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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



Led Zeppelin Albums - Best To Worst (Opinion)

Simple. Led Zep's albums ordered in my personal preference.

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
2. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
3. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
5. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III

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Created by HeroMaster47 on 10.07.2017



Metal Albums By Year

same as rym except this obviously limits to metal albums which might be interesting. ah well it just meant iron maiden are 2x more of the albums

1. Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4

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Created by atreides547 on 01.12.2015



TOP ALBUMS OF 60'S

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

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Created by achil on 28.05.2015



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



Top Albums In My Collection In Alphabetical Order

My most listened to and favourite albums in my collection.

1. AC/DC - High Voltage
2. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
3. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
4. Amon Amarth - Fate Of Norns
5. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall

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Created by baumer on 14.12.2014



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Best Album Of The Year

1. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
2. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles - Revolver
5. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

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Created by Ylem on 03.12.2014



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Ace Frawley's Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs (one per studio album)

These are my personal favourites - only one song chosen from the nine Led Zeppelin studio albums (but have allowed myself the indulgence of choosing two from Physical Graffiti, because it's a double-album and I wanted a list of ten songs).

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
2. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
4. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
5. Led Zeppelin - Presence

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Created by Ace Frawley on 05.02.2014



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Good Things Take Time

Essentially I composed this list as a note-to-self not to take my negative first impressions so seriously. Most of these tend to be works I initially rated a couple points (/10) lower, because the music didn't seem all that great to my ears. Again, most, tend to have increased value once I delved into the lyrics - sometimes entirely away from the music. Yeah... normally I couldn't care less whether you're singing about clown-phobias, alien invasions, SC battles, real war on Earth or alternative uses for vacuum cleaners. Oh, and on that note: Acid Reign (ensure Bandcamp-player is enabled in your user Settings) - is that another band's music entirely?

1. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
2. Anthrax - Stomp 442
3. Cathedral - Kingdom of Ends
4. Hypocrisy - Catch 22
5. Intruder - Psycho Savant

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Created by Syk on 06.01.2014



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Best To Worst Led Zeppelin Albums

The best to worst studio albums by Led Zeppelin (in my opinion).

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
2. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
5. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

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Created by Pokermask on 22.12.2013



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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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What Sophomore Slump?

A list of quality sophomore releases.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Alice In Chains - Dirt
3. Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
4. Asphyx - Last One On Earth
5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence

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Created by Nosurper on 09.05.2013



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Songs From The 60's And The 70's I Think Every Metal Fan Should Have Heard

This is a mix of my personal favourite 60's and 70's hard rock/metal songs and the more influential ones, songs that I think every metal fan need to hear. A mix of the most well-known songs to totally obscure stuff. If you think I have missed some important song you can always suggest me.

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
2. Cream - Disraeli Gears
3. Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
4. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
5. Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance

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Created by Aristarchos on 03.12.2012



For to Listen Yet Again (bespoke, unfunny subtitle: 21 mostly fantastic songs in 2 hours)

Because I'd sooner spend an hour-and-a-half with Pokemon than a mindless action movie. I know you know what I'm talkin' about. ...No, not that. Honestly - some people...

(Seriously though, happy 67th birthday + 6+7 days to Neil Young. Hope I see you next year )

1. Alien Ant Farm - ANThology
2. Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown
3. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Sleeps with Angels
4. Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera
5. Immolation - Providence

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Created by Syk on 24.11.2012



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Really Wucking Fish I Had a Drum-Set

Apologies, of the most sincere kind, for the Spoonerism. It's really not my style, but some could argue it was necessary...

1. Metallica - ...And Justice for All
2. Deadfall - Ordeal by Fire demo/EP
3. Dãm - The Difference Engine
4. Neil Young - Mirror Ball
5. Slayer - Reign in Blood

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Created by Syk on 15.06.2012