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Essential Music For Phone

Bands in my daily listening rotation. Albums chosen are my favorite by the respective band in most cases 🤘

1. 200 Stab Wounds - Slave To The Scalpel
2. A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
3. Abbath - Abbath
4. Acid Witch - Rot Among Us
5. Æther Realm - Tarot

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Created by em6568 on 13.07.2023

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Hidden Title Tracks – Album Titles That Come From A Song`s Lyrics

Almost all album titles fall in one of two categories: The album shares the title with one of its songs (the title track) or, alternatively, the album title is independent from the songs (no title track).

However, there are examples of songs that have a central link to the album title without sharing the same name. In these cases, certain lyrics from the song were chosen as the album title.

This (alphabetical) list shows the names of these “hidden title tracks” and the central lyrics that gave the name to the corresponding album.

Please feel free to suggest more of your favorite metal/hard rock examples of these “hidden title tracks”.

1. 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
2. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

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Created by Plattner on 06.07.2023

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Making My Way Through The MS Top 200

The MS top 200 is supposed to represent the absolute peak of metal music, the timeless classics. I have been listening to metal for about 6 years now and would consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the genre. Yet, I have barely heard half of what the top 200 has to offer. I am now on a quest to listen to it all and give an honest opinion on what I thought of it.
This list will show every album of the top 200 and if I've listened to it whether it's an all-time favourite of mine (+++), I really like it (++), I like it (+), it’s good (*), it’s not great (-), I really dislike it (--) or I hate it from the bottom of my heart (---). The same symbols will be used to characterize what I think my opinion of the albums I haven't heard yet will be, based on my knowledge of the bands and of the genre they play. (?) signifies that I have no idea of whether I'll enjoy it or not and (/) means that my opinion of the album is probably obsolete, and I need to listen to it again. A ★ means the album is in my own top 200.
Edit: The bottom of the top 200 has been changing a lot, with some stuff formerly in the list now closer to 240th, so this is now a top 250. I’m not sure I want to expand the list further down, but I’ll see whenever it’s completed if I feel like going for a top 300 or something like that.
Best discoveries so far: Wildhoney, Nightfall, Out Of Myself, Portal Of I, Autumn Aurora, Nemesis Divina, Abigail, V: Hävitetty, Sounds Of Pain.

1. Albums I am yet to hear:
2. -----------------------------
3. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
4. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
5. Ensiferum - Ensiferum

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Created by doez on 13.04.2023

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Best Album Closers

A lot has already been said about the best album openers in metal. Not that much do we talk about abum closers though.
I guess for me the ending of an album is at least as important as its start.
I have put here my favourite album closers in all metal of all time, in descending order of my preference. And I am looking forward to your comments on it.

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
3. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss

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Created by Redel on 23.01.2023

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Artwork: Doom Metal Albums

This is a list of doom metal albums based on their artwork (in reverse alphabetical order). It includes iconic cover art from classic albums as well as fascinating work from more recent releases.
There is a saying that "you should not judge a book by its cover", which is of course also true in the case of music albums. However, the artwork can complement the production and give a visual introduction to the musical theme and atmosphere. More than for any other kind of music, this may be true for metal.

1. Weeping Silence - Opus IV Oblivion
2. Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers
3. Shadecrown - Solitarian
4. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
5. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

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Created by Plattner on 22.10.2022

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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

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

My Top 30 Albums Of 2005

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2. Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
3. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute

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Created by JHK on 03.06.2022

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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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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

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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Andy's top ranked 10 Minutes+ songs 🤘🤘

All my favourite songs that are 10 minutes+

Honorable mentions (not featured on MS):

Fairport Convention | Unhalfbricking | Sailor's Life - 11:09

Pentangle | Cruel Sister | Jack Orion - 18:37

Can - Tago Mago | Halleluwah -18:26

Yes | Close To The Edge | Close To The Edge - 18:42

Tangerine Dream | Phaedra | Phaedra - 17:39

ELP | Tarkus | Tarkus - 20:40

Pink Floyd | Meddle | Echoes - 23:35

Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here | Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts I-V) - 13:33

Pink Floyd | Animals | Dogs - 18:25

1. Rush - 2112
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. The Doors - The Doors
4. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
5. Rush - Hemispheres

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Created by AndyMetalFreak on 23.08.2021

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Top Favourite Gothic Metal Albums

Plus whatever Goth Rock I have that was available...

1. Fields Of The Nephilim - Mourning Sun
2. Moonspell - Night Eternal
3. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
4. Moonspell - Wolfheart
5. Tristania - Beyond The Veil

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Created by blackwreath13 on 11.04.2021

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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:

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 15 Doom Metal Albums Of The 00's

1. Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
2. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came
3. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
4. Helevorn - Forthcoming Displeasures
5. Candlemass - Candlemass

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Created by Mrtvozornik on 06.07.2020