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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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Best Metal Vocalists

*** /\ UNDER CONSTRUCTION /\ *** READ ME *** List of the best metal vocalists across all subgenres. The album that best exhibits their vocals will represent them -- not necessarily the best album they appear on. I will limit myself to the very top of each sungenre (i.e. death, black, doom, etc.) for variety's sake. Also -- AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT -- I consider several criteria, not just raw talent. Some of the criteria are vocal range, versatility, command of voice, fit/compatibility with band, feeling/emotion/energy and originality. Feel free to bitch and moan below. \m/

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. King Diamond - Abigail
3. Savatage - Gutter Ballet
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave

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Created by saw_you_drown on 20.04.2015

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Old-school Metal: The Must-haves

The must-have albums of old school heavy metal. Includes genres like Traditional, NWOBHM, U.S.P.M., Speed, Epic, Doom, and prog.

1. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
2. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
3. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
4. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
5. Angel Witch - Angel Witch

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Created by CrimsonGlory_ on 07.03.2015

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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Brimbly-Brambly Bucka-Bucka Woozle-Wuzzle It's A Doom List.

I find it difficult to keep track of all the doom bands and albums that I enjoy, and they are beginning to pile up. To combat the situation, I've devised this list of quality doom releases for quick reference. It's not in a very specific order, but there is a general sense that one could be imposed upon it. The first few are definitely my favorites, but after that point it degenerates into a general collection of albums that I like.

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Warning - Watching From A Distance
3. Woods Of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
4. Hamferð - Evst
5. Hamferð - Vilst Er Síðsta Fet

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 24.01.2015


1. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
2. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
3. Pretty Maids - Future World
4. Def Leppard - Hysteria
5. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

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Created by achil on 14.12.2014

My TOP 31 Favorite Albums From All Style

These are my rankings for all times of what personally like. Regardless of the style and year. Can someone to his appeal grutine and they are great ... Please comment if you wish.

1. The Ruins Of Beverast - Blood Vaults (The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer)
2. Evoken - Antithesis Of Light
3. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
4. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
5. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane

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Created by bgcasio on 05.12.2014

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The Painters Of Metal

Album art is a crucial element to what makes a great album become monumental to the music fan. It gives us a vision and a feeling through visual sensations that are linked in the mind to the sounds that embody those ideas. A great album is intertwined into those concrete images and the two aspects make them whole. The following is a list of albums by some of the most influential, well known illustrators in the Arts Community. These artists are key figures in relation to how famous their art has become either by the success of the bands they worked for or the popularity of their own work.

1. Electric Wizard - Electric Wizard
2. Darkthrone - F.O.A.D.
3. Cradle Of Filth - Midian
4. Converge - Jane Doe
5. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth

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Created by MisfitMel on 30.10.2014

All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Albums

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
5. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

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Created by anathema_1977 on 01.03.2014

Top 20 Albums Of 1987

Metal albums from 1987

1. Anthrax - Among The Living
2. Artillery - Terror Squad
3. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
4. Candlemass - Nightfall
5. Toxik - World Circus

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Created by JCJen7 on 26.02.2014

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The "Must Have" And The "Could Have" Metal Albums Of The 80's

These are the 100 essential hard rock/metal albums of the 80's, as were selected by the Greek Magazine "Metal Hammer". (August 2001)

The albums followed by a star are the "must have", whereas the rest albums are the "could have".

1. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
2. AC/DC - Back In Black
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
4. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations
5. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

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Created by Kitharistas87 on 25.08.2013

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My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Aquilus - Griseus
3. King Diamond - Abigail
4. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
5. Candlemass - Nightfall

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Created by NecroGabo on 25.08.2013

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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 4: Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal

Last Updated: May 15 2015

A collection of my favorite doom, death doom, funeral doom, stoner, drone and sludge metal albums. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly so remember to stop by every so often!

The ★ signifies an album that is borderline perfect. Can you find them all?

1. Ablaze In Hatred - The Quietude Plains
2. Abysmal Grief - Abysmal Grief
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Acid King - Busse Woods
5. Anathema - Serenades

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Created by Fearmeister on 01.08.2013

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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

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