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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2005

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

2005 was a fantastic year, especially for Progressive metal one of the best in my opinion, a lot of classics came out that year and power metal also had an amazing year the 2000's was the golden age of power metal.

1. Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Kamelot - The Black Halo
4. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
5. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius

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Created by Handala on 07.10.2022

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TheJahrhead's Totally Biased Personal Favorites

1. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
2. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
3. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
4. Ayreon - The Theory Of Everything
5. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud

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Created by TheJahrhead on 03.09.2022

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Currently Listening... (August 2022 Edition)

These are albums that I'm currently enjoying. They may be classics that I'm revisiting or new gems I've recently discovered. (Ordered alphabetically)

By the way, this image is the view out of my bedroom window

- A star (⭐️) denotes a new discovery that I find exceptionally special!
- A flame (🔥) denotes an album that I've heard before, enjoyed, and am revisiting this month!

1. Acherontas - Theosis
2. Albino Slug - Albino Slug
3. Anathema - Alternative 4
4. Ashbury - Endless Skies
5. Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 05.08.2022

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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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My Symphonic/Atmospheric Metal Albums List

Here's my list of symphonic metal albums from the bands that I know of, this list is defined by the terms of "atmospheric/bombastic sounding". This is my first time of making list on this site, so some of this might not make any sense as I'm still a bit confused myself as well, and I don't really prefer to see these in particular orders.

1. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
2. Within Temptation - The Silent Force
3. Epica - The Divine Conspiracy
4. Xandria - Neverworld's End
5. Nightwish - Once

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Created by InfinityZ780 on 03.07.2022

Ranking Power Metal Albums As I Listen To Them

just rating albums as I listen to them, work in progress

1. blind guardian - imaginations from the other side
2. helloween - keeper of the seven keys part II
3. wintersun - wintersun
4. symphony x - the divine wings of tragedy
5. ANGRA - Temple of shadows

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Created by EFDoug on 25.03.2022

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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

Kamelot Best To Worst

1. Kamelot - Epica
2. Kamelot - Ghost Opera
3. Kamelot - The Shadow Theory
4. Kamelot - Haven
5. Kamelot - The Black Halo

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 18.02.2022

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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 2005

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

Honourable mentions:
Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold (Black)
System Of A Down - Hypnotize (Nu/Alternative)
System Of A Down - Mezmerize (Nu/Alternative)
Immolation - Harnessing Ruin (Death)
Epica - Consign To Oblivion (Symphonic)
Sabaton - Primo Victoria (Power)

1. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
2. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
3. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
4. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
5. Kamelot - The Black Halo

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Created by blackwreath13 on 06.02.2022

Best Metal Albums 2005

1. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
2. Arcturus - Sideshow Symphonies
3. Taake - ...Doedskvad
4. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
5. Candlemass - Candlemass

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Created by Immortus on 27.12.2021

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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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

Top 20 Of 2005

Must Listen: The First 11

1. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
2. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
3. System Of A Down - Hypnotize
4. Sentenced - The Funeral Album
5. Primal Fear - Seven Seals

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 08.05.2021

Top Favourite Power Metal Albums

Inc. Symphonic Metal.

1. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
2. Sabaton - The Art Of War
3. Unleash The Archers - Apex
4. Kamelot - The Black Halo
5. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth

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Created by blackwreath13 on 27.03.2021

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The Most Overrated Albums on MS

**Trigger warning**

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

I've listened to and rated every album on MS that meets this criteria (at time of most recent update) - some of them multiple times - so I feel I can give my honest opinion.

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.

Updated: 17-Oct-22

My other lists:
My Favourite Albums (ordered & rated)
My Favourite EPs (also ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)

1. Anathema - Judgement
2. Anathema - Alternative 4
3. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
4. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
5. Motörhead - Overkill

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Created by nonZero on 19.02.2021