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My Most Frequently Listened-to Albums Of 2022

Collected thanks to Looks like there's been an odd mixture of brutal death metal, symphonic deathcore, old school death metal and... power metal (among others) because i'm a fantasy enjoyer.

1. Infant Annihilator - The Battle of Yaldabaoth
2. Immolation - Acts of God
3. Shadow of Intent - Elegy
4. Meshuggah - Immutable
5. Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath

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Created by Qualeen on 01.01.2023

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A collection of totally family-friendly jams fitting the spooky season. One song per band!

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Slayer - South of Heaven
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. King Diamond - Abigail

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Created by Qualeen on 31.10.2022

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


1. Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
2. Malevolent Creation - Retribution
3. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
4. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
5. Death - Leprosy

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Created by andytepedino on 14.10.2022

Top Metal Albums Of All Time

I started listening to metal music when I was a teenager, somewhere around the end of the 90's. After all these years, I thought it was high time to compose my personal top list of metal albums. What you see here is the absolute best of the best ... according to my taste.

To compile this list I have put all albums that I have given a 10/10 here on MS. Then I have put all these albums in a Ranking Engine ( where they were put head to head and I had to choose which I liked more. The list below is what came out of this exercise.

1. Opeth - Deliverance
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
4. Edge Of Sanity - Purgatory Afterglow
5. Cobalt - Eater of Birds

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Created by Miohn on 18.09.2022

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Top 25 Classic Death Metal Debuts

3 caveats
1. Death metal album (not just debut from band that became death metal, like Carcass)
2. Released calendar year 1999 or earlier
3. By a band with more than 1 album (1-album wonder list is elsewhere)

Yes, there are a few bands conspicuous in their absence. For whatever reason, I just never really got into them.

1. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
2. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
3. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
4. Cynic - Focus
5. Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh

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Created by sgtrobo on 30.07.2022

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Andy's top ranked songs under 2 minutes!!

Basically all songs, interludes, and intro's below 2:00 minutes, which I have ranked in order of personal favorite down.

1. Van Halen - Van Halen
2. Slayer - Reign In Blood
3. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory

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Created by AndyMetalFreak on 14.07.2022

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1991

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

1991 and the early 1990's ware the golden age of old school death metal, where progressive metal stars to kik more gear, the mayhem of the second wave/Norwegian black metal starts, And of course 1991 is the year where Grung killed Glam metal

1. Coroner - Mental Vortex
2. Fates Warning - Parallels
3. Death - Human
4. Bathory - Twilight Of The Gods
5. Armored Saint - Symbol Of Salvation

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Created by Handala on 27.06.2022


Welcome to what I consider the "Metal Bible" or in other words, a list of records of various genres in the arrays of Metal and Hard Rock that I deem essential or at least very recommended to listeners of hard and heavy music. This may be a very overwhelming list but I essentially try to collect all albums in the History of Metal that strike me as worthwhile. May this be a guideline for people that seek for an entrance to a particular genre or certain bands. In no means I am saying, that this list is indisputable by any means. I consider these my personal picks for albums that should be listened to by die-hard metal fans at least once. Hopefully you can discover some new music or relate with my picks. If I missed something that you would include in such a list, please tell me in the form of a comment. Enjoy! \,,/

1. High Tide - Sea Shanties
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
4. Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come
5. Josefus - Dead Man

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Created by pandrstudios on 31.05.2022

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Death Is Only The Beginning (Of This List)

This is a list of all the death metal albums I have listened to that I thought were at all worth remembering. Like my other genre lists, this is just a record of my own listening experience that I use for personal organization, not a definitive account of the best or all of the death metal out there; there will probably be albums or bands that are not death metal in the strictest sense. You'll find some OSDM, melodeath, tech death, death-doom, maybe a bit of deathcore, I don't know. Maybe some non-death metal albums by death metal bands that I put in here just because.

1. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
2. Death - Symbolic
3. At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
4. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
5. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 15.04.2022

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 3 December 2022.

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: 2 December 2022

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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My Favorite Album Openings

These are my favorite opening songs of all time. When I listened to them, I was instantly hooked! Whether it starts with a slow instrumental build-up or an aggressive assault of riffs, these openers set the tone for the rest of their respective albums. Enjoy!

1. Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Summoning - Minas Morgul
4. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
5. Testament - The Legacy

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 02.08.2021

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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