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Yet Another Useless Folking List

This is the folk edition of the lists I make to keep track of my own preferences and possibly make diehard fans of the genre cry with my apparent ignorance and incorrect opinions. There may even be some crossover with my black metal list, because I live for the thrill of committing horrendous musical crimes.

1. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
2. Forefather - Steadfast
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Eluveitie - Origins
5. Eluveitie - Slania

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 17.05.2016



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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



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Albums You Should Check Out Instead Of New Dream Theater

Dream Theater are good for what they are, and what they are is a stepping stone into prog. To be fair, they have some great albums (WDADU, I&W, and Awake), but once Kevin Moore left, it's been a steady decline, leaving nothing but scattered moments.
These bands are, in a way, the 'next step.' They represent the meat of prog, in albums that showcase the range of the genre.

1. Anekdoten - Vemod
2. Arcane - Known​/​Learned
3. Arena - Contagion
4. Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic: Part Two
5. Communic - Waves of Visual Decay

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 05.02.2016



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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015



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



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Top 30 Albums Of 2004

1. Wintersun - Wintersun
2. Mastodon - Leviathan
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
5. Pain of Salvation - "BE"

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 02.07.2015



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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. Alda - :Tahoma:
5. Alice in Chains - Dirt

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Created by JēkabsFiļi on 10.11.2014



Favorite Straight-Through Listens

1. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
3. Galneryus - Vetelgyus
4. In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
5. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World

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Created by chomskeet on 12.10.2014



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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / Best prog Albums Ever .

So here we are again . After many years of dedication and love to this music that we call progressive metal, here are some of the best albums that ever existed and made the earth a better place . Give to these albums the attention and the respect they deserve and you will be fully awarded. I think i will try and limit this list to 3 cd's maximum per band to make this thing more challenging .

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



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The Best Albums of All Time

The best albums of all time. Only the 10/10s.

The list expands as I find new albums that are worth being in the list.

1. Tesseract - Altered State
2. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
3. Septicflesh - Communion
4. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
5. Desire - Infinity... A Timeless Journey Through An Emotional Dream

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Created by Ichinose on 20.08.2014



TOP 10 ALBUMS 2004

1. Cradle Of Filth - Nymphetamine
2. Nightwish - Once
3. Wintersun - Wintersun
4. Kataklysm - Serenity In Fire
5. Machine Head - Through The Ashes Of Empires

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Created by rivendel on 12.06.2014



Top 25 Albums Of 2004

1. Edguy - King Of Fools
2. Pain Of Salvation - "BE"
3. Edguy - Hellfire Club
4. Nightwish - Once
5. Ayreon - The Human Equation

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Created by andreosokin on 12.12.2013



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My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Aquilus - Griseus
3. King Diamond - Abigail
4. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
5. Candlemass - Nightfall

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Created by NecroGabo on 25.08.2013



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



Guitar Work

This is a list of bands featuring some of the best guitar work. This covers overall writing, riffs, grooves, and whatnot.
It isn't really in any particular order.

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
4. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate
5. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 24.05.2013



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