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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

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2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)

2008 might've been my first proper taste of metal, with the acquisition of albums from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and that most grandiose of gateway bands, DragonForce. 2009 might've seen me expanding my palette, with Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and more entering my world, and Guns N' Roses triumphantly re-entering it. But 2010 was when I delved into more 'intense' stuff with Machine Head, In Flames, and most notably of all, Sylosis, and saw my relationship with metal shift from ever-increasing interest into full-blown love affair. To commemorate this 5-year anniversary, and because I love making lists, I decided to do a retrospective of the best albums and songs that have been released during this time period, and give brief tributes to them. Yay music!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Protest The Hero - Volition
4. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by musclassia on 08.01.2015

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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / 100 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 only 2 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 - Below The Lights

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014

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Top Albums 2011 By Neiluria

1. Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
2. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
3. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
4. Leprous - Bilateral
5. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth

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Created by Neiluria on 05.02.2014

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Prog Amazing Favourites

Without following any specific order. Some albums are more power/symphonic/thrash than prog but for some reasons i thought they deserved a place in this list.

1. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
2. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
3. Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Sun Caged - The Lotus Effect

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Created by Donnie Darko on 07.12.2013

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My Top 100 Albums

My top 100 Albums, sorted in descending order of favorites. Pretty rough list, I may update if I become un-lazy sometime. One album per band only. Some explanation and description provided for those who aspire to waste as much time on this site as I do.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by MetalDoomMaster on 09.11.2013

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2011 and the Weird Mushroom with Korah

1. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
2. Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
3. Tesseract - One
4. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
5. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden

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Created by Korah on 09.11.2013

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Top Album 2011

1. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
2. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Shining - VII - Född Förlorare
5. Ghost Brigade - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us

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Created by Pelagial on 08.11.2013

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The Ultimate Avant-Garde Metal Albums

A collection of the most original, insane and head spinning albums from the weirdest side of metal. Suggestions are welcome.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Beware the Sword You Cannot See
2. Angizia - Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias
3. Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links From The Dead Trinity
4. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by CyberSymphony on 03.05.2013

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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS
So I Heard You Like Opeth...

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013

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KB's Favorite Albums Of All Time (Only Metal)

Here is my provisional favorite-metal-albums-of-all-time-list! Enjoy!
The first 10 albums are in pretty accurate order. However, after that, it becomes harder and harder to separate the albums clearly. Thus, you can say that I enjoy album x on the list as much as the others in the interval of (x-5) to (x+5). For example album 37 would be as much enjoyed as 32, 33, 34, ..., 42, or something like that.

1. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
2. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
3. Grand Alchemist - Intervening Coma-Celebration
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by Kuroboshi on 06.02.2013

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2011 Favorites (in Order)

These are my picks of "must haves" of 2011 for those who enjoy progressive, technical, djent, and/or experimental metal and hybrids thereof. Derived from over 50 2011 metal releases I purchased and many more that I heard but did not buy. Maybe you missed a masterpiece that I've identified here -- I know I've found a few from others' lists!

1. Leprous - Bilateral
2. Tesseract - One
3. Unexpect - Fables Of The Sleepless Empire
4. Cynthesis - DeEvolution
5. Blotted Science - The Animation of Entomology

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Created by Metalchem on 02.05.2012

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Top Prog Rock/Metal Albums

The label metal includes heavy, power, black...

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
3. Rush - 2112
4. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by SamuelSanchezAlvarez on 27.04.2012

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Songs For Your Metal Party

This is my personal selection of albums (with specific songs) that you'd like to play in your next metal party.
The songs are sorted so the more powerful and energetic songs are equally spread all along the list, except the last songs, which are softer than average.

I'm currently working in this list (well... in my spare time), so it's not the final one.

1. Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
2. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
3. Solefald - Norrøn Livskunst
4. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
5. Kvelertak - Blodtørst

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Created by Gnomyst on 23.04.2012

Coolingsrock's Best Of 2011

Albums from 2011 That I managed to listen and know very well. Best to worst

1. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
2. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth
3. Revocation - Chaos Of Forms
4. The Human Abstract - Digital Veil
5. Leprous - Bilateral

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Created by Coolingsrock on 13.04.2012

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