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The 2010s: Apothecary's Favorites

Self explanatory. Favorite metal albums from this current decade. It's probably going to be mostly black, doom, and drone related type albums, as that's mostly what I listen to, but not entirely. Full streams provided when available.

Hopefully this'll be something to return to nostalgically when I'm 50 and we can access the Internet neurologically while we sleep.

1. 2010
2. Ihsahn - After
3. The Body - All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

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Created by Apothecary on 16.09.2017



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solar's quirky albums

An ever-growing list of albums/EPs that were just fun to listen to. They had something unique, were experimental/strange and/or had interestingly/efficiently lined up vocals and/or instruments that are too hard to forget easily. Naturally, quite a few of them will be avant-garde, but anything else goes that stand out in their subgenre more than others.

1. ...? - ...!
2. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
3. 6:33 - Deadly Scenes
4. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
5. Age Of Silence - Acceleration

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Created by solar on 05.09.2017



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75 Best Metal Albums Of The First 75% Of The 10s

The Decade of the 2010s is officially (just over) 75% complete. Therefore, I present my 75 favorite (thus objectively best) metal albums of the decade so far in approximate order of preference.

1. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
2. Arizmenda - Stillbirth In The Temple Of Venus
3. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
4. Skáphe - Skáphe²
5. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom

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Created by Neachy on 13.08.2017



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Magical Albums

Good musical pieces are those that initiate an emotional reaction or a subconscious shift of your subjective perception. The best music are those that elicit the most positive or dramatic of changes to our psyches. This is a list that I return to occasionally for these effects.

It is subjective of course.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
5. Atoma - Skylight

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Created by Oriax on 08.06.2016



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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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The Most Majestic Releases Of All Time

This list contains most beautiful, majestic and soul-touching releases I've ever experienced.
My most favorite genres are Black Metal, Post Metal, Shoegaze, Doom Metal, Ambient and Neo-Classical in general .

Albums are ranked by the year,I think this way is more useful.

I will keep expanding my list as i can.

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
3. Deinonychus - The Silence Of December
4. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
5. Burzum - Filosofem

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Created by Roxana.M on 10.06.2015



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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Mind Manifesting: Apothecary's Guide To Psychedelic Soundscapes

I've always been a huge fan for psychedelic music of any and all kinds. The enveloping atmosphere, the ability of minimalist solos to create a grand sense of harmony, and all those deliciously trippy effects that you can zone out with... they all come together for such a stimulating, otherworldly experience. This is often the type of music I'm most comfortable with: dazing, mind numbing, and hypnotizing.

1. Aarni - Bathos
2. Æthenor - En Form for Blå
3. Angst Skvadron - Sweet Poison
4. Atomikylä - Erkale
5. Bong - Stoner Rock

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Created by Apothecary on 19.09.2014



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My Favorite Black And Doom Metal Albums Of 2012!

Its in alphabetical order by albums... Some albums on this list may or may not be the exact description of Black or Doom Metal or their subgenres. They just seem to fit for my taste and way I like my Black And Doom dosage. I'm sure some may say Les Discrets and Alcest and other bands on the list can't be Black or Doom because of their sounds and lyrical themes, but if their music gives me that darkness that let's say Watain or Gorgoroth give in Black Metal just without the Satanic lyrics and more of the emotions of Blackness and Doom then to me its Black Metal and the same goes to whatever Doom bands are on my list. If anyone checks out my list, thanks.

1. Mental Home - Угра
2. Forgotten Tomb - ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil
3. Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk
4. Narrow House - A Key To Panngrieb
5. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays

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Created by A Misanthropist on 09.01.2014



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Black Metal Cover Arts Which I Think Are Stunning And Interesting

I list the black metal artworks which are the most different and appealing, at least for my eyes, and give a brief excuse for a somewhat explanation of why I think it.
Edit: As suggested, I gave a link to the inages of the albums not feat. here non MS. For all the other ones... Well, one can always click on the album name.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Ad Hominem - Dictator
5. Alcest - Le Secret

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Created by Karlabos on 29.11.2013



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Apothecary's Awesome Album Art Anthology

I know I probably speak for a lot of people when I say that, very often, the artwork that a band chooses for a particular album can be the icing on the cake, essential to giving a visual depiction that tops off the overall aesthetic of the music. There are plenty of albums that I simply couldn't imagine listening to without staring, zoned out, to the big ball of glorious that is their cover art. Here are some such albums. In alphabetical order by band. Links to full images of the covers have been provided, as well as credits to the artists.

1. Aarni - Bathos
2. Absu - The Sun Of Tiphareth
3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
4. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
5. Blue Öyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin

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Created by Apothecary on 06.11.2013



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Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums

My favorite BM records. Recommendation are more than welcomed.

1. 777Babalon - Eschatological Beast of the Revelation
2. 777Babalon - ג (EP)
3. Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
5. Agruss - Morok

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Created by mz on 04.09.2013



Metal Top 50 (myFavorites 2012)

1. Devin Townsend - Epicloud
2. 3 Inches Of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
3. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
4. Threshold - March of Progress
5. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve

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Created by Alexbridger on 04.02.2013



Top 10 Albums Of 2012

My favorites of 2012.
Please comment and/or suggest me stuff!

1. Ysengrin - To Endotation
2. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
3. Sigh - In Somniphobia
4. Diskord - Dystopics
5. Nocturnal Vomit - Cursed Relics

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Created by PowerThrash on 01.01.2013



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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