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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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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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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 Ultimate Metalgaze/ Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal + Post Rock/Post Punk List

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Alcest - Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
3. Allvaters Zorn - Geburt
4. Alrakis - Alpha Eri
5. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 26.06.2011

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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

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Top 62 albums of all time

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
3. Amorphis - Skyforger
4. Angizia - Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias
5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

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Created by Elektro-Hexer on 19.07.2010

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Top Albums Of 2011

1. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
2. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Mercenary - Metamorphosis
5. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg

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Created by Starchild on 16.04.2011

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R'Vannith's Top 50: 2011

Last Updated: 20th November 2012

1. Forefather - Last Of The Line
2. Bloodiest - Descent
3. Ava Inferi - Onyx
4. Cormorant - Dwellings
5. Insomnium - One For Sorrow

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Created by R'Vannith on 27.02.2011

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Top 30 of 2011

My favorites from 2011
I still need to check out (Smohalla - Fell Voices - Sleestak - Arizmenda - Owl - Cloak Of Altering)

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by InnerSelf on 16.09.2011

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Black Metal Miscellanea

Personally I find Black Metal to be a very difficult genre to get into, hence the meager length of my list which contains all the albums I've really enjoyed to date, in no order. Recommendations are most welcome, nay required!

Note: Be sure to let me know if any of these aren't actually Black Metal

1. Potentiam - Bálsýn
2. Grabnebelfürsten - Dynastie Oder Wie Man Herrschaft Definert
3. Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
4. Sigh - Hangman's Hymn- Musikalische Exequien
5. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape

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Created by R'Vannith on 05.11.2011

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Matt's Favs Of 2011

My favorite 25 albums of the year

1. Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
2. Obscura - Omnivium
3. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
4. Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach

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Created by hadriel on 28.02.2011

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My Top Albums Of 2011

1. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
5. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa

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Created by Red_Travis on 12.07.2011

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2011: Most & Least Fav

(still under Construction...!)

1. Septicflesh - The Great Mass
2. Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
3. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
4. Anathema - Falling Deeper
5. Insomnium - One For Sorrow

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Created by Angel_Lament on 15.07.2011

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Top 10 Albums of 2011

I have decided to whittle this down to 10 albumsl

Honorable mentions: Mastodon (The Hunter), Omnium Gatherum (New World Shadows), Lantlôs (Agape), Insomnium (One For Sorrow), Aaskereia (Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht)

1. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
2. Fen - Epoch
3. Esoteric - Paragon of Dissonance
4. Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
5. Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 14.06.2011

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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

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