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The Best Of Dissonant Metal

Do not be fooled with the title. This is not a "best of ..." or " a guide to..." type of list. I've chosen this title because its better than "mz's favorite dissonant metal albums". I've noticed that albums with dissonant elements tend to cater to my taste and by dissonance, I do not mean the literal meaning of especial arrangement of notes discussed in theoretic music courses. Rather, I use this term as it has became a proper convention in metal communities when it comes to describing certain bands that often have a very especial avantgarde approach. These are albums which I find interesting in this field.
One album per band, with the exception of those bands that have albums which are vastly different in sounds. In the other words, I've put two BAN albums here.
Recommendations are encouraged and more than welcomed.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Altars - Paramnesia
3. AMNIS NIHILI - Christological Escalation
4. Antediluvian - λόγος
5. Arkhon Infaustus - Orthodoxyn

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Created by mz on 07.11.2013



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Underrated and Overlooked Albums

Rules:
1. One album per band
2. Alphabetic order
3. Only albums with less than 50 votes + albums not available on MS

1. Aarni - Bathos
2. Abandon - The Dead End
3. Abstract Spirit - Liquid Dimensions Change
4. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
5. Aesma Daeva - The Eros Of Frigid Beauty

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Created by Hex_Omega on 22.08.2013



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Divine Code For The Comfort Of Cowards : Best Of Death Metal In 2011

No word from DM giants like Gorguts, Quo Vadis, Cryptopsy, Viraemia, The Faceless, Augury, Kronos, Martyr.Yet DM unleashed an entire fleet of some mighty monsters,minions,imps and all sort of decibel devils.

This list includes everything from Post-death to Old school death n roll records.I also kinda like slick production a little better, not that i despise the rough one.It depends on the what kind of vibe the album tries to convey.

1. Deceased - Surreal Overdose
2. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
3. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
4. Monumental Torment - Element Of Chaos
5. Baring Teeth - Atrophy

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Created by 3rdWorld on 16.01.2012



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2011: Choosing Death... And Black... And Other Stuff

I am making a list for 2011. Like every one else. Originality is overrated anyway.
This is the very top of the year and still a work in progress.

1. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
2. Beyond Creation - The Aura
3. Benighted - Asylum Cave
4. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
5. Obscura - Omnivium

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Created by Qube on 23.11.2011



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A Completely Incorrect Ranking of 2011 Albums

Ordered best to worst. This is entirely my opinion.

1. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
2. Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
3. Havok - Time Is Up
4. Toxic Holocaust - Conjure And Command
5. Deafheaven - Roads To Judah

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Created by Fade To Black on 24.10.2011



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Playing To My Strengths: Facing Death And Its Technicalities

What to expect; incredibly challenging and technically-proficient death metal, or death metal noted for stifling and dense atmospheric prevalence, or both, that may or may not be traversable in one go. Listener's discretion is advised.

Many albums featured here may borrow elements from other genres (prog, thrash, melodeath, grindcore, post, etc.), but the dominant stench of complexity-laden death metal is forever present, and so deserve to be mentioned here.

1. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
2. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
3. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
4. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
5. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution

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Created by MechanisT on 29.07.2011



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2011 Favorite So Far...

My top 2011 list per November

1. Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
2. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
3. Ana Kefr - Burial Tree (II)
4. Atlas Moth - An Ache For The Distance
5. Subrosa - No Help For The Mighty One

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Created by Frank Sinistra on 14.07.2011



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My Top Albums Of 2011

1. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
5. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa

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Created by Red_Travis on 12.07.2011



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BurbotsRevenge's 2011

a list of some of my real favourites of the year thus far, will be expanded throughout the year. hope you can discover some nice gems from this list. enjoy!

1. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
2. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
3. Nader Sadek - In The Flesh
4. Sonne Adam - Transformation
5. Disma - Towards The Megalith

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Created by BurbotsRevenge on 13.06.2011



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Top 25 Albums Of 2011

1. Dim Mak - Emergence Of Reptilian Altars
2. Flourishing - The Sum Of All Fossils
3. Fallujah - The Harvest Wombs
4. Putridity - Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria
5. Gigan - Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes

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Created by Dangerboner on 28.05.2011



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An Ever Expanding Agglomeration Of 2011's Best & Most Intriguing Concoctions - Now With ❤!

No aww-derr. Anything that feels like a 7.5+ will probably appear here before being filtered for an end-of-year list. Mostly researched stuff outside of Metal Storm. Songs from the majority of these can be found on Youtube, Bandcamp and/or Spotify.

1. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
2. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
3. SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
4. Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From the Dead
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.04.2011



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MMXI: Handpicked by MechanisT

Best (and worst) of 2011 (thus far).
Partially ordered (thus far).
Subject to change, as I see fit.

What a wonderful year, I have to say! This year has seen me expand my tastes like never before. Discovered so many great new acts, while many metal stalwarts delivered the goods as expected. A truly memorable year, and one that I will forever cherish, as far as me being an avid music enthusiast is concerned.

1. Septicflesh - The Great Mass
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
5. Insomnium - One For Sorrow

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Created by MechanisT on 31.03.2011



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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