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Song Puzzles: One Song In Several Parts On Different Albums

Some stories, themes or concepts are presented not just in one single song but are split in separate tracks that (often) share the same title but are distinguished by a number of the corresponding part of the song series.

However, sometimes these parts are not found together on one album, but are included on different releases of the artist.
They can be found on two (or more) conceptually linked albums (where they function as part of an ensemble together with the other songs), or they can be included on independent releases (where only they alone continue their story).

Therefore, the main purpose of this list is to give an overview that enables the reader to find the missing song pieces - or even to inform that these pieces exist at all.

Please feel free to find and suggest more examples of these "song jigsaw puzzles": one song(concept) in separate parts on different albums.

1. After Forever - Prison Of Desire
2. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
3. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
4. Dream Theater - Octavarium
5. Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos

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Created by Plattner on 28.05.2023

Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
3. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. King Diamond - Abigail

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Created by Electric Funeral on 24.05.2023


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 (+), I don't think it's anthing special (*), I dislike it (-) or I really dislike it (--). 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 band 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.
The way the top 200 works makes it so that the albums at the bottom of the list are actually tied with other albums, but those other albums do not show up in the list. To make this list better, I decided that every album rated 8.74 (the lowest score included in the top 200) as of 23/04/2023 would be included in my list, making it a top 215.

1. Albums I am yet to hear:
2. -----------------------------
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
5. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die

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Created by doez on 13.04.2023


1. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
2. Slayer - Show No Mercy
3. Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!

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Created by suryanshkalia on 30.03.2023

My Top 50 Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

Limiting my picks to one album per band (otherwise it would have been a much larger list), here are my top 50 favorite metal albums of all time including my favorite track for each album:

1. Stratovarius - Episode
2. Angra - Angels Cry
3. Helloween - Better Than Raw
4. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
5. Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark

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Created by stratogustav on 18.03.2023

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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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Currently Listening... (February 2023 Edition)

These are albums that I'm currently enjoying. They may be classics that I'm revisiting or new gems I've recently discovered. (Ordered alphabetically)

- A star (⭐️) denotes a new discovery that I find exceptionally special!
- A flame (🔥) denotes an album that I've heard before, enjoyed, and am revisiting this month!

1. Ancient - Svartalvheim
2. Arizmenda - Spiders Lust In The Dungeon’s Dust
3. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
4. Carnosus - Visions Of Infinihility
5. Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 02.02.2023

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Best Album Closers

A lot has already been said about the best album openers in metal. Not that much do we talk about abum closers though.
I guess for me the ending of an album is at least as important as its start.
I have put here my favourite album closers in all metal of all time, in descending order of my preference. And I am looking forward to your comments on it.

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
3. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

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Created by Redel on 23.01.2023

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My Top 100 Albums According To

This list is my top 100 played albums ordered by the number of "scrobbles" since 2013 according to, if you also have a account, don't hesitate to follow me.
My user: daniloescolin

1. Slayer - Reign In Blood
2. W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
3. W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
4. Kreator - Enemy Of God
5. Iced Earth - The Dark Saga

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Created by IDieForMetal on 17.01.2023

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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

My Top 150 Albums Of All Time

This list shows only my preferences in metal. These albums are not necessarily the best of the bands written by, but I return to them again and again. In my opinion, all this masterpieces confirm the variety and greatness of metal music.
1. One album per band.
2. Ordered from highest position (top) to lowest (bottom).
3. No heavy, power, doom, gothic, sludge/stoner albums.

1. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
2. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
3. In Flames - Clayman
4. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
5. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius

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Created by nikita_ducati on 16.10.2022

Essential Metal Albums To Own

Work in progress until a good foundation is made. No real order other than what pops in my head.

1. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
3. Slayer - Hell Awaits
4. Slayer - Reign in Blood
5. Slayer - South of Heaven

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Created by rgemmell82 on 14.10.2022

1990 (An Exploration)

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
3. Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World
4. King Diamond - The Eye
5. Bathory - Hammerheart

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 18.09.2022

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Starting On Metal? A Beginner’s List

So … you want a start listen Metal and you don’t know how to start? Then this list is for you.

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
2. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
3. Saxon - Denim And Leather
4. Rush - 2112
5. Van Halen - 1984

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Created by Blackcrowe on 14.09.2022