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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



The Best Of Deathspell Omega

1. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
3. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
4. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
5. Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces Of Palingenesia

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Created by sevenchalices on 26.02.2021



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The Most Overrated Albums on MS

Albums and EPs rated 8.6+ from 100+ votes which I've given an 8 or lower to.

If I haven't already done so, I will likely re-listen to these in the hope of understanding why they've received so many 9 and 10 votes.

Ordered by my rating then MS rating then number of votes (as of September 2021).

1. ----------7/10----------
2. Anathema - Judgement
3. Anathema - Alternative 4
4. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
5. Motörhead - Overkill

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Created by nonZero on 19.02.2021



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

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: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/freis/martin_popoffs_the_top_500_heavy_metal_albums_of_all_time/

1. D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
2. Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
3. Damim - The Difference Engine
4. Dämmerfarben - Im Abendrot
5. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations

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Created by Uxküll on 28.10.2020



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Top 100 (+2) Of 2005-2009

2000-2004 list: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=5844
2010-2014 list: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=5828
2015-2019 list: http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=6722

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. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
4. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
5. Septicflesh - Communion

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Created by Crys1s on 19.09.2019



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My Top 25 Favorite Metal Albums

They are not in order and also one album per band

1. Anathema - Serenades
2. Opeth - Morningrise
3. In The Woods... - Heart Of The Ages
4. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
5. Alcest - Écailles De Lune

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Created by High RedOctober on 31.10.2016



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My Top Dissonant Metal Picks

Are you addicted to the eerie sound of Deathspell Omega, Ulcerate and Portal? Then this list is for you.

1. Above Aurora - Path to Ruin
2. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
3. Ad Nauseam - Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est
4. Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
5. Akhlys - The Dreaming I

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Created by Akatash on 28.07.2016



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My Favourite Albums Of All Time

One album per band/artist, in order.

1. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Dødheimsgard - A Umbra Omega
4. Kayo Dot - Choirs Of The Eye
5. Dead Congregation - Graves Of The Archangels

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Created by Death_95 on 10.03.2016



Favorite Albums Of All-Time

My favorite albums on alphabetical order.

1. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
4. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
5. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark

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Created by sevenchalices on 20.09.2015



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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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Progressive Spiritual Euphoria / Best prog Albums Ever .

So here we are again . After many years of dedication and love to this music that we call progressive metal, here are some of the best albums that ever existed and made the earth a better place . Give to these albums the attention and the respect they deserve and you will be fully awarded. I think i will try and limit this list to 3 cd's maximum per band to make this thing more challenging .

1. Dan Swanö - Moontower
2. Cynic - Traced in Air
3. Cynic - Focus
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Enslaved - Ruun

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 20.09.2014



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Maniard's List Of Masterpieces

A list of albums considered by me to be totally worth checking out, even if you are not into whichever genre they belong to. No particular order, maybe except for the first three

1. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
2. Tool - Lateralus
3. Gorguts - Obscura
4. Neurosis - Souls At Zero
5. In The Woods... - Omnio

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Created by maniard on 09.01.2014



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Black Metal Cover Arts Which I Think Are Stunning And Interesting

I list the black metal artworks which are the most different and appealing, at least for my eyes, and give a brief excuse for a somewhat explanation of why I think it.
Edit: As suggested, I gave a link to the inages of the albums not feat. here non MS. For all the other ones... Well, one can always click on the album name.

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
3. Abigail Williams - Becoming
4. Ad Hominem - Dictator
5. Alcest - Le Secret

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Created by Karlabos on 29.11.2013



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Dark, Harrowing, And Ravaging Albums To Ruin Your Day

These obviously won't ruin your day. Chances are if you are into these styles you'll love this selection. No stylistic borders, but I'm limiting myself to one album per band. These aren't necessarily my favorite albums by these bands, but they are the one's I think fit the best.

1. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Absolutus - Pugnare In Iis Quae Obtinere Non Possis
4. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
5. Aderlating - Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Pt. 1

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Created by Alex F on 11.09.2013



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Favorite Black Metal Albums

1. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
2. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
3. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
4. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
5. Satyricon - Nemesis Divina

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Created by ManiacBlasphemer on 02.10.2012