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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



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 2005

2005 is my favorite year in terms of metal musical releases so why not make a list for it?

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
3. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
4. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
5. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 15.03.2015



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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



My Top 40 Favorite Metal Albums For Me

This is the 40 best metal albums for me.

1. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
2. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
3. Dream Theater - Images And Words
4. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
5. Riot - Narita

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Created by Floflo79 on 22.07.2014



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My Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

My favorite progressive metal albums (derived/mixed genres included). Lot of stuff still missing here since I have a terrible memory I think everything here is at least 8,5/10.

Please, feel free to drop suggestions. I'd love to make it more or less complete one day.

I will eventually rate these albums too...

1. Dream Theater - Awake
2. Dream Theater - Images And Words
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
5. Redemption - Snowfall On Judgment Day

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Created by robpal on 23.03.2014



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A Progressive Journey: My Selections / Favourites

Progressive rock / metal - what I love the most in my collection. Would love suggestions to add to it.

1. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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Created by Progfiggit on 22.02.2014



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Top 50: The Best Of Polish Metal

Max 2 albums per band.

1. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
3. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
4. Behemoth - Demigod
5. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother

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Created by Hex_Omega on 12.12.2013



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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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kvtie-pie's favorite albums

These albums are in no particular order, and I will be gradually adding more over time.

1. The 3rd And The Mortal - Tears Laid In Earth
2. Within Temptation - Enter
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Mourning Beloveth - Dust

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Created by kvtie-pie on 04.09.2013



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Top Epics

List of my top epics - long songs (all in one or split into parts) with multiple parts and recurring themes, with an overall concept.

1. Symphony X - The Odyssey
2. Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
3. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
4. Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray
5. Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness

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Created by embracing on 18.08.2013



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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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Best Albums Of Ever

Some easy stuff, some different. Mostly prog.
Things after 10 aren't really in any order

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Orphaned Land - Mabool
3. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 06.05.2013



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Album Of The Year (1993-2013) By Vez

The best album of each year (and one close 2nd) from the past 20 years. Some years were much harder than others to choose the best 2 albums.

1. In Vain - Ænigma
2. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
3. Dissona - Dissona
4. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
5. Obscura - Omnivium

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Created by vez on 29.03.2013



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My Top 100 Metal Albums EVER

1. The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. My Dying Bride - A Line Of Deathless Kings
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
5. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites

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Created by in the mist on 23.11.2012



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