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Awesome Space Atmospheres

Music with a spacey touch...
Recommendations are welcome (only one album per band)

1. Aeons Confer - Symphonies Of Saturnus
2. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
3. Amestigon - Sun Of All Suns
4. Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies
5. Astral Silence - Astral Journey

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Created by Curumir on 01.08.2013



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~ My Favorite Black Metal Records ~

Yeah... a very conventional idea for a list, but i couldn't resist in the end finally making this one.
A list of my personal favorites from the blackest metal of them all.
Ordered by personal preferences and updated periodically with only one album/ep/demo per band.
Please enjoy, you might also find some of your likings in here. ^^
...and if not, it can't be helped.

1. Summoning - Stronghold
2. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
3. Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
4. Eismalsott - Best Before: Spring
5. Dornenreich - Bitter Ist's Dem Tod Zu Dienen

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Created by sashike on 13.05.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



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2011

What I listened to last year.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Alda - : Tahoma :
3. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
5. Ash Borer - Ash Borer

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Created by Oaken on 01.09.2012



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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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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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Top 30 of 2011

My favorites from 2011
I still need to check out (Smohalla - Fell Voices - Sleestak - Arizmenda - Owl - Cloak Of Altering)

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by InnerSelf on 16.09.2011



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The Ultimate Metalgaze/ Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal + Post Rock/Post Punk List

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
3. Allvaters Zorn - Geburt
4. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
5. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 26.06.2011



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Space Metal!

***Currently working through suggestions and adding some spacey non-metal things when they cross my mind***
As a lover of all things sci-fi I find metal to be the most accommodating of genres when it comes to themes of space/aliens. This is a list of those albums which use this theme and/or evoke an overall 'spacey' atmosphere and which I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. No order for now and a work in progress (recommendations most welcome) Last Updated: 9th April 2014

1. Atoma - Skylight
2. Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer
3. Dol Ammad - Star Tales
4. Star One - Space Metal
5. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.06.2011



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Matt's Favs Of 2011

My favorite 25 albums of the year

1. Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
2. Obscura - Omnivium
3. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
4. Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach

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Created by hadriel on 28.02.2011