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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 Of 2012

1. Mors Principium Est - ...And Death Said Live
2. Destruction - Spiritual Genocide
3. Kamelot - Silverthorn
4. Hunter - Królestwo
5. Bloodbound - In The Name Of Metal

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Created by berba_ on 17.03.2016



Top 25 Albums Of 2012

My personal favorite studio albums of 2012

1. Wintersun - Time I
2. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
3. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
4. Khors - Wisdom Of Centuries
5. If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest

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Created by The Underdog on 16.03.2016



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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



365 Albums

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
3. Amaranthe - Maximalism
4. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
5. Ancient Bards - Soulless Child

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Created by The Norseman on 30.01.2016



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The Mightiest Albums Annually

Mightiest = albums I can listen to almost anytime/anywhere - no matter how many times they never wear out - and always give me pleasure, power, euphoria, goosebumps, inspiration and many other nasty things.
One album per year obviously, with some years missing in case i have not yet found an album mighty enough from that year.
Recommendations appreciated.

1. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
2. Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
3. Battle Beast - Battle Beast
4. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
5. Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination

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Created by Tomas Piller on 14.01.2016



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M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites

Simple ranking of all my favorite albums. Favorite song from the album in the notes. Sure to change/expand as I learn and explore more within metal.

1. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
2. Ayreon - 01011001
3. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events

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Created by M0rkeleb on 16.10.2015



Best of 2012 / A portal of vanity and dead end kings

1. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
2. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
3. Woods Of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
4. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
5. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 05.04.2015



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A List Of My Favorite Albums, In Any Genre

Favorite means Favorite!

1. Wintersun - Time I
2. Wintersun - Wintersun
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Woods Of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
5. Týr - The Lay Of Thrym

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Created by HMTurambar on 31.01.2015



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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



Favorite Straight-Through Listens

1. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
3. Galneryus - Vetelgyus
4. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
5. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World

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Created by chomskeet on 12.10.2014



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My All Time Favorite (metal) Albums...

Metal albums (and yes, I consider metalcore to be metal) that rocked my world, with maximum 2 albums per band sorted by bands in alphabetic order. Live, EP and compilation albums allowed, also including hard rock and stoner rock albums.

It will be updated as I discover new bands so check it sometime

1. Alabama Thunderpussy - Open Fire
2. Alice In Chains - Dirt
3. All That Remains - The Fall Of Ideals
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
5. Annihilator - Alice In Hell

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Created by Drogich on 27.09.2014



Éomer's Album Top 10 Of 2012

1. Overkill - The Electric Age
2. Ex Deo - Caligvla
3. Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead
4. Asphyx - Deathhammer
5. Accept - Stalingrad

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Created by Éomer on 06.01.2014



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After Five Years Of Metal: My Top 20 Favorite Albums

The end of 2013 marks the end of the fifth year of my journey into metal. I had listened to a select few songs prior to that, but around five years ago, I started to delve into the genre and I've discovered a lot of great music as a result. Much of my success I owe to Metalstorm for providing such an excellent platform. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who keeps this site running. I mostly enjoy the more melodic genres of metal, so don't expect a lot of extreme stuff. Also, please keep in mind that the following list is not a list of what I consider to be the best metal albums of all time or anything like it. It is simply a collection or a countdown of the albums that I have enjoyed the most during my journey so far.

1. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2. Rush - Hemispheres
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Immortal - At The Heart of Winter

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Created by ZGoten on 10.12.2013



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My Top 50 Albums

My top list by far......
last update : 08/08/2016

1. Amorphis - Silent Waters
2. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
3. Death - Symbolic
4. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
5. Megadeth - Rust In Peace

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Created by MetalAce on 09.12.2013



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