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

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. Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
2. Cadaveria - In Your Blood
3. Caïna - Mourner
4. Caïnan Dawn - F.O.H.A.T.
5. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow

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Created by Uxküll on 21.10.2020

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MS Meta(l) List Of The 2010's - Top 200

10 years
20 decade lists
749 bands
973 albums

200 top albums from 2010-2019


How are the points calculated?
Simple math.

Ranked top lists:
1st place = 150 pts.
2nd place = 149 pts.
100th place = 51 pts.
150th place = 1 pt.

Alphabetically sorted lists:
Each place = 100 pts.

1. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
2. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
3. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
4. Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence
5. Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death

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Created by Starvynth on 24.05.2020

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JokeR's Top Hunnid From 2010 - 2019

To commemorate the top 100 albums of 2010 - 2019 I thought I would follow suit and make a list of my own. This has been a very challenging task to say the least. As I reflected on the releases from the last 10 years, it became increasingly difficult to settle on album rankings. In the interest of getting my top 100 published I am potentially releasing the list a little prematurely. The top 30 or so are quite firm. I don't anticipate much change in those albums, however, there could be some mobility throughout the rest of the list.

1. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
2. Esoteric - A Pyrrhic Existence
3. Un - Sentiment
4. Mournful Congregation - The Incubus Of Karma
5. Ulcerate - Shrines Of Paralysis

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Created by Chobo_jokeR on 17.05.2020

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My Favourite Albums Of All Time

Hello all, sitting in quarantine I decided to make a list of some of my favourite metal albums (not in any order). Recommendations are welcome!

1. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
2. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
3. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
4. Demilich - Nespithe
5. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)

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Created by Spawdophonik on 08.04.2020

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Top 100 Albums of the 2010s

I joined Metal Storm in late 2010 and throughout the years I have discovered so many incredible bands and albums thanks to this site.

My taste in music has changed considerably during this decade so putting together this list was not an easy task. This is the result but I will continuously update it as I revisit albums and discover new ones.

1. Subrosa - More Constant Than The Gods
2. Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
3. Ophis - Withered Shades
4. Nhor - Within The Darkness Between The Starlight
5. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale

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Created by Draugen on 06.01.2020

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You Know It's Technically 2011-2020, Right?

To explain the title, there is no year 0, regardless of what Ghost may tell you. Thus, the first decade was years 1-10, instead of 0-9. So then it would be 11-20, and so on. But I know that would imply that Paranoid is a 60s album, which we cannot have.

So now that all the cool kids are doing it, here is my top 100 albums of the "decade", most of it might be a bit too mainsteam, most of it you'll find on others' lists, and so on. Restricted to one album per artist/band (including collabs), ordered alphabetically.

1. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis
2. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
3. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
5. Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury

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Created by RaduP on 31.12.2019

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Neachy's Select: Top 100 Albums Of The 10s

100 full length albums that I favor in approximate order of preference plus 10 non-LP releases at the end. Limited to metal albums and albums featured on the site.

1. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
2. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
3. Murmuüre - Murmuüre
4. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
5. Ustalost - The Spoor Of Vipers

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Created by Neachy on 29.12.2019

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The 2010s: Apothecary's Favorites

Self explanatory. Favorite metal albums from this current decade. It's probably going to be mostly black, doom, and drone related type albums, as that's mostly what I listen to, but not entirely. Full streams provided when available.

Hopefully this'll be something to return to nostalgically when I'm 40 and we can access the Internet neurologically while we sleep.

1. 2010
2. Ihsahn - After
3. The Body - All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood
4. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
5. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

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Created by Apothecary on 16.09.2017

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Dietrich's Top 10 From 2013

1. Carcass - Surgical Steel
2. Cultes Des Ghoules - Henbane
3. Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
4. Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
5. Watain - The Wild Hunt

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Created by Dietrich on 06.01.2017

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The Most Majestic Releases Of All Time

This list contains most beautiful, majestic and soul-touching releases I've ever experienced.
My most favorite genres are Black Metal, Post Metal, Shoegaze, Doom Metal, Ambient and Neo-Classical in general .

Albums are ranked by the year,I think this way is more useful.

I will keep expanding my list as i can.

1. Anathema - The Silent Enigma
2. Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée
3. Deinonychus - The Silence Of December
4. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Age
5. Burzum - Filosofem

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Created by Roxana.M on 10.06.2015

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That Cold Black Magic, By Glenn Killer And His Thorchestra

As is the case with my other lists, this is for my own organizational purposes and is designed purely to help me keep track of all the many black metal bands and albums that I enjoy, since I can't keep all of this information in my head. It has no other benefit whatsoever and will likely result in tantrums should anyone else see it. I'm aware that I haven't listened to every black metal album that I should have. I only went down to the 6s on this list, so it's possible that I have listened to your favorite black metal album that you desperately need to suggest and I thought it was terrible. There are a lot of heinously incompetent black metal bands out there.

1. Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
2. Sigh - Graveward
3. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
4. Sigh - Heir To Despair
5. The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 31.03.2015

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Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition

For many, some of the more extreme types of metal can be challenging to penetrate. I'll admit that my first time listening to Burzum was nearly the equivalent of listening to a buzz-saw. But over time, I found my ears became acclimated, so to speak. All of the beauty and subtlety within became more and more apparent. Now I find listening to Darkthrone to be little different from listening to Vivaldi. Okay, maybe that is an overstatement, but you get the idea. The point of this list to help those looking for a more gradual path from unkvlt to kvlt, if you will. IHopefully it provides some assistance. The top represents some of the more mainstream, well-produced (but still solid) releases, while working your way down results in a stripping away of sound quality, melody, and radio-friendly content. The list ends with a mixture of gritty second wave and mentally challenging avant guarde stuff. This is far from comprehensive, so feel free to hit the forums for some deeper cuts. I also welcome thoughts on reordering as this was no easy task for one set of ears.

1. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
2. Melechesh - Enki
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Immortal - All Shall Fall
5. Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

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Created by flightoficarus on 19.02.2015

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Neachy's Select: Black Metal

1. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
2. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
3. Master's Hammer - Ritual
4. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
5. Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism

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Created by Neachy on 03.06.2014

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My Personal TOP2013

1. The Ocean - Pelagial
2. Deafheaven - Sunbather
3. Kvelertak - Meir
4. Obscure Sphinx - Void Mother
5. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)

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Created by boo-boo on 06.01.2014

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2013 Hunting Mountain Creatures with Korah

1. Haken - The Mountain
2. The Ocean - Pelagial
3. Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)
4. Deafheaven - Sunbather
5. Leprous - Coal

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Created by Korah on 01.08.2013