyssey
3. Therion - Secret Of The Runes
4. Dream Theater - Images And Words
5. Primordial - Spirit The Earth Aflame

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Created by Njord on 08.03.2010

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Biggest Surprise/Letdown Albums

A list of albums that impressed me in some way... good or bad.
(this list is in no particular order)

1. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
2. Communic - Conspiracy In Mind
3. Death Angel - The Art Of Dying
4. Eluveitie - Spirit
5. Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse

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Created by Dark Blood on 07.03.2010

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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to one album per band and only those featured on Metal Storm.
I feel these albums demonstrate certain qualities that can be of enjoyment to someone who is interested in avantgarde, experimental, extreme, fusion, jazz, post rock, and technical forms of metal.

1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
4. IQ - The Road Of Bones
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010