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Symphonic Metal Done Differently

Nightwish, Dimmu Borgir, Septicflesh and their respective clones are not welcome here. The title is a bit misleading since none of these albums are 'symphonic metal' per se, but they're metal with symphonic/orchestra elements added in a way that's unconventional, or at least as far as I know. Suggestions welcome.

1. Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos
2. Aquilus - Griseus
3. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
4. Igorrr - Hallelujah
5. Turisas - Stand Up and Fight

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Created by Joodicator on 27.08.2014



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The 50 Dearest Albums/EPs to my Pumping Central Hub

My top 50 albums/EPs of all time in alphabetical order. This list will change over time and if you have any suggestions on bands I might like based on the info provided below, feel free to mention it. Albums with a ❤ have received a 10 from me. Comment/critique/complain away.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Dima on 30.01.2014



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2012 Played by the Diabolic Flute with Korah

1. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
2. Enslaved - RIITIIR
3. Meshuggah - Koloss
4. In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans
5. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

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Created by Korah on 31.10.2013



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esw1026's Exploration In The Metal World

There are the albums that have impressed me. Alphabetical orders. Hope you enjoy this list.

1. Acatalepsy - Acatalepsy (EP)
2. Across Tundras - Dark Songs of the Prairie
3. Aelter - Dusk Dawn/Follow You Beloved
4. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
5. Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

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Created by esw1026 on 27.08.2013



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A List Of Great One-Man Band Albums

Creating good music might not be an easy task, but most bands in existence consist of multiple members who contribute to the music. One-man bands however are simply musicians who create the music all by themselves, which, in my opinion, is very impressive. Because of the fact that there are quite a few of these talented musicians, I created this list. Of course there are many more one-man band albums than I have listed here and that's why I'm open to suggestions. So be sure to give me recommendations and also let me know if I listed the "wrong" album by a band (in your opinion). Lastly, the list is ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. I only add 1 (full-length) album per band (and only albums that are featured on MS).

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession
4. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
5. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis

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Created by Erik M. on 26.08.2013



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The Ultimate Avant-Garde Metal Albums

A collection of the most original, insane and head spinning albums from the weirdest side of metal. Suggestions are welcome.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Angizia - Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias
3. Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links From The Dead Trinity
4. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 03.05.2013



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Best Of 2012

1. Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
2. Ihsahn - Eremita
3. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
4. Forgotten Tomb - ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil
5. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata

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Created by SSM on 05.01.2013



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2012 WIP

WIP !!!!

Quite opposite to 2011, which featured both freakingly awesome releases (Terra Tenebrosa, Lazuli, Thy Catafalque...) and crap that redefined crap (Lulu or Illud Divinum Isanus), 2012 was quite consistent. Sadly, consistently average. OK, consistently quite correct, but groundbreaking releases were few and far between...

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
3. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
4. Klone - The Dreamer's Hideaway
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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Created by Darkside Momo on 02.01.2013



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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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Top 30 of 2012 (+5)

Voila.

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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Mechка's Everevolving List Of '12 Selections

Best (and worst) of 2012.
Partially ordered (the ones with descriptions). The rest are arranged alphabetically.
Subject to change, as I see fit.

Not really considering EPs. More than enough full-lengths at hand anyways.

1. A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Xen
2. The Faceless - Autotheism
3. Sybreed - God Is An Automaton
4. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
5. Ihsahn - Eremita

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Created by MechanisT on 30.05.2012



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MMXII: Ranking The "Final" Year's Albums

While I'm slightly disappointed the world didn't end this year, I thought I'd share my musical tastes from throughout the year by arbitrarily ranking other people's art. When the year began I was really into sludge and stoner but as the year has worn on, it's been the black metal releases which by and large have won my attention and appreciation.

1. Royal Thunder - CVI
2. Ancestors - In Dreams and Time
3. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
4. Hidden Orchestra - Archipelago
5. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension

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Created by Neachy on 28.05.2012



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The Album I Listened To Thus Far In 2012

Due to the overwhelming "popularity" of my last list, I have decided to do the same thing in 2012

1. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
2. Baroness - Yellow & Green
3. Devin Townsend - Epicloud
4. Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real
5. Royal Thunder - CVI

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Created by Fade To Black on 18.03.2012



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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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My Musical Journey Through 2012

I will be logging here everything I check out and at least slightly enjoy on 2012, so I don't miss anything by the end of the year. Scores are subject to change.

1. Ihsahn - Eremita
2. Hypno5e - Acid Mist Tomorrow
3. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
4. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
5. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma

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Created by Unhealer on 13.02.2012



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