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Current Top 100, 5 Years On

Back when I joined the site in 2011, I did a customary top 100 album list. Every year since then, when I've looked back at it it's become increasingly unrecognisable from my own tastes. Seeing bands I once listened to daily vanish from my playlists, new bands emerge as favourites, and bands even come and go in my reckonings during that time period (Iced Earth, Alcest, even Pain Of Salvation and more certainly peaked in my listening habits around 2011-12 to slowly vanish into obscurity). Now that it's just gone 5 years since I did that list, I thought I might do an updated list just to see how much my tastes have shifted. Whilst compiling the list, I pretty much worked on gut instinct, which was weird as I found myself almost disregarding albums I know I like whilst promoting albums I'm honestly undecided on - it almost seemed to veer away from album quality at times to embracing a subconscious effect the albums have had. Anyway, here it is, plus some honorable mentions that I was surprised missed out.

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Protest The Hero - Kezia

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Created by musclassia on 23.03.2016



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List Of Intros And Outros

First impressions and fine climaxes. These aren't necessarily my all time favourites but just ones I consider notable after I started caring about them. Ordered intros then outros and alphabetically. Suggestions very much welcome.

'Wow them in the end'

1. INTROS (Band, Album, Song, Intro Length)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Aeternus - ...and So the Night Became
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Akercocke - Choronzon

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Created by Dima on 05.07.2015



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The Most Majestic Releases Of All Time

This list contains most beautiful, majestic and soul-touching releases I've ever experienced.
My most favorite genres are Black Metal, Post Metal, Shoegaze, Doom Metal, Ambient and Neo-Classical in general .

Albums are ranked by the year,I think this way is more useful.

I will keep expanding my list as i can.

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
3. Deinonychus - The Silence Of December
4. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
5. Burzum - Filosofem

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Created by Roxana.M on 10.06.2015



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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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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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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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2012: Favourite To Least (Continued)

Because I reached the word limit on the previous list, and don't want to lose my quite excellent in-depth descriptions. Those without descriptions are from my other list.

1. Sylosis - Monolith
2. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
3. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
4. Abigail Williams - Becoming
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52

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Created by musclassia on 29.10.2012



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2012 - From the Awesome to the Awful

Once again I have put together a top list of albums released during the year from best to worst. However, this time around I have also written a short personal opinion/mini review for most of the albums in their respective comment sections.

Top 10 Bandcamp links:

Agruss - Morok
Summer Fades Away - We Meet the Last Time, Then Departure

1. Agruss - Morok
2. Monarch - Omens
3. Summer Fades Away - We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure
4. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
5. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction

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Created by Draugen on 25.05.2012



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Top 20 Albums Of 2012

My top 20 favorite albums of 2012 (will be updated as time moves along)

1. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
2. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
3. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
4. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by snakecorpse on 31.03.2012



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Behold... Another 2012 List - The Obscure Edition!

Albums that have intrigued me and ones that I've liked and loved from 2012, rather than EVERYTHING I've heard from 2012. One again, more emphasis on the obscure and the unknown.
No order.

BANDCAMP LINKS:

METAL
Monolithe | Sigh | Chimp Spanner | Orange Goblin | Christian Mistress | Lord Mantis | Kayo Dot | Nadja | Abigail Williams | Yayla | Nachtruf | What The Blood Revealed | Hiemal | Abyssal | Hellvetron | Bologna Violenta | Vulgaari | Prison Of Mirrors | Nebula VII | Umbah | Ice Dragon | Vattnet Viskar | Biipiigwan | Conan | Pike | A Cloud Forest | Noûs | Beyond Terror Beyond Grace | Abest | Apotheosis | Hivelords | Spelljammer | Inverloch | SaturninE | Demon Lung | Bloodshot Dawn | Book Of Sand | Agruss

1. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2. Monolithe - Interlude Second
3. Diskord - Dystopics
4. Sigh - In Somniphobia
5. Agruss - Morok

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.03.2012



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The Album I Listened To Thus Far In 2012

Due to the overwhelming "popularity" of my last list, I have decided to do the same thing in 2012

1. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
2. Baroness - Yellow & Green
3. Devin Townsend - Epicloud
4. Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real
5. Royal Thunder - CVI

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Created by Fade To Black on 18.03.2012



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Albums Of 2012 - Personal Rankings

This is my work-in-progress rankings of the albums I've listened to in 2012. The order is likely to change throughout the year.

10 - Godly Album. Will likely listen to at least once a week for a decade.
9 - Fantastic Album. Will be a classic I remember even in senility.
8 - Great Album. Will recommend to friends.

1. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
2. Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
3. Spawn of Possession - Incurso
4. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
5. Bloodshot Dawn - Bloodshot Dawn

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Created by MiranTrescu on 01.03.2012



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Best 10 Albums In January 2012

1. Woods Of Ypres - Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Soulfallen - The Promise Of Hell
5. Lamb Of God - Resolution

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Created by RakHiasat on 01.02.2012



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2012: Towards The Megalist

I'm (sorta) back. *The Finishing Touches* OKAY, so obviously not as much stuff from the last half of the year as the first. Sorry guys, but that first six months nearly killed me. Some stuff as a result will be missing, but major stuff not present is stuff I probably didn't care for. Alrighty then, enough with the "stuff"...

1. Bound by Entrails - The Stars Bode You Farewell
2. Royal Thunder - CVI
3. Akphaezya - Anthology IV: The Tragedy of Nerak
4. Dissona - Dissona
5. Anhedonist - Netherwards

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Created by strade on 23.01.2012



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2012-De Vermis Mysterlist

No longer going to list the albums in order of preference, can't rate music like that. Gonna go alphabetically.
January albums to listen to-Iron Fire, Horrendous

March albums to listen to- Sigh, God Forbid, OSI, Dark Empire, Ignivomous

May- Litrosis, Ne Obliviscaris

June- Miseration, Ihshan, Vintersorg, Abnormality, Gnaw Their Tongues,

1. 3 Inches Of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
2. 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Throes Of Absolution
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Abiotic - Symbiosis
5. Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin

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Created by Void Eater on 22.01.2012



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