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From 1967 On: R Lewis' Picks Per Year

My favourite album per year.
Finally filled every shameful hole.

1. Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything
2. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending To Infinity
3. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
4. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
5. Transatlantic - The Whirlwind

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Created by R Lewis on 02.11.2013



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KB's Favorite Albums Of All Time (Only Metal)

Here is my provisional favorite-metal-albums-of-all-time-list! Enjoy!
The first 10 albums are in pretty accurate order. However, after that, it becomes harder and harder to separate the albums clearly. Thus, you can say that I enjoy album x on the list as much as the others in the interval of (x-5) to (x+5). For example album 37 would be as much enjoyed as 32, 33, 34, ..., 42, or something like that.

1. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
2. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
3. Grand Alchemist - Intervening Coma-Celebration
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by Kuroboshi on 06.02.2013



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Top Albums Of The Past 12 Months (July '11 - July'12)

Well so far this year has been quite a let-down when it comes to quality metal. Many of you will probably disagree, but to each his own.

So in order for me to even make a list containing 10 entries I had to fetch them from a year ago which had some really fantastic post-July releases!

1. Vale of Pnath - The Prodigal Empire
2. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
3. Circus Maximus - Nine

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Created by Valaskjalf on 31.07.2012



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Songs For Your Metal Party

This is my personal selection of albums (with specific songs) that you'd like to play in your next metal party.
The songs are sorted so the more powerful and energetic songs are equally spread all along the list, except the last songs, which are softer than average.

I'm currently working in this list (well... in my spare time), so it's not the final one.

1. Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
2. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
3. Solefald - Norrøn Livskunst
4. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
5. Kvelertak - Blodtørst

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Created by Gnomyst on 23.04.2012



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2011 Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead

If you're like me and can't sit still with just one or two genres, perhaps you'll find some ideas in this list. I kept the variety with genres, but also by including all worthy bands from unknown newcomers all the way up to big names. Basically, everything I liked this year.

Since there are so many genres here, don't get too worked up about specific rating and placement. They're generally in order, but more importantly they're all amazing.

1. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Návaz
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Autumn - Cold Comfort
4. Shadowside - Inner Monster Out
5. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room

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Created by Susan on 06.01.2012



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Best Albums Of 2011

2011 for me was a year where experimentation really took the spotlight, although not entirely accepted by fans, critics brought more attention to bands trying out something new.

1. Opeth - Heritage
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
4. Mastodon - The Hunter
5. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events

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Created by rapidspeed on 26.12.2011



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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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Best Metal Albums Of 2011

This list will expand later and the positions here will probably change a bit as well. An interesting feature is an album in top 10 from a band that's not featured on Metal Storm yet.

1. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. MyGrain - Mygrain
4. Constantine - Divine Design
5. Chaos Divine - The Human Connection

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Created by Risto on 04.11.2011



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Anno Domini 2011 (updated 20.01.13)

Even in 2012 (update: 2013), 2011 still isn't too hot a year for me. Still, new stuff keeps on coming, and 2012 itself is looking pretty good, so I'll forgive it. New in the new year is the lack of ratings. It's bothersome, especially since I've decided to sacrifice a few newborns and (retrospectively and retroactively) rate on RYM.

1. Hell - Human Remains
2. SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
3. Anubis Gate - Anubis Gate
4. Hammers of Misfortune - 17th Street
5. Mastodon - The Hunter

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Created by eponymous on 25.10.2011



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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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Heavy Rotation: 2011 So Far...

These are the bands that have spent the most time coming through my speakers (or will have by the end of the year). In other words: TOP PICKS for 2011, listed in no particular order and updated but not finished...

1. Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire
2. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
3. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
4. Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
5. Havok - Time Is Up

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Created by Garth Vader on 20.10.2011



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My share of experime(n)tal music and other innovative stuff

I wanted to create my personal Top List for a long time and to be honest, I always considered it as some kind of cool Prog Metal, Avantgarde Metal mix. As you can see, it has become a bit more complicated. So finally, there are Unexpect and Pain Of Salvation next to Bands like Kamelot and Savatage. Also, some Non-Metal Bands got involved like Jeff Buckley and Oingo Boingo. But could you imagine how PoS would sound without Jeffs influence? Or what would have become of Mr. Bungle if it weren't for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo?!

1. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
4. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by In5anity on 13.08.2011



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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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2011 Top To Bottom.

I don't believe in illegal downloading of easily available albums, so this list is only albums I have actually purchased and own a hard copy or official download of. The order is VERY fluid, and in all likelihood, wrong. But oh well....

Coming soon: Comments for each album & finalised order for the year...

1. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
4. Symphony X - Iconoclast
5. Cormorant - Dwellings

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Created by 7thSlave on 03.07.2011



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BTDS's Album Roundup Of 2011 (annotated)

Welcome, no matter if you're a long-term MS member or an Avenged Sevenfold listener. Don't know what to vote for? Here's ANOTHER yearly best-of list for you to go through, or, more likely, for the usual tl;dr. But, wait - what makes this one different: 1) unqualified and totally subjective two-line reviews, 2) conscious restriction to the litte-more-than-20 most impressive albums, 3) an aversion against the much too generic thrash & power metal genres and anything without recall value.

1. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
2. Alestorm - Back Through Time
3. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
4. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
5. The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre

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Created by beyondtehdarksun on 15.06.2011



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