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Top 100 Albums Of Last 10 Years

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Septicflesh - Communion
5. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach

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Created by on 22.09.2015

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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

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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 100 Albums From The First Half Of The 2010's

Exclusively stuff off Metalstorm, list would be way too big if not.

1. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
3. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Alcest - Écailles de Lune

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 16.05.2015

Top 30 Albums Of 2010

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
3. Ghost - Opus Eponymous
4. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
5. Barren Earth - Curse of the Red River

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 08.05.2015

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A bunch of albums with a big circle on the cover

1. Karnivool - Sound Awake
2. Skyclad - The Silent Whales Of Lunar Sea
3. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
4. Pentagram - Pentagram
5. Russian Circles - Empros

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Created by me<3mertl on 03.04.2015

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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:
In Times

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

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2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)

2008 might've been my first proper taste of metal, with the acquisition of albums from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and that most grandiose of gateway bands, DragonForce. 2009 might've seen me expanding my palette, with Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and more entering my world, and Guns N' Roses triumphantly re-entering it. But 2010 was when I delved into more 'intense' stuff with Machine Head, In Flames, and most notably of all, Sylosis, and saw my relationship with metal shift from ever-increasing interest into full-blown love affair. To commemorate this 5-year anniversary, and because I love making lists, I decided to do a retrospective of the best albums and songs that have been released during this time period, and give brief tributes to them. Yay music!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Protest The Hero - Volition
4. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by musclassia on 08.01.2015

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Chobo's Choices For Top 25 Favourite Albums

Here is a list of my favourite albums of all time (that are on Metalstorm). I have limited it to one album per band. The albums are ordered in alphabetical order. The list is subject to change over time, but nearly all albums on here are set in stone and have been extremely influential on my musical tastes. If you think you have an album that could squeak its way onto this list, by all means suggest away.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 13.10.2014

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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / 100 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 only 2 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 - Below The Lights

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014

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Some Of My Black Metal Favorites

This is a list of some of my favorite black metal albums, one per artist, semi-random order. Its not a list of what I consider to be the best black metal albums of all time, but the ones I like the most. I'll keep updating it as I keep discovering more of the genre.

1-7 - 10/10
8-17 9/10

1. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
4. Nechochwen - Heart Of Akamon
5. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle

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Created by Jericho Rehling on 21.05.2014

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My Favourite Black Metal Albums

- My TOP 75 from 90s (and 80s), 00s and 10s.
- Each TOP 75 ordered from my most favourite down.
- One album for every band in one TOP 75.
- Only full-lengths or EPs/demos with more than half an hour.

Description includes: Genre (traditional/true BM bands are labeled with their countries, etc. Norwegian Black), year and my personal favourite song of the particular album with link.

1. ***TOP 90s (and 80s) ALBUMS***
2. Windir - Arntor
3. Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver
4. Blut aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
5. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane

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Created by Alien1988 on 14.05.2014

Favorite Albums Of All Time

1. Dredg - El Cielo
2. In Flames - The Jester Race
3. AFI - Black Sails in the Sunset
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
5. Deafheaven - Sunbather

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Created by hadriel on 01.03.2014

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Albums Of The Year (1969-Present)

1. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
2. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
3. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
4. Deep Purple - Machine Head
5. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 09.02.2014

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