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Choice Albums Of Atmospheric Metal

My choices of albums with strong forms of atmospheric sound in metal. Recommendations are welcome, though I won't add all as this will be towards personal taste.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
4. Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
5. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

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Created by CyberSymphony on 15.07.2013

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The Best "(Gothic) Beauty And The Beast" Albums

Here's a list of mostly Gothic Metal albums, exclusively of the "Beauty and the Beast" type (which refers to clean "angelic" female vocals contrasted with male growls/screams). I made this list because it's one of my all-time favourite subgenres of which I own "a lot" of great albums. Since there are several lists of the best Gothic Metal albums on MS, I didn't feel like creating a similar one, but rather an exclusive list solely comprised of this subgenre. It could be useful as a guide for people who are searching for these kinds of albums, though I'm very open to suggestions since I obviously haven't heard all great albums yet. Lastly, everything on this list is at least worth a 7.5/10 rating and I only add a maximum of 2 albums per band.

1. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
2. The Sins Of Thy Beloved - Lake Of Sorrow
3. Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
4. Epica - The Phantom Agony
5. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear

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Created by Erik M. on 12.03.2013

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BitterCOld's Top 50 Of The Zeroes

The "better half" of my top 100 of the Zeroes. In list format, now with album covers!

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Negură Bunget - OM
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Neurosis - Given To The Rising
5. Mastodon - Crack the Skye

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Created by BitterCOld on 01.03.2010

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Promo's Picks Of The Passing Decade

Actually I wanted to write a blog as several of my colleagues, but now that we have this nifty new feature there's no reason to bother with formatting all the pics and stuff

So this was it. The decade which saw me turning into a metalhead. Actually I've been listening to metal since 17 years now, but not on a regular basis. This changed (to the better) when I joined this site in the good old days of MSR. Agalloch, Anathema and Tristania got me used to growls, Immortal and Agathodaimon to extreme metal as a whole and soon enough I was hooked to the vast plethora of styles which are to be found in heavy metal. The following list presents my personal top 50 of this decade. The order isn't really set in stone, neither is my musical taste, but at least the top 10 are somewhat fixed. Especially the 2009 releases, of which none made it into my top 25, might not stand the test of time. And please don't message me because you disagree with some of the genres, they are neither there to be discussed nor to educate, but to give an impression what the bands sound like. If you have about the same (broad) taste as I have, but aren't familiar with some of these releases, try to get your hands on them. You won't regret it

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

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Created by Promonex on 01.03.2010

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Crushing (Not For The Faint Of Heart)

A little list of albums that have been kicking my ass as of late. Some albums on this list may appear to be "odd" choices, but "crushing" in this context does not necessarily mean heavy. It could be referring to the emotional intensity of the release or the literal heavy pounding sound. Hope you enjoy.

1. Esoteric - The Pernicious Enigma
2. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Warning - Watching From A Distance
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 03.02.2012

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A Half-Assed List of Frudd's Favouritest Bunch of Albuns

Restricted to albums featured on MetalStorm. One album per band (exceptions are made by means of bribery).

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
5. Aeternus - ...And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth

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Created by Frudd on 17.11.2011

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10 Essential Metal Albums

1. Windir - Arntor
2. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
3. Burzum - Filosofem
4. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
5. Sentenced - The Cold White Light

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Created by Carl Berg on 19.04.2010

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Life Changing Records

1. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
2. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
3. Carcass - Heartwork
4. Clawfinger - Deaf Dumb Blind
5. Cradle Of Filth - The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh

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Created by demonseed on 12.03.2010

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BurbotsRevenge's Top 50 Death Metal Albums

A list of my favourite death metal albums of all time, one listing per band, hopefully you may discover some new bands/albums from this list. They're not in any exact order but my real favourites are there in the top 5. Death metal ftw!

1. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
2. Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
3. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
4. Death - Spiritual Healing
5. Vital Remains - Dechristianize

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Created by BurbotsRevenge on 04.03.2010

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My Top 10 EU Power Metal Albums Of All-Time

Here are my all-time favourite european / melodic / neoclassical power metal albums.

1. The birth of EU power metal pt.2.
=> best songs: Eagle Fly Free, I Want Out, Keeper Of The Seven Keys

2. The birth of EU power metal pt.1.
=> best songs: A Tale That Wasn't Right, Future World, Halloween

1. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
2. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
3. Rhapsody Of Fire - Legendary Tales
4. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part I
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Kallis Helmi on 03.03.2010

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List of winners of ANGEL REAPERS "TOTAL DICK of the MONTH" awards.Each month one winner will be selected from around the metal universe.
Suggestions and comments are welcome.

1. Canadian Government - August 2013
2. Tobias Sidegård of Necrophobic - September 2013
3. Glen Benton of Deicide and Broken Hope - October 2013
4. "Thats racist!" yelling folks and Mastodon's Thanksgiving T-Shirt - November 2013
5. Prakarn Harnphanbusakorn for killing Surrender Of Divinity's frontman - January 2014

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Created by ANGEL REAPER on 01.09.2013

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My Favorite Atmospheric Black Metal Albums (WIP)

This is a favorites list, not a guide or anything of that sort. It just highlights the albums that I've enjoyed listening to and spinned extensively since last November (When I got into this monolithic genre.) One entry for each band. The descriptions aren't necessarily descriptions of the music. I just wrote what came to my mind. I will update with new albums frequently.
EDIT: Got to 50 entries, so I guess I'll stop for now. I want more time to revisit these 50, get into the other albums of the bands listed below and delve into other genres of metal. I guess that taking a break from black metal (at least new stuff) will ensure that I won't get bored of it. It is likely that I'll continue this list by the half of July.

1. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
2. Addaura - Burning For The Ancient
3. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Alda - : Tahoma :

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Created by Oaken on 24.05.2012

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2011 - Albums That Definitely Do Not Suck

Thanks for the recommendations and the thumbs, peeps. Makes a guy feel lurved.

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
4. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
5. Fair to Midland - Arrows & Anchors

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Created by The Galactican on 25.05.2011

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Favourites Of The '00s

My favourites of the 00's. Bitch and moan girls, or check some of these out.

1. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2. Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold
3. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
4. Hjarnidaudi - Pain:Noise:March
5. Corrupted - El Mundo Frio

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Created by Lucas on 02.03.2010

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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 1: Black Metal

Last Updated November 16 2015

A collection of all of my personal favorite black, black/thrash, black/death and black/doom metal. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly so remember to stop by every so often!

The ★ signifies an album that is borderline perfect. Can you find them all?

1. 1349 - Beyond The Apocalypse
2. Abigail Williams - The Accuser
3. Abigor - Fractal Possession
4. Abgott - Artefact Of Madness
5. Aborym - Kali Yuga Bizarre

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Created by Fearmeister on 13.06.2013

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