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Chronological Arrangement Of The Best Black Metal

I got drunk and made a list of my favorite black metal albums. Give me suggestions or remind me what I left out. I'll add mini-reviews eventually because otherwise it's just a boring list of albums with no context.

1. Master's Hammer - Ritual
2. Dissection - The Somberlain
3. Bethlehem - Dark Metal
4. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
5. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

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Created by Alex Fenger on 20.06.2016



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Zach's Picks: Extreme Progressive Metal

The music of progressive metal features complex, layered arrangements in longer than typical songs, often including lengthy instrumental passages allowing the performers to display technical proficiency and interplay. Many time signature changes are common, as is the incorporation of Western classical music influences. The sound is generally driven by the guitars and drums, but it is quite typical to add elements non-standard to rock or metal such as synthesizers and an array of orchestral elements.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

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Created by zach_buddie on 28.01.2016



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Albums From The 2000s That Inspire Me.

These are the albums from the 2000s that I love to death. Albums that inspire me.

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Negură Bunget - OM
3. Enslaved - Isa
4. Kamelot - The Black Halo
5. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome

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Created by Arcanewind on 11.09.2015



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 2004

1. Wintersun - Wintersun
2. Mastodon - Leviathan
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
5. Pain of Salvation - "BE"

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 02.07.2015



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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Enslaved: Another Opinion-Heavy Best To Worst

More like Best to less-best and one dud. My full reviews of each album are available under my same name at metal archives. Feel free to message me with what you think. My full reviews below:
Mardraum
Blodhemn
Isa
Frost
RUUN
Axioma
VV
In Times
RIITIIR
Monumension
Eld
BTL
Vertebrae

1. Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond The Within
2. Enslaved - Blodhemn
3. Enslaved - Isa
4. Enslaved - Frost
5. Enslaved - RUUN

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Created by flightoficarus on 21.01.2015



My Top Post-90's Black Metal Albums

Listen to these today. I limited later Enslaved releases, as they become less and less "black metal" as time goes on. That is not to say you should not check them out.

1. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
2. Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond the Within
3. Enslaved - Isa
4. Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
5. Absu - Tara

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Created by flightoficarus on 07.01.2015



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Oh God... Did You Eat All This Acid? That's Right. Music!

You better pray to God there's some Thorazine in that bag....

A personal list of metal, vaguely metal and metal related albums I consider psychedelic that expand, contort, implode, transcend and numb my mind, in the nicest possible ways. Read that as: I don't care about your definition of psychedelic; my mind goes where it gets carried

1. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth
2. A Void In Coma - A Primal Obsession With The Cosmos​.​.​.
3. Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
4. Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock
5. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.09.2014



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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 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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esw1026's Exploration In The Metal World

There are the albums that have impressed me. Alphabetical orders. Hope you enjoy this list.

1. Acatalepsy - Acatalepsy (EP)
2. Across Tundras - Dark Songs of the Prairie
3. Aelter - Dusk Dawn/Follow You Beloved
4. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
5. Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

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Created by esw1026 on 27.08.2013



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



My Enslaved Favorites

I must admit this is one of my favorite bands. I really like every Enslaved Album, from first to last, but some of them are better than others.

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. Enslaved - Isa
3. Enslaved - Below The Lights
4. Enslaved - In Times
5. Enslaved - Frost

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Created by Eomer90 on 29.05.2013



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