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Top 10 V. 2013

My annual top 10 list, for the year of 2013.

In addition to the 10 albums on the list, I would mention:
Biggest Surprise:
Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood

Biggest letdown:
Turisas - Turisas 2013

Honorable mentions:

Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
Damnation Plan - The Wakening
Kalmah - Seventh Swamphony

1. Leprous - Coal
2. Dark Tranquillity - Construct
3. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
4. Heaven Shall Burn - Veto
5. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 05.01.2014



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Longing For Creation: Top 10 Metal Albums Of The 2012

Best metal albums, as chosen by me, for the year 2012. Or perhaps the ones that had influenced me most during this year. List was written or made for metalstorm, but I added it to my other profiles, because of long texts, which I didn't feel like putting here.

http://www.last.fm/user/Telcontar666/journal/2012/12/30/5pizbd_longing_for_creation:_top_10_metal_albums_of_the_2012

1. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
2. Kamelot - Silverthorn
3. Wintersun - Time I
4. Eluveitie - Helvetios
5. Mors Principium Est - ...And Death Said Live

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 30.12.2012



Delusions Of Silence - Top 10 Of 2010

Just a list of my personal top albums for the year 2010. When I look at it now, I would change a few things, since probably when the hype dropped, I don't actually prefer some albums as much as I did back then, (I would probably drop down/out Firewind and Agalloch) but I'm not gonna change it, it was written back then and " Everything Remains As It Never Was".

1. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
2. Dark Tranquillity - We Are the Void
3. Equilibrium - ReKreatur
4. Firewind - Days of Defiance
5. Helloween - 7 Sinners

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 29.05.2012



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Top 20 Concept Albums

TOP 20 METAL CONCEPT ALBUMS

I was always fascinated by the good concept albums, which manage to tell the story in a extraordinary fashion. So I decided to make a list of best concetual metal albums up to date. I decided to concentrate on truly conceptual albums, since loosening the criteria too much would leave me with having bunch of fantastic albums, which would simply be too much to put on the list. Yes, it would probably be a lot easier to make a huge list, but I wanted to concentrate on a truly top concept-related albums. So since they do not strictly tell about some event, or follow the same story, I decided to drop out loose conceptuals. Unfortunately the likes of "Sirenia - At Sixes and Sevens", "Sabaton - The Art of War" or "Nightwish - Century Child", "Bloodbound - Nosferatu" most of the Therion's albums, Amorphis and so on, went out of the list. I raised the criteria for the 'conceptual' since also there is really a lot of top-quality albums that are connected with a loose story, but they are simply not tight enough to label them as truly concept albums…Otherwise I might as well write a list of 100 albums. Also I tried to avoid multiple occurances of the same band, hence only one album from Ayreon, Symphony X, Evergrey, etc, otherwise they would probably fill up half of the bloody list.

1. Kamelot - Epica
2. Kamelot - The Black Halo
3. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
4. Turisas - The Varangian Way
5. Evergrey - The Inner Circle

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 27.02.2012



Leaving The Past Behind - Top 10 Of 2009

Another annual list, updated from my last.fm

1. Free Spirit - Pale Sister of Light
2. Amorphis - Skyforger
3. Delain - April Rain
4. Ensiferum - From Afar
5. Eluveitie - Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 14.02.2012



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Unnatural Selection - Top 10 Of 2008

Another yearly top 10 list.

1. Ayreon - 01011001
2. Eluveitie - Slania
3. Sabaton - The Art of War
4. Evergrey - Torn
5. Firewind - The Premonition

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 02.01.2012



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Brilliance Of Decadence - Top 10 Of 2007

My personal annual choice for top 10 metal albums for each year. 2007 selection, fantastic year with at least 50 quality albums.

1. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
2. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
3. Turisas - The Varangian Way
4. Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
5. Sirenia - Nine Destinies and a Downfall

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 17.12.2011



A Decimal Of Existence - The Top 10 Of 2011

My personal top 10 albums for 2011. It was a tough choice, as there was at least 20 more excellent albums.

1. Myrath - Tales Of the Sands
2. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
3. Nightwish - Imaginaerum
4. Amaranthe - Amaranthe
5. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 05.12.2011