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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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Albums From The 90s That Inspire Me

These are the 90s albums that inspire me in creating my own music. No particular order.

1. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
2. Opeth - Morningrise
3. Tiamat - Wildhoney
4. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
5. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by Arcanewind on 02.02.2016



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Zach's Picks: Extreme Progressive Metal

The music of progressive metal features complex, layered arrangements in longer than typical songs, often including lengthy instrumental passages allowing the performers to display technical proficiency and interplay. Many time signature changes are common, as is the incorporation of Western classical music influences. The sound is generally driven by the guitars and drums, but it is quite typical to add elements non-standard to rock or metal such as synthesizers and an array of orchestral elements.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

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Created by zach_buddie on 28.01.2016



Top 10 Concept Albums

1. Opeth - Still Life
2. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by JulesKG on 21.01.2016



Top 10 MeloDeath Albums

1. In Flames - The Jester Race
2. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
3. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
4. In Flames - Whoracle
5. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by JulesKG on 27.11.2015



Top 30 Albums Of 1996

1. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
2. Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
3. Tool - Ænima
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Edge of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 27.09.2015



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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A Progressive Metal Journey

1. 1980's
2. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
3. Slauter Xstoyes - Winter Kill
4. Watch Tower - Energetic Disassembly
5. Trilogy - Life On Earth

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Created by Floflo79 on 04.06.2015



100 Greatest Metal Bands

Pretty self-explanatory, with a couple caveats: first, this is mostly just a list of my favorite metal bands in approximate order (after the top 10 or so the order matters far less), with extra weight given to influence and timelessness of sound; and second, the albums selected are not necessarily the band's "best" album, or even my personal favorite -- they are the albums that I feel best represent the band's classic sound and/or well-represent the span of their career. List includes all sub-genres of metal and some post-metal metal. Feel free to spew your hatred below. \m/ (xx) \m/

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by saw_you_drown on 03.06.2015



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Best Metal Vocalists

*** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\ *** READ ME *** List of the best metal vocalists across all subgenres. The album that best exhibits their vocals will represent them -- not necessarily the best album they appear on. I will limit myself to the very top of each sungenre (i.e. death, black, doom, etc.) for variety's sake. Also -- AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -- I consider several criteria, not just raw talent. Some of the criteria are vocal range, versatility, command of voice, fit/compatibility with band, feeling/emotion/energy and originality. Feel free to bitch and moan below. \m/

1. King Diamond - Abigail
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
4. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
5. Queensrÿche - Empire

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Created by saw_you_drown on 20.04.2015



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The Top Of Death's Crystal Mountain (150 Greatest Death Metal Albums)

*** MAX 3 ALBUMS PER ARTIST!!! (Except Death) Also... While extra weight will be given to classic death metal albums, this list will also include exceptional examples of melodic death, death-grind, technical/progressive death, death-thrash, and blackened death. LPs ONLY. *** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
3. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
4. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
5. Death - Human

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Created by saw_you_drown on 08.04.2015



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So I Heard You Like Opeth...

My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS
Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

"Which bands sound like Opeth?" It seems that perennial question has plagued fans and non-fans of the band alike since their inception. I have created this list in an effort to guide those hapless souls to the answer. Feast your eyes the exhaustive list of bands who take the word influence too literally (barring the obvious) for the better or...for you to decide. Enjoy and don't hesitate to recommend any bands fitting this description.

1. Alley - Amphibious
2. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
3. Dan Swanö - Moontower
4. Dark Suns - Grave Human Genuine
5. De Profundis - The Emptiness Within

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Created by LeKiwi on 07.04.2015



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MZ's Favorite Death Metal Albums

My favarite death metal records. I avoided making this list for long because
a) I've suggested many of these albums on the lists of the others
b) many of them appear on my other lists
c) my knowledge on OSDM is extremely shallow
In the other words, this is a shit list and I admit it. Any help for improvement in the form of suggestions is appreciated.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Pod Vládou Biče (Under The Reign Of The Whip)
2. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
3. Adversarial - Death, Endless Nothing And The Black Knife Of Nihilism
4. Altars - Paramnesia
5. Antediluvian - λόγος

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Created by mz on 04.03.2015



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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Suggestion For Arda's Friends

first of all, this list is not a best or something like that. we use to chat a lot about arts like, music, movies and books. we recommend this things to each other, we have IMDb for movies, Goodreads for books and here Metal Storm for music which is mostly metal we listen...
this list has no particular order, nor any rules and meaning! i just put my recommendation based on our talks there, here, so they can keep track. if it's useful for you, let me know and i'll be glad
oh, one last thing, this list will be updated regularly with more additional notes

1. Adimiron - Timelapse
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
4. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
5. Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle

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Created by MHShokuhi on 31.01.2015



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