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InstruMEnTAL Metal Songs

This is an alphabetical list dedicated for the celebration of great instrumental songs that have been included by vocal groups as original contribution to an album. Therefore, this list does not include instrumental-based groups like Apocalyptica, songs that have a significant part with spoken words / human voices or instrumental versions of vocal songs or other bonus material.

Please feel free to suggest more of your favorite songs for this list !

1. Accept - Objection Overruled
2. Anathema - Judgement
3. Arch Enemy - War Eternal
4. Arch Enemy - Will To Power
5. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul

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Created by Plattner on 28.01.2023

Artwork: Progressive Metal Albums

This is a list of progressive metal albums (in alphabetical order) based on their artwork. 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.

(Updated 30.01.2023)

1. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
2. Deadsoul Tribe - The January Tree
3. Death - Symbolic
4. Dordeduh - Har
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

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Created by Plattner on 27.12.2022

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My Must Listen Albums

1. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Ahab - The Call of The Wretched Sea
5. Amon Amarth - Twilight of The Thunder God

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Created by P3YM4N on 12.12.2022

My Top 50 Albums Of 1990-1999

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
3. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by JHK on 10.10.2022

Top 50

Subject to change from time to time.

1. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
3. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

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Created by MR11MAIDEN on 28.09.2022

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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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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 1999

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

1999 was surprisingly a really solid year for metal at least outside the mainstream, this year saw the release of the album that made me fell in love with progressive metal, the release of more classic black metal albums, more great Gothic and Symphonic albums and even some fun death and Trash metal. In my opinion if you actually look outside the mainstream of the time, the 1990's were a pretty great decade for metal all things considered.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
5. Agalloch - Pale Folklore

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Created by Handala on 24.08.2022

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Top 50 Of 1995-1999

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Sentenced - Amok
3. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
4. Anathema - Alternative 4
5. Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 19.08.2022

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Greatest Prog Metal Albums (in My Opinion)

Let´s all laugh in 17/32.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
3. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
4. Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
5. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

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Created by MikeWS on 11.08.2022


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

Dream Theater Ranked 🫥

Pioneers of Prog Metal, great virtuoso band

1. Dream Theater - Awake
2. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
5. Dream Theater - Images And Words

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Created by Blackcrowe on 29.03.2022

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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

1999 (An Exploration)

Best to worst of albums I've listened to from 1999. Will keep updating as I listen to more albums.

1. Static-X - Wisconsin Death Trip
2. Testament - The Gathering
3. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
4. Amorphis - Tuonela
5. Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 28.01.2022

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200+ Favorite Albums

Note: Tool intentionally ommitted because they don't consider themselves metal. Otherwise you'd see their first 4 albums in top 25.

Last updated: 6 March 2023

1. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath

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Created by Qualeen on 30.09.2021

Dream Theater Best To Worst

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Dream Theater - Images And Words
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
5. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 06.09.2021