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My Favoritest Favorites Of 2000-2010

1. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
2. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
3. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
4. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
5. Warning - Watching From A Distance

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Created by VIG on 18.09.2017



Best Of 2000s

1. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
3. Septicflesh - Communion
4. Machine Head - The Blackening
5. Slipknot - Iowa

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Created by deswesher on 16.09.2017



Top Ten Riffs Of Each Decade

While the order in each decade is purely personal preference, there are several rules for a song qualifying for the list. First off, the band has to be notable. I'm not going to define what that means, but I'm sure you'd agree all the bands in the list are notable. There are plenty of riffs from obscure bands I'd rather put, but I know my love for Tarby doesn't make him the greatest riff maker of the 21st century. Second, each artist can only appear once in a decade, this is to prevent the best riff makers from hogging the list and adding some variety, showing how metal has changed over time. Decades are measured by when the song was recorded, not released, and when it's unclear the beginning of recording is used. This is mainly because a lot of definitive early metal songs were released in 1970, but recorded in 1969. Third, the song itself has to be notable. Here are things that can qualify as being notable: the song was release as a single, has music video made for it, was released as a single, was the title track for an album (note that Crawl through Knives meets this criteria because it was the original title for Come Clarity, and there is no way in hell Come Clarity is getting best riff of the decade ), is included on a greatest hits compilation album, was nominated for a Grammy or musical award of similar caliber, was included as a track in a notable film or video game, was covered by a notable band, or has a Wikipedia page for some miscellaneous reason. Finally, the song needs to be metal. Misirlou gets the pass despite predating metal as it was probably the single most influential song on the development of metal, and while many of the other songs in the other songs are better classified as hard rock, I can find a source listing them as heavy metal.

1. 60s:
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

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Created by Ganondox on 04.08.2017



Top 10 Albums Released After 2000

1. Avatar - Feathers & Flesh
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Shade Empire - Poetry Of The Ill-Minded
4. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
5. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I

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Created by Megamonization on 21.07.2017



Tool Albums Ranked

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Tool - 10,000 Days
3. Tool - Undertow
4. Tool - Ænima

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Created by pablogl on 03.06.2017



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My Favorite Album Artworks

Music is not taken into account here.
Enjoy!

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
3. Korn - Korn
4. Tool - Lateralus
5. Mägo De Oz - Gaia II - La Voz Dormida

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Created by pablogl on 14.05.2017



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Best Metal Albums Ever (IMO)

Metal albums that blow me away every time I hear them. Loosely ordered... list gets less organized as it goes on. My favorite song from each album is included.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust
3. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Tool - Ænima
5. Metallica - ...And Justice for All

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Created by matthewdurham on 09.05.2017



My Favorite Albums

1. Arcane Sun - Arcane Sun
2. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
3. Atheist - Piece Of Time
4. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
5. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach

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Created by DyersEve88 on 03.12.2016



Greatest Metal Albums IMO_Growing List

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Tool - 10,000 Days
3. Tool - Lateralus
4. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by ItsameSofia on 08.11.2016



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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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Top 30 Favorite Albums Of My Entire Life

not in the most favorite or alphabetic Sort
Just there
few of the best things i did hear in my entire life include the sound of nature

1. Saturnus - Saturn in Ascension
2. Leprous - The Congregation
3. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
4. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
5. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

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Created by B.Wood on 13.09.2015



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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



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



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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



Top 30 Albums Of 2001

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Converge - Jane Doe
4. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise
5. System of a Down - Toxicity

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 28.07.2015