Expanded MS 2016 Top 20


One of source of entertainment in the couple of months since I've joined MS has been watching albums careen up and down the 2015 top 20. I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of every album that shows up on the 2016 top 20 list at any point during the year (modulo how often I'm actually able to observe the list) along with some statistics. Ranking on this list is ordered by peak rank, then last date at that rank, then end of year rank.

Created by: M0rkeleb | 03.01.2016



1. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.10 --- Last Date at Peak: Dec 31 --- EOY rank: 1
2. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.22 --- Last Date at Peak: Dec 1 --- EOY rank: 3
3. Aenaon - Hypnosophy
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.17 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 29 --- EOY rank: 50
4. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.97 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 5 --- EOY rank: 6
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.05 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 28 --- EOY rank: 20
6. Epica - The Holographic Principle
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.28 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 30 --- EOY rank: 79
7. Be'lakor - Vessels
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.05 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 23 --- EOY rank: 2
8. Thy Catafalque - Meta
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.85 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 16 --- EOY rank: 13
9. An Abstract Illusion - Illuminate The Path
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.80 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 7 --- EOY rank: 15
10. Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.86 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 5 --- EOY rank: 92
11. Subrosa - For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 3 --- EOY rank: 43
12. Throes Of Dawn - Our Voices Shall Remain
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.80 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 2 --- EOY rank: 53
13. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.93 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 28 --- EOY rank: 8
14. Black Crown Initiate - Selves We Cannot Forgive
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.82 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 27 --- EOY rank: 40
15. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk And Her Embrace - The Original Sin
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 10 --- EOY rank: 116
16. Vektor - Terminal Redux
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 23 --- EOY rank: 4
17. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.31 --- Last Date at Peak: May 6 --- EOY rank: 5
18. Haken - Affinity
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.80 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 29 --- EOY rank: 12
19. Aborted - Retrogore
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.81 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 27 --- EOY rank: 55
20. The Foreshadowing - Seven Heads, Ten Horns
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.84 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 24 --- EOY rank: 66
21. Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.90 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 14 --- EOY rank: 18
22. Heavenwood - The Tarot Of The Bohemians: Part 1
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.05 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 9 --- EOY rank: 62
23. Obscura - Akróasis
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.43 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 31 --- EOY rank: 44
24. Fleshgod Apocalypse - King
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.31 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 31 --- EOY rank: 22
25. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.57 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 29 --- EOY rank: 81
26. Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.96 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 25 --- EOY rank: 173
27. Oceans of Slumber - Winter
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 11 --- EOY rank: 93
28. Sunburst - Fragments Of Creation
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.5 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 8 --- EOY rank: 56
29. Omnium Gatherum - Grey Heavens
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.51 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 5 --- EOY rank: 34
30. Myrath - Legacy
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.17 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 27 --- EOY rank: 65
31. Anthrax - For All Kings
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.65 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 26 --- EOY rank: 86
32. Avantasia - Ghostlights
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.73 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 14 --- EOY rank: 39
33. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
Peak: # 1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.88 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 5 --- EOY rank: 23
34. Rhapsody of Fire - Into The Legend
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Jan 22 --- EOY rank: 138
35. Abbath - Abbath
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.23 --- Last Date at Peak: Jan 22 --- EOY rank: 180
36. Mechina - Progenitor
Peak: #1 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Jan 10 --- EOY rank: 104
37. Kawir - Πάτερ 'Ηλιε Μήτερ Σελάνα
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.70 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 1 --- EOY rank: NA (15 votes at year end .. some votes nuked?)
38. Theocracy - Ghost Ship
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.75 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 31 --- EOY rank: 26
39. Ulcerate - Shrines Of Paralysis
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.70 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 31 --- EOY rank: 49
40. Hail Spirit Noir - Mayhem In Blue
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.75 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 29 --- EOY rank: 29
41. Anciients - Voice Of The Void
