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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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Circles....

A bunch of albums with a big circle on the cover

1. Karnivool - Sound Awake
2. Skyclad - The Silent Whales Of Lunar Sea
3. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
4. Pentagram - Pentagram
5. Russian Circles - Empros

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Created by farckashkun on 03.04.2015



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Album I Listen To When I Am High (my favourites basically :D )

1. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by High RedOctober on 25.11.2014



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My Favorite 100 Albums

AtoZ (Album)

1. Sadus - A Vision of Misery
2. Insomnium - Above The Weeping World
3. Death Angel - Act III
4. Devin Townsend - Addicted
5. Ihsahn - After

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Created by D.C.O on 22.09.2014



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One-album Metal Wonders

A list of bands who have released just one album. Feel free to recommend!

Edit: If the band released their debut album between 2010-present and they haven't split, they are not viable.

1. ABACABB - Survivalist
2. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
3. Abydos - The Little Boy's Heavy Mental Shadow Opera About The Inhabitants Of His Diary
4. Abyssmal Sorrow - Lament
5. Age Of Silence - Acceleration

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Created by RaduP on 20.09.2014



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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / 100 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 only 2 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 - Below The Lights

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



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Meaningful Death Metal Albums

Death metal is a genre which incorporates anger, energy, cleverness, virtuosity and creativity. Essential albums, one per band.

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Opeth - Damnation
4. Pan.Thy.Monium - Khaooohs
5. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by Droidion on 26.08.2014



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esw1026's Exploration In The Metal World

There are the albums that have impressed me. Alphabetical orders. Hope you enjoy this list.

1. Acatalepsy - Acatalepsy (EP)
2. Across Tundras - Dark Songs of the Prairie
3. Aelter - Dusk Dawn/Follow You Beloved
4. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
5. Ain Sof Aur - Atra Serpens

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Created by esw1026 on 27.08.2013



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A List Of Great One-Man Band Albums

Creating good music might not be an easy task, but most bands in existence consist of multiple members who contribute to the music. One-man bands however are simply musicians who create the music all by themselves, which, in my opinion, is very impressive. Because of the fact that there are quite a few of these talented musicians, I created this list. Of course there are many more one-man band albums than I have listed here and that's why I'm open to suggestions. So be sure to give me recommendations and also let me know if I listed the "wrong" album by a band (in your opinion). Lastly, the list is ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. I only add 1 (full-length) album per band (and only albums that are featured on MS).

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession
4. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
5. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis

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Created by Erik M. on 26.08.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



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Top 70 Favorite Albums Of All Time

Well, the title says it all...

1. Vision Divine - Stream Of Consciousness
2. In Flames - The Jester Race
3. Dream Theater - Images And Words
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. In Flames - Whoracle

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Created by Dead Eternity on 11.10.2012



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Iron Recommends: A Metal Selection

Yep, one of those lists. Everyone has one, so I thought I'd make a list of metal albums I really recommend.

This is not an absolute "best-of" list, for a few reasons:
1) I stick to one album per band, unless there's been a drastic style shift (like Katatonia's).
2) I try to cover all major subgenres fairly, so I have something for everyone. It counterbalances the tendency to list all the cool bands in a style I'm into right now (like drone or epic doom).

1. Warning - Watching From a Distance
2. Candlemass - Nightfall
3. Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory of the Bizarre Reverend
4. Pagan Altar - The Lords Of Hypocrisy
5. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls

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Created by IronAngel on 11.09.2012



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90s Favourites (Some Obvious Choices, Some Good And Some Odd)

A list of 90s albums I enjoyed throughout the decade, some I discovered later.

1. Marillion - Brave
2. Dream Theater - Awake
3. Marillion - Holidays In Eden
4. Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray
5. Rush - Test For Echo

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Created by slim pickings on 26.03.2012



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My Top Albums Of The Decade: 1990's (On Going)

1. Death - Human
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
4. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
5. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

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Created by Red_Travis on 11.02.2012



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Favorites

1. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
2. Opeth - Damnation
3. Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
4. Anathema - Alternative 4
5. Insomnium - In The Halls Of Awaiting

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Created by Menathuryn on 20.11.2011



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