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Ten Years Listening To Metal: A List

Well... it's been a hell of a ride. The truth is: i can't leave metal, and i can't live without it.
Many albums and bands have passed through my ears since 2004 and the first time i listened to a metal recording. I've been drifting from genre to genre with time, and i've always found something interesting that keeps my head moving. Now, i gather the best of those pieces that blew my mind in some moment. Many are standards, but some aren't.

1. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
2. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
3. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
4. Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle
5. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

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Created by AlvarUgo on 07.03.2014



A Progressive Journey (With Very Little Avantgarde)

Progressive rock / metal and some avantgarde - what I have in my collection. Would love suggestions to add to it.

1. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2. Animals As Leaders - Weightless
3. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
4. Ayreon - The Human Equation
5. Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything

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Created by Progfiggit on 22.02.2014



Albums Of The Year (1970-Present)

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
3. Deep Purple - Machine Head
4. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
5. King Crimson - Red

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 09.02.2014



Favourite Album By Year

Well here's a challenge - my favourite albums for each year since 1980. A challenge because in some instances there's too many awesome albums to pick from and in other years not many stand outs.

In the end the list turns out to not be a list of overall favourites as some years featured more than one awesome album.

1. Carcass - Surgical Steel
2. Accept - Stalingrad
3. Anthrax - Worship Music
4. Overkill - Ironbound
5. Megadeth - Endgame

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Created by deadone on 14.01.2014



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Prog Amazing Favourites

Without following any specific order. Some albums are more power/symphonic/thrash than prog but for some reasons i thought they deserved a place in this list.

1. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
3. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Sun Caged - The Lotus Effect

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Created by Donnie Darko on 07.12.2013



My Top 100 Albums Of All Time (At The Moment)

We all have our favorite albums that speak to us all as individuals, these are the 100 albums at the moment that really speak to me.

1. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 14.11.2013



My Top 100 Albums

My top 100 Albums, Sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. !T.O.O.H! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by MetalDoomMaster on 09.11.2013



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Rock & Metal Ballads Collection

Compilation of many Hard Rock or Metal Ballads I've heard. Bands and Albums are ordered by name alphabetically.

1. Accept - Balls To The Wall
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
3. Accept - Eat The Heat
4. Adagio - Underworld
5. Aerosmith - Aerosmith

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Created by Alpha on 27.09.2013



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Evolution: Sailing The Seas Of Prog

Recently, instead of scouring too much the albums of the year I'm in, I decided to take a deeper journey and appreciate progressive music (prog metal/rock). While I'm still in the early beginnings of my journey, I decided to make a list to the albums I fully listen to so that I can keep charting my voyage in these vast seas. Some albums are not yet added because I need to listen them well and grab my favorites out, and some bands are on queue. I'm also eager to hear some recommendations, so thanks in advance for them!

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
3. Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia
4. Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence
5. Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons [EP]

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Created by Iron Nostarion on 22.09.2013



My List

1. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2. Psychotic Waltz - Bleeding
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II

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Created by Dzidziafon on 09.09.2013



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Favorite Albums As Of 20

Well, I can't afford every album I want so I'm going off of my August 2013 count of about 700 albums. First time I've ever done this so it may be quite scattered.

This is personal and not like a Rust in Peace, then Black Sabbath, then Painkiller type of list. Time to destroy.

1. Stratovarius - Visions
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Yes - Close to the Edge
4. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
5. Ayreon - 01011001

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Created by Gopherhawk on 10.08.2013



Top 11 Favorite Progressive Jams

Here are my favorite 11 songs (time frames included) that have the best progressive jams I could recall from memory. These are prime examples that really make me love metal. Whether it be brilliant solos, adroit syncopation, sick drum solos or amazing composition with hooks and turns that will keep you listening, these sections surely put the" progressive" stamp on these bands. Please let me know if you are aware of more song with kick ass progressive jams in them, and I'll add them to the list. There's a really good Dream Theater one that is better than the one I listed, but I can't recall.

1. Akercocke - Sheltered By the Sand
2. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
3. Darkwater - Shattered
4. Ihsahn - Called By The Fire
5. Nevermore - The Politics of Ecstasy

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Created by Carrion Misery on 09.08.2013



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mz's Most Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

Progressive metal is one of my most favorite musical genres. The most interesting thing about this genre is the musical flexibility and the fact that progressive metal can come into different forms and this makes progressive metal one of the most divers genres of metal. For me, progressive metal is not just about stupid technicality and soulless show off. For this reason, my definition of progressive metal might be a little different from others. Progressive rock and metal were meant to put aside musical boundaries but nowadays it seems that being complex, technical, "intelligent", ambitious and pretentious is an inherent quality of prog metal genres. Screw this bullshits. Here are my most favorite prog metal albums. They might sometime be technical and complex but they all have their own soul in my opinion.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
5. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

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Created by mz on 21.07.2013



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



Guitar Work

This is a list of bands featuring some of the best guitar work. This covers overall writing, riffs, grooves, and whatnot.
It isn't really in any particular order.

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. Leprous - Tall Poppy Syndrome
4. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate
5. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 24.05.2013



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