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My Favorite Death Metal Albums

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1. Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
2. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
3. Bolt Thrower - Warmaster
4. Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos
5. Bolt Thrower - Mercenary

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Created by Freddyboi on 13.03.2023


1. Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
2. Entombed - Left Hand Path
3. Death - Human
4. Terrorizer - World Downfall
5. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

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Created by fastlouddeath on 22.12.2022

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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

My Top 150 Albums Of All Time

This list shows only my preferences in metal. These albums are not necessarily the best of the bands written by, but I return to them again and again. In my opinion, all this masterpieces confirm the variety and greatness of metal music.
1. One album per band.
2. Ordered from highest position (top) to lowest (bottom).
3. No heavy, power, doom, gothic, sludge/stoner albums.

1. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
2. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
3. In Flames - Clayman
4. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
5. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius

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Created by nikita_ducati on 16.10.2022


1. Malevolent Creation - The Ten Commandments
2. Malevolent Creation - Retribution
3. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
4. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
5. Death - Leprosy

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Created by andytepedino on 14.10.2022

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

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Best Of 1990

1. Ossian - A Rock Katonái
2. Pokolgép - Koncertlemez
3. Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
4. Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
5. Judas Priest - Painkiller

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Created by DarkWingedSoul on 11.09.2022

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Top 25 Classic Death Metal Debuts

3 caveats
1. Death metal album (not just debut from band that became death metal, like Carcass)
2. Released calendar year 1999 or earlier
3. By a band with more than 1 album (1-album wonder list is elsewhere)

Yes, there are a few bands conspicuous in their absence. For whatever reason, I just never really got into them.

1. Necrophobic - The Nocturnal Silence
2. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
3. Suffocation - Effigy Of The Forgotten
4. Cynic - Focus
5. Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh

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Created by sgtrobo on 30.07.2022


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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Death Is Only The Beginning (Of This List)

This is a list of all the death metal albums I have listened to that I thought were at all worth remembering. Like my other genre lists, this is just a record of my own listening experience that I use for personal organization, not a definitive account of the best or all of the death metal out there; there will probably be albums or bands that are not death metal in the strictest sense. You'll find some OSDM, melodeath, tech death, death-doom, maybe a bit of deathcore, I don't know. Maybe some non-death metal albums by death metal bands that I put in here just because.

1. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
2. Death - Symbolic
3. At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
4. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
5. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 15.04.2022

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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

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Top Death Metal Old School (No Order)

1. Asphyx - Last One On Earth
2. Benediction - Transcend The Rubicon
3. Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
4. Carcass - Heartwork
5. Death - Leprosy

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Created by Apovlitus on 29.10.2021

Ultimate Collection Of Metal

The albums below is my definition of extreme metal music, regardless of their genre. Entire list is based only on my personal preferences in metal.
1. One album per band
2. 305 groups/305 albums

1. In Flames - Clayman
2. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
3. Chimaira - Chimaira
4. Death - Symbolic
5. Testament - The New Order

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Created by nikita_ducati on 18.10.2021

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400+ Favorite Songs

Last updated on 6 March 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: 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