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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



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Favorite Album For Each Year since 1967

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
4. Deep Purple - In Rock
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

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Created by Antares8001 on 29.05.2017



Deep Purple Albums - Best To Worst (Opinion)

My personal ordering of Deep Purple's discography from my most favourite to least favourite. This might be a little different to the usual because my opinions on the DP discography are a bit weird. The only album I that I think is genuinely poor is Slaves and Masters. Everything from #19 up I consider to be good albums.

1. Deep Purple - Machine Head
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. Deep Purple - Purpendicular
4. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
5. Deep Purple - Burn

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Created by HeroMaster47 on 26.04.2017



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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Raw Heavy Metal

Just a little list of intense albums from which stem some raw heavy metal...
Displayed in no strict order.
To avoid doublons, only one album/ep is shown per band ; of course these bands (*thinking of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept...*) also have other awesome albums, so I've just pinned those as a suggestion under the one I've chosen

1. Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
2. Tarot - Spell Of Iron
3. Sortilège - Sortilège
4. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Created by Drizzlewoolf on 27.09.2015



ALBUM TOP 50 OF ALL TIMES

1. Rainbow - Rising
2. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
3. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
5. AC/DC - Powerage

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Created by rivendel on 25.08.2015



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TOP 10 ALBUMS 1970

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
4. Uriah Heep - Very 'eavy... Very 'umble
5. Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come

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Created by rivendel on 24.11.2014



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All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Albums

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
5. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

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Created by anathema_1977 on 01.03.2014



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Best To Worst Deep Purple Albums

The best to worst studio albums by Deep Purple (in my opinion).

1. Deep Purple - Machine Head
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
4. Deep Purple - Burn
5. Deep Purple - Fireball

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Created by Pokermask on 13.12.2013



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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 50 Favourite Metal Albums

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
2. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

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Created by Captain Obvious on 09.08.2013



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"The Greatest Vocalists In Rock & Metal Music"

This is a list with some of the greatest voices in the history of rock/metal music (in alphabetical order - by singer).

I know that there are many more great singers out there (I haven't heard them all!), and I also know that there are some really good singers left out of this list.

The criteria by which the following singers were selected are:

1. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
2. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
3. Watchtower - Control And Resistance
4. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
5. Evanescence - Fallen

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Created by Tzo87 on 07.06.2013



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Songs From The 60's And The 70's I Think Every Metal Fan Should Have Heard

This is a mix of my personal favourite 60's and 70's hard rock/metal songs and the more influential ones, songs that I think every metal fan need to hear. A mix of the most well-known songs to totally obscure stuff. If you think I have missed some important song you can always suggest me.

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Cream - Disraeli Gears
3. Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance

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Created by Aristarchos on 03.12.2012



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Top Albums 0f 1970

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. The Doors - Morrison Hotel
5. Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You

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Created by achil on 20.11.2012



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The Art of Early Hard Music

Only studio albums ordered by release year.

1. The Doors - The Doors
2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
3. The Doors - Strange Days
4. Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
5. Deep Purple - Shades Of Deep Purple

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Created by Vasil de Shumen on 04.05.2012