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Top 35 Metalcore Albums

1. The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
2. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
3. The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack
4. Heaven Shall Burn - Veto
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect

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Created by Mrtvozornik on 25.04.2022



Best Of The Best

My all time favorite records

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
2. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
3. Megadeth - Youthanasia
4. Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
5. Protest The Hero - Fortress

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Created by Coolingsrock on 22.03.2022



Sophomore Core

1. Haste The Day - When Everything Falls
2. The Agony Scene - The Darkest Red
3. Feed Her To The Sharks - Savage Seas
4. Stick To Your Guns - Comes From The Heart
5. Chimaira - The Impossibility of Reason

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Created by Burt Cokain on 02.08.2021



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The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (P-Q)

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. P.H.O.B.O.S. - Phlogiston Catharsis
2. Paara - Riitti
3. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
4. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling
5. Paganizer - Into The Catacombs

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Created by Uxküll on 01.02.2021



Top 30 Albums Of 2008

1. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2. Darkspace - Dark Space III
3. Equilibrium - Sagas
4. Septicflesh - Communion
5. Ayreon - 01011001

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Created by al3xjpt on 16.04.2020



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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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Metalcore's Finest

1. All That Remains - The Fall Of Ideals
2. Bleeding Through - The Truth
3. Killswitch Engage - The End Of Heartache
4. Dry Kill Logic - The Darker Side Of Nonsense
5. Evergreen Terrace - Sincerity Is An Easy Disguise In This Business

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Created by MOIST on 01.11.2017



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Current Top 100, 5 Years On

Back when I joined the site in 2011, I did a customary top 100 album list. Every year since then, when I've looked back at it it's become increasingly unrecognisable from my own tastes. Seeing bands I once listened to daily vanish from my playlists, new bands emerge as favourites, and bands even come and go in my reckonings during that time period (Iced Earth, Alcest, even Pain Of Salvation and more certainly peaked in my listening habits around 2011-12 to slowly vanish into obscurity). Now that it's just gone 5 years since I did that list, I thought I might do an updated list just to see how much my tastes have shifted. Whilst compiling the list, I pretty much worked on gut instinct, which was weird as I found myself almost disregarding albums I know I like whilst promoting albums I'm honestly undecided on - it almost seemed to veer away from album quality at times to embracing a subconscious effect the albums have had. Anyway, here it is, plus some honorable mentions that I was surprised missed out.

1. Dream Theater - Images And Words
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Protest The Hero - Kezia

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Created by musclassia on 23.03.2016



Top Albums 2008

Well, here I put my personal top with which to me have been the best albums of 2008. They are not all they are, but if they all are.

1. Septicflesh - Communion
2. Textures - Silhouettes
3. The Faceless - Planetary Duality
4. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
5. Whitechapel - This Is Exile

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Created by kam1kaze on 25.11.2014



Favorite Straight-Through Listens

1. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2. Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
3. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
4. Orphaned Land - Mabool
5. Protest The Hero - Fortress

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Created by chomskeet on 12.10.2014



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Doc's Top 20 (Metal) Albums Of All Time

My top-20 all time favorite (metal) albums. Obviously subject to change over long periods of time. Left out most recent finds - these are albums that have resonated with me for at least a few years.

1. High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
2. 3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
3. Turisas - The Varangian Way
4. Keep Of Kalessin - Kolossus
5. Motörhead - Inferno

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Created by Doc G. on 20.09.2014



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Albums That Changed Me

These are some of my all time favourite albums. Not really any order, just what came to mind first.

1. John Cougar Mellencamp - Nobody's Fool
2. Ac/Dc - Back In Black
3. Anthrax - Attack Of The Killer B's
4. Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
5. Shadows Fall - The Art Of Balance

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Created by Boxcar Willy on 03.09.2014



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Best Albums Of 2000-2010

In no order, just the my favorite of that decade.

1. Swallow the Sun - The Morning Never Came
2. Equilibrium - Sagas
3. The Defaced - Karma in Black
4. Susperia - Vindication
5. Masterplan - Aeronautics

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Created by EnigmaLake on 08.06.2014



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Most Talented Vocalists In Metal

My other lists:
Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS
So I Heard You Like Opeth...

A concise list of my metalhead man-crushes (now featuring ladies.)

While there is little introduction required for some of these bands and their front(wo)men, there are no words that can accurately describe such jaw-dropping talent anyhow. The albums and youtube links listed are meant to display the full capacity of vocalists' talents, not the bands' most quality or popular tracks - click the links below and behold the prowess.

1. Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
2. Adagio - Underworld
3. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
4. Amorphis - Silent Waters
5. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

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Created by LeKiwi on 03.05.2013



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Coolingsrock's Best Of 2008

Coolingsrock's Albums of 2008. What I managed to listen to that year and know very well. order: Best to worst.

1. Protest The Hero - Fortress
2. After The Burial - Rareform
3. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
4. Trivium - Shogun
5. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation

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Created by Coolingsrock on 18.05.2012