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Kvlt, Meet Riff: Blackened Doom And Sludge

Had been wanting to do this for a while, title's pretty self explanatory. Black and doom are my two favorite metal subgenres, and when the two are combined into pure melancholic chaos, I scream like a little girl. I decided to take a broad approach with this one and include blackened sludge bands as well, as I think doom and sludge have similar origins and can fall under the same general banner. *Translation: I don't care if you think they can't. As usual, suggestions are both warmly welcomed and appreciated. Limit one album per band.

2. Arcana Coelestia - Le Mirage De L'Idéal
3. Atriarch - Ritual Of Passing
4. Autumnblaze - DämmerElbenTragödie
5. Bast - Spectres

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Created by Apothecary on 05.11.2014

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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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Give In To Your Anger

We've had the Crushing and we've had the Dark, Harrowing and Ravaging, now it's time for the Anger. This list could be seen as a sort of Dance of the Dregs from those other two lists (as in albums that didn't get on either), but some of these albums to me might be classified as either or neither.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
3. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
4. Alkerdeel - Morinde
5. All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature

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Created by Lit. on 14.11.2013

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The Best Of Dissonant Metal

Metal art of dissonance as I love it.
- on album per band, unless the band has very different albums.
-I'm not picky for albums released before 2000.
-I'm not picky for genres that are to some degrees unusual for the dissonance, like sludge metal.

This list is open to suggestions.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Aion - Verses Of Perdition
3. Alkerdeel - Morinde
4. Altars - Paramnesia
5. Amnis Nihili - Christological Escalation

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Created by mz on 07.11.2013

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Dark, Harrowing, And Ravaging Albums To Ruin Your Day

These obviously won't ruin your day. Chances are if you are into these styles you'll love this selection. No stylistic borders, but I'm limiting myself to one album per band. These aren't necessarily my favorite albums by these bands, but they are the one's I think fit the best.

1. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Absolutus - Pugnare In Iis Quae Obtinere Non Possis
4. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
5. Aderlating - Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Pt. 1

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Created by Alex Fenger on 11.09.2013

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Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums

My favorite BM records. Recommendation are more than welcomed.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Agruss - Morok
3. Aion - Verses Of Perdition
4. Alkerdeel - Morinde
5. Akhlys - The Dreaming I

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Created by mz on 04.09.2013

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Top 30 of 2012 (+5)


1. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
2. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy
3. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
4. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
5. Enslaved - RIITIIR

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Created by InnerSelf on 21.09.2012

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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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The Epics (Because I Don't Think Pyramid God Is Coming Back)

My version of The Epics (Best Songs Over 10 Minutes) only this time it's more The Epics (Songs Over 10 Minutes) because we kept griping to PG and he wouldn't update his list. According to his profile he hasn't been on in... 371 days. So I thought "Hey, why not do it myself?"
Arranged by time. If you feel or know a song should be on here, let me know. I'm a mainstream fag, so I only listen to the popular stuff. I might have missed some bands.

1. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Sun Of The Blind - Skullreader
4. Nile - Ithyphallic
5. Nightwish - Once

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Created by Lit. on 06.06.2012

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The Best Of Unorthodox Black Metal

Within the past decade, black metal has seen bands from all over the world incorporating new sounds to the genre and changing its delivery like never before. As great as the classic bands are, BM bands today seem to be branching out in every possible direction. From the beautiful chaos of the French bands, to the developing psychedelic black metal style, and even the Avantgarde craziness of Mories... all the experimentation is helping to create a bold new identity for the genre's sound. Black metal today could very well be the one area of metal where we see the most experimentation taking place, and I hope the albums in this list will illustrate this growing trend.

1. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2. Blut Aus Nord - MoRT
3. Diapsiquir - Virus STN
4. Glorior Belli - The Great Southern Darkness
5. Melechesh - Enki

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Created by Apothecary on 05.06.2012

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List Name Is Required: 2012 (updated 27.01.2013)

Ordered from best to worst. Because listing it is easier than voting and much easier than voting twice.

Latest additions: Blutmond, Wrathblade, High On Fire

Today is January 17, 2013. The update previous to this was on 5/5/12. Welcome to the future.
Fear not, dear reader, I've only been neglecting the list, but not the music.

1. Borknagar - Urd
2. Carach Angren - Where the Corpses Sink Forever
3. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
4. Enslaved - RIITIIR
5. Om - Advaitic Songs

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Created by eponymous on 28.04.2012

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tea[m]ster's 2012 Must Listens And Recs

Well, it's been a terrific 2012 for metal fans. I listened to hundreds of albums and I'd like to share my favs with you. Although it was very difficult I have narrowed down my top 20.

1. Sunpocrisy - Samaroid Dioramas
2. Downfall Of Gaia - Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes
3. Rush - Clockwork Angels
4. Adrift - Black Heart Bleeds Black
5. Constants - Pasiflora

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Created by tea[m]ster on 26.04.2012

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Behold... Another 2012 List - The Obscure Edition!

Albums that have intrigued me and ones that I've liked and loved from 2012, rather than EVERYTHING I've heard from 2012. One again, more emphasis on the obscure and the unknown.
No order.


Monolithe | Sigh | Chimp Spanner | Orange Goblin | Christian Mistress | Lord Mantis | Kayo Dot | Nadja | Abigail Williams | Yayla | Nachtruf | What The Blood Revealed | Hiemal | Abyssal | Hellvetron | Bologna Violenta | Vulgaari | Prison Of Mirrors | Nebula VII | Umbah | Ice Dragon | Vattnet Viskar | Biipiigwan | Conan | Pike | A Cloud Forest | Noûs | Beyond Terror Beyond Grace | Abest | Apotheosis | Hivelords | Spelljammer | Inverloch | SaturninE | Demon Lung | Bloodshot Dawn | Book Of Sand | Agruss

1. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2. Monolithe - Interlude Second
3. Diskord - Dystopics
4. Sigh - In Somniphobia
5. Agruss - Morok

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.03.2012

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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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The Best Shit On MS

My top 100 metal albums of all time (featured on MS).

- one album per band.
- in alphabetical order.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Pazdzioch on 21.12.2011