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Best Songs Ever

Obviously, a list of my favorite songs, or songs that mean something special to me at least. I don't remember them all of course so I'll be adding more as soon as I'm reminded of them.
I wanted to pull this off on Spotify but I'm missing a whole lot of songs, so I figured this would be a good place to save it.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Ahab - The Giant
3. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
4. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect

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Created by Unhealer on 08.09.2016

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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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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

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

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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / Best prog Albums Ever .

So here we are again . After many years of dedication and love to this music that we call progressive metal, here are some of the best albums that ever existed and made the earth a better place . Give to these albums the attention and the respect they deserve and you will be fully awarded. I think i will try and limit this list to 3 cd's maximum per band to make this thing more challenging .

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014

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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

Albums I Have To Listen

1. Monuments - Gnosis
2. Weeping Silence - For The Unsung
3. Munruthel - Epoch Of Aquarius
4. Ex Deo - Caligvla
5. The Levitation Hex - The Levitation Hex

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Created by Atrus on 31.10.2012

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The Best Metal Albums Of The 2000s

My choices for the best things to happen to metal between 2000 and 2009.

1. Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
2. Ayreon - 01011001
3. Extol - Synergy
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Krallice - Krallice

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Created by untosheol on 09.02.2012

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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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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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Jori's Top 10 Albums Of 2009

These are my favorite releases of 2009 in order

1. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
2. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
3. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
4. Swallow The Sun - New Moon
5. Amorphis - Skyforger

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Created by INÆRIS on 02.04.2011

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Best Albums Of 2009

1. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
2. Amorphis - Skyforger
3. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
4. Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest
5. Griftegård - Solemn, Sacred, Severe

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 20.03.2011

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Top 25 Of 2009

Here are my top 25 of 2009, going to try to get more years done as I get more free time.

1. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Amorphis - Skyforger
4. While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
5. Mastodon - Crack The Skye

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Created by MeloDeathViking on 12.08.2010

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Konrad's Top 25 Albums Of 2009

My top Metal picks for 2009. It was in interesting year and a good transition into what I feel will be a decade of progression as never seen before.

If you don't agree with my list, make your own. I obviously don't have time to listen to 5,000 albums every year. Magazines that do, such as Decibel or Terrorizer, usually have trouble conjuring up 40 quality albums to throw on their yearly lists, so cut me some slack...I am not working with a team of people, and I don't get paid. I'm sure there are plenty of great albums that I have yet to discover or that I have just not been able to listen to...but all of those that are listed have been personally approved by me. The numbers are not as important to me. I would greatly appreciate some "Thumbs ups", as I have put a lot of my personal time into this list, and also into reviewing these great albums.

1. Wodensthrone - Loss
2. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
3. Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow
4. Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
5. Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave

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Created by Konrad on 20.03.2010

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Top 10 Of 2009

1. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
4. The Red Chord - Fed Through The Teeth Machine
5. Insomnium - Across The Dark

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Created by EntityOfMalice14 on 07.03.2010

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