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Rush Ranked ⏰

Greatest band in the Galaxy … Rush The Prog Gods - Power Trio from Canada 🇨🇦
From 1974-1982 made their best era powerful records epic, prog and heavy…

1.Rush - Hemispheres
2.Rush - A Farewell To Kings
3.Rush - Moving Pictures
4.Rush - Permanent Waves
5.Rush - 2112

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Created by Blackcrowe on 28.08.2023

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Song Puzzles: One Song In Several Parts On Different Albums

Some stories, themes or concepts are presented not just in one single song but are split in separate tracks that (often) share the same title but are distinguished by a number of the corresponding part of the song series.

However, sometimes these parts are not found together on one album, but are included on different releases of the artist.
They can be found on two (or more) conceptually linked albums (where they function as part of an ensemble together with the other songs), or they can be included on independent releases (where only they alone continue their story).

Therefore, the main purpose of this list is to give an overview that enables the reader to find the missing song pieces - or even to inform that these pieces exist at all.

Please feel free to find and suggest more examples of these "song jigsaw puzzles": one song(concept) in separate parts on different albums.

1.After Forever - Prison Of Desire
2.Agathodaimon - Higher Art Of Rebellion
3.Agathodaimon - Phoenix
4.Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
5.Alestorm - Curse Of The Crystal Coconut

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Created by Plattner on 28.05.2023

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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 doez on 13.04.2023

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Rush Albums Ranked

1.Rush - Hemispheres
2.Rush - 2112
3.Rush - Moving Pictures
4.Rush - Power Windows
5.Rush - Counterparts

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Created by majormalfunction on 10.03.2023

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That 70’s Show, The Best 70’s Songs

Best Heavy or Hard Songs of the wonderful 70’s

1.Rainbow - Rising
2.Motörhead - Overkill
3.Black Sabbath - Sabotage
4.Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
5.Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

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Created by Blackcrowe on 18.03.2022

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Non-Metal Music That Everyone’s Loves

Obviously This list born after reading the comments in my previous list, Non metal bands that everyone Loves and inspired .

1.Rush - 2112
2.Rush - A Farewell To Kings
3.Rush - Hemispheres
4.The Beatles - The Beatles
5.The Beatles - Sargent Pepper

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Created by Blackcrowe on 29.01.2022

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Andy's top ranked 10 Minutes+ songs 🤘🤘

All my favourite songs that are 10 minutes+

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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Andy's top heavy metal/hard rock albums

My top ranked (in order from best down) favorite hard rock/heavy metal albums. I've also one included my top three favorite tracks from each album.


1.Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
2.Black Sabbath - Paranoid
3.Rush - Hemispheres
4.Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
5.Judas Priest - Painkiller

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Created by AndyMetalFreak on 01.04.2021

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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.

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: 03-Jan-24

My other lists:
Top 400 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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Metal Storm Stats

I'm bored very easily, and that's why I decided to do some stats about metal storm's top 20 of each year and the top 200. I don't know why I did that, but if you love stats like I do it might interest you. All of the data I collected is from November the 7th 2020.
Updated on August the 3rd 2023

5.Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn

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Created by doez on 08.11.2020

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Essential Metal/ Hard Rock Albums

It's possible that you've glossed over some of these because they're too "popular".
Maybe you've never heard of a few.
Regardless, these are albums that I think everyone should hear at least once if you're a novice metal fan or have been head banging for years.

1.Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2.Summoning - Stronghold
3.Death - Human
4.Rush - A Farewell To Kings
5.The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand

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Created by Ryanm123 on 05.11.2020

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pandrstudios Metal History

These are MY Top 250 Albums that are featured on Metal Storm in chronological order to celebrate 50 Years of Metal.

Some bands are featured on this list with more than one album, which means that they are perticulary amazing to me.

I listen to a wide spectrum of metal genres, which is why I tried to keep it diverse and not focus on one genre.

1.Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2.Deep Purple - In Rock
3.Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
4.Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
5.Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

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Created by pandrstudios on 01.05.2020

Ranking Rush

1.Rush - Moving Pictures
2.Rush - Permanent Waves
3.Rush - Hemispheres
4.Rush - A Farewell To Kings
5.Rush - Signals

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Created by CygnusXIII on 06.02.2020

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January = Progressive Metal
Listening to as many albums as possible in said genre during said month and listing them here as I go. Suggestions welcome.

1.Rush - Caress Of Steel
2.Threshold - Wounded Land
3.Shadow Gallery - Carved In Stone
4.Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair
5.Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sideways

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Created by Daddy Pig on 01.01.2020

Top 20 Proto-Metal/Hard Rock Albums Of 1977

In no real particular order. These albums are all great.

1.Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
2.Motörhead - Motörhead
3.Scorpions - Taken By Force
4.UFO - Lights Out
5.AC/DC - Let There Be Rock

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Created by 1968fan on 31.10.2018