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2017: The "I Probably Won't Keep Up With This" Edition.

All That Is Good In 2017

No Order: Entries Added As Discovered

1. Auri - The Crown of Doubt
2. GraveCoven - Coughing Blood
3. Reg3n - Scattering

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.01.2017

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Top 25 Of 2016 - The Badly Written Edition

The Best Of The Best In 2016

(Original list in comments on this page)

Near misses and worthy mentions:
Darkher | SINK | Ill Omen | Eucharist | Pogavranjen | Spiritual Beggars | Ecferus | Begrime Exemious | Plebeian Grandstand | Mortichnia | Gorguts | Deströyer 666 | L'Indécis | Pergalé | Love Sex Machine | Virus | Nucleus | Light Of The Morning Star | Eldjudnir | Lunatic Affliction | Haar / Ur Draugr | Setentia | Cognizant | Howls Of Ebb | Necro Deathmort | Anaal Nathrakh | Fuath | Spirit Adrift | Nuclear Devastation | Anagnorisis | Dysylumn | Neroche | Uada | Death Fetishist | Titaan | Ulver | Low Flying Hawks | Kurushimi | Wake | Church Of Misery | Spiritual Beggars | Vrångbild | Nebrus | Inculcator | Virta | Alkerdeel | Suffer Yourself | Thousand Wounds

1. Aluk Todolo - Voix
2. Arizmenda - Beneath This Reality Of Flesh
3. Ayahuasca - Yin

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.01.2016

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2015: A List Listlessly Listing Liszt's Most Listened To Records Of The Year

The best stuffs from 2015. Undoubtedly my least musical year since about 2003 or something. Top albums now marked ❤

AotY currently a toss up between The Great Tyrant and Echoes of Yul.

Some additionals found after constructing this list, which I can't be bothered to add and be funny about:

1. 6:33 - Deadly Scenes
2. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
3. Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 30.10.2015

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Oh God... Did You Eat All This Acid? That's Right. Music!

You better pray to God there's some Thorazine in that bag....

A personal list of metal, vaguely metal and metal related albums I consider psychedelic that expand, contort, implode, transcend and numb my mind, in the nicest possible ways. Read that as: I don't care about your definition of psychedelic; my mind goes where it gets carried

1. A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth
2. A Void In Coma - A Primal Obsession With The Cosmos​.​.​.
3. Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
4. Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock
5. Arizmenda - Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.09.2014

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2014 - A Journey With !J.O.O.E.!

Only my absolute favourite stuff from 2014.

Resisting the urge to dump everything that sounds potentially good here so I can actually write about the stuff I'm sure I do like. However, all the potentials can be found here should you wish to sift through them.

Some memorable album artworks (apologies if you're viewing this in 720p. Better get scrolling):

1. /---------------------------------\\ Top 25 Albums Of 2014 (No Specific Order) //---------------------------------\
2. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
3. Tyrant of Death - Ascendancy

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.04.2014

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Songs To Play At My Drunk Funeral

A list of songs most significant to my life so far.

(Taken off a playlist off Spotify which seems to have deleted some since I last checked so will be a few omissions)

1. 40 Watt Sun - Open My Eyes
2. Aasdgoihasdghexekul - At The Nineteenth Sublevel
3. Aaskereia - Aaskereia
4. Absurd - Der Henker
5. Ævangelist - Pendulum

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.03.2014

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The Best Of French Black Metal

You guessed it. The best black metals from the land of garlic and cheese. Generally regarded as the Unholy Promised Land of the most colourless genre of metal, and for good reason.

I've probably missed quite a few bands off this list so some helpful reminders would be nice. I've only included one band from the LLN, because quite frankly I could only think of one band from that silly scene even half worthy of being mentioned on such a list.

1. Aes Dana - Formors
2. Alcest - Le Secret
3. Alien Deviant Circus - Satanic Djihad
4. Anorexia Nervosa - Drudenhaus
5. Antaeus - Blood Libels

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.10.2013

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The Best Of UK Death Metal

List of quality death metal from the UK. Not gonna lie, we don't have much. Feel free to suggest stuff.

