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2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)

2008 might've been my first proper taste of metal, with the acquisition of albums from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and that most grandiose of gateway bands, DragonForce. 2009 might've seen me expanding my palette, with Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and more entering my world, and Guns N' Roses triumphantly re-entering it. But 2010 was when I delved into more 'intense' stuff with Machine Head, In Flames, and most notably of all, Sylosis, and saw my relationship with metal shift from ever-increasing interest into full-blown love affair. To commemorate this 5-year anniversary, and because I love making lists, I decided to do a retrospective of the best albums and songs that have been released during this time period, and give brief tributes to them. Yay music!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Protest The Hero - Volition
4. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by musclassia on 08.01.2015



My Favourites Of 2013

1. In Solitude - Sister
2. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
3. Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
4. Anciients - Heart Of Oak
5. Kataklysm - Waiting For The End To Come

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Created by samarium on 07.01.2015



My Top 15 Post-90's Black Metal Albums

Listen to these today

1. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
2. Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
3. Absu - Tara
4. Immortal - All Shall Fall
5. Absu - Abzu

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Created by flightoficarus86 on 07.01.2015



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My Eclectic Choices Of Non Featured Bands/Artists/Albums

Some choices of metal and non-metal bands/albums/artists that come from my eyesore of a music collection.
Some of these choices won't be everyone's cup to tea and some... quite random.
More will be added at any time and I welcome any suggestions that you may have

1. 2 Times Terror - Equals One Sudden Death
2. Adrian Von Ziegler - Lifeclock
3. Aeternitas - Requiem
4. BABYMETAL - BABYMETAL
5. Björk - Homogenic

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Created by CyberSymphony on 05.01.2015



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Best Albums 2014.

1. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
2. Septicflesh - Titan
3. Arch Enemy - War Eternal
4. Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
5. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm

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Created by SergioBv on 05.01.2015



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2014 Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead

Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead - 2014 Edition. I spent over half of 2014 NOT absorbing new metal, and thus spent the rest of the year catching up. I'm pretty certain I missed many great albums, as well as missing a few entire genres, so know that this isn't an exhaustive list (and why it is only 30 instead of 50). These albums all easily rate an 8 or higher and are my favorite and most recommended albums. If your tastes are equally varied, please recommend me your favorites in return!

1. Evenoire - Herons
2. Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken
3. Wayfarer - Children Of The Iron Age
4. November-7 - Awaraxid 7mg
5. Sivyj Yar - From The Dead Villages' Darkness

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Created by Susan on 04.01.2015



Vintage Metaller's Best Year To Year Metal Albums

1. Iron Maiden - The X Factor
2. Stratovarius - Episode
3. Stratovarius - Visions
4. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
5. Tristania - Beyond The Veil

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Created by Vintage Metaller on 04.01.2015



My Best Of 2014

1. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2. Sólstafir - Ótta
3. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
4. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
5. Darkest Era - Severance

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Created by Vintovka on 04.01.2015



My Fascinating 2015 List

1. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
2. Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega
3. Ensiferum - One Man Army
4. Enslaved - In Times
5. Mechina - Acheron

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Created by Giza on 04.01.2015



Best Death Metal Ever

1. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
2. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
3. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
4. Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
5. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul

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Created by Lampion on 04.01.2015



Best Albums Of 2014

These are my favourite albums of 2014. You can find this list, together with some sentences about the albums, in my blog

http://forsakenatthegates.blogspot.se/

1. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
3. Anubis Gate - Horizons
4. Delain - The Human Contradiction
5. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)

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Created by sharkruisher on 03.01.2015



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Favorite Albums Of 2014

1. Disentomb - Misery - Far and away the best album of the year. This rivals Katalepsy's Autopsychosis for the most brutal, devastating riffage in the genre. It's creative, precise, and strongly fulfills the atmosphere set by the album cover. I feel like I'm wading in hell among throngs of tormenting entities as I'm pummeled relentlessly by elite riff sections, massive gutturals, and near-perfect production. The choices of chords often take the music to another level. It doesn't get much better than this.
2. Infecting The Swarm - Pathogenesis - Probably not for everyone, but the intense and slicing guitar sections are simply amazing in the most subtle of ways. Not overly dynamic or inventive but hits the sweet spot in futuristic atmosphere meets massively ripping guitars. Vocals are good and songs are catchy and memorable. Only downside are the programmed drums, which normally would cause me to chuck this off the list but not in this case. It all blends seamlessly. Masterful work, at times, and I can't wait to hear what's next from this band.
3. Cerebral Effusion - Idolatry Of The Unethical - Chunking, ripping, crushing smashing, pounding brutal death. You can feel the sickness. The overall sound is amazing.
4. Septical Gorge - Scourge Of The Formless Breed - Inventive guitars, awesome technical musicianship and dynamism. Awesome production and elaborate song structures.
5. Omnihility - Deathscapes Of The Subconsious - Some of the most interesting and intense guitars pervade this album but there will be no wankery here - it's all in blindingly fast, mind-numbing riffs. Very cool songs and ideas and this band has a tremendously high ceiling. Not much out there like this. Guitarist is known for his 'gravity-picking' technique, which allows many of the songs to break BPM sound-barriers.

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Created by Misfit74 on 03.01.2015



2014 Year End List

1. Lathspell - impious incantations
2. Soen- tellurian
3. Posthumous blasphemer- exhumation of sacred impunity
4. The dagger- self titled
5. Aborted- the necrotic manifesto

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Created by thorson88 on 03.01.2015



Metal Top 100 (myFavorites 2014)

1. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
2. Septicflesh - Titan
3. Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
4. Pain Of Salvation - Falling Home
5. At The Gates - At War With Reality

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Created by Alexbridger on 02.01.2015



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My Top 20 Albums Of 2014

My top 20 albums listed by order:

1. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
2. Septicflesh - Titan
3. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
4. Neurotech - Infra Versus Ultra
5. Burzum - The Ways Of Yore

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Created by BloodJuNkie on 02.01.2015



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