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100 Greatest Metal Bands

Pretty self-explanatory, with a couple caveats: first, this is mostly just a list of my favorite metal bands in approximate order (after the top 10 or so the order matters far less), with extra weight given to influence and timelessness of sound; and second, the albums selected are not necessarily the band's "best" album, or even my personal favorite -- they are the albums that I feel best represent the band's classic sound and/or well-represent the span of their career. List includes all sub-genres of metal and some post-metal metal. Feel free to spew your hatred below. \m/ (xx) \m/

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by saw_you_drown on 03.06.2015



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R.I.P. Immortal: Best To Worst

With Immortal finished for the foreseeable future, it seems relevant to look back on their stellar catalog and reflect on one of the best black thrash acts to ever grace the genre.

1. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2. Immortal - Pure Holocaust
3. Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
4. Immortal - Battles in the North
5. Immortal - Damned in Black

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Created by flightoficarus on 06.04.2015



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That Cold Black Magic, By Glenn Killer And His Thorchestra

Same deal as my doom list: this is for my own organizational purposes and is designed purely to help me keep track of all the many black metal bands and albums that I enjoy, since I can't keep all of this information in my head. It has no other benefit whatsoever and will likely result in tantrums should anyone else see it. I'm aware that I haven't listened to every black metal album that I should have. I only went down to the 7s on this list, so it's possible that I have listened to your favorite album that you desperately need to suggest and I thought it was terrible. There are a lot of heinously incompetent black metal bands out there.

1. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
2. Forefather - Steadfast
3. Sigh - Graveward
4. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
5. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 31.03.2015



The Book of Heavy Metal

8.5, 25, 9

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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Created by nemesisrex88 on 25.02.2015



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Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition

For many, some of the more extreme types of metal can be challenging to penetrate. I'll admit that my first time listening to Burzum was nearly the equivalent of listening to a buzz-saw. But over time, I found my ears became acclimated, so to speak. All of the beauty and subtlety within became more and more apparent. Now I find listening to Darkthrone to be little different from listening to Vivaldi. Okay, maybe that is an overstatement, but you get the idea. The point of this list to help those looking for a more gradual path from unkvlt to kvlt, if you will. IHopefully it provides some assistance. The top represents some of the more mainstream, well-produced (but still solid) releases, while working your way down results in a stripping away of sound quality, melody, and radio-friendly content. The list ends with a mixture of gritty second wave and mentally challenging avant guarde stuff. This is far from comprehensive, so feel free to hit the forums for some deeper cuts. I also welcome thoughts on reordering as this was no easy task for one set of ears.

1. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
2. Melechesh - Enki
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Immortal - All Shall Fall
5. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

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Created by flightoficarus on 19.02.2015



Must Have Metal Albums For The New Metalhead

Albums that are both critically acclaimed and influential in the metal world.

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
3. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
4. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

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Created by AzizMuhammed on 10.02.2015



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My Favorite Albums

1. Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
2. Vektor - Black Future
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
4. Symphony X - The Odyssey
5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

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Created by gurthang on 31.01.2015



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Immortal Full Length Albums: Best To Worst

Disclaimer: All of my lists are based solely on my enjoyment of the albums in comparison with the rest of the band's discography. They are NOT based on: popular opinion, an album's consistency with the rest of the bands discography, or an album's originality.

All lists are subject to change.

1. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
3. Immortal - All Shall Fall
4. Immortal - Battles In The North
5. Immortal - Damned In Black

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Created by Rectifier on 30.01.2015



Best Album Of The Year

1. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles - Revolver
5. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Created by Ylem on 03.12.2014



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Sagaris' Favourites Black Metal Albums

Albums sorted by personal rating
Any tipe of Black Metal, only albums with rating 8,5 or higher
Albums with the same rating are sorted by alphabetical order
Black Metal-influenced albums (e.g. "The Mantle","Imaginary Sonicscape", every Arcturus album except the first) are not included
EPs and Demos are included
I'll try to write a short comment for each album. What a challenge. Since English isn't my first language, I will struggle to find the right words to describe these gems!

1. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
2. Borknagar - The Olden Domain
3. Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
4. Obtained Enslavement - Witchcraft
5. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age

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Created by Sagaris918 on 17.11.2014



10 Essential Black Metal Albums

10 essential Black Metal albums, that every self-respecting Black Metal fan should own. Well, that's my opinion.

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
3. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
5. Ulver - Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne Til Ulven I Manden

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Created by Pimpelmee on 30.08.2014



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Bemused Dreamscapes And Ponderous Journeys - A List Of Albums For Adventure And Escapism

The following is a list of favorites that will steal your mind from this mortal realm; albums that will take you on an indelible journey.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Arkona - Гой, Роде, Гой!

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Created by V01d on 15.08.2014



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Some Of My Black Metal Favorites

This is a list of some of my favorite black metal albums, one per artist, alphabetical order. Its not a list of what I consider to be the best black metal albums of all time, but the ones I like the most. I'll keep updating it as I keep discovering more of the genre.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Agruss - Morok
3. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
4. Dark Fortress - Ylem
5. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane

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Created by Jericho Rehling on 21.05.2014



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My TOP 200 Black Metal Albums

- Ordered from my most favourite down.
- One album for every band.
- Only full-lengths or EPs/demos with more than half an hour.

Description includes: Genre (traditional/true BM bands are labeled with their countries, etc. Norwegian Black), year and the link to my personal favourite song of the particular album.

1. Darkspace - Dark Space III
2. Windir - Arntor
3. Paysage d'Hiver - Paysage d'Hiver
4. Negură Bunget - OM
5. Blut aus Nord - Ultima Thulée

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Created by Alien1988 on 14.05.2014



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TOP 10 ALBUMS 1999

1. Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions
2. Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
3. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
4. Machine Head - The Burning Red
5. Gamma Ray - Power Plant

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Created by rivendel on 02.05.2014



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