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Black Metal

1. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
2. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
3. Mayhem - Chimera
4. The Ruins Of Beverast - Rain Upon The Impure
5. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

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Created by hechlok on 16.02.2014



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esw1026's Exploration In The Metal World

There are the albums that have impressed me. Alphabetical orders. Hope you enjoy this list.

1. Acatalepsy - Acatalepsy (EP)
2. Across Tundras - Dark Songs of the Prairie
3. Aelter - Dusk Dawn/Follow You Beloved
4. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
5. Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

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Created by esw1026 on 27.08.2013



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My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Aquilus - Griseus
3. King Diamond - Abigail
4. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
5. Candlemass - Nightfall

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Created by NecroGabo on 25.08.2013



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Dark†SymphonY's Choices Of Atmospheric Metal Albums

My choices of albums with strong forms of atmospheric sound in metal. Recommendations are welcome, though I won't add all as this will be towards personal taste.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
3. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
4. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
5. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 15.07.2013



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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



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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 1: Black Metal

Last Updated 9/3/14

A collection of all of my personal favorite black, black/thrash, black/death and black/doom metal. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly so remember to stop by every so often!

The ★ signifies an album that is borderline perfect. Can you find them all?

1. 1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse
2. Abigor - Fractal Possession
3. Abgott - Artefact Of Madness
4. Aborym - Kali Yuga Bizarre
5. Absu - Tara

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Created by Fearmeister on 13.06.2013



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~ My Favorite Black Metal Records ~

Yeah... a very conventional idea for a list, but i couldn't resist in the end finally making this one.
A list of my personal favorites from the blackest metal of them all.
Ordered by personal preferences and updated periodically with only one album/ep/demo per band.
Please enjoy, you might also find some of your likings in here. ^^
...and if not, it can't be helped.

1. Summoning - Stronghold
2. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
3. Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
4. Eismalsott - Best Before: Spring
5. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen

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Created by sashike on 13.05.2013



My Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Ancient Rites - The Diabolic Serenades
2. Ancient Rites - Dim Carcosa
3. Barathrum - Infernal
4. Bathory - Hammerheart
5. Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon

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Created by Sakuraba on 02.03.2013



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Top 20 Albums Of 2006

In no particular order - 20 albums that, for me, stood out above the rest.

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. He Came From The Sun - Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture
3. Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
4. Solefald - Black For Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part II
5. Torchbearer - Warnaments

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Created by Aeox on 24.11.2012



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Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
2. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
3. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
4. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
5. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

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Created by ManiacBlasphemer on 02.10.2012



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Iron Recommends: A Metal Selection

Yep, one of those lists. Everyone has one, so I thought I'd make a list of metal albums I really recommend.

This is not an absolute "best-of" list, for a few reasons:
1) I stick to one album per band, unless there's been a drastic style shift (like Katatonia's).
2) I try to cover all major subgenres fairly, so I have something for everyone. It counterbalances the tendency to list all the cool bands in a style I'm into right now (like drone or epic doom).

1. Warning - Watching From a Distance
2. Candlemass - Nightfall
3. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
4. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
5. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls

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Created by IronAngel on 11.09.2012



The Timeless

1.All time & genre (including Non-Metal)
2.Only studio albums & EPs

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise
3. Krallice - Diotima
4. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
5. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse

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Created by Lastempire on 07.07.2012



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The Epics (Because I Don't Think Pyramid God Is Coming Back)

My version of The Epics (Best Songs Over 10 Minutes) only this time it's more The Epics (Songs Over 10 Minutes) because we kept griping to PG and he wouldn't update his list. According to his profile he hasn't been on in... 371 days. So I thought "Hey, why not do it myself?"
Arranged by time. If you feel or know a song should be on here, let me know. I'm a mainstream fag, so I only listen to the popular stuff. I might have missed some bands.

1. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
4. Nile - Ithyphallic
5. Nightwish - Once

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Created by Lit. on 06.06.2012



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The Best Of Unorthodox Black Metal

Within the past decade, black metal has seen bands from all over the world incorporating new sounds to the style and changing its delivery like never before. As great as the classic acts are, BM bands today seem to be branching out in every possible direction. From the beautiful chaos of the French bands to the psychedelic dabblings of the Finns to the atmospheric scene out West in the U.S... all the experimentation is helping to create a new identity for the genre. So, in no particular order, here are some of the best releases from this growing trend of originality within black metal's foundations (atmospheric, psychedelic, black doom, and otherwise).

1. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
3. Diapsiquir - Virus STN
4. Glorior Belli - The Great Southern Darkness
5. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

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Created by Apothecary on 05.06.2012



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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012



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