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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



My Top 50 Albums

This serves as a memory note, pretty much.

1. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
2. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
3. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
4. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by Risto on 23.02.2016



Acuros' collection ratings (0.5 scale)

My album ratings, because Metalstorm's default album rating fineness of 1 does not satify me and because several albums are not featured here, partially due the fact not being metal or at least rock.

Ordered by rating, band, album release date

1. Árstíðir - Árstíðir
2. Bent Knee - Shiny Eyed Babies
3. Corsair - One Eyed Horse
4. Echolyn - Mei
5. Gorguts - Colored Sands

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Created by Acuros on 05.01.2016



Growing's Top Metal Albums

Basically, what I consider to be the best albums in metal history, at this moment in my life (that's why it's quite a thrash-centric list).
criterias: memorable riffs/ideas/vocals, song-writing,originality,importance in metal history, diversity/conistency ratio, passion/pathos/conviction
One Album per Band.

1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
2. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Death - Leprosy
5. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

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Created by Growing on 30.11.2015



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Top 30 Favorite Albums Of My Entire Life

not in the most favorite or alphabetic Sort
Just there
few of the best things i did hear in my entire life include the sound of nature

1. Saturnus - Saturn in Ascension
2. Leprous - The Congregation
3. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
4. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
5. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

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Created by B.Wood on 13.09.2015



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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



Top 100 Albums Of The 2000's [REVAMPED]

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
5. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 20.08.2015



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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



Top 30 Albums Of 2009

1. Cormorant - Metazoa
2. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
4. Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
5. Amorphis - Skyforger

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 24.05.2015



Top Albums 2009

Well, here I put my personal top with which to me have been the best albums of 2009. They are not all they are, but if they all are.

1. Disarmonia Mundi - The Isolation Game
2. Obscura - Cosmogenesis
3. Sybreed - The Pulse Of Awakening
4. The Black Dahlia Murder - Deflorate
5. Asphyx - Death...The Brutal Way

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Created by kam1kaze on 18.03.2015



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My Favorite Albums (in No Particular Order)

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
3. Rush - 2112
4. AC/DC - Back in Black
5. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance

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Created by Dalleo on 16.02.2015



Top Albums In My Collection In Alphabetical Order

My most listened to and favourite albums in my collection.

1. AC/DC - High Voltage
2. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
3. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
4. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
5. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall

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Created by baumer on 14.12.2014



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A Brief History Of Taste

My musical journey seems to be radically different to most that I've seen, so here are some defining albums (one per band) for my taste in list form. There are, of course, quite a few here that I don't listen to anymore.

Generally chronological.

1. .
2.
3. Muse - Absolution
4. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
5. Maxïmo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures

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Created by Wukk on 24.11.2014



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Chobo's Choices For Top 25 Favourite Albums

Here is a list of my favourite albums of all time (that are on Metalstorm). I have limited it to one album per band. The albums are ordered in alphabetical order. The list is subject to change over time, but nearly all albums on here are set in stone and have been extremely influential on my musical tastes. If you think you have an album that could squeak its way onto this list, by all means suggest away.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 13.10.2014



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