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

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

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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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 Darth Momö 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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My share of experime(n)tal music and other innovative stuff

I wanted to create my personal Top List for a long time and to be honest, I always considered it as some kind of cool Prog Metal, Avantgarde Metal mix. As you can see, it has become a bit more complicated. So finally, there are Unexpect and Pain Of Salvation next to Bands like Kamelot and Savatage. Also, some Non-Metal Bands got involved like Jeff Buckley and Oingo Boingo. But could you imagine how PoS would sound without Jeffs influence? Or what would have become of Mr. Bungle if it weren't for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo?!

1. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
4. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by In5anity on 13.08.2011



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*My Favorite Musicians*

I'll start with the disclaimer that I am not, nor ever have been, a musician. This list is of my own favorite performers, not the actual technical best musicians as I am a layman and can only go by what my stupid ears tell me. You'll notice the list is vocalist heavy which is a byproduct of my lack of musical talent. The list contains the artist, their instrument and the release where I feel they are at their best. **Last Update 08/16/11**

1. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2. Septicflesh - Communion
3. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
4. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
5. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy

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Created by Pyramid God on 07.08.2011



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