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Black Metal Cover Arts Which I Think Are Stunning And Interesting

I list the black metal artworks which are the most different and appealing, at least for my eyes, and give a brief excuse for a somewhat explanation of why I think it.
Edit: As suggested, I gave a link to the inages of the albums not feat. here non MS. For all the other ones... Well, one can always click on the album name.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Ad Hominem - Dictator
5. Alcest - Le Secret

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Created by Karlabos on 29.11.2013



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2010 - From the Awesome to the Awful

Here is the 2010 edition of my very straight forward top lists.

1. Ophis - Withered Shades
2. Ophelia - Do Sympathy With Your Fantasy
3. Consummatum Est - Hypnagogia
4. Dråpsnatt - Hymner Till Undergången
5. An Autumn For Crippled Children - Lost

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Created by Draugen on 23.09.2012



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Beyond Ancient Space

1. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by Amo del Merol on 22.09.2012



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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012



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Sync's Top Black Metal Albums

A-Z order. Contains:

Proto-Black Metal
Black Metal
Ambient/Atmospheric Black Metal
Depressive Black Metal

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Anti - The Insignificance Of Life
3. Avsky - Scorn
4. Bal-Sagoth - Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
5. Bathory - Blood Fire Death

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Created by Sync on 01.05.2012



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My Black Metal

1. ...And Oceans - Cypher
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Agathodaimon - Serpent's Embrace
4. Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by Amo del Merol on 20.09.2011



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Doom...

Slow/Post/Depress/Funeral/Love/Gloom/Beauty/Sorrow/Obscure/Cold/Avantgarde/Atmospheric/Diferente...

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Ablaze In Hatred - Deceptive Awareness
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans

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Created by Amo del Merol on 08.07.2011



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My Favorites Of 2010

This list isn't really in a set order except the first five, which really were just far and away my top 5. Then everything up to Aspera (or Above Symmetry as they are now called...I will keep it as Aspera for the list purposes tho, since that is who they were when the album was released) is the next tier. Everything after that is kinda in shambles. I tried to keep it to top 25 like my other lists, but there were some on the fringe of making this list, so feel free to check out my album votes for the near misses.

1. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2. In Mourning - Monolith
3. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards

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Created by MeloDeathViking on 25.05.2011



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Daggon's Top Top Top Of 2010

1. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
2. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Todtgelichter - Angst
5. Procession - Destroyers Of The Faith

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Created by Daggon on 30.03.2011



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Top Albums Of 2010

The 2010 records which (I think) are worth attention.

1. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
2. Solefald - Norrøn Livskunst
3. Agrypnie - 16[485]
4. A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves of Spring
5. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

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Created by elusiveness on 07.01.2011



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Favourite Albums Of 2010

This is my fav of 2010
I include all styles since I can 1 list per week so I did all in one start whit a doom

1. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards
2. Heaven Grey - Falling Mist
3. Hooded Priest - Devil Worship Reckoning
4. Mourning Lenore - Loosely Bounded Infinities
5. My Silent Wake - IV Et Lux Perpetua

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Created by Bad English on 06.01.2011



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Konrad's Top 20 Albums Of 2010

What a harsh year this has been to fans of metal. We're not even through December and I'm still fearing that another one of our beloved musicians might get sick and die. The year certainly wasn't as massive as 2009, but luckily had quite a strong finish. If there's one thing that the albums have in common, it's that they're all completely unique. Bands that try something different will always score more points in my book. Here are the ones that I believe will continue to have the biggest impact on the way metal will evolve in the coming decade. Without further ado, I present to you my top 20 albums of 2010. Enjoy, minions!

1. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
2. Ihsahn - After
3. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Sorgeldom - Inner Receivings

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Created by Konrad on 14.12.2010



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Top 15 Of 2010

Updated in 19/9/2011

1. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
2. Year Of No Light - Ausserwelt
3. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards
4. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
5. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

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Created by InnerSelf on 12.09.2010



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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to one album per band and only those featured on Metal Storm.
I feel these albums demonstrate certain qualities that can be of enjoyment to someone who is interested in avantgarde, experimental, extreme, fusion, jazz, post rock, and technical forms of metal.


1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010