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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 F on 20.06.2016



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2010 Hydra's Hunting Dragons With Korah

----Updated every weeks----

I'm looking for all genres without exceptions, with currently little preferencies for Progressive, Death and Black metal! Listenning to every albums 2 or 3 times at less before including it in my list.
I specify my favourite songs in order of preferency

❤ = Amazing song!

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. The Ocean - Anthropocentric
3. In Mourning - Monolith
4. Intronaut - Valley Of Smoke
5. The Ocean - Heliocentric

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Created by Korah on 23.03.2016



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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



My Top 50 Albums

This serves as a memory note, pretty much.

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
3. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
4. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by Risto on 23.02.2016



Growing's Top Metal Albums

Basically, what I consider to be the best albums in metal history, at this moment in my life (that's why it's quite a thrash-centric list).
criterias: memorable riffs/ideas/vocals, song-writing,originality,importance in metal history, diversity/conistency ratio, passion/pathos/conviction
One Album per Band.

1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
2. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Death - Leprosy
5. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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Created by Growing on 30.11.2015



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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 [REVAMPED]

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. Death Grips - The Money Store
4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
5. Swans - To Be Kind

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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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Circles....

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:
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



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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 / 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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