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The Top Prog Albums Of Ch'ti

My top prog albums. The list will be regularly updated.

1.Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2.Opeth - Blackwater Park
3.Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4.An Abstract Illusion - Woe
5.Gojira - Magma

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Created by Ch'ti on 02.03.2024

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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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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.

3.W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
4.Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die
5.Ensiferum - Ensiferum

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Created by Roman Doez on 13.04.2023

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2003

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

2003 may not have been that spical, but for me I think it was possibly one of the best years for Power and Symphonic metal, also this was the year where I started to listen to metal regularly going back to classic albums and bands, starting my metal journey.

1.Masterplan - Masterplan
2.Epica - The Phantom Agony
3.Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
4.Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
5.Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came

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Created by Handala on 22.09.2022

My Top 30 Albums Of 2003

1.Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2.Edge Of Sanity - Crimson II
3.The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium
4.Windir - Likferd
5.Opeth - Damnation

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Created by JHK on 19.06.2022

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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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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

Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

These are my favorite metal albums of all time! To enter this list, the album must be out for at least a year, as I feel it gives me the time to really digest the record and fully comprehend its meaning. If you have any recommendations on albums that I might enjoy, considering the ones on this list, please leave your suggestions.

1.Opeth - Blackwater Park
2.Metallica - ...And Justice For All
3.Opeth - Ghost Reveries
4.Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
5.Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name

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Created by gabrielrsilva on 01.07.2021

Albuns I Listened In 2021

1.Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2.Empyrium - Über Den Sternen
3.Draconian - Under A Godless Veil
4.Disturbed - Indestructible
5.Sentenced - Shadows Of The Past

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Created by Erudon on 14.03.2021

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Top 200 Overrated Albums

**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.

The purpose of this is to list and order the albums that I simply don't "get" and to try re-listening to them 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: 03-Jan-24

My other lists:
Top 500 Albums (ordered & rated)
Top 25 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.Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
3.Anathema - Alternative 4
4.Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
5.Motörhead - Overkill

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Created by nonZero on 19.02.2021

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The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (R)

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.Racer X - Technical Difficulties
2.Radiance (FIN) - The Burning Sun
3.Ragana - You Take Nothing
4.Rage - Black In Mind
5.Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

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Created by Uxküll on 08.02.2021

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1001 Metal Albums to Hear Before You Die

An ongoing list for personal use as well as for reference for beginners (& veterans alike). This is solely my personal opinion and taste (Death & Prog mostly but do give every genre a try). Basically will include albums I've rated 8 & above. Sorted by year since I'll need a Venn diagram to sort by genre (seriously MS please make it happen if possible). Will feature multiple releases per year (obviously) and per band (since if a band is putting out better albums it deserves more recognition). Keeping the metal faith alive from India

1.Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
2.King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
3.Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
4.Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5.Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself

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Created by metalriff on 05.02.2021

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Personal Favorite Albums From 1970-2020 (metalstorm Bands Only)

1.Paradise Lost - Obsidian
2.Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
3.Judas Priest - Firepower
4.Pallbearer - Heartless
5.Vektor - Terminal Redux

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Created by Alce on 17.11.2020

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Top 30 Progressive Metal Albums Of The 00's

1.Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
2.In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
3.Circus Maximus - The 1st Chapter
4.Threshold - Dead Reckoning
5.Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls

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Created by Mrtvozornik on 20.09.2020

25 Personal Favorite Prog

1.Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
2.Threshold - Hypothetical
3.Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
4.Opeth - Still Life
5.Cynic - Traced In Air

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Created by Alce on 30.07.2020