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Rock & Metal Ballads Collection

Compilation of many Hard Rock or Metal Ballads I've heard. Bands and Albums are ordered by name alphabetically.

1. Accept - Balls To The Wall
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
3. Accept - Eat The Heat
4. Adagio - Underworld
5. Aerosmith - Aerosmith

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Created by Alpha on 27.09.2013



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My favourite Power Metal Albums

Since many of you felt annoyed by my previous list title I changed it and hopefully you will be ok with it.Power up everybody!!!

1. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
3. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
4. Riot - ThunderSteel
5. Gamma Ray - Land of the Free

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Created by stormlord77 on 29.04.2013



Metal Essentials: Albums You Should Have In Your Collection

I will try to be as subjective as I can and it won't include only my favorite genres as I will try to include albums from all Metal sub-genres because I think it's important to get exposed to all kinds of metal so that a person may create a good taste in Metal music. (Might include more than 1 album per band).

1. Deep Purple - Machine Head
2. Judas Priest - Stained Class
3. Scorpions - Taken By Force
4. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
5. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

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Created by Mountain King on 10.02.2013



Top Albums Of 2003

1. Dream Theater - Train of Thought
2. Deadsoul Tribe - A Murder of Crows
3. Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
4. Opeth - Damnation
5. Evergrey - Recreation Day

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Created by embracing on 03.11.2012



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My Favourite Albums, One Per Band.

I tried to put one album per band, so it was a fucking hard choice in many cases.
Anyway, all of them are great albums in it' genre.
No order followed.

1. Almah - Fragile Equality
2. Andre Matos - Mentalize
3. Arryan Path - Ira Imperium
4. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part 1
5. Astral Doors - New Revelation

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Created by kahn84 on 13.09.2012



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My Favorite Rock/Metal Ballads

The best ballads in the history of Metal. Of course, all these bands and other bands have really good ballads but this list shows the very best, handpicked by me. In alphabetical order by bands name to make the list less chaotic and not by order of preference.

1. Accept - Eat The Heat
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
3. Adagio - Underworld
4. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
5. Allen/Lande - The Battle

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Created by Mountain King on 07.01.2012



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Best of the Best: Power Metal

AWesomest power metal albums I've heard in my life and Enjoy the most (and some which are extreme power which didnt feel right not to put them here..!), probably not ordered in the most right way...!!

1. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
3. Dark Moor - Autumnal
4. Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Angel_Lament on 07.08.2011



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Personal Favorite Guitar Solos

As a long time guitarist, i have a passion to learn and play guitar riffs and solos and these ones are an ultimate guide for guitar playing. Some solos are just more memorable than others and the following are the most well craftted solos i have heard till now.

1. Scorpions - Love At First Sting
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Symphony X - The Odyssey
4. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Mountain King on 25.02.2011



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The Encyclopaedia of Beautiful Metal Ballads

If you know other wonderful songs which are missing in this list, feel free to suggest them to me

1. Adagio - Underworld
2. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
3. After Forever - Prison Of Desire
4. After Forever - Decipher
5. After Forever - After Forever

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 28.12.2010



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My Top 50 Power Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Sonata Arctica - Silence
2. Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild
3. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
4. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part I
5. Kamelot - The Black Halo

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Created by cookiemetal on 17.10.2010



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My Favourite Albums Of All Time

1. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
2. Wintersun - Wintersun
3. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
4. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
5. Mors Principium Est - The Unborn

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Created by Starchild on 25.08.2010



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Top 15 Albums Of 2003

1. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
2. Devin Townsend - Accelerated Evolution
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
4. Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild
5. Evergrey - Recreation Day

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Created by Starchild on 07.08.2010



Top 20 albums of 2003

I'll probably never get a thumb up for this list as there are a lot of controversial albums on it. 2003 is on the other hand maybe the best metal year so far in my opinion. It was here I really started listening to metal and nothing else. The top 4 has had a huge impact on me as a metalhead.

1. Cradle Of Filth - Damnation And A Day
2. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
3. Norther - Mirror Of Madness
4. Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
5. Illnath - Cast Into Fields Of Evil Pleasure

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Created by Warman on 27.04.2010



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The Greatest Power Metal Albums Of All Time

The best Power Metal albums by the best bands in the genre. The albums are not in any specific order, at least after the first 10. I placed more than 1 album per band cause they really deserve to be here. Feedback is appreciated.

Note: I edited the list and changed the title because there are albums that deserve to be here and I felt 20 albums are not enough

1. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
2. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
3. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
4. Angra - Rebirth
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Mountain King on 09.04.2010



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Promo's Picks Of The Passing Decade

Actually I wanted to write a blog as several of my colleagues, but now that we have this nifty new feature there's no reason to bother with formatting all the pics and stuff

So this was it. The decade which saw me turning into a metalhead. Actually I've been listening to metal since 17 years now, but not on a regular basis. This changed (to the better) when I joined this site in the good old days of MSR. Agalloch, Anathema and Tristania got me used to growls, Immortal and Agathodaimon to extreme metal as a whole and soon enough I was hooked to the vast plethora of styles which are to be found in heavy metal. The following list presents my personal top 50 of this decade. The order isn't really set in stone, neither is my musical taste, but at least the top 10 are somewhat fixed. Especially the 2009 releases, of which none made it into my top 25, might not stand the test of time. And please don't message me because you disagree with some of the genres, they are neither there to be discussed nor to educate, but to give an impression what the bands sound like. If you have about the same (broad) taste as I have, but aren't familiar with some of these releases, try to get your hands on them. You won't regret it

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

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Created by Promonex on 01.03.2010