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My Top 150 Albums

Still working on it.

1. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
2. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
3. Equilibrium - Sagas
4. Týr - Ragnarok
5. Finsterforst - Rastlos

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Created by Zykloncrawaxx on 08.11.2017



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VIG's Hall Of Fame

This is a combo of what I like, what I think others will love, and what albums I think are most important and influential within their respective sub-genres. Some of them may not be as influential as others, but are just really good.

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Alice In Chains - Facelift
3. Alice In Chains - Dirt
4. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
5. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

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Created by VIG on 24.10.2017



Best Of 2000s

1. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
2. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
3. Septicflesh - Communion
4. Machine Head - The Blackening
5. Slipknot - Iowa

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Created by deswesher on 16.09.2017



My Top 10 Of 2002

1. Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
2. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
3. Opeth - Deliverance
4. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
5. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia

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Created by Archie 666 on 18.08.2017



My Favorite Albums

Just a list of my favorite albums, mostly Black or Death Metal !

There are some albums/bands I would love to put in this list, but they are not on MS.

1. 1349 - Liberation
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of the Thunder God
5. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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Created by Kevin F. on 20.07.2017



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Dietrich's Top 50: 2000-2010

1. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
2. Behemoth - Evangelion
3. Septicflesh - Communion
4. Behemoth - Demigod
5. Decapitated - Nihility

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Created by Dietrich on 28.01.2017



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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015



My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

AtoZ (Album)

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Death Angel - Act III
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Ihsahn - After
5. Sentenced - Amok

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Created by D.C.O on 08.09.2015



Top 30 Albums Of 2002

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
3. Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
4. Meshuggah - Nothing
5. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 17.07.2015



Albums Of The Years

My top 3 albums per year, at least from the ones I've heard, starting in 1999.

1. 1999:
2. Finntroll - Midnattens Widunder
3. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
4. Summoning - Stronghold

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Created by Zykloncrawaxx on 18.06.2015



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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. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
2. Sigh - Graveward
3. Forefather - Steadfast
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



My Top Post-90's Black Metal Albums

Listen to these today. I limited later Enslaved releases, as they become less and less "black metal" as time goes on. That is not to say you should not check them out.

1. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
2. Enslaved - Mardraum - Beyond the Within
3. Enslaved - Isa
4. Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
5. Absu - Tara

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Created by flightoficarus on 07.01.2015