1. שְׁאוֹל - Sepulchral Ruins Below The Temple
2. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Ancient Ascendant - The Grim Awakening
5. The Atrocity Exhibit - What Time the Hidden Death?

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.09.2013

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Wasn't intending to bother with any more lists but even with Spotify I'm having trouble keeping track of everything I like, so this list is purely for recording very good stuff, not even decent stuff I think is ok. Just 8 scores and above.

Added as I find new stuff, not in order of preference.

1. The Meads of Asphodel - Sonderkommando
2. Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
3. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death
4. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
5. Portal - Vexovoid

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.03.2013

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Behold... Another 2012 List - The Obscure Edition!

Albums that have intrigued me and ones that I've liked and loved from 2012, rather than EVERYTHING I've heard from 2012. One again, more emphasis on the obscure and the unknown.
No order.


Monolithe | Sigh | Chimp Spanner | Orange Goblin | Christian Mistress | Lord Mantis | Kayo Dot | Nadja | Abigail Williams | Yayla | Nachtruf | What The Blood Revealed | Hiemal | Abyssal | Hellvetron | Bologna Violenta | Vulgaari | Prison Of Mirrors | Nebula VII | Umbah | Ice Dragon | Vattnet Viskar | Biipiigwan | Conan | Pike | A Cloud Forest | Noûs | Beyond Terror Beyond Grace | Abest | Apotheosis | Hivelords | Spelljammer | Inverloch | SaturninE | Demon Lung | Bloodshot Dawn | Book Of Sand | Agruss

1. Reverence - The Asthenic Ascension
2. Monolithe - Interlude Second
3. Diskord - Dystopics
4. Sigh - In Somniphobia
5. Agruss - Morok

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 29.03.2012

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An Uncharted Exploration Of The Shapeless - A Guide To Drone And Dark Ambient

...and everything in between.

Here's an intensive guide to 100 artists that inhabit the world of drones, ambients, noise and all the tiny variations within and between, both metal and beyond. One release per artist (aside from a few collaborations which I felt were of high quality and worthy of being mentioned). This is the world in which I am happiest, when structure is little more than a dot on the horizon of alien landscapes. This is where the mind drifts and consciousness and music become intertwined.

1. Abandoned Place - Shadow Of Memory
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Aderlating - Spear of Gold and Seraphim Bone Pt.1
4. Aghast - Hexeri im Zwielicht der Finsternis
5. Alec Empire - Generation Star Wars

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 05.02.2012

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An Ever Expanding Agglomeration Of 2011's Best & Most Intriguing Concoctions - Now With ❤!

No aww-derr. Anything that feels like a 7.5+ will probably appear here before being filtered for an end-of-year list. Mostly researched stuff outside of Metal Storm. Songs from the majority of these can be found on Youtube, Bandcamp and/or Spotify.

1. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
2. Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
3. SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
4. Botanist - I: The Suicide Tree / II: A Rose From the Dead
5. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.04.2011

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The Best Of UK Doom Metal

Self explanatory list. No order.

1. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2. A Void in Coma - A Primal Obsession With The Cosmos​.​.​.
3. Alunah - Call of Avernus
4. Anathema - Eternity
5. Atavist - II: Points At Infinity

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 04.09.2010

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The Best Of UK Black Metal

The UK isn't exactly known for its black metal so here's a list of the best we have to offer, proving we have a number of unappreciated gems that can compete with the best there is. Each of these are hand-tested by me and come with a money back guarantee. Each offers something interesting and excellent, not just a bunch of ordinary dross picked for their regional significance! For further reading you could do worse than check out the Metal Archives reviews. Apart from Thus Defiled which has yet to receive any they all garnered positive reviews, some overwhelmingly so (Fen, TAoP, Forefather, Spearhead, Lyrinx). No order.

1. Fen - The Malediction Fields
2. Akercocke - The Goat Of Mendes
3. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder of Jesus the Jew

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.08.2010

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Top 100 Albums Up To 1999

Top 100 albums pre-2000. No order. Errors likely.

1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
2. Candlemass - Nightfall
3. Candlemass - Tales of Creation
4. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
5. Hijokaidan - Romance

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Created by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.07.2010