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Top 20 Albums of the Decade

This was probably the second-best decade in music for me (with the first being 2000s). There were albums that changed my perspective on how to perceive the world and helped me dive deeper into this neverending journey of discovering music. It always felt like there is a unique world hidden in every album and that makes me want to discover as much as possible to broaden my horizons.

1. Tesseract - Altered State
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Septicflesh - The Great Mass
5. Myrath - Legacy

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Created by Darkmember on 15.11.2019

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Top 50 Metal Albums Of 2010's

1. Septicflesh - Codex Omega
2. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
3. Amorphis - Queen Of Time
4. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
5. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika

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Created by Anghellic67 on 14.11.2019

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Album Of The Year

best album of each year from 1967 onwards

1. Amorphis - Queen Of Time
2. Septicflesh - Codex Omega
3. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
4. Ghost - Meliora
5. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter

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Created by Anghellic67 on 24.10.2017

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My Top 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
2. Slipknot - Iowa
3. Summoning - Stronghold
4. Septicflesh - Communion
5. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn

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Created by Anghellic67 on 08.09.2017

Top Ten Riffs Of Each Decade

While the order in each decade is purely personal preference, there are several rules for a song qualifying for the list. First off, the band has to be notable. I'm not going to define what that means, but I'm sure you'd agree all the bands in the list are notable. There are plenty of riffs from obscure bands I'd rather put, but I know my love for Tarby doesn't make him the greatest riff maker of the 21st century. Second, each artist can only appear once in a decade, this is to prevent the best riff makers from hogging the list and adding some variety, showing how metal has changed over time. Decades are measured by when the song was recorded, not released, and when it's unclear the beginning of recording is used. This is mainly because a lot of definitive early metal songs were released in 1970, but recorded in 1969. Third, the song itself has to be notable. Here are things that can qualify as being notable: the song was release as a single, has music video made for it, was released as a single, was the title track for an album (note that Crawl through Knives meets this criteria because it was the original title for Come Clarity, and there is no way in hell Come Clarity is getting best riff of the decade ), is included on a greatest hits compilation album, was nominated for a Grammy or musical award of similar caliber, was included as a track in a notable film or video game, was covered by a notable band, or has a Wikipedia page for some miscellaneous reason. Finally, the song needs to be metal. Misirlou gets the pass despite predating metal as it was probably the single most influential song on the development of metal, and while many of the other songs in the other songs are better classified as hard rock, I can find a source listing them as heavy metal.

1. 60s:
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

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Created by Ganondox on 04.08.2017

The Ultimate Metal Collection

1. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
2. Iron Maiden - Killers
3. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
4. Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

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Created by Robinus Der Gro&szli on 13.04.2017

My 2014 Favorites

The things I liked in 2014

1. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
2. Accept - Blind Rage
3. Arion - Last Of Us
4. Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out
5. Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds

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Created by TheJahrhead on 06.04.2016

Top 25 Albums Of 2014

My personal favorite studio albums of 2014

1. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
2. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
3. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Sólstafir - Ótta
5. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence

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Created by Jagsey on 01.03.2016

My Top-10(+1) Albums For 2014

1. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2. Opeth - Pale Communion
3. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Planet Of Zeus - Vigilante
5. Semen Of The Sun - Those Pills

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Created by Iron Men on 02.02.2015

My Favourites Of 2014

1. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
3. Revocation - Deathless
4. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
5. Decapitated - Blood Mantra

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Created by samarium on 30.01.2015

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2014 Interesting Picks

All small reviews added.

Apologies for possible grammar error.

Non MetalStorm band links:

Basarabian Hills:
Ered Wethrin:
Human Collapse:
Sacro Sanctus:

1. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2. Shores Of Null - Quiescence
3. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
4. Saor - Aura
5. Human Collapse - Darkness To Fall

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Created by Rot Teufel on 01.01.2015

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1. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
2. Channel Zero - Kill All Kings
3. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
4. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
5. Overkill - White Devil Armory

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Created by Ralle on 28.12.2014

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Top 20 Albums Of 2014

1. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Sabaton - Heroes
4. Winterfylleth - The Divination Of Antiquity
5. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen

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Created by Perran Helyes on 13.10.2014

Top Albums Of 2014

1. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
2. Arch Enemy - War Eternal
3. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
4. Sólstafir - Ótta
5. Darkest Hour - Darkest Hour

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Created by tricky on 06.10.2014

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2014 Cont.

Cos, y'know, same shiz different year. Ran out of space again so will post final album opinions in comments.

1. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2. Dirge - Hyperion
3. Nero Di Marte - Derivae
4. Steve Rothery - The Ghosts Of Pripyat
5. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere

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Created by musclassia on 28.09.2014