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Black Metal Cover Arts Which I Think Are Stunning And Interesting

I list the black metal artworks which are the most different and appealing, at least for my eyes, and give a brief excuse for a somewhat explanation of why I think it.
Edit: As suggested, I gave a link to the inages of the albums not feat. here non MS. For all the other ones... Well, one can always click on the album name.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Ad Hominem - Dictator
5. Alcest - Le Secret

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Created by Karlabos on 29.11.2013



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Z011 Hitmarkers by Korah

1. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
2. Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
5. Septicflesh - The Great Mass

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Created by Korah on 09.11.2013



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Top Album 2011

1. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
2. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
5. Ghost Brigade - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us

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Created by Vod52 on 08.11.2013



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A List Of Great One-Man Band Albums

Creating good music might not be an easy task, but most bands in existence consist of multiple members who contribute to the music. One-man bands however are simply musicians who create the music all by themselves, which, in my opinion, is very impressive. Because of the fact that there are quite a few of these talented musicians, I created this list. Of course there are many more one-man band albums than I have listed here and that's why I'm open to suggestions. So be sure to give me recommendations and also let me know if I listed the "wrong" album by a band (in your opinion). Lastly, the list is ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. I only add 1 (full-length) album per band (and only albums that are featured on MS).

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession
4. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
5. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis

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Created by Erik M. on 26.08.2013



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Beyond Ancient Space

1. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by Amo del Merol on 22.09.2012



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2011

What I listened to last year.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Alda - : Tahoma :
3. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
5. Ash Borer - Ash Borer

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Created by Oaken on 01.09.2012



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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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A PBR 12 Pack Of Popular Hipster Black Metal.

Orthodoxy is for morons who cannot compose or create themselves and need to copy the blueprint of someone else. Daring to be different might make your music stand apart. Daring to be different and standing apart might draw more people to your music. Daring to be different might make you more popular - and thus more hipster. So grow some facial hair, put on an ironic shirt, grab a PBR, and listen up.

1. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
2. Alcest - Écailles de lune
3. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
4. Darkspace - III
5. Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons

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Created by BitterCOld on 21.02.2012



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Avant-Guardía...

This is not Avantgarde style, is vanguard music literally.... in metal of course

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
3. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
4. Apocalyptica - Cult
5. Arcana - Le Serpent Rouge

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Created by Amo del Merol on 14.12.2011



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Konrad's Definitive Favorite Albums Of 2011

This year was quite interesting as far as releases go. All-in-all, it was a GREAT year for good albums, but not a GOOD year for great albums. Usually, there are about 40 albums fighting vigorously for a spot in my lists. This year, there were ten clear cut favorites and a bunch of better-than-average arm arm wrestling for the rest of the final spots. Although my duties at metalreview.com prevent me from spending too much time around these parts, I was still a vicious lurker and enjoy being a part of this community (albeit somewhat silent). To anyone with similar tastes that may have had a good album or two fall through the cracks, I hope this list or any of my others will be of good use to you.

1. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
2. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
3. Sorgeldom - ...From Outer Intelligences
4. Lifelover - Sjukdom
5. Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings

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Created by Konrad on 01.12.2011



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2011: Favourite To Least

Purely subjective list based on personal preferences for the year, unrelated to mass opinion of an album or a band's abilities (e.g. Trivium, Oranssi Pazuzu) - many albums lined up to listen to so will increase in size. Also, not entirely in order, middle order mainly just an approximation.

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
3. Infestus - E x I s t
4. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
5. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth

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Created by musclassia on 18.11.2011



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Top Albums Of 2011 (so Far)

It remains to add bands that haven't released album and add personal comments.

1. Symphony X - Iconoclast
2. Iced Earth - Dystopia
3. Vektor - Outer Isolation
4. Megadeth - Th1rt3en
5. Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder

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Created by SamuelSanchezAlvarez on 30.10.2011



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Iron's 2011 - Top 50 And More

This is a list of my favorite releases of 2011. The top 50 is in order of preference, the rest are in random order. I have ranked 150 albums in order of preference on RateYourMusic, but I cannot be bothered to do twice the work. Check my profile there for more rankings and reviews.

My reviews
Top 150 and more.

1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2. Subrosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
3. Einar Stray - Chiaroscuro
4. Eleanoora Rosenholm - Hyväile minua pimeä tähti
5. Giles Corey - Giles Corey

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Created by IronAngel on 15.10.2011



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Top 20 Black Metal Albums Of 2011

The list is ongoing, albums may switch places.

1. Burzum - Fallen
2. Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
3. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations
4. Epheles - Je Suis Autrefois
5. Aaskereia - Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht

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Created by Ravencorpse on 18.09.2011



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Top 30 of 2011

My favorites from 2011
I still need to check out (Smohalla - Fell Voices - Sleestak - Arizmenda - Owl - Cloak Of Altering)

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by InnerSelf on 16.09.2011



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