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Essential Masterpieces Top 50

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
4. Dream Theater - Images And Words
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by lte1 on 22.04.2016



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Current Top 100, 5 Years On

Back when I joined the site in 2011, I did a customary top 100 album list. Every year since then, when I've looked back at it it's become increasingly unrecognisable from my own tastes. Seeing bands I once listened to daily vanish from my playlists, new bands emerge as favourites, and bands even come and go in my reckonings during that time period (Iced Earth, Alcest, even Pain Of Salvation and more certainly peaked in my listening habits around 2011-12 to slowly vanish into obscurity). Now that it's just gone 5 years since I did that list, I thought I might do an updated list just to see how much my tastes have shifted. Whilst compiling the list, I pretty much worked on gut instinct, which was weird as I found myself almost disregarding albums I know I like whilst promoting albums I'm honestly undecided on - it almost seemed to veer away from album quality at times to embracing a subconscious effect the albums have had. Anyway, here it is, plus some honorable mentions that I was surprised missed out.

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Protest The Hero - Kezia

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Created by musclassia on 23.03.2016



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Diverge's Alternative/Prog/Jazz/Avant-Garde Favs

LATEST EDIT: March 27/2016- Added a whole bunch of progressive rock albums; processing earlier suggestions on the list.

Assembled below are some choice selections in alternative metal, prog rock, prog metal, jazz and avant-garde metal. I don't necessarily consider these styles to be my favourite (I do have a penchant for post-metal and cavernous death metal these days), but they have been the foundations of my taste for the last seven or eight years.

1. ALTERNATIVE METAL & GRUNGE SELECTIONS
2. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
3. Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
4. Karnivool - Asymmetry
5. Blindead - Absence

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Created by Diverge on 28.12.2015



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 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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A Progressive Metal Journey

1. 1980's
2. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
3. Slauter Xstoyes - Winter Kill
4. Watch Tower - Energetic Disassembly
5. Trilogy - Life On Earth

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Created by Floflo79 on 04.06.2015



Top 30 Albums Of 2009

1. Cormorant - Metazoa
2. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
5. Amorphis - Skyforger

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 24.05.2015



Top 20 Albums Of 2009

In no particular order - 20 albums that, for me, stood out above the rest.

1. Anubis Gate - The Detached
2. Devin Townsend - Addicted
3. Sybreed - The Pulse Of Awakening
4. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
5. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day

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Created by Aeox on 11.03.2013



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Best Albums of the New Millennium

1. Opeth - Damnation
2. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
5. Mastodon - Remission

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Created by Vasil de Shumen on 08.01.2012



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Usual Crap - Momo's 2009 List

Only a "20 best" list for this quite good year - or well, 'quite good year' for prog at least.

The first four are arranged in preference order, then th sixteen order are in alphabetical order.

Beware: this is a consolidated - but not definitive - version, it might see some changes in the newt few months.

1. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
4. Sólstafir - Köld
5. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs

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Created by Darkside Momo on 05.01.2012



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Avant-Guardía...

This is not Avantgarde style, is vanguard music literally.... in metal of course

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
3. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
4. Apocalyptica - Cult
5. Arcana - Le Serpent Rouge

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Created by Amo del Merol on 14.12.2011



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The Best Albums Since 2001

1. Machine Head - The Blackening
2. Overkill - Ironbound
3. Tool - Lateralus
4. Rush - Clockwork Angels
5. Rush - Snakes & Arrows

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Created by AndMetalForAll on 08.12.2011



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Favorites of 2009

1. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
2. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
3. Insomnium - Across The Dark
4. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
5. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs

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Created by b0000mst1ck on 24.11.2011



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Favourite Album's Of The 00's

My favorite and most enjoyed album's of the decade 2000-2009. Roughly in order, but not exactly.

You can kinda tell from this list that I joined Metalstorm in 2009. I started discovering far more music thanks to this site, hence the number of '09 releases featured. I'm slowly starting to pick back through the top lists of previous years, so I expect more pre-'09 releases will be added to this list.

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Vektor - Black Future
3. Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
4. Sikth - Death of a Dead Day
5. Protest the Hero - Fortress

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Created by Moose on 21.10.2011



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Urs' Top 10 Of 2009

Overall year rating:
3,5/5

1. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
2. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
3. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
4. Exivious - Exivious
5. Fen - The Malediction Fields

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Created by Urs Blank on 01.09.2011



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