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Radu's Batch Of Worthwhile 2021 Stuff

Here's a second attempt at re-maintaining a yearly list, this time for 2021. So instead of just listing everything I like chronologically, I'll divide things into two categories: stuff that stuck with me, and stuff that is pretty good, but lacks the staying power. Maybe some albums will switch between the two, but mostly I expect the first category to stay pretty constant, while the second will be constantly replaced.

1. Stuff that stuck with me
2. Mefitis - Offscourings
3. Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
4. The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
5. Sur Austru - Obârşie

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Created by RaduP on 12.01.2021

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Genre Tourism: Metal Albums By Non-Metal Bands

A list of cases of non-metal artists releasing metal albums out of the blue. They might have made some slightly heavier stuff before, but these ones are less questionable. Also not including bands that started out as metal but drifted off.

Recommendations welcome.

1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest The Rats' Nest
2. Dead Neanderthals - Blood Rite
3. Bong-Ra - Antediluvian
4. Circle - Incarnation
5. Pharaoh Overlord - Out Of Darkness

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Created by RaduP on 28.12.2020

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Radu's Batch Of Worthwhile 2020 Stuff

About time I started doing year progress lists, and about time I stopped calling myself a noob. Let's see how far into the year I get before I get too lazy to update this. Probably farther than Mercurial.

Will include some non-metal stuff and some stuff that isn't on Bandcamp, so don't limit yourself to the cool Bandcamp embeds from above.

1. Mammock - Itch
2. Victory Over The Sun - A Tessitura Of Transfiguration
3. Floral Tattoo - You Can Never Have A Long Enough Head Start
4. Vengeful Spectre - Vengeful Spectre
5. Alexandra Savior - The Archer

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Created by RaduP on 11.01.2020

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You Know It's Technically 2011-2020, Right?

To explain the title, there is no year 0, regardless of what Ghost may tell you. Thus, the first decade was years 1-10, instead of 0-9. So then it would be 11-20, and so on. But I know that would imply that Paranoid is a 60s album, which we cannot have.

So now that all the cool kids are doing it, here is my top 100 albums of the "decade", most of it might be a bit too mainsteam, most of it you'll find on others' lists, and so on. Restricted to one album per artist/band (including collabs), ordered alphabetically.

1. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
2. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
3. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury

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Created by RaduP on 31.12.2019

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Now That's What I Call Range: Highest Highs And Lowest Lows

A list of bands ordered by the biggest difference between their highest rated album on MS and their lowest rated album on MS. Finally my Excel skills paid off. Some ratings may be a bit outdated. Open to suggestions because I barely scratched the surface.

1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2. Metallica - Lulu [Collaboration]
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
5. Machine Head - The Blackening

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Created by RaduP on 14.11.2019

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The Ship Of Theseus: When Are Bands No Longer Themselves

The ship of Theseus is a thought experiment that goes along the lines of a ship whose wooden parts are replaced one by one until all of its original parts have been replaced. The question is then raised at which point did the ship stop being its original self. When the first part was replaced? When half the parts were replaced? When the last part was replaced?

1. Quiet Riot - Road Rage
2. Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption
3. In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
4. Stratovarius - Nemesis
5. Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods

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Created by RaduP on 28.10.2019

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Sibling Albums

So like albums that have a clear tie between them, were recorded around about the same time and were clearly intended together, as opposed to a sequel coming years after. Some of these have actually been released together, as can be seen here.

That's about all I can think of right now. So feel free to think of some more for me.

1. Opeth - Deliverance
2. Opeth - Damnation
3. Metallica - Load
4. Metallica - Re-Load
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

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Created by RaduP on 23.03.2019

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This Noob's Journey Through 2017

Slowly but surely, 2017 will come and it is just around the corner and releases from it are starting to leak in, therefore, I must also list them here as I listen to them.

Edit: The new year has come, and more releases start pouring in. Until about March I will focus on both 2016 and 2017 releases so things might move slower until then.

1. Blackfield - Blackfield V
2. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive
3. Xiu Xiu - Forget
4. Tohpati Ethnomission - Mata Hati
5. Hills - Uncollected Sound

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Created by RaduP on 23.12.2016

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This Noob's Journey Through 2016

Well, we're days away from 2016 and now 2016 albums are either streaming or leaking, therefore here starts my journey in 2016. Once again I consider myself interesting enough for it to be worthy of you to gaze upon the albums I listen to.

Edit: Now that it is 2016 this list is finally legit. Will also try to add stream links whenever possible.

1. Death Fetishist - Whorifice
2. The Lumberjack Feedback - Blackened Visions
3. Vinterblot - Realms Of The Untold
4. Temple Of Evil - The 7th Awakening
5. Lycus - Chasms

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Created by RaduP on 20.12.2015

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This Noob's Journey Through 2015

Wow, I'm actually delusional enough to think you're going to care about the 2015 albums that I'll listen to even though they would probably be just the same ones in the other lists of the same kind and even less, but hey, I can always use the "I'm doing this more for me than for anybody else" excuse.

1. Angra - Secret Garden
2. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor
3. Cowards - Rise To Infamy
4. Caïna - Setter Of Unseen Snares
5. Battle Beast - Unholy Savior

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Created by RaduP on 08.01.2015

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One-album Metal Wonders

A list of bands who have released just one album. Feel free to recommend!

Edit: If the band released their debut album between 2014-present and they haven't split, they are not viable.

1. ABACABB - Survivalist
2. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
3. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
4. Abyssmal Sorrow - Lament
5. Age Of Silence - Acceleration

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Created by RaduP on 20.09.2014

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Bands I've Seen Live (Like You Really Care)

Just keeping track of the bands I'm glad I've got to see live. I know it's not an impressive resume ... yet

1. 0 X í S T - 2015
2. 1349 - 2019
3. 16 - 2018
4. Abraham - 2018
5. Accept - 2019

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Created by RaduP on 01.08.2014