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BitterCOld's Top 50 Of The Zeroes

The "better half" of my top 100 of the Zeroes. In list format, now with album covers!

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Negură Bunget - OM
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
5. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2010



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Promo's Picks Of The Passing Decade

Actually I wanted to write a blog as several of my colleagues, but now that we have this nifty new feature there's no reason to bother with formatting all the pics and stuff

So this was it. The decade which saw me turning into a metalhead. Actually I've been listening to metal since 17 years now, but not on a regular basis. This changed (to the better) when I joined this site in the good old days of MSR. Agalloch, Anathema and Tristania got me used to growls, Immortal and Agathodaimon to extreme metal as a whole and soon enough I was hooked to the vast plethora of styles which are to be found in heavy metal. The following list presents my personal top 50 of this decade. The order isn't really set in stone, neither is my musical taste, but at least the top 10 are somewhat fixed. Especially the 2009 releases, of which none made it into my top 25, might not stand the test of time. And please don't message me because you disagree with some of the genres, they are neither there to be discussed nor to educate, but to give an impression what the bands sound like. If you have about the same (broad) taste as I have, but aren't familiar with some of these releases, try to get your hands on them. You won't regret it

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

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Created by Promonex on 01.03.2010



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Post-stonersludge Fun

the "genres" of stoner metal, sludge, and post-metal all seem to bleed/flow together at various times so playing metal bartender, i've cooked up this list of albums those interested in the genres can use as suggestions/starting points. this is just a basic primer with 25 albums... not a definitive list by any stretch. just albums i love. some are landmark releases that helped define the genre... while others are recent releases from cool bands that MS/labels have helped me uncover. Enjoy.

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Down - NOLA
4. High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
5. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun

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Created by BitterCOld on 27.09.2011



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You Wouldn't Know What Good Art Is If It Hit You In The Face

Since we had the whole MS album art awards, I figured I would try and list out my favourites.
This is not in any order and has no relation to the music, there are bands in here that I don't like, but the artwork is still great.
I'm not quite sure of some of the illustrators and designers on some covers, so they have been left blank, if you do know who did them, let me know. If you think there are some artists that I would dig coz of similar work, just leave me a shout.
This list is not finished so I will keep adding covers that I like.
I don't like Derek Riggs work too much so don't ask me why an Iron Maiden cover is not on the list.

1. Baroness - Red Album
2. Baroness - Blue Record
3. Mastodon - Leviathan
4. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
5. Kvelertak - Kvelertak

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Created by Spirit Molecule on 25.08.2012



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BitterCOld's Albums Of 2007, this top 10 goes up to 11.

This list is just an at-a-glance list of the albums that comprised my slightly amended Best of 2007 blog.

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Neurosis - Given To the Rising
3. Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
4. Ulver - Shadows of the Sun
5. High on Fire - Death is this Communion

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2010



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50 Best Of The 00's.....for Me Anyway!

I think the title is self explanitory. Not in order of preference as it would change daily and I can't be arsed changing it around all the time!:) it's a bit of a mixture of all the stuff I like so I'm reasonably sure alot of the picks won't be everyones cup of piss.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
3. Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt
4. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
5. Between The Buried And Me - Colors

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Created by Bigpaul on 07.10.2010



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Best Albums Of 2007

1. Watain - Sworn to the Dark
2. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
3. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
4. Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
5. Machine Head - The Blackening

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 08.04.2011



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Best Releases Of 2001-2010

As we go into 2011, I decided to look back on the last decade, and try and put together a list of what I believe are the highest quality, and favorite releases of the previous decade.

I believe "best" is something of a misnomer, since people's opinions of quality are biased to their tastes. So a more proper title would be "Best Releases that I Enjoyed from 2001-2010".

1. Deströyer 666 - Cold Steel... For an Iron Age
2. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Cobalt - Gin
5. Behemoth - Demigod

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Created by BrutalN00dle on 25.12.2010



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Top 10 Of 2007

1. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
2. Baroness - Red Album
3. The Ocean - Precambrian
4. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
5. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

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Created by EntityOfMalice14 on 07.03.2010



Best Metal Albums From 2000-2009

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Cormorant - Metazoa
3. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 21.07.2014



Favourite Album By Year

Well here's a challenge - my favourite albums for each year since 1980. A challenge because in some instances there's too many awesome albums to pick from and in other years not many stand outs.

In the end the list turns out to not be a list of overall favourites as some years featured more than one awesome album.

1. Carcass - Surgical Steel
2. Accept - Stalingrad
3. Anthrax - Worship Music
4. Overkill - Ironbound
5. Megadeth - Endgame

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Created by deadone on 14.01.2014