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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



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Favorite Album For Each Year since 1967

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
4. Deep Purple - In Rock
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

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Created by Antares8001 on 29.05.2017



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



If You Could Listen To Only One Song Per Band, That Would Be

1. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force
2. Annihilator - Alice in Hell
3. Anthrax - Among the Living
4. Artillery - By Inheritance
5. Baphomet - The Deas Shall Inherit

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Created by Athropos on 27.02.2017



Dietrich's Top 50 From The 90's

1. Paradise Lost - Gothic
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. Dissection - The Somberlain
4. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
5. Deicide - Deicide

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Created by Dietrich on 12.02.2017



Dietrich's Top 50 From The 90's

1. Paradise Lost - Gothic
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. Dissection - The Somberlain
4. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
5. Deicide - Deicide

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Created by Lord Abortion on 04.02.2017



Dark Warrior's Top 50 Metal Albums

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
4. Dio - Holy Diver
5. Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith

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Created by Dark Warrior on 22.01.2017



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Greatest Metal Albums ( Somewhat In Order - One Album Per Band )

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
3. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

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Created by Aserian on 21.11.2016



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My Favourite Album by Year (1980 - 2016)

This is a list of my favourite album for each year. Made in October 2016. Compilations, cover albums, live albums, and things like that are ignored.

Top bands in this list:
Grave Digger: 6 albums
Helloween: 5 albums
Lake of Tears: 3 albums
Bunker 66: 2 albums
Darkthrone: 2 albums
Running Wild: 2 albums

1. Saxon - Wheels of Steel
2. Venom - Welcome to Hell
3. Venom - Black Metal
4. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
5. Grave Digger - Heavy Metal Breakdown

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Created by Deimosian on 03.10.2016



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Essential Masterpieces Top 50

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
4. Dream Theater - Images And Words
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by lte1 on 22.04.2016



All Time Favourite Albums

List of my favourite, 10/10 rated albums. One album per band.

Will be updated.

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
4. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
5. Iron Maiden - Brave New World

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Created by berba_ on 30.03.2016



Metal Records Up!

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Overkill - The Years Of Decay

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Created by Hugo Munoz on 23.02.2016



Favorite Albums Of All Time

1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2. Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

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Created by FatesOpeth on 16.12.2015



My Top 10 Heavy Metal Albuns Of All Time

These are, for me, the 10 best Heavy Metal albuns of all time. If you don't agree, please comment.

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
4. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Created by Caio2112 on 08.11.2015



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