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Crushing (Not For The Faint Of Heart)

A little list of albums that have been kicking my ass as of late. Some albums on this list may appear to be "odd" choices, but "crushing" in this context does not necessarily mean heavy. It could be referring to the emotional intensity of the release or the literal heavy pounding sound. Hope you enjoy.

1. Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Warning - Watching From A Distance
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 03.02.2012



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2014: From Professor JokeR's Perspective

I'll start off by saying that I wasn't planning on doing a list so early on in the year, but I've come across numerous albums that I'd like to share with people who enjoy my lists (or people who hate my lists).

This list will be a little different than my 2013 list. I created that list at the end of the year, and then decreased it to my Top 25 of 2013. This list will be a compilation of all 2014 albums I've come across and given a listen.

1. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
2. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
3. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
4. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
5. Fen - Carrion Skies

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 08.02.2014



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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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Chobo's Choices For Top 25 Favourite Albums

Here is a list of my favourite albums of all time (that are on Metalstorm). I have limited it to one album per band. The albums are ordered in alphabetical order. The list is subject to change over time, but nearly all albums on here are set in stone and have been extremely influential on my musical tastes. If you think you have an album that could squeak its way onto this list, by all means suggest away.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 13.10.2014



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Bringing It All Together: 2013

2013 has come and gone. I just wanted to share some of my favourite albums from the year, as there have been several strong albums that have creeped into my favourite albums. If you enjoyed my "Crushing…" list, you may also enjoy what is on here. The albums are in order and the descriptions are generally for fun. I've brought it down to a Top 25.

1. Ulcerate - Vermis
2. Station Dysthymia - Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out
3. Woebegone Obscured - Marrow Of Dreams
4. Rivers of Nihil - The Conscious Seed Of Light
5. Castevet - Obsian

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 24.12.2013