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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

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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

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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

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

Top 25 Albums Ever

Not quite 25, but I left some space for future releases

1. Immortal - All Shall Fall
2. Downfall Of Gaia - Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes
3. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
4. Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
5. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

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Created by Aquad on 18.12.2014

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The Black/Death Metal Bucket List

These are the Must-Do's of Black and Death Metal. This list was made in no particular order.

1. Ruins - Spun Forth as Dark Nets
2. Origin - Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas
3. Odious Mortem - Cryptic Implosion
4. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
5. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse

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Created by HeavyWork on 25.11.2014

TOP 10 ALBUMS 2002

1. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2. Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
3. Insomnium - In The Halls Of Awaiting
4. Nightwish - Century Child
5. Kataklysm - Shadows & Dust

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Created by rivendel on 26.05.2014

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My Top 50 Albums

My top list by far......
last update : 10/04/2015

1. Amorphis - Silent Waters
2. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh

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Created by MetalAce on 09.12.2013


Albums I have downloaded and are in the process of obtaining

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
3. AC/DC - High Voltage
4. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
5. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

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Created by Darkpeing on 19.10.2013

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Favorite Albums As Of 20

Well, I can't afford every album I want so I'm going off of my August 2013 count of about 700 albums. First time I've ever done this so it may be quite scattered.

This is personal and not like a Rust in Peace, then Black Sabbath, then Painkiller type of list. Time to destroy.

1. Stratovarius - Visions
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Yes - Close to the Edge
4. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
5. Ayreon - 01011001

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Created by Gopherhawk on 10.08.2013

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