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MMXI: Handpicked by MechanisT

Best (and worst) of 2011 (thus far).
Partially ordered (thus far).
Subject to change, as I see fit.

What a wonderful year, I have to say! This year has seen me expand my tastes like never before. Discovered so many great new acts, while many metal stalwarts delivered the goods as expected. A truly memorable year, and one that I will forever cherish, as far as me being an avid music enthusiast is concerned.

1. Septicflesh - The Great Mass
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
5. Insomnium - One For Sorrow

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Created by MechanisT on 31.03.2011



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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their frontmen/women, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Adagio - Underworld
2. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013



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The Ultimate Avant-Garde Metal Albums

A collection of the most original, insane and head spinning albums from the weirdest side of metal. Suggestions are welcome.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Angizia - Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias
3. Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links From The Dead Trinity
4. Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by Dark†SymphonY on 03.05.2013



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2011 - Best To Worst

My tops of this year. If you wanna know anything about those albums or got suggestions PM me!

1. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
2. Leprous - Bilateral
3. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
4. Minushuman - Bloodthrone
5. Textures - Dualism

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Created by SceneryOfLoss on 03.07.2011



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A-List: Coherently Cacophonous Records to Make Your Ears Bleed (With Joy)

This is a list of out-of-the-box, unorthodox albums (metal and non-metal alike) that I've enjoyed for their originality, bravado and sheer retardedness. It's a meagre compilation as of now, but I'll expand it when I hear more of such albums. No order, and subject to change.
P.S.: Feel free to let me know if you know what I don't know...no? O.o

1. Disillusion - Gloria
2. Ulver - Blood Inside
3. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
4. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
5. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom

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Created by MechanisT on 01.03.2011



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Prog Favourites

A list of my favourite Progressive albums on Metal Storm, ranked roughly in order of preference.

1. Ayreon - The Human Equation
2. Dol Ammad - Ocean Dynamics
3. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
4. Porcupine Tree - Signify
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by R'Vannith on 13.12.2010



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Top Albums Of 2011

1. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
2. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Mercenary - Metamorphosis
5. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg

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Created by Starchild on 16.04.2011



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R'Vannith's Top 50: 2011

Last Updated: 20th November 2012

1. Forefather - Last Of The Line
2. Bloodiest - Descent
3. Ava Inferi - Onyx
4. Cormorant - Dwellings
5. Insomnium - One For Sorrow

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Created by R'Vannith on 27.02.2011



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2011 Selections

Each year countless of albums come out. This is obviously by no means a definitive guide because as of 14/12/2011, I've only heard 364 releases from 2011, but do check these albums out if you haven't already! Feel free to throw stuff at my direction. In a rough order right now and rankings get rearranged every now and again. Will be trimmed around again in January / February. Note that I still have plenty to check out though.

1. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
2. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
3. Born Of Osiris - The Discovery
4. The Psychic Paramount - II
5. Flourishing - The Sum Of All Fossils

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Created by Ag Fox on 30.04.2011



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2011: What I'm Listening To

A list of my favorite recent albums in 2011. I'll update this list regularly. In no particular order. I added the rating next to them for the curious ones, but you should check them all.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
3. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
4. Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
5. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification

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Created by Mikyz on 22.04.2011



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Matt's Favs Of 2011

My favorite 25 albums of the year

1. Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
2. Obscura - Omnivium
3. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
4. Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks - In the Pit of the Stomach

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Created by hadriel on 28.02.2011



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My Top Albums Of 2011

1. Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
4. Machine Head - Unto The Locust
5. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa

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Created by Red_Travis on 12.07.2011



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Until Yet A Few More Deaths Do Us Part, here's my 2011 list...

Quite a polarizing year, this one. On one hand, some releases redefined crap itself. On the other hand, we've got quite a few great and awesome albums. All in all, it was a bit disappointing for me, but I won't complain much indeed (unless I compare it with 2007 of course)...

1 to 5: Cream of the crop, by preference order.

1. Lazuli - (4603 Battements)
2. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
3. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
4. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
5. Unexpect - Fables Of The Sleepless Empire

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Created by Darkside Momo on 13.05.2011



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The Bestest Metal Of 2011

I don't have this in any special order. Seems like 2011"s flavor for metal has been Death, Prog and Thrash.and that's good with me.I feel in most part the up and coming bands have out did their idols,that's a good thing!!!!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Havok - Time is up
4. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
5. Revocation - Chaos Of Forms

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Created by Nunzie 69 on 07.05.2011



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This Year's Amusements (Top 2011)

Ned Stark's picks for this year. Work In Progress.

1. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
2. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
3. Vektor - Outer Isolation
4. Illogicist - The Unconsciousness of Living
5. Blotted Science - The Animation of Entomology

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Created by qlacs on 30.09.2011



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