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Metal Albums Ranked From WORSHIP To DISLIKE

Ratings go from:

WORSHIP ❤️❤️❤️: Absolute greatness, a mindblowing album.
LOVE ❤️❤️🖤: Amazing release with very few flaws.
LIKE ❤️🖤🖤: Enjoyable but far from perfect.
DISLIKE 💔: Not very good or maybe not fitting my tastes.

I've decided to stop rating albums with a numerical value as I tend to feel uncomfortable with that. This list has a minimalistic, subjective and visceral approach, based purely on sensations and personal tastes. Mainly for personal use and doesn't pretend to be a serious ranking, but emerges from the need to remember which bands and albums I enjoyed and the ones I disliked. I constantly revisit new releases so first impressions may change over time. It usually takes 8-10 spins for me to get completely sure of a rating.

1. Æther Realm - Tarot
2. Abhoria - Abhoria
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agrypnie - Metamorphosis
5. Allegaeon - Fragments Of Form And Function

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Created by Rinbel on 14.03.2022

2021: The Final Countdown

Metallic World War 2021

2017 champions Archspire want to defend their leadership (strategy: we raze you with more BPM), while Dvne (3rd place in 2017) and Rivers of Nihil (3rd place in 2018) enhance their sonic arsenal by forcefully declaring war on sovereigns; however, the battlefield is filled with loose mines that could explode and blow everything up, ultra-technical mines called Inferi, Deviant Process and First Fragment (brand: Dominic Forest Lapointe). From afar, cautious and silent, veterans named Carcass, Dream Theater and Mastodon lurk. Steffen Kummurer of Obscura (3rd place in 2009, 2nd place in 2011, 6th place in 2016, 7th place in 2018) warrior experienced and reliable, re-sheaths his most powerful weapons (Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Christian Muenzner, champion with the Alkaloid in 2018) and prepares for the final assault on the Throne of Metal. The 2012 champions, Between the Buried and Me, dethroned but never tamed, take the field recalling the glorious colors of the past to regain what is rightfully theirs.

1. Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
2. Dvne - Etemen Ænka
3. Archspire - Bleed The Future
4. Obscura - A Valediction
5. Mastodon - Hushed And Grim

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Created by RockwiththeDoc on 01.02.2022

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Best Of 2021!

Another year, another list. Huh time flies. First 10 in order I think was best of the best. Last 10 worst of the worst. Rest is in a order as I think they fits (based on todays perspective) , maybe december albums are higher as januari ones and also some middle albums might be 2-3 places higher, lover.
PS If there are duplications, let me know.

1. Thyrathen - ThanatOpsis
2. Black Soul Horde - Horrors From The Void
3. Cult Of Eibon - Black Flame Dominion
4. KK's Priest - Sermons Of The Sinner
5. Icon Of Sin - Icon Of Sin

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Created by Bad English on 30.01.2022

M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites - 10s

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

1. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still
2. Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. Ayreon - 01011001
5. Igric - Svet Svetlom Stvorený

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Created by M0rkeleb on 30.10.2021

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F3ynman's Checklist

Here are albums (ordered by subgenre) that I want to listen to, but haven't yet.
For some albums, I've heard one or two songs, but not the entire album. Therefore, these albums still await my judgement!
Recommendations are always welcome!

1. Upcoming:
2. Russian Circles - Gnosis
3. Psychlona - Palo Verde
4. Long Distance Calling - Eraser
5. Muse - Will of the People

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 20.10.2021

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Album Of The Year 2021

My top 20 best albums of 2021!

1. Trivium - In The Court Of The Dragon
2. IOTUNN - Access All Worlds
3. Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix
4. Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm
5. Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers

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Created by Ruisdier on 01.10.2021

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Land Of Metal And Heavy: Portland

Do you know this feeling when you stumble across a random word, and then suddenly that name pops up just about everywhere? That specific term haunting yours truly has long been "Portland, Oregon". It seems to me that every new discovery was founded in Portland, apparently every other album was mastered at Brad Boatright's Audiosiege Studio in Portland, and every single of my favorite bands had, at some point, performed on a stage somewhere in Portland.

1. Abhorrent Affliction - Forever Will He Reign
2. Acathexis - Acathexis
3. Ænigmatum - Deconsecrate
4. Ævangelist - Dream An Evil Dream III
5. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere

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Created by Starvynth on 13.08.2021

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Top 20 2021 AotY

just keeping track.
This will have the top 20 and then a bunch of the "near 20"
If it has double-digit rating (i.e. /10 instead of /5) then I did a song-by-song on RYM for it

edit - I gotta get around to updating this list

1. Ethereal Shroud - Trisagion
2. Veilburner - Lurkers In The Capsule Of Skull
3. First Fragment - Gloire Éternelle
4. Thy Catafalque - Vadak
5. Dormant Ordeal - The Grand Scheme Of Things

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Created by sgtrobo on 05.08.2021

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Top 100 albums 2021

1. Trivium - In The Court Of The Dragon
2. Swallow the Sun - Moonflowers
3. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
4. Leprous - Aphelion
5. Soen - Imperial

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Created by Angryfarruh on 01.07.2021

[ Oh my Godness, this is a Shoegazing ! ... And it's Amazing ! ]

1. Aara - Triade I: Eos
2. Déluge - Æther
3. Déluge - Ægo Templo
4. Envy - Insomniac Doze
5. Envy - Atheist's Cornea

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Created by Vaflezjui on 02.05.2021

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2021 of the Pangolin

My List of the releases made during 2021. Score based on the excel sheet i've made

1. Decline Of The I - Johannes
2. Vokonis - Odyssey
3. Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
4. Kanonenfieber - Menschenmühle
5. Stortregn - Impermanence

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Created by Space Pangolin on 09.04.2021

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2021 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

F*ck 2020! 2021, here we go!

1. Gråt Strigoi - Communion Of The Nameless
2. Vouna - Atropos
3. Ethereal Shroud - Trisagion
4. Noltem - Illusions In The Wake
5. Big Brave - Leaving None But Small Birds [Collaboration]

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Created by Draugen on 23.03.2021

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Albums i've enjoyed in 2021

1. Turnstile - Glow On
2. Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
3. Herzel - Le Dernier Rempart
4. The Flight Of Sleipnir - Eventide
5. Midnight Odyssey - Biolume Part 2 - The Golden Orb

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Created by Tornado Of Souls on 07.03.2021

MY 2021 Buying List

1. Transilvania - Of Sleep and Death
2. Bhleg - Ödhin
3. Ferriterium - Calvaire
4. Asphyx - Necroceros
5. Yoth Iria - As the Flame Withers

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Created by branco108 on 05.03.2021

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My Mostly Metal Playlist - Top 100 (so Far) of 2021

Good morrow
This is Prnzo
this list is probably for...
idk, the more adventurous...
jack-of-all-trades listener
lots of apples/oranges here
hopefully this top list helps
at least one MS'er
and if not...
there's always next yr
...unless there's not

update: this list still reflected just releases from earlier in the year - I keep updating my list offline... but I'm never happy with some of the configuration/arrangement (due mostly to indecision or losing track of even a very good release here n there)

1. Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
2. Dordeduh - Har
3. Adjy - The Idyll Opus (I-VI)
4. The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Illusory Walls
5. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe - Bloodmoon: I

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Created by prnzokoshiroltra on 04.03.2021