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.78 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 21 --- EOY rank: 11
42. Evergrey - The Storm Within
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.71 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 9 --- EOY rank: 48
43. Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.71 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 9 --- EOY rank: 37
44. Thrawsunblat - Metachthonia
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.75 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 9 --- EOY rank: 17
45. Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.82 --- Last Date at Peak: May 23 --- EOY rank: 77
46. Schammasch - Triangle
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.80 --- Last Date at Peak: May 5 --- EOY rank: 46
47. Ihsahn - Arktis.
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 9.00 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 28 --- EOY rank: 47
48. Novembre - URSA
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.76 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 8 --- EOY rank: 67
49. InnerWish - InnerWish
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.64 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 6 --- EOY rank: 110
50. Vredehammer - Violator
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 2 --- EOY rank: 63
51. Textures - Phenotype
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.41 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 8 --- EOY rank: 133
52. Megadeth - Dystopia
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.06 --- Last Date at Peak: Jan 28 --- EOY rank: 123
53. Steven Wilson -
Peak: #2 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.16 --- Last Date at Peak: Jan 24 --- EOY rank: 70
54. Clouds - Departe
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.68 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 12 --- EOY rank: 21
55. Saor - Guardians
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.65 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 12 --- EOY rank: 10
56. Testament - The Brotherhood Of The Snake
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.63 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 31 --- EOY rank: 16
57. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.68 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 7 --- EOY rank: 19
58. Asphyx - Incoming Death
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.61 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 1 --- EOY rank: 21
59. Vale Of Pnath - II
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.65 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 18 --- EOY rank: 59
60. Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.73 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 6 --- EOY rank: 27
61. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.70 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 23 --- EOY rank: 25
62. Death Angel - The Evil Divide
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.74 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 2 --- EOY rank: 28
63. Mistur - In Memoriam
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.50 --- Last Date at Peak: May 23 --- EOY rank: 52
64. Fallujah - Dreamless
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.65 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 30 --- EOY rank: 71
65. Desaster - The Oath Of An Iron Ritual
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.76 --- Last Date at Peak: May 5 --- EOY rank: 80
66. Blood Ceremony - Lord Of Misrule
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.38 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 8 --- EOY rank: 76
67. Primal Fear - Rulebreaker
Peak: #3 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.09 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 4 --- EOY rank: 103
68. Urfaust - Empty Space Meditation
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.68 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 1 --- EOY rank: 100
69. Sodom - Decision Day
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.52 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 29 --- EOY rank: 85
70. Brymir - Slayer Of Gods
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.55 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 1 --- EOY rank: 95
71. First Fragment - Dasein
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.43 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 27 --- EOY rank: 31
72. The Vision Bleak - The Unknown
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.43 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 10 --- EOY rank: 72
73. Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: May 21 --- EOY rank: 38
74. SIG:AR:TYR - Northen
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: May 10 --- EOY rank: 42
75. Hypno5e - Shores Of The Abstract Line
Peak: #4 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.31 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 18 --- EOY rank: 33
76. Animals As Leaders - The Madness Of Many
Peak: #5 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.65 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 12 --- EOY rank: 175
77. Alcest - Kodama
Peak: #5 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.47 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 4 --- EOY rank: 14
78. Allegaeon - Proponent For Sentience
Peak: #5 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.62 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 25 --- EOY rank: 9
79. Inquisition - Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
Peak: #6 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.39 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 29 --- EOY rank: 35
80. Delain - Moonbathers
Peak: #6 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.36 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 28 --- EOY rank: 41
81. Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
Peak: #6 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.42 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 27 --- EOY rank: 108
82. Klimt 1918 - Sentimentale Jugend
Peak: #7 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.52 --- Last Date at Peak: Dec 31 --- EOY rank: 7
83. DGM - The Passage
