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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



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Top 50

Top 50 albums of all time one per artist.

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
3. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
4. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by VIG on 04.04.2017



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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Current Top 100, 5 Years On

Back when I joined the site in 2011, I did a customary top 100 album list. Every year since then, when I've looked back at it it's become increasingly unrecognisable from my own tastes. Seeing bands I once listened to daily vanish from my playlists, new bands emerge as favourites, and bands even come and go in my reckonings during that time period (Iced Earth, Alcest, even Pain Of Salvation and more certainly peaked in my listening habits around 2011-12 to slowly vanish into obscurity). Now that it's just gone 5 years since I did that list, I thought I might do an updated list just to see how much my tastes have shifted. Whilst compiling the list, I pretty much worked on gut instinct, which was weird as I found myself almost disregarding albums I know I like whilst promoting albums I'm honestly undecided on - it almost seemed to veer away from album quality at times to embracing a subconscious effect the albums have had. Anyway, here it is, plus some honorable mentions that I was surprised missed out.

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Protest The Hero - Kezia

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Created by musclassia on 23.03.2016



Repeat The Album Over And Over

1. Alice In Chains - Jar Of Flies
2. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
3. Damageplan - New Found Power
4. Dying Fetus - Killing On Adrenaline
5. Fear Factory - Archetype

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Created by Jonny North on 27.02.2016



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Diverge's Alternative/Prog/Jazz/Avant-Garde Favs

LATEST EDIT: December 12/2016- Added a whole bunch of progressive rock albums; processing earlier suggestions on the list.

Assembled below are some choice selections in alternative metal, prog rock, prog metal, jazz and avant-garde metal. I don't necessarily consider these styles to be my favourite (I do have a penchant for post-metal and cavernous death metal these days), but they have been the foundations of my taste for the last seven or eight years.

1. ALTERNATIVE METAL & GRUNGE SELECTIONS
2. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
3. Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
4. Karnivool - Asymmetry
5. Blindead - Absence

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Created by Diverge on 28.12.2015



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All Filler One Killer

I was bored. I made a list.

Albums that I don't like but that have one trackI sometimes come back to. Probably forgot a ton.

Randomly ordered.

1. Ghost - Infestissumam
2. Strapping Young Lad - Alien
3. Devin Townsend - Z²
4. Igorrr - Hallelujah
5. AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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Created by Zaph on 19.09.2015



My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

AtoZ (Album)

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Death Angel - Act III
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Ihsahn - After
5. Sentenced - Amok

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Created by D.C.O on 08.09.2015



The Book of Heavy Metal

8.5, 25, 9

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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Created by nemesisrex88 on 25.02.2015



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Favorite Albums

1. Smothered - The Inevitable End
2. Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy
3. Lamb of God - Sacrament
4. Lamb of God - Wrath
5. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

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Created by MihaiF on 22.01.2015



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My Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

my 100 favorite metal albums of all times. Alphabetical order.

1. A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. AHAB - The Giant
4. Alice in Chains - Dirt
5. Altar of Plagues - Mammal

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Created by JēkabsFiļi on 10.11.2014



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My All Time Favorite (metal) Albums...

Metal albums (and yes, I consider metalcore to be metal) that rocked my world, with maximum 2 albums per band sorted by bands in alphabetic order. Live, EP and compilation albums allowed, also including hard rock and stoner rock albums.

It will be updated as I discover new bands so check it sometime

1. Alabama Thunderpussy - Open Fire
2. Alice In Chains - Dirt
3. All That Remains - The Fall Of Ideals
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
5. Annihilator - Alice In Hell

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Created by Drogich on 27.09.2014



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Essential Albums That Built My Metal Taste (not finished)

Metal and not so metal albums that had huge impact on my taste as metalhead and love for "heavy" music, ordered approximately by time I first listened to them

1. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
2. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
3. In Flames - The Jester Race
4. Lamb Of God - Sacrament
5. Sepultura - Arise

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Created by Drogich on 12.09.2014



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10 Definitive Alternative Metal Albums

So here are ten alternative metal albums which I think are significant to defining the sound of alternative metal over the years, limiting it to one album per band and keeping to albums that are best described as alternative metal as opposed to subgenres like industrial or nu metal. I've also included what I consider to be the most important song from each album, even if it's not the best representative of the albums sound.

1. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust
3. Helmet - Meantime
4. Alice in Chains - Dirt
5. Tool - Undertow

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Created by Ganondox on 07.07.2014



Brosis Top 50

1. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
2. Death - Leprosy
3. Death - Spiritual Healing
4. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
5. Ghost B.C. - Opus Eponymous

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Created by LucaBrosi on 18.12.2013