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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



My Favorite Albums

Just a list of my favorite albums, mostly Black or Death Metal !

There are some albums/bands I would love to put in this list, but they are not on MS.

1. 1349 - Liberation
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of the Thunder God
5. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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Created by Kevin F. on 20.07.2017



DIO Albums - From Best To Worse

My favourite albums from legendary DIO.

1. DIO - Holy Diver
2. DIO - Dream Evil
3. DIO - Killing The Dragon
4. DIO - The Last In Line
5. DIO - Magica

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Created by berba_ on 04.07.2017



Dietrich's Top 10 From The 80's

1. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
2. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
3. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
4. Slayer - Reign In Blood
5. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

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Created by Dietrich on 04.02.2017



Dark Warrior's Top 50 Metal Albums

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
4. Dio - Holy Diver
5. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith

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Created by Dark Warrior on 22.01.2017



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Greatest Metal Albums ( Somewhat In Order - One Album Per Band )

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
3. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

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Created by Aserian on 21.11.2016



The Popular Metal Albums That I Regret Buying

1. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
2. Dio - Holy Diver
3. Flotsam And Jetsam - Doomsday For The Deceiver
4. Flotsam And Jetsam - No Place For Disgrace
5. Ghost - Opus Eponymous

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Created by Dr. Strawberry on 27.09.2016



All Time Favourite Albums

List of my favourite, 10/10 rated albums. One album per band.

Will be updated.

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
4. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
5. Iron Maiden - Brave New World

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Created by berba_ on 30.03.2016



Metal Records Up!

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Overkill - The Years Of Decay

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Created by Hugo Munoz on 23.02.2016



Favorite Albums From 1983

1. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
2. Slayer - Show No Mercy
3. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
4. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
5. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

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Created by FatesOpeth on 13.01.2016



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M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites

Simple ranking of all my favorite albums. Favorite song from the album in the notes. Sure to change/expand as I learn and explore more within metal.

1. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
3. Ayreon - 01011001
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by M0rkeleb on 16.10.2015



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Raw Heavy Metal

Just a little list of intense albums from which stem some raw heavy metal...
Displayed in no strict order.
To avoid doublons, only one album/ep is shown per band ; of course these bands (*thinking of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept...*) also have other awesome albums, so I've just pinned those as a suggestion under the one I've chosen

1. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Tarot - Spell Of Iron
3. Sortilège - Sortilège
4. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Created by Drizzlewoolf on 27.09.2015



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Guib's Essentials (Alphabetical Order)

Well, this is a very simple list and something you've probably seen a lot of other MS users do in the past. Basically, I'm just going to list the albums I wouldn't live without, my all time gems. There's no particular ''Genre'' that I'll be covering and I will also try to limit myself to one album per band and 3 favorite tracks (even though all the albums there have no bad tracks IMO, of course some exceptions may apply). Of course this is just an ''opinion'' list, meaning that I'm not saying these albums are all masterpieces or whatnot, it's just my personal favorites. I hope you'll agree with me and if not well, doesn't matter... Oh Also I'm only adding MS featured albums. I might add some comments in time for couple albums.

1. Absu - The Third Storm Of Cythrául
2. AC/DC - High Voltage
3. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
4. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
5. Anata - The Conductor's Departure

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Created by Guib on 02.05.2015



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Best Metal Vocalists

*** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\ *** READ ME *** List of the best metal vocalists across all subgenres. The album that best exhibits their vocals will represent them -- not necessarily the best album they appear on. I will limit myself to the very top of each sungenre (i.e. death, black, doom, etc.) for variety's sake. Also -- AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -- I consider several criteria, not just raw talent. Some of the criteria are vocal range, versatility, command of voice, fit/compatibility with band, feeling/emotion/energy and originality. Feel free to bitch and moan below. \m/

1. King Diamond - Abigail
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
4. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
5. Queensrÿche - Empire

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Created by saw_you_drown on 20.04.2015



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Old-school Metal: The Must-haves

The must-have albums of old school heavy metal. Includes genres like Traditional, NWOBHM, U.S.P.M., Speed, Epic, Doom, and prog.

1. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
2. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
3. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Angel Witch - Angel Witch

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Created by Jagermeister on 07.03.2015