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Top Ten Riffs Of Each Decade

While the order in each decade is purely personal preference, there are several rules for a song qualifying for the list. First off, the band has to be notable. I'm not going to define what that means, but I'm sure you'd agree all the bands in the list are notable. There are plenty of riffs from obscure bands I'd rather put, but I know my love for Tarby doesn't make him the greatest riff maker of the 21st century. Second, each artist can only appear once in a decade, this is to prevent the best riff makers from hogging the list and adding some variety, showing how metal has changed over time. Decades are measured by when the song was recorded, not released, and when it's unclear the beginning of recording is used. This is mainly because a lot of definitive early metal songs were released in 1970, but recorded in 1969. Third, the song itself has to be notable. Here are things that can qualify as being notable: the song was release as a single, has music video made for it, was released as a single, was the title track for an album (note that Crawl through Knives meets this criteria because it was the original title for Come Clarity, and there is no way in hell Come Clarity is getting best riff of the decade ), is included on a greatest hits compilation album, was nominated for a Grammy or musical award of similar caliber, was included as a track in a notable film or video game, was covered by a notable band, or has a Wikipedia page for some miscellaneous reason. Finally, the song needs to be metal. Misirlou gets the pass despite predating metal as it was probably the single most influential song on the development of metal, and while many of the other songs in the other songs are better classified as hard rock, I can find a source listing them as heavy metal.

1. 60s:
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

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Created by Ganondox on 04.08.2017



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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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



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Djent

In order of release date, a list of what are in my opinion, the best Djent related albums. (I say 'djent related', because in many cases it is not their primary genre).

1. Meshuggah - Nothing
2. Sikth - The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild
3. Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
4. Sikth - Death of a Dead Day
5. Textures - Drawing Circles

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Created by Moose on 31.08.2014



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Top Albums 2012 By Neiluria

1. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2. Enslaved - RIITIIR
3. Obsidian Kingdom - Mantiis
4. Meshuggah - Koloss
5. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

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Created by Neiluria on 04.11.2013



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2012 Played by the Diabolic Flute with Korah

1. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2. Enslaved - RIITIIR
3. In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans
4. Obsidian Kingdom - Mantiis
5. Meshuggah - Koloss

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Created by Korah on 31.10.2013



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Top Album 2012

1. Enslaved - RIITIIR
2. Meshuggah - Koloss
3. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
4. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by Pelagial on 31.10.2013



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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS
So I Heard You Like Opeth...

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013



My Top 10 Of 2012

These are the cream of the crop, in my humble opinion, of 2012. Take a look!

1. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
2. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
3. Lich King - Born of the Bomb
4. The Stranded - Survivalism Boulevard
5. Accept - Stalingrad

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Created by AgentMindcrime on 13.03.2013



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2012: Favourite To Least (Continued)

Because I reached the word limit on the previous list, and don't want to lose my quite excellent in-depth descriptions. Those without descriptions are from my other list.

1. Sylosis - Monolith
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
4. Abigail Williams - Becoming
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52

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Created by musclassia on 29.10.2012



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My Super Awesome 2012 List

Work in progress

1. Sybreed - God Is An Automaton
2. Skyharbor - Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
3. WIntersun - Time I
4. Enslaved - Riitiir
5. Devin Townsend - Epicloud

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Created by Giza on 06.09.2012



Top Albums Of 2012

1. Anathema - Weather Systems
2. Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
3. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
4. Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here
5. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal

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Created by andreosokin on 27.06.2012



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Favorites of 2012

1. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
2. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Meshuggah - Koloss
5. Mors Principium Est - ...And Death Said Live

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Created by b0000mst1ck on 14.05.2012



Best Of 2012

1. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
2. Meshuggah - Koloss
3. Allegaeon - Formshifter
4. Wretched - Son Of Perdition
5. Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion

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Created by RDHIII on 02.05.2012



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Coolingsrock's list Of 2012 Albums, Got It?

(Currently updating this list) *** This list is all the albums that I listened to from 2012. Order: Best to worst.

1. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
2. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
3. The Faceless - Autotheism
4. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
5. Dethklok - Dethalbum III

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Created by Coolingsrock on 02.04.2012