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Top Ten Riffs Of Each Decade

While the order in each decade is purely personal preference, there are several rules for a song qualifying for the list. First off, the band has to be notable. I'm not going to define what that means, but I'm sure you'd agree all the bands in the list are notable. There are plenty of riffs from obscure bands I'd rather put, but I know my love for Tarby doesn't make him the greatest riff maker of the 21st century. Second, each artist can only appear once in a decade, this is to prevent the best riff makers from hogging the list and adding some variety, showing how metal has changed over time. Decades are measured by when the song was recorded, not released, and when it's unclear the beginning of recording is used. This is mainly because a lot of definitive early metal songs were released in 1970, but recorded in 1969. Third, the song itself has to be notable. Here are things that can qualify as being notable: the song was release as a single, has music video made for it, was released as a single, was the title track for an album (note that Crawl through Knives meets this criteria because it was the original title for Come Clarity, and there is no way in hell Come Clarity is getting best riff of the decade ), is included on a greatest hits compilation album, was nominated for a Grammy or musical award of similar caliber, was included as a track in a notable film or video game, was covered by a notable band, or has a Wikipedia page for some miscellaneous reason. Finally, the song needs to be metal. Misirlou gets the pass despite predating metal as it was probably the single most influential song on the development of metal, and while many of the other songs in the other songs are better classified as hard rock, I can find a source listing them as heavy metal.

1. 60s:
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

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Created by Ganondox on 04.08.2017



All Megadeth Albums Ranked

1. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3. Megadeth - Youthanasia
4. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
5. Megadeth - Dystopia

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Created by evilmangoes on 26.05.2017



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Best Metal Albums Ever (IMO)

Metal albums that blow me away every time I hear them. Loosely ordered... list gets less organized as it goes on. My favorite song from each album is included.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust
3. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Tool - Ænima
5. Metallica - ...And Justice for All

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Created by matthewdurham on 09.05.2017



Why I'm A Metalhead? That's Simple!

1. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
2. Rainbow - Rising
3. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

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Created by Paullus on 13.04.2017



If You Could Listen To Only One Song Per Band, That Would Be

1. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force
2. Annihilator - Alice in Hell
3. Anthrax - Among the Living
4. Artillery - By Inheritance
5. Baphomet - The Deas Shall Inherit

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Created by Athropos on 27.02.2017



Favourite Thrash Metal Albums

1. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
2. Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Slayer - Reign In Blood
5. Sodom - Persecution Mania

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Created by Slendyboy on 10.01.2017



Top Album

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Death - Symbolic
3. Slayer - Reign In Blood
4. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
5. Megadeth - Rust In Peace

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Created by slayer10 on 10.01.2017



My Favorite Albums

1. Acid Witch - Stoned
2. Arcane Sun - Arcane Sun
3. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
4. Atheist - Piece Of Time
5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

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Created by DyersEve88 on 03.12.2016



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Greatest Metal Albums ( Somewhat In Order - One Album Per Band )

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
3. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

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Created by Aserian on 21.11.2016



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Thrash Til Death!

Just a list of classic thrash albums I really enjoy, since thrash has had such a good year this year. They are in no particular order.

1. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
2. Anthrax - Among The Living
3. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
4. Artillery - By Inheritance
5. Assassin - The Upcoming Terror

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Created by mute30rp on 26.10.2016



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My Personal Top 10 Albums Of All-Time

This list is my own personal favorite albums of all-time, which will more than likely differ from the opinions of others. I'm only doing 1 album per band, otherwise this would be "My Personal Top 10 Dream Theater Albums". This list could be updated in the event that an incredibly good album is released in the future.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by StratoArctica on 24.09.2016



My Top 10 Metal Bands And Their Best Albums

What the title says.

1. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
2. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
3. Alice In Chains - Dirt
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. Faith No More - Angel Dust

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Created by Vulturus on 22.07.2016



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Favourite Albums

Just a list of my favourite albums. Not in a particular order. I will be adding more probably.

1. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2. In Flames - Colony
3. Slayer - Divine Intervention
4. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
5. Megadeth - Rust In Peace

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Created by Toxik on 13.06.2016



Favourite Thrash Metal Albums

1. Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence
2. Nuclear Assault - Survive
3. Sodom - Better Off Dead
4. Voivod - Killing Technology
5. Coroner - Mental Vortex

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Created by Josantyago on 11.06.2016



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Thrash Effect

Like my other genre-based lists, this exists purely for my own organizational purposes and not to provide a definitive statement about or guidebook to the thrash genre. I'm aware that there are gaps and, more importantly, things you don't agree with. If you're dying to ask why I love Gama Bomb so much and why I can't spare two minutes for Destruction, Annihilator, Tankard, etc., then please go do it somewhere else as I haven't the time to clean up after you. I will, however, accept criticism for the lack of Coroner and Voivod.

1. Slayer - Reign In Blood
2. Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
3. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5. Artillery - By Inheritance

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 16.05.2016