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My 100 Favorite Metal Albums

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
3. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
5. King Diamond - Abigail

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Created by Electric Funeral on 24.05.2023

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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 (+), I don't think it's anthing special (*), I dislike it (-) or I really dislike it (--). 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 band 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.
The way the top 200 works makes it so that the albums at the bottom of the list are actually tied with other albums, but those other albums do not show up in the list. To make this list better, I decided that every album rated 8.74 (the lowest score included in the top 200) as of 23/04/2023 would be included in my list, making it a top 215.

1. Albums I am yet to hear:
2. -----------------------------
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
5. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die

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Created by doez on 13.04.2023


Albums that I'm going to listened to.

1. Paradise Lost - Icon
2. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times
3. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
4. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
5. Moonspell - Wolfheart

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Created by P3YM4N on 10.04.2023

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My Favorite Album Covers

Mind map:

Blue = win
Undead = win
Hell = win
Blue = win
Nature ft. Water = win
Color eyegasm = win
Grim reaper = win
Boys being boys = win
Badly done CGI = win
Blue = win
Blue = win
Orthodox stuff = win
Black and white = win, sometimes

Last updated on 29 March 2023.

1. Emperor - Reverence
2. Wintersun - Wintersun
3. The Ruins of Beverast - Rain Upon the Impure
4. Dissection - Live Legacy
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

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Created by Qualeen on 29.03.2023

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Best Debuts Of All Time

The best debut records of all time by year…

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. KISS - Kiss
3. Rush - Rush
4. AC/DC - High Voltage
5. Motörhead - Motörhead

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Created by Blackcrowe on 10.03.2023

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My Favorite Albums Of All Time.

Listen to metal for more than the half of my life, here is the list of my favorites albums of all time.

1. Alcest - Les Voyages De L'âme
2. Alcest - Kodama
3. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
4. Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
5. Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea

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Created by Charlotbk on 16.01.2023

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A collection of totally family-friendly jams fitting the spooky season. One song per band!

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Slayer - South of Heaven
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. King Diamond - Abigail

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Created by Qualeen on 31.10.2022

Top Metal Albums Of All Time

I started listening to metal music when I was a teenager, somewhere around the end of the 90's. After all these years, I thought it was high time to compose my personal top list of metal albums. What you see here is the absolute best of the best ... according to my taste.

To compile this list I have put all albums that I have given a 10/10 here on MS. Then I have put all these albums in a Ranking Engine ( where they were put head to head and I had to choose which I liked more. The list below is what came out of this exercise.

1. Opeth - Deliverance
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
4. Edge Of Sanity - Purgatory Afterglow
5. Cobalt - Eater of Birds

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Created by Miohn on 18.09.2022

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1994

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

1994 was pretty great year for metal black metal was in full swing with all its drama, death metal still going strong and a really good year for doom metal.

My favorite non-metal albums from 94

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Running Wild - Black Hand Inn
5. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

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Created by Handala on 19.07.2022

Favourite Black Metal

1. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
2. Burzum - Filosofem
3. Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
4. Immortal - At The Heart of Winter
5. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

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Created by Zombie94 on 14.06.2022


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

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Winter/Christmas 2021 Playlist

I like to create playlists for fun when I'm not busy. Usually, though, I abandon them soon after. I want this playlist to be a bit different - perhaps not infinitely useful, but I associate all these songs with the season of winter and the winter holidays, and I'll be listening to all these a lot at least for a while. I thought I'd share the songs I included in my digital playlist, maybe you'll find something you like. Many of these are purposely blasphemous - I live surrounded by fundamentalist Christians and they're gonna spend the holidays singing about the birth of Christ - I need me some counterbalance.

1. Dream Theater - Awake
2. Immolation - Close to a World Below
3. Vader - Impressions in Blood
4. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
5. Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse

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Created by Qualeen on 14.12.2021

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Top 11 Favourite Metal Albums Of 1994

Plus my top three favourite tracks from each release. \m/

Honourable mentions:
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding (Death)
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone (Black)
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes (Groove)
Melvins - Stoner Witch (Alternative/Doom)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (Alternative)
Megadeth - Youthanasia (Heavy)

1. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
4. Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
5. Korn - Korn

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Created by blackwreath13 on 11.10.2021

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400+ Favorite Songs

Last updated on 29 May 2023.

1. Dream Theater - Images and Words
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Wintersun - Wintersun
4. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
5. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

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Created by Qualeen on 10.10.2021

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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: 29 May 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