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2007 (An Exploration)

1. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2. Machine Head - The Blackening
3. Alter Bridge - Blackbird
4. Nile - Ithyphallic
5. Static-X - Cannibal

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 27.01.2023

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2007

A little list series where I list my top 20 favorite metal albums every year starting from the year I was born in.

2007 was a really good one, possibly my favorite of the 2000's until now, a lot of great release in Progressive metal, Black metal and Doom metal had a really strong comeback that year, overall a really great year for metal

1. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
2. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
3. Ensiferum - Victory Songs
4. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
5. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty

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Created by Handala on 21.10.2022

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

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Top 50 Of 2005-2009

1. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
2. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
3. Firewind - Allegiance
4. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
5. Paradise Lost - In Requiem

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 04.08.2022

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Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

1 album per band per subgenre
work in progress, updating as I go through the song-by-song ratings on
I will typically update my black metal faves -
and my death metal faves -
prior to updating this one

1. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
2. King Diamond - Abigail
3. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
4. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
5. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris

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Created by sgtrobo on 14.07.2022

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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 2007

Wow... A prize for whoever can guess which genre I was obsessed with in 2007... :

Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Ava Inferi - The Silhouette (Gothic)
Machine Head - The Blackening (Groove)
Rotting Christ - Theogonia (Black)
Gospel Of The Horns - Realm Of The Damned (Black/Thrash)

1. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
2. Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands
3. Marduk - Rom 5:12
4. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
5. Immolation - Shadows In The Light

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Created by blackwreath13 on 05.07.2022

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Park Metal

Music I listen to in an English-styled park in Warsaw, where nature grew in such a way that a controlled wilderness was achieved. Some songs match certain seasons better than others! This music goes well with the wonderful fantasy-themed imagination I've been gifted through my autism.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. Summoning - Stronghold

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Created by Qualeen on 04.07.2022

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My Top 30 Albums Of 2007

1. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
2. Antimatter - Leaving Eden
3. Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty
4. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
5. Dark Tranquillity - Fiction

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Created by JHK on 18.05.2022

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50 Favorite Bands

The bands are in that order on purpose, from most to least favorite, but favorite nonetheless. The format is:

band | favourite album by the band | favorite song (or 2) by the band

Last updated on 4 November 2022.

1. Meshuggah - Nothing
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Immolation - Close to a World Below
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Qualeen on 31.01.2022

Albums I Prefer Over Their Presumed Career Highlights

This list came into being after reading RaduP's Getting Into: Negura Bunget article. I have always wondered why people are so in awe of Om and disregard Vîrstele Pămîntului. Since this is not the only band where I tend to prefer another album than what many perceive as the climax of a band. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

1. Abigor - Totschläger (A Saintslayer's Songbook)
2. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
3. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
4. Bethlehem - Bethlehem
5. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth

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Created by Dinruth on 31.12.2021

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Fave BM (and BM-adjacent) Albums

* Updating this as I get around to doing song-by-song on RYM.
* 1 album per band
* limiting this to actual black metal releases, as opposed to releases by bands that were, at one time, black metal.
>> Some bands really do incorporate a lot of both death metal or doom (or avant garde or folk, etc) and black metal in their albums, so I consider them to be 'black metal adjacent' even if it might not be 'purely black metal'

1. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
2. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
3. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
5. Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury

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Created by sgtrobo on 26.11.2021

Ultimate Collection Of Metal

The albums below is my definition of extreme metal music, regardless of their genre. Entire list is based only on my personal preferences in metal.
1. One album per band
2. 305 groups/305 albums

1. In Flames - Clayman
2. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
3. Chimaira - Chimaira
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Testament - The New Order

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Created by nikita_ducati on 18.10.2021

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400+ Favorite Songs

Last updated on 1 April 2023.

1. Dream Theater - Images and Words
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Wintersun - Wintersun
4. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
5. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

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Created by Qualeen on 10.10.2021

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200+ Favorite Albums

Note: Tool intentionally ommitted because they don't consider themselves metal. Otherwise you'd see their first 4 albums in top 25.

Last updated: 26 March 2023

1. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath

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Created by Qualeen on 30.09.2021

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300+ Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album)

These are (in my opinion) the best metal songs of all time. I've limited myself to choosing a maximum of TWO SONGS PER ALBUM so that there can be some diversity in the bands that appear.
The genres are mainly heavy, thrash, and death metal - with some black and power metal too.
Format: Band - Album - SONG

1. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
4. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
5. Dio - Holy Diver

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 24.06.2021