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Prog Amazing Favourites

Without following any specific order. Some albums are more power/symphonic/thrash than prog but for some reasons i thought they deserved a place in this list.

1. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
3. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Sun Caged - The Lotus Effect

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Created by Donnie Darko on 07.12.2013



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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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Underrated and Overlooked Albums

Rules:
1. One album per band
2. Alphabetic order
3. Only albums with less than 30 votes + albums not available on MS

Links to albums which are not featured on MS:
Alfa Obscura http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKYclUesT5M
Annorkoth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPANkizUJc
Antiquus Scriptum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHnKgFoHXMI

1. Aarni - Bathos
2. Abandon - The Dead End
3. Abstract Spirit - Liquid Dimensions Change
4. Aghora - Aghora
5. Agrypnie - F51.4

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Created by Hex_Omega on 22.08.2013



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mz's Most Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

Progressive metal is one of my most favorite musical genres. The most interesting thing about this genre is the musical flexibility and the fact that progressive metal can come into different forms and this makes progressive metal one of the most divers genres of metal. For me, progressive metal is not just about stupid technicality and soulless show off. For this reason, my definition of progressive metal might be a little different from others. Progressive rock and metal were meant to put aside musical boundaries but nowadays it seems that being complex, technical, "intelligent", ambitious and pretentious is an inherent quality of prog metal genres. Screw this bullshits. Here are my most favorite prog metal albums. They might sometime be technical and complex but they all have their own soul in my opinion.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
5. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

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Created by mz on 21.07.2013



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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



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*The Best Albums Under 150 Votes*

This is a list of my favorite albums with less than 150 votes. The ordering is done by approximate preference. Bands may only have one entry on the list and no entries will come from the current calendar year. All of these albums are terrific and deserve to be listened to so do yourself a favor and check out these albums if the description intrigues you. **Last Update 08/16/11**

1. Ghost Brigade - Guided By Fire
2. Slumber - Fallout
3. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
4. Persefone - Core
5. Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion

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Created by Pyramid God on 04.06.2011



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A-List: Coherently Cacophonous Records to Make Your Ears Bleed (With Joy)

This is a list of out-of-the-box, unorthodox albums (metal and non-metal alike) that I've enjoyed for their originality, bravado and sheer retardedness. It's a meagre compilation as of now, but I'll expand it when I hear more of such albums. No order, and subject to change.
P.S.: Feel free to let me know if you know what I don't know... no? O.o

1. Disillusion - Gloria
2. Ulver - Blood Inside
3. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
4. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
5. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom

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Created by MechanisT on 01.03.2011



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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to one album per band and only those featured on Metal Storm.
I feel these albums demonstrate certain qualities that can be of enjoyment to someone who is interested in avantgarde, experimental, extreme, fusion, jazz, post rock, and technical forms of metal.


1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
4. IQ - The Road Of Bones
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010