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My Top 50 Albums Of 2000-2009

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
3. Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
4. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by JHK on 01.10.2022

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2003

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

2003 may not have been that spical, but for me I think it was possibly one of the best years for Power and Symphonic metal, also this was the year where I started to listen to metal regularly going back to classic albums and bands, starting my metal journey.

1. Masterplan - Masterplan
2. Epica - The Phantom Agony
3. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
4. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
5. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came

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Created by Handala on 22.09.2022

My Top 30 Albums Of 2003

1. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
3. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
4. Windir - Likferd
5. Opeth - Damnation

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Created by JHK on 19.06.2022

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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

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My Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time (June 2022)

These are my top 100 favorite albums - they are the reason why I love metal!
Format: Band | Album | (genre, release year, country) What I like about the album; Favorite songs
Death: 28
Black: 20
Thrash: 19
Heavy: 15
Progressive: 9
Power: 4
Doom: 4
Symphonic: 1
Years with most album favorites:
1995: 8
1996: 7
1990: 7
1984: 5
Countries with most album favorites:
USA: 35
Sweden: 20
UK: 16
Norway: 6

----Last Update: June 15, 2022----

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
3. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. Death - Spiritual Healing

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 09.06.2021

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1001 Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die

An ongoing list for personal use as well as for reference for beginners (& veterans alike). This is solely my personal opinion and taste (Death & Prog mostly but do give every genre a try). Basically will include albums I've rated 8 & above. Sorted by year since I'll need a Venn diagram to sort by genre (seriously MS please make it happen if possible). Will feature multiple releases per year (obviously) and per band (since if a band is putting out better albums it deserves more recognition). Keeping the metal faith alive from India

1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself

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Created by metalriff on 05.02.2021

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The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (E)

This list is meant to be an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, collection of the greatest (modern) metal albums and eps. Running the gamut from avant-garde to trve norweigan black metal. *As someone who is young in age, my tastes tend to revolve around the period of the 80s to the present.* Although certain metal albums from before will certainly be featured, the period of the 60s-70s will be under-represented. I refer you to this excellent list to gain a better appreciation for some of the best metal from that period:

1. Ea - Ea Taesse
2. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
3. Earth And Pillars - Earth I
4. Earth Crisis - Destroy The Machines
5. Earth Rot - Black Tides Of Obscurity

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Created by Uxküll on 05.11.2020

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Top 100 (+5) Of 2000-2004

2005-2009 list:
2010-2014 list:
2015-2019 list:

I sure do love this site and it's rating system, it makes finding great music so easy and, even more importantly, when an album is overlooked for a while but starts getting a buzz a few months later, boom, there it appears in the top 20.

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Tool - Lateralus
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Crys1s on 26.09.2019

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Top 400+ Albums of All Time

I've been listening to Metal since 2005 and it has become my biggest passion in life.

Rarely a day goes by where I don't listen to it in one form or another. The bands I listened to in my teens inspired me to pick up the guitar (and later drums) and start making music of my own.

So here are the albums that have stood out and made the largest impact on me.

(Score is an average of each album's song ratings, full list located here)

If you discovered any new music or like the same sort of music, be sure to give this list a thumbs-up and leave a comment so more people can find these amazing bands!

My other lists:
My Favourite EPs (ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)
The Most Overrated Albums on MS (trigger warning)

1. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
5. Opeth - Still Life

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Created by nonZero on 06.10.2018

Yeni Albüm

1. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
2. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
3. Borknagar - Winter Thrice 2016
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Cynic - Focus

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Created by sinsisansar on 03.10.2018

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My Favourite Albums Of 2000s

1. Afgrund - Vid Helvetets Grindar
2. After Forever - After Forever
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
5. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

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Created by In Bone Factory on 01.09.2018

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My Top 10 Of 2003

1. Cradle Of Filth - Damnation And A Day
2. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
3. Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
4. The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
5. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja

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Created by Archie 666 on 09.08.2017

Metal Albums By Year

same as rym except this obviously limits to metal albums which might be interesting. ah well it just meant iron maiden are 2x more of the albums

1. Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4

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Created by atreides547 on 01.12.2015

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2000-2014: A 'Factored' Top 100

Take a look at the Top Album lists of recent years and you'll notice an obvious trend. In 2005 the average rating of the top 25 albums is 8.76. Jump to 2014 and the average among the top 25 has dropped to 8.26. An almost linear decrease is observable for the 10 years in between.

I was curious to see what a Top 100 for 2000-2014 would look like if I factored the votes to account for the 'rating decline'. I hope you find it interesting.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4. Aquilus - Griseus
5. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World

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Created by Moose on 13.09.2015

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A Progressive Metal Journey

1. 1980's
2. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
3. Slauter Xstoyes - Winter Kill
4. Watch Tower - Energetic Disassembly
5. Trilogy - Life On Earth

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Created by Floflo79 on 04.06.2015