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My 75 Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

just some idiots list of his favorite albums ever. not in order

1. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
4. Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
5. Asking Alexandria - The Black

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Created by VIG on 24.04.2016



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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



Greatest Unconventional Metal Albums

1. Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
2. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with Sand
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
5. Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon

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Created by dann2118 on 12.03.2016



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Some Fine Death Metal

Here's a little list displaying my personal favorite death metal albums, based on the same idea as my heavy metal list, thus stressing the raw and the genuine. For me death metal has to be crushing, then coloured with atmosphere. Some of my choices may seem exotic, considering the list overall, but it's what broadens it. Rules : one album per band, the order isn't strict (still bottom albums are weaker than their predecessors). Many good tbdm bands are lacking, mostly because of their unfitting sound. If you think some kick-ass piece are missing, don't hesitate to suggest them. Enjoy.

1. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
2. Suffocation - Pierced From Within
3. Gorguts - Obscura
4. Cynic - Focus
5. Septicflesh - Εσοπτρον

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Created by Drizzlewoolf on 25.02.2016



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Zach's Picks: Extreme Progressive Metal

The music of progressive metal features complex, layered arrangements in longer than typical songs, often including lengthy instrumental passages allowing the performers to display technical proficiency and interplay. Many time signature changes are common, as is the incorporation of Western classical music influences. The sound is generally driven by the guitars and drums, but it is quite typical to add elements non-standard to rock or metal such as synthesizers and an array of orchestral elements.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

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Created by zach_buddie on 28.01.2016



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Diverge's Alternative/Prog/Jazz/Avant-Garde Favs

LATEST EDIT: March 27/2016- Added a whole bunch of progressive rock albums; processing earlier suggestions on the list.

Assembled below are some choice selections in alternative metal, prog rock, prog metal, jazz and avant-garde metal. I don't necessarily consider these styles to be my favourite (I do have a penchant for post-metal and cavernous death metal these days), but they have been the foundations of my taste for the last seven or eight years.

1. ALTERNATIVE METAL & GRUNGE SELECTIONS
2. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
3. Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
4. Karnivool - Asymmetry
5. Blindead - Absence

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Created by Diverge on 28.12.2015



Favorite Albums Of All Time

1. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2. Vio-lence - Eternal Nightmare
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
5. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

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Created by FatesOpeth on 16.12.2015



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100 Greatest Metal Bands

Pretty self-explanatory, with a couple caveats: first, this is mostly just a list of my favorite metal bands in approximate order (after the top 10 or so the order matters far less), with extra weight given to influence and timelessness of sound; and second, the albums selected are not necessarily the band's "best" album, or even my personal favorite -- they are the albums that I feel best represent the band's classic sound and/or well-represent the span of their career. List includes all sub-genres of metal and some post-metal metal. Feel free to spew your hatred below. \m/ (xx) \m/

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by saw_you_drown on 03.06.2015



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Guib's Essentials (Alphabetical Order)

Well, this is a very simple list and something you've probably seen a lot of other MS users do in the past. Basically, I'm just going to list the albums I wouldn't live without, my all time gems. There's no particular ''Genre'' that I'll be covering and I will also try to limit myself to one album per band and 3 favorite tracks (even though all the albums there have no bad tracks IMO, of course some exceptions may apply). Of course this is just an ''opinion'' list, meaning that I'm not saying these albums are all masterpieces or whatnot, it's just my personal favorites. I hope you'll agree with me and if not well, doesn't matter... Oh Also I'm only adding MS featured albums. I might add some comments in time for couple albums.

1. Absu - The Third Storm Of Cythrául
2. AC/DC - High Voltage
3. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
4. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
5. Anata - The Conductor's Departure

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Created by Guib on 02.05.2015



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The Top Of Death's Crystal Mountain (150 Greatest Death Metal Albums)

*** MAX 3 ALBUMS PER ARTIST!!! (Except Death) Also... While extra weight will be given to classic death metal albums, this list will also include exceptional examples of melodic death, death-grind, technical/progressive death, death-thrash, and blackened death. LPs ONLY. *** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\

1. Death - Symbolic
2. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
3. Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting The Insalubrious
4. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
5. Death - Human

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Created by saw_you_drown on 08.04.2015



The Book of Heavy Metal

8.5, 25, 9

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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Created by nemesisrex88 on 25.02.2015



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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / 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 3 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 - Ruun

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



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The Worst "Popular" Metal Albums

I realize the importance of these albums to the genres, and the influence they have had. however I do not find these albums really that great and pleasurable due to the competition and elimination through these decades of musical evolution. I respect these bands for releasing something so creative, conceptual and also brought us to the new dimension in the past.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Accept - Restless And Wild
5. Accept - Balls To The Wall

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Created by God Buster 鬼 on 20.08.2014



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Top 100 Albums (No Repeating Bands)

I do my best to feel confident about my top 10, After that 11-100 are just alphabetical.

1. Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
2. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
3. Evergrey - The Inner Circle
4. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
5. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

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Created by LascaillesShroud on 23.04.2014



Top 10 Death Metal Albums

1. Bolt Thrower - WarMaster
2. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
3. Deicide - Once Upon The Cross
4. Death - Leprosy
5. Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated

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Created by AmongTheWarMastr on 06.02.2014



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