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Playing To My Strengths: Facing Death And Its Technicalities

What to expect; incredibly challenging and technically-proficient death metal, or death metal noted for stifling and dense atmospheric prevalence, or both, that may or may not be traversable in one go. Listener's discretion is advised.

Many albums featured here may borrow elements from other genres (prog, thrash, melodeath, grindcore, post, etc.), but the dominant stench of complexity-laden death metal is forever present, and so deserve to be mentioned here.

1. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
2. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
3. Necrophagist - Onset Of Putrefaction
4. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
5. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution

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Created by MechanisT on 29.07.2011



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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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The Best Shit On MS

My top 100 metal albums of all time (featured on MS).

- one album per band.
- in alphabetical order.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Pazdzioch on 21.12.2011



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A Half-Assed List of Fredd's Favouritest Bunch of Albuns

Restricted to albums featured on MetalStorm. One album per band (exceptions are made by means of bribery).

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
5. Aeternus - ...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth

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Created by Fredd on 17.11.2011



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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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Jay's Top Metal Albums...no Particular Order 2.0

I havnt been into metal all that long...so this is a good chuck of the metal albums i own...though ive heard many, many more....these are all albums ive spent a lot of time with (or soon will). I tried to stay away from multiple albums by an artist, but a few exceptions were made hehe.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. 3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
3. Absu - Tara
4. ADX - Division Blindée
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by JÄY on 28.07.2010



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The Grindlist (or Best Of Grindcore)

Because I felt like it and because I can. Not necessarily in order.

Viewer discretion advised: May cause headaches to Napalm Death/Carcass worshipers. And pretty much anyone else who can't bear it.

Only one album per band (or in Xysma's case, EP).

1. Repulsion - Horrified
2. Napalm Death - Scum
3. Terrorizer - World Downfall
4. Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
5. Assück - Misery Index

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Created by vezzy on 08.11.2010



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A-List: Coherently Cacophonous Records to Make Your Ears Bleed (With Joy)

This is a list of out-of-the-box, unorthodox albums (metal and non-metal alike) that I've enjoyed for their originality, bravado and sheer retardedness. It's a meagre compilation as of now, but I'll expand it when I hear more of such albums. No order, and subject to change.
P.S.: Feel free to let me know if you know what I don't know... no? O.o

1. Disillusion - Gloria
2. Ulver - Blood Inside
3. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
4. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
5. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom

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Created by MechanisT on 01.03.2011



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Quite Unusual Choices : Death Metal

Varied avantgarde/progressive/technical stuff. In no particular order.
Tell me how many do you know of them

Quality may vary.

Also try the QUC: Black Metal list.

TO CHECK: Cosmic Atropy, Impetuous Ritual, Diocletian, Pyrrhon, Portal, Scrambled Defuncts, Separatist, Martriden

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
2. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
3. Lykathé - Elvenefris
4. Element (USA) - The Energy
5. Unmoored - Indefinite Soul-Extension

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Created by qlacs on 06.11.2011



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Iron Recommends: A Metal Selection

Yep, one of those lists. Everyone has one, so I thought I'd make a list of metal albums I really recommend.

This is not an absolute "best-of" list, for a few reasons:
1) I stick to one album per band, unless there's been a drastic style shift (like Katatonia's).
2) I try to cover all major subgenres fairly, so I have something for everyone. It counterbalances the tendency to list all the cool bands in a style I'm into right now (like drone or epic doom).

1. Warning - Watching From a Distance
2. Candlemass - Nightfall
3. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
4. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
5. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls

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Created by IronAngel on 11.09.2012



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



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Unusual Grindcore Releases

A list with about the most different stuff I know about grindcore.
Quality isn't priority. Errors likely.

> Totally not copying qlacs' lists' idea<

1. 7000 Dying Rats - Season In Hell
2. A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Bloom
3. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
4. Cloud Rat - Moksha
5. Contrastic - Contrastic

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Created by Karlabos on 11.04.2014



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mz's Most Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

Progressive metal is one of my most favorite musical genres. The most interesting thing about this genre is the musical flexibility and the fact that progressive metal can come into different forms and this makes progressive metal one of the most divers genres of metal. For me, progressive metal is not just about stupid technicality and soulless show off. For this reason, my definition of progressive metal might be a little different from others. Progressive rock and metal were meant to put aside musical boundaries but nowadays it seems that being complex, technical, "intelligent", ambitious and pretentious is an inherent quality of prog metal genres. Screw this bullshits. Here are my most favorite prog metal albums. They might sometime be technical and complex but they all have their own soul in my opinion.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
5. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

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Created by mz on 21.07.2013



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The 20 Best Album Conclusions

Ordered. One album per band. Assessed by quality of the track itself, impact as a conclusion and relevance to the rest of the album.

1. Deep Purple - Deep Purple
2. Windir - 1184
3. Slayer - Reign In Blood
4. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
5. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho

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Created by Cryzpin on 16.08.2011