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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 Top 3 Songs On Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny

Sad Wings of Destiny by Judas Priest is one of my favorite albums because you can really hear the the beginnings of metal as a genre.

1. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
3. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny

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Created by loper5ricemeal on 21.12.2016



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Most Inspiring Albums Of All Time

A list with mini-reviews. The albums are in no particular order. Lists are fun, eh?

I will be adding more albums to this as time goes by.

1. Opeth - Morningrise
2. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
3. Spock's Beard - V
4. Enslaved - Isa
5. Aquilus - Griseus

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Created by Metren on 18.08.2016



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M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites

Simple ranking of all my favorite albums. Favorite song from the album in the notes. Sure to change/expand as I learn and explore more within metal.

1. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
3. Ayreon - 01011001
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by M0rkeleb on 16.10.2015



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Raw Heavy Metal

Just a little list of intense albums from which stem some raw heavy metal...
Displayed in no strict order.
To avoid doublons, only one album/ep is shown per band ; of course these bands (*thinking of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept...*) also have other awesome albums, so I've just pinned those as a suggestion under the one I've chosen

1. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Tarot - Spell Of Iron
3. Sortilège - Sortilège
4. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Created by Drizzlewoolf on 27.09.2015



TOP 10 JUDAS PRIEST ALBUMS

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
3. Judas Priest - Killing Machine (Hell Bent For Leather)
4. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
5. Judas Priest - British Steel

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Created by rivendel on 19.09.2015



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Old-school Metal: The Must-haves

The must-have albums of old school heavy metal. Includes genres like Traditional, NWOBHM, U.S.P.M., Speed, Epic, Doom, and prog.

1. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
2. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
3. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Angel Witch - Angel Witch

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Created by Jagermeister on 07.03.2015



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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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



My Experiment In Metal (Still In Progress)

1. skeletonwitch - beyond the permafrost
2. metallica - kill 'em all
3. dio - the last in line
4. iron maiden - seventh son of a seventh son
5. iron maiden - iron maiden

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Created by monur on 27.05.2014



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All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Albums

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
5. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

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Created by anathema_1977 on 01.03.2014



TOP ALBUMS OF 1976

1. Rainbow - Rising
2. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
3. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
4. Rory Gallagher - Calling Card
5. Ted Nugent - Free For All

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Created by achil on 06.01.2014



DL's

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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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