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2015: One O' Dem Best Of Lists

Cos by this point it's almost mandatory. I've made a pretty slow start to the year but hopefully I'll start catching up soon enough.

1. Dekadent - Veritas
2. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
3. Enslaved - In Times
4. Sylosis - Dormant Heart
5. Weedpecker - II

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Created by musclassia on 02.02.2015



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2010-2014: Top 111 Songs (1 Per Band; WIP)

My second 5-year summary list, just to give mentions to some bands that released songs I have loved over the past few years which didn't necessarily deliver a whole package that won me over. The top order of this list will probably have a greater focus on melodic, hooky, punchy-yet-accessible more mainstream songs, as a) those songs are more likely to stand out and worm into your head, especially on an uneven record, and b) they help fuel my workouts so get a lot more plays.

1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Widower (Runners-up: N/A)
2. Be'lakor - In Parting (Runners-up: The Dream And The Waking, Remnants, Of Moon And Star)
3. Voyager - A Beautiful Mistake (Runners-up: The Morning Light)
4. Protest The Hero - Drumhead Trial (Runners-up: Skies, C'est La Vie, Sex-Tapes)
5. Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wake (Runners-up: Exegesis)

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Created by musclassia on 16.01.2015



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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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2014 Cont.

Cos, y'know, same shiz different year. Ran out of space again so will post final album opinions in comments.

1. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2. Dirge - Hyperion
3. Nero Di Marte - Derivae
4. Steve Rothery - The Ghosts Of Pripyat
5. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere

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Created by musclassia on 28.09.2014



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Metal In The Time Of 2014

I doubt I'll have the time to sample enough music to match the 201 albums I covered in 2013, but hopefully I'll be able to listen to a fair few things and pass on me ol' thoughts.

1. Sleepmakeswaves - Love Of Cartography
2. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
3. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
4. Ortega - Crows
5. Dirge - Hyperion

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Created by musclassia on 08.02.2014



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2013 List (continued)

Because I can't stop listening to music, but neither can I sacrifice my lovely descriptions, so same fare as before, but deleted descriptions for those covered in the first list.

1. Protest The Hero - Volition
2. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
3. Amorphis - Circle
4. Nero Di Marte - Nero Di Marte
5. Monolithe - Monolithe IV

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Created by musclassia on 09.06.2013



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2013 List

1. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
2. Amorphis - Circle
3. Nero Di Marte - Nero Di Marte
4. Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
5. The Ocean - Pelagial

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Created by musclassia on 05.01.2013



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2012: Favourite To Least (Continued)

Because I reached the word limit on the previous list, and don't want to lose my quite excellent in-depth descriptions. Those without descriptions are from my other list.

1. Sylosis - Monolith
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
4. Abigail Williams - Becoming
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52

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Created by musclassia on 29.10.2012



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2012: Favourite To Least

One of likely hundreds of these, more for self-enjoyment (or something) above anything, but if it helps someone find a good album/albums they wouldn't've otherwise heard I'll be happy.

1. Sylosis - Monolith
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
4. Abigail Williams - Becoming
5. Enslaved - RIITIIR

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Created by musclassia on 11.01.2012



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2011: Favourite To Least

Purely subjective list based on personal preferences for the year, unrelated to mass opinion of an album or a band's abilities (e.g. Trivium, Oranssi Pazuzu) - many albums lined up to listen to so will increase in size. Also, not entirely in order, middle order mainly just an approximation.

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
3. Infestus - E x I s t
4. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
5. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth

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Created by musclassia on 18.11.2011



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Blind Guardian: Favourite-->Least

1. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
2. Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
3. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
4. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
5. Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth

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Created by musclassia on 22.04.2011



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Current Top 100 (subject To Change)

Moves up and down depending on mood, but top 25-30 usually the same in varying order

1. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
5. In Flames - The Jester Race

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Created by musclassia on 21.03.2011