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2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)

2008 might've been my first proper taste of metal, with the acquisition of albums from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and that most grandiose of gateway bands, DragonForce. 2009 might've seen me expanding my palette, with Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and more entering my world, and Guns N' Roses triumphantly re-entering it. But 2010 was when I delved into more 'intense' stuff with Machine Head, In Flames, and most notably of all, Sylosis, and saw my relationship with metal shift from ever-increasing interest into full-blown love affair. To commemorate this 5-year anniversary, and because I love making lists, I decided to do a retrospective of the best albums and songs that have been released during this time period, and give brief tributes to them. Yay music!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Protest The Hero - Volition
4. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by musclassia on 08.01.2015



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Neachy's Select: Black Metal Of The 21st Century

1. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2. Paysage d'Hiver - Winterkälte
3. Windir - 1184
4. Negură Bunget - 'N Crugu Bradului
5. Armagedda - Only True Believers

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Created by Neachy on 03.06.2014



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Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums

My favorite BM records. Recommendation are more than welcomed.

1. Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Agruss - Morok
4. Alkerdeel - Morinde
5. Akhlys - The Dreaming I

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Created by mz on 04.09.2013



Best Albums Of 2012

1. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2. Wodensthrone - Curse
3. Circus Maximus - Nine
4. Enslaved - RIITIIR
5. Threshold - March Of Progress

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Created by Venator on 07.02.2013



My Best Of 2012

1. Wodensthrone - Curse
2. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
3. Woods Of Ypres - Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
4. A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy

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Created by Vintovka on 01.01.2013



Top 10 of '12

My top 10 albums of the year 2012.

1. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2. Zonaria - Arrival Of The Red Sun
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Words Of Farewell - Immersion
5. Pain Confessor - Incarcerated

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Created by Until the End on 27.12.2012



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Konrad's Easily Interchangeable Top 20 Albums Of 2012

Another year, another list.

1. Enslaved - RIITIIR
2. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
3. Mgła - With Hearts Toward None
4. A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
5. Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay

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Created by Konrad on 06.12.2012



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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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2012

Includes every full-length and EP from 2012 I listened to. Ordered alphabetically. More albums will be added, and the ratings are subject to change.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Alkerdeel - Morinde

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Created by Oaken on 13.08.2012



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2012

My tastes seem to have changed quite a bit since I originally made this list. I have since updated it to better reflect my opinions of 2012 in retrospect. A well rounded and impressive year for metal.

1. Indesinence - Vessels of Light and Decay
2. Desolate Shrine - The Sanctum of Human Darkness
3. Royal Thunder - CVI
4. Igorrr - Hallelujah
5. Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago

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Created by Neachy on 28.05.2012



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2012 - From the Awesome to the Awful

Once again I have put together a top list of albums released during the year from best to worst. However, this time around I have also written a short personal opinion/mini review for most of the albums in their respective comment sections.

Top 10 Bandcamp links:

Agruss - Morok
Summer Fades Away - We Meet the Last Time, Then Departure

1. Agruss - Morok
2. Summer Fades Away - We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure
3. Monarch - Omens
4. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
5. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction

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Created by Draugen on 25.05.2012



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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012



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This Is Not A 2012 List

Too many 2012 lists around, you complain? You don't have to complain about this, though, it is NOT a 2012 list!

Previously, this list contained long-ass reviews, and distorted orders. But then this made people lose order and no one really reads what I write except about a handful of albums, so I decided to remove the X/10 rating system and use an "A-F" kinda stuff.

1. Rush - Clockwork Angels
2. Cytotoxin - Radiophobia
3. Overkill - The Electric Age
4. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
5. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth

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Created by Iron Nostarion on 01.04.2012



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The Pussiest Poser Guide To 2012 - Iron's Favorites

A list of 2012 albums I found good, interesting or just worth checking out - and some I reviewed that turned out to be crap.

The albums are in order of preference down to and not including those ranked 3/5. Those and below are grouped by style, so that you can easily find similar recommendations.

You can find several full reviews on my RYM list. Check it out.

1. Susanne Sundfør - The Silicone Veil
2. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
3. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
4. A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays
5. Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock

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Created by IronAngel on 18.02.2012



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2012: Towards The Megalist

I'm (sorta) back. *The Finishing Touches* OKAY, so obviously not as much stuff from the last half of the year as the first. Sorry guys, but that first six months nearly killed me. Some stuff as a result will be missing, but major stuff not present is stuff I probably didn't care for. Alrighty then, enough with the "stuff"...

1. Bound by Entrails - The Stars Bode You Farewell
2. Royal Thunder - CVI
3. Akphaezya - Anthology IV: The Tragedy of Nerak
4. Dissona - Dissona
5. Anhedonist - Netherwards

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Created by strade on 23.01.2012



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