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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to one album per band and only those featured on Metal Storm.
I feel these albums demonstrate certain qualities that can be of enjoyment to someone who is interested in avantgarde, experimental, extreme, fusion, jazz, post rock, and technical forms of metal.


1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010



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Hall Of Fame: Top 73 Of All Time

- only 1 album per band
- only studio albums

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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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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Supermassive List: Top 20 Picks of Each Year of the Last Decade (2000-2009)

This is not a typical "Best of the decade" list. To be more precise, it's a list about the top 20 albums of each year of the last decade (the ones in MS), in my perspective of course. In this way, a lot of good albeit overlooked albums can get some exposure, in addition to covering more ground at the same time.

1. 2009
2. Sybreed - The Pulse Of Awakening
3. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
4. Porcupine Tree - The Incident

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Created by MechanisT on 09.03.2011



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IMAAAAGINATION! =3

My favorite element about music is probably atmosphere. My mind is a lazy, albeit adventurous, asshole that likes to take vacations whenever it can. And what better than the surprise mental adventures that music takes you on? SHUT UP. SHUT UP. Nothing is better. Whether I'm whisked away on the wings of a dragon, sitting around a campfire with a group of vikings just before battle, wandering around a haunted castle, or floating around FUCKING SPACE, I love these adventures. Yes. Yes, I do. And here are my favorite albums that have incredible atmosphere for me to get lost in. (No particular order)

1. Bal-Sagoth - Battle Magic
2. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
3. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
4. Rhapsody Of Fire - Dawn Of Victory
5. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées

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Created by Fat & Sassy! on 14.06.2011



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The Folk, The Pagan And The Viking

In no particular order. Stars ★ indicate personal favourites are random.

Inferior Other Folk Lists:
•Lokaeda's
•Diabolos'
•Starchild's
•Angel Lament's

1. Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi!
2. Arkona - Vozrozhdenie
3. Arkona - Ot Serdca K Nebu
4. Arkona - Vo Slavu Velikim!
5. Darkestrah - The Great Silk Road

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Created by Fredd on 06.04.2012



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Albums that changed my life and perspective about music.

Since I started to become interested in not only metal, but music in general, there have been many albums that have marked something important in my life, and I know that there will be albums in the near future that will become important in my life, but these, are the ones that did it, and in some way, changed my perspective about what music is, and what it could be. In no particular order.

1. Opeth - Morningrise
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Orphaned Land - Mabool
5. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde

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Created by Zuzuz0r on 11.04.2010



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Top Folkish/Neofolk/Folkrock Albums

Best Folkish albums I've heard so far...!! Please feel free to post your Suggestions!!

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ensiferum - Iron
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
4. Blackmore's Night - Under A Violet Moon
5. Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon

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Created by Angel_Lament on 19.08.2011



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Best Middle Eastern Albums For All Time

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE INTO MIDDLE EASTERN METAL

P.S :
1. there are other albums but the bands themselves are not featured on MS
2. thanks for the inspiration from JD's list ( http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=554 )
3. thanks for the inspiration from Mujtaba's list ( http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=1309 )

1. Ajdath - Triangle Of Death
2. Tyrant Throne - Abominations
3. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
4. Scarab - Blinding The Masses
5. Litham - Dhal Ennar

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Created by RakHiasat on 09.07.2012



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Top 50 Doom/Gothic Metal Albums

1. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
2. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by saw_you_drown on 05.06.2011



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My Favourite Albums Of All Time

1. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
2. Wintersun - Wintersun
3. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
4. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
5. Mors Principium Est - The Unborn

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Created by Starchild on 25.08.2010



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My share of experime(n)tal music and other innovative stuff

I wanted to create my personal Top List for a long time and to be honest, I always considered it as some kind of cool Prog Metal, Avantgarde Metal mix. As you can see, it has become a bit more complicated. So finally, there are Unexpect and Pain Of Salvation next to Bands like Kamelot and Savatage. Also, some Non-Metal Bands got involved like Jeff Buckley and Oingo Boingo. But could you imagine how PoS would sound without Jeffs influence? Or what would have become of Mr. Bungle if it weren't for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo?!

1. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
4. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by In5anity on 13.08.2011



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My Favorite Albums: 2000s

I updated the list, so there are now 100 entries, and I consider 100 to be to little. These are albums I listen to regularly, and some I listened to frantically for a while.

1. Rapture - Songs for the Withering
2. System of a Down - Toxicity
3. Warning - Watching from a Distance
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson II
5. Converge - Jane Doe

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Created by Mikyz on 11.04.2010



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25 Favorite Albums

Not really sure about the order at all 1 album per band.

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
3. Wintersun - Wintersun
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction

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Created by Tornado Of Souls on 20.05.2010



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Metal Of The Oriental

A collection of metal albums that use Arabian/Middle-Eastern and other far eastern folk elements. Recommendations are welcome. Image is the cover artwork of Shangren's Warriors of Devastation.

1. Acyl - Algebra
2. Aeternam - Disciples Of The Unseen
3. Al-Namrood - Estorat Taghoot
4. Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan
5. Amaseffer - Slaves For Life

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 19.03.2013



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