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Top 50 Melodic Death Metal Albums

I've always been a fan of melodic death metal, having listened to bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates in my first few years of getting into metal around 2005-2008. Now, thanks to MS, I've gotten into many more amazing bands such as Wintersun, Insomnium and Scar Symmetry and it has become one of my favourite sub-genres.

So here are my favourites of the genre with my rating, its sub-genre and release year:

(Score is an average of each album's song ratings, full list located here)

If you discovered any new albums or like the same sort of melodic death metal, be sure to give this list a thumbs-up and leave a comment so more people can find these amazing bands!

My other lists:
Top 500 Albums (ordered & rated)
Top 25 EPs (also ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
Top 200 Overrated Albums (trigger warning)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)

1.Wintersun - Time I
2.Wintersun - Wintersun
3.Insomnium - Winter's Gate
4.At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
5.The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It

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Created by nonZero on 26.02.2024



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My Essential Metal Albums

My favorite metal albums sorted alphabetically by band name and chronological by release date.

1.Æther Realm - Tarot
2.Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
3.Allegaeon - Proponent For Sentience
4.Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
5.Amorphis - Silent Waters

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Created by Ryanm123 on 23.12.2023



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Favorite Full Length Debuts

To add fuel to the fire of the "they'll never top their first album" rhetoric, here are all my favorite full length debuts in alphabetical order. Full lengths, not EPs.

1.Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations
2.Aeternus - Beyond The Wandering Moon
3.Agruss - Morok
4.Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5.Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde

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Created by Ryanm123 on 18.06.2023



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1001 Metal Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Welcome to what I consider the "1001 Metal Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" 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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Some Albums With 8.50 Or More

1.Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
2.Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
3.Blindead - Affliction XXIX II MXMVI
4.Batushka - Litourgiya
5.Leprous - Bilateral

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Created by JavierPaper on 28.11.2021



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Top 200 Overlooked Albums

This list aims to be the counterpart to the Metal Storm Top 200 Albums (plus a few extras).

If you discover a new band or already like any of the ones here, please give this list a thumbs up and/or leave a comment so we can get these overlooked gems in front of more people.

Criteria:
• High-quality musicianship (9-10/10 IMO)
• 1 album per band

Ordered by number of votes then MS rating.

As these are albums with a low number of votes, the rating is likely to change frequently. I will update this list as often as I can.

Updated: 29-Jan-24

My other lists:
Top 500 Albums (ordered & rated)
Top 25 EPs (also ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overrated Albums (trigger warning)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)

1.Solipsist - The Human Equation
2.Ayahuasca - Beneath The Mind
3.Cryptomnesia - Primordial Oddity
4.Element (USA) - The Energy
5.Telepathy - 12 Areas

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Created by nonZero on 15.07.2020



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Top 500 Albums of All Time

I've been listening to Metal since 2005 and it has become my biggest passion in life.

Rarely a day goes by where I don't listen to it in one form or another. The bands I listened to in my teens inspired me to pick up the guitar (and later drums) and start making music of my own.

So here are the albums that have stood out and made the largest impact on me. To be as transparent as possible, I've labelled albums as 'nostalgia bias' where my memories of the album give it an advantage over others.

(Score is an average of each album's song ratings, full list located here. There are a ton of albums that I've rated 9/10 in the 'TBR' tab that may never make it to this list, be sure to check those out.)

If you discovered any new albums or like the same sort of metal, be sure to give this list a thumbs-up and leave a comment so more people can find these amazing bands!

My other lists:
Top 25 EPs (ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
Top 200 Overrated Albums (trigger warning)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)

Genre-Specific:
Top 50 Black Metal Albums
Top 50 Melodic Death Metal Albums
Top 45 Thrash Metal Albums
Top 40 Power Metal Albums
Top 30 Doom Metal Albums
Top 30 Heavy Metal Albums

1.Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
2.Opeth - Blackwater Park
3.Metallica - Master Of Puppets
4.Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
5.Opeth - Still Life

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Created by nonZero on 06.10.2018



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The Best "(Melodic) Death Doom" Albums

Here's a list that contains only Death Doom and Melodic Death Doom Metal albums, so Gothic (check out my other list for that), Funeral or Sludge Doom etc. are NOT included here (but elements from those subgenres might be present in some of the albums on this list). The reason I made this list is because "death doom" is easily one of my all-time favourite subgenres of music in general. Also, there's not a single similar list on MS to be found (at least to my knowing), hence why I feel people who are into this subgenre can use this list to find out more great music. The list is ordened to my own preference and all these albums are worth at least an 8/10 (the alphabetically ranked albums on the bottom of the list will eventually be ranked among the others, but I haven't listened enough to those to do so). The styles (pure/melodic/atmospheric death doom metal) of the ranked albums are also added so it's easier for people to find what they're looking for. I only add 1 album per band for the sake of variety as well as for keeping the list comprehensible. Lastly, give me suggestions so I can check 'em out and add them to the list (only albums that are featured on MS).

1.Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
2.My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
3.Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
4.Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
5.Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral

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Created by Erik M. on 04.08.2013



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I'm So Good, I Can Relate To That Album!

I'll be introducing some albums people can possibly relate to, either because of the music, or the lyrics that people find more personal than others. Also included are my personal favorites.

1.40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
2.Abandon - The Dead End
3.Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4.Antimatter - Fear Of A Unique Identity
5.Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Monolithic on 17.01.2013



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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

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2.Aarni - Bathos
3.Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4.Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5.Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012



MY TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 1999

1.Opeth - Still Life
2.Lacrimas Profundere - Memorandum
3.Control Denied - The Fragile Art Of Existence
4.Anathema - Judgement
5.My Dying Bride - The Light At The End Of The World

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Created by buber on 18.07.2012



Vonpire's 1999 Best

1.Tristania - Beyond The Veil
2.Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
3.Anathema - Judgement
4.Lake Of Tears - Forever Autumn
5.Agalloch - Pale Folklore

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Created by Vonpire on 02.03.2012



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My Top Albums Of The Decade: 1990's (On Going)

1.Death - Human
2.Opeth - Still Life
3.At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
4.Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
5.Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

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Created by Red_Travis on 11.02.2012



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Slow Tempo…

Slow/Depress/Funeral/Love/Gloom/Beauty/Sorrow/Obscure/Cold/Atmospheric/

1.Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
2.Akelei - De Zwaarte Van Het Doorstane
3.Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
4.Anathema - The Silent Enigma
5.Corrupted - El Mundo Frio

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Created by Amo del Merol on 08.07.2011



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Top 50 Doom/Gothic Metal Albums

1.Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
2.Black Sabbath - Paranoid
3.Katatonia - Discouraged Ones
4.My Dying Bride - The Angel And The Dark River
5.Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

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Created by saw_you_drown on 05.06.2011