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Albums of interest: 2013

These are the albums I've enjoyed so far this year to which I've given an approximate rating and organised in a rough order of preference. As the year progresses I'll add some descriptions to them as well. EP's are also included.

Recent additions: Armory, Russian Circles, Ulver, Tad Morose, SubRosa, Almah, Blood Bright Star, Autumnblaze, Ayreon, Chthonic, Darkestrah, God Is An Astronaut, Képzelt Város, Lodz, Månegarm, Obscure Sphinx, Caligula's Horse, Sky Architect, Keldian, Monster Magnet

1. Vulture Industries - The Tower
2. The Moth Gatherer - A Bright Celestial Light
3. Walrus - Walrus
4. Clutch - Earth Rocker
5. Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu

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Created by R'Vannith on 23.05.2013



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2012 Musical Perusals

My list of favourites and interests for this year ordered roughly in descending order. My new years resolution is to branch out a bit and listen to new and unfamiliar genres, metal and non-metal.

Edit: Anything above about a 7/10 I'll keep here. Now with approximate rating in a .5 scale and ordered according to **replay value** i.e how often I listen to them. AND now with some comments, adding them gradually.

1. Enslaved - RIITIIR
2. Pharaoh - Bury The Light
3. Anglagard - Viljans Öga
4. Overkill - The Electric Age
5. The Foreshadowing - Second World

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Created by R'Vannith on 12.01.2012



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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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Best Of Doom Metal

More doom on the way: as of 14th June I'm slowly adding a few albums, hopefully to reach the 50 mark.

1. Candlemass - Nightfall
2. Doomsword - Let Battle Commence
3. Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
4. Skepticism - Lead And Aether
5. Shape Of Despair - Angels Of Distress

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Created by R'Vannith on 28.09.2011



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Top 25 Albums From Down Under

Pretty simple, my favourite metal releases from Australia that I have heard to date.

1. Alchemist - Austral Alien
2. Screams Of Chaos - Genetic War
3. The Amenta - Occasus
4. Alchemist - Organasm
5. Mournful Congregation - The Monad Of Creation

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.08.2011



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Most Gripping Atmospheres

Here are the most captivating atmospheres I've ever heard. Including metal and non-metal albums. Grouped according to genre and one album per band.

1. Division By Zero - Independent Harmony
2. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
3. Riverside - Out Of Myself
4. Suspyre - When Time Fades...
5. Redemption - The Fullness Of Time

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.08.2011



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Best Of Death Metal

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Carcass - Heartwork
3. Abramelin - Abramelin
4. Sepultura - Arise
5. Nocturnus - The Key

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Created by R'Vannith on 06.08.2011



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Space Metal!

***Currently working through suggestions and adding some spacey non-metal things when they cross my mind***
As a lover of all things sci-fi I find metal to be the most accommodating of genres when it comes to themes of space/aliens. This is a list of those albums which use this theme and/or evoke an overall 'spacey' atmosphere and which I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. No order for now and a work in progress (recommendations most welcome) Last Updated: 9th April 2014

1. Atoma - Skylight
2. Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer
3. Dol Ammad - Star Tales
4. Star One - Space Metal
5. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.06.2011



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Best of Gothic Metal

Updating this as of 20th Nov 2012

1. Madder Mortem - All Flesh Is Grass
2. Paradise Lost - Icon
3. The Gathering - Mandylion
4. Tiamat - Wildhoney
5. Throes Of Dawn - Quicksilver Clouds

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Created by R'Vannith on 18.04.2011



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Best Of American Power Metal

Just a list of 20 of the best Power Metal albums of the US style, in order of preference. The order and number of albums in the list may change as I find new albums.

1. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
2. Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider
3. Jag Panzer - Casting The Stones
4. Helstar - Nosferatu
5. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied

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Created by R'Vannith on 23.03.2011



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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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Skyclad - Best To Worst

1. Skyclad - Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
2. Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
3. Skyclad - Jig-a-Jig
4. Skyclad - The Silent Whales Of Lunar Sea
5. Skyclad - Tracks From The Wilderness

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Created by R'Vannith on 27.01.2011



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Best Of Thrash Metal

Currently being updated as of 5 September 2012

1. Annihilator - Never, Neverland
2. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
3. Artillery - By Inheritance
4. Satan - Blaze Of Obscurity
5. Toxik - World Circus

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Created by R'Vannith on 30.12.2010



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Best Of European Power Metal

Simply a list of the 30 best Power Metal albums of the European/Melodic style in my opinion. One album per band and in order of preference, although the order may change over time.

1. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
2. Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World
3. Kiuas - The Spirit Of Ukko
4. Dark Moor - The Hall Of The Olden Dreams
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

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Created by R'Vannith on 22.12.2010



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Prog Favourites

A list of my favourite Progressive albums on Metal Storm, ranked roughly in order of preference.

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
3. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
4. Porcupine Tree - Signify
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.12.2010



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