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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

Groove/Thrash Core

1. Chimaira - Chimaira
2. Chimaira - Resurrection
3. Chimaira - The Infection
4. Chimaira - The Age Of Hell
5. Chimaira - Crown Of Phantoms

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Created by nikita_ducati on 26.07.2017

Wait & See

Upcoming albums I am curious to hear. In no particular order.

1. Moonspell - 1755
2. Amberian Dawn - Darkness Of Eternity
3. The Dark Element - The Dark Element
4. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
5. Leaves' Eyes - Sign Of The Dragonhead

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Created by Polaria on 25.07.2017

My Favorite Albums

Just a list of my favorite albums, mostly Black or Death Metal !

There are some albums/bands I would love to put in this list, but they are not on MS.

1. 1349 - Liberation
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Amon Amarth - Twilight Of the Thunder God
5. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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Created by Kevin F. on 20.07.2017

2017 Albums


1. Boris - Dear
2. Sólstafir
3. Ulver

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Created by Music4TheSpirit on 16.07.2017

Sabaton: Best Songs

The Best songs from Sabaton (my opinion), in historical order (Except the last 3 songs).

1. Sparta - The Last Stand
2. Sun Tzu Says - The Art Of War
3. The Art Of War - The Art Of War
4. Unbreakable - The Art Of War
5. Swedish Pagans - The Art Of War

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Created by DeathWings on 13.07.2017

Avenged Sevenfold Albums Ranked

1. Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
3. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
4. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
5. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen

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Created by pablogl on 12.07.2017

My precious 2017

1. Caligula's Horse - In Contact
2. Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
3. Sólstafir - Berdreyminn
4. Fen - Winter
5. Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II

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Created by daemonic7 on 11.07.2017


1. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
2. Cellar Darling - This Is The Sound
3. Unleash The Archers - Apex
4. Adrenaline Mob - We The People
5. Stone Sour - Hydrograd

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Created by rivendel on 11.07.2017

My Top 10 Of 2004

1. Rotting Christ - Sanctus Diavolos
2. Behemoth - Demigod
3. My Dying Bride - Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light
4. Vader - The Beast
5. Wintersun - Wintersun

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Created by Archie 666 on 11.07.2017

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

Éomer's Album Top 10 Of 2016

Honorable mentions:

Asphyx - Incoming Death
Be'lakor - Vessels
Mistur - In Memoriam
Thrawsunblat - Metachthonia
Vader - The Empire

Slight letdown:

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

1. Helstar - Vampiro
2. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
3. Epica - The Holographic Principle
4. Suicidal Angels - Division Of Blood
5. Exumer - The Raging Tides

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Created by Éomer on 06.07.2017

DIO Albums - From Best To Worse

My favourite albums from legendary DIO.

1. DIO - Holy Diver
2. DIO - Dream Evil
3. DIO - Killing The Dragon
4. DIO - The Last In Line
5. DIO - Magica

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Created by berba_ on 04.07.2017

Bands That Learned How To Riff

Bands who are known for incredibly monotonous riffs in their early albums, but proved to be distinguished riff makers later in their career.

1. Disturbed
2. Of Mice & Men

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Created by Ganondox on 04.07.2017

My Favorite Albums Of 2017 (So Far)

This is NOT by any means a "best of" list, but a collection of the albums that I have grown to love over the past 6 months. This list consists of albums that were released between the dates of January 1st and July 1st. The albums in this list are ordered in chronological order of release. If you have any suggestions on albums I missed, comment and let me know.

1. Code Orange - Forever
2. Aversions Crown - Xenocide
3. Kreator - Gods of Violence
4. Soen - Lykaia
5. Persefone - Aathma

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Created by BlackLotusInc on 01.07.2017