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Top Ten Riffs Of Each Decade

While the order in each decade is purely personal preference, there are several rules for a song qualifying for the list. First off, the band has to be notable. I'm not going to define what that means, but I'm sure you'd agree all the bands in the list are notable. There are plenty of riffs from obscure bands I'd rather put, but I know my love for Tarby doesn't make him the greatest riff maker of the 21st century. Second, each artist can only appear once in a decade, this is to prevent the best riff makers from hogging the list and adding some variety, showing how metal has changed over time. Decades are measured by when the song was recorded, not released, and when it's unclear the beginning of recording is used. This is mainly because a lot of definitive early metal songs were released in 1970, but recorded in 1969. Third, the song itself has to be notable. Here are things that can qualify as being notable: the song was release as a single, has music video made for it, was released as a single, was the title track for an album (note that Crawl through Knives meets this criteria because it was the original title for Come Clarity, and there is no way in hell Come Clarity is getting best riff of the decade ), is included on a greatest hits compilation album, was nominated for a Grammy or musical award of similar caliber, was included as a track in a notable film or video game, was covered by a notable band, or has a Wikipedia page for some miscellaneous reason. Finally, the song needs to be metal. Misirlou gets the pass despite predating metal as it was probably the single most influential song on the development of metal, and while many of the other songs in the other songs are better classified as hard rock, I can find a source listing them as heavy metal.

1. 60s:
2. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

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Created by Ganondox on 04.08.2017



In Flames Albums Ranked

1. In Flames - Whoracle
2. In Flames - The Jester Race
3. In Flames - Colony
4. In Flames - Clayman
5. In Flames - Come Clarity

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Created by Isaaczz on 05.07.2016



Top 40 Favorite Albums

Without repeating bands, not in mega particular order but roughly

1. The Faceless - Autotheism
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
3. Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra
4. Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Tony Montana on 07.08.2014



Gaborius' Top 20 Of Albums

1. Deadlock - Bizarro World
2. In Flames - Clayman
3. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
4. Slipknot - Iowa
5. Metallica - Master Of Puppets

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Created by Gaborius on 25.01.2013



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The Worst Albums I Have Listened From The Beginning To The End

As mentioned, these are the biggest piles of shit I have sat through. Usually when I hear some complete crap I instantly turn it off or sometimes I listen to a couple of songs just to make sure it really is that bad. Now I'm presenting myself a new kind of challenge; to listen these albums completely! After all, with such a large fanbase, how could they be bad... yeah right.

1. The Haunted - Unseen
2. Bullet For My Valentine - Fever
3. Sonic Syndicate - We Rule The Night
4. Trivium - Ember To Inferno
5. Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King

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Created by Heka69 on 09.11.2011



Best Albums Of 2006

1. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
2. Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
3. Melechesh - Emissaries
4. Slayer - Christ Illusion
5. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 17.04.2011



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Current Top 100 (subject To Change)

Moves up and down depending on mood, but top 25-30 usually the same in varying order

1. Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
5. In Flames - The Jester Race

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Created by musclassia on 21.03.2011



Best Of 2006 (work In Progress)

1. Amorphis - Eclipse
2. Rise Against - The Sufferer & The Witness
3. Into Eternity - The Scattering Of Ashes
4. Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
5. Blood Stain Child - Idolator

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Created by beyondtehdarksun on 24.01.2011



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...under Making...

1. Novembre - Wish I Could Dream It Again
2. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
3. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
4. Novembre - Arte Novecento
5. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

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Created by Thrasher Hungary on 14.08.2010



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Top 62 albums of all time

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
3. Amorphis - Skyforger
4. Angizia - Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias
5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

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Created by Elektro-Hexer on 19.07.2010



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In Flames Albums - Best To Worst

1. In Flames - Colony
2. In Flames - The Jester Race
3. In Flames - Clayman
4. In Flames - Whoracle
5. In Flames - Lunar Strain

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Created by Cyroth on 09.07.2010



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Best 100 Albums Of The 00's

1. Cult of Luna - Salvation
2. System of a Down - Toxicity
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Tool - Lateralus
5. Satyricon - Volcano

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Created by Enemy of Reality on 26.04.2010



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The Albums That Got Me Into Metal

This is a list of some of the very first albums that got me into metal. And before you look, yes, A7X and DragonForce are on the list, deal with it, it happened, I still listen to plenty of great bands!

1. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
2. In Flames - Come Clarity
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
5. DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage

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Created by MeloDeathViking on 03.03.2010