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Now That's What I Call Range: Highest Highs And Lowest Lows

A list of bands ordered by the biggest difference between their highest rated album on MS and their lowest rated album on MS. Finally my Excel skills paid off. Some ratings may be a bit outdated. Open to suggestions because I barely scratched the surface.

1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2. Metallica - Lulu [Collaboration]
3. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
4. Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
5. Machine Head - The Blackening

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Created by RaduP on 14.11.2019



Top 100 Albums Of All Time

Current Top 100 as of September 2019. Having listened to metal for 45 years or so - here are my favourites (favourite track). One album limit per band. Enjoy!

1. Absu - Absu
2. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by Longships on 12.09.2019



Best Albums 1990-1999

1. Grip Inc. - Solidify
2. x - x
3. x - x
4. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
5. x - x

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Created by CamilleHuot on 26.01.2019



My Favourite Albums of All Time (Ordered) (Updated: Jun-19)

I've been listening to Metal since 2005 and it has become my biggest passion in life.

Rarely a day goes past that I don't listen to it in one form or another. The bands I listened to in my teens inspired me to pick up the guitar (and later drums) and start making music of my own.

Metal means everything to me and I would be lost without it. So in my hunt to discover as many new bands as possible, here are the albums that have stood out and made the largest impact on me:

1. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
2. Trivium - Shogun
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
4. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by Paulh on 06.10.2018



Record Of The Year

An attempt to walk through almost 40 years of metal records, trying to pick one (and only one) record each year. The record that should be listened to at least once in life.
Some years are difficult because there are too many classics and in many situations the record that made it in the list is not my favorite by the band, but the one who had weaker competitors (and some of my favorite bands are not in the list too, for the same reason).

1. AC/DC - Back In Black
2. Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
3. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
4. Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by pdepmcp on 21.08.2018



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Best Albums Of 1992

1. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
2. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
3. Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel
4. Danzig - Danzig III - How The Gods Kill
5. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 29.07.2018



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Best Album From Each Year

Unfinished as I still have to catch up on more recent years. Also all of the places on the list are of course subject to change as I discover more music from each year.

My taste is very much centred around the power of the riff. That means most of the albums on this list are thrash, death, heavy, black, or some offshoot of those genres.

1. After The Burial - Dig Deep
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Carcass - Surgical Steel
4. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
5. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony

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Created by ZOMBIESiTellsYa on 16.04.2018



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Best Metal Albums Ever (IMO)

Metal albums that blow me away every time I hear them. Loosely ordered... list gets less organized as it goes on. My favorite song from each album is included.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
2. Faith No More - Angel Dust
3. Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Tool - Ænima
5. Metallica - ...And Justice for All

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Created by matthewdurham on 09.05.2017



If You Could Listen To Only One Song Per Band, That Would Be

1. Agent Steel - Unstoppable Force
2. Annihilator - Alice in Hell
3. Anthrax - Among the Living
4. Artillery - By Inheritance
5. Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit

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Created by Athropos on 27.02.2017



Dietrich's Top 50 From The 90's

1. Paradise Lost - Gothic
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. Dissection - The Somberlain
4. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
5. Deicide - Deicide

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Created by Dietrich on 12.02.2017



Dietrich's Top 50 From The 90's

1. Paradise Lost - Gothic
2. Tiamat - Wildhoney
3. Dissection - The Somberlain
4. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
5. Deicide - Deicide

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Created by Lord Abortion on 04.02.2017



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Yet Another Useless Folking List

This is a list of all the folk metal albums I have listened to that I found to be of at least marginal quality. It is purely for my own organizational purposes and is not meant to be a definitive statement about the genre; for that reason, there are some bands that don't entirely fit the description, or particular albums that may not be exactly folk metal themselves but are by folk metal bands.

1. Elvenking - Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire
2. Forefather - Ours Is The Kingdom
3. Forefather - Steadfast
4. Forefather - Last Of The Line
5. Dalriada - Áldás

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 17.05.2016



Metal Records Up!

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Overkill - The Years Of Decay

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Created by Hugo Munoz on 23.02.2016



TOP ALBUMS OF 1992

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
3. Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider
4. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
5. Joe Satriani - The Extremist

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Created by achil on 31.12.2015



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M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites

Simple ranking of all my favorite albums. Favorite song from the album in the notes. Sure to change/expand as I learn and explore more within metal.

1. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
3. Ayreon - 01011001
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by M0rkeleb on 16.10.2015