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Most Inspiring Albums Of All Time According To Arcanewind

A list with mini-reviews. The albums are in no particular order. Lists are fun, eh?

I will be adding more albums to this as time goes by.

1. Opeth - Morningrise
2. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
3. Negură Bunget - OM
4. Spock's Beard - V
5. Enslaved - Isa

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Created by Arcanewind on 18.08.2016



My Favourite Opeth Albums

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Opeth - Damnation

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Created by Slendyboy on 06.07.2016



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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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Zach's Picks: Extreme Progressive Metal

The music of progressive metal features complex, layered arrangements in longer than typical songs, often including lengthy instrumental passages allowing the performers to display technical proficiency and interplay. Many time signature changes are common, as is the incorporation of Western classical music influences. The sound is generally driven by the guitars and drums, but it is quite typical to add elements non-standard to rock or metal such as synthesizers and an array of orchestral elements.

1. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
2. Cynic - Focus
3. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia

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Created by zach_buddie on 28.01.2016



My Favorite Opeth Albums

1. Opeth - Morningrise
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Opeth - Damnation
5. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse

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Created by altimuray on 17.01.2016



Top 30 Albums Of 1996

1. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
2. Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
3. Tool - Ænima
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Edge of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 27.09.2015



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A Progressive Metal Journey

1. 1980's
2. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
3. Slauter Xstoyes - Winter Kill
4. Watch Tower - Energetic Disassembly
5. Trilogy - Life On Earth

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Created by Floflo79 on 04.06.2015



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



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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Chobo's Choices For Top 25 Favourite Albums

Here is a list of my favourite albums of all time (that are on Metalstorm). I have limited it to one album per band. The albums are ordered in alphabetical order. The list is subject to change over time, but nearly all albums on here are set in stone and have been extremely influential on my musical tastes. If you think you have an album that could squeak its way onto this list, by all means suggest away.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 13.10.2014



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Opeth Albums: Best To Worst

1. Opeth - Still Life
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4. Opeth - Damnation
5. Opeth - Watershed

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Created by ke ke on 05.10.2014



Opeth-Best To Worst

Best To Worst!

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Opeth - Deliverance
3. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
4. Opeth - Watershed
5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

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Created by Frank Comstock on 27.08.2014



TOP 10 ALBUMS 1996

1. Cradle Of Filth - Dusk... And Her Embrace
2. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
3. Iced Earth - The Dark Saga
4. Manowar - Louder Than Hell
5. Dimmu Borgir - Stormblåst

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Created by rivendel on 01.04.2014



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All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Songs

1. Theatre of Tragedy - Theatre of Tragedy
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
4. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
5. Death - Symbolic

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Created by anathema_1977 on 08.03.2014



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All Metal Of All Time Top 200: Albums

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. My Dying Bride - Turn loose the swans
3. Opeth - Morningrise
4. Estatic Fear - Somnium Obmutum
5. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

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Created by anathema_1977 on 01.03.2014



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