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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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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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2011 Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead

If you're like me and can't sit still with just one or two genres, perhaps you'll find some ideas in this list. I kept the variety with genres, but also by including all worthy bands from unknown newcomers all the way up to big names. Basically, everything I liked this year.

Since there are so many genres here, don't get too worked up about specific rating and placement. They're generally in order, but more importantly they're all amazing.

1. Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - Návaz
2. Fair To Midland - Arrows & Anchors
3. Autumn - Cold Comfort
4. Shadowside - Inner Monster Out
5. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room

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Created by Susan on 06.01.2012



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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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My share of experime(n)tal music and other innovative stuff

I wanted to create my personal Top List for a long time and to be honest, I always considered it as some kind of cool Prog Metal, Avantgarde Metal mix. As you can see, it has become a bit more complicated. So finally, there are Unexpect and Pain Of Salvation next to Bands like Kamelot and Savatage. Also, some Non-Metal Bands got involved like Jeff Buckley and Oingo Boingo. But could you imagine how PoS would sound without Jeffs influence? Or what would have become of Mr. Bungle if it weren't for Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo?!

1. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
4. Dog Fashion Disco - Adultery
5. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors

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Created by In5anity on 13.08.2011



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Top Albums Of 2011

My top albums of the year, roughly in order.

1. Ouroboros - Glorification Of A Myth
2. Vektor - Outer Isolation
3. Xerath - II
4. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
5. Havok - Time is Up

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Created by Moose on 29.03.2011



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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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My Top 11 Most Anticipated Of 2011

2011 Looks to be a very promising year for Metal fans with some of the biggest names in the business preparing to release their new records, and so I decided to compile a list of my own most anticipated albums that is set to be released in the course of this new year.

1. Opeth - Heritage
2. Circus Maximus - TBA
3. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
4. Symphony X - Iconoclast
5. Rush - Clockwork Angels

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Created by rapidspeed on 10.01.2011



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Good Surprises Of 2011

List of the albums that surprised me this year (2011). Some of the albums were even more unexpected because it was my first contact with the bands. Others were confirmations.
Oh, how I like good surprises... (ongoing list)

1. Grayceon - All We Destroy
2. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
3. Tesseract - One
4. Appearance Of Nothing - All Gods Are Gone
5. Long Distance Calling - Long Distance Calling

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Created by BloodTears on 09.05.2011



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Best Metal Albums Of 2011

This list will expand later and the positions here will probably change a bit as well. An interesting feature is an album in top 10 from a band that's not featured on Metal Storm yet.

1. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. MyGrain - Mygrain
4. Constantine - Divine Design
5. Chaos Divine - The Human Connection

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Created by Risto on 04.11.2011



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KB's Favorite Albums Of All Time (Only Metal)

Here is my provisional favorite-metal-albums-of-all-time-list! Enjoy!
The first 10 albums are in pretty accurate order. However, after that, it becomes harder and harder to separate the albums clearly. Thus, you can say that I enjoy album x on the list as much as the others in the interval of (x-5) to (x+5). For example album 37 would be as much enjoyed as 32, 33, 34, ..., 42, or something like that.

1. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
2. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
3. Grand Alchemist - Intervening Coma-Celebration
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by Kuroboshi on 06.02.2013



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Top Albums Of The Past 12 Months (July '11 - July'12)

Well so far this year has been quite a let-down when it comes to quality metal. Many of you will probably disagree, but to each his own.

So in order for me to even make a list containing 10 entries I had to fetch them from a year ago which had some really fantastic post-July releases!

1. Vale of Pnath - The Prodigal Empire
2. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
3. Circus Maximus - Nine

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Created by Valaskjalf on 31.07.2012



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Heavy Rotation: 2011 So Far...

These are the bands that have spent the most time coming through my speakers (or will have by the end of the year). In other words: TOP PICKS for 2011, listed in no particular order and updated but not finished...

1. Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire
2. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
3. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
4. Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
5. Havok - Time Is Up

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Created by Garth Vader on 20.10.2011



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