Peak: #7 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.48 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 1 --- EOY rank: 54
84. Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
Peak: #7 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 30 --- EOY rank: 121
85. Deströyer 666 - Wildfire
Peak: #7 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.25 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 4 --- EOY rank: 102
86. Rotting Christ - Rituals
Peak: #7 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.01 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 16 --- EOY rank: 125
87. Lords Of Black - II
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.28 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 15 --- EOY rank: 24
88. Virus - Memento Collider
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.30 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 12 --- EOY rank: 145
89. After The Burial - Dig Deep
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.19 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 15 --- EOY rank: 182
90. Skáphe - Skáphe²
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 12 --- EOY rank: 169
91. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.10 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 29 --- EOY rank: 101
92. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
Peak: #8 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.02 --- Last Date at Peak: Feb 23 --- EOY rank: 115
93. Khemmis - Hunted
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 5 --- EOY rank: 30
94. Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.40 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 10 --- EOY rank: 87
95. Kypck - 3epo
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 8 --- EOY rank: 106
96. Hannes Grossmann - The Crypts Of Sleep
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 18 --- EOY rank: 51
97. Dyscordia - Words In Ruin
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 31 --- EOY rank: 132
98. Redemption - The Art Of Loss
Peak: #9 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.12 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 3 --- EOY rank: 158
99. Ortega - Sacred States
Peak: #10 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.45 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 16 --- EOY rank: 78
100. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
Peak: #10 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.36 --- Last Date at Peak: Oct 20 --- EOY rank: 152
101. Dark Suns - Everchild
Peak: #10 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.29 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 27 --- EOY rank: 113
102. Zeal And Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Peak: #10 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.32 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 10 --- EOY rank: 83
103. In The Woods... - Pure
Peak: #11 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.25 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 20 --- EOY rank: 105
104. Metal Church - XI
Peak: #11 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.10 --- Last Date at Peak: Mar 30 --- EOY rank: 114
105. Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Peak: #12 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.22 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 22 --- EOY rank: 57
106. Madder Mortem - Red In Tooth And Claw
Peak: #13 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.35 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 4 --- EOY rank: 68
107. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
Peak: #13 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.24 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 27 --- EOY rank: 126
108. Running Wild - Rapid Foray
Peak: #13 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.25 --- Last Date at Peak: Jul 5 --- EOY rank: 186
109. King Goat - Conduit
Peak: #13 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.25 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 30 --- EOY rank: 88
110. Suicidal Angels - Division of Blood
Peak: #13 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.23 --- Last Date at Peak: May 31 --- EOY rank: 69
111. Bury Tomorrow - Earthbound
Peak: #15 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.10 --- Last Date at Peak: Apr 23 --- EOY rank: 135
112. Skálmöld - Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
Peak: #16 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.43 --- Last Date at Peak: Nov 1 --- EOY rank: 107
113. Nordjevel - Nordjevel
Peak: #18 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 15 --- EOY rank: 74
114. Votum - :Ktonik:
Peak: #18 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.15 --- Last Date at Peak: Aug 10 --- EOY rank: 60
115. Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
Peak: #19 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.18 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 20 --- EOY rank: 164
116. The Zenith Passage - Solipsist
Peak: #19 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.19 --- Last Date at Peak: Jun 10 --- EOY rank: 91
117. Obscure Sphinx - Epitaphs
Peak: #20 --- 1st Rating at Peak: 8.19 --- Last Date at Peak: Sep 28 --- EOY rank: 75



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15.02.2016 - 05:49
Diverge
To be honest, this is a really silly concept for a list. How interesting are the fluctuations of the top 20 list, really? Why did you choose these statistical metrics to analyze and what sort of questions are you looking to consider? I can't really imagine you're going to arrive at any outcome that will absolutely shock the MS community. I commend you for making the list and I applaud the novel concept, but I guess I'm perplexed by what you intend to accomplish.
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15.02.2016 - 08:04
M0rkeleb
It's just a list for myself. I'm not looking to conduct research or ask any questions. I like lists, and I find the movement of titles up and down the top 20 list entertaining. If anyone else finds the list interesting that's icing on the cake. Anyone who doesn't can safely ignore it.
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02.09.2016 - 19:22
LuciferOfGayness
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This list

Seems like I have only listened to one of those 80 albums
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