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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

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So I Heard You Like Opeth...

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013



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Hall Of Fame: Top 80 Of All Time

- only studio albums
- only albums featured on MS

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
5. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 14.07.2010



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The @gents Old School Death Metal / Not So Old School Grindcore List

Bands listed alphabetically, One album per band (With the exception of Carcass and Napalm Death who appear in the Grind and Death Metal sections). Some bands may not be pure old school (Death / Thrash, Doom Death / Death Doom and early Brutal / Technical Death Included) I have also Included some of the more extreme Thrash releases that pre-dated the genre but undoubtedly help pave the way for things to come, I included these as I wish to give a general summary of the way Death Metal began and evolved throughout the 80's and 90's.

1. Old School Death Metal (Late 80's - 90's)
2. Abhorrence - Abhorrence [EP]
3. Acrostichon - Engraved in Black
4. Adramelech - Psychostasia
5. Afflicted - Prodigal Sun

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Created by @gent_-_orange on 18.09.2011



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MOST OVERLOOKED Albums of All Time

1. Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
2. Fatal Opera - The Eleventh Hour
3. Fatal Opera - Fatal Opera
4. Sacred Blade - Of The Sun + Moon
5. Legend (JE) - Death In The Nursery

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Created by Vasil de Shumen on 01.01.2012



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A Quick Guide For Thrash Metal, Sex, And Tacos!

Thrash Metal is, and will always be my favorite type of music. No matter how many sub-genres or idiotic names some bands give to their music style, they'll never reach the complex "simplicity" of Thrash metal. It's raw, heavy, fast, aggressive, and has a historical impact that probably no other type of heavy metal style will ever reach.

1. Venom - Welcome To Hell
2. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
3. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
4. Metal Church - Metal Church
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by Daggon on 12.08.2011



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My Favourite Progressive Metal/rock Albums Of The Decade

This is the list of my favourite progressive metal/rock albums of the decade. I decided to do this list because a new decade is starting, so it's a good time to look back. Beware, this is not a "best progressive metal albums of the decade" list, it's my favourites, not necessarily the ones that were the best for everyone else or me.

1. Riverside - Out Of Myself
2. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
3. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
4. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by BloodTears on 13.03.2010



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Choice Albums Of Atmospheric Metal

My choices of albums with strong forms of atmospheric sound in metal. Recommendations are welcome, though I won't add all as this will be towards personal taste.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
5. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

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Created by CyberSymphony on 15.07.2013



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2012: Towards The Megalist

I'm (sorta) back. *The Finishing Touches* OKAY, so obviously not as much stuff from the last half of the year as the first. Sorry guys, but that first six months nearly killed me. Some stuff as a result will be missing, but major stuff not present is stuff I probably didn't care for. Alrighty then, enough with the "stuff"...

1. Bound by Entrails - The Stars Bode You Farewell
2. Royal Thunder - CVI
3. Akphaezya - Anthology IV: The Tragedy of Nerak
4. Dissona - Dissona
5. Anhedonist - Netherwards

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Created by strade on 23.01.2012



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Favourite Bands And Then Their Horrible Fuckshit Gutwrenching Excuse For "Album Artwork"

These as said above in my opinion, the worst most inexcuseable passed out finished covers out of the full discographies of some of my favourite artists in which some of them are known for specific styles. Yet these ones are shit. In no specific order except for remembrance.

1. Slayer - Undisputed Attitude
2. Slayer - Diabolus In Musica
3. Iron Maiden - Virtual XI
4. Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
5. Amon Amarth - The Crusher

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Created by Kurty Wurty on 26.02.2011



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The Best "(Gothic) Beauty And The Beast" Albums

Here's a list of mostly Gothic Metal albums, exclusively of the "Beauty and the Beast" type (which refers to clean "angelic" female vocals contrasted with male growls/screams). I made this list because it's one of my all-time favourite subgenres of which I own "a lot" of great albums. Since there are several lists of the best Gothic Metal albums on MS, I didn't feel like creating a similar one, but rather an exclusive list solely comprised of this subgenre. It could be useful as a guide for people who are searching for these kinds of albums, though I'm very open to suggestions since I obviously haven't heard all great albums yet. Lastly, everything on this list is at least worth a 7.5/10 rating and I only add a maximum of 2 albums per band.

1. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
2. The Sins Of Thy Beloved - Lake Of Sorrow
3. Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
4. Epica - The Phantom Agony
5. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear

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Created by Erik M. on 12.03.2013



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Crushing (Not For The Faint Of Heart)

A little list of albums that have been kicking my ass as of late. Some albums on this list may appear to be "odd" choices, but "crushing" in this context does not necessarily mean heavy. It could be referring to the emotional intensity of the release or the literal heavy pounding sound. Hope you enjoy.

1. Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Warning - Watching From A Distance
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 03.02.2012



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BurbotsRevenge's Top 50 Death Metal Albums

A list of my favourite death metal albums of all time, one listing per band, hopefully you may discover some new bands/albums from this list. They're not in any exact order but my real favourites are there in the top 5. Death metal ftw!

1. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
2. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
3. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
4. Death - Spiritual Healing
5. Vital Remains - Dechristianize

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Created by BurbotsRevenge on 04.03.2010



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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012



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*The Epics (Best Songs Over 10 Minutes)*

This is a list of the top songs over 10 minutes long in my humble opinion. I had to resist the urge not to put every single Symphony X, Opeth and Agalloch song over 10 minutes long on the list so some of equally high quality are left off to increase diversity. Songs are sorted by approximate preference with #1 inspiring the list. I love long songs so if you know a good one please send me a message and I'll give it a listen. **Last Update 09/03/2011**

1. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
2. Gorod - Transcendence
3. Symphony X - The Odyssey
4. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
5. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite

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Created by Pyramid God on 25.06.2011



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10 Essential Metal Albums

1. Windir - Arntor
2. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
3. Burzum - Filosofem
4. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
5. Sentenced - The Cold White Light

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Created by Carl Berg on 19.04.2010