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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



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Top 25 Albums Of 2012

My personal favorite studio albums of 2012

1. Wintersun - Time I
2. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
3. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
4. Khors - Wisdom Of Centuries
5. If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest

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Created by The Underdog on 16.03.2016



Greatest Unconventional Metal Albums

1. Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
2. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls with Sand
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
5. Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon

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Created by dann2118 on 12.03.2016



Top 100 Albums From The First Half Of The 2010's [REVAMPED]

Exclusively stuff off Metalstorm, list would be way too big if not.

1. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
3. Death Grips - The Money Store
4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
5. Swans - To Be Kind

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 16.05.2015



Top 30 Albums Of 2012

1. Woods of Ypres - Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
2. Ahab - The Giant
3. Swallow the Sun - Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
4. Anathema - Weather Systems
5. Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 14.02.2015



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Top Album 2012

1. Enslaved - RIITIIR
2. Meshuggah - Koloss
3. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
4. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by Pelagial on 31.10.2013



2012 Top Albums

My personal top 20 albums of 2012 (in alphabetical order). I would have liked to add the debut album 'Lingua Franca' from T.R.A.M. but they are not on Metal Storm.

1. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
2. Aura Noir - Out To Die
3. Baroness - Yellow & Green
4. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
5. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

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Created by Metalorgy on 04.02.2013



Top 10 Albums 2012

1. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
2. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
3. Kamelot - Silverthorn
4. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
5. Stone Sour - House Of Gold And Bones - Part 1

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Created by maglor on 06.12.2012



Best Of 2012 (subject To Change)

1. Anathema - Weather Systems
2. Anneke Van Giersbergen - Everything Is Changing
3. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
4. Calabrese - Dayglo Necros
5. Tarja - Act I

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Created by blackvelvet on 23.10.2012



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Another Useless 2012 Top 10 Albums List

As title may indicate, this is just a list I made in a moment of boredom, and it include my 2012 top 10 albums based on my last.fm account scrobbles.

Some of my reviews, for some good 2012 albums, when I was writing for JorZine.com

Blaakyum - Lord Of The Night review

Soen - Cognitive review

Crow7 - Symphony Of Souls review

1. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
2. Muse - The 2nd Law
3. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
4. El Rass & Munma - Kachf el Mahjoub / Unveiling the Hidden
5. Lamb of God - Resolution

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Created by PazuzuOvBabel on 26.09.2012



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2012 - My List

These are the albums that have been burning a hole in my iPod this past year. I have really only created this list so that I can keep track of the albums I have enjoyed in 2012, but if you have any suggestions feel free it send them my way.

The albums with stars (*) next to their ratings, are albums that I am still currently listening to.

1. Godspeed You!Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
2. BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
3. Amenra - Mass V
4. Wildernessking - The Writing Of Gods In The Sand
5. Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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Created by 1Yossarian1 on 16.09.2012



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Top 20 Albums Of 2012

Here is my list for what I consider to be the top 20 best albums from the year 2012. Keep in mind that one of them is not featured on Metal Storm, and one of them is an EP.

1. Beyond The Bridge - The Old Man and the Spirit
2. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
5. Meshuggah - Koloss

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Created by Dentura on 20.06.2012



Best Of 2012

1. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
2. Meshuggah - Koloss
3. Allegaeon - Formshifter
4. Wretched - Son Of Perdition
5. Jeff Loomis - Plains Of Oblivion

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Created by RDHIII on 02.05.2012



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My Musical Journey Through 2012

I will be logging here everything I check out and at least slightly enjoy on 2012, so I don't miss anything by the end of the year. Scores are subject to change.

1. Ihsahn - Eremita
2. Hypno5e - Acid Mist Tomorrow
3. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
4. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
5. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma

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Created by Unhealer on 13.02.2012



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2012: An Eclectic Examination of All Things Metal

This is currently undergoing a year end overhaul. All albums added, but not ordered or commented. Expect completion whenever I get round to it!

1. Lamb Of God - Resolution
2. Wilds Forlorn - We, the Damned
3. Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron
4. Monolithe - Interlude Second
5. Liberteer - Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees

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Created by LordFezzington on 28.01.2012