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Neachy's Select: Black Metal Of The 21st Century

1. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
2. Drudkh - Forgotten Legends
3. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
4. Enslaved - Isa
5. The Ruins of Beverast - Unlock The Shrine

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Created by Neachy on 03.06.2014



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The 50 Dearest Albums/EPs to my Pumping Central Hub

My top 50 albums/EPs of all time in alphabetical order. This list will change over time and if you have any suggestions on bands I might like based on the info provided below, feel free to mention it. Albums with a ❤ have received a 10 from me. Comment/critique/complain away.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Dima on 30.01.2014



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My Top 100 Albums

My top 100 Albums, sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. !T.O.O.H! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by MetalDoomMaster on 09.11.2013



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The Best Of French Black Metal

You guessed it. The best black metals from the land of garlic and cheese. Generally regarded as the Unholy Promised Land of the most colourless genre of metal, and for good reason.

I've probably missed quite a few bands off this list so some helpful reminders would be nice. I've only included one band from the LLN, because quite frankly I could only think of one band from that silly scene even half worthy of being mentioned on such a list.

1. Aes Dana - Formors
2. Alcest - Le Secret
3. Alien Deviant Circus - Satanic Djihad
4. Anorexia Nervosa - Drudenhaus
5. Antaeus - Blood Libels

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.10.2013



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Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums

Hey everyone.
I used to avoid Black Metal for long since I considered BM musicians as "a bunch of monkeys, wearing corpse paints in a dark frost and pretending to hate humanity". Fortunately, some of them have proven to be more than that. My interest in Black Metal is progressively increasing and now I consider it to be one of the most divers metal genres, among with doom metal. Black Metal albums with experimental elements are more likely to appease me. Admittedly, this list shares a lot with my previous lists.These albums are included to indicate my taste in this genre. One album per band, unless the band's album have very different sound .The main aim of this list is to gain recommendations.

1. Aderlating - Spear Of Gold and Seraphim Bone Pt.1
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Alkerdeel - Morinde
4. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
5. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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Created by mz on 04.09.2013



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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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mz's Favs

These are the albums which I like the most. Since I have not listened to a lot of albums( let's say, max 400 for me), it would be pretentious to make a list of my 100 favorite albums, so I keep this list short.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
5. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God

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Created by mz on 09.05.2013



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My Top 75 Albums Of All Time

My top 75 favourite albums of all time (initially it was a top 20 list, and after that top 50). Only 1 album per band. The list is in alphabetical order, so it doesn't represent explicitly which album is my absolute favourite (I don't have one). All albums on this list have earned at least a 9/10 rating. Albums with a star (★) have received a 10/10 rating from me. I've added genres and my favourite songs.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
4. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by Erik M. on 22.10.2012



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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



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The Best Shit On MS

My top 100 metal albums of all time (featured on MS).

- one album per band.
- in alphabetical order.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Pazdzioch on 21.12.2011



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Black Metal Miscellanea

Personally I find Black Metal to be a very difficult genre to get into, hence the meager length of my list which contains all the albums I've really enjoyed to date, in no order. Recommendations are most welcome, nay required!

Note: Be sure to let me know if any of these aren't actually Black Metal

1. Potentiam - Bálsýn
2. Grabnebelfürsten - Dynastie Oder Wie Man Herrschaft Definert
3. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
4. Sigh - Hangman's Hymn- Musikalische Exequien
5. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape

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Created by R'Vannith on 05.11.2011



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Most Gripping Atmospheres

Here are the most captivating atmospheres I've ever heard. Including metal and non-metal albums. Grouped according to genre and one album per band.

1. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
2. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
3. Riverside - Out Of Myself
4. Suspyre - When Time Fades...
5. Redemption - The Fullness Of Time

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.08.2011



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Omega_Switch's Listism: Top Black Metal Albums

1. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
2. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
3. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
5. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

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Created by omega_switch on 19.03.2011



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Best Releases Of 2001-2010

As we go into 2011, I decided to look back on the last decade, and try and put together a list of what I believe are the highest quality, and favorite releases of the previous decade.

I believe "best" is something of a misnomer, since people's opinions of quality are biased to their tastes. So a more proper title would be "Best Releases that I Enjoyed from 2001-2010".

1. Deströyer 666 - Cold Steel... For an Iron Age
2. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Cobalt - Gin
5. Behemoth - Demigod

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Created by BrutalN00dle on 25.12.2010



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