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A Progressive Journey (With Very Little Avantgarde)

Progressive rock / metal and some avantgarde - what I have in my collection. Would love suggestions to add to it.

1. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2. Animals As Leaders - Weightless
3. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
4. Ayreon - The Human Equation
5. Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything

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Created by Progfiggit on 22.02.2014



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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. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Aiumeen Basoa - Iraganeko Bide Malkartsutik
5. Ancient Wisdom - ... And The Physical Shape Of Light Bled

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Created by Dima on 30.01.2014



Favourite Album By Year

Well here's a challenge - my favourite albums for each year since 1980. A challenge because in some instances there's too many awesome albums to pick from and in other years not many stand outs.

In the end the list turns out to not be a list of overall favourites as some years featured more than one awesome album.

1. Carcass - Surgical Steel
2. Accept - Stalingrad
3. Anthrax - Worship Music
4. Overkill - Ironbound
5. Megadeth - Endgame

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Created by deadone on 14.01.2014



Need Time To Check

in no particular order

1. Sabaton - Heroes
2. Xandria - Sacrificium
3. Mastodon - Once More Round The Sun
4. Septicflesh - Titan
5. Opeth - Pale Communion

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Created by MetalFox on 04.01.2014



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After Five Years Of Metal: My Top 20 Favorite Albums

The end of 2013 marks the end of the fifth year of my journey into metal. I had listened to a select few songs prior to that, but around five years ago, I started to delve into the genre and I've discovered a lot of great music as a result. Much of my success I owe to Metalstorm for providing such an excellent platform. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who keeps this site running. I mostly enjoy the more melodic genres of metal, so don't expect a lot of extreme stuff. Also, please keep in mind that the following list is not a list of what I consider to be the best metal albums of all time or anything like it. It is simply a collection or a countdown of the albums that I have enjoyed the most during my journey so far.

1. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2. Rush - Hemispheres
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Immortal - At The Heart of Winter

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Created by ZGoten on 10.12.2013



My Top 100 Albums Of All Time (At The Moment)

We all have our favorite albums that speak to us all as individuals, these are the 100 albums at the moment that really speak to me.

1. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 14.11.2013



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Rock & Metal Ballads Collection

Compilation of many Hard Rock or Metal Ballads I've heard. Bands and Albums are ordered by name alphabetically.

1. Accept - Balls To The Wall
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
3. Accept - Eat The Heat
4. Adagio - Underworld
5. Aerosmith - Aerosmith

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Created by Alpha on 27.09.2013



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Evolution: Sailing The Seas Of Prog

Recently, instead of scouring too much the albums of the year I'm in, I decided to take a deeper journey and appreciate progressive music (prog metal/rock). While I'm still in the early beginnings of my journey, I decided to make a list to the albums I fully listen to so that I can keep charting my voyage in these vast seas. Some albums are not yet added because I need to listen them well and grab my favorites out, and some bands are on queue. I'm also eager to hear some recommendations, so thanks in advance for them!

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
3. Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia
4. Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence
5. Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons [EP]

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Created by Iron Nostarion on 22.09.2013



My List

1. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II

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Created by Dzidziafon on 09.09.2013



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



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"The Greatest Vocalists In Rock/Metal Music"

This is a list with some of the greatest voices in the history of rock/metal music (in alphabetical order - by singer).

I know that there are many more great singers out there (I haven't heard them all!), and I also know that there are some really good singers left out of this list.

The criteria by which the following singers were selected are:

1. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
2. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
3. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
4. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
5. Evanescence - Fallen

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Created by Kitharistas87 on 07.06.2013



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Top 20 Metal Albums To Play When Taking A Fierce And Brutal Shit

1. The Faceless - Planetary Duality
2. Slayer - Reign in Blood
3. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
4. Death - Human
5. Obscura - Cosmogenesis

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Created by Deranged on 20.05.2013



My Top Albums Of 2000

1. Nevermore - Dead Heart, In A Dead World
2. Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine
3. The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
4. Helloween - The Dark Ride
5. Dark Tranquillity - Haven

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Created by Chaosweaver on 07.05.2013



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Scapeplan's Top 50 Albums Of All Time

Alphabetical order.
Limited to 2 albums per band

Top 5 of non-metal:
Pink Floyd-The Wall
King Crimson-In The Court Of The Crimson King
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-Yanqui U.X.O
Comus-First Utterance
Explosions In The Sky-The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
5. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

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Created by scapeplan on 28.11.2012



My Favourite Heavy Metal Albums From The 2000's

This is a list with albums from the 2000's I like. I know that the term heavy metal perhaps always isn't really correct, I don't really care how albums are labeled. I have at least excluded all my extreme metal favourites since they can be found in my other lists.

1. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
2. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
3. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
4. Blaze Bayley - Silicon Messiah
5. Dark Forest (UK) - Dawn Of Infinity

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Created by Aristarchos on 16.11.2012



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