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Crimson Starlight Darkness - Top 10 Metal Albums Of 2017

Honestly, top 25 albums would probably be a more fitting name, given that I have honourable mentions, and few other categories as well. Some of them are self explanatory, while I want to clarify about the few others.
-Greatest disappointment of the year doesn't necessarily mean the worst album of that year, closer to the point would be that it is an album from which I expected a lot more than I received.

1. Myrkur - Mareridt
2. Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire
3. Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
4. Hallatar - No Stars Upon the Bridge
5. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 09.02.2018

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The Illusions Of Paradox: Top 10 Albums Of 2016

The choice was though, not only because there were some very good albums out there, but also because as you get older, life fucks you up, and you never have enough time to listen to all the albums you want, for as much as you want. Or as much as they deserve. I must add that the list could be different if I made it on any other day, depending on the mood. I would like to note some honorable mentions too, such as Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary, Rotting Christ - Rituals, Avantasia - Ghostlights, Skuggsja - A Piece For Mind and Mirror, Ihsahn - Arktis, Moonsorrow, Jumalten Aika, Be'lakor - Vessels, Thy Catafalque Meta, and most of all Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts and Fates Warning - Theories of Flight.

1. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
2. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
3. Delain - Moonbathers
4. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
5. Trees of Eternity - Hour of the Nightingale

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 20.02.2017

A Doom Of Things To Come: Top 10 Albums Of The 2015

A bit late in coming, the top ten albums of 2015. I had many close calls, as few albums almost made to the list. The honorable mentions include Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls, Luciferian Light Orchestra, Moonspell - Extinct, Forefather - Curse of the Cwelled, Soilwork - The Ride Majestic, L.E.A.F - LYS, Paradise Lost - The Plague Within, and probably few others I forgot to mention... it's very unbalanced list, cause it has too much power and doom, but I picked albums that I either really enjoyed or listened to really really much.. hence on of the honorable mentions were left out, they are good, but I simply didn't listened to them as much as I did to this...

1. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
2. Draconian - Sovran
3. Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III
4. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
5. Leprous - The Congregation

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 28.03.2016

Soul Extinction: Top 10 Albums Of 2014

So, my pick of top 10 albums of the year 2014

1. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
4. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
5. Eluveitie - Origins

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 01.03.2015

Top 10 V. 2013

My annual top 10 list, for the year of 2013.

In addition to the 10 albums on the list, I would mention:
Biggest Surprise:
Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood

Biggest letdown:
Turisas - Turisas 2013

Honorable mentions:

Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
Damnation Plan - The Wakening
Kalmah - Seventh Swamphony

1. Leprous - Coal
2. Dark Tranquillity - Construct
3. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
4. Heaven Shall Burn - Veto
5. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 05.01.2014

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Longing For Creation: Top 10 Metal Albums Of The 2012

Best metal albums, as chosen by me, for the year 2012. Or perhaps the ones that had influenced me most during this year. List was written or made for metalstorm, but I added it to my other profiles, because of long texts, which I didn't feel like putting here.


1. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
2. Kamelot - Silverthorn
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Eluveitie - Helvetios
5. Mors Principium Est - ...And Death Said Live

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 30.12.2012

Delusions Of Silence - Top 10 Of 2010

Just a list of my personal top albums for the year 2010. When I look at it now, I would change a few things, since probably when the hype dropped, I don't actually prefer some albums as much as I did back then, (I would probably drop down/out Firewind and Agalloch) but I'm not gonna change it, it was written back then and " Everything Remains As It Never Was".

1. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
2. Dark Tranquillity - We Are the Void
3. Equilibrium - ReKreatur
4. Firewind - Days of Defiance
5. Helloween - 7 Sinners

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 29.05.2012

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Top 20 Concept Albums


I was always fascinated by the good concept albums, which manage to tell the story in a extraordinary fashion. So I decided to make a list of best concetual metal albums up to date. I decided to concentrate on truly conceptual albums, since loosening the criteria too much would leave me with having bunch of fantastic albums, which would simply be too much to put on the list. Yes, it would probably be a lot easier to make a huge list, but I wanted to concentrate on a truly top concept-related albums. So since they do not strictly tell about some event, or follow the same story, I decided to drop out loose conceptuals. Unfortunately the likes of "Sirenia - At Sixes and Sevens", "Sabaton - The Art of War" or "Nightwish - Century Child", "Bloodbound - Nosferatu" most of the Therion's albums, Amorphis and so on, went out of the list. I raised the criteria for the 'conceptual' since also there is really a lot of top-quality albums that are connected with a loose story, but they are simply not tight enough to label them as truly concept albums…Otherwise I might as well write a list of 100 albums. Also I tried to avoid multiple occurances of the same band, hence only one album from Ayreon, Symphony X, Evergrey, etc, otherwise they would probably fill up half of the bloody list.

1. Kamelot - Epica
2. Kamelot - The Black Halo
3. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
4. Turisas - The Varangian Way
5. Evergrey - The Inner Circle

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 27.02.2012

Leaving The Past Behind - Top 10 Of 2009

Another annual list, updated from my last.fm

1. Free Spirit - Pale Sister of Light
2. Amorphis - Skyforger
3. Delain - April Rain
4. Ensiferum - From Afar
5. Eluveitie - Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 14.02.2012

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Unnatural Selection - Top 10 Of 2008

Another yearly top 10 list.

1. Ayreon - 01011001
2. Eluveitie - Slania
3. Sabaton - The Art of War
4. Evergrey - Torn
5. Firewind - The Premonition

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 02.01.2012

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Brilliance Of Decadence - Top 10 Of 2007

My personal annual choice for top 10 metal albums for each year. 2007 selection, fantastic year with at least 50 quality albums.

1. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
2. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
3. Turisas - The Varangian Way
4. Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
5. Sirenia - Nine Destinies and a Downfall

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 17.12.2011

A Decimal Of Existence - The Top 10 Of 2011

My personal top 10 albums for 2011. It was a tough choice, as there was at least 20 more excellent albums.

1. Myrath - Tales Of the Sands
2. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
3. Nightwish - Imaginaerum
4. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
5. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 05.12.2011