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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



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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Thrash Til Death!

Just a list of classic thrash albums I really enjoy, since thrash has had such a good year this year. They are in no particular order.

1. Annihilator - Alice In Hell
2. Anthrax - Among The Living
3. Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
4. Artillery - By Inheritance
5. Assassin - The Upcoming Terror

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Created by mute30rp on 26.10.2016



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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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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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Favorite Albums By Year (1980-2015)

1. Judas Priest - British Steel
2. Venom - Welcome To Hell
3. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
4. Slayer - Show No Mercy
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by me<3mertl on 08.02.2015



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



Lamb Of God, Best To Worst

My rundown of Lamb of God's discography.

1. Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn
2. Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake
3. Lamb of God - Resolution
4. Lamb of God - Burn the Priest
5. Lamb of God - New American Gospel

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Created by flightoficarus on 22.10.2014



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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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Best Albums Of 2000-2010

In no order, just the my favorite of that decade.

1. Swallow the Sun - The Morning Never Came
2. Equilibrium - Sagas
3. The Defaced - Karma in Black
4. Susperia - Vindication
5. Masterplan - Aeronautics

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Created by EnigmaLake on 08.06.2014



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The Best 30 Songs To Play On The Drums!

Hello this is my list of the best and most fun songs to play on the drums for me. The only rule I tried to keep it to two songs per band and has to be metal (or very close to it). Enjoy
Also the songs I didn't add, but are very fun are Liquid Tension Experiment: Paradigm Shift, Another Dimension, Blotted Science: Oscillation Cycles, and Rush: Spirit of the Radio.

1. Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
2. Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Animals as Leaders - Animals as Leaders
5. Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia

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Created by Oracles on 07.08.2013



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My Humble List Of Favorite Albums (not In Order)

1. Dio - Holy Diver
2. Huntress - Spell Eater
3. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
4. Judas Priest - British Steel
5. Nightmare - Insurrection

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Created by illidant on 28.07.2013



Coolingsrock's Best Of 2004..WHAT'S METAL?

Ordered from Best to worst. let me know of some albums worth listening to from 2004.

1. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
2. Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion
3. Gwar - War Party
4. All That Remains - This Darkened Heart
5. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns

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Created by Coolingsrock on 04.10.2012



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Kick Ass Shit I Can't Get Enuff Of!!!

Here are some totally Brootal albums I can't get enuff of! In alphabetical order...

1. Aeon - Rise To Dominate
2. Aeon - Bleeding The False
3. Aeon - Path Of Fire
4. Behemoth - The Apostasy
5. Blood Red Throne - Altered Genesis

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Created by I_Die_Often on 28.07.2012



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My Most Popular Albums

From last.fm (27.07.12)

1. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
4. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
5. Machine Head - Through The Ashes Of Empires

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Created by IlCains on 27.07.2012