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Top 200 Metal Releases Of All Time

I have finally caved in and made a top 200 list. The main focus here is metal, so no Rush, no King Crimson, Deep Purple, or GY!BE are in the list, but I do still love those bands and others that could have qualified.
The list mostly contains albums, but some EPs, demos, splits, and compilations are also featured every now and then. I also tried to avoid including demos or EPs that were too short but there’s still a few of them.
Enjoy!

1.Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2.Windir - Arntor
3.Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
4.Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
5.Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by doez on 21.02.2024



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My Top Metal Albums

This is my top albums (only with those where I gave 8 or more). I will update the list now and then

1.Slipknot - Iowa
2.Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3.Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4.Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
5.Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by Ch'ti on 06.02.2024



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Greatest Metal Drumming Plus's The Most Influential

My Favorites songs on drums…
A tribute to those great drummers…A Huge investigation about the name of those drummers and their best moments and songs

1.Rush - 2112
2.Van Halen - 1984
3.Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
4.Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
5.Dio - The Last In Line

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Created by Blackcrowe on 02.12.2023



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Metal Mascots

Mascots are an established and popular part of metal fan culture. In contrast to sports team mascots, they are no cute talismans, but are regarded as personification of the band and its music (or even as some kind of evil band member) that adds enormously to the identification of the fans with the band.

This alphabetical list presents well known examples by showing the album cover where the corresponding mascot first appeared, along with one or two sentences as general information.

Please feel free to suggest more examples of metal mascots or share relevant information on the presented mascots.



1.Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
2.Annihilator - Alice In Hell
3.Anthrax - Inside Out
4.Artillery - B.A.C.K.
5.Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen

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Created by Plattner on 28.09.2023



1986 (An Exploration)

1.Metallica - Master Of Puppets
2.Slayer - Reign In Blood
3.Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
4.Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
5.Stryper - To Hell With The Devil

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 11.07.2023



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1986 My Top 20 Albums

1.Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time
2.Metallica - Master Of Puppets
3.Slayer - Reign In Blood
4.King Diamond - Fatal Portrait
5.Ozzy Osbourne - The Ultimate Sin

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Created by geraki63 on 19.06.2023



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Great Bass Songs Top 50+

Great Songs on the 4 Strings, Classic songs… Remember from the rehearsal of your band, when the guy on the bass start to move the fingers on that song? Well this is a tribute to that moment and a tribute to those genius of the 4 strings.

1.Metallica - Ride The Lightning
2.Tool - Lateralus
3.Rush - Moving Pictures
4.Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
5.Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

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Created by Blackcrowe on 15.06.2023



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THE METAL BIBLE Part II: The 80s

Welcome to what I consider the "1980s Metal Bible" or in other words, a list of records of various genres in the arrays of Metal and Hard Rock that I deem essential or at least very recommended to listeners of hard and heavy music. In this second part we conquer the mighty decade that many deem as the classic decade of Metal. This and the other parts of this journey through the decades may be a very overwhelming list. I essentially try to collect all albums in the History of Metal that strike me as worthwhile. May this be a guideline for people that seek for an entrance to a particular genre or certain bands. In no means I am saying, that this list is indisputable by any means. I consider these my personal picks for albums that should be listened to by die-hard metal fans at least once. Hopefully you can discover some new music or relate with my picks. If I missed something that you would include in such a list, please tell me in the form of a comment. Enjoy! \,,/

1.Tygers Of Pan Tang - Wild Cat
2.Krokus - Metal Rendez-Vous
3.Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire
4.Witchfynde - Give 'Em Hell
5.Angel Witch - Angel Witch

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Created by pandrstudios on 02.06.2023



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Favourites

1.King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
2.Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
3.Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
4.Metallica - Kill 'Em All
5.Slayer - Show No Mercy

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Created by suryanshkalia on 19.05.2023



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Making My Way Through The MS Top 200

The MS top 200 is supposed to represent the absolute peak of metal music, the timeless classics. I have been listening to metal for about 6 years now and would consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the genre. Yet, I have barely heard half of what the top 200 has to offer. I am now on a quest to listen to it all and give an honest opinion on what I thought of it.
This list will show every album of the top 200 and if I've listened to it whether it's an all-time favourite of mine (+++), I really like it (++), I like it (+), it’s good (*), it’s not great (-), I really dislike it (--) or I hate it from the bottom of my heart (---). The same symbols will be used to characterize what I think my opinion of the albums I haven't heard yet will be, based on my knowledge of the bands and of the genre they play. (?) signifies that I have no idea of whether I'll enjoy it or not and (/) means that my opinion of the album is probably obsolete, and I need to listen to it again. A ★ means the album is in my own top 200.
Edit: The bottom of the top 200 has been changing a lot, with some stuff formerly in the list now closer to 240th, so this is now a top 250. I’m not sure I want to expand the list further down, but I’ll see whenever it’s completed if I feel like going for a top 300 or something like that.
Best discoveries so far: Wildhoney, Nightfall, Out Of Myself, Portal Of I, Autumn Aurora, Nemesis Divina, Abigail, V: Hävitetty, Sounds Of Pain.

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3.W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
4.Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
5.Ensiferum - Ensiferum

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Created by doez on 13.04.2023



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Great Album Covers 👍👍👍

A list of my favorite album covers

1.Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
2.Mercyful Fate - Melissa
3.Slayer - Reign In Blood
4.Motörhead - Motörhead
5.Iron Maiden - Powerslave

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Created by Blackcrowe on 31.03.2023



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Thrash

1.Metallica - Kill 'Em All
2.Slayer - Show No Mercy
3.Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
4.Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5.Voivod - War And Pain

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Created by suryanshkalia on 30.03.2023



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Ranking The Big 4 Discographies

my ranking of the Big 4s Full-Length albums
Near the bottom , the rankings get a bit more 'interchangeable' because I can't be bothered to specifically discern the difference between turd flavors

1.Slayer - Reign In Blood
2.Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3.Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
4.Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5.Metallica - Master Of Puppets

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Created by sgtrobo on 05.03.2023



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My Must Listen Albums

1.Agalloch - Pale Folklore
2.Agalloch - The Mantle
3.Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4.Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5.Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God

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Created by P3YM4N on 12.12.2022



M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites - 8s

I feel like my overall favorites list is getting too long. I'm splitting it up by rating.

1.Thy Catafalque - Meta
2.Sepulcros - Vazio
3.Kassad - Faces Turn Away
4.Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
5.Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act I

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Created by M0rkeleb on 04.12.2022