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100 Greatest Metal Bands

Pretty self-explanatory, with a couple caveats: first, this is mostly just a list of my favorite metal bands in approximate order (after the top 10 or so the order matters far less), with extra weight given to influence and timelessness of sound; and second, the albums selected are not necessarily the band's "best" album, or even my personal favorite -- they are the albums that I feel best represent the band's classic sound and/or well-represent the span of their career. List includes all sub-genres of metal and some post-metal metal. Feel free to spew your hatred below. \m/ (xx) \m/

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by saw_you_drown on 03.06.2015



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Best Metal Vocalists

*** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\ *** READ ME *** List of the best metal vocalists across all subgenres. The album that best exhibits their vocals will represent them -- not necessarily the best album they appear on. I will limit myself to the very top of each sungenre (i.e. death, black, doom, etc.) for variety's sake. Also -- AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -- I consider several criteria, not just raw talent. Some of the criteria are vocal range, versatility, command of voice, fit/compatibility with band, feeling/emotion/energy and originality. Feel free to bitch and moan below. \m/

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. King Diamond - Abigail
3. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

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Created by saw_you_drown on 20.04.2015



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The Top Of Death's Crystal Mountain (150 Greatest Death Metal Albums)

*** MAX 3 ALBUMS PER ARTIST!!! (Except Death) Also... While extra weight will be given to classic death metal albums, this list will also include exceptional examples of melodic death, death-grind, death-doom, technical/progressive death, death-thrash, blackened death, and deathcore (haha not really). *** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
3. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
4. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
5. Death - Human

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Created by saw_you_drown on 08.04.2015



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Top 50 Doom/Gothic Metal Albums

1. Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
2. My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by saw_you_drown on 05.06.2011



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Classic Metal Albums Of Forever

*** READ ME *** This list is about the greatest metal albums of all-time, from all sub-genres and all countries. You won't see bands like Deep Purple, Rush, BOC, Zeppelin, etc., nor will you see bands like Tool, Rage ATM, Melvins and Soundgarden. While I love many of those bands, my definition of metal does not include them.

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
3. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath

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Created by saw_you_drown on 18.05.2011



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Top [Insert Round Number Here] Second Wave Black Metal Albums

***Limit 2 albums per artist***

1. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
2. Burzum - Filosofem
3. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
4. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
5. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark

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Created by saw_you_drown on 05.05